Europe was the fastest growing region for digitalisation hiring among offshore industry companies in the three months ending October.

The number of roles in Europe made up 15% of total digitalisation jobs – up from 10.6% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a -0.3 year-on-year percentage point change in digitalization roles.

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, who track 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 digitalisation, 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 digitalisation roles in the offshore industry?

The fastest growing country was Australia, which saw 0.6% of all digitalisation job adverts in the three months ending July last year, increasing to 2.8% in the three months ending October this year.

That was followed by Hungary (up 1.9 percentage points), the UK (up 1.9), and Canada (up 1.5).

The top country for digitalisation roles in the offshore industry is the US which saw 22.9% of all roles in the three months ending October.

Which cities are the biggest hubs for digitalisation workers in the offshore industry?

Some 5.4% of all offshore industry digitalisation roles were advertised in Houston (United States) in the three months ending October - more than any other city.

That was followed by Budapest (Hungary) with 5.4%, Mumbai (India) with 3.4%, and Chennai (India) with 3.2%.