The global sports industry experienced a 32% drop in new job postings related to cybersecurity in Q1 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 42% decrease versus Q1 2022. GlobalData’s Cybersecurity in Sport – Thematic Research market report provides a detailed understanding on how Cybersecurity impacts the value chain in the Sports sector, and the leading Cybersecurity adopters and vendors in the market. Buy the report here.

Notably, Computer and Mathematical Occupations jobs accounted for a 27% share of the global sports industry’s cybersecurity-related total new job postings in Q1 2023, down 37% over the prior quarter.

Computer and Mathematical Occupations drive cybersecurity-related hiring activity

Computer and Mathematical Occupations, with a share of 27%, emerged as the top cybersecurity-related job roles within the sports industry in Q1 2023, with new job postings drop by 37% quarter-on-quarter. Management Occupations came in second with a share of 13% in Q1 2023, with new job postings dropping by 22% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent cybersecurity roles include Business and Financial Operations Occupations with a 6% share in Q1 2023, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations with a 4% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in sports industry accounted for 19% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q1 2023 were Accenture, Leidos, Aldi Einkauf, US Bank, and Barclays. Together they accounted for a combined share of 19% of all cybersecurity-related new jobs in the sports industry.

Accenture posted 1,926 cybersecurity-related new jobs in Q1 2023, Leidos 1,806 jobs, Aldi Einkauf 1,617 jobs, US Bank 1,329 jobs, and Barclays 1,033 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 42.17% share of total new job postings, Q1 2023

The largest share of cybersecurity-related new job postings in the sports industry in Q1 2023 was in the US with 42.17% followed by India (14.34%) and the UK (8.58%). The share represented by the US was eight percentage points lower than the 50.28% share it accounted for in Q4 2022.

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