Cybersecurity jobs expected to boom in 2020: report

As data breaches become more common, cybersecurity positions are in high demand. Cybersecurity specialists are among the emerging jobs that have the most growth potential for 2020, according to a Ladders report.

Cybersecurity experts, however, need to know more than just how to prevent a malware attack. These positions require individuals to be experienced in network security, vulnerability assessment and information security, among other skills.

For the year, the role of cybersecurity specialists will have a 30 percent annual growth rate.

Here is a list of 15 jobs that have the highest percentage of annual growth rate:

1. Artificial intelligence specialist: 74 percent annual growth

2. Robotics engineer: 40 percent

3. Data scientist: 37 percent

4. Full stack engineer: 35 percent

5. Site reliability engineer: 34 percent

6. Customer success specialist: 34 percent

7. Sales development representative: 34 percent

8. Data engineer: 33 percent

9. Behavioral health technician: 32 percent

10. Cybersecurity specialist: 30 percent

11. Back end developer: 30 percent

12. Chief revenue officer: 28 percent

13. Cloud engineer: 27 percent

14. JavaScript developer: 25 percent

15. Product owner: 24 percent

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