LinkedIn has come up with the report, "Top 10 Emerging Jobs in India" that identifies the fastest growing and up-and-coming jobs that witnessed the tremendous growth in frequency in the five-year-period between 2013 and 2017.
This report has crunched from the data collected by LinkedIn in the last five years to identify the top up-and-coming roles and the skills needed for each.
The top ten emerging jobs:
- Machine Learning Engineer
- Application Development Analyst
- Back End Developer
- Full Stack Engineer
- Data Scientist
- Customer Success Manager
- Digital Marketing Specialist
- Big Data Developer
- Sales Recruiter
- Python Developer
The report looks at what roles are on the rise, where the talent has come from, and where it resides today
While introducing this report, Feon Ang, VP – Asia Pacific, LinkedIn Talent, and Learning Solutions shared, “India’s domestic tech talent has taken several global tech giants to success. Hence it is no surprise that India’s top 5 emerging jobs orbit around technology and core technical skills across sectors. At the same time, it is interesting to observe that soft skills such as relationship building and customer management are equally relevant for jobs of tomorrow – the rise of the CSM as a top emerging job in Asia-Pacific is a key example of this trend. With India set to see the youngest workforce in 2020, recruiters and CHROs will benefit by hiring based on skills, instead of previous job titles, and upskilling should be a focus for all organizations to make talent future-ready.”
The other highlights from the report include:
- Technology roles dominate this list, but the report also finds that these roles are no longer limited to tech companies.
- Tech jobs are in demand across sectors from pharma to banking and retail, and companies in these various industries see a high need for talent in these roles. For example, the position of Machine Learning Engineer has seen a 43x rate of growth in this five-year period, and the Application Development Analyst’s role has seen a 32x rate of growth.
- Soft skills are today seen as one of the most in-demand skills and are increasingly more critical to success in this tech age. With the role of “Customer Success Manager” ranked as the sixth emerging job in India, following the rise of five technical jobs, this juxtaposition is symbolic of this trend. CSMs, for both tech firms and non-tech firms, are critical to helping onboard, influence, and retain customers, and soft skills such as communications and relationship-building play a key role here in making their customers successful.