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August 2, 2022updated 01 Aug 2022 3:02pm

North America is seeing a hiring boom in tech industry machine learning roles

Some parts of the world are investing more heavily in machine learning roles than others

By Data Journalism Team

North America extended its dominance for machine learning hiring among tech industry companies in the three months ending May, according to research from GlobalData.

The number of roles in North America made up 58.1% of total machine learning jobs – up from 52.6% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Europe, which saw a 0.3 year-on-year percentage point change in machine learning roles.

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, who track the number of new job postings from key companies in various sectors over time. Using textual analysis, these job advertisements are then classified thematically.

GlobalData's thematic approach to sector activity seeks to group key company information by topic to see which companies are best placed to weather the disruptions coming to their industries.

These key themes, which include machine learning, are chosen to cover "any issue that keeps a CEO awake at night".

By tracking them across job advertisements it allows us to see which companies are leading the way on specific issues, such  and which are dragging their heels - and importantly where the market is expanding and contracting.

Which countries are seeing the most growth for machine learning job ads in the tech industry?

The fastest growing country was the United States, which saw 47.2% of all machine learning job adverts in the three months ending May 2021, increasing to 53.6% in the three months ending May this year.

That was followed by Germany (up 0.6 percentage points), Japan (0.2), and China (0.1).

The top country for machine learning roles in the tech industry is the United States which saw 53.6% of all roles advertised in the three months ending May.

Which cities and locations are the biggest hubs for machine learning workers in the tech industry?

Some 3.7% of all tech industry machine learning roles were advertised in Bengaluru (India) in the three months ending May.

That was followed by Redmond (United States) with 3.5%, Seattle (United States) with 2.7%, and Santa Clara (United States) with 2.5%.