Asia-Pacific sees hiring boom in airport fintech roles

We've analysed the largest airport equipment and technologies companies tracked by GlobalData to see which have had the biggest recruitment drives recently.

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Asia-Pacific was the fastest growing region for fintech hiring among airport industry companies in the three months ending December.

The number of roles in Asia-Pacific made up 31.2% of total fintech jobs – up from 21.1% in the same quarter in 2020.

That was followed by Europe, which saw a 5.6% year-on-year change in fintech roles.

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, which tracks 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 fintech, 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.

The fastest growing country was India, which saw 21.1% of all fintech job adverts in the three months ending December 2020, increasing to 28.1% in the three months ending December.

That was followed by the United Kingdom (up 4.1%), Australia (up 3.1%), and Spain (up 5.3%).

The top country for fintech roles in the airport industry is the US, which saw 37.5% of all roles advertised in the three months ending December.

Some 25% of all airport industry fintech roles were advertised in Hyderabad (India) in the three months ending December – more than any other city.

That was followed by San Francisco (US) with 25%, London (UK) with 9.4%, and Hong Kong (Hong Kong) with 9.4%.