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

The number of roles in North America made up 60.1% of total IoT jobs – up from 50.9% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a 0.9 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 50.4% of all IoT job adverts in the three months ending February 2021, increasing to 57.8% in the three months ending February this year.

That was followed by Mexico (up 1.7 percentage points), China (0.6), and France (0.4).

The top country for IoT roles in the pharmaceutical industry is the United States which saw 57.8% of all roles advertised in the three months ending February.

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

Some 7% of all pharmaceutical industry IoT roles were advertised in St. Louis (United States) in the three months ending February.

That was followed by Cambridge (United States) with 7%, Cambridge (United Kingdom) with 3.8%, and Bengaluru (India) with 3.1%.