Industrial automation: the power industry struggled to fill automation vacancies in Q2 2022

Industrial automation-related jobs that were closed during Q2 2022 had been online for an average of 32.4 days when they were taken offline.

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The average duration of industrial automation-related jobs closed in the second quarter of 2022 was 32.4 days, an increase compared to the equivalent figure a year earlier, indicating that the required skillset for these roles has become harder to find in the past year. 

Industrial automation is one of the topics that GlobalData, our parent company and from which the data for this article is taken, has identified as being a key disruptive technology force facing companies in the coming years. Companies that excel and invest in these areas now are thought to be better prepared for the future business landscape and better equipped to survive unforeseen challenges. 

On a regional level, these roles were hardest to fill in the Middle East and Africa, with related jobs that were taken offline in Q2 2022 having been online for an average of 48.5 days. The next most difficult place to fill these roles was found to be Asia-Pacific, while Europe was in third place.

At the opposite end of the scale, jobs were filled fastest in South & Central America, with adverts taken offline after 25 days on average. 

While the power industry found it harder to fill these roles in the latest quarter, these companies actually found it easier to recruit industrial automation jobs than the wider market, with ads online for 7.4% less time on average compared to similar jobs across the entire jobs market. 

GlobalData's job analytics database tracks the daily hiring patterns of thousands of companies across the world, drawing in jobs as they're posted and tagging them with additional layers of data on everything from the seniority of each position to whether a job is linked to wider industry trends.