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Notably, Computer and Mathematical Occupations jobs accounted for a 17% share of the global retail industry’s cybersecurity-related total new job postings in Q2 2023, up 5% over the prior quarter.

Computer and Mathematical Occupations drive cybersecurity-related hiring activity

Computer and Mathematical Occupations, with a share of 17%, emerged as the top cybersecurity-related job roles within the retail industry in Q2 2023, with new job postings rising by 5% quarter-on-quarter. Sales and Related Occupations came in second with a share of 17% in Q2 2023, with new job postings dropping by 24% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent cybersecurity roles include Management Occupations with a 13% share in Q2 2023, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations with a 8% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in retail industry accounted for 64% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q2 2023 were Ascena Retail Group, Amazon, Walmart, Inter IKEA, and J Sainsbury. Together they accounted for a combined share of 64% of all cybersecurity-related new jobs in the retail industry.

Ascena Retail Group posted 1,502 cybersecurity-related new jobs in Q2 2023, Amazon 1,268 jobs, Walmart 677 jobs, Inter IKEA 117 jobs, and J Sainsbury 108 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 74.29% share of total new job postings, Q2 2023

The largest share of cybersecurity-related new job postings in the retail industry in Q2 2023 was in the US with 74.29% followed by the UK (8.24%) and Germany (2.50%). The share represented by the US was 33 percentage points higher than the 41.01% share it accounted for in Q1 2023.

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