North America extended its dominance for cybersecurity hiring among mining industry companies in the three months ending November.

The number of roles in North America made up 67.1% of total cybersecurity jobs – up from 50.6% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Middle East & Africa, which saw a -1.1 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 roles in the mining industry?

The fastest growing country was the US, which saw 43.7% of all cybersecurity job adverts in the three months ending November last year, increasing to 61.9% in the three months ending November this year.

That was followed by Mexico (up 0.2 percentage points), China (up -0.9), and South Africa (up -1.1).

The top country for cybersecurity roles in the mining industry is the US, which saw 61.9% of all roles in the three months ending November.

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

Some 9.2% of all mining industry cybersecurity roles were advertised in East Peoria (US) in the three months ending November – more than any other city.

That was followed by Peoria (US) with 9.2% Nashville (US) with 6.7%, and Chicago (US) with 6.6%.