I read a new report from LinkedIn this week outlining 15 roles that will be in high demand through 2021. The world and, indeed, the job market, has become a very different place due to COVID-19, however, this report presents a lot of optimism and reasons that both companies and job seekers should be allowed a small smile.
As a global Executive Search consultancy I can certainly also confirm that the majority of our clients are investing or intend to invest in new talent to help grow their businesses and take advantage of new opportunities that have been created by this pandemic.
Here are the top 15 roles that LinkedIn reported will be in high demand:
2. Loans and mortgages
4. Business development and sales
5. Workplace diversity
6. Digital marketing
9. Digital content
12. Mental health
13. User experience
14. Data science
15. Artificial intelligence
"Fields like aviation and hospitality were hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, while areas like health care, education, and finance had to ramp up hiring to meet increased demand," wrote Andrew Seaman, LinkedIn's senior editor for Job Search and Careers, in a blog post. "To help connect people with available opportunities, we analyzed the data to find which jobs are in demand now—uncovering the fastest-growing job areas over the past year and ranking them based on a combination of growth in demand and raw number of jobs available." To figure out which jobs are hot and which are not, LinkedIn examined the roles experiencing the highest year-over-year growth between April and October 2020. It then grouped that data into 15 job categories and a range of specific job titles within each. While we only report the salary ranges and job titles here, the report also details the education level and skills needed to get these jobs, as well as the teleworking availability for each.