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April 27, 2022updated 09 May 2022 12:39pm

North America is seeing a hiring boom in airport industry IoT roles

Some parts of the world are investing more heavily in internet of things roles than others

By Data Journalism Team

North America extended its dominance for internet of things (IoT) hiring among airport industry companies in the three months ending February.

The number of roles in North America made up 73.4% of total IoT jobs – up from 68.5% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by South & Central America, which saw a -0.7 year-on-year percentage point change in IoT 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 internet of things, 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 IoT job ads in the airport industry?

The fastest growing country was the United States, which saw 66.4% of all IoT job adverts in the three months ending February 2021, increasing to 70.6% in the three months ending February this year.

That was followed by Hong Kong (up 2 percentage points), the United Kingdom (1.3), and Canada (0.7).

The top country for IoT roles in the airport industry is the United States which saw 70.6% of all roles advertised in the three months ending February.

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

Some 13% of all airport industry IoT roles were advertised in Mahwah (United States) in the three months ending February.

That was followed by Louisville (United States) with 13%, Atlanta (United States) with 10.7%, and Alpharetta (United States) with 9.3%.

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