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Cybersecurity hiring activity dropped in the oil and gas industry in Q3 2023 | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware

Notably, Computer and Mathematical Occupations jobs accounted for a 20% share of the global oil and gas industry’s cybersecurity-related total new job postings in Q3 2023, down 41% over the prior quarter.

Computer and Mathematical Occupations drive cybersecurity-related hiring activity

Computer and Mathematical Occupations, with a share of 20%, emerged as the top cybersecurity-related job roles within the oil and gas industry in Q3 2023, with new job postings drop by 41% quarter-on-quarter. Management Occupations came in second with a share of 9% in Q3 2023, with new job postings dropping by 37% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent cybersecurity roles include Business and Financial Operations Occupations with an 8% share in Q3 2023, Architecture and Engineering Occupations with a 7% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in oil and gas industry accounted for 28% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2023 were State of Alaska, Saudi Arabian Oil, Avient, Shell, and Synthomer. Together they accounted for a combined share of 28% of all cybersecurity-related new jobs in the oil and gas industry.

State of Alaska posted 125 cybersecurity-related new jobs in Q3 2023, Saudi Arabian Oil 93 jobs, Avient 90 jobs, Shell 86 jobs, and Synthomer 72 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 42.95% share of total new job postings, Q3 2023

The largest share of cybersecurity-related new job postings in the oil and gas industry in Q3 2023 was in the US with 42.95% followed by the UK (7.87%) and Pitcairn (5.00%). The share represented by the US was three percentage points higher than the 39.51% share it accounted for in Q2 2023.

For further understanding of GlobalData’s Oil & Gas: Hiring Trends & Signals Q3 2023, buy the report here.

This content was updated on 23 October 2008


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