Europe was the fastest growing region for digitalisation hiring among retail banking industry companies in the three months ending October.
The number of roles in Europe made up 4.5 per cent of total digitalization jobs – up from 2.6 per cent in the same quarter last year.
That was followed by Middle East & Africa, which saw a 0.8 year-on-year percentage point change in digitalization 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.
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These key themes, which include digitalization, 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 digitalization roles in the retail banking industry?
The fastest growing country was the United Kingdom, which saw 2.6 per cent of all digitalization job adverts in the three months ending July last year, increasing to 4.5 per cent in the three months ending October this year.
That was followed by South Africa (up 0.8 percentage points), Australia (up 0.6), and Canada (up 0.6).
The top country for digitalization roles in the retail banking industry is the United States which saw 58.3 per cent of all roles in the three months ending October.
Which cities are the biggest hubs for digitalization workers in the retail banking industry?
Some 3.8 per cent of all retail banking industry digitalization roles were advertised in Toronto (Canada) in the three months ending October - more than any other city.
That was followed by York (United States) with 3.8 per cent, Singapore (Singapore) with 1.8 per cent, and Hyderabad (India) with 1.6 per cent.