Hiring activity related to artificial intelligence increased by a CAGR of 69% in the beverages industry since 2020

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The global beverages industry witnessed a 69% rise in compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in new job postings related to artificial intelligence since 2020, according to GlobalData's Job Analytics database. New job postings increased by 85% year-on-year in 2021, and by 55% year-on-year in 2022.

Notably, computer and mathematical occupations jobs accounted for 45% share of the global beverages industry’s artificial intelligence-related new job postings since 2020.  

Computer and mathematical occupations drive artificial intelligence-related hiring activity

Computer and mathematical occupations, with a share of 45%, emerged as the top artificial intelligence-related job roles within the beverages industry since 2020, with new job postings rising by 130% year-on-year in 2021 and by 49% year-on-year in 2022.  

Management occupations came in second with a share of 25%, with new job postings rising by 80% year-on-year in 2021 and by 66% year-on-year in 2022.

The other prominent artificial intelligence roles include business and financial operations occupations with an 8% share, and architecture and engineering occupations with a 4% share and life, physical, and social science occupations with a 3% share.

The top five companies in the beverages industry accounted for 60% of hiring activity

The top five companies, in terms of the number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, since 2020 were PepsiCo, Nestle, Unilever, LVMH, and Coca-Cola. Together they accounted for a combined share of 60% of all artificial intelligence-related new jobs in the beverages industry.

PepsiCo posted 2,175 artificial intelligence-related jobs since 2020, followed by Nestle with 1,630 jobs, and Unilever with 1,396 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

New job postings by PepsiCo increased by 54% year-on-year in 2021 and by 91% year-on-year in 2022.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 40% share of total new job postings since 2020

The largest share of artificial intelligence-related new job postings in the beverages industry since 2020 was in the US with 40%, followed by India (13%) and France (6%). The share represented by the US increased by five percentage points from 36% in 2021 to 41% in 2022.

GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research, and analysis used to produce this article.   

GlobalData’s Job Analytics database uses machine learning to uncover key insights from tracking daily job postings for thousands of companies globally. Proprietary analysis is used to group jobs into key thematic areas and granular sectors across the world’s largest industries.