Europe was the fastest growing region for data analytics hiring among medical industry companies in the three months ending November.

The number of roles in Europe made up 8.8 per cent of total data analytics jobs – up from 6.6 per cent in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a 1.1 year-on-year percentage point change in data analytics 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.

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These key themes, which include data analytics, 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 data analytics roles in the medical industry?

The fastest growing country was the United Kingdom, which saw 2.2 per cent of all data analytics job adverts in the three months ending November last year, increasing to 3.9 per cent in the three months ending November this year.

That was followed by Canada (up one percentage points), India (up 0.7), and Poland (up 0.5).

The top country for data analytics roles in the medical industry is the United States which saw 65.4 per cent of all roles in the three months ending November.

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

Some 2.9 per cent of all medical industry data analytics roles were advertised in San Diego (United States) in the three months ending November - more than any other city.

That was followed by Valencia (United States) with 2.9 per cent, Miami (United States) with 1.6 per cent, and Shanghai (China) with 1.5 per cent.