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

The number of roles in North America made up 62.1% of total data analytics jobs – up from 55% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Europe, which saw a 1.1 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 47.4% of all data analytics job adverts in the three months ending May 2021, increasing to 52.4% in the three months ending May this year.

That was followed by Canada (up 3.8 percentage points), the UK (1.5), and South Africa (0.2).

The top country for data analytics roles in the mining industry is the US, which saw 52.4% of all roles advertised in the three months ending May.

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

Some 5.4% of all mining industry data analytics roles were advertised in Chicago (US) in the three months ending May.

That was followed by Milwaukee (US) with 5.1%, Vancouver (Canada) with 4.3%, and Perth (Australia) with 2.6%.