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North America is seeing a hiring jump in railway industry cloud roles

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

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

The number of roles in North America made up 63% of total cloud jobs – up from 59.4% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Europe, which saw a 3 year-on-year percentage point change in cloud roles.

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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 cloud, 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.

The fastest growing country was the US, which saw 54% of all cloud job adverts in the three months ending July 2021, increasing to 57.6% in the three months ending July this year.

That was followed by Hungary (up 2.4 percentage points), France (1.8), and Spain (1.8).

The top country for cloud roles in the railway industry is the US, which saw 57.6% of all roles advertised in the three months ending July.

Some 5.8% of all railway industry cloud roles were advertised in Chicago (US) in the three months ending July.

That was followed by Dallas (US) with 3.4%, Atlanta (US) with 3.3%, and Bengaluru (India) with 3.1%.