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Last week LinkedIn shared the list of this year’s most promising jobs based on the LinkedIn data. The below listed positions that come with high salaries and a significant number of job openings is a brief summary of LinkedIn’s findings.

1. Data Scientist

Data Science combines data analysis, machine learning, and statistics to gain an understanding and evaluate data and there is a rise in trend in this field since past few years. Data scientists are responsible for taking a large amount of data points, both structured and unstructured, and further cleaning and organizing them. As per a report by Gartner, machine learning based intelligent systems will be leading in the technology race through 2020.

The median salary of a data scientist is $130,000. The yearly growth in the jobs for this role is approximately 56% which is more than 4000 job openings. Applicants needs to be thorough with Data Science, Data Mining, Data Analysis, Python, Machine Learning.

2. Site Reliability Engineer

Site Reliability Engineering is a discipline that involves implementation of software engineering on problems related to IT operations for creating highly reliable softwares. An SRE is expected to handle on-call and emergency support to ensure that the software has good logging and diagnostics. The SRE concept has been adopted by major companies, including Dropbox, Airbnb, Netflix and many more. Indeed, a job listings site updates hundreds of SRE positions.


The median salary of an SRE is $200,000. The yearly growth in the jobs for this role is approximately 72% which is more than 1400 job openings. This role might prove to be as popular as the ‘data scientist’ role. Top skills required are Linux, Software Development, Python, Cloud Computing and SQL.

3. Enterprise Account Executive

Enterprise account executives are responsible for managing business relationships and contacts with the organization’s larger customers and developing a strategic plan for maximizing sales opportunities. The median salary of an enterprise account executive is $182,000. The year on year growth in the jobs for this role is approximately 62% which is more than 1000 job openings. Key skills required are Salesforce, Cloud Computing, Solution Selling, Software-as-a-Service, Sales Management.

4. Product Designer

Product designers use their technical knowledge and design skills for improving the existing products and produce them at a lower cost. The year on year growth in the jobs for this role is 86% reflecting more than 2000 job openings. The median salary for this role is $121,500. Key skills required for this role are product design, User Experience (UX), User Interface Design, Graphic Design, and Adobe Photoshop.

5. Product Owner

The product owner is responsible for delivering sprint demos to key stakeholders and is a part of Scrum. The year on year growth in the jobs for this role is 87% reflecting more than 1,100 job openings. The median salary for this role is $101,000. Top skills required for this role are Business Analytics, Agile Methodologies, Business Process Improvement, Scrum.

6. Customer Success Manager

Customer Success Management is an integration of functions of marketing, sales, professional services, training and support for maximizing customer and company sustainable proven value. The median salary for this role is $88,500. The year on year growth in the jobs for this role is 80% reflecting more than 2000 job openings. Top Skills involved for this role include Customer Relationship Management, Salesforce, Software-as-a-Service, Customer Satisfaction and Cloud Computing.

7. Engagement Manager

Engagement Manager is responsible for assisting customers in using services throughout projects, helping solve client problems and managing financial aspects of contracts. The median salary for this role is $130,000. The year on year growth in the jobs for this role is 43% reflecting more than 1000 job openings. Skills required for this role include Program Management, Business Analysis, Business Process Improvement, Analytics, Customer Relationship Management.

8. Solutions Architect

Solution architecture involves designing and managing the solution with regards to specific business problems. A solution architect needs to be more senior and more mature than a computer programmer. Julie Tessaro, an employee at Cloud Academy says, “ AWS skills in architecting are quite high in demand and this trend will increase in the years to come as more and more companies will migrate to the cloud.”

The median salary for this role is $139,000. The yearly growth in these jobs is 47% reflecting more than 5,800 job openings. Skills required for this role include, Solutions Architecture, Cloud Computing, Software Development, SQL and Software Development Lifecycle.

9. Information Technology Lead

An Information Technology Lead is responsible for overall planning and execution of all IT functions. This role demands the employee to meet customer requirements and support and maintenance of existing infrastructure and applications. The median salary for this role is $121,000. The year on year growth in jobs for this role is 141% reflecting more than 1400 job openings. Skills required for this role include, Information Technology, Technical Support, Business Process Improvement, Business Analysis and Troubleshooting.

10. Scrum Master

A Scrum master is the facilitator for the agile development team. Since 2017, this role has been in demand and is still continuing the trend. The median salary for this role is $103,000. The year on year growth in the jobs for this role is 67% reflecting more than 2000 job openings. Skills required for this role include,Scrum, Agile Methodologies, Software Development, Business Analysis, Software Development Lifecycle.

11. Cloud Architect

A cloud architect is responsible for overseeing a company’s cloud computing strategy. The median salary for this role is $155,00. The yearly growth in the jobs for this role is 88% reflecting more than 1,700 job openings. Skills required for this role include,Cloud Computing, Software Development, Amazon Web Services, Solution Architecture, Linux.

12. Product Marketing Manager

The product marketing manager is expected to work on the strategy behind the product roadmap and must work with engineering team to build products. The median salary for this role is $134,000. The year on year growth in the jobs for this role is 30% reflecting more than 1,891 job openings. The applicants need to be thorough with Product Marketing, Product Management, Digital Marketing, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Product Development.

13. Solutions Consultant

The solution consultants are responsible for testing and ensuring that the solution performs as designed. The median salary for this role is $110,000. The year on year growth in the jobs for this role is 73% reflecting more than 1,126 job openings. The applicants need to be thorough with  Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Customer Relationship Management, Software-as-a-Service, Business Analysis.

14. Product Manager

A product manager is responsible for guiding the success of a product and leading the team responsible for improving it. The median salary for this role is $121,000. The yearly growth in the jobs for this role is 29% reflecting more than 10,268 job openings. The applicants need to be thorough with Product Management, Product Development, Cross-Functional Team Leadership, Engineering, Product Marketing.

15. Machine Learning Engineer

According to Forbes, 61% of organizations most frequently picked Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence as their company’s data initiative for this year. A machine learning engineer is responsible for designing and developing machine learning and deep learning systems. The median salary for this role is $182,000. The year on year growth in the jobs for this role is 96% reflecting more than 709 job openings. The applicants need to be thorough with Machine Learning, Python, Data Mining, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science.

Hope this list by LinkedIn helps you in shortlisting your job and developing skills for the required position. Watch out this space for more news and information.

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