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April 19, 2022updated 20 Apr 2022 2:18pm

North America is seeing a hiring boom in power industry cybersecurity roles

Some parts of the world are investing more heavily in cybersecurity roles than others

By Data Journalism Team

North America extended its dominance for cybersecurity hiring among power industry companies in the three months ending February.

The number of roles in North America made up 45.8% of total cybersecurity jobs – up from 36.2% in the same quarter last year. That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a -2.6 year-on-year percentage point change in cybersecurity roles.

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, which tracks 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 cybersecurity, 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 cybersecurity job ads in the power industry?

The fastest growing country was the US, which saw 34.1% of all cybersecurity job adverts in the three months ending February 2021, increasing to 43.4% in the three months ending February this year.

That was followed by Australia (up 2 percentage points), Canada (0.3), and Italy (0.3).

The top country for cybersecurity roles in the power industry is the US, which saw 43.4% of all roles advertised in the three months ending February.

Which cities are the biggest hubs for cybersecurity workers in the power industry?

Some 2.3% of all power industry cybersecurity roles were advertised in Miami (US) in the three months ending February.

That was followed by Atlanta (US) with 2.3%, Ahmedabad (India) with 2%, and Charlotte (US) with 1.8%.

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