South & Central America extended its dominance for fintech hiring among mining industry companies in the three months ending December. The number of roles in South & Central America made up 79.6% of total fintech jobs – up from 68.4% in the same quarter in 2020.

That was followed by Europe, which saw a 9.5 year-on-year percentage point change in fintech 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 fintech, 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 fintech job ads in the mining industry?

The fastest growing country was Peru, which saw 0% of all fintech job adverts in the three months ending December 2020, increasing to 31.5% in the three months ending December.

That was followed by Spain (up 7.7 percentage points), Portugal (up 1.9), and Brazil (up -3.1).

The top country for fintech roles in the mining industry is Chile which saw 40.7% of all roles advertised in the three months ending December.

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

Some 24.1% of all mining industry fintech roles were advertised in Santiago (Chile) in the three months ending December – more than any other city.

That was followed by Arequipa (Peru) with 24.1%, Salamanca (Spain) with 13%, and Lima (Peru) with 13%.