The global auto industry experienced an 8% rise in new job postings related to batteries in Q1 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 38% increase versus Q1 2022. GlobalData’s Batteries – Thematic Research report provides an overview of the batteries market in terms of market size and expected growth up to 2030, its potential impact on different sectors, key alternative batteries and the competitive landscape. Buy the report here.

Notably, Sales and Related Occupations jobs accounted for a 42% share of the global auto industry’s batteries-related total new job postings in Q1 2023, up 26% over the prior quarter.

Sales and Related Occupations drive batteries-related hiring activity

Sales and Related Occupations, with a share of 42%, emerged as the top batteries-related job roles within the auto industry in Q1 2023, with new job postings rising by 26% quarter-on-quarter. Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations came in second with a share of 28% in Q1 2023, with new job postings dropping by 16% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent batteries roles include Management Occupations with an 8% share in Q1 2023, Architecture and Engineering Occupations with a 4% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in auto industry accounted for 79% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q1 2023 were Advance Auto Parts, Monro, Bridgestone, Tesla, and TBC. Together they accounted for a combined share of 79% of all batteries-related new jobs in the auto industry.

Advance Auto Parts posted 10,100 batteries-related new jobs in Q1 2023, Monro 2,799 jobs, Bridgestone 2,631 jobs, Tesla 1,205 jobs, and TBC 451 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 91.84% share of total new job postings, Q1 2023

The largest share of batteries-related new job postings in the auto industry in Q1 2023 was in the US with 91.84% followed by Germany (1.79%) and the UK (1.29%). The share represented by the US was one percentage point higher than the 90.96% share it accounted for in Q4 2022.

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