North America extended its dominance for digital media hiring among ship industry companies in the three months ending January.

The number of roles in North America made up 55.8% of total digital media jobs – up from 37.7% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a 3.8 year-on-year percentage point change in digital media 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 digital media, 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 digital media job ads in the ship industry?

The fastest growing country was the United States, which saw 37.1% of all digital media job adverts in the three months ending January 2021, increasing to 54.3% in the three months ending January.

That was followed by China (up 3.6 percentage points), Hungary (up 2.8), and Canada (up 0.9).

The top country for digital media roles in the ship industry is the United States which saw 54.3% of all roles advertised in the three months ending January.

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

Some six% of all ship industry digital media roles were advertised in Central (United States) in the three months ending January - more than any other city.

That was followed by Chicago (United States) with six%, Atlanta (United States) with 3.8%, and Pune (India) with 2.3%.