The proportion of food manufacturing companies hiring for robotics-related positions dropped in August, analysis of job trends shows.

Some 19.6% of the companies included in GlobalData’s analysis recruited for at least one such position.

This latest figure was lower than the 22.8% of companies that were hiring for robotics-related jobs a year ago but an increase compared to the figure of 18.8% in July 2022.

When it came to the rate of all job openings that were linked to robotics, related job postings rose in August 2022 from July 2022, with 0.6% of newly posted job advertisements being linked to the topic.

Robotics is one of the topics that GlobalData has identified as being a key disruptive force facing companies in the coming years. Companies that excel and invest in these areas now are thought to be better prepared for the future business landscape and better equipped to survive unforeseen challenges.

The analysis shows that food manufacturing companies are currently hiring for robotics jobs at a rate equal to the average for all companies within GlobalData's job analytics database. The average among all companies stood at 0.6% in August 2022.

GlobalData's job analytics database tracks the daily hiring patterns of thousands of companies across the world, drawing in jobs as they're posted and tagging them with additional layers of data on everything from the seniority of each position to whether a job is linked to wider industry trends.