Bengaluru: Eight out of the top 10 jobs that have the fastest growth potential in India belong to the technology section, stated an analysis by the globally popular networking site LinkedIn. The top five jobs on the list include machine learning engineer, application development analyst, back-end developer, full-stack engineer and data scientist.

From the millions of LinkedIn profiles of Indians, a report has been prepared between the year 2013 and 2017 based on their work experience details. As per the data, the top five jobs had grown 43, 32, 23, 18 and 14 times respectively during the time period. More than 50 million LinkedIn users are from India. The LinkedIn analysis reveals an interesting shift from the traditional engineering jobs to niche ones that demand new skill sets. Five years ago, the most prominent titles were that of software engineer and senior business analyst.

The global buzzword “Machine learning” is a subset of artificial intelligence (AI) that helps in providing automated data modelling. There is a high demand in the market to recruit people who can make sense of the information they possess to serve customers in an efficient manner. The report by LinkedIn stated, “In India, more and more businesses are shifting focus and resources to big data and digital products. Leaders across BFSI (banking, financial services & insurance), manufacturing, media and entertainment, professional services, retail and consumer products, technology-software are looking at technology to drive scale, efficiency and growth. So machine learning engineers and data scientists find themselves in massive demand.”

While the top five jobs are in the technology sector, the sixth job in the list is that of a customer success manager (CSM) that does not demand a hardcore background in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). The report added, “As the blurring and melding of specialist roles pick up the pace, the key to attracting the best people will be to focus on a recruit’s skills rather than their previous job titles.”