The global automotive industry experienced a 73% rise in new job postings related to internet of things in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Internet of Things in Automotive – Hiring Activity in Q3 2022. This compares to a 103% increase versus Q3 2021.

Notably, Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers jobs accounted for a 23% share of the global automotive industry’s internet of things-related total new job postings in Q3 2022, up 86% over the prior quarter.

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Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive internet of things-related hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers, with a share of 23%, emerged as the top internet of things-related job roles within the automotive industry in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 86% quarter-on-quarter. Computer and Information Systems Managers came in second with a share of 3% in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 46% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent internet of things roles include Aerospace Engineers with a 3% share in Q3 2022, Electrical and Electronics Engineers with a 2% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in automotive industry accounted for 175% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2022 were Joy Next, Robert Bosch, Visteon and Mercedes-Benz Group. Together they accounted for a combined share of 175% of all internet of things-related active jobs in the automotive industry.

Joy Next posted 1,714 internet of things-related new jobs in Q3 2022, Robert Bosch 356 jobs, Visteon 158 jobs, and Mercedes-Benz Group 88 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by China with a 40% share of total active job postings, Q3 2022

The largest share of internet of things-related new job postings in the automotive industry in Q3 2022 was in China with 40% followed by the US (16%) and Germany (12%). The share represented by China was 27 percentage points higher than the 13% share it accounted for in Q2 2022.

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