The proportion of food manufacturing companies hiring for cloud-related positions rose in August 2021, with 33.3% of the businesses included in our analysis recruiting for at least one such position.

This latest figure was higher than the 30.6% of companies who were hiring for cloud-related posts in July 2021. It matched the figure of 33.3% for the equivalent month last year.

When it came to the proportion of all job openings that were linked to the cloud, job postings rose in August 2021, with 1.2% of newly-posted job advertisements being linked to the topic.

This latest figure was an increase compared to the 1% of job ads that were linked to the cloud in the equivalent month a year ago.

The cloud is one of the topics that GlobalData, from whom our data for this article is taken, has identified as being a key disruptive force facing companies in the coming years. Companies that excel and invest in these areas now are thought to be better prepared for the future business landscape and better equipped to survive unforeseen challenges.

Our analysis of the data shows that food manufacturing and supply companies are currently hiring for cloud jobs at a rate lower than the average for all companies within GlobalData's job analytics database. The average among all companies stood at 5.1% in August 2021.

GlobalData's job analytics database tracks the daily hiring patterns of thousands of companies across the world, drawing in jobs as they're posted and tagging them with additional layers of data on everything from the seniority of each position to whether a job is linked to wider industry trends.

Cloud-related positions listed in the database for August included, for example, a role as a data translator at Kraft Heinz in Chicago, a data science analyst at PepsiCo in Texas and an SAP analyst for Unilever in the Indian city of Bengaluru.