Europe was the fastest-growing region for data analytics hiring among food manufacturers in the three months ending February, according to analysis from GlobalData.

The number of roles in Europe made up 23.3% of total data analytics jobs – up from 16.1% in the same quarter last year.

GlobalData, Just Food’s parent company, 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 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.

GlobalData says its research indicates 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 data analytics job ads in the food industry?

The fastest-growing country for the hiring for data analytics roles was the UK, which accounted for 8.4% of the open roles in the three months to the end of February, up from 5.2% a year earlier.

That was followed by the Netherlands (up 1.9 percentage points), France (1.7 points higher), and India (up 1.2).

Overall, the top country for data analytics roles in the food industry is the US, which made up 41.4% of all roles advertised in the three months ending February.

Which cities are the biggest hubs for data analytics workers in the food industry?

Two cities each accounted 3.4% of all food industry data analytics roles advertised in the three months ending February – Bengaluru in India and Plano in the US.

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