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December 17, 2021updated 21 Jan 2022 1:11pm

MEA is seeing a hiring boom in auto industry machine learning roles

Hiring for machine learning roles in automotive companies is on the rise.

By Michael Goodier

Middle East & Africa was the fastest growing region for machine learning hiring among automotive industry companies in the three months ending October.

The number of roles in Middle East & Africa made up nine per cent of total machine learning jobs – up from zero per cent in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a 4.1 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.

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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 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 roles in the automotive industry?

The fastest growing country was Israel, which saw zero per cent of all machine learning job adverts in the three months ending October last year, increasing to nine per cent in the three months ending October this year.

That was followed by the United States (up 3.5 percentage points), India (up 2.5), and China (up 1.7).

The top country for machine learning roles in the automotive industry is the United States which saw 45.4 per cent of all roles in the three months ending October.

Which cities are the biggest hubs for machine learning workers in the automotive industry?

Some 9.4 per cent of all automotive industry machine learning roles were advertised in Warren (United States) in the three months ending October - more than any other city.

That was followed by Tel Aviv (Israel) with 9.4 per cent, Austin (United States) with 6.7 per cent, and Munich (Germany) with 5.9 per cent.

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