2020 Emerging Jobs: Tech Jobs Remain King
LinkedIn’s third-annual Emerging Jobs Report for 2020 identifies the top 15 jobs that have emerged over the last five years based on their data, as well as the skills associated with them, and insights into the industries and cities hiring this emerging workforce.
Top 15 Emerging Jobs for 2020
Artificial Intelligence Specialist | 74% annual growth
Robotics Engineer | 40% annual growth
Data Scientist | 37% annual growth
Full Stack Engineer | 35% annual growth
Site Reliability Engineer | 34% annual growth
Customer Success Specialist | 34% annual growth
Sales Development Representative | 34% annual growth
Data Engineer | 33% annual growth
Behavioral Health Technician | 32% annual growth
Cybersecurity Specialist | 30% annual growth
Back End Developer | 30% annual growth
Chief Revenue Officer | 28% annual growth
Cloud Engineer | 27% annual growth
Product Owner | 24% annual growth
Other highlights from the report
Robotics makes the list for the first time while Blockchain Developer did not return this year. AI and Data Science roles continue to dominate.
The tech industry is facing more demand for roles relying heavily on people skills, like Customer Success Specialist, Sales Development Representative, and Product Owner. The future of things like Software as a Service (SaaS) will rely on people skills (which can’t be automated) successfully complementing new technologies.
Previously considered a “perk,” flexibility to work remotely has gone mainstream and is now a priority for more than 40% of millennials, who now make up the largest generation in the workforce.