Asia-Pacific was the fastest growing region for robotics hiring among automotive industry companies in the three months ending September.

The number of roles in Asia-Pacific made up 7.2 per cent of total robotics jobs – up from 4.7 per cent in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Middle East & Africa, which saw a 0.9 year-on-year percentage point change in robotics 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 robotics, 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 robotics roles in the automotive industry?

The fastest growing country was India, which saw two per cent of all robotics job adverts in the three months ending June last year, increasing to 5.7 per cent in the three months ending September this year.

That was followed by France (up 2.8 percentage points), Israel (up 0.9), and Sweden (up 0.9).

The top country for robotics roles in the automotive industry is the United States which saw 68.7 per cent of all roles in the three months ending September.

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

Some 8.7 per cent of all automotive industry robotics roles were advertised in Warren (United States) in the three months ending September - more than any other city.

That was followed by Bradley (United States) with 8.7 per cent, Austin (United States) with 5.1 per cent, and Louisville (United States) with 4.2 per cent.