Hiring activity related to cybersecurity increased by a CAGR of 24% in the mining industry since 2020

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The global mining industry witnessed a 24% rise in compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in new job postings related to cybersecurity since 2020, according to GlobalData's Job Analytics database. New job postings increased by 4% year-on-year in 2021, and by 47% year-on-year in 2022.  

Notably, computer and mathematical occupations jobs accounted for 37% share of the global mining industry’s cybersecurity-related new job postings since 2020.

Computer and mathematical occupations drive cybersecurity-related hiring activity

Computer and mathematical occupations, with a share of 37%, emerged as the top cybersecurity-related job roles within the mining industry since 2020, with new job postings rising by 26% year-on-year in 2021 and by 36% year-on-year in 2022.  

Architecture and engineering occupations came in second with a share of 16%, with new job postings falling by 5% year-on-year in 2021 and rising by 249% year-on-year in 2022.  

The other prominent cybersecurity roles include management occupations (9% share), and business and financial operations occupations (5% share).

The top five companies in the mining industry accounted for 75% of hiring activity

The top five companies, in terms of the number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, since 2020 were ABB, Eaton, Caterpillar, Wartsila, and Cummins. Together they accounted for a combined share of 75% of all cybersecurity-related new jobs in the mining industry.  

ABB posted 3,568 cybersecurity-related jobs since 2020, followed by Eaton with 2, 476 jobs, and Caterpillar with 1,681 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.  

New job postings by ABB decreased by 78% year-on-year in 2021 and rose by 26% year-on-year in 2022, while those by Eaton increased by 271% in 2021 and by 651% in 2022.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 38% share of total new job postings since 2020

The largest share of cybersecurity-related new job postings in the mining industry since 2020 was in the US with 38%, followed by India (21%) and Poland (6%). The share represented by the US decreased by ten percentage points from 51% in 2021 to 41% in 2022.

GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research, and analysis used to produce this article. 

GlobalData’s Job Analytics database uses machine learning to uncover key insights from tracking daily job postings for thousands of companies globally. Proprietary analysis is used to group jobs into key thematic areas and granular sectors across the world’s largest industries.