Europe extended its dominance for cybersecurity hiring among automotive industry companies in the three months ending July.

The number of roles in Europe made up 52.4% of total cybersecurity jobs – up from 39.8% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a -1.7 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.

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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 job ads in the automotive industry?

The fastest growing country was Sweden, which saw 1.9% of all cybersecurity job adverts in the three months ending July 2021, increasing to 15.1% in the three months ending July this year.

That was followed by Canada (up 3.2 percentage points), Germany (2.4), and Austria (1.2).

The top country for cybersecurity roles in the automotive industry is Germany which saw 31.2% of all roles advertised in the three months ending July.

Which cities and locations are the biggest hubs for cybersecurity workers in the automotive industry?

Some 13.1% of all automotive industry cybersecurity roles were advertised in Stuttgart (Germany) in the three months ending July.

That was followed by Sindelfingen (Germany) with 5%, Gothenburg (Sweden) with 4.2%, and Berlin (Germany) with 3%.