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15 most in-demand jobs on LinkedIn

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LinkedIn has revealed the 15 jobs that are shaping the future of work in Australia. (Source: Getty)

It’s no surprise that Australian businesses are suffering from a skills shortage as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but some jobs are more sought after than others.

In fact, LinkedIn has revealed the 15 most in-demand positions listed on it’s platform in Australia.

From highly technical jobs to people-centric positions, LinkedIn said the list revealed which jobs would likely be shaping the future of work.


“Our 2022 LinkedIn Jobs on the Rise list uncovers the 15 fastest-growing job titles over the past five years,” the company said.

“No matter what stage of your career you’re in, this list provides insight into where the workforce is heading and where long-term opportunity lies — whether you’re looking to make a career pivot, get back into the workforce or invest in skills that will prepare you for the future.”

Here are the top 15 jobs determining the future of work in Australia.

  1. Chief human resources officer

  2. Machine learning engineer

  3. Site reliability engineer

  4. Power system engineer

  5. Data engineer

  6. Talent acquisition specialist

  7. Business development representative

  8. Content designer

  9. Cyber security specialist

  10. Client partner

  11. Back end developer

  12. Operations support officer

  13. Workforce specialist

  14. Head of engineering

  15. User experience researcher

Of the top 15 jobs, six are female-dominated industries and nine are male-dominated.

The top-paying role from those that had data available was for a head of engineering, which had a salary range of $137,000-$236,000 a year.

The lowest-paying from those that had data available was for an operation support officer, which had a range of $49,700-$84,800 per year.

LinkedIn said the results showed how the nature of work was changing, with greater focus on technology and finding the right people for the job.

“Most importantly, this list is a glimpse of what’s on the horizon: uncovering where the future of work is going and where long-term opportunities await,” it said.

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