The global sports industry experienced a 3% drop in new job postings related to internet of things in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Internet of Things in Sports – Hiring Activity in Q3 2022. This compares to an 11% increase versus Q3 2021.

Notably, Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers jobs accounted for a 17% share of the global sports industry’s internet of things-related total new job postings in Q3 2022, down 20% over the prior quarter.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive internet of things-related hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers, with a share of 17%, emerged as the top internet of things-related job roles within the sports industry in Q3 2022, with new job postings drop by 20% quarter-on-quarter. Computer and Information Systems Managers came in second with a share of 5% in Q3 2022, with new job postings drop by 13% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent internet of things roles include Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a 4% share in Q3 2022, Computer and Information Analysts with a 3% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in sports industry accounted for 5% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2022 were Amazon Web Services, Telus, Siemens and Deutsche Telekom. Together they accounted for a combined share of 5% of all internet of things-related active jobs in the sports industry.

Amazon Web Services posted 1,419 internet of things-related new jobs in Q3 2022, Telus 963 jobs, Siemens 947 jobs, and Deutsche Telekom 822 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 32% share of total active job postings, Q3 2022

The largest share of internet of things-related new job postings in the sports industry in Q3 2022 was in the US with 32% followed by Germany (11%) and India (11%). The share represented by the US was six percentage points lower than the 38% share it accounted for in Q2 2022.