North America extended its dominance for internet of things (IoT) hiring among medical industry companies in the three months ending February.
The number of roles in North America made up 71% of total IoT jobs – up from 69.7% in the same quarter last year.
That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a -0.4 year-on-year percentage point change in IoT 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 internet of things, 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 IoT job ads in the medical industry?
The fastest growing country was Mexico, which saw 0.5% of all IoT job adverts in the three months ending February 2021, increasing to 2% in the three months ending February this year.
That was followed by Germany (up 1.3 percentage points), Ireland (0.9), and Australia (0.3).
The top country for IoT roles in the medical industry is the United States which saw 65.2% of all roles advertised in the three months ending February.
Which cities are the biggest hubs for IoT workers in the medical industry?
Some 6.4% of all medical industry IoT roles were advertised in St. Louis (United States) in the three months ending February.
That was followed by San Diego (United States) with 6.4%, Advance (United States) with 3.2%, and Acton (United States) with 2.2%.