Machine learning hiring in mining rose to a year-high in March 2022 

The proportion of mining industry operations and technologies companies hiring for machine learning related positions rose in March 2022 compared with the equivalent month last year.

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According to GlobalData figures, 25.8% of the companies analysed were recruiting for at least one position in machine learning. 

This latest figure was higher than the 16.9% of companies who were hiring for machine learning related jobs a year ago and an increase compared to the figure of 18.8% in February 2022. 

When it came to the rate of all job openings that were linked to machine learning, related job postings rose in March 2022, with 0.7% of newly posted job advertisements being linked to the topic. 

This latest figure was a decrease compared to the 1% of newly advertised jobs that were linked to machine learning in the equivalent month a year ago. 

Machine learning is one of the topics that GlobalData, from whom our data for this article is taken, has identified as being a key disruptive force facing companies in the coming years. Companies that excel and invest in these areas now are thought to be better prepared for the future business landscape and better equipped to survive unforeseen challenges. 

Our analysis of the data shows that mining industry operations and technologies companies are currently hiring for machine learning jobs at a rate lower than the average for all companies within GlobalData's job analytics database. The average among all companies stood at 1.3% in March 2022. 

GlobalData’s reporting has also shown that Asia-Pacific was the fastest growing region for cybersecurity hiring among mining industry companies in the three months ending February. 

The number of roles in Asia-Pacific made up 31.1% of total cybersecurity jobs, up from 23.2% in the same quarter last year. That was followed by Europe, which saw a 1.3 year-on-year percentage point change in cybersecurity roles. 

GlobalData's job analytics database tracks the daily hiring patterns of thousands of companies across the world, drawing in jobs as they're posted and tagging them with additional layers of data on everything from the seniority of each position to whether a job is linked to wider industry trends. 

You can keep track of the latest data from this database as it emerges by visiting our live dashboard here