Skills Top Tech Companies Are Hiring For

If you read the latest news and op-eds on technical hiring today, it seems like the tech industry has been overtaken by the need for skills in one hot new area: artificial intelligence (AI). Generative AI tops the list for in-demand technical skills published by McKinsey, Forbes, TechCrunch, and others, many of whom predict that tools like ChatGPT will fundamentally change how developers build software.

But, do these predictions play out in the current job market? Where do AI skills rank among the skills that top tech companies are actually hiring for today? We analyzed 1,000s of job postings from the “Big Five” tech companies—Alphabet (Google), Meta, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft—to find out.