Automotive industry

Europe is experiencing a hiring boom in cybersecurity jobs in the automotive industry

Europe extended its dominance of cybersecurity hiring among companies in the auto industry in the three months ending in September.

The number of jobs in Europe accounted for 43.5% of total cybersecurity jobs, up from 20.5% in the same quarter last year.

Next is Asia Pacific, which recorded a 7.9 percentage point year-on-year change in cybersecurity roles.

The numbers are compiled by GlobalData, which tracks the number of new job postings from key companies in various industries over time. Using textual analysis, these vacancies are then categorized by topic.

GlobalData’s thematic approach to industry activity seeks to aggregate key business information by topic to see which companies are best positioned to deal with disruptions that arise in their industries.

These key themes, including cybersecurity, are chosen to cover “any issue that prevents a CEO from sleeping at night”.

By following them through job postings, it allows us to see which companies are leading the way on specific issues and which are dragging their feet – and most importantly where the market is growing and contracting.

Which countries are experiencing the fastest growth for cybersecurity roles in the automotive industry?

The fastest growing country was Germany, which saw 15.5% of all cybersecurity job openings in the three months ending June of last year, rising to 35.4% during the three months ending in September of this year.

Next come India (up 4.2 percentage points), France (up 2.6) and China (up 2.4).

The top country for cybersecurity jobs in the auto industry is Germany, which registered 35.4% of all jobs in the three months ending September.

Which cities are the biggest hubs for cybersecurity workers in the auto industry?

Some 15.3% of all cybersecurity jobs in the automotive industry were advertised in Stuttgart, Germany in the three months ending September – more than in any other city.

Next come Sindelfingen (Germany) with 15.3%, Berlin (Germany) with 4.6% and Warren (United States) with 4%.