Revealed – The UK’s ‘golden triangle’ of AI jobs

London, Cambridge and Reading have emerged as the top UK hotspots for jobs in the Artificial Intelligence industry, according to research from Glassdoor.

The researchers dubbed the three locations the ‘Golden Triangle’, finding 120 jobs (or 70% of all the UK’s available AI jobs) across the three cities open to British job hunters. Overall, London was found to have 49% of the UK’s AI jobs, Cambridge had 17% and Reading had four per cent.

The most common AI job open today is AI software engineer, making up 24% of UK AI online job openings, with a median base salary of £45,752. This role is followed by AI data scientist (14%) at £47,443, AI research scientist (eight per cent) at £35,837, and AI software developer (four per cent) at £36,469.

Some of the available roles are surprising, such as creative writers whose role it would be to develop the personality for an AI personal assistant bot, as well as clinical fellowships for doctors working with AI in hospitals.

“AI and deep learning will soon provide the key to unlocking the UK’s productivity gap,” says Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor’s Chief Economist. “However, widespread adoption of AI has a long way to go, with our analysis revealing that AI jobs are in fact a small but growing part of the current workforce.

“Machines certainly won’t be taking your job anytime soon. We’re now seeing workers team up with AI, using it as a tool to be more productive by taking away some of the low-value aspects of a role. Workers across all sectors should realise they will more likely collaborate with AI than be replaced by it.”

Top AI Jobs Open in the United Kingdom

Occupation (Job Category)Open AI Jobs on Glassdoor in the UKPercentageEstimated Median Base Pay (Per Year)
AI Software Engineer2924%£45,752
AI Data Scientist1714%£47,443
AI Research Scientist108%£35,837
AI Software Developer54%£36,469
AI Strategy Consultant54%£44,629
AI Solutions Architect43%£59,786
AI Software Engineering Manager43%£61,368
AI Quantitative Researcher43%£41,741
AI Data Engineer43%£39,914
AI Research Engineer33%£40,623
AI Product Manager33%£56,818
HR Recruiter for AI33%£38,075
AI Technical Writer22%£33,751
AI Technical Consultant22%£49,749
AI Scientific Advisor22%£30,888
AI Game Programmer22%£41,128
AI Business Analyst22%£47,536
AI Technology Engineer11%£38,075
AI Technology Consultant11%£56,173
AI Technical Project Manager11%£46,550



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