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Analysis from LinkedIn reveals that data related skills are driving emerging jobs growth. Data know-how is now is great demand.

LinkedIn’s emerging job analysis is based on all members with a public profile that has held a full-time position in the last five years. The Organisation then calculated the share of hiring and compound annual growth rate for reach occupation between 2015 and 2019.

The top five jobs were revealed as:

1. Artificial intelligence specialist.
LinkedIn data shows that hiring growth has grown 74 per cent in the past four years. The job requires skills in machine learning, deep learning, TensorFlow, Python and natural language processing. Industries hiring include computer software, internet, IT, higher education and consumer electronics.

2. Robotics engineer.
This role has hiring growth of 40 per cent over the last four years. These roles vary based on software and hardware roles, but much of the skills in LinkedIn’s report revolve around software skills such as robotics process automation.

3.  Data scientist.
Data science jobs have 37 per cent hiring growth over the last three years. Skills include machine learning, data science, Python, R and Apache Spark.

4. Full stack engineer.
Hiring growth for full stack engineers has grown by 35 per cent over the last four years. The position isn’t new, but developers that can think in full stacks are valuable. Skills unique to the job include React.js, Node.js, JavaScript, AngularJS, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

5. Site reliability engineer.
Hiring growth for this job is 34 per cent. Skills for this role transfer from cloud engineer and full stack engineer, but the job is straightforward: Keep apps up and running and efficient. AWS, Ansible, Kubernetes, Docker and Terraform are key skills.

Other positions on LinkedIn’s emerging jobs report include:

• Customer success specialist.
• Sales development representative.
• Data engineer.
• Behavioural health technician.
• Cybersecurity specialist.
• Back end developer.
• Chief revenue officer.
• Cloud engineer.
• JavaScript developer.
• Product owner.

Clearly data and technology are key competencies showcasing just how fundamental data has becoming in today’s environment. Increasingly data is touching every facet of business from business intelligence through to HR, logistics and marketing. However, what organisations must consider is the most effective blend of outsourcing, insourcing and internal resource.

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Dave Gurney

CEO, Alchemetrics - Expert in Data & Digital Marketing
enabling senior marketers to value from engaging customers online.