The Top 15 In- demand Jobs in 2021 Based on LinkedIn Data

 

 

As the world tackles the COVID- 19 crisis, the job landscape has taken another turn. In the global labor market, certain jobs became less wanted as other jobs became more sought after by hiring managers.

With its finger on the job market, LinkedIn reveals the most in- demand jobs in 2021, which are ranked based on a combination of demand and number of available vacancies.

We prepared the list for you along with the skills and education levels needed to land them.

 

 

Jobs with the fastest growing demand in 2021:

 

1.      Frontline Ecommerce Worker

The hiring of these roles increased to 73%; over 400,000 open vacancies are available right now.

 

Top Job Titles: Driver, Supply Chain Associate, Personal Shopper, Package Handler.

 

Skills: Time Management, Customer Service, Leadership.

 

Education: 75% of hires have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

 

2.      Loan and Mortgage Experts

Since 2020, hiring these positions have grown by 59%.

 

Top job titles: Mortgage Loan Officer, Underwriter, Escrow Officer, Loan Closer.

 

Skills: Customer Service, Credit Analysis, Risk Management.

 

Education: 86% of hires have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

 

 

3.      Health Care Supporting Staff

These roles increased by more than 34% in 2021

 

Top job titles: Health Care Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assistant, Home Health Aide.

 

Skills: Patient Education, Data Entry, Physician Relations.

 

Education: 83% of hires have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

 

 

4.      Business Development and Sales Professionals

The hiring of these roles increased by more than 45%.

 

Top job titles: Sales Consultant, Sales Operations Assistant, Inbound Sales Specialist, Strategic Advisor.

 

Skills: Customer Retention, Sales Process, Team Building.

 

Education: 92% of hires have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

 

 

5.      Experts in Workplace Diversity

Since 2019, Hiring of these roles increased by 90%.

 

Top job titles: Diversity Manager, Diversity Officer, Head of Diversity, Diversity Coordinator.

 

Skills: Community Outreach, Teaching, Organizational Development.

 

Education: 99% of hires have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

 

 

6.      Digital Marketing Professionals

Demand for digital marketing roles grew nearly 33% year-over-year.

 

Top job titles: Digital Marketing Specialist, Marketing Representative, Social Media Manager, Search Engine Optimization Specialist.

 

Skills: Product Marketing, Digital Strategy, Brand Management.

 

Education: 94% of hires have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

 

7.       Nurses

Hiring Nurses grew 30% year-over-year in 2020.

 

Top job titles: Registered Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Intensive Care Nurse.

 

Skills: Patient Advocacy, Clinical Research, Time Management.

 

Education: 89% of hires have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

 

 

8.      Education Professionals

Hiring for educational professionals increased to more than 20%.

 

Top job titles: Elementary School Teacher, Teaching Assistant, Mathematics Tutor, Curriculum Developer.

 

Skills: Lesson Planning, Time Management, Differentiated Instruction.

 

Education: 97% of hires have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

 

 

9.      Digital Content Creators

Demand for digital content creators grew 49%.

 

Top job titles: Content Coordinator, Writing Consultant, Podcaster, Blogger.

 

Skills: Video Editing, Creative Writing, Public Speaking.

 

Education: 92% of hires have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

 

10.  Professional and Personal Coaches

Demand for these roles increased to more than 50% since 2019.

 

Top job titles: Career Coordinator, Life Coach, Fitness Coach, Business Coach.

 

Skills: Mentoring, Social Media, Entrepreneurship.

 

Education: 92% of hires have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

 

 

11.  Specialized Engineers

Hiring for these engineering roles grew nearly to 25%.

 

Top job titles: Full Stack Engineer, Web Developer, Frontend Developer, Game Developer.

 

Skills: Program Management, Web Development, Distributed Systems.

 

Education: 93% of hires have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

 

12.  Mental Health Specialists

Demand for mental health specialists increased 24% year-over-year.

 

Top job titles: Mental Health Specialist, Behavior Therapist, Psychotherapist, Mental Health Technician.

 

Skills: Play Therapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

 

Education: 97% of hires have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

 

13.  User Experience (UX) Professionals

Demand for these specialists grew to 20%.

 

Top job titles: User Experience Designer, Product Design Consultant, User Interface Designer, User Experience Researcher.

 

Skills: Web Design, Design Thinking, User Experience Testing.

 

Education: 97% of hires have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

 

 

14.  Data Science Specialists

The hiring for these roles grew nearly 46% since 2019.

 

Top job titles: Data Scientist, Data Science Specialist, Data Management Analyst.

 

Skills: TensorFlow, Statistical Modeling, Data Visualization.

 

Education: 98% of hires have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

 

 

15.  Artificial Intelligence Practitioners

Since 2019, the hiring in this area grew by 32%.

 

Top job title: Machine Learning Engineer, Artificial Intelligence Specialist, Machine Learning Researcher.

 

Skills: C++, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Python (Programming Language).

 

Education: 99% of hires have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

 

 

No one can really predicts what’s the nature of the global labor market will look like once the pandemic is over. But the most in- demand jobs of 2021 based on LinkedIn data provide a good inclination.

 

 

 

 

 

Written by: Jenan Sarhan

(Marketing Executive)