Europe is the fastest-growing region currently for cybersecurity hiring among beverage companies, according to recent research.

In the three months to the end of November, the number of vacancies advertised in the region accounted for 33.1% of total cybersecurity jobs – up from 21% in the same quarter a year earlier. Europe was followed by North America, which saw a -1.8 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 industries. Using textual analysis, these job ads are then classified thematically to gauge which companies are best placed to weather future industry disruptions.

The research is designed to show which companies are leading the way on specific issues as well as where the market is expanding and contracting.

Which countries are seeing the most growth for cybersecurity roles in the drinks industry?

The fastest-growing country was Poland, which accounted for 13.6% of all cybersecurity job adverts in the three months to the end of November. In the corresponding period a year earlier - September to November 2020 - the country's proportion was 6.5%.

Poland was followed by Denmark (increasing by 3.9 percentage points), Romania (rising 1.9), and the US (up 1.6).

The US was the largest market for cybersecurity roles in beverages, accounting for 32.2% of all roles in the quarter.

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

The leading cities were Poznan in Poland and Atlanta - home to The Coca-Cola Co - each hosting 11.1% of beverages' cybersecurity vacancies in the quarter. The pair were followed by Milwaukee with 4.8% and Hyderabad in India, which held 4.2% of the vacancies in the drinks industry.

Methodology: GlobalData’s ‘Job Analytics’ enables an understanding of hiring trends, strategies and predictive signals across sectors, themes, companies and geographies. Intelligent web crawlers capture data from publicly available sources. Key parameters include active, posted and closed jobs, posting duration, experience, seniority level, educational qualifications and skills.

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