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Notably, Computer and Mathematical Occupations jobs accounted for a 14% share of the global construction industry’s cybersecurity-related total new job postings in Q1 2023, down 18% over the prior quarter.

Computer and Mathematical Occupations drive cybersecurity-related hiring activity

Computer and Mathematical Occupations, with a share of 14%, emerged as the top cybersecurity-related job roles within the construction industry in Q1 2023, with new job postings drop by 18% quarter-on-quarter. Management Occupations came in second with a share of 13% in Q1 2023, with new job postings rising by 11% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent cybersecurity roles include Architecture and Engineering Occupations with a 12% share in Q1 2023, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations with a 7% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in construction industry accounted for 51% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q1 2023 were SNC-Lavalin Group, Liebherr-International, Johnson Controls International, Honeywell International, and ADT. Together they accounted for a combined share of 51% of all cybersecurity-related new jobs in the construction industry.

SNC-Lavalin Group posted 2,581 cybersecurity-related new jobs in Q1 2023, Liebherr-International 688 jobs, Johnson Controls International 589 jobs, Honeywell International 405 jobs, and ADT 325 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 40.43% share of total new job postings, Q1 2023

The largest share of cybersecurity-related new job postings in the construction industry in Q1 2023 was in the US with 40.43% followed by the UK (12.56%) and Canada (10.56%). The share represented by the US was two percentage points lower than the 42.17% share it accounted for in Q4 2022.

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