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

The number of roles in North America made up 31.8% of total cybersecurity jobs – up from 24.7% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by South & Central America, which saw a 0.2 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 roles in the offshore industry?

The fastest growing country was the US, which saw 22.6% of all cybersecurity job adverts in the three months ending November last year, increasing to 29.6% in the three months ending November this year.

That was followed by India (up 5.3 percentage points), Australia (up 1.6), and the UK (up 0.8).

The top country for cybersecurity roles in the offshore industry is India, which saw 29.7% of all roles in the three months ending November.

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

Some 7.1% of all offshore industry cybersecurity roles were advertised in Mumbai (India) in the three months ending November – more than any other city.

That was followed by Houston (US) with 7.1%, Bengaluru (India) with 5.3%, and Singapore (Singapore) with 2.8%.