Asia-Pacific is seeing a hiring jump in mining industry cybersecurity roles 

Some parts of the world are investing more heavily in cybersecurity roles than others 

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Asia-Pacific was the fastest growing region for cybersecurity hiring among mining industry companies in the three months ending July. 

The number of roles in Asia-Pacific made up 32.9% of total cybersecurity jobs, up from 20.5% in the same quarter last year. That was followed by Europe, which saw a 2.8 year-on-year percentage point change in cybersecurity roles. 

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, which tracks 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. 

The fastest growing country was India, which saw 15.8% of all cybersecurity job adverts in the three months ending July 2021, increasing to 22.6% in the three months ending July this year. 

That was followed by Australia (up 3.2 percentage points), Canada (2.2), and Singapore (1.7). 

The top country for cybersecurity roles in the mining industry is the US, which saw 41.9% of all roles advertised in the three months ending July. 

Some 3.9% of all mining industry cybersecurity roles were advertised in Atlanta (US) in the three months ending July. That was followed by Kansas City with 3.2%, Phoenix with 2.7%, and Douglas with 2.3%. All of these cities are, like Atlanta, in the US.