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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.

2020 Emerging Jobs: Tech Jobs Remain King

Top 15 Emerging Jobs for 2020

  1. Artificial Intelligence Specialist  |  74% annual growth
  2. Robotics Engineer  |  40% annual growth
  3. Data Scientist  |  37% annual growth
  4. Full Stack Engineer  |  35% annual growth
  5. Site Reliability Engineer  |  34% annual growth
  6. Customer Success Specialist  |  34% annual growth
  7. Sales Development Representative  |  34% annual growth
  8. Data Engineer  |  33% annual growth
  9. Behavioral Health Technician  |  32% annual growth
  10. Cybersecurity Specialist |  30% annual growth
  11. Back End Developer  |  30% annual growth
  12. Chief Revenue Officer  |  28% annual growth
  13. Cloud Engineer  |  27% annual growth
  14. JavaScript Developer  |  25% annual growth
  15. 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.
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