AI Jobs in India

Our aim is to monitor the growth and distribution of AI jobs across India.

  • Methodology: 
    • Classification of AI jobs is done using 30+ keywords defined by Burning Glass Technologies, an analytics software company that provides real-time data on job growth, skills in demand, and labor market trends.
    • Reference: Alekseeva, Liudmila and Azar, José and Gine, Mireia and Samila, Sampsa and Taska, Bledi, The Demand for AI Skills in the Labor Market (October 16, 2019)
  • Source of data: Naukri.com
  • Panel A in Fig. 1 shows the state-wise distribution of AI jobs as a proportion of total online job postings in India 
  • In Fig. 1, the Online Job Posting Index is a proportion of all the jobs posted by any particular state to the total number of jobs posted online in India. The AI Job Posting Index is a proportion of the AI jobs posted from the selected state to the total number of AI jobs posted across India.
  • Karnataka leads the states with the highest proportion of AI jobs; 40% of AI jobs posted online in India originate from Karnataka. It is followed by Maharashtra (22%), Haryana (10%), Delhi (7%), and Tamil Nadu (6%).
  • Panel B in Fig. 1 shows the month-wise trend of the proportion of AI jobs to the total number of jobs posted online in India for the selected state or at the country-level over time (Jan 2019-Mar 2020).
  • Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the total quantum of jobs posted in March 2020, the proportion of AI jobs posted in that month exceeded those posted in the same month of the preceding year.

 

Fig. 1 AI Jobs in India

AI Jobs in Metro Cities of India

Our aim is to monitor the growth and distribution of AI jobs across the metro cities in India.

  • Methodology: 
    • Classification of AI jobs are done using keywords defined by Burning Glass Technologies, an analytics software company that provides real-time data on job growth, skills in demand, and labor market trends.
    • Reference: Alekseeva, Liudmila and Azar, José and Gine, Mireia and Samila, Sampsa and Taska, Bledi, The Demand for AI Skills in the Labor Market (October 16, 2019)
  • Source of data: Naukri.com
  • Panel A in Fig. 2 shows the geographical distribution of AI jobs in metro cities as a proportion of total online job postings over time (Jan 2019-Mar 2020).
  • Panel B in Fig. 2 shows the month-wise trend of the proportion of AI jobs to the total number of jobs posted online in India for the selected metro city or at the country-level over time (Jan 2019-Mar 2020).
    On average, the proportion of AI job postings in metro cities is more than 10%; this is higher than national average of ca. 4% of jobs related to AI. This is consistent with the presence of skilled workforce in metro cities.
  • Panel A in Fig. 1 shows the geographical distribution of AI jobs in metro cities as a proportion of total online job postings over time (Jan 2019-Mar 2020).
  • Panel B in Fig. 2 shows the the month-wise trend of the proportion of AI jobs to the total number of jobs posted online in India for the selected metro city or at the country-level over time (Jan 2019-Mar 2020).
  • On average, the proportion of AI job postings in metro cities is more than 10%; this is higher than national average of ca. 4% of jobs related to AI. This is consistent with the presence of skilled workforce in metro cities.
  • Bangalore remains the AI hub for India with maximum number of AI jobs originating from the city.

Fig. 2 AI Jobs in Metro Cities of India

AI Skills in India

Our aim is to monitor trends about AI-related skills across India.

  • Methodology: 
    • Classification of AI jobs are done using keywords defined by Burning Glass Technologies, an analytics software company that provides real-time data on job growth, skills in demand, and labor market trends.
    • Reference: Alekseeva, Liudmila and Azar, José and Gine, Mireia and Samila, Sampsa and Taska, Bledi, The Demand for AI Skills in the Labor Market (October 16, 2019)
  • Source of data: Naukri.com
  • The occurrence of the skills is searched in the job descriptions, and the count is visually is represented in the tree map.
  • Machine Learning is the most sought skill across all the job postings. A consistent growth in AI-related skills can be seen over time (Jan 2019-Mar 2020).
  • After Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Deep learning, NLP, and others are most in demand.

Fig. 3 AI Skills in India

The AI Index is an initiative that focuses on monitoring the AI readiness and adoption patterns in India. This initiative is a work-in-progress and will be constantly evolving as we expand our data-sets and delve deeper into the world of AI.