Hiring activity related to digitalisation increased by 20% in Q1 2022
Software and web developers, programmers and testers jobs accounted for a 10% share of the global mining industry’s digitalisation-related total new job postings.
The global mining industry experienced a 20% rise in new job postings related to digitalisation in Q1 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics. This compares to a 20% increase in the previous quarter and a 50% increase versus Q1 2021.
Notably, software and web developers, programmers and testers jobs accounted for a 10% share of the global mining industry’s digitalisation-related total new job postings in Q1 2022, up 44% over the prior quarter.
These jobs, with a share of 10%, emerged as the top digitalisation-related job roles within the mining industry in Q1 2022, with new job postings rising by 44% quarter-on-quarter. Computer and information systems managers came in second with a share of 4% in Q1 2022, with new job postings drop by 14% over the previous quarter.
The other prominent digitalisation roles include marketing and sales managers with a 3% share in Q1 2022, database and network administrators and architects with a 2% share of new job postings.
The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q1 2022 were ABB, Caterpillar, Komatsu and the Eaton Corporation. Together they accounted for a combined share of 6% of all digitalization-related active jobs in the mining industry.
ABB posted 783 digitalisation-related new jobs in Q1 2022, Caterpillar 639 jobs, Komatsu 488 jobs, and Eaton 484 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.