Europe was the fastest-growing region for machine learning hiring among beverage companies in the three months to the end of October, according to recent research.

The number of vacancies in the region accounted for 23.2% of all machine learning jobs in drinks – up from 19.8% in the same quarter last year. Europe was followed by North America, which saw a -1.8 year-on-year percentage point change in roles related to the theme.

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The figures are compiled by GlobalData, which tracks the number of new job postings from key companies in various industries. Using textual analysis, 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 machine learning roles in the drinks industry?

The fastest-growing country was Spain, which accounted for 11% of all machine learning job adverts in the quarter. In the corresponding period a year ago, the country's proportion was 6.6%.

Spain was followed by Mexico (increasing 3.4 percentage points), Ireland (rising 2.6), and the UK (up 2.1).


The US was the largest market for machine learning roles in beverages, accounting for 43.2% of all roles in the three months to the end of October.

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

The leading cities were Barcelona and New York, each with 9.7%. The pair were followed by Hyderabad in India with 6.5% and Plano in Texas - home to the headquarters of Keurig Dr Pepper - at 5.8%.


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