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The global automotive industry experienced a 32% drop in new job postings related to cybersecurity in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 44% decrease versus Q3 2022. GlobalData’s Automotive: Hiring Trends & Signals Q3 2023 report reveals comprehensive insights into hiring patterns, job roles, required skills, geographical trends, and key themes within the automotive industry, facilitating anticipation of future workforce needs. Buy the report here.

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Notably, Computer and Mathematical Occupations jobs accounted for a 23% share of the global automotive industry’s cybersecurity-related total new job postings in Q3 2023, down 33% over the prior quarter.

Computer and Mathematical Occupations drive cybersecurity-related hiring activity

Computer and Mathematical Occupations, with a share of 23%, emerged as the top cybersecurity-related job roles within the automotive industry in Q3 2023, with new job postings drop by 33% quarter-on-quarter. Management Occupations came in second with a share of 11% in Q3 2023, with new job postings dropping by 21% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent cybersecurity roles include Architecture and Engineering Occupations with an 8% share in Q3 2023, Business and Financial Operations Occupations with a 5% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in automotive industry accounted for 51% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2023 were Plastal, AB Volvo, Robert Bosch, Continental, and Magna International. Together they accounted for a combined share of 51% of all cybersecurity-related new jobs in the automotive industry.

Plastal posted 771 cybersecurity-related new jobs in Q3 2023, AB Volvo 482 jobs, Robert Bosch 431 jobs, Continental 264 jobs, and Magna International 238 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 26.67% share of total new job postings, Q3 2023

The largest share of cybersecurity-related new job postings in the automotive industry in Q3 2023 was in the US with 26.67% followed by Germany (19.68%) and India (10.51%). The share represented by the US was 12 percentage points lower than the 38.84% share it accounted for in Q2 2023.

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This content was updated on 8 October 2023

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