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North America is seeing a hiring boom in railway cybersecurity

We analysed data analytics hiring levels in the railway industry using data from GlobalData.

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

The number of roles in North America made up 47.2% of total cybersecurity jobs – up from 34.6% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a -0.8 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.

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The fastest growing country was the US, which saw 27.7% of all cybersecurity job adverts in the three months ending February 2021, increasing to 42.4% in the three months ending February this year.

That was followed by Sweden (up 3.9 percentage points), Spain (1.9), and Belgium (1.3).

The top country for cybersecurity roles in the railway industry is the US, which saw 42.4% of all roles advertised in the three months ending February.

Some 11.2% of all railway industry cybersecurity roles were advertised in Bengaluru (India) in the three months ending February.

That was followed by Dallas (US) with 11.2%, Charleroi (Belgium) with 6.3%, and Saint-Ouen (France) with 3.9%.