Tech Dominates List of Top 10 Emerging Jobs in the Philippines in 2020
As local industries evolve, so do the demands of jobs in the Philippines. Niche tech jobs are growing in demand as the national digital economy is expected to be worth $25 billion (P1.27 trillion) in just five years in 2025. E-commerce is expected to take up $12 billion (P610.4 billion) of that value, followed by online travel services with $5 billion (P254.4 billion).
Gathering data from its seven million Filipino users, LinkedIn’s 2020 Emerging Jobs Report on the Philippines has listed the top 10 jobs showing tremendous year-over-year growth. Now these aren't the most in-demand jobs in terms of job openings. Instead, the top emerging jobs focus on careers with the most growth and growth potential. Representing the ever-changing industry trends, the emerging jobs in the Philippines are expected to fall in the fields of e-commerce, customer support, digital banking, and tech.
1| Robotics Engineer
Digital bots are the future of digital operations. Those equipped with knowledge of robotics process automation are growing in demand as the demand for bots increases. Robotics engineers now play a vital role in customer experience, revenue growth, and risk mitigation in a number of industries.
Top industries: information technology and services, outsourcing/offshoring, financial services, accounting, and computer software.
Top skills: robotic process automation (RPA), Blue Prism, UiPath, Automation Anywhere, and visual basic for applications (VBA).
2| Cyber Security Specialist
Digital safety is a new global priority. Cyber security specialists are needed to keep computer information secure in this time of phishing, digital attacks, malware, viruses, and hacking.
Top industries: information technology and services, accounting, computer & network security, computer software, and banking.
Top skills: Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), information security, vulnerability assessment, network security, and penetration testing.
3| Customer Success Specialist
Customer success differentiates itself from customer service by proactively working to understand client needs. Specialists in this field need hard and soft skills while having a grasp on how tech works.
Top industries: information technology and services, computer software, internet, marketing and advertising, and outsourcing/offshoring.
Top skills: Salesforce.com, customer retention, customer relationship management (CRM), customer experience, and account management.
4| Data Scientist
Data is the new currency, which is why data scientists are in high demand. Part scientist and part mathematician, data scientists are required to spot trends before they trend, understand enormous amounts of data, and provide valuable insights.
Top industries: information technology and services, financial services, telecommunications, research, and outsourcing/offshoring.
Top skills: machine learning, data analysis, Python (Programming Language), and data visualization.
5| Sales Development Representative
Closely associated with the Philippine business process outsourcing sector (BPO), sales development representatives are tasked with retaining customers and identifying potential customers.
Top industries: marketing and advertising, computer software, information technology and services, outsourcing/offshoring, and internet.
Top skills: lead generation, sales, sales management, customer relationship management (CRM), and setting appointments.
6| Full Stack Engineer
Front-end web development and software development skills are high in demand as the tech industry continues to boom. It’s considered the “Swiss army knife” of tech positions as full stack engineers need to be able to run a project from start to finish.
Top industries: information technology and services, computer software, internet, financial services, and outsourcing/offshoring.
7| DevOps Engineer
These hybrid engineers are tasked with delivering new software, services, and applications to almost every industry. The tech boom is driving the demand for developers and operations teams capable of creating and deploying software.
Top industries: information technology and services, financial services, telecommunications, computer software, and internet.
Top skills: Ansible, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Jenkins, Docker Products, and Kubernetes.
8| Data Engineer
If data scientists analyze data, data engineers develop the means that let them analyze data. Data engineers deal with the pipelines, data workflow management, the modeling of data analysis. They’re tasked with building, testing, and maintaining data systems.
Top industries: information technology and services, oil and energy, outsourcing/offshoring, financial services, and computer software.
Top skills: Extract, Transform, Load (ETL), SQL, data modeling, data warehousing, and Hadoop.
Top industries: information technology and services, internet, computer software, financial services, and outsourcing/offshoring.
Top skills: React Native, React.js, Node.js, AngularJS, and MongoDB.
10| Cloud Engineer
Rounding up our list is the world of cloud. Cloud engineers are growing in demand as cloud-based solutions are being used more by companies around the world. Cloud engineers must deal with the design, planning, management, maintenance, and support of cloud systems, which seem to keep on growing.
Top industries: information technology and services, computer software, oil and energy, outsourcing/offshoring, and financial services.
Top skills: Amazon Web Services (AWS), cloud computing, virtualization, Linux system, administration, and Linux.