Automotive industry

North America is seeing a hiring boom in AI roles in the automotive industry

North America extended its dominance for artificial intelligence (AI) hiring among automotive companies in the three months to March.

The number of positions in North America accounted for 48.3% of total AI employment, compared to 43.8% in the same quarter last year.

This was followed by the Middle East and Africa, which saw a 1.4 percentage point change year over year in AI 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 postings are then categorized by topic.

GlobalData’s thematic approach to industry activity seeks to group key company information by topic to see which companies are best positioned to weather the coming disruptions in their industries.

These key topics, which include artificial intelligence, are chosen to cover “any issue that keeps a CEO up at night.”

Tracking them through job postings allows us to see which companies are leading the way on specific issues and which are dragging their feet – and more importantly where the market is growing and contracting.

Which countries are seeing the fastest growth in AI job openings in the automotive industry?

The fastest growing country was Sweden, which saw 1.6% of all AI job vacancies in the three months to March 2021, rising to 6.4% in the three month ending March of this year.

Next come the United States (up 4.7 percentage points), China (2.4) and Israel (1.4).

The top country for AI jobs in the automotive industry is the United States, which saw 46.9% of all advertised jobs in the three months ending March.

Which cities are the biggest hubs for AI workers in the automotive industry?

Some 6.1% of all RN positions in the automotive industry were advertised in Warren (US) in the three months ending March.

Next come Munich (Germany) with 5.3%, Palo Alto (United States) with 4.6% and Krakow (Poland) with 3.2%.