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November 11, 2021updated 25 Jan 2022 3:53pm

Europe is seeing a hiring boom in ship industry cybersecurity roles

We have analysed hiring levels using data from GlobalData.

By Emil Filipov

Europe extended its dominance for cybersecurity hiring among ship industry companies in the three months ending September.

The number of roles in Europe made up 40.4 per cent of total cybersecurity jobs – up from 37.1 per cent in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a -2.5 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 roles in the ship industry?

The fastest growing country was Poland, which saw 3.2 per cent of all cybersecurity job adverts in the three months ending June last year, increasing to 9.7 per cent in the three months ending September this year.

That was followed by the United Kingdom (up 5.1 percentage points), Belgium (up 3.4), and Denmark (up 1.7).

The top country for cybersecurity roles in the ship industry is the United States which saw 24.7 per cent of all roles in the three months ending September.

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

Some 4.3 per cent of all ship industry cybersecurity roles were advertised in Pune (India) in the three months ending September - more than any other city.

That was followed by March (United Kingdom) with 4.3 per cent, Charleroi (Belgium) with 4.2 per cent, and Chorzow (Poland) with 3.9 per cent.

By Michael Goodier.

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