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Food manufacturers in Europe are asking for data analysis staff

Europe was the fastest growing region for hiring data analysts among food manufacturers in the three months to February, according to analysis by GlobalData.

The number of jobs in Europe accounted for 23.3% of the total number of jobs in data analysis, compared to 16.1% in the same quarter last year.

GlobalData, the parent company of Just Food, tracks the number of new job postings from key companies in various industries over time. Using textual analysis, these job postings are then categorized by topic.

The industry activity approach aims to group key company information by topic to see which companies are best positioned to weather the disruptions affecting their industries.

GlobalData says its research indicates which companies are leading the way on specific issues and which are dragging their feet — and more importantly where the market is growing and contracting.

Which countries are experiencing the fastest growth in data analytics jobs in the food industry?

The fastest growing country in hiring for data analytics roles was the UK, which accounted for 8.4% of vacancies in the three months to the end of February, compared to 5.2% a year earlier.

Next come the Netherlands (up 1.9 percentage points), France (up 1.7 points) and India (up 1.2).

Overall, the top country for data analytics roles in the food industry is the United States, which accounted for 41.4% of all advertised positions in the three months ending February.

Which cities are the biggest hubs for data analysts in the food industry?

Two cities each accounted for 3.4% of all food industry data analytics roles advertised in the three months to February: Bengaluru in India and Plano in the United States.

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