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November 4, 2021updated 29 Oct 2021 11:38am

Europe is seeing a hiring boom in power industry IoT roles

Europe was the fastest growing region for Internet of Things hiring among power industry companies in the three months ending August.

By Michael Goodier

Europe was the fastest growing region for Internet of Things (IoT) hiring among power industry companies in the three months ending August.

The number of roles in Europe made up 23.6 per cent of total IoT jobs – up from 17.6 per cent in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a 0.300000000000001 year-on-year percentage point change in IoT roles.

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, who track the number of new job postings from key companies in various sectors over time. Using textual analysis, these job advertisements are then classified thematically.

GlobalData's thematic approach to sector activity seeks to group key company information by topic to see which companies are best placed to weather the disruptions coming to their industries.

These key themes, which include internet of things, are chosen to cover "any issue that keeps a CEO awake at night".

By tracking them across job advertisements it allows us to see which companies are leading the way on specific issues and which are dragging their heels - and importantly where the market is expanding and contracting.

Which countries are seeing the most growth for IoT roles in power?

The fastest growing country was the United Kingdom, which saw 1.8 per cent of all IoT job adverts in the three months ending May last year, increasing to 5.1 per cent in the three months ending August this year.

That was followed by France (up 2.6 percentage points), Italy (up 2.4), and India (up 1.8).

The top country for IoT roles in the power industry is the United States which saw 33.3 per cent of all roles in the three months ending August.

Which cities are the biggest hubs for IoT workers in power?

Some 3.5 per cent of all power industry IoT roles were advertised in Atlanta (United States) in the three months ending August - more than any other city.

That was followed by Pune (India) with 3.5 per cent, Houston (United States) with 1.6 per cent, and Bergamo (Italy) with 1.2 per cent.

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