Who’s hiring who? Cybersecurity hiring in consumer goods on rise

By Michael Goodier

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GlobalData looks at hiring patterns in consumer goods and presents the latest figures.

Across the consumer goods industry, there was a 3% rise in new job postings related to cybersecurity in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Cybersecurity in Consumer – Hiring Activity in Q3 2022.

Year on year, the increase amounted to 46% versus the third quarter of 2021.

Combined, the roles of software and web developers, programmers and testers accounted for 6% of new postings during the period. Computer and information analysts came in second with a share of 5%.

The consumer groups leading the hiring

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, were sportswear manufacturer Under Armour, PepsiCo, outdoor products business Yeti Holdings and Carlsberg.  

Together, they accounted for a combined share of 41% of all cybersecurity-related active jobs in the consumer industry. 

Almost half the new job postings (48%) were in the US, ahead of 10% in the UK and a further 9% in India. 

The share represented by the US was three percentage points lower than the 52% share it accounted for in Q2 2022. 

GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research and analysis used to produce this article. 

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