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16 January 2018
LinkedIn’s 10 most promising jobs of 2018

January blues and the grey wet weather brings new candidates to the table. If you are looking for a new job this year, LinkedIn have collated a list of the ten most promising jobs of 2018. They have included important factors such as salary, growth of job openings, the skills required and the career advancement score. Whilst the statistics examine and focus on the US market, the roles are reflective of the sectors which have boomed in the UK as of late and gives you a good idea of what to look out for. Here they are:

1. Engagement Lead

Median Base Salary: $93,000 (£67,436)

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,200+ (425%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 10

Top Skills: Management, Leadership, Project Management, Strategy, Communication

 

2. Software Engineering Manager

Median Total Salary: $148,000 (£107,317)

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,100+ (38%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8

Top Skills: Software Development, Agile Methodologies, Management, Java, SQL

 

3. Customer Success Manager

Median Total Salary: $82,300 (£59,677)

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,000+ (91%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 10

Top Skills: Management, Sales, Customer Service, Leadership, Customer Relationship Management

 

4. Solutions Architect

Median Total Salary: $134,000 (£97,166)

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 2,000+ (28%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 6

Top Skills: Management, Integration, Solution Architecture, Design, Project Management

 

5. Sales Director

Median Base Salary: $145,000 (£105,142)

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 2,000+ (31%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 6

Top Skills: Sales, Management, Business Development, Account Management, Marketing

 

6. Engineering Manager

Median Base Salary: $130,000 (£94,265)

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,400+ (42%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 6

Top Skills: Engineering, Project Management, Management, Manufacturing, Design

 

7. Programme Manager

Median Base Salary: $100,000 (£72,512)

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 4,500+ (25%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8

Top Skills: Management, Project Management, Programme Management, Leadership, Training

 

8. Product Manager

Median Base Salary: $105,000 (£76,137)

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 3,600+ (30%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8

Top Skills: Management, Product Management, Programme Management, Marketing, Product Development

 

9. Data Scientist

Median Base Salary: $113,000 (£81,938)

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 2,100+ (45%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8

Top Skills: Python, Data Analysis, Machine Learning, SQL, Statistics

 

10. Technical Programme Manager

Median Base Salary: $140,000 (£101,516)

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 500+ (37%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 10

Top Skills: Management, Project Management, Programme Management, Leadership, Testing

 

If you are on the job hunt this year, then get in touch with us today!

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