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December 23, 2021updated 21 Jan 2022 1:10pm

Europe is seeing a hiring boom in automotive industry cloud roles

GlobalData's database shows an uptick in cloud hiring roles in autos - especially in Europe. The US dominates the numbers though.

By Emil Filipov

Europe was the fastest growing region for cloud hiring among automotive industry companies in the three months ending October.

The number of roles in Europe made up 28.5 per cent of total cloud jobs – up from 18.9 per cent in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a 7.7 year-on-year percentage point change in cloud 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 cloud, 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 cloud roles in the automotive industry?

The fastest growing country was Germany, which saw 9.4 per cent of all cloud job adverts in the three months ending October last year, increasing to 18.2 per cent in the three months ending October this year.

That was followed by India (up 8.5 percentage points), France (up two), and Israel (up 1.9).

The top country for cloud roles in the automotive industry is the United States which saw 45.1 per cent of all roles in the three months ending October.

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

Some 8.9 per cent of all automotive industry cloud roles were advertised in Austin (United States) in the three months ending October - more than any other city.

That was followed by Stuttgart (Germany) with 8.9 per cent, Warren (United States) with 4.1 per cent, and Sindelfingen (Germany) with 3.1 per cent.

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