Annual LinkedIn Report Reveals Most In-Demand Jobs



2020 Emerging Jobs Report from LinkedIn

The creation of new jobs is driven by a wide range of factors. And depending on the dominant industries in the market, some jobs are more in demand than others. The 2020 LinkedIn Emerging Jobs Report looks to find out the fastest-growing jobs around the world.



2020 Emerging Jobs Report

According to the report, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics are the top sectors in many of the countries in the survey. On the blog for the report, LinkedIn says, “Artificial intelligence and robots are no longer on their way. They’ve arrived. In a big way.”

But not all of the jobs on the list are tech-related. Demand for soft skills such as communication, creativity, and collaboration will be essential. With remote/freelance workers now making up an increasingly larger percentage of the workforce, these skills will be more valuable moving forward.

However, even in these sectors technology plays an important role to optimize the job at hand. These jobs might not need AI or robotics right now, but exploring whether they will be part of your operations in the future is one way to stay ahead of your competition.

The data for the report comes from 17 countries across four continents. For the past five years, LinkedIn calculated the share of hiring and compound annual growth rate for these occupations. It then established the roles with the largest growth rate. And these are the emerging jobs for 2020.

The Emerging Jobs for 2020

The top emerging job in eight countries is AI Specialist, and it is also in the top 10 for another three countries. Robotics engineer is also among the top jobs in nine countries. Both of these jobs are being driven by multiple developments in today’s economy.



Self-driving cars, smart technologies (for the home, infrastructure, workplace, etc.), space exploration, and green technology are some of the examples.

Here are the top three emerging jobs in 17 countries:

Australia

  1. AI Specialist
  2. Cyber Security Specialist
  3. Robotics Engineer

Austria



  1. Data Scientist
  2. Digital Marketing Specialist
  3. Full Stack Engineer

Canada

  1. AI Specialist
  2. Site Reliability Engineer
  3. Data Engineer

France

  1. Data Protection Officer
  2. AI Specialist
  3. Commercial Real Estate Agent

Germany

  1. AI Specialist
  2. Site Reliability Engineer
  3. Customer Success Specialist

India



  1. Blockchain Developer
  2. AI Specialist
  3. Javascript Developer

Ireland

  1. AI Specialist
  2. Cyber Security Specialist
  3. Customer Success Specialist

Italy

  1. Data Protection Officer
  2. Salesforce Consultant
  3. Big Data Developer

Netherlands

  1. Data Protection Officer
  2. Growth Hacker
  3. Privacy Officer

New Zealand



  1. Cyber Security Specialist
  2. Data Engineer
  3. Full Stack Engineer

Saudi Arabia

  1. Cyber Security Specialist
  2. Digital Specialist
  3. Legal Researcher

Singapore

  1. AI Specialist
  2. Robotics Engineer
  3. Full Stack Engineer

Sweden

  1. Data Protection Officer
  2. AI Specialist
  3. Javascript Developer

Switzerland



  1. AI Specialist
  2. Customer Success Specialist
  3. Cloud Engineer

United Arab Emirates

  1. Data Scientist
  2. Full Stack Engineer
  3. Customer Success Specialist

United Kingdom

  1. AI Specialist
  2. Data Protection Officer
  3. Robotics Engineer

United States

  1. AI Specialist
  2. Robotics Engineer
  3. Data Scientist

The U.S.

The annual job growth for AI Specialist jobs in the U.S. for the past four years was a whopping 74%. The top industries hiring for this position are computer software, internet, information technology and services, higher education, and consumer electronics.



When it comes to the skills you will need to get these jobs machine learning, deep learning, TensorFlow, Python, and natural language processing top the list.

Robotics engineer is next with 40% annual growth, data scientist at 37%, full-stack engineer 35%, and sight reliability engineer rounding the top five with a 34% growth.

You can look at the rest of the data for the U.S. here.

The Importance of Skills Upgrade for Small Business

The one constant the past couple of years amongst small business owners has been finding qualified talent. This is being driven by record-low unemployment numbers along with emerging technologies and industries. The percentage of small businesses who say they find it difficult or very difficult to get the right employee is more than half (56%).



While it may not always be possible, upgrading the skills of your workforce is one way to keep them around. This will not only ensure your employees have the right skillsets, but it will also improve your brand as an employer.

With technology evolving at faster rates, one of the best ways to keep up with the talent you need is to educate your workforce and upgrade their skills.

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Michael Guta Michael Guta is a Staff Writer for Small Business Trends focusing on business systems, gadgets and other small business news. He has a background in information and communications technology coordination.

2 Reactions
  1. All those data protection people in Europe can thank GDPR.

  2. Times have changed. Even knowledge about technology is now becoming more and more common.

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