The 15 most wanted types of employees on LinkedIn

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Are you looking to change jobs, or even industries?

Then it helps to know which positions recruiters are trying to fill.

LinkedIn collected data from a survey of 4,000 recruiters around the world to find out whom, exactly, recruiters are looking for.

Below, find the top 15 types of roles recruiters are trying to fill, as well as the number of job openings for each occupation, taken from the number of open listings on LinkedIn as of March 31.


15. Consulting

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University of Exeter/Flickr

Number of job openings: 130,000+

For positions such as: Consulting analytics associate, consulting manager, and director of consulting

At companies including: Dow Jones, Moody’s Analytics, and IBM


14. Support

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Francisco Osorio/Flickr

Number of job openings: 1 million+

For positions such as: Support specialist, desktop support, and client support specialist

At companies including: Christie’s, NBC Universal Media LLC, and Comcast


13. Quality assurance

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Francis Kokoroko/Reuters

Number of job openings: 80,000+

For positions such as: Quality assurance manager, director of quality assurance, and senior quality assurance engineer

At companies including: Pret A Manger, JPMorgan Chase and Co., and Adecco


12. Human resources

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Flickr/USDAgov

Number of job openings: 100,000+

For positions such as: Human resources intern, human resources manager, and human resources specialist

At companies including: Dylan’s Candy Bar, Getty Images, US Court of Appeals


11. Accounting

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Justin Sullivan / Staff / Getty Images

Number of job openings: 160,000+

For positions such as: Accounting manager, accounting associate, and senior accountant

At companies including: Cantor Fitzgerald, Fannie Mae, and Volkswagen of America


10. Product management

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Tech Hub/flickr

Number of job openings: 35,000+

For positions such as: Product manager, director of product management, and product management specialist

At companies including: Prudential Financial, Weebly, and HBO


9. Finance

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Number of job openings: 170,000+

For positions such as: Financial analyst

At companies including: Pfizer, ADP, and Blackstone Group


8. Administrative

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Flickr / CandyUSA

Number of job openings: 250,000+

For positions such as: Administrative assistant, administrative coordinator, and administrative receptionist

At companies including: Tiffany and Co., AIG, and Macy’s


7. Program and project management

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VFS Digital Design/flickr

Number of job openings: 4,000+

For positions such as: Senior project manager, digital program project manager, and technical program manager

At companies including: The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., Johnson and Johnson, and Adobe


6. Marketing

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Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock

Number of job openings: 390,000+

For positions such as: Digital marketing associate, marketing intern, and marketing manager

At companies including: BBC Worldwide, WebMD, and The Wall Street Journal


5. Business development

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Sebastiaan ter Burg/Flickr

Number of job openings: 100,000+

For positions such as: Business development manager, business development executive, and business development coordinator

At companies including: Broadstreet, Axiom, and American Express Global Business Travel


4. IT

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Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Number of job openings: 70,000+

For positions such as: Director of information technology, information technology systems administrator, and IT manager

At companies including: Lucas Group, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, and Bloomberg LP


3. Engineering

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Pascal Rondeau/Getty Images

Number of job openings: 300,000+

For positions such as: Engineering project manager, VP of engineering, and software engineer intern

At companies including: Nestlé Purina North America, Whitepages, and Philips


2. Operations

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Shutterstock / Jacob Lund

Number of job openings: 700,000+

For positions such as: Director of client operations, operations manager, and operations associate

At companies including: The Atlantic Group, Time Inc., and Chanel


1. Sales

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Flickr / We have moved! Please visit /highwaysengland

Number of job openings: 1 million+

For positions such as: Director of sales, sales assistant, and sales executive.

At companies including: Scholastic, Macmillan Learning, and the London Stock Exchange Group