Hiring activity related to cybersecurity increased by a CAGR of 80% in the food industry since 2020

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The global food industry witnessed a 80% 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 140% year-on-year in 2021 and by 35% year-on-year in 2022.  

Notably, computer and mathematical occupations jobs accounted for 30% share of the global food 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 30%, emerged as the top cybersecurity-related job roles within the food industry since 2020, with new job postings rising by 85% year-on-year in 2021 and by 69% year-on-year in 2022.  

Management occupations came in second with a share of 25%, with new job postings increasing by 186% year-on-year in 2021 and by 17% year-on-year in 2022.  

The other prominent cybersecurity roles include business and financial operations occupations with a 16% share, office and administrative support occupations with a 5% share and installation, maintenance, and repair occupations with a 4% share.  

The top five companies in the food industry accounted for 46% of hiring activity

The top five companies, in terms of the number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, since 2020 were Marley Spoon, PepsiCo, Nestle, Theo Muller, and Unilever. Together they accounted for a combined share of 46% of all cybersecurity-related new jobs in the food industry.  

Marley Spoon posted 880 cybersecurity-related jobs since 2020, followed by PepsiCo with 844 jobs, and Nestle with 795 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.  

New job postings by Marley Spoon increased by 317% year-on-year in 2021 and decrea

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 39% share of total new job postings since 2020

The largest share of cybersecurity-related new job postings in the food industry since 2020 was in the US with 39%, followed by India (13%) and the UK (7%). The share represented by the US increased by 11 percentage points from 32% in 2021 to 43% 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.