The global oil and gas industry experienced a 12% rise in new job postings related to corporate governance in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Corporate Governance in Oil & Gas – Hiring Activity in Q3 2022. This compares to an 88% increase versus Q3 2021.

Notably, Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers jobs accounted for a 3% share of the global oil and gas industry’s corporate governance-related total new job postings in Q3 2022, up 1% over the prior quarter.

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Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive corporate governance-related hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers, with a share of 3%, emerged as the top corporate governance-related job roles within the oil and gas industry in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 1% quarter-on-quarter. Computer and Information Systems Managers came in second with a share of 2% in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 13% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent corporate governance roles include Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians with a 2% share in Q3 2022, Retail Salespersons with a 2% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in oil and gas industry accounted for 1% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2022 were Shell, Exxon Mobil, John Wood Group and ONE Gas. Together they accounted for a combined share of 1% of all corporate governance-related active jobs in the oil and gas industry.

Shell posted 339 corporate governance-related new jobs in Q3 2022, Exxon Mobil 236 jobs, John Wood Group 226 jobs, and ONE Gas 200 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 50% share of total active job postings, Q3 2022

The largest share of corporate governance-related new job postings in the oil and gas industry in Q3 2022 was in the US with 50% followed by India (11%) and the UK (7%). The share represented by the US was three percentage points lower than the 53% share it accounted for in Q2 2022.

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