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July 19, 2022updated 18 Jul 2022 4:19pm

North America is seeing a hiring boom in tech industry robotics roles

Some parts of the world are investing more heavily in robotics roles than others

By Data Journalism Team

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

The number of roles in North America made up 52.2% of total robotics jobs – up from 49% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Europe, which saw a 1.3 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.

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 tech industry?

The fastest growing country was the United States, which saw 44.7% of all robotics job adverts in the three months ending May 2021, increasing to 48.7% in the three months ending May this year.

That was followed by Germany (up 3.1 percentage points), Singapore (0.6), and France (0.3).

The top country for robotics roles in the tech industry is the United States which saw 48.7% of all roles advertised in the three months ending May.

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

Some 4.6% of all tech industry robotics roles were advertised in Bengaluru (India) in the three months ending May.

That was followed by Munich (Germany) with 3.3%, Santa Clara (United States) with 2.5%, and Austin (United States) with 2.1%.