Top available Jobs in 2021

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The labour market was flipped on its head in 2020 and the full impact is still to surface. As if that’s not enough, professionals need to deal with the “revolving door” that is the constantly changing job requirements and skills demand due to technological automation and augmentation. The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Survey revealed that companies anticipate to re-structure their workforce in response to new technologies by reducing the current workforce and using contractors for tasks specialized work among other strategies.

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In this article, we are going to look at the top 20 job roles in increasing and decreasing demand across industries in order to help you plan in advance in the event you may need to transition from a declining role as well as keep you in the know with the latest labour market trends.

According to the report, Administrative roles such as Data Entry, Clerks, and Executive Secretaries as well as financial roles such as Accounting, Bookkeeping, and Auditing are on a rapid decline as a result of technology and automation. On the other hand, roles such as Data Analysts and Scientists, AI and Machine Learning Specialists, Software and Application Developers as well as Digital Transformation Specialists are some of the leading positions in growing demand.

Here are the top 20 job roles in increasing and decreasing demand across industries:

Increasing demand

Decreasing demand

1. Data Analysts and Scientists

2. AI and Machine Learning Specialists

3. Big Data Specialists

4. Digital Marketing and Strategy Specialists

5. Process Automation Specialists

6. Business Development Professionals

7. Digital Transformation Specialists

8. Information Security Analysts

9. Software and Applications Developers

10. Internet of Things Specialists

11. Project Managers

12. Business Services and Administration Managers

13. Database and Network Professionals

14. Robotics Engineers

15. Strategic Advisors

16. Management and Organization Analysts

17. FinTech Engineers

18. Mechanics and Machinery Repairers

19. Organizational Development Specialists

20. Risk Management Specialists

1. Data Entry Clerks

2. Administrative and Executive Secretaries

3. Accounting, Bookkeeping and Payroll Clerks

4. Accountants and Auditors

5. Assembly and Factory Workers

6. Business Services and Administration Managers

7. Client Information and Customer Service Workers

8. General and Operations Managers

9. Mechanics and Machinery Repairers

10. Material-Recording and Stock-Keeping Clerks

11. Financial Analysts

12. Postal Service Clerks

13. Sales Rep., Wholesale and Manuf., Tech. and Sci.Products

14. Relationship Managers

15. Bank Tellers and Related Clerks

16. Door-To-Door Sales, News and Street Vendors

17. Electronics and Telecoms Installers and Repairers

18. Human Resources Specialists

19. Training and Development Specialists

20. Construction Laborers

Reference: World Economic Forum – The Future of Jobs Report

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