15 Most in Demand Jobs 2020 According to LinkedIn

Written By Alla Levin
February 11, 2020
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15 Jobs No One Knew About in 2010 Become Most in Demand Jobs 2020

LinkedIn, the top professional and career social platform released its most in-demand jobs in 2020.

These jobs have seen consistent growth in the past five years, and predictably they will continue to grow in demand.

While A.I. specialist demand has grown by 74% over the last five years, the engineering tasks were ranked among the top 15 jobs.

Here we cite the 15 top emerging jobs of 2020, according to LinkedIn to help you choose the best careers for 2020 and beyond.

Product Owners

Product owners have seen a 25% annual growth in demand in the past five years and become one of the most in demand jobs 2020.

Top hiring cities: New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco Bay Area, Atlanta

Skills unique to the job

  • Scrum,
  • Agile methodologies
  • software product management
  • JIRA

Top industries hiring this talent: Information technology, computer software, financial services, health care, insurance

JavaScript Developerscareers in demand 2020

JavaScript developers – 25% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

Top hiring cities: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Washington DC, Boston, Washington, D.C.

Top industries hiring this talent:

  • Information technology
  • Computer software
  • financial sector
  • internet services
  • marketing and advertising

Skills unique to the job: Javascript, React.js, AngularJS, Node.js, cascading style sheets

Cloud Engineers

Cloud engineers have seen a 27% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

Top hiring cities: New York, San Francisco Bay Area, Washington, D.C., Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago

Top industries hiring this talent:

  • Computer software
  • Information technology and services
  • Internet
  • financial services
  • telecommunications

Skills unique to the job: cloud computing, Amazon Web Services, Ansible, Docker products, Jenkins

Chief Revenue Officers

Chief revenue officers have seen a 28% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

Cities hiring these jobs areSan Francisco, New York, Atlanta, Boston, and Chicago

Top industries hiring this talent:

  • Information Technology
  • Computer software
  • marketing and advertising
  • financial services
  • internet

Skills unique to the job: startups, software services, Strategic partnerships, go-to-market strategy, executive management

Back End Developersjobs in high demand 2020

Back end developers – a 30% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

Top hiring Areas: San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, and Boston

Top industries hiring this talent: 

  • Internet
  • Computer software
  • Information technology and services
  • Financial services
  • marketing and advertising

Skills unique to the job: Git, MongoDB, Node.js, JavaScript, and Amazon Web Services.

Cybersecurity Specialists

Cybersecurity specialists have seen a 30% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

Top hiring cities: Ney York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco Bay Area, Denver

Top industries hiring this talent:

  • Defense and space
  • Information technology and services
  • Financial services
  • Computer network and security
  • Management consulting

Skills unique to the job: Network security, Cybersecurity, information security, vulnerability assessment

Behavioral Health Technicians

Behavioral health technicians have seen a 32% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

Top hiring cities: Orlando, Phoenix, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle

Top industries hiring this talent:

  • Hospital and healthcare
  • Mental healthcare
  • Individual and family services
  • Health and wellness
  • Education management

Skills unique to the job: Autism spectrum disorder, applied behavior analysis, mental and behavioral health

Data EngineersData Engineer

Data engineers have seen a 33% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

Top hiring cities: New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco Bay Area

Top industries hiring this talent: 

  • Internet computer software
  • Information technology and services
  • Internet
  • Computer software
  • Financial services
  • Hospital and healthcare

Skills unique to the job: Extract/Transform/Load (ETL), Apache Spark, Hadoop, Amazon Web services,  Python

Sales Development Representatives

Sales development representatives have seen a 34% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

Top hiring cities: Chicago, Boston, San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Austin

Top industries hiring this talent:

  • Internet
  • Computer software
  • Network security
  • Computer and network
  • Information technology and services
  • Marketing and advertising

Skills unique to the job: Salesforce, software as a service, cold calling, lead generation, sales

Customer Success Specialists

Customer success specialists have seen a 34% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

Top hiring cities: New York, Chicago, San Francisco Bay Area, Washington, D.C.

Top industries hiring this talent:

  • Internet
  • Customer retention
  • Computer software
  • Information technology and services
  • Financial services
  • Marketing and advertising

Skills unique to the job: Software as a Service (SaaS), Salesforce, account management, customer management, and customer retention

Site Reliability EngineersCustomer Success Specialists

Site reliability engineers have seen a 34% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

Top hiring cities: Washing ton D.C., San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, New York, Boston,

Top industries hiring this talent:

  • Internet
  • consumer electronics
  • Computer software
  • Financial services
  • information technology and services

Skills unique to the job: Ansible, Kubernetes, Terraform, Amazon Web Services, Docker products,

Full-Stack Engineers

Full-stack engineers – a 35% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

Top hiring cities:  Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Boston, Washington, D.C.

Top industries hiring this talent:

  • Information technology
  • Computer software
  • Internet
  • Financial services
  • Higher education

Skills unique to the job: JavaScript, React.js, cascading style sheets, Node.js, AngularJS

Data ScientistsData Scientists

Data scientists have seen a 37% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

Top hiring cities: Boston, Seattle, San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Washington, D.C.

Top industries hiring this talent:

  • Financial services
  • Information technology and services
  • Higher education
  • Computer software
  • Internet

Skills unique to the job: Data science, Machine learning,  Python, R, Apache Spark

Robotics Engineers

Robotics engineers have seen a 40% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

Top cities hiring: Atlanta, San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Washington, D.C., Boston

Top industries hiring this talent: 

  • Industrial Automation,
  • Information technology and services,
  • Computer software,
  • Automotive and financial services

Skills unique to the job: UiPath, Robotic process automation, Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism, Robotic

Artificial Intelligence SpecialistsArtificial Intelligence Specialists

Artificial intelligence specialists have seen a 74% annual growth in demand in the past five years and are one of the most in demand jobs 2020.

Top cities hiring: San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, Boston, Seattle

Top industries hiring this talent:

  • Higher education
  • Consumer electronics
  • Computer software
  • Internet
  • Information technology and services

Skills unique to the job: Deep learning, Machine learning, TensorFlow, natural language processing, Python

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