LinkedIn's Top 10 Most Promising Jobs 2018


When a candidate decides to take up a role in a new company, there are always a few things they’ve to consider before accepting the initial offer. Some people make the mistake of having money on their mind. Nothing else. Money should never be the sole reason for a candidate to accept a job offer and could lead to them becoming disengaged. A candidate should be looking at career progression and the opportunities attached to their new role. A company that puts time into upskilling and investing in their employees is a huge plus for candidates looking to further their professional development.

Having a career progression plan will work in your favour over the long-term. Without a career progression plan, one might find themselves in a role that they truly despise. No one wants that! Furthermore, employers that give employees true ownership and responsibility will not only excel their skill level, but it will also make them feel valued as an employee which counts as a huge bonus. It’s a win-win situation for both parties involved!

LinkedIn has recently put together a list of the top 20 most promising jobs for 2018. Recruiters and HR managers – take note! Especially if you’re looking to a recruit a candidate in the industries mentioned in the list below. The results of this list emerged from a unique formula put together by the data scientists over at LinkedIn HQ. The data was taken from 530M+ users on the professional network.

1. Engagement Lead

  • Median Base Salary: $93,000
  • Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,200+ (425%)
  • Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 10

2. Software Engineering Manager

  • Median Total Salary: $148,000
  • Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,100+ (38%)
  • Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8

3. Customer Success Manager

  • Median Total Salary: $82,300
  • Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,000+ (91%)
  • Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 10

4. Solutions Architect

  • Median Total Salary: $134,000
  • Job Openings (YoY Growth): 2,000+ (28%)
  • Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 6

5. Sales Director

  • Median Base Salary: $145,000
  • Job Openings (YoY Growth): 2,000+ (31%)
  • Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 6

6. Engineering Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $130,000
  • Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,400+ (42%)
  • Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 6

7. Program Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $100,000
  • Job Openings (YoY Growth): 4,500+ (25%)
  • Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8

8. Product Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $105,000
  • Job Openings (YoY Growth): 3,600+ (30%)
  • Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8

9. Data Scientist

  • Median Base Salary: $113,000
  • Job Openings (YoY Growth): 2,100+ (45%)
  • Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8

10. Technical Program Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $140,000
  • Job Openings (YoY Growth): 500+ (37%)
  • Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 10

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