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July 8, 2022updated 05 Jul 2022 12:22pm

North America sees hiring boom in apparel industry data analytics roles

North America extended its dominance for data analytics hiring among apparel industry companies in the three months ending May.

By Data Journalism Team

The number of data analytics roles in North America for the apparel industry made up 66.2% of total data analytics jobs – up from 54.7% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Europe, which saw a 4 year-on-year percentage point change in data analytics 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 data analytics, 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 data analytics job ads in the apparel industry?

The fastest growing country was the United States, which saw 54.7% of all data analytics job adverts in the three months ending May 2021, increasing to 66.2% in the three months ending May this year.

That was followed by India (up 3.8 percentage points), Germany (1.5), and Belgium (1.4).

The top country for data analytics roles in the apparel industry is the United States which saw 66.2% of all roles advertised in the three months ending May.

Which cities and locations are the biggest hubs for data analytics workers?

Some 8.1% of all apparel industry data analytics roles were advertised in San Francisco (United States) in the three months ending May.

That was followed by Portland (United States) with 7.1%, York (United States) with 6.1%, and Manhattan Beach (United States) with 6.1%.

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