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digitalization hiring in global oil & gas industry rise by 42% in Q3 2022

The global oil and gas industry experienced a 42% rise in new job postings related to digitalization in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics. This compares to a 42% increase in the previous quarter and a 56% increase versus Q3 2021.

Notably, Customer Service Representatives jobs accounted for an 8% share of the global oil and gas industry’s digitalization-related total new job postings in Q3 2022, up 804% over the prior quarter.

Customer Service Representatives drive digitalization-related hiring activity

Customer Service Representatives, with a share of 8%, emerged as the top digitalization-related job roles within the oil and gas industry in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 804% quarter-on-quarter. Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers came in second with a share of 4% in Q3 2022, with new job postings drop by 21% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent digitalization roles include Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers with a 4% share in Q3 2022, Computer and Information Systems Managers with a 3% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in oil and gas industry accounted for 82% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2022 were Sherwin-Williams, Worley, BASF and BP. Together they accounted for a combined share of 82% of all digitalization-related active jobs in the oil and gas industry.

Sherwin-Williams posted 4,496 digitalization-related new jobs in Q3 2022, Worley 1,492 jobs, BASF 1,172 jobs, and BP 889 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 49% share of total active job postings, Q3 2022

The largest share of digitalization-related new job postings in the oil and gas industry in Q3 2022 was in the US with 49% followed by India (8%) and Germany (7%). The share represented by the US was 17% higher than the 31% share it accounted for in Q2 2022.

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