Asia-Pacific was the fastest growing region for cybersecurity hiring among tech industry companies in the three months ending September.

The number of roles in Asia-Pacific made up 17.8% of total cybersecurity jobs – up from 16.2% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Europe, which saw a 1.4 year-on-year percentage point change in cybersecurity roles.

The figures are compiled by data research company GlobalData, which tracks 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 cybersecurity, 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 cybersecurity roles in the tech industry?

The fastest growing country was India, which saw 13.5% of all cybersecurity job adverts in the three months ending June last year, increasing to 15.5% in the three months ending September this year.

That was followed by Canada (up 0.6 percentage points), the United Kingdom (up 0.5), and Australia (up 0.3).

The top country for cybersecurity roles in the tech industry is the United States which saw 44.5% of all roles in the three months ending September.

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

Some 3.6% of all tech industry cybersecurity roles were advertised in Bengaluru (India) in the three months ending September - more than any other city.

That was followed by Pune (India) with 3.6%, Washington (United States) with 2% and Hyderabad (India), also with 2%.