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 whitepaper on Cybersecurity in Oil & Gas – Hiring Activity in Q3 2022. This compares to a 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.

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Computer and Information Analysts drive cybersecurity-related hiring activity

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.

Top five companies in oil and gas industry accounted for 43% of hiring activity

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.

Master Builders Solutions Deutschland posted 826 cybersecurity-related new jobs in Q3 2022, BASF 370 jobs, Shell 229 jobs, and Koch Industries 111 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 36% share of total active job postings, Q3 2022

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 one percentage point higher than the 35% share it accounted for in Q2 2022.

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