North America’s medical industry sees big data hiring boom
The number of roles advertised in North America made up 70.8% of total big data jobs globally, up from 68.1% in the same quarter last year, writes Emil Filipov.
North America extended its dominance for big data hiring among medical industry companies in the three months ending September.
The number of roles in North America made up 70.8% of total big data jobs – up from 68.1% in the same quarter last year.
That was followed by Europe, which saw a -0.2 year-on-year percentage point change in big data roles.
The figures are compiled by GlobalData, who 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".
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.
The fastest-growing country was Canada, which saw 1.1% of all big data job adverts in the three months ending June last year, increasing to 2.4% in the three months ending September this year.
That was followed by the US (up one percentage points), the United Kingdom (up 0.4), and Mexico (up 0.4).
The top country for big data roles in the medical industry is the US which saw 67% of all roles in the three months ending September.
Some 3.1% of all medical industry big data roles were advertised in San Diego (US) in the three months ending September - more than any other city.
That was followed by Valencia (US) with 3.1%, Miami (US) with 1.7%, and Shanghai (China) with 1.6%.
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.