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June 21, 2022updated 28 Jun 2022 1:46pm

North America is seeing a hiring boom in packaging industry cybersecurity roles

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

By Data Journalism Team

North America extended its dominance for cybersecurity hiring among packaging industry companies in the three months ending April.

The number of roles in North America made up 93.7% of total cybersecurity jobs – up from 83.8% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by South & Central America, which saw a 1.7 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 the United States, which saw 82.6% of all cybersecurity job adverts in the three months ending April 2021, increasing to 92% in the three months ending April this year.

That was followed by Brazil (up 1.7 percentage points), Serbia (1.1), and Canada (0.5).

The top country for cybersecurity roles in the packaging industry is the United States which saw 92% of all roles advertised in the three months ending April.

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

Some 19.5% of all packaging industry cybersecurity roles were advertised in Westminster (United States) in the three months ending April.

That was followed by Broomfield (United States) with 18.4%, Boulder (United States) with 14.4%, and Columbia (United States) with 8.6%.

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