The global apparel industry experienced a 12% drop in new job postings related to cybersecurity in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Cybersecurity in Apparel – Hiring Activity in Q3 2022. This compares to a 32% increase versus Q3 2021.

Notably, Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers jobs accounted for a 13% share of the global apparel industry’s cybersecurity-related total new job postings in Q3 2022, down 24% over the prior quarter.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers, with a share of 13%, emerged as the top cybersecurity-related job roles within the apparel industry in Q3 2022, with new job postings drop by 24% quarter-on-quarter. Miscellaneous Protective Service Workers came in second with a share of 9% in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 24% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent cybersecurity roles include Miscellaneous Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers with a 7% share in Q3 2022, Computer and Information Systems Managers with a 5% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in apparel industry accounted for 11% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2022 were Amazon.com, Macy's, Walmart and StockX. Together they accounted for a combined share of 11% of all cybersecurity-related active jobs in the apparel industry.

Amazon.com posted 1,056 cybersecurity-related new jobs in Q3 2022, Macy's 265 jobs, Walmart 217 jobs, and StockX 139 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 62% share of total active job postings, Q3 2022

The largest share of cybersecurity-related new job postings in the apparel industry in Q3 2022 was in the US with 62% followed by the UK (8%) and India (7%). The share represented by the US was one percentage point higher than the 61% 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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