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April 26, 2022updated 25 Apr 2022 4:25pm

Europe is seeing a hiring boom in ship industry IoT roles

Some parts of the world are investing more heavily in internet of things roles than others

By Data Journalism Team

Europe was the fastest growing region for internet of things (IoT) hiring among ship industry companies in the three months ending February.

The number of roles in Europe made up 23.5% of total IoT jobs – up from 19.2% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a -0.1 year-on-year percentage point change in IoT 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 internet of things, 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 IoT job ads in the ship industry?

The fastest growing country was the United Kingdom, which saw 0% of all IoT job adverts in the three months ending February 2021, increasing to 6.1% in the three months ending February this year.

That was followed by Denmark (up 4.8 percentage points), India (1.2), and Canada (0.5).

The top country for IoT roles in the ship industry is the United States which saw 55.8% of all roles advertised in the three months ending February.

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

Some 10% of all ship industry IoT roles were advertised in Mahwah (United States) in the three months ending February.

That was followed by Louisville (United States) with 10%, Atlanta (United States) with 7.8%, and Alpharetta (United States) with 7.2%.

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