With 2019 fast approaching, Robotic Process Automation company UiPath has researched the most in-demand Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) roles, along with the countries and cities that are hiring the most.

The research was conducted by crawling a total of 30,000 job listings from 15 industry-leading countries, retrieving any role that requires either skill or training in AI or ML, or any role within a company that specialises in AI or ML.

Which AI jobs are in the highest demand?

The jobs below are the 10 most commonly-advertised AI jobs around the world.

RankJob Title% of AI job listings
1Software Engineer8.48%
2Data Scientist5.95%
3Intern5.39%
4AI Researcher5.17%
5Intelligence Specialist4.94%
6Consultant4.60%
7AI Data Analyst3.82%
8Machine Learning Engineer3.62%
9Sales Engineer3.14%
10Product Manager3.08%

 

The AI job role demand by country

The 30 most in-demand AI job roles have been ranked, along with the countries where the demand for them is proportionally the highest.

Below are the Top 15; you can find the full list of 30 here.

Software Engineer
– Poland, 21.94% of job ads are looking for someone in this role
– Romania, 14.44%
– Israel, 13.08%

Data Scientist 
– Australia, 9.5%
– Sweden 9.09%
– UK, 9.06%

Intern
– India, 10.25%
– Romania, 10%
– USA, 8.36%

AI Researcher 
– China, 10.83%
– Israel, 8.46%
– Japan, 6.95

Intelligence Specialist 
– China, 15.46%
– Hungary, 11.11%
– USA, 6.88%

Consultant
– Germany, 11.68%
– Australia, 10.5%
– Poland, 6.45%

AI Data Analyst 
– Australia, 8.5%
– India, 5.38%
– Canada, 4.76%

Machine Learning Engineer
– Sweden, 7.79%
– USA, 4.34%
– UK, 4.32%

Sales Engineer
– Sweden, 9.09%
– France, 7.53%
– Japan, 5.13%

Product Manager
– Romania, 11.11%
– Israel, 7.69%
– Sweden, 5.19%

Data Designer
– Israel, 4.62%
– Canada, 4.48%
– India, 4.34%

Business Development
-Japan, 5.35%
-China, 3.09%
-Germany, 3.07%

Project Manager
-Japan, 3.85%
-USA, 2.75%
-UK, 2.74%

Customer Service
-Hungary,5.56%
-USA, 4.55%
-Spain, 3.08%

Systems Analyst
– Japan, 5.46%
– Poland, 2.58%
– Germany, 2.46%

Which countries have the highest number of AI jobs?

Unsurprisingly, China and the USA lead the way, with both nations currently in a two-way competition for who can develop AI the fastest. This growth is evidence of the desire by China to become the world leader in AI over the coming decades, with a projected industry worth £1 trillion by 2030.

RankCountryNo. of AI jobs
1China12,113
2USA7,465
3Japan3,369
4UK1,597
5India1,326
6Germany1,120
7France763
8Canada649
9Australia236
10Poland180
11Spain155
12Israel122
13Romania101
14Sweden99
15Hungary18