North America extended its dominance for cloud hiring among pharmaceutical industry companies in the three months ending July.

The number of roles in North America made up 52.4% of total cloud jobs – up from 50.1% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Europe, which saw a 1.2 year-on-year percentage point change in cloud 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 cloud, 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 cloud job ads in the pharmaceutical industry?

The fastest growing country was India, which saw 11.3% of all cloud job adverts in the three months ending July 2021, increasing to 14.3% in the three months ending July this year.

That was followed by Spain (up 2.3 percentage points), Canada (1.2), and the United States (1.09999999999999).

The top country for cloud roles in the pharmaceutical industry is the United States which saw 49.3% of all roles advertised in the three months ending July.

Which cities and locations are the biggest hubs for cloud workers in the pharmaceutical industry?

Some 7.3% of all pharmaceutical industry cloud roles were advertised in Bengaluru (India) in the three months ending July.

That was followed by Cambridge (United States) with 3.5%, Barcelona (Spain) with 2.4%, and Chennai (India) with 2.2%.