Asia-Pacific is seeing a hiring boom in military big data roles

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GlobalData’s analysis shows that defence companies in some parts of the world are investing more heavily in big data roles than others.

Asia-Pacific was the fastest growing region for big data hiring among military industry companies in the three months ending April.

The number of roles in Asia-Pacific made up 11.7% of total big data jobs – up from 3.8% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Europe, which saw a 0.5 year-on-year percentage point change in big data 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 big data, 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.

The top country for big data roles in the military industry is the US, which saw 76.6% of all roles advertised in the three months ending April.

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

Some 8.9% of all military industry big data roles were advertised in Bengaluru (India) in the three months ending April.

That was followed by Annapolis (United States) with 2.4%, Huntsville (US) with 2.3%, and Seattle (United States) with 2.1%.