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

The number of roles in North America made up 56.8% of total data analytics jobs – up from 50.7% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Middle East & Africa, which saw a zero 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.

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 mining industry?

The fastest growing country was the US, which saw 41.1% of all data analytics job adverts in the three months ending November last year, increasing to 51.2% in the three months ending November this year.

That was followed by India (up 3.5 percentage points), Australia (up 2.6), and China (up 1.7).

The top country for data analytics roles in the mining industry is the United States which saw 51.2 per cent of all roles in the three months ending November.

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

Some 8.8% of all mining industry data analytics roles were advertised in Chicago (US) in the three months ending November – more than any other city.

That was followed by Perth (Australia) with 8.8%, Milwaukee (US) with 3.6%, and Chennai (India) with 2.8%.