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Europe is seeing a hiring boom in medical industry cybersecurity roles

By Michael Goodier 16 Nov 2021 (Last Updated November 23rd, 2021 11:34)

The number of roles in Europe made up 7.5% of total cybersecurity jobs in the medical sector.

Europe is seeing a hiring boom in medical industry cybersecurity roles
While Europe saw the biggest growth in medical device cybersecurity roles, some 2.7% of all medical industry cybersecurity roles were advertised in Seattle – more than any other city. Credit: Shutterstock

Europe was the fastest growing region for cybersecurity hiring among medical industry companies in the three months ending September.

The number of roles in Europe made up 7.5 per cent of total cybersecurity jobs – up from 4.4 per cent in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a 0.8 year-on-year percentage point change in cybersecurity 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 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.

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

The fastest growing country was Canada, which saw 0.9 per cent of all cybersecurity job adverts in the three months ending June last year, increasing to 2.7 per cent in the three months ending September this year.

That was followed by Switzerland (up 0.9 percentage points), the United Kingdom (up 0.8), and China (up 0.5).

The top country for cybersecurity roles in the medical industry is the United States which saw 77.8 per cent of all roles in the three months ending September.

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

Some 2.7 per cent of all medical industry cybersecurity roles were advertised in Seattle (United States) in the three months ending September - more than any other city.

That was followed by Valencia (United States) with 2.7 per cent, Lenexa (United States) with 1.8 per cent, and Miramar (United States) with 1.7 per cent.