London, Cambridge and Reading have emerged as the top UK hotspots for jobs in the Artificial Intelligence industry, according to research from Glassdoor.
The researchers dubbed the three locations the ‘Golden Triangle’, finding 120 jobs (or 70% of all the UK’s available AI jobs) across the three cities open to British job hunters. Overall, London was found to have 49% of the UK’s AI jobs, Cambridge had 17% and Reading had four per cent.
The most common AI job open today is AI software engineer, making up 24% of UK AI online job openings, with a median base salary of £45,752. This role is followed by AI data scientist (14%) at £47,443, AI research scientist (eight per cent) at £35,837, and AI software developer (four per cent) at £36,469.
Some of the available roles are surprising, such as creative writers whose role it would be to develop the personality for an AI personal assistant bot, as well as clinical fellowships for doctors working with AI in hospitals.
“AI and deep learning will soon provide the key to unlocking the UK’s productivity gap,” says Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor’s Chief Economist. “However, widespread adoption of AI has a long way to go, with our analysis revealing that AI jobs are in fact a small but growing part of the current workforce.
“Machines certainly won’t be taking your job anytime soon. We’re now seeing workers team up with AI, using it as a tool to be more productive by taking away some of the low-value aspects of a role. Workers across all sectors should realise they will more likely collaborate with AI than be replaced by it.”
Top AI Jobs Open in the United Kingdom
|Occupation (Job Category)||Open AI Jobs on Glassdoor in the UK||Percentage||Estimated Median Base Pay (Per Year)|
|AI Software Engineer||29||24%||£45,752|
|AI Data Scientist||17||14%||£47,443|
|AI Research Scientist||10||8%||£35,837|
|AI Software Developer||5||4%||£36,469|
|AI Strategy Consultant||5||4%||£44,629|
|AI Solutions Architect||4||3%||£59,786|
|AI Software Engineering Manager||4||3%||£61,368|
|AI Quantitative Researcher||4||3%||£41,741|
|AI Data Engineer||4||3%||£39,914|
|AI Research Engineer||3||3%||£40,623|
|AI Product Manager||3||3%||£56,818|
|HR Recruiter for AI||3||3%||£38,075|
|AI Technical Writer||2||2%||£33,751|
|AI Technical Consultant||2||2%||£49,749|
|AI Scientific Advisor||2||2%||£30,888|
|AI Game Programmer||2||2%||£41,128|
|AI Business Analyst||2||2%||£47,536|
|AI Technology Engineer||1||1%||£38,075|
|AI Technology Consultant||1||1%||£56,173|
|AI Technical Project Manager||1||1%||£46,550|
Copyright Beckett Frith – Recruitment Grapevine