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Top: the fastest growing digital professions in Spain (LinkedIn)

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The world of work is living an era of evolution where the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the growth of telecommuting. There are even companies whose employees have been working in a hybrid way (face-to-face and remote) during these times of health emergency.

But the truth is that the world of work has been experiencing major changes in recent years and job offers have expanded considerably. In Spain, of course, this is not the exception, so LinkedIn has made the classification Booming Jobs 2022a ranking where they reveal which are the 20 professions that have grown the most in Spanish territory between 2017 and 2021.

It does not matter if you want to find a job or simply want to change your career or train for the future, this list serves as a good resource to see where the market is heading and, in this way, detect all those opportunities that They can be presented in the medium or long term.

The 20 positions whose demand grows the most in Spain

According to this LinkedIn ranking, these are the 20 jobs with the highest growth in recent years in Spain:

Site Reliability Engineer or SRE (Site Reliability Engineer) Business Development Manager Cloud Systems Architect Machine Learning Engineer Cybersecurity Expert Applications Engineer Clinical Trials Manager Infrastructure engineer Supply chain manager Site specialist Mortgage broker User experience (UX) researcher Back-end developer Sustainability manager Data engineer Strategic planning manager Customer relationship management analyst Recruitment technician Executive Software Account Supervisor Mechanic

Of all these, let us analyze the data related to the main referred to the digital sector:

Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

A Site Reliability Engineer’s primary task is to work between development and operations; To do this, it has software with which it can be supported for actions such as managing systems, solving problems and automating operational tasks. His skills include the use of tools such as Ansible, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Main sectors: information technology, internet, computing.
Spanish cities with the most contracts: Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Palma de Majorca.
Average years of experience: 9.6 years.
Hiring percentage by gender: 5% women; 95% men.
Jobs with telecommuting option: 59.2%. Business development representative

A Business Development Manager is capable of identifying and evaluating new business opportunities, as well as creating and supervising growth plans and enhancing the corporate image of the company for which he works.

Main sectors: informatics, information technologies, internet.
Spanish cities with the most contracts: Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Valencia.
Average years of experience: 5.6 years.
Hiring percentage by gender: 47% women; 53% men.
Jobs with telecommuting option: 13.7%. Cloud systems architect

It is in charge of managing the computational architecture that is hosted in the cloud of a company.

Main sectors: information technologies, telecommunications, computing.
Spanish cities with the most contracts: Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Alicante.
Average years of experience: 13 years.
Hiring percentage by gender: 6.6% women; 93.4% men.
Jobs with telecommuting option: 30.6%. Machine learning engineer

A machine learning engineer has the ability to design, build and produce machine learning models in order to solve the challenges that a company must face on a day-to-day basis. He has skills like machine learning and data science.

Main sectors: information technologies, financial services, computing.
Spanish cities with the most contracts: Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Valencia.
Average years of experience: 5.2 years.
Hiring percentage by gender: 18.8% women; 81.2% men.
Jobs with telecommuting option: 8.5%. Cyber ​​security expert

The expert in cybersecurity has the important responsibility of ensuring the privacy and protection of the data of the companies for which they work. In addition, she is in charge of designing and implementing plans, programs and tools in order to guarantee the computer security of said companies.

Main sectors: information technologies, telecommunications, management consulting.
Spanish cities with the most contracts: Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Seville.
Average years of experience: 8.3 years.
Hiring percentage by gender: 13% women; 87% men.
Jobs with telecommuting option: 3.3%. Application engineer (software application engineer)

An application engineer serves as a kind of bridge between the technical department of a company and its customers. This person in charge provides product support, design, installation, replacement or repair, and troubleshooting. Java, Eclipse and SQL are part of their daily life.

Main sectors: information technologies, computing, industrial automation.
Spanish cities with the most contracts: Madrid, Saragossa, Alicante.
Average years of experience: 5.5 years.
Hiring percentage by gender: 24.4% women; 75.6% men.
Jobs with telecommuting option: 15.8%.

User experience researcher

The people hired for this position have several important assignments: they are the ones who plan, design and execute studies to be able to detect what the main needs of the users are.

Main sectors: information technologies, internet, consumer services
Cities with the most hires: Barcelona, ​​Madrid, A Coruna
Average years of experience: 9.3 years
Hiring percentage by gender: 69.6% women; 30.4% men
Jobs with telecommuting option: 20.7%. Sustainability Manager

The main objective of the person assigned to this role is to design and implement the sustainability strategies of a company.

Main sectors: management consulting, accounting, environmental services.
Spanish cities with the most contracts: Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Seville.
Average years of experience: 6.5 years
Hiring percentage by gender: 60.2% women; 39.8% men.
Jobs with telecommuting option: 9.2%. Data engineer

The data engineer is a person who must design, build and manage the data of a company, as well as being in charge of the construction of the necessary infrastructure for an optimal process and storage of said data. Tools such as Apache Spark, Scala or Hadoop are part of their day to day.

Main sectors: information technologies, computing, internet.
Spanish cities with the most contracts: Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Seville.
Average years of experience: 7.2 years.
Hiring percentage by gender: 14.3% women; 85.7% men.
Jobs with telecommuting option: 32.9%. Head of strategic planning

The person in charge of strategic planning has the ability to design, implement and supervise the roadmap that one must follow so that it can meet all its stated objectives.

Main sectors: information technologies, management consulting, marketing.
Spanish cities with the most contracts: Madrid, Barcelona, ​​surroundings of Madrid.
Average years of experience: 7.8 years.
Hiring percentage by gender: 35.9% women; 64.1% men.
Jobs with telecommuting option: 1.3%. Customer relationship management analyst

For this position, we are looking for a person who can integrate into the sales team of a company. Among its most important tasks, the task of responding to all those concerns and needs of customers once a sale is made stands out. You must know the use of CRM tools such as Salesforce or Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

Main sectors: information technologies, management consulting, biotechnology.
Spanish cities with the most contracts: Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Malaga.
Average years of experience: 6 years.
Hiring percentage by gender: 41.8% women; 58.2% men.
Jobs with telecommuting option: 13.9%. Software account executive

For this position, the search is usually made for a professional specialized in the sale and marketing of software tools, be it SaaS (software as a service), business software and similar tools.

Main sectors: informatics, information technologies, internet.
Spanish cities with the most contracts: Madrid, Barcelona, ​​surroundings of Madrid.
Average years of experience: 12.7 years.
Hiring percentage by gender: 28.4% women; 71.6% men.
Jobs with telecommuting option: 18.9%.

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