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LinkedIn ranks the 10 most promising jobs of 2017

Matt Kapko | Jan. 26, 2017
These jobs offer the highest median salaries, the most openings and the biggest growth potential.

7. Technical program manager

Technical program managers earn a median base salary of $129,000 and job openings are up 49 percent year over year. Members of this profession enjoy a career advancement score of 8 out of 10, and the top skills are agile methodologies, software project management, software development life cycle, Scrum and cloud computing.

8. Program manager

Program managers earn a median base salary of $97,400 and job openings are up 17 percent year over year. Project managers can expect a career advancement score of 7 out of 10, and the top skills are project management, project portfolio management, project delivery, vendor management and business process improvement.

9. Data engineer

Data engineers earn a median base salary of $105,000 and job openings are up 85 percent year over year. Data engineers enjoy a career advancement score of 8 out of 10, and the top skills are Hadoop, Python, SQL, big data and Hive.

10. Scrum master

Scrum masters earn a median base salary of $100,000 and job openings are up 104 percent year over year. Members of this profession can expect a career advancement score of 8 out of 10, and the top skills are agile methodologies, software project management, Scrum, requirements analysis and SQL.

LinkedIn encourages its members to prepare for these opportunities by updating their LinkedIn profile, consider a new industry or role, learn a new skill and start searching for opportunities. The company says the job rankings were based on a weighted score across salary, career advancement, number of job openings in the U.S., year-over-year growth in job openings and widespread regional availability.

 

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