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November 26, 2021updated 28 Apr 2022 12:17pm

North America is seeing a hiring boom in airport industry big data roles

We have analysed hiring trends using data from GlobalData.

By Emil Filipov

North America extended its dominance for big data hiring among airport industry companies in the three months ending September.

The number of roles in North America made up 68.4 per cent of total big data jobs – up from 66.2 per cent in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a 1.2 year-on-year percentage point change in big data 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 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.

Which countries are seeing the most growth for big data roles in the airport industry?

The fastest growing country was the United Kingdom, which saw 2.2 per cent of all big data job adverts in the three months ending June last year, increasing to 5.2 per cent in the three months ending September this year.

That was followed by the United States (up 2.7 percentage points), Australia (up one), and India (up 0.300000000000001).

The top country for big data roles in the airport industry is the United States which saw 67.5 per cent of all roles in the three months ending September.

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

Some 7.1 per cent of all airport industry big data roles were advertised in Atlanta (United States) in the three months ending September - more than any other city.

That was followed by San Francisco (United States) with 7.1 per cent, Chicago (United States) with 4.8 per cent, and March (United Kingdom) with 3.3 per cent.


By Michael Goodier.

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