AI and Big Data workforce
The talent distribution of the AI and Big Data workforce is highly consolidated in the US. Of the estimated 280,000 AI and Big Data talent, 65% is consolidated in the Bay Area and Seattle. The Central and Eastern region’s talent is largely spread across start-ups as legacy firms are striving to compete and enable new age dynamics in their existing business functions.
Talent in the Bay Area and Boston are expensive when compared to cities such as Phoenix and Dallas which are serving as great scouting locations for AI and Big Data talent. Boston has high talent scalability which is fueled by researchers at local universities.