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Europe is seeing a hiring boom in automotive industry cybersecurity roles

19 Nov 2021

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

The number of roles in Europe made up 43.5 per cent of total cybersecurity jobs – up from 20.5 per cent in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a 7.9 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.

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 roles in the automotive industry?

The fastest growing country was Germany, which saw 15.5 per cent of all cybersecurity job adverts in the three months ending June last year, increasing to 35.4 per cent in the three months ending September this year.

That was followed by India (up 4.2 percentage points), France (up 2.6), and China (up 2.4).

The top country for cybersecurity roles in the automotive industry is Germany which saw 35.4 per cent of all roles in the three months ending September.

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

Some 15.3 per cent of all automotive industry cybersecurity roles were advertised in Stuttgart (Germany) in the three months ending September - more than any other city.

That was followed by Sindelfingen (Germany) with 15.3 per cent, Berlin (Germany) with 4.6 per cent, and Warren (United States) with four per cent.