The global power industry experienced a 26% rise in new job postings related to cybersecurity in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Cybersecurity in Power – Hiring Activity in Q3 2022. This compares to a 122% increase versus Q3 2021.

Notably, Database and Network Administrators and Architects jobs accounted for a 7% share of the global power industry’s cybersecurity-related total new job postings in Q3 2022, up 24% over the prior quarter.



Database and Network Administrators and Architects drive cybersecurity-related hiring activity

Database and Network Administrators and Architects, with a share of 7%, emerged as the top cybersecurity-related job roles within the power industry in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 24% quarter-on-quarter. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in second with a share of 6% in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 62% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent cybersecurity roles include Computer and Information Analysts with a 5% share in Q3 2022, Miscellaneous Business Operations Specialists with a 4% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in power industry accounted for 43% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2022 were Prysmian, Siemens, Duquesne Light and Elektroprivreda Crne GoreNiksic. Together they accounted for a combined share of 43% of all cybersecurity-related active jobs in the power industry.

Prysmian posted 762 cybersecurity-related new jobs in Q3 2022, Siemens 750 jobs, Duquesne Light 244 jobs, and Elektroprivreda Crne GoreNiksic 149 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 46% share of total active job postings, Q3 2022

The largest share of cybersecurity-related new job postings in the power industry in Q3 2022 was in the US with 46% followed by Germany (7%) and the UK (7%). The share represented by the US was four percentage points lower than the 50% share it accounted for in Q2 2022.

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