The influence of artificial intelligence (AI) on the job market is becoming increasingly evident. Since last year, there has been a surge in job postings that mention AI or generative AI, according to LinkedIn’s most recent Global Talent Trends report.
The data, featured in an analysis published by CNBC, reveals that such job postings have more than doubled globally between July 2021 and July 2023. Some countries, like the U.K., Germany, and France, have seen even larger increases — with jumps of 2.3x, 2.6x, and 2.8x respectively.
The mentioning of AI in job postings is not limited to any specific industry. Olivier Sabella, president of LinkedIn Talent Solutions for EMEA and LATAM, told CNBC that these job postings range from roles directly involved in AI development to positions where AI is listed as a required skill — like digital product managers or cybersecurity consultants.
LinkedIn’s Global Talent Trends report reveals that job posts mentioning AI have recorded a 17% greater application growth over the past two years compared to those without such mentions.
A staggering 89% of professionals expressed excitement about using AI, and 57% expressed a desire to learn more about it. This enthusiasm is mirrored in the increasing number of LinkedIn users adding AI skills to their profiles.
As AI continues to reshape the workforce, there are concerns and questions about the necessary skills and what is required to learn these skills. As work environments and job requirements change, acquiring and expanding AI skills will become more important for employees and employers.