Hiring activity related to cybersecurity increased by a CAGR of 124% in the automotive industry since 2020

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The global automotive industry witnessed a 124% 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 209% year-on-year in 2021, and by 63% year-on-year in 2022.  

Notably, computer and mathematical occupations jobs accounted for 44% share of the global automotive 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 44%, emerged as the top cybersecurity-related job roles within the automotive industry since 2020, with new job postings rising by 203% year-on-year in 2021 and by 26% year-on-year in 2022.  

Management occupations came in second with a share of 13%, with new job postings rising by 257% year-on-year in 2021 and by 72% year-on-year in 2022.  

The other prominent cybersecurity roles include architecture and engineering occupations (12% share), and business and financial operations occupations (8% share).

The top five companies in the automotive industry accounted for 52% of hiring activity

The top five companies, in terms of the number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, since 2020 were Mercedes-Benz Group, Dana, Volvo, General Motors, and Robert Bosch. Together they accounted for a combined share of 52% of all cybersecurity-related new jobs in the automotive industry.  

Mercedes-Benz Group posted 6,699 cybersecurity-related jobs since 2020, followed by Dana with 1,849 jobs, and Volvo with 1,832 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.  

New job postings by Mercedes-Benz Group increased by 523% year-on-year in 2021 and by 216% year-on-year in 2022, while those by Dana increased by 114% in 2021 and by 1% in 2022.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 34% share of total new job postings since 2020

The largest share of cybersecurity-related new job postings in the automotive industry since 2020 was in the US with 34%, followed by Germany (22%) and India (8%). The share represented by the US decreased by 18 percentage points from 43% in 2021 to 25% 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.