The global oil and gas industry experienced a 30% 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 42% decrease versus Q3 2022. GlobalData’s Oil & Gas: Hiring Trends & Signals Q3 2023 report reveals comprehensive insights into hiring patterns, job roles, required skills, geographical trends, and key themes within the oil & gas industry, facilitating anticipation of future workforce needs. Buy the report here.
Notably, Computer and Mathematical Occupations jobs accounted for a 20% share of the global oil and gas industry’s cybersecurity-related total new job postings in Q3 2023, down 41% over the prior quarter.
Computer and Mathematical Occupations drive cybersecurity-related hiring activity
Computer and Mathematical Occupations, with a share of 20%, emerged as the top cybersecurity-related job roles within the oil and gas industry in Q3 2023, with new job postings drop by 41% quarter-on-quarter. Management Occupations came in second with a share of 9% in Q3 2023, with new job postings dropping by 37% over the previous quarter.
The other prominent cybersecurity roles include Business and Financial Operations Occupations with an 8% share in Q3 2023, Architecture and Engineering Occupations with a 7% share of new job postings.
Top five companies in oil and gas industry accounted for 28% of hiring activity
The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2023 were State of Alaska, Saudi Arabian Oil, Avient, Shell, and Synthomer. Together they accounted for a combined share of 28% of all cybersecurity-related new jobs in the oil and gas industry.
State of Alaska posted 125 cybersecurity-related new jobs in Q3 2023, Saudi Arabian Oil 93 jobs, Avient 90 jobs, Shell 86 jobs, and Synthomer 72 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.
Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 42.95% share of total new job postings, Q3 2023
The largest share of cybersecurity-related new job postings in the oil and gas industry in Q3 2023 was in the US with 42.95% followed by the UK (7.87%) and Pitcairn (5.00%). The share represented by the US was three percentage points higher than the 39.51% share it accounted for in Q2 2023.
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