Tesla, Uber, Lyft, Waymo, and incumbent automakers feeling a competitive pressure are accelerating the advent of autonomous tech. The rush to develop self-driving cars is fueling GM’s $1 billion acquisition of Cruise, Uber buying Otto for $680 million, Ford’s $1 billion Argo Ai project, and Intel acquiring Mobileye for a massive $15.3 billion.

According to Forbes, engineers working on self-driving tech can command $400,000 a year in the Bay Area.

Autonomous is the space to be at in 2018. Relevant skills, like computer vision, AI, robotics, are in high-demand, as well as…