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November 3, 2021updated 29 Oct 2021 11:27am

Europe is seeing a hiring boom in offshore industry IoT roles

Europe was the fastest growing region for Internet of Things hiring among offshore industry companies in the three months ending August.

By Michael Goodier

Europe was the fastest growing region for Internet of Things (IoT) hiring among offshore industry companies in the three months ending August.

The number of roles in Europe made up 11.4 per cent of total IoT jobs – up from 5.6 per cent in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a -6.3 year-on-year percentage point change in IoT 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 internet of things, 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 IoT roles in oil & gas?

The fastest growing country was Mexico, which saw 1.3 per cent of all IoT job adverts in the three months ending May last year, increasing to 4.5 per cent in the three months ending August this year.

That was followed by Italy (up 2.4 percentage points), the United Kingdom (up 2.2), and Canada (up 1.2).

The top country for IoT roles in the offshore industry is India which saw 32.5 per cent of all roles in the three months ending August.

Which cities are the biggest hubs for IoT workers in oil & gas?

Some 12.7 per cent of all offshore industry IoT roles were advertised in Atlanta (United States) in the three months ending August - more than any other city.

That was followed by Mexico City (Mexico) with 12.7 per cent, Houston (United States) with 3.7 per cent, and Mumbai (India) with 3.4 per cent.

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