Asia-Pacific is proving a buoyant region in the hiring by food manufacturers for jobs related to big data.

In the three months ending January, the number of roles in Asia-Pacific made up 11.5% of the jobs that centre on big data – up from 8% in the corresponding period a year earlier.

In the regions reviewed, there was a fall in the share of jobs available, GlobalData, Just Food’s parent company, said.

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.

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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 big data job ads in the food industry?

The fastest-growing country was India, which accounted for 4.9% of all big data job adverts in the three months ending January, increasing to 9.3% in the three months ending January this year.

That was followed by the UK (up 2.9 percentage points) and Germany (1.2 points).

Overall, the top country for big data roles in the food industry is the US, which made up 42.9% of all roles advertised in the three months ending January.

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

Two cities each generated 4.1% of the ads recruting for big data roles – Chicago and Bengaluru in India.

That was followed by Plano in Texas with 2.7% and Mumbai with 2.4%.