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November 19, 2021updated 25 Jan 2022 2:57pm

North America is seeing a hiring boom in offshore industry cybersecurity roles

North America was the fastest growing region for cybersecurity hiring among offshore industry companies in the three months ending September.

By Michael Goodier

North America was the fastest growing region for cybersecurity hiring among offshore industry companies in the three months ending September.

The number of roles in North America made up 34.2 per cent of total cybersecurity jobs – up from 28.3 per cent in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by South & Central America, which saw a 1.1 year-on-year percentage point change in cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity, 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 cybersecurity roles in the offshore industry?

The fastest growing country was the United States, which saw 25 per cent of all cybersecurity job adverts in the three months ending June last year, increasing to 27.9 per cent in the three months ending September this year.

That was followed by Mexico (up 2.3 percentage points), Singapore (up 1.7), and India (up 1.4).

The top country for cybersecurity roles in the offshore industry is India which saw 29.5 per cent of all roles in the three months ending September.

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

Some 7.7 per cent of all offshore industry cybersecurity roles were advertised in Mumbai (India) in the three months ending September - more than any other city.

That was followed by Bengaluru (India) with 7.7 per cent, Houston (United States) with 4.1 per cent, and Singapore (Singapore) with 3.8 per cent.

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