Asia-Pacific Sees Hiring Boom in Military Industry IoT Roles


Asia Pacific was the fastest growing region for Internet of Things (IoT) hiring among military industry companies in the three months to May.

The number of jobs in Asia-Pacific accounted for 5.3% of total IoT jobs, compared to 3.9% in the same quarter last year. This was followed by Europe, which saw a 0.6 percentage point change year over year in IoT roles.

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, which tracks the number of new job postings from key companies in various industries over time. Using textual analysis, these job postings are then categorized by topic.

GlobalData’s thematic approach to industry activity seeks to group key company information by topic to see which companies are best positioned to weather the coming disruptions in their industries.

These key topics, which include the Internet of Things, are chosen to cover “any issue that keeps a CEO up at night.”

Tracking them through job postings allows us to see which companies are leading the way on specific issues and which are dragging their feet – and more importantly where the market is growing and contracting.

Which countries are experiencing the fastest growth in IoT job openings in the military industry?

The fastest growing country was France, which recorded 14.5% of all IoT job vacancies in the three months ending May 2021, rising to 16.2% in the three months ending in May this year.

Next come Spain (up 1.3 percentage points), the Philippines (1.2) and Canada (1.1).

The top country for IoT positions in the military industry is the United States, which saw 61% of all advertised positions in the three months ending May.

Which cities and locations are the biggest hubs for IoT workers in the military industry?

Some 4.1% of all military industry IoT roles were advertised in Toulouse, France in the three months to May.

Next come Indianapolis (United States) with 2.7%, Scottsdale (United States) with 2.4% and Gennevilliers (France) with 1.8%.

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