The global retail industry experienced a 10% drop in new job postings related to cybersecurity in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Cybersecurity in Retail – Hiring Activity in Q3 2022. This compares to a 33% increase versus Q3 2021.

Notably, Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers jobs accounted for a 13% share of the global retail industry’s cybersecurity-related total new job postings in Q3 2022, down 25% over the prior quarter.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive cybersecurity-related hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers, with a share of 13%, emerged as the top cybersecurity-related job roles within the retail industry in Q3 2022, with new job postings drop by 25% quarter-on-quarter. Miscellaneous Protective Service Workers came in second with a share of 7% in Q3 2022, with new job postings drop by 27% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent cybersecurity roles include Miscellaneous Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers with a 6% share in Q3 2022, Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a 5% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in retail industry accounted for 13% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2022 were Amazon.com, Macy's, Walmart and Home Depot. Together they accounted for a combined share of 13% of all cybersecurity-related active jobs in the retail industry.

Amazon.com posted 1,056 jobs in Q3 2022 and registered a drop of 23% over the previous quarter, followed by Macy's with 265 jobs and a 132% growth. Walmart with 217 jobs and Home Depot with 168 jobs, recorded a 38% decline and a 13% decrease, respectively, while StockX recorded a 60% increase with 139 job postings during Q3 2022.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 62% share of total active job postings, Q3 2022

The largest share of cybersecurity-related new job postings in the retail industry in Q3 2022 was in the US with 62% followed by the UK (8%) and India (7%). The share represented by the US was one percentage point higher than the 60% 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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