The global auto industry experienced a 3% drop in new job postings related to autonomous vehicles in Q1 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 19% decrease versus Q1 2022. Driven by environmental benefits and its effect on fuel economy, the autonomous light vehicle sector has an emerging role to play in various sectors. The market size analysis, major suppliers, top 14 markets, technology trends and detailed related-componeGlobalData’s Automotive Autonomous Vehicles Market Trend Analysis and Forecast, 2021-2036 report. Buy the report here.
Notably, Computer and Mathematical Occupations jobs accounted for a 21% share of the global auto industry’s autonomous vehicles-related total new job postings in Q1 2023, down 25% over the prior quarter.
Computer and Mathematical Occupations drive autonomous vehicles-related hiring activity
Computer and Mathematical Occupations, with a share of 21%, emerged as the top autonomous vehicles-related job roles within the auto industry in Q1 2023, with new job postings drop by 25% quarter-on-quarter. Architecture and Engineering Occupations came in second with a share of 14% in Q1 2023, with new job postings dropping by 20% over the previous quarter.
The other prominent autonomous vehicles roles include Management Occupations with a 9% share in Q1 2023, Business and Financial Operations Occupations with a 3% share of new job postings.
Top five companies in auto industry accounted for 52% of hiring activity
The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q1 2023 were Driven Brands, HELLA GmbH & Co, Aptiv, Robert Bosch, and Magna International. Together they accounted for a combined share of 52% of all autonomous vehicles-related new jobs in the auto industry.
Driven Brands posted 656 autonomous vehicles-related new jobs in Q1 2023, HELLA GmbH & Co 401 jobs, Aptiv 390 jobs, Robert Bosch 284 jobs, and Magna International 232 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.
Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 43.73% share of total new job postings, Q1 2023
The largest share of autonomous vehicles-related new job postings in the auto industry in Q1 2023 was in the US with 43.73% followed by Germany (18.20%) and India (11.16%). The share represented by the US was 11 percentage points higher than the 32.54% share it accounted for in Q4 2022.
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