North America extended its dominance for robotics hiring among railway industry companies in the three months ending May.

The number of roles in North America made up 69.8% of total robotics jobs – up from 52.4% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Europe, which saw a -18.5 year-on-year percentage point change in robotics 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.

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These key themes, which include robotics, 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 robotics job ads in the railway industry?

The fastest growing country was the United States, which saw 51.5% of all robotics job adverts in the three months ending May 2021, increasing to 69.5% in the three months ending May this year.

That was followed by the Netherlands (up 5.6 percentage points), Finland (0.6), and Sweden (-0.3).

The top country for robotics roles in the railway industry is the United States which saw 69.5% of all roles advertised in the three months ending May.

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

Some 14.4% of all railway industry robotics roles were advertised in Atlanta (United States) in the three months ending May.

That was followed by Alpharetta (United States) with 10.5%, Louisville (United States) with 7.6%, and Mahwah (United States) with 7.2%.