These are the top 15 emerging jobs in India, according to LinkedIn

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  • Professional networking platform LinkedIn unveiled the Top 15 Emerging Jobs in India for 2020, today.
  • Blockchain Developer, Artificial Intelligence Specialist, and JavaScript Developer are likely to be the top roles in 2020.
  • Among the non-technical profiles are Digital Marketing Specialist and Lead Generation Specialist.
India adds 12 million people to its workforce every year. And, as automation makes inroads to the job market, humans are competing with machines to keep up.

Professional networking platform LinkedIn unveiled the top 15 emerging Jobs in India for 2020, today. The report titled ‘Emerging Jobs 2020,’ anticipates Blockchain Developer, Artificial Intelligence Specialist, and JavaScript Developer to be the top roles in 2020.

According to LinkedIn, India ranks among the top three countries to lead the world in AI skills with robotic process automation, compliance, and integration as the fastest growing skills.

Among the non-technical profiles are Digital Marketing Specialist and Lead Generation Specialist.

“The country is seeing a rise in digital transactions, and therefore industries are ramping up investments in Blockchain. This strong demand for Blockchain tech talent has put ‘Blockchain Developer’ on top of the list. As automation becomes a reality across industries, the ‘AI Specialist’ is the second emerging job on this year’s list. Amidst this tech pool, it is particularly interesting to see soft skills like team management and customer retention feature on the list, which underscores the importance of human intervention at every level of digitisation,” said Ruchee Anand, Head of Talent and Learning Solutions at LinkedIn India.

Here are the Top 15 Emerging Jobs in India in 2020:

Blockchain Developer

Skills needed: Smart Contract, Node.js, Hyperledger, Solidity
Top industries: Information Technology & Services, Software, Internet, Financial Services, Hospital & Healthcare
Top locations: New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad

India has the sixth largest number of blockchain patents, according to Hardfork, a blockchain company. Blockchain developers assist in building services and technology related to blockchain systems.


Artificial Intelligence Specialist

Skills needed: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Tensor Flow, Python, Natural Language Processing
Top industries: Internet, Research, Software, Information Technology & Services, Education Management
Top locations: Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad

AI specialists, which is also the top job role in the US equip the machines to learn and perform efficiently. According to a PWC survey, AI has the potential to improve India's economy and cybersecurity.


JavaScript Developer

Skills needed: AngularJS, Node.js, React.js, React Native, MongoDB
Top industries: Internet, Research, Software, Information Technology & Services, Education Management
Top locations: Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad

JavaScript is an essential programming language for front-end development — defining the user interface of web-based applications. The job deals in creation of website — from programming to development.


Robotic Process Automation Consultant

Skills needed: UIPath, Automation anywhere, Blue Prism, Process Automation, SQL
Top industries: Accounting, Management Consulting, Internet, Research, Software, Information Technology & Services
Top locations: Bangalore, Mumbai

Robotic Process Automation refers to the software robots that enable automation of processes across businesses. A robotic process automation consultant chips in to educate businesses on the adoption of RPA across levels.


Back-end Developer

Skills needed: Node.js, MongoDB, JavaScript, Django, MySQL
Top industries: E-learning, Internet, Research, Software, Information Technology & Services, Financial Services
Top locations: Mumbai, Bangalore, Gurgaon

Backend developer implements the internal functioning on a web application. They are also responsible for developing Application Programming Interface (APIs) along with testing the software systems.


Growth Manager

Skills needed: Business Development, Team Management, Growth Strategies, Market Research, Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing
Top industries: Food & Beverages, Marketing, Advertising, Information Technology & Services, Financial Services
Top locations: Gurgaon, Bangalore, Noida

This includes job roles in product and marketing roles. The role focuses on engagement techniques for product and business growth. growth managers use data to draw insights and market trends.


Site Reliability Engineer

Skills needed: Amazon Web Services, Docker Products, Jenkins, Ansible, Kubernetes
Top industries: Telecom, Marketing, Advertising, Information Technology & Services, Financial Services, software, Internet
Top locations: Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad

A Site Reliability Engineer ensures smooth of the applications at development and operational level. The idea is to create a reliable software system by resolving infrastructure and operational challenges in the software.

Customer Success Specialist

Skills needed: Customer Relationship Management, Team Management, Customer Retention, Account Management, Software as a Service (SaaS)
Top industries: Marketing, Advertising, Information Technology & Services, Financial Services, software, Internet
Top locations: Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi

Customer Success Specialists are important for managing customer relationships and retention, thereby adding to the business growth. In the era of automation and digitisation, soft skills are most essential to these job roles as this is what machines can’t replicate.



Full Stack Engineer

Skills needed: JavaScript, Node.js, AngularJS, React.js, MongoDB
Top industries: Marketing, Advertising, Information Technology & Services, Financial Services, software, Internet
Top locations: Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai

Full stack engineers handle everything — from database to clients and servers. These candidates are responsible for both software development and frontend development of web applications. Hence, they are much in demand.


Robotics Engineer (Software)

Skills needed:
Robotic Process Automation, UIPath, Blue Prism, SQL, Automation Anywhere
Top industries: Automotive, Industrial Automation, Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing, Information Technology & Services, Software
Top locations: Bangalore, Gurgaon, Chennai

As automation takes over the job market, robotics engineers are hired to develop interactive software that helps to automate tasks. Robotics includes development of human-like chatbots to perform tasks while automation is for special machines equipped to perform a particular task.

Cybersecurity Specialist

Skills needed: Cybersecurity, Information Security, Network Security, Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessment
Top industries: Computer and Network Security, Accounting, Information Technology & Services, Software, Management Consulting
Top locations: Bangalore, Mumbai, Gurgaon

One in three Indian organisations face data breach, calling for the need of cybersecurity specialists. The role includes keeping track of businesses and system and develop security programmes to implement data privacy.

A cybersecurity expert must have knowledge on cryptography — encryption and decryption mechanisms.

Python Developer

Skills needed: Django, Flask, HTML, MySQL, JavaScript
Top industries: Marketing, Advertising, Information Technology & Services, Financial Services, software, Internet
Top locations: Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad

Python developers are responsible for creating backend technologies and programmes for the web-based services. They also work on data collection, mining and analytics. The application of python extends across many sectors including finance, retail banking and insurance. It is used to create business and market insights in the insurance sector.

Digital Marketing Specialist

Skills needed: MySQL, SEO, HTML, Google Ads, Social Media Optimization, Google Analytics
Top industries: Education Management, Marketing, Advertising, Information Technology & Services, software, Internet
Top locations: Mumbai Bangalore, New Delhi

A digital Marketing expert will sift through online campaigns and generate leads via internet. This includes jobs across social media, search engine optimization, analytics among others.


Front-end Engineer

Skills needed: CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, HTML5, AngularJS
Top industries: Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing, Marketing, Advertising, Information Technology & Services, software, Internet
Top locations: Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai

Frontend engineers work with web designers to add new visual features and properties to enhance the interface of web applications for clients and businesses. These are different from front-end development roles which include core coding skills.

Lead Generation Specialist

Skills needed: Market Research, Email Marketing, Customer Relationship Management, Business Development, Digital Marketing
Top industries: Outsourcing, Marketing, Advertising, Information Technology & Services, software, Internet
Top locations: Bangalore, Pune, Gurgaon

Lead generation is important to businesses to increase sales. Higher the quality of leads, more is the conversion rate. The role of a Lead Generation specialist is a blend of marketing and sales. In case of online marketing, it includes social media and email marketing.

LinkedIn has over 20 million jobs posted on its platform — including 500,000 jobs in India. And, almost 62 million members on the platform are from India.

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