North America extended its dominance for industrial automation hiring among payment industry companies in the three months ending June.

The number of roles in North America made up 43.9% of total industrial automation jobs – up from 39.5% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Europe, which saw a 0.8 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 36.4% of all industrial automation job adverts in the three months ending June 2021, increasing to 38.7% in the three months ending June this year.

That was followed by Canada (up 2.1 percentage points), the United Kingdom (0.6), and Singapore (0.4).

The top country for industrial automation roles in the payment industry is the United States which saw 38.7% of all roles advertised in the three months ending June.

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

Some 9.4% of all payment industry industrial automation roles were advertised in Pune (India) in the three months ending June.

That was followed by Bengaluru (India) with 6.7%, Chennai (India) with 5.1%, and Toronto (Canada) with 3.5%.