The global sports industry experienced a 23% drop in new job postings related to robotics in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to an 8% decrease versus Q2 2022. GlobalData’s Robotics in Sport – Thematic Intelligence market report provides a detailed understanding on how Robotics impacts the value chain in the Sports sector, and the leading Robotics adopters and vendors in the market. Buy the report here.

Notably, Computer and Mathematical Occupations jobs accounted for a 14% share of the global sports industry’s robotics-related total new job postings in Q2 2023, down 19% over the prior quarter.

Computer and Mathematical Occupations drive robotics-related hiring activity

Computer and Mathematical Occupations, with a share of 14%, emerged as the top robotics-related job roles within the sports industry in Q2 2023, with new job postings drop by 19% quarter-on-quarter. Architecture and Engineering Occupations came in second with a share of 9% in Q2 2023, with new job postings dropping by 18% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent robotics roles include Management Occupations with a 6% share in Q2 2023, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations with a 5% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in sports industry accounted for 35% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q2 2023 were Woolworths Group, Amazon, ASICS, Robert Bosch, and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Together they accounted for a combined share of 35% of all robotics-related new jobs in the sports industry.

Woolworths Group posted 1,851 robotics-related new jobs in Q2 2023, Amazon 475 jobs, ASICS 395 jobs, Robert Bosch 375 jobs, and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu 257 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 42.04% share of total new job postings, Q2 2023

The largest share of robotics-related new job postings in the sports industry in Q2 2023 was in the US with 42.04% followed by Australia (15.60%) and India (7.52%). The share represented by the US was three percentage points higher than the 39.19% share it accounted for in Q1 2023.

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This content was updated on 24 July 2023

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