The global oil and gas industry experienced a 16% rise in new job postings related to cybersecurity in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics. This compares to a 16% increase in the previous quarter and an 100% increase versus Q3 2021.
Notably, Computer and Information Analysts jobs accounted for a 6% share of the global oil and gas industry’s cybersecurity-related total new job postings in Q3 2022, up 8% over the prior quarter.
Computer and Information Analysts, with a share of 6%, emerged as the top cybersecurity-related job roles within the oil and gas industry in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 8% quarter-on-quarter. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in second with a share of 5% in Q3 2022, with new job postings drop by 22% over the previous quarter.
The other prominent cybersecurity roles include Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a 5% share in Q3 2022, Miscellaneous Engineers with a 3% share of new job postings.
The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2022 were Master Builders Solutions Deutschland , BASF , Shell and Koch Industries . Together they accounted for a combined share of 43% of all cybersecurity-related active jobs in the oil and gas industry.
The largest share of cybersecurity-related new job postings in the oil and gas industry in Q3 2022 was in the US with 36% followed by Germany (24%) and India (10%). The share represented by the US was 1% higher than the 35% share it accounted for in Q2 2022.