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September 6, 2022

Middle East & Africa is seeing a hiring jump in packaging industry cybersecurity roles

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

By Data Journalism Team

Middle East & Africa was the fastest growing region for cybersecurity hiring among packaging industry companies in the three months ending July.

The number of roles in Middle East & Africa made up 3% of total cybersecurity jobs – up from 0% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by South & Central America, which saw a 1.8 year-on-year percentage point change in cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity, 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 cybersecurity job ads in the packaging industry?

The fastest growing country was Canada, which saw 0% of all cybersecurity job adverts in the three months ending July 2021, increasing to 3.6% in the three months ending July this year.

That was followed by South Africa (up 3 percentage points), Serbia (2.4), and Brazil (1.8).

The top country for cybersecurity roles in the packaging industry is the United States which saw 76.8% of all roles advertised in the three months ending July.

Which cities and locations are the biggest hubs for cybersecurity workers in the packaging industry?

Some 16.7% of all packaging industry cybersecurity roles were advertised in Broomfield (United States) in the three months ending July.

That was followed by Boulder (United States) with 11.3%, Columbia (United States) with 10.1%, and Westminster (United States) with 6%.

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