The 10 most in-demand jobs in AI/ML and Big Data in 2022

We’re almost half-way through this year and, like around the same time during last year, we thought it would be interesting to go a bit deeper into the analytics part of running our job board – in the most privacy focused way for our users, of course. So here we have our new list with the 10 most in-demand AI/ML/DS job titles in June ’22:

1. Data Engineer
2. Data Analyst
3. Data Scientist
4. Machine Learning Engineer
5. Data Architect
6. Staff Data Engineer
7. Data Engineering Manager
8. Lead Data Scientist
9. Data Science Manager
10. Lead Data Engineer

Job title comparison: 2022 to 2021

This year it looks like there’s a slight increase in demand for data engineers. Interesting to see is that the Big Data term vanished from the top list completely. And with more staff, lead and management roles there is also an more demand for leadership roles in both camps, data science as well as data engineering.

1Data EngineerData Engineer
2Data Analyst (+1)Data Scientist
3Data Scientist (-1)Data Analyst
4Machine Learning EngineerMachine Learning Engineer
5Data Architect (+)Big Data Engineer
6Staff Data Engineer (+1)Principal Data Scientist
7Data Engineering Manager (+2)Staff Data Engineer
8Lead Data Scientist (+2)Marketing Data Analyst
9Data Science Manager (+)Data Engineering Manager
10Lead Data Engineer (+)Lead Data Scientist
AI/ML job title raking and change comparison between 2022 and 2021

The methodology

Our “methodology” here is still quite simple: we’re primarily counting the occurence of job titles over the last 12 months globally, cleaned and adjusted for certain specialties that some companies like to do, e.g. inventing their own stuff that’s not being used by anyone else or adding crazy super-specific details to a job title. We also left out many titles with indicators regarding seniority or other requirements as we already have dedicated attributes for these.

Data source and API

If you’re interested in the full list of job titles in AI/ML/Big Data check out the API endpoint that provides the raw JSON data:

This way you can even play around with it programmatically. Don’t forget to drop us a message when you find something interesting or write a piece about it and let us publish it here 😉