Before looking at the numbers, it should be noted that the jobs that are shown in the infographic are job openings at drone companies rather than jobs that involve the direct use of a drone. This means that a marketing job at a drone company counts as a drone job as much as a drone pilot job. Our goal here was to shed light on jobs to help the drone industry move forward rather than exclusively focusing only on jobs that build or fly drones.
As our drone jobs infographic shows, the leading country for drone jobs is the USA, and its lead is more than double the number two country, Germany. The next spots are occupied by India, Australia, Switzerland, China and Malaysia. Not surprisingly, many of these countries are also among the top drone markets in the world. As mentioned in the blog, one reason why top Asian markets (i.e. China, Japan, and South Korea) are under-represented in the infographic is because they use other hiring methods and platforms than those we used for the research (not to mention the linguistic differences).
When breaking down the jobs by role, the top roles are Software Engineer, Marketing & Sales, Production & Design, Hardware Engineer, Operation, and Management. These are the types of jobs that drone companies are seeking to fill the most. Lastly, regarding the industry segment, although drone hardware companies still lead the number of drone jobs in 2022, there was a substantial decrease in this sector since 2018. In comparison, both software and services experienced a substantial increase in jobs over the past 4 years.
For more information about commercial drone stocks categorized, read our blog post. Here is an excerpt from the blog:
“The global drone industry continues to grow, and drone companies continue to show both plenty of promise and steadily strong results. They also continue to receive record-breaking investments each year. And all of this means that drone companies have both the capacity and the need for personnel to help them succeed. This results in an ever-expanding market for drone jobs. Our brief research yielded over 1,000 drone jobs in 2022 all around the world, and it is crucial to keep in mind that this is a very dynamic market.”