Artificial intelligence jobs have been hot in Silicon Valley and elsewhere, with a machine-learning engineer getting an average salary of $142,858 a year. But AI job-posting growth has slowed, and interest in these jobs is also dipping, according to a study by job site Indeed. AI job postings on Indeed rose 29.1% from May 2018 to May 2019. However, that increase is substantially less than it was the previous two years. During the same time period -- May 2017 to May 2018 -- AI job postings on Indeed rose 57.9%, and a whopping 136.2% between May 2016 and May 2017.
While we don't yet have the personal androids promised to us in sci-fi movies, artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly a part of our everyday lives, with Forbes declaring 2019 "the year AI will move into the mainstream." Thanks to AI, you can use your smartphone to deposit checks. And AI makes recommendations on Amazon and Netflix based on your usage and preferences. With AI becoming more deeply integrated into our professional and personal lives, the Indeed analytics team crunched platform data to learn more about AI jobs in 2019. What are the top positions?
Machine learning engineers--i.e., advanced programmers who develop artificial intelligence (AI) machines and systems that can learn and apply knowledge--are in high demand, as more companies adopt these technologies. These professionals perform sophisticated programming, and work with complex data sets and algorithms to train intelligent systems. While many fear that AI will soon replace jobs, at this phase in the technology's development, it is still creating positions like machine learning engineers, as companies need highly-skilled workers to develop and maintain a wide range of applications. To help those interested in the field better understand how to break into a career in machine learning, we compiled the most important details and resources. This guide on how to become a machine learning engineer will be updated on a regular basis.
But a limited pool of talent has allowed viable candidates who smell the desperation to put a high price on their skills. The number of job postings featuring "artificial intelligence" or "machine learning" in their description has doubled since 2015, according to global jobs site Indeed.com, Search entries for AI and machine learning positions have risen 182% in the past three years. But more job searches don't mean more qualified applicants, as industries struggle to find sufficiently skilled candidates. Meanwhile, the lucrative salaries being offered on public platforms such as Indeed.com
Machine learning engineer is the best job of 2019, according to an Indeed report released Thursday. With an average base salary of $146,085 and an impressive 344% growth in job postings, machine learning engineers are expected to continue on this growth track in the coming years, the report found, as more companies begin to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning into everyday processes. The report determined the top 25 jobs of 2019 by analyzing jobs with a base salary of at least $75,000, at least 20 job postings per 1 million total postings, and the growth in share of listings from 2015 to 2018. This list indicates that the best jobs aren't confined to one industry, but are spread through a wide array of fields. SEE: Free machine learning courses from Google, Amazon, and Microsoft: What do they offer?