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November 24, 2021updated 19 Nov 2021 12:45pm

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

North America extentended its dominance for robotics hiring among offshore industry companies in the three months ending September.

By Michael Goodier

North America extended its dominance for robotics hiring among offshore industry companies in the three months ending September.

The number of roles in North America made up 76.2% of total robotics jobs – up from 71.8% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a -0.5 year-on-year percentage point change in robotics 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 robotics, 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 robotics roles in the offshore industry?

The fastest growing country was Mexico, which saw 13.2% of all robotics job adverts in the three months ending June last year, increasing to 17.4% in the three months ending September this year.

That was followed by China (up 2.3 percentage points), Canada (up 1.2), and India (up -0.1).

The top country for robotics roles in the offshore industry is the United States which saw 55.2% of all roles in the three months ending September.

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

Some 12.8% of all offshore industry robotics roles were advertised in Mexico City (Mexico) in the three months ending September - more than any other city.

That was followed by Mason (United States) with 12.8%, Chanhassen (United States) with 4.1%, and Houston (United States) with 3.5%.

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