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March 28, 2022

North America is seeing a hiring boom in payment industry industrial automation roles

Some parts of the world are investing more heavily in industrial automation roles than others

By Data Journalism Team

North America was the fastest growing region for industrial automation hiring among payment industry companies in the three months ending January.

The number of roles in North America made up 41.2% of total industrial automation jobs – up from 37.2% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Middle East & Africa, which saw a 0.1 year-on-year percentage point change in industrial automation 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 industrial automation, 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 industrial automation job ads in the payment industry?

The fastest growing country was the United States, which saw 34.1% of all industrial automation job adverts in the three months ending January 2021, increasing to 37.1% in the three months ending January this year.

That was followed by Canada (up 1.1 percentage points), Australia (0.7), and South Africa (0.1).

The top country for industrial automation roles in the payment industry is the United States which saw 37.1% of all roles advertised in the three months ending January.

Which cities are the biggest hubs for industrial automation workers in the payment industry?

Some 9.2% of all payment industry industrial automation roles were advertised in Hyderabad (India) in the three months ending January.

That was followed by Pune (India) with 9.2%, Bengaluru (India) with 6.6%, and Chennai (India) with 5.3%.

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