The Top 15 Emerging Jobs of 2020, according to LinkedIn

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LinkedIn’s 3rd annual emerging jobs report has highlighted the 15 fastest-growing jobs in and the skills and cities most associated with them.  The number of artificial intelligence and data science roles have continued to expand across nearly all industries.  Robotics has made it on to the list for the first time ever and at least five of the jobs on the list include the word “engineer” in the title.

However, it’s not just high-tech roles that have seen the most job creation in the last five years.  Product owners, customer success specialists, and sales development positions are also on the increase.

There is only one job on the list which doesn’t require a degree, which is behavioral health technicians.  Hiring for this role has grown 32% a year since 2015, partly due to the increased insurance coverage for mental health.

LinkedIn puts Washington DC as the place which is attracting the newest tech talent, which includes cybersecurity, data science, and artificial intelligence.  The tech hubs in San Francisco and New York are also continuing to attract talent due to the lower costs of living and increased remote work opportunities.

Here is LinkedIn’s list of the top 15 emerging jobs of 2020:

Artificial intelligence specialist

Annual growth rate: 74%

Skills: Machine learning, deep learning, Python, TensorFlow.

Location of jobs: San Francisco, New York, Boston, Seattle,

Robotics engineer

Annual growth rate: 40%

Location of jobs: San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, New York City, Washington DC,

Industries hiring: Information technology, industrial automation, computer software, automotive

Data scientist

Annual growth rate: 37%

Skills: Machine learning, Apache Spark, data science, Python,

Full Stack engineer

Annual growth rate: 35%

Skills: React.js, Node.js, JavaScript, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), AngularJS

Site reliability engineer

Annual growth rate: 34%

Skills: Amazon Services, Ansible, Kubernetes, Terraform

Customer success specialist

Annual growth rate: 34%

Skills: Salesforce, customer relationships, account management, customer retention skills

Sales development

Annual growth rate: 34%

Skills: Sales, Salesforce, Software as a Service (SaaS), lead generation

Data engineer

Annual growth rate: 33%

Skills: Apache Spark, Hadoop, Python, Extract/Transform/Load (ETL)

Behavioral health technician

Annual growth rate: 33%

Skills: Applied behavior analysis, ASD, behavioral health, mental health

Cyber security specialist

Annual growth rate: 30%

Skills: Cybersecurity, information, and network security, information assurance, vulnerability assessment

Back end developer

Annual growth rate: 30%

Skills: Node.js, JavaScript, Git, MongoDB

Chief revenue officer

Annual growth rate: 28%

Skills: Strategic partnerships, market strategy, executive management

Cloud engineer

Annual growth rate: 27%

Skills: Cloud computing, Docker products, Jenkins, Ansible

Javascript developer

Annual growth rate: 25%

Skills: React.js, Node.js, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), AngularJS, JavaScript,

Product Owner

Annual growth rate: 24%

Industries hiring: Information technology & services, financial services, insurance, healthcare