North America extended its dominance for robotics hiring among payment industry companies in the three months ending December.

The number of roles in North America made up 33.3% of total robotics jobs – up from 27.3% in the same quarter in 2020.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a 0.7 year-on-year percentage point change in robotics 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 robotics, 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 robotics job ads in the payment industry?

The fastest growing country was the United States, which saw 24.9% of all robotics job adverts in the three months ending December 2020, increasing to 28.5% in the three months ending December.

That was followed by Canada (up 2.5 percentage points), the United Kingdom (up 2.4), and Australia (up 1.5).

The top country for robotics roles in the payment industry is the United States which saw 28.5% of all roles advertised in the three months ending December.

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

Some 3.8% of all payment industry robotics roles were advertised in Toronto (Canada) in the three months ending December - more than any other city.

That was followed by Mumbai (India) with 3.8% Chennai (India) with 3.3%, and Brno (Czech Republic) with 3.3%