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21-fold rise in global AI job postings since Nov ’22

To prepare for the transformative impact of AI and gen AI, employers must prioritise upskilling employees



It is significant to comprehend the evolving landscape of work in the era of AI. That’s why there is a need to release the Future of Work Report: AI at Work. This quarterly report is co-authored by LinkedIn’s market research team and data scientists and contributions from extended teams. The report is crafted to provide valuable insights to professionals and business leaders, aiding them in grasping the unfolding developments. The report believes that individuals in both professional and leadership roles can uncover valuable insights to navigate these changes effectively.

The team’s unique labour market insights, sourced from the profiles of over 950 million professionals on LinkedIn, encompass three primary domains:

AI’s Intersection with the World of Work: It’s not just a rise in job postings, but a global surge in LinkedIn members adding AI-related skills to their profiles. Since November 2022, we’ve observed a remarkable 21-fold increase in the presence of new AI technologies like GPT or ChatGPT in English-language job postings worldwide. As of June 2023, the number of LinkedIn members with AI skills has grown nine-fold compared to January 2016.

The Role of Generative AI (GAI) in the Workforce: Generative AI technologies, including ChatGPT, are poised to transform the way we work. Notably, 47% of US executives anticipate that utilising generative AI will boost productivity, with 92% acknowledging the growing importance of interpersonal skills. This indicates that jobs will evolve, necessitating a shift in the required skill sets.

LinkedIn’s Role in Navigating an AI-Driven World: The commitment is to assist professionals in upskilling and harnessing AI-assisted job seekers, employers, marketers, sales professionals, and thought leaders. We provide a platform for professionals to engage with AI experts, share knowledge, explore insights from thought leaders, discover AI-related job opportunities, and enhance their skills through LinkedIn Learning.

The increased focus on AI within our platform is evident in various aspects, such as the job listings posted by employers, the skills our members are adding to their profiles, and the ongoing conversations on AI. While AI is not a novel concept, the introduction of ChatGPT in November 2022 triggered a surge of interest and discussions surrounding AI, particularly in the realm of Generative AI, on LinkedIn.

21-fold increase since November 2022

The escalation of job postings mentioning new AI technologies, like GPT or ChatGPT, has been rapid, with a 21-fold increase since November 2022. Professionals and businesses are increasingly adopting AI-assisted technologies, such as ChatGPT, to streamline their daily operations and adapt their workflows. Investing in understanding how Generative AI can enhance efficiency and reduce time spent on routine tasks can yield productivity gains for both employers and employees.

To prepare for the transformative impact of AI and Generative AI on the workplace, employers must prioritise the upskilling and reskilling of professionals to enhance their AI literacy. The rapid growth in skills among our members, the surge in job postings related to AI roles, and the ongoing platform conversations all indicate heightened competition for specialized AI talent.

As many of these roles are novel and not fully defined by existing degrees, the focus should shift towards hiring based on skills. Businesses need a thorough understanding of their current skill sets and the skills required, enabling them to hire candidates with the appropriate skills and tailor upskilling initiatives for existing employees accordingly.

Shalini is an Executive Editor with Apeejay Newsroom. With a PG Diploma in Business Management and Industrial Administration and an MA in Mass Communication, she was a former Associate Editor with News9live. She has worked on varied topics - from news-based to feature articles.