Asia-Pacific was the fastest-growing region for the hiring of jobs linked to the Internet of things (IoT) among drinks manufacturers in the three months ending May, analysis of hiring patterns suggests.

The number of roles in Asia-Pacific made up 16% of total IoT jobs – up from 6.1% in the same quarter last year.

GlobalData 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. The data and analytics group, Just Drinks’ parent company, seeks to group key company information by topic to see which companies are best placed to weather the disruptions coming to their industries.

By tracking the themes across job advertisements, GlobalData says it can 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 IoT job ads in the drinks industry?

The fastest growing country was in fact the the US, which accounted for 35.4% of all IoT job adverts in the three months ending May 2021 but 55.3% in the three months ending May this year. That was followed by India (up 13.6 percentage points).

Which cities and locations are the biggest hubs for IoT workers in the drinks industry?

Some 9.6% of all drinks industry IoT roles were advertised in York (United States) in the three months ending May.

That was followed by Hyderabad (India) with 8.5%, Burlington (United States) with 6.4%, and Arlington (United States) with 5.3%.