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November 5, 2021updated 13 Dec 2021 9:57am

North America is seeing a hiring boom in ship industry AI roles

We've analysed hiring patterns using data from GlobalData.

By Emil Filipov

North America extended its dominance for Artificial Intelligence (AI) hiring among ship industry companies in the three months ending September.

The number of roles in North America made up 62.8 per cent of total AI jobs – up from 60.8 per cent in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a 0.8 year-on-year percentage point change in AI 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 artificial intelligence, 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 and which are dragging their heels - and importantly where the market is expanding and contracting.

Which countries are seeing the most growth for AI roles in maritime?

The fastest growing country was the United States, which saw 60.8 per cent of all AI job adverts in the three months ending June last year, increasing to 62.8 per cent in the three months ending September this year.

That was followed by India (up 0.399999999999999 percentage points), Denmark (up 0.2), and the United Kingdom (up 0.1).

The top country for AI roles in the ship industry is the United States which saw 62.8 per cent of all roles in the three months ending September.

Which cities are the biggest hubs for AI workers in maritime?

Some 6.6 per cent of all ship industry AI roles were advertised in Pune (India) in the three months ending September - more than any other city.

That was followed by San Francisco (United States) with 6.6 per cent, Louisville (United States) with five per cent, and Atlanta (United States) with four per cent.


By Michael Goodier.

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