Jobs on the Rise 2022

The 15 roles that are growing in demand in India


Source: LinkedIn

The 2022 Jobs on the Rise list reveals the 15 fastest-growing job titles over the past five years and the trends defining the future world of work.

From digitisation to hybrid offices, the world of work is changing at a rapid pace — accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessary innovation in its wake. Industries have been upended, while at the same time, many workers have left their jobs in search of something new. These shifts have ignited what we’ve deemed the Great Reshuffle, leaving professionals wondering where the workplace is headed and what role they want to play in it.

The 2022 Jobs on the Rise list uncovers the 15 fastest-growing job titles over the past five years. No matter what stage of your career you’re in, this list provides insight into where the workforce is heading and where the long-term opportunity lies — whether you’re looking to make a career pivot, get back into the workforce or invest in skills that will prepare you for the future.

To put together this year’s rankings, we looked at LinkedIn data to calculate the job titles experiencing the highest growth rates from January 2017 through July 2021. To be ranked, jobs needed to see consistent growth across our membership base, as well as have grown to a meaningful size by 2021. (You can learn more about our methodology at the bottom of this article.)

This list is meant to be a resource for you. Under each job title, you’ll find insights around average years of experience prior to landing the role, top locations hiring, and much more. If working remotely is non-negotiable for you, you’ll also find what remote job availability looks like in each role. And if you’re looking to jump into a new field, take a look at the necessary skills to discover how you can pivot your own experience.

Most importantly, this list goes beyond job seekers. It’s a glimpse of what’s on the horizon: uncovering where the future of work is going and where long-term opportunities await.

Check out this year’s 15 growing job titles in India — and join the conversation using jobs on the rise.


  1. Affiliate marketing specialist

What they do: Affiliate marketing specialists create programmes and campaigns aimed at acquiring new affiliates and building networks.

Most common skills: Affiliate Marketing, Affiliate Networks, Digital Marketing

Most common industries: Marketing & Advertising, E-learning, Internet

Top locations hiring: New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru

Current gender distribution: 72.5% male; 27.5% female

Average years of experience: 2.6

Remote Job Availability: 27.3%


  1. Site Reliability Engineer

What they do: Site Reliability Engineers create and implement automated software tools to maximise a system's reliability and efficiency, working closely with software development and IT operations.

Most common skills: Site Reliability Engineering, Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Most common industries: Information Technology & Services, Computer Software, Internet

Top locations hiring: Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai

Current gender distribution: 81.8% male; 18.2% female

Average years of experience: 5

Remote Job Availability: 8.6%


  1. Molecular Biologist

What they do: Molecular Biologists study, research, and perform laboratory experiments to understand cell function and behaviour.

Most common skills: Molecular Biology, DNA Extraction, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Most common industries: Hospital & Health Care, Biotechnology, Health, Wellness & Fitness

Top locations hiring: Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru

Current gender distribution: 52.8% male; 47.2% female

Average years of experience: 2.8

Remote Job Availability: 6.7%


  1. Wellness specialist

What they do: Wellness specialists work for companies to support and train people on their health and fitness goals.

Most common skills: Employee Wellness, Weight Management, Wellness Coaching

Most common industries: Health, Wellness & Fitness, Consumer Goods

Top locations hiring: Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru

Current gender distribution: 61.1% male; 38.9% female

Average years of experience: 5.7

Remote Job Availability: 0.0%


  1. User Experience Researcher

What they do: User Experience Researchers study user motivations, preferences, and behaviours to help inform business strategy and product development.

Most common skills: Usability Testing, User Experience (UX), Wireframing

Most common industries: Internet, Information Technology & Services, Design

Top locations hiring: Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi

Current gender distribution: 44.2% male; 55.8% female

Average years of experience: 4.6

Remote Job Availability: 14.0%


  1. Machine Learning Engineer

What they do: Machine Learning Engineers develop and implement self-running artificial intelligence algorithms and systems for products and applications.

Most common skills: Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Most common industries: Information Technology & Services, Computer Software, Internet

Top locations hiring: Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai

Current gender distribution: 79.7% male; 20.3% female

Average years of experience: 3.0

Remote Job Availability: 10.7%


  1. Recruitment Associate

What they do: Recruitment Associates work to attract, source, hire, and onboard new talent within an organisation.

Most common skills: Screening, Sourcing, Recruiting

Most common industries: Information Technology & Services, E-learning, Staffing & Recruiting

Top locations hiring: Bengaluru, New Delhi, Mumbai

Current gender distribution: 32.8% male; 67.2% female

Average years of experience: 3.1

Remote Job Availability: 2.0%


  1. Data scientist

What they do: Data scientists collect and interpret large amounts of data to develop hypotheses, make inferences, and analyse customer and market trends.

Most common skills: Machine Learning, Data Science, Python (Programming Language)

Most common industries: Information Technology & Services, Education Management, E-learning

Top locations hiring: Bengaluru, New Delhi, Chennai

Current gender distribution: 75.7% male; 24.3% female

Average years of experience: 4.5

Remote Job Availability: 12.4%


  1. Chief Legal Officer

What they do: A Chief Legal Officer heads a company's legal department, provides direction on major legal and regulatory issues, and works to minimise legal risks.

Most common skills: Corporate Law, Team Management, Legal Advice

Most common industries: Non-profit Organization Management, Computer Software, Financial Services

Top locations hiring: New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai

Current gender distribution: 60.9% male; 39.1% female

Average years of experience: 3.7

Remote Job Availability: 2.1%


  1. E-business Manager

What they do: E-business Managers manage a company's e-commerce presence, including the sales of products on different marketplaces.

Most common skills: E-business, Business Development, Team Management

Most common industries: Oil & Energy, Consumer Services, Insurance

Top locations hiring: New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai

Current gender distribution: 77.3% male; 22.7% female

Average years of experience: 5.2

Remote Job Availability: 93.6%


  1. Back End Developer

What they do: Back End Developers build and code the server-side technology that powers front-end web and mobile applications.

Most common skills: Node.js, MongoDB, JavaScript

Most common industries: Information Technology & Services, Computer Software, Internet

Top locations hiring: Bengaluru, New Delhi, Mumbai

Current gender distribution: 80.6% male; 19.4% female

Average years of experience: 2.7

Remote Job Availability: 28.5%


  1. Media Buyer

What they do: Media Buyers buy media space, assess how advertisements are performing on different channels, and decide where to place specific campaigns.

Most common skills: Media Buying, Affiliate Marketing, Online Advertising

Most common industries: Marketing & Advertising, Internet, Computer Software

Top locations hiring: Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru

Current gender distribution: 75.8% male; 24.2% female

Average years of experience: 3.1

Remote Job Availability: 29.8%


  1. Strategy Associate

What they do: Strategy Associates analyse data, prioritise tasks and streamline processes to help execute projects for a company.

Most common skills: Strategy, Market Research, Financial Modelling

Most common industries: Accounting, Financial Services, Information Technology & Services

Top locations hiring: Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru

Current gender distribution: 54.8% male; 45.2% female

Average years of experience: 2.3

Remote Job Availability: 3.9%


  1. Business Development Representative

What they do: Business Development Representatives are early-career salespeople responsible for identifying and reaching out to prospective clients.

Most common skills: Inside Sales, Business Development, Lead Generation

Most common industries: Information Technology & Services, Internet, Computer Software

Top locations hiring: Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi

Current gender distribution: 56.7% male; 43.3% female

Average years of experience: 3.1

Remote Job Availability: 28.0%


  1. Service Analyst

What they do: Service Analysts analyse reports and trends related to customer service for their companies.

Most common skills: Pharmacovigilance, Incident Management, Team Management

Most common industries: Information Technology & Services, Financial Services, Hospital & Health Care

Top locations hiring: Bengaluru, New Delhi, Hyderabad

Current gender distribution: 54.9% male; 45.1% female

Average years of experience: 3.4

Remote Job Availability: 1.0%