North America extended its dominance for internet of things (IoT) hiring among pharmaceutical industry companies in the three months ending December.

The number of roles in North America made up 63.2 per cent of total IoT jobs – up from 41.7 per cent in the same quarter in 2020.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a 1.1 year-on-year percentage point change in IoT 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 internet of things, 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 IoT job ads in the pharmaceutical industry?

The fastest growing country was the United States, which saw 40 per cent of all IoT job adverts in the three months ending December 2020, increasing to 60.7 per cent in the three months ending December 2021.

That was followed by India (up 1.2 percentage points), Canada (up 0.8), and France (up 0.7).

The top country for IoT roles in the pharmaceutical industry is the United States which saw 60.7 per cent of all roles advertised in the three months ending December.

Which cities are the biggest hubs for IoT workers in the pharmaceutical industry?

Some 5.6 per cent of all pharmaceutical industry IoT roles were advertised in Cambridge (United States) in the three months ending December - more than any other city.

That was followed by St. Louis (United States) with 5.6 per cent, Durham (United States) with 2.5 per cent, and Acton (United States) with two per cent.