The global sports industry experienced an 18% drop in new job postings related to robotics in Q1 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 39% decrease versus Q1 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 19% share of the global sports industry’s robotics-related total new job postings in Q1 2023, down 14% over the prior quarter.

Computer and Mathematical Occupations drive robotics-related hiring activity

Computer and Mathematical Occupations, with a share of 19%, emerged as the top robotics-related job roles within the sports industry in Q1 2023, with new job postings drop by 14% quarter-on-quarter. Architecture and Engineering Occupations came in second with a share of 13% in Q1 2023, with new job postings dropping by 13% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent robotics roles include Management Occupations with an 8% share in Q1 2023, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations with a 7% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in sports industry accounted for 25% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q1 2023 were Robert Bosch, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Accenture, ABB, and Amazon. Together they accounted for a combined share of 25% of all robotics-related new jobs in the sports industry.

Robert Bosch posted 389 robotics-related new jobs in Q1 2023, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu 320 jobs, Accenture 313 jobs, ABB 288 jobs, and Amazon 258 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 52.89% share of total new job postings, Q1 2023

The largest share of robotics-related new job postings in the sports industry in Q1 2023 was in the US with 52.89% followed by India (11.58%) and the UK (4.44%). The share represented by the US was three percentage points higher than the 49.79% share it accounted for in Q4 2022.

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