North America was the fastest growing region for cybersecurity hiring among automotive industry companies in the three months ending April.

The number of roles in North America made up 38.8% of total cybersecurity jobs – up from 24.9% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a -4.3 year-on-year percentage point change in cybersecurity roles.

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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 job ads in the automotive industry?

The fastest growing country was the United States, which saw 21.5% of all cybersecurity job adverts in the three months ending April 2021, increasing to 36.1% in the three months ending April this year.

That was followed by the United Kingdom (up 0.7 percentage points), China (0.399999999999999), and Canada (0.2).

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The top country for cybersecurity roles in the automotive industry is Germany which saw 38% of all roles advertised in the three months ending April.

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

Some 16.5% of all automotive industry cybersecurity roles were advertised in Stuttgart (Germany) in the three months ending April.

That was followed by Sindelfingen (Germany) with 7.1%, Maumee (United States) with 4%, and Novi (United States) with 3.7%.

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