The global consumer industry experienced a 7% drop in new job postings related to big data in Q4 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 33% decrease versus Q4 2022. GlobalData’s Consumer: Hiring Trends & Signals Q4 2023 report reveals comprehensive insights into hiring patterns, job roles, required skills, geographical trends, and key themes within the consumer industry, facilitating anticipation of future workforce needs. Buy the report here.

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Notably, Management Occupations jobs accounted for a 23% share of the global consumer industry’s big data-related total new job postings in Q4 2023, up 10% over the prior quarter.

Management Occupations drive big data-related hiring activity

Management Occupations, with a share of 23%, emerged as the top big data-related job roles within the consumer industry in Q4 2023, with new job postings rising by 10% quarter-on-quarter. Computer and Mathematical Occupations came in second with a share of 16% in Q4 2023, with new job postings dropping by 13% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent big data roles include Business and Financial Operations Occupations with a 10% share in Q4 2023, Office and Administrative Support Occupations with a 5% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in consumer industry accounted for 22% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q4 2023 were PepsiCo, Unilever, Mondelez International, Nestle, and Petco Health and Wellness. Together they accounted for a combined share of 22% of all big data-related new jobs in the consumer industry.

PepsiCo posted 491 big data-related new jobs in Q4 2023, Unilever 420 jobs, Mondelez International 377 jobs, Nestle 269 jobs, and Petco Health and Wellness 243 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 43.81% share of total new job postings, Q4 2023

The largest share of big data-related new job postings in the consumer industry in Q4 2023 was in the US with 43.81% followed by India (9.58%) and the UK (4.99%). The share represented by the US was five percentage points lower than the 48.42% share it accounted for in Q3 2023.

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This content was updated on 6 January 2024

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