Artificial Intelligence helps to drive growth in creating new jobs in technology

Artificial Intelligence helps to drive growth in creating new jobs in technology


Over 10% of new jobs created this year are in technology and Artificial Intelligence is just one key contributor to this impressive statistic. With businesses eager to lead in the field of AI, the number of job posts created for Machine Learning Engineers were up 191.3% since 2015 and Data Scientists posts were up 135.5%.

These increases now make technology the largest non-management employment category in London (ahead of financial and professional services). Yet with demand on the up, the report exposes clear signs that there are skill gaps for experienced tech talent. When it came to flagging up which roles were the hardest to fill, 44% of employers put developers at the top of their list.

On the flip side, when it came to junior roles (which account for 10 out of the top 20 roles jobseekers are interested in), employers are saying that they’re able to meet the demand for new technology talent.

Another positive note is that technology remains buoyant regardless of the UK’s decision to leave the EU (although the UK has decreased in popularity as a destination of choice for jobseekers looking for a job in any sector within the EU15 countries, down from 37.2% to 33.8%).

Raj Mukherjee, Senior VP of Product for Indeed commented:

“Every industry is being disrupted by software, and every company is becoming a software company. Finding, attracting and retaining tech talent is critical to business survival.”

“The software economy is driving significant new employment opportunities in London, and this is showing up the tech talent shortage, especially where developer and more senior roles are concerned. London is a great place for people to live, and that’s vital because the modern jobseeker optimises for happiness.”

In fact, their recent research backs up what a shrewd move it was for to set up Indeed Prime. If you’ve not already seen it, it’s a site that vets candidates (only the top 5% pass their screening and coding challenges), to help employers access the best of the best, and for candidates to hear from the companies they’re interested in.

Raj says, "The market also needs to be smarter about how it identifies talent. Too often employers go fishing in the same, limited pool of people that graduate from specific universities. This can leave behind some high-quality talent that learned their skills elsewhere. That's why we launched Indeed Prime, to bridge this global talent gap.”

 “At times, the traditional job application process can be inefficient and feels like applying into a black hole for candidates. Prime gives control back to jobseekers, letting them decide which companies they would like to hear from. This fundamental pivot makes it appealing to the most sought-after talent in the industry. Crucially for this group, it’s free to use, simple and fast.”

And with the market growing the way that it is currently, it’s apparent that job sites, recruiters and candidates will have to continually evolve in-line with the technology advances that are happening apace.

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

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