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September 6, 2022

North America is seeing a hiring jump 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 was the fastest growing region for cybersecurity hiring among offshore industry companies in the three months ending July.

The number of roles in North America made up 36.8% of total cybersecurity jobs – up from 33.9% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Europe, which saw a 0.7 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 job ads in the offshore industry?

The fastest growing country was the United States, which saw 27.7% of all cybersecurity job adverts in the three months ending July 2021, increasing to 33% in the three months ending July this year.

That was followed by the United Kingdom (up 2.5 percentage points), Malaysia (2.1), and Australia (0.8).

The top country for cybersecurity roles in the offshore industry is the United States which saw 33% of all roles advertised in the three months ending July.

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

Some 7.9% of all offshore industry cybersecurity roles were advertised in Bengaluru (India) in the three months ending July.

That was followed by Houston (United States) with 5.1%, Singapore (Singapore) with 3.6%, and Pune (India) with 2.9%.

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