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June 20, 2022

Cybersecurity: North America sees hiring rise in clinical trials

The number of roles in North America made up 52.5% of total cybersecurity jobs.

By Data Journalism Team

North America extended its dominance for cybersecurity hiring among clinical trial operations industry companies in the three months ending April.

The number of roles in North America made up 52.5% of total cybersecurity jobs – up from 48.5% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a -1.4 year-on-year percentage point change in cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity, 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 cybersecurity job ads in the clinical trial operations industry?

The fastest growing country was the United States, which saw 43.7% of all cybersecurity job adverts in the three months ending April 2021, increasing to 50.7% in the three months ending April this year.

That was followed by India (up 0.5 percentage points), Spain (0.4), and Switzerland (0.2).

The top country for cybersecurity roles in the clinical trial operations industry is the United States which saw 50.7% of all roles advertised in the three months ending April.

Which cities are the biggest hubs for cybersecurity workers in the clinical trial operations industry?

Some 3.3% of all clinical trial operations industry cybersecurity roles were advertised in Bengaluru (India) in the three months ending April.

That was followed by Rochester (United States) with 2.8%, Cambridge (United States) with 2.7%, and Boston (United States) with 2.4%.

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