South & Central America was the fastest growing region for robotics hiring among power industry companies in the three months ending September.

The number of roles in South & Central America made up 4.5 per cent of total robotics jobs – up from zero per cent in the same quarter last year.

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That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a 3.3 year-on-year percentage point change in robotics 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 robotics, 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 robotics roles in the power industry?

The fastest growing country was China, which saw 9.7 per cent of all robotics job adverts in the three months ending June last year, increasing to 15 per cent in the three months ending September this year.

That was followed by Chile (up 4.5 percentage points), Sweden (up three), and the Netherlands (up 1.5).

The top country for robotics roles in the power industry is the United States which saw 35.4 per cent of all roles in the three months ending September.

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

Some 13.3 per cent of all power industry robotics roles were advertised in Shanghai (China) in the three months ending September - more than any other city.

That was followed by Mexico City (Mexico) with 13.3 per cent, Centralia (United States) with 2.7 per cent, and Milan (Italy) with two per cent.