With the market making its shift towards the digital space, technology plays a crucial role in most jobs. LinkedIn recently published its report on the emerging jobs in the Philippines for 2019. Based on millions of unique, user-input job titles from the last five years, here are the top five jobs:
1. Data Scientist
2. Application Development Analyst
3. Back End Developer
4. Full Stack Engineer
5. Sales Development Representative
It does not come to a surprise that data scientists lead the way, as the Philippines is catching up with how it deals with data. With the Data Privacy Act in tow, it is very important for companies to have their own data officer to ensure that data is safe from hackers and fraudsters.
LinkedIn’s findings come at a relevant time where companies upgrade their systems in light of recent hacking incidents like what happened to Cebuana Lhuillier last week. These tech-related jobs also contribute to digital transformation, as the advent of cloud computing and reliance on mobile means that companies will be able to streamline and simplify workflows, resulting in efficiency savings in the long run.
Lastly, tech talents are needed in light of the emerging startup scene in the Philippines. Ranging from fintech, agriculture, retail, to engineering, one’s knowledge in tech will help propel these startup companies to perform at their best and be successful in the long run. Employees should not be limited to tech skills, however: LinkedIn elaborated that these emerging jobs also need soft skills like management and communication—placing emphasis for companies to hire by skills and not by job titles.
“Digital competence, as we now know, is composed of a blend of hard and soft skills, LinkedIn APAC Vice President of Talent and Learning Solutions Feon Ang said. “Real-time understanding of the demand and supply of skills, talent poos, and talent movement is the first step towards building talent intelligence at scale.”