The global consumer industry experienced an 11% drop in new job postings related to cloud in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Cloud in Consumer – Hiring Activity in Q3 2022. This compares to a 12% increase versus Q3 2021.

Notably, Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers jobs accounted for a 21% share of the global consumer industry’s cloud-related total new job postings in Q3 2022, down 0.1% over the prior quarter.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers drive cloud-related hiring activity

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers, with a share of 21%, emerged as the top cloud-related job roles within the consumer industry in Q3 2022, with new job postings drop by 0.1% quarter-on-quarter. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in second with a share of 7% in Q3 2022, with new job postings dropping by 25% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent cloud roles include Computer and Information Systems Managers with a 7% share in Q3 2022, Computer and Information Analysts with a 4% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in consumer industry accounted for 2% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2022 were PepsiCo, Nestle, Philip Morris International and Procter & Gamble. Together they accounted for a combined share of 2% of all cloud-related active jobs in the consumer industry.

PepsiCo posted 218 cloud-related new jobs in Q3 2022, Nestle 212 jobs, Philip Morris International 150 jobs, and Procter & Gamble 144 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 47% share of total active job postings, Q3 2022

The largest share of cloud-related new job postings in the consumer industry in Q3 2022 was in the US with 47% followed by India (12%) and the UK (6%). The share represented by the US was four percentage points lower than the 51% share it accounted for in Q2 2022.

GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research, and analysis used to produce this article.

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