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Top 5 AI jobs in Hong Kong and How to Get them


There are 375 million jobs at risk of replacement from AI automation. With this statistic, even IT and tech professionals are worried about AI taking over their jobs. But instead of considering it as a threat, IT talents can look at AI advancement as an opportunity to grow their careers.

AI Job Market in Hong Kong

Silicon Valley Associates Recruitment, an IT recruitment agency in Hong Kong has seen an increase in the number of Artificial Intelligence jobs and has observed that more jobs are now requiring skills of some sort in using AI. According to Zippia.com, Artificial intelligence could create 97 million jobs by 2030.

It is no surprise that in Hong Kong, artificial intelligence is also brimming with job opportunities according to IT and Tech recruiters in Hong Kong. However, CompTIA observed that the skills gap and lack of talent are one of the barriers to companies cannot implement AI. The demand for AI-skilled IT and Tech professionals is expected to grow to leverage AI capacities. Additionally, IT recruiters have seen that those who have the skills find jobs easily and with a high salary. (Top 10 Highest-Paying IT Jobs in Hong Kong (svarecruitment.com))

SVA Recruitment has assessed the best job opportunities available brought by AI in Hong Kong. We have also included the skills needed for each job so you can prepare to take on these in-demand roles and land high-paying jobs.


  1. Big Data Engineer

A big data engineer works in a variety of settings to develop, test, and maintain big data architectures, data pipelines, warehouses, and other processing systems to help an organization synthesize data.  

Common Responsibilities

  • Design, create and manage systems and pipelines for various data sources
  • Use Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) operations
  • Create data architectures and bespoke tools and algorithms for the data science and data analytics teams
  • Mine data from multiple areas to construct efficient business models
  • Collaborating with data analysts, data scientists, and other teams
  • Optimize and improve existing data quality and data governance processes to improve performance and stability

Skills Needed

  • Proficiency in programming languages like C++, Java, and Python
  • Database management using PostgreSQL, MySQL, and big data technologies like the Apache Stack
  • Understanding of batch and real-time data integration, data replication, data streaming, virtualization, and so on
  • Data mining and modeling
  • Operating system knowledge for Unix, Linux, Windows, and Solaris

Expected Salary 80,000 HKD per month (glassdoor.com)

(10 Stats that Show Bright Future of Data Science (svarecruitment.com)

  1. AI Engineer

Artificial intelligence Engineers use AI and machine learning techniques to develop, program, and train the complex networks of algorithms that make up AI so they can mimic human functions.

Common Responsibilities

  • ensure that AI systems or infrastructures are properly implemented
  • using programming algorithms so they can assemble, test, and convey AI models
  • build, deploy, and maintain AI-based systems. 
  • help improve company operations, enhance products or software development, and make proper service delivery, among others. 
  • Create and manage the AI development process and the overall infrastructure of the product
  • Building and explaining AI models to stakeholders
  • Changing the AI models into APIs different applications can communicate with

Skills Needed

  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, R, Java, and C++
  • Knowledge in implementing different AI and machine learning models
  • Mathematical abilities such as statistics, probability, and linear algebra
  • Manage data using big data technologies like Apache Spark, Hadoop, and MongoDB
  • Common AI frameworks include Theano, TensorFlow, Caffe, Keras, and PyTorch.

Expected Salary 97,500 HKD per month (glassdoor.com)


  1. Business Intelligence Developer

A Business Intelligence Developer, also known as a BI developer, uses data analytics and BI technology to filter, analyze and reduce data into manageable chunks of information in supporting business objectives.

Common Responsibilities

  • develop and maintain corporate software applications that direct business strategies.
  • Deal with databases, cloud storage, and various files containing unstructured data. 
  • Supervise data entry and management of the data warehouse
  • Maintain, document, and report curation and data modeling
  • Create, carry out, and analyze database queries 
  • Make visualizations and reports for projects as requested. 


Skills Needed

  • Proficiency in BI programming languages such as JavaScript, VB, C#, and HTML
  • Familiarity with data analysis tools such as SQL/NoSQL
  • Data modeling, warehouse architecture, and data formatting
  • Presenting information through reports and visualization
  • In-depth understanding of database management systems, online analytical processing (OLAP), and ETL framework

Expected Salary 45,000 HKD per month (glassdoor.com)


  1. ML Engineer

Machine Learning Engineers research, build, and design software, predictive models, programs, and algorithms that help machines identify patterns and take actions without receiving directions to perform these tasks.

Common Responsibilities

  • critical communicator between other data science team members
  • working directly with the data scientists who develop the models for building AI systems
  • Implementing machine learning algorithms
  • Running AI systems experiments and tests to ensure AI operates as intended
  • Designing and developing machine learning systems
  • Performing statistical analyses including transforming unstructured data into useful information

(The Five Hottest Jobs in AI 2023 (svarecruitment.com)

Skills Needed

  • Proficiency in coding languages like Python, Java, and R
  • Understanding of applied mathematics including statistics, linear algebra, and algorithms
  • Experience with machine learning platforms such as Microsoft AzureGoogle CloudIBM Watson, and Amazon 
  • Knowledge of machine learning programming languages such as
  • Knowledge and expertise in data modeling and evaluation 
  • Experience with the application of machine learning algorithms and libraries 

Expected Salary 127,500 HKD per month (glassdoor.com)


  1. Robotics Engineer

Robotics Engineers program robots to perform specific tasks and behave in a particular way by using AI to learn from their environment and adapt their behavior accordingly.

Common Responsibilities

  • Develop new robotic systems and applications to improve efficiency, accuracy, and safety
  • Create algorithms and software for autonomous robots, robotic manipulation, and artificial intelligence
  • Analyze data from robotic experiments and apply findings to improve robot performance.

Skills Needed

  • A solid foundation in robotics, including mechanics, kinematics, and control systems
  • Expertise in robotics programming languages, such as C/C++, Python, and MATLAB as well as software development tools like ROS (Robot Operating System)
  • Familiarity with artificial intelligence technologies, such as machine learning and neural networks.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Proficiency in using simulation software to design, model, and test robotic systems.

Expected Salary 21,500 HKD per month (glassdoor.com)


“AI is the future!” as they say. Be confident of the future by being a competent Tech professional. Upskill, start to take on roles associated with AI, practice, and continue to grow your IT career.

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