The Jobs of Tomorrow: LinkedIn’s 2020 Emerging Jobs Report

December 10, 2019

Today I’m excited to introduce LinkedIn’s third-annual LinkedIn Emerging Jobs Report, highlighting the fastest-growing jobs around the world, skills associated with them, and the cities and industries where these jobs are located. 

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing insights by country to dig deeper into workforce trends around the world, which you can explore here. Whether you’re looking for a new gig or want to get ahead in the rapidly-changing world of work, these insights show you how jobs, careers, and skills are changing so you can explore the right next step for you.

Here’s what you should know about this year’s emerging jobs.

  • Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to make a strong showing on our Emerging Jobs lists, which is no surprise. Many jobs that have risen up as a result of AI in fields like cybersecurity and data science and because it’s is so pervasive many roles may demand more knowledge of AI than you may think. For example, real estate and business development roles. If you’re new to AI or want to sharpen up your skills, check out the latest courses at LinkedIn Learning, such as an Introduction to AI

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  • Professionals are on the move, likely a result of factors like housing costs, political and regulatory change, or more flexibility with remote work opportunities. There are cities around the world that are emerging as strong job markets that may offer more jobs and a better quality of life. In the U.S., cities like Austin, Raleigh, and Portland are among the cities attracting the most professionals holding emerging jobs. If you’re considering relocating you can see the average salary across regions for job titles in LinkedIn Salary or you can search LinkedIn jobs for “remote” work if you are looking for more flexibility.

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  • Demand for soft skills is likely to increase as automation becomes more widespread. Skills like communication, creativity, and collaboration are all virtually impossible to automate, which means if you have these skills you’ll be even more valuable to organizations in the future. If you have these skills, make sure they’re on your LinkedIn profile so hiring professionals can find you for relevant opportunities.

We hope these insights empower you to make informed decisions, whether you’re thinking about your next career move or your next great hire.


The Emerging Jobs analysis is done on all LinkedIn members with a public profile that have held a full-time position within a given country during the past five years. Once the talent pool has been identified, we then calculate the share of hiring and Compound Annual Growth Rate of this proportion for each occupation between 2015 and 2019 to identify the roles with the largest  growth. These become our Emerging Jobs.