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June 9, 2022updated 06 Jun 2022 3:04pm

Europe sees hiring boom in apparel industry big data roles

Some parts of the world are investing more heavily in big data roles than others, with Europe the fastest-growing region for big data hiring among apparel industry companies in the three months ending April.

By Data Journalism Team

The number of roles in Europe made up 22.6% of total big data jobs, up from 18.3% in the same quarter last year.

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That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a 0.1 year-on-year percentage point change in big data roles.

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, which tracks 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 big data, are chosen to cover "any issue that keeps a CEO awake at night".

Tracking them across job advertisements 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 big data job ads in the apparel industry?

The fastest-growing country was India, which saw 0% of all big data job adverts in the three months ending April 2021, increasing to 3.6% in the three months ending April this year.

That was followed by Germany (up 2.6 percentage points), Belgium (1.1), and Italy (0.9).

The top country for big data roles in the apparel industry is the United States which saw 62.6% of all roles advertised in the three months ending April.

Which cities are the biggest hubs for big data workers in the apparel industry?

Some 10.5% of all apparel industry big data roles were advertised in San Francisco (United States) in the three months ending April.

That was followed by Portland (United States) with 6.4%, Manhattan Beach (United States) with 6%, and York (United States) with 4.8%.

The proportion of apparel supply chain companies hiring for big data-related positions dropped in April compared with the equivalent month last year, with 75% of the companies included in GlobalData analysis recruiting for at least one such position.

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