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August 25, 2022updated 24 Aug 2022 10:51am

Europe is seeing a hiring jump in railway industry big data roles

Some parts of the world are investing more heavily in big data roles than others.

By Data Journalism Team

Europe was the fastest growing region for big data hiring among railway industry companies in the three months ending June.

The number of roles in Europe made up 17.5% of total big data jobs – up from 9.9% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a -0.6 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.

Which countries are seeing the most growth for big data job ads in the railway industry?

The fastest growing country was Hungary, which saw 0% of all big data job adverts in the three months ending June 2021, increasing to 7.8% in the three months ending June this year.

That was followed by France (up 1.7 percentage points), Poland (1), and the Netherlands (0.9).

The top country for big data roles in the railway industry is the United States which saw 54.3% of all roles advertised in the three months ending June.

Which cities and locations are the biggest hubs for big data workers in the railway industry?

Some 7.8% of all railway industry big data roles were advertised in Budapest (Hungary) in the three months ending June.

That was followed by Atlanta (United States) with 4.6%, Chicago (United States) with 4.5%, and Dallas (United States) with 2.5%.

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