Asia-Pacific was the fastest growing region for internet of things (IoT) hiring among power industry companies in the three months ending December.

The number of roles in Asia-Pacific made up 23.4% of total IoT jobs – up from 17% in the same quarter in 2020.

That was followed by North America, which saw a -3.8 year-on-year percentage point change in IoT 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 IoT, 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 job ads in the power industry?

The fastest growing country was India, which saw 12.5% of all IoT job adverts in the three months ending December 2020, increasing to 20.4% in the three months ending December this year.

That was followed by Canada (up 0.5 percentage points), Mexico (up 0.3), and Germany (up -0.6).

The top country for IoT roles in the power industry is the US which saw 37.1% of all roles advertised in the three months ending December.

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

Some 3% of all power industry IoT roles were advertised in Pune (India) in the three months ending December – more than any other city.

That was followed by Atlanta (US) with 3%, Ahmedabad (India) with 1.9%, and Bengaluru (India) with 1.7%.