Technology is driving change in business perception, expectations, and processes. Businesses are trying their best to adopt emerging technologies to stay ahead of the competition, and it is driving demand for professionals with specialised skills that will give them the edge they seek. LinkedIn, the social media networking platform for professionals has been engaged in floating conversations on what are the most in-demand jobs of 2020. Here are the details.
The Hottest Job Trends for 2020 according to LinkedIn
LinkedIn has conducted a deep dive into emerging skills demand in 2020 and job opportunities for those looking to reskill to emerge the favoured ones to fill the exploding demand.
As the second-fastest digitising economy in the world, India is expected to generate 65 million specialised jobs creating a $1 trillion economic value by 2025, as per a McKinsey report. Professionals with the following skills will drive a large part of the success.
Watch out for these Hottest Jobs in 2020 in India.
The demand for blockchain experts will continue to grow in India and overseas.
Artificial Intelligence Specialist
Artificial Intelligence help in automation of processes using machine learning, and building on each level of learning to deliver choices and responses independently. It speeds up jobs, reduces costs, and delivers better user/customer experience. Its application cuts across all industries and demand for AI set to explode as the world continues to digitise at a faster pace.
Skills needed for AI jobs include Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning, Python Programming language, TensorFlow, Hadoop.
All business, commercial or personal, transacts through the internet. It opens up great opportunities and also threats from hacking, malware, virus, Trojans, Denial of Service Attacks (DDOS), and phishing. Securing information and data, commercial or personal, is the biggest challenge faced by all. Cybersecurity professionals help secure online information, data, and transactions.
Skills needed are Cloud security, network security, risk analysis, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, malware analysis and reversing, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM).
Robotics Process Automation Specialist
Robotics Process Automation (RPA) professionals help organisations reduce cost and speed up processes by replacing repetitive manual jobs with automation. It’s a fast-growing industry, and to be successful as an RPA consultant, it’s important to understanding business processes and has skills in Process Automation, Automation Anywhere, SQL, UiPath, Blue Prism, and Python Data Science.
Robotics Engineer (Software)
An RPA consultant asses the requirements, plan automation strategies and deploy software tools to transform manual work to automated processes. Robotics Engineer (RE) design, code, and test the software that runs the automation. The REs are in demand by firms in software design, IT services, industrial automation tools, electronic and manufacturing, electrical applications.
The skills needed are similar to the RPA consultants mentioned above.
Site Reliability Engineer
Site Reliability Engineers (SRE) are responsible for running and maintaining all web applications and site uptimes. Every business needs SREs to keep their businesses online and require skills in cloud and full-stack development including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Kubernetes, Ansible, Jenkins, Docker Products, Advanced Linux, and Python.
Digital Marketing Specialist
Digital presence, digital influence, digital availability drive online business and the demand for experts in Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Social Media Marketing, E-commerce, and online advertising is growing fast. DM experts create and implement digital strategies for customer acquisition and retention.
It requires skills in SEO, SEM, Google Analytics, Social Media, online advertising, including Google Ads, copywriting, email design and management, HTML, CSS, MySQL, and lead generation.
Businesses need to grow consistently in an increasingly competitive environment. Growth Managers wear several hats, including lead generation and customer acquisition strategy, brand launch and content creation, customer retention strategies, user experience enhancement, customer feedback management, reputation management. The in-house digital marketing specialist can best fulfil this role.
Full Stack Engineer
Lead Generation Specialist
The internet has enabled access to potential customers in every part of the globe where the internet is available. The challenge is to find the customer in real-time who is currently looking for information, product, or service that a business provides.
Searching for and then converting a potential customer from a cold lead to a hot one is the job of a lead generation specialist. The success of any business depends on it. A Lead Gen specialist needs skills in keyword research, content optimisation, email creation and marketing, Google ads, social media advertising, and CRM.