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The tech industry is in a constant state of flux, and the jobs of tomorrow are already being shaped by the innovations of today.

From the growth of AI to the expansion of cloud services, the landscape of tech jobs by 2030 will be diverse and full of potential for those with the right skill set. Understanding these trends as recruiters will allow you to pivot your strategy and tap early into a vast talent pool.

Here's a look at 11 tech jobs that will shape the future:

  1. AI Specialist
  2. Cybersecurity Engineer
  3. Cloud Engineer
  4. Machine Learning Engineer
  5. Blockchain Engineer
  6. Data Scientist
  7. IoT Specialist
  8. VR Developer
  9. Software Engineer
  10. UX/UI Designer

1. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Specialist

Everything seems to be AI-infused these days. AI is rapidly transforming industries, and AI specialists will be the masterminds behind it all. They'll design, develop, and implement a multitude of AI systems, from self-driving cars to medical diagnosis tools.

LinkedIn Talent Pool: 3.3 million

Average Salary in the US: $95,558 per year

2. Cybersecurity Engineer

As our reliance on technology grows, so do cyber threats. Not long ago, 30,000 businesses had their data exposed during an attack on Microsoft. Cybersecurity engineers will be the guardians of our data and infrastructure, safeguarding systems from ever-evolving attacks.

LinkedIn Talent Pool: 2 million

Average Salary in the US: $103,184 per year

3. Cloud Engineer

98% of companies globally use the cloud in some way. The cloud is the new frontier of computing, and cloud engineers will be the architects building the future. They'll design, manage, and secure cloud-based systems and applications.

LinkedIn Talent Pool: 670,000

Average Salary in the US: $114,995 per year

4. Machine Learning Engineer

Machine learning is a powerful subset of AI, and machine learning engineers will be the ones teaching machines to learn. They'll develop algorithms that can analyze data and make predictions, revolutionizing fields from finance to manufacturing.

LinkedIn Talent Pool: 237,000

Average Salary in the US: $156,092 per year

5. Blockchain Engineer

Bitcoin continues to grow and hit new heights. Blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrencies, has the potential to disrupt numerous industries. Blockchain engineers will design and develop secure, decentralized systems for everything from supply chain management to secure voting.

LinkedIn Talent Pool: 53,000

Average Salary in the US: $135,858 per year

6. Data Scientist

Data is the new oil, and data scientists are the refiners. They'll extract valuable insights from massive datasets using Machine Learning and AI, and help businesses make data-driven decisions and solve complex problems.

LinkedIn Talent Pool: 756,000

Average Salary in the US: $146,417 per year

7. Internet of Things (IoT) Specialist

The world is becoming a network of connected devices, and IoT specialists will be the ones making it all work together. They'll design, develop, and manage interconnected systems, from smart homes to connected cities.

LinkedIn Talent Pool: 43,000

Average Salary in the US: $103,832 per year

8. Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) Developer

VR and AR are blurring the lines between the physical and digital worlds. Virtual Reality has already had a huge effect on the sports world and will continue to grow as VR/AR developers create immersive experiences for entertainment, education, and even training simulations.

LinkedIn Talent Pool: 15,000

Average Salary in the US: $115,495 per year

9. Software Engineer

While the core skills may evolve, software engineers will remain the backbone of the tech industry. Despite the threat from AI, There are still dozens of software languages and hundreds of new SaaS startups forming every year. They'll design, develop, and test the software applications that power our daily lives.

LinkedIn Talent Pool: 15 million

Average Salary in the US: $105,544 per year

10. UX/UI Designer

As technology becomes more sophisticated, user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design become even more crucial. UX/UI designers will craft intuitive and user-friendly interfaces to ensure technology is accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

LinkedIn Talent Pool: 623,000

Average Salary in the US: $90, 853 per year

11. Clay Specialist

No, not the soil–Clay is a sales prospecting software that helps businesses find and reach out to potential customers. It allows you to search for leads from over 50 data sources, personalize your outreach with AI-powered email copywriting, and automate parts of your sales prospecting workflow. Many Sales Development Representatives (SDRs) are studying Clay and incorporating it into their workflow as it can perform the tasks of a whole sales team. Expect to see this grow exponentially.

LinkedIn Talent Pool: Unknown

Average Salary in the US: Unknown

*LinkedIn Data is based on a general search for the term

**Salary data is based on Glassdoor

This list just scratches the surface of the exciting tech jobs waiting for the next generation of innovators. Make sure you keep an eye out for these pools of candidates and get in there as early as possible.

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