AI adaptation creates more AI jobs worldwide


Demand for AI Engineers, AI Training Leads and AI Computer Vision Engineers increases

Amsterdam - Over the past two years, demand for AI jobs worldwide has skyrocketed. This is according to a data analysis by Deel, the all-in-one HR and Payroll platform for global teams. Organisations hired a whopping 59 per cent more AI, software engineering and data science roles compared to 2021. The largest increase was last year, from September 2022 to September 2023, by 38 per cent. Also, the number of AI-related positions on the payroll at Deel has increased by 60 per cent over the past two years.

New AI functions are popping up

Since the advent of ChatGPT, new functions are also emerging, its own data analysis also shows. India, in particular, is leading the way in this with positions such as AI Engineer, AI Training Lead and AI Computer Vision Engineer. As AI talent continues to spread globally, Deel also sees US companies increasingly hiring talent in other countries, with the top three being: Brazil, Canada and Argentina. The talent is mostly tucked away in larger cities: Toronto (7%), Bangalore (3%) and London (3%). Yet the United States also has plenty of talent of its own, but remarkably, English and Canadian companies recruit workers there.

Salary-wise, Latin America and Europe and the Middle East are the most attractive for AI-related jobs compared to the other regions. Last year, salaries rose steadily by two per cent in these regions.

"With AI adaptation, we are seeing traditional recruitment barriers being broken down," says Dennis Valkema, general manager Benelux at Deel. "We already saw this happen in part thanks to emerging Employee of Record models that enable boundless onboarding of highly skilled talent. This analysis only looked at roles with AI in the title, while there are other roles that are inherently AI, requiring skills such as 'prompt engineering'. My feeling is that we are only on the eve of a breakthrough in internationalisation, including in the Benelux."


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