North America extended its dominance for big data hiring among power industry companies in the three months ending January. The number of roles in North America made up 60.9% of total big data jobs – up from 48.6% in the same quarter last year. That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a 2.2 year-on-year percentage point change in big data 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 big data, 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 big data job ads in the power industry?

The fastest growing country was the US, which saw 44.3% of all big data job adverts in the three months ending January 2021, increasing to 56.2% in the three months ending January this year. That was followed by India (up 3.6 percentage points), Mexico (0.5), and Romania (0.4).

The top country for big data roles in the power industry is the US, which saw 56.2% of all roles advertised in the three months ending January.

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

Some 4.2% of all power industry big data roles were advertised in Miami (US) in the three months ending January.

That was followed by Pune (India) with 4.2%, Houston (US) with 1.8%, and Charlotte (US) with 1.8%.