Asia-Pacific was the fastest growing region for cybersecurity hiring among mining industry companies in the three months ending February.

The number of roles in Asia-Pacific made up 31.1% of total cybersecurity jobs – up from 23.2% in the same quarter last year. That was followed by Europe, which saw a 1.3 year-on-year percentage point change in cybersecurity roles.

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, which 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.

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 job ads in the mining industry?

The fastest growing country was Australia, which saw 3.4% of all cybersecurity job adverts in the three months ending February 2021, increasing to 9.4% in the three months ending February this year.

That was followed by India (up 3 percentage points), Romania (2.3), and Mexico (0.2).

The top country for cybersecurity roles in the mining industry is the US, which saw 44.6% of all roles advertised in the three months ending February.

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

Some 5.9% of all mining industry cybersecurity roles were advertised in Chicago (US) in the three months ending February.

That was followed by Atlanta (US) with 5.9%, Bucharest (Romania) with 3.2%, and Phoenix (US) with 3.2%.