The global sports industry experienced a 17% drop in new job postings related to artificial intelligence in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 42% decrease versus Q2 2022. GlobalData’s Sport Trends and Predictions 2023 report analyses significant trends that influence the sport sector. It provides insights into the market landscape, financial growth prospects, and the current outlook for the future of trends such as cryptocurrency and the metaverse. Buy the report here.

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Notably, Computer and Mathematical Occupations jobs accounted for a 32% share of the global sports industry’s artificial intelligence-related total new job postings in Q2 2023, down 24% over the prior quarter.

Computer and Mathematical Occupations drive artificial intelligence-related hiring activity

Computer and Mathematical Occupations, with a share of 32%, emerged as the top artificial intelligence-related job roles within the sports industry in Q2 2023, with new job postings drop by 24% quarter-on-quarter. Management Occupations came in second with a share of 13% in Q2 2023, with new job postings dropping by 11% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent artificial intelligence roles include Architecture and Engineering Occupations with a 6% share in Q2 2023, Business and Financial Operations Occupations with a 4% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in sports industry accounted for 18% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q2 2023 were International Business Machines, Amazon, Advanced Micro Devices, Johnson & Johnson, and Orange. Together they accounted for a combined share of 18% of all artificial intelligence-related new jobs in the sports industry.

International Business Machines posted 1,994 artificial intelligence-related new jobs in Q2 2023, Amazon 1,934 jobs, Advanced Micro Devices 1,674 jobs, Johnson & Johnson 1,417 jobs, and Orange 1,119 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 44.47% share of total new job postings, Q2 2023

The largest share of artificial intelligence-related new job postings in the sports industry in Q2 2023 was in the US with 44.47% followed by India (13.27%) and Germany (5.29%). The share represented by the US was three percentage points higher than the 41.88% share it accounted for in Q1 2023.

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This content was updated on 24 July 2023

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