Apparel cybersecurity position levels in November 2021
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Apparel cybersecurity hiring levels rose to a year-high in November 2021

23 Dec 2021 (Last Updated January 5th, 2022 14:49)

The proportion of apparel supply chain companies hiring for cybersecurity related positions rose significantly in November 2021 compared with the equivalent month last year, with 62.5% of the companies included in the GlobalData analysis recruiting for at least one such position.

Apparel cybersecurity hiring levels rose to a year-high in November 2021

The latest figure was higher than the 29.4% of companies who were hiring for apparel cybersecurity related jobs a year ago and an increase compared to the figure of 50% in October 2021.

When it came to the rate of all job openings that were linked to cybersecurity, related job postings kept steady in November 2021, with 0.4% of newly posted job advertisements being linked to the topic.

This latest figure was the same as the 0.4% of newly advertised jobs that were linked to cybersecurity in the equivalent month a year ago.

Cybersecurity is one of the topics that GlobalData, from whom our data for this article is taken, have identified as being a key disruptive force facing companies in the coming years. Companies that excel and invest in these areas now are thought to be better prepared for the future business landscape and better equipped to survive unforeseen challenges.

Our analysis of the data shows that apparel supply chain companies are currently hiring for cybersecurity jobs at a rate lower than the average for all companies within GlobalData's job analytics database. The average among all companies stood at 2.5% in November 2021.

GlobalData's job analytics database tracks the daily hiring patterns of thousands of companies across the world, drawing in jobs as they're posted and tagging them with additional layers of data on everything from the seniority of each position to whether a job is linked to wider industry trends.


GlobalData’s unique Job analytics enables understanding of hiring trends, strategies, and predictive signals across sectors, themes, companies, and geographies. Intelligent web crawlers capture data from publicly available sources. Key parameters include active, posted and closed jobs, posting duration, experience, seniority level, educational qualifications and skills.