The 15 jobs and skills you need to stand out in the workplace in 2020

Below are the 15 jobs and skills you need to stand out in the workplace in 2020
  • LinkedIn has released its annual list of the jobs that will be in demand this year.
  • According to the social media platform for professionals and job seekers, the demand for soft skills and understanding of Artificial intelligence (AI) is in high demand all over the world.
  • These jobs below are particularly relevant for Nigerians and job seekers from other parts of Africa looking for work abroad.

For the past two years, LinkedIn has been releasing a list of the skills and jobs companies need the most.

Now in its third year, the platform's Emerging Jobs Report has highlighted the skills and fastest-growing jobs around the world.

Here are the 15 most important jobs and skills for 2020, according to LinkedIn:

  • Artificial intelligence specialist

Skills: Machine learning, deep learning, TensorFlow, Python, natural language processing

  • Robotics engineer

Relevant for: Information technology and services, industrial automation, computer software, financial services, automotive

  • Data scientist

Skills: Machine learning, data science, Python, R, Apache Spark

  • Full Stack engineer

Skills: React.js, Node.js, JavaScript, AngularJS, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

  • Site reliability engineer

Skills: Amazon Web Services, Ansible, Kubernetes, Docker products, Terraform

  • Customer success specialist

Skills: Software as a Service, Salesforce, customer relationship management, account management, customer retention

  • Sales development representative

Skills: Salesforce, Software as a Service (SaaS), lead generation, sales

  • Data engineer

Skills: Apache Spark, Hadoop, Python, Extract/Transform/Load (ETL), Amazon Web Services

  • Behavioural health technician

Skills: Applied behaviour analysis, Autism spectrum disorders, behavioural health, mental health

  • Cybersecurity specialist

Skills: Cybersecurity, information security, network security, vulnerability assessment, information assurance

  • Back end developer

Skills: Node.js, JavaScript, Amazon Web Services, Git, MongoDB

  • Chief revenue officer

Skills: Strategic partnerships, startups, Software as a Service, go-to-market strategy, executive management

  • Cloud engineer

Skills: Amazon Web Services, cloud computing, Docker products, Ansible, Jenkins

  • Javascript developer

Skills: React.js, Node.js, AngularJS, JavaScript, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

  • Product Owner

Relevant for: Information technology & services, financial services, computer software, insurance, hospital and healthcare

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