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2020 Emerging Jobs

Emerging Jobs report

LinkedIn's new Emerging Jobs report highlights a huge growth in roles within artificial intelligence and technology, with the pharmaceuticals industry having the highest year-on-year growth in terms of hiring for these roles. Hertfordshire reflects the national picture, with both IT and life sciences being two of the county's key growth sectors.

Using LinkedIn data, the report identifies not only these emerging jobs, but also the skills uniquely associated with the roles, as well as insights about which industries and cities are hiring this emerging workforce.

In their report, they see that artificial intelligence and tech roles are among the UK’s fastest-growing jobs. However, the top emerging jobs aren’t limited to the tech space. Roles such as User Researcher and Content Designer make the top 15, and industries like HR and marketing are also recruiting jobs on the list.

Read the full report from LinkedIn here to discover more about these emerging job roles.

Explore these jobs in Hertfordshire

In Hertfordshire these job roles are represented in some of our fastest growing sectors of Pharmaceuticals, Technology, Creative, Business and Engineering.


Hertfordshire’s IT companies are particularly strong in computational R&D and digital media, including specialisms in security and cybercrime. Hertfordshire also hosts the headquarters of market leaders such as EE, Imagination Technologies and Computacenter.


Hertfordshire’s engineering research and manufacturing capability is built on a long history of innovation with established centres of excellence and companies with inter-galactic reach


Hertfordshire is home to some of the most famous names in pharmaceuticals such as GSK and Roche, which have taken advantage of the unique local research asset base and the proximity to other major UK and world research centres.


Hertfordshire has been a national centre for films and film-making for a century. It hosts some of the biggest and best names in Hollywood, including Elstree Studios, Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden and the BBC.

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HOP over to our Sector pages to explore in detail these growth industries in Hertfordshire. Learn more about the prospects of these industries, household names, discover job roles and research qualifications, jobs and courses.

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