LinkedIn predicts that there will be 150 million new technology jobs globally in the next five years, and data scientist and data engineer roles in the US are growing by 35% annually. With growing concern over racial and gender equity, 2020 also saw a 64% increase in the hiring of workplace diversity experts.

The focus on technology aligns with findings from LinkedIn in 2020 on the top 10 most in-demand jobs, all of which relied heavily on digital capabilities, including software development, data analytics, digital marketing and graphic design.