LinkedIn: Digital competence, management and communication skills required for emerging jobs in the Philippines


It’s no secret that technology-related jobs are fastly growing in the Philippines. That’s a fact that LinkedIn discovered in their latest Emerging Jobs Report for the country.

However, being technologically competent isn’t enough. As per LinkedIn, having a “hybrid” talent is also important. Which means that having soft abilities like management and communication skills are still very vital.


The jobs of yesterday are still there, but their roles have been upgraded to adapt in the changing ecosystem caused by the advancement in technology.

Top 5 Emerging Jobs in the Philippines

  1. Data Scientist
  2. Application Development Analyst
  3. Back End Developer
  4. Full Stack Engineer
  5. Sales Development Representative

As per LinkedIn, the drastic change in popular jobs was due to the ongoing digitalization of both the private and public sectors. There’s also the existence of tech startups in the agriculture, retail and engineering, fintech, and other industries, which require tons of tech talents.

Also, the BPO industry is going up the ladder of the value chain. Although automation might eat up low-skilled work, BPO companies will try to sell more complex services, which will require the aforementioned hybrid skills.

The BPO industry might dive deeper into data analytics, blockchain, cybersecurity, and more.

The problem is, while there’s a large demand in digital talents, the Philippines is relatively low in supply. LinkedIn suggests companies provide their current employees the opportunity to improve their skills. Also, the HR and talent acquisition department should innovate their hiring process.

For those who are curious, here are the top skills required for the said emerging jobs in the Philippines.

Data Scientist

  1. Data analysis
  2. Machine Learning
  3. SQL
  4. Python
  5. R Programming

Application Development Analyst

  1. SQL
  2. CascadingStyleSheets(CSS)
  3. JavaScript
  4. HTML
  5. Java

Back End Developer

  1. JavaScript
  2. jQuery
  3. PHP
  4. MySQL
  5. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

Full Stack Engineer

  1. MySQL
  2. JavaScript
  3. jQuery
  4. PHP
  5. Cascading Style Sheets

Sales Development Representative

  1. Management
  2. CustomerService
  3. Marketing
  4. Sales
  5. Leadership

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