The global auto industry experienced a 4% rise in new job postings related to robotics in Q1 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 13% increase versus Q1 2022. GlobalData’s Automotive Predictions 2022 – Thematic Research report helps get a detailed understanding of how key themes such as connected vehicles, shared mobility and cybersecurity impact the automotive industry. Buy the report here.

Notably, Architecture and Engineering Occupations jobs accounted for a 25% share of the global auto industry’s robotics-related total new job postings in Q1 2023, up 9% over the prior quarter.

Architecture and Engineering Occupations drive robotics-related hiring activity

Architecture and Engineering Occupations, with a share of 25%, emerged as the top robotics-related job roles within the auto industry in Q1 2023, with new job postings rising by 9% quarter-on-quarter. Computer and Mathematical Occupations came in second with a share of 12% in Q1 2023, with new job postings dropping by 13% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent robotics roles include Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations with a 12% share in Q1 2023, Production Occupations with a 6% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in auto industry accounted for 43% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q1 2023 were Tesla, Robert Bosch, Magna International, Schaeffler, and Aptiv. Together they accounted for a combined share of 43% of all robotics-related new jobs in the auto industry.

Tesla posted 525 robotics-related new jobs in Q1 2023, Robert Bosch 389 jobs, Magna International 160 jobs, Schaeffler 151 jobs, and Aptiv 146 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 64.06% share of total new job postings, Q1 2023

The largest share of robotics-related new job postings in the auto industry in Q1 2023 was in the US with 64.06% followed by India (10.32%) and Germany (6.39%). The share represented by the US was two percentage points higher than the 62.30% share it accounted for in Q4 2022.

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