AI-related roles surge in demand: Deel


Demand for AI, software engineering and data science roles soared over the past year, according to employer-of-record platform Deel.

People in these positions who were paid through the platform increased by 60% to more than 5,000 in September, up from more than 3,000 at the same time last year, according to the company’s press release.

Globally, the US dominated AI hiring, followed closely by Canada, the UK and Germany.

“Our hypothesis is that complementary trends have allowed AI to touch all corners of the globe,” the company said in a statement.

When it comes to salaries for these positions, the average salary remained stagnant last year. Only Latin America showed a modest increase. India has led the way in new AI roles, with positions such as AI engineer, AI training lead and AI computer vision engineer in high demand, according to Deel.

US companies are hiring AI talent in Brazil, Canada and Argentina, while the UK and Canada are hiring AI talent from the US.