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

The number of roles in South & Central America made up 3.7% of total robotics jobs – up from 0% in the same quarter last year. That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a 3.4 year-on-year percentage point change in robotics 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 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 job ads in the power industry?

The fastest growing country was Chile, which saw 0% of all robotics job adverts in the three months ending February 2021, increasing to 3.7% in the three months ending February this year. That was followed by China (up 3.5 percentage points), Mexico (3), and Italy (1.5).

The top country for robotics roles in the power industry is the US, which saw 31.3% of all roles advertised in the three months ending February.

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

Some 14.9% of all power industry robotics roles were advertised in Shanghai (China) in the three months ending February.

That was followed by Santiago (Chile) with 2.5%, Milan (Italy) with 2.4%, and Auburn Hills (US) with 2.2%.