Artificial Intelligence Jobs Are on the Rise. Which Countries Are Hiring Right Now

November 29, 2018, 9:47 PM UTC

Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is a massive industry, with potential in every field from autonomous cars to human resources. According to PwC, A.I. could add up to $15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030.

The A.I. explosion invites plenty of employment as well, although a study by Element AI found there’s only about 90,000 people in the world with the right skill set.

Software company UiPath took a look at the job offerings in A.I. worldwide, scanning through 30,000 job listings from 15 industry-leading countries. Including all titles—from software engineer and intelligence researcher to sales engineer and product manager—UiPath found China and the U.S. are leading the way in total number of jobs.

China tops the list with just over 12,000 job listings, followed by the U.S. with 7,000. Other leaders include Japan, the UK, India, Germany, France, Canada, Australia, and Poland.

When sorted by jobs per million of the country’s working age population, however, Japan takes the lead. Israel is number two in density, followed by the U.K. The U.S. is fourth, with 36.3 jobs per million. China is ranked at tenth, with 13.3 jobs per million.

UiPath broke the search down even further to look at which cities are leading the way in A.I. employment. China’s Suzhou and Shanghai are the top two cities in number of A.I. jobs overall, with 3,300 and 1,600 jobs respectively.

Unsurprisingly, six of the top 10 cities are in China. They’re joined by Tokyo at third; London at eighth; New York City at ninth; and Bengaluru, India at tenth. San Francisco came in 12th with just under 400 jobs, and Seattle in 15th, with just under 300.

When ranked by the number of jobs per 100,000 people of a city’s population, Santa Clara, Calif. came in first with just over 250. San Jose, San Francisco, and Seattle all made the top ten in A.I.-dense cities. China and the U.S. dominated the list, alongside Munich and London.