North America extended its dominance for data analytics hiring among mining industry companies in the three months ending February.

The number of roles in North America made up 57.9% of total data analytics jobs – up from 49.8% in the same quarter last year. That was followed by Europe, which saw a 1.9 year-on-year percentage point change in data analytics 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 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 job ads in the mining industry?

The fastest growing country was the US, which saw 39.8% of all data analytics job adverts in the three months ending February 2021, increasing to 51.3% in the three months ending February this year.

That was followed by India (up 2.8 percentage points), the UK (1.4), and China (0.8).

The top country for data analytics roles in the mining industry is the US, which saw 51.3% of all roles advertised in the three months ending February.

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

Some 4.8% of all mining industry data analytics roles were advertised in Perth (Australia) in the three months ending February.

That was followed by Chicago (US) with 4.8%, Phoenix (US) with 4%, and Milwaukee (US) with 2.8%.