North America is experiencing a hiring boom in military industry cybersecurity positions

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North America extended its dominance for cybersecurity hiring among military industry companies in the three months to February.

The number of positions in North America accounted for 83.1% of total cybersecurity jobs, compared to 78.3% in the same quarter last year.

This was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a 2 percentage point year-over-year change in cybersecurity 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 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 cybersecurity, 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 strongest growth in cybersecurity job openings in the military industry?

The fastest growing country was the United States, which saw 77.6% of all cybersecurity job openings in the three months ending February 2021, rising to 82, 3% in the three months ending February this year.

Next come India (up 2.8 percentage points), Sweden (0.5) and the United Kingdom (0.2).

The top country for cybersecurity roles in the military industry is the United States, which saw 82.3% of all advertised positions in the three months ending February.

Which cities are the biggest hubs for cybersecurity workers in the military industry?

Some 5.1% of all military industry cybersecurity positions were advertised in Tucson (US) in the three months ending February.

This is followed by Huntsville (USA) with 5.1%, Annapolis (USA) with 3.4% and Bengaluru (India) with 3.4%.

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