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The 15 most promising jobs, according to LinkedIn

In the market for a new gig in 2019?

On Thursday LinkedIn published its list of the most promising jobs – the top 15 jobs with high salaries, strong job openings, year-over-year growth, and likeliness to lead to a promotion.

The jobs and networking site combed through millions of member profiles, job openings, and salaries to come up with its list. The jobs that made the cut had high salaries, strong job openings, and offered workers a strong possibility of getting a promotion.

(Stephen Brashear/AP Images for LinkedIn)

At the top of the list: data scientist, site reliability engineer, and enterprise account executive. The median base salary for a data scientist – which came in ninth on the list last year – is $130,000. There are over 4,000 job openings on LinkedIn for data scientists – a 56% increase over last year. This job has a career advancement score of 9 out of 10. (More on LinkedIn’s methodology below.)

Site reliability engineer, someone who identifies risks to plant or business operations, has a median base salary of $200,000, a career advancement score of 9 out of 10, and over 1,400 job openings, a 72% increase compared to last year.

Enterprise account executive has a median base salary of $182,000, a career advancement score of 9 out of 10, and over 1,000 job openings, up 62% from last year.

The jobs with the most year-over-year growth in job openings are information technology lead with a 141% increase over last year, machine learning engineer at 96%, and cloud architect with an 88% increase.

As for skills most in demand these days, LinkedIn says creativity, time management, collaboration, adaptability, and persuasion are the five soft skills employers value the most.

Cloud computing, UX design, artificial intelligence, people management, and analytical reasoning are the five most in-demand hard skills.

Here’s the full list of most promising jobs:

1. Data Scientist

Median Base Salary: $130,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 4,000+ (56%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 9

Top Skills: Data Science, Data Mining, Data Analysis, Python, Machine Learning

2. Site Reliability Engineer

Median Base Salary: $200,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,400+ (72%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 9

Top Skills: Linux, Software Development, Python, Cloud Computing, SQL

3. Enterprise Account Executive

Median Base Salary: $182,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,000+ (62%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 9

Top Skills: Salesforce, Cloud Computing, Solution Selling, Software-as-a-Service, Sales Management

4. Product Designer

Median Base Salary: $121,500

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 2,000+ (86%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 9

Top Skills: Product Design, User Experience (UX), User Interface Design, Graphic Design, Adobe Photoshop

5. Product Owner

Median Base Salary: $101,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,100+ (87%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 9

Top Skills: Business Analytics, Agile Methodologies, Business Process Improvement, Scrum

6. Customer Success Manager

Median Base Salary: $88,500

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 2,000+ (80%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 9

Top Skills: Customer Relationship Management, Salesforce, Software-as-a-Service, Customer Satisfaction, Cloud Computing

7. Engagement Manager

Median Base Salary: $130,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,000+ (43%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 9

Top Skills: Program Management, Business Analysis, Business Process Improvement, Analytics, Customer Relationship Management

8. Solutions Architect

Median Base Salary: $139,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 5,800+ (47%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 9

Top Skills: Solutions Architecture, Cloud Computing, Software Development, SQL, Software Development Lifecycle

9. Information Technology Lead

Median Base Salary: $121,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,400+ (141%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 9

Top Skills: Information Technology, Technical Support, Business Process Improvement, Business Analysis, Troubleshooting

10. Scrum Master

Median Base Salary: $103,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 2,000+ (67%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8

Top Skills: Scrum, Agile Methodologies, Software Development, Business Analysis, Software Development Lifecycle

11. Cloud Architect

Median Base Salary: $155,00

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,700+ (88%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8

Top Skills: Cloud Computing, Software Development, Amazon Web Services, Solution Architecture, Linux

12. Product Marketing Manager

Median Base Salary: $134,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,891 (30%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8

Top Skills: Product Marketing, Product Management, Digital Marketing, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Product Development

13. Solutions Consultant

Median Base Salary: $110,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,126 (73%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8

Top Skills: Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Customer Relationship Management, Software-as-a-Service, Business Analysis

14. Product Manager

Median Base Salary: $121,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 10,268 (29%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8

Top Skills: Product Management, Product Development, Cross-Functional Team Leadership, Engineering, Product Marketing

15. Machine Learning Engineer

Median Base Salary: $182,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 709 (96%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8

Top Skills: Machine Learning, Python, Data Mining, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science

LinkedIn compiled this list by looking at job titles, openings, and salary data from millions of profiles. The company then ranked each job based on five criteria: salary, career advancement, number of U.S. job openings, year-over-year growth in job openings, and regional availability.

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