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November 29, 2021updated 12 Jan 2022 3:23pm

Middle East & Africa is seeing a hiring boom in private banking industry big data roles

By Emil Filipov

Middle East & Africa was the fastest growing region for big data hiring among private banking industry companies in the three months ending September.

The number of roles in Middle East & Africa made up 2.3 per cent of total big data jobs – up from 1.1 per cent in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by North America, which saw a 0.9 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 roles in the private banking industry?

The fastest growing country was South Africa, which saw 1.1 per cent of all big data job adverts in the three months ending June last year, increasing to 2.3 per cent in the three months ending September this year.

That was followed by Canada (up 0.5 percentage points), Australia (up 0.4), and the United States (up 0.399999999999999).

The top country for big data roles in the private banking industry is the United States which saw 39.5 per cent of all roles in the three months ending September.

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

Some 6.7 per cent of all private banking industry big data roles were advertised in Pune (India) in the three months ending September - more than any other city.

That was followed by York (United States) with 6.7 per cent, Hyderabad (India) with 4.3 per cent, and Bengaluru (India) with 3.7 per cent.

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