Hiring activity related to big data increased by 21% in the power industry in Q3 2022

The global power industry experienced a 21% rise in new job postings related to big data in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter.

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The recent increase in big data job postings follows a 21% increase in the previous quarter and a 57% increase versus Q3 2021. Notably, software and web developers, programmers and testers jobs accounted for a 12% share of the global power industry’s big data-related total new job postings in Q3 2022, up 27% over the prior quarter. 

Software and web developers, programmers and testers, with a share of 12%, emerged as the top big data-related job roles within the power industry in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 27% quarter-on-quarter. Database and network administrators and architects came in second with a share of 6% in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 30% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent big data roles include Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a 3% share in Q3 2022, Computer and Information Systems Managers with a 3% share of new job postings. 

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2022 were Siemens, NextEra Energy, Algonquin Power and Utilities and Duquesne Light. Together they accounted for a combined share of 29% of all big data-related active jobs in the power industry. 

Siemens posted 715 big data-related new jobs in Q3 2022, NextEra Energy 410 jobs, Algonquin Power and Utilities 387 jobs, and Duquesne Light 319 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. 

The largest share of big data-related new job postings in the power industry in Q3 2022 was in the US with 61% followed by Canada (6%) and India (5%). The share represented by the US was 3% lower than the 64% share it accounted for in Q2 2022.