Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation
Demand for AI skills in jobs
Evidence from online job postings
This report presents new evidence about occupations requiring artificial intelligence
(AI)-related competencies, based on online job posting data and previous work on identifying
and measuring developments in AI. It finds that the total number of AI-related jobs
increased over time in the four countries considered – Canada, Singapore, the United
Kingdom and the United States – and that a growing number of jobs require multiple
AI-related skills. Skills related to communication, problem solving, creativity and
teamwork gained relative importance over time, as did complementary software-related
and AI-specific competencies. As expected, many AI-related jobs are posted in categories
such as “professionals” and “technicians and associated professionals”, though AI-related
skills are in demand, to varying degrees, across almost all sectors of the economy.
In all countries considered, the sectors “Information and Communication”, “Financial
and Insurance Activities” and “Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities”
are the most AI job-intensive.