LinkedIn today released a study showing the emerging jobs in the UK for 2020. LinkedIn says the data shows that artificial intelligence and tech roles are among the UK’s fastest-growing jobs. The analysis is based on all LinkedIn members with a public profile that held a full-time position within the UK during the past five years.
LinkedIn also observed that the introduction of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) this year and the increasing consumer awareness of personal data, has created high demand for roles like Data Protection Officers.
Roles such as User Researcher, Customer Success Specialist and Content Designer make the top 15, and sectors including HR and marketing are also recruiting jobs on the list.
The top-15 emerging jobs in the UK
- Artificial Intelligence Specialist
- Data Protection Officer
- Robotics Engineer
- Site Reliability Engineer
- Customer Success Specialist
- User Researcher
- Data Scientist
- Sales Development Representative
- Cloud Engineer
- Cyber Security Specialist
- Platform Engineer
- Full Stack Engineer
- Enterprise Account Executive
- DevOps Engineer
- Content Designer
Whilst over 44% of professionals working in emerging roles in the UK are based in London, smaller cities are seeing growth too. Belfast (+39%), Cardiff (+35%) and Nottingham (+35%) had the largest year-on-year growth in these emerging jobs.
The data also shows a gender gap. Over 65% of all these emerging roles, across all the industries employing them, are held by men, with financial services (80 males to 20 females) and telecommunications (81 males to 19 females) showing the greatest imbalance.