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June 22, 2022updated 23 Jun 2022 10:00am

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

Some parts of the world are investing more heavily in cybersecurity roles than others

By Data Journalism Team

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

The number of roles in North America made up 44.5% of total cybersecurity jobs – up from 28.2% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a -6.1 year-on-year percentage point change in cybersecurity roles.

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, which tracks 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 job ads in the offshore industry?

The fastest growing country was the US, which saw 25.2% of all cybersecurity job adverts in the three months ending April 2021, increasing to 42% in the three months ending April this year.

That was followed by Australia (up 3.9 percentage points), Malaysia (0.7), and Singapore (0.5).

The top country for cybersecurity roles in the offshore industry is the US, which saw 42% of all roles advertised in the three months ending April.

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

Some 7.8% of all offshore industry cybersecurity roles were advertised in Houston (US) in the three months ending April.

That was followed by Bengaluru (India) with 4.2%, Singapore (Singapore) with 4%, and Broomfield (US) with 3.2%.

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