Europe was the fastest growing region for cybersecurity hiring among power industry companies in the three months ending April.

The number of roles in Europe made up 17.8% of total cybersecurity jobs – up from 15.8% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by North America, which saw a 0.4 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 Germany, which saw 5.7% of all cybersecurity job adverts in the three months ending April 2021, increasing to 9.4% in the three months ending April this year.

That was followed by Australia (up 1.9 percentage points), the US (1), and Canada (0.2).

The top country for cybersecurity roles in the power industry is the US, which saw 40.5% of all roles advertised in the three months ending April.

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

Some 3.3% of all power industry cybersecurity roles were advertised in Erlangen (Germany) in the three months ending April.

That was followed by Miami (US) with 1.9%, Pune (India) with 1.9%, and Ahmedabad (India) with 1.8%.