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June 24, 2022

Asia-Pacific sees hiring boom in food industry cybersecurity roles

Some parts of the world are investing more heavily in cybersecurity roles than others.

By Data Journalism Team

Asia-Pacific was the fastest-growing region for cybersecurity hiring among food manufacturers in the three months ending April.

The number of roles in Asia-Pacific made up 16.7% of total cybersecurity jobs – up from 10.4% in the same quarter last year, GlobalData said.

That was followed by the Middle East & Africa, which saw a 5.7 year-on-year percentage point change in the share of cybersecurity roles on offer for which it accounted.

GlobalData 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. The data and analytics group, Just Food’s parent company, seeks to group key company information by topic to see which companies are best placed to weather the disruptions coming to their industries.

By tracking the themes across job advertisements, GlobalData says it can 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 food industry?

The fastest-growing country was India, which made up 6.7% of all cybersecurity job adverts in the three months ending April 2021, a figure that increased to 14.3% in the three months ending April this year.

That was followed by Egypt (up 5.7 percentage points), the United States (up 4.7 points), and the UK (3.8 points higher).

The top country for cybersecurity hiring in the food industry is the US, which saw 32.7% of all roles advertised in the three months ending April.

Which locations are the biggest hubs for cybersecurity workers in the food industry?

Some 5.1% of all food industry cybersecurity roles were advertised in Hyderabad (India) in the three months ending April.

That was followed by Bengaluru (India) with 5.1%, Plano (United States) with 4.2%, and Berkshire (United Kingdom) with 4%.

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