The global sportcal industry experienced a 43% rise in new job postings related to metaverse in Q4 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 35% increase versus Q4 2022. GlobalData’s Sport: Hiring Trends & Signals Q4 2023 report reveals comprehensive insights into hiring patterns, job roles, required skills, geographical trends, and key themes within the sport industry, facilitating anticipation of future workforce needs. Buy the report here.

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Notably, Computer and Mathematical Occupations jobs accounted for a 26% share of the global sportcal industry’s metaverse-related total new job postings in Q4 2023, up 44% over the prior quarter.

Computer and Mathematical Occupations drive metaverse-related hiring activity

Computer and Mathematical Occupations, with a share of 26%, emerged as the top metaverse-related job roles within the sportcal industry in Q4 2023, with new job postings rising by 44% quarter-on-quarter. Management Occupations came in second with a share of 15% in Q4 2023, with new job postings rising by 40% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent metaverse roles include Architecture and Engineering Occupations with an 11% share in Q4 2023, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations with a 9% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in sportcal industry accounted for 68% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q4 2023 were NVIDIA, Nexstar Media Group, TeamViewer, Fanatics, and Meta Platforms. Together they accounted for a combined share of 68% of all metaverse-related new jobs in the sportcal industry.

NVIDIA posted 3,403 metaverse-related new jobs in Q4 2023, Nexstar Media Group 917 jobs, TeamViewer 463 jobs, Fanatics 326 jobs, and Meta Platforms 235 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 55.64% share of total new job postings, Q4 2023

The largest share of metaverse-related new job postings in the sportcal industry in Q4 2023 was in the US with 55.64% followed by India (8.43%) and China (6.05%). The share represented by the US was 0 percentage points lower than the 56.13% share it accounted for in Q3 2023.

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This content was updated on 6 January 2024

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