Hiring activity related to artificial intelligence in mining decreased by 3% in Q4 2022

The decline in new job postings compares to a 70% increase between the fourth quarter of 2021 and the previous quarter.

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The global mining industry experienced a 3% drop in new job postings related to artificial intelligence in Q4 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics.  

Notably, computer and mathematical occupations accounted for a 23% share of the global mining industry’s artificial intelligence-related total new job postings in Q4 2022, down 10% over the prior quarter. Architecture and engineering occupations came in second with a share of 17% in Q4 2022, with new job postings rising by 2% over the previous quarter. 

The other prominent artificial intelligence roles include management occupations, with an 8% share in Q4 2022; and installation, maintenance, and repair occupations with a 5% share of new job postings.

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q4 2022 were ABB, Komatsu, Caterpillar, the Eaton Corporation, and Deere. Together they accounted for a combined share of 48% of all artificial intelligence-related active jobs in the mining industry. 

ABB posted 461 artificial intelligence-related new jobs in Q4 2022, Komatsu 133 jobs, Caterpillar 131 jobs, the Eaton Corporation 73 jobs, and Deere 72 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. 

The largest share of artificial intelligence-related new job postings in the mining industry in Q4 2022 was in the US with 39.93% followed by Canada (11.18%) and India (9.79%). The share represented by the US was five percentage points lower than the 45.32% share it accounted for in Q3 2022.