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November 19, 2021updated 27 Jan 2022 11:40am

North America sees hiring boom in apparel cybersecurity roles

North America extended its dominance for cybersecurity roles among apparel industry companies in the three months ending September.

By Andrew Hillman

The number of cybersecurity roles in North America made up 69 per cent of total cybersecurity jobs – up from 50 per cent in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a -2.2 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 roles in the apparel industry?

The fastest growing country was the United States, which saw 50 per cent of all cybersecurity job adverts in the three months ending June last year, increasing to 67.2 per cent in the three months ending September this year.

That was followed by China (up -1.4 percentage points), France (up -12.9), and Canada (up NA).

The top country for cybersecurity roles in the apparel industry is the United States which saw 67.2 per cent of all roles in the three months ending September.

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

Some 17.2 per cent of all apparel industry cybersecurity roles were advertised in Manhattan Beach (United States) in the three months ending September - more than any other city.

That was followed by Greensboro (United States) with 17.2 per cent, Paris (France) with 8.6 per cent, and San Francisco (United States) with 8.6 per cent.

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