Hybrid Jobs

It's Time for the Hybrid Job

Career success in the 21st-century workplace demands versatility above all. Business professionals are expected to have both the technical or "hard" skills driven by our increased dependency on data and technology paired with "soft" skills ranging from collaboration to mentoring. Bentley University examined labor market analytics data from 24.5 million U.S. job listings to find out which skills are in highest demand right now, pay the most and have seen the highest growth in recent years.

The "Hybrid" Skills in Demand Across 2+ Job Categories

Key
Least Hybrid Skills
Most Hybrid Skills
$100K
$90K
$80K
$70K
$60K
SALARY
40%
60%
80%
100%
120%
140%
160%
% INCREASE IN DEMAND

SQL

Avg. Salary: $93.154
% Increase: 49%
Job Categories: 7
Job Openings: 726,698

Oracle

Avg. Salary: $90,557
% Increase: 56%
Job Categories: 9
Job Openings: 565,002

SAP

Avg. Salary: $76,178
% Increase: 39%
Job Categories: 8
Job Openings: 307,728

Business Development

Avg. Salary: $80,887
% Increase: 50%
Job Categories: 9
Job Openings: 475,525

Sales

Avg. Salary: $70,470
% Increase: 57%
Job Categories: 5
Job Openings: 890,710

Mathematics

Avg. Salary: $75,719
% Increase: 65%
Job Categories: 8
Job Openings: 261,243

Process Improvement

Avg. Salary: $82,213
% Increase: 69%
Job Categories: 6
Job Openings: 206,771

Mentoring

Avg. Salary: $92,885
% Increase: 73%
Job Categories: 6
Job Openings: 209,872

Collaboration

Avg. Salary: $85,984
% Increase: 88%
Job Categories: 5
Job Openings: 225,883

Decision Making

Avg. Salary: $76,603
% Increase: 87%
Job Categories: 7
Job Openings: 208,303

Data Analysis

Avg. Salary: $76,384
% Increase: 82%
Job Categories: 7
Job Openings: 278,514

Social Media

Avg. Salary: $62,680
% Increase: 160%
Job Categories: 4
Job Openings: 115,004

Best Business Skills by Job Category: Highest Salaries in Design

Best Business Skills by Job Category: Total Job Postings in Design

Best Business Skills by Job Category: % Growth Increase in Design

Best Business Skills by Job Category

Design

Highest Salary

Software Engineering: $115,888
Data Visualization: $112,605
Object-Oriented Analysis and Design: $107,328
Scrum: $105,217
Application Design: $101,745

Total Jobs Posted

Adobe Photoshop: 34,375
Graphic Design: 31,506
JavaScript: 24,287
Web Site Design: 20,240
Adobe Acrobat: 18,180

% Growth Increase

HTML5: 284%
Data Visualization: 254%
Branding Strategy: 230%
Digital Design: 165%
Business Development: 131%

Finance

Highest Salary

Tax Planning: $96,590
Risk Management: $95,909
Credit Risk: $92,640
Acquisitions: $90,013
Tax Compliance: $89,800

Total Jobs Posted

Accounting: 709,544
Accounts Payable & Receivable: 192,306
Financial Analysis: 153,397
Account Reconciliation: 139,919
GAAP: 117,316

% Growth Increase

Workers' Compensation: 108%
General Ledger: 103%
SQL: 101%
Fixed Assets: 99%
Risk Management: 98%

Human Resources

Highest Salary

Organizational Analysis: $88,950
Succession Planning: $87,085
Leadership Development: $84,846
Workforce Planning: $83,822
Policy Development: $82,091

Total Jobs Posted

Recruiting: 77,180
Payroll Processing: 64,779
Employee Relations: 48,300
Accounting: 47,778
HRIS: 37,132

% Growth Increase

Recruitment Process Outsourcing: 993%
Social Media: 376%
Onboarding: 220%
Account Reconciliation: 185%
Workers' Compensation: 173%

Information Technology

Highest Salary

Apache Hadoop : $124,535
Big Data: $123,057
NoSQL: $115,956
Python: $$112,880
Software Engineering: $107,704

Total Jobs Posted

SQL: 548,452
JAVA: 467,200
JavaScript: 362,672
LINUX: 340,139
Oracle: 336,871

% Growth Increase

Big Data: 3977%
NoSQL: 1002%
Apache Hadoop: 704%
HTML5: 612%
JSON: 318%

Management

Highest Salary

JAVA : $103,026
Asset Management: $101,843
Scrum: $100,915
Business Intelligence: $99,258
Product Management: $98,728

Total Jobs Posted

Decision Making: 54,633
Operations Management: 54,238
Business Development: 51,664
Sales: 48,474
Sales Management 47,953

% Growth Increase

Decision Making: 110%
Asset Management: 107%
Business Operations: 105%
Employee Training: 101%
Employee Relations: 97%

Marketing

Highest Salary

New Product Development: $92,169
Strategic Development: $91,771
Decision Making: $90,204
Business Process: $89,456
SQL: $89,336

Total Jobs Posted

Market Strategy: 51,498
Product Development: 44,024
Business Development: 40,442
Sales: 40,293
Market Research: 39,091

% Growth Increase

Google Analytics: 232%
LinkedIn: 210%
Business Management: 179%
Content Development: 158%
Adobe Acrobat: 137%

Research

Highest Salary

Data Modeling: $96,091
Data Mining: $95,930
UNIX: $95,493
Optimization: $94,910
Process Design: $92,990

Total Jobs Posted

Business Analysis: 136,583
Business Process: 98,539
SQL 97,382
Financial Analysis 96,596
Data Analysis: 86,300

% Growth Increase

Tableau: 1581%
R: 509%
Python: 456%
Business Systems Analysis: 171%
Key Performance Indicators: 134%

Sales

Highest Salary

Sales Planning: $107,603
Enterprise Resource Planning: $100,262
Product Management: $98,830
New Business Development: $95,411
Sales Engineering: $92,749

Total Jobs Posted

Sales Management: 223,902
Business Development: 208,420
Outside Sales: 164,330
Product Sale & Delivery: 145,613
Inside Sales: 103,443

% Growth Increase

Management Training: 382%
Salesforce CRM 292%
Business Management 220%
Medical Sales 215%
Office Management 208%

Highest and Lowest Salaries by Job

HIGHEST SALARIES

  1. UI/UX Designer $102,295
  2. Video Game Designer $79,495

LOWEST SALARIES

  1. Graphic Designer/Desktop Publisher $59,246
  2. Web Designer $69,433

HIGHEST SALARIES

  1. Tax Manager $108,575
  2. Financial Reporting Manager $108,456
  3. Quantitative Analyst $106,935
  4. Treasurer/Controller $96,557
  5. Compliance Manager $96,498

LOWEST SALARIES

  1. Bookkeeper/Accounting Clerk $37,509
  2. Loan Processor $41,909
  3. Personal Banker/Banking Sales Staff $43,763
  4. Payroll Specialist $44,350
  5. Tax Preparer $45,639

HIGHEST SALARIES

  1. HR Manager $84,706
  2. Compensation and Benefits Manager $83,397
  3. Organizational Development Specialist $79,620
  4. Talent Acquisition Manager $72,556
  5. Training and Development Manager $65,064

LOWEST SALARIES

  1. HR Assistant $39,139
  2. Payroll Specialist $44,350
  3. Recruiter $58,520
  4. Compensation and Benefits Analyst $59,529

HIGHEST SALARIES

  1. Mobile Applications Developer $113,777
  2. Clinical Software Applications $109,061
  3. Director of Information technology $108,159
  4. Business Intelligence Architect/Developer $105,209
  5. UI/UX Designer $102,295

LOWEST SALARIES

  1. Computer Support Specialist $48,033
  2. Computer Operator $52,001
  3. Document Control/Management Specialist $60,704
  4. Search Engine Optimization Specialist $62,034
  5. Web Designer $69,433

HIGHEST SALARIES

  1. Project Manager $90,768
  2. Operations Manager $84,178
  3. Business/Management Analyst $83,182
  4. Alternative Energy Manager $77,059

LOWEST SALARIES

  1. Customer Service Manager $55,081
  2. Call Center Manager $57,873
  3. Store Manager $58,533

HIGHEST SALARIES

  1. Product Manager $108,417
  2. Marketing Manager $87,217
  3. eCommerce Analyst $87,014
  4. Communications Manager $79,007
  5. Advertising/Promotions Manager $71,688

LOWEST SALARIES

  1. Marketing Coordinator $42,132
  2. Fundraising/Development Specialist $45,222
  3. Event Specialist $49,023
  4. Social Media Strategist $50,409
  5. Media Planner $59,371

HIGHEST SALARIES

  1. Data Scientist $124,779
  2. Quantitative Analyst $106,935
  3. Risk Manager/Analyst $93,599
  4. Business Intelligence Analyst $91,938
  5. Security/Defense Intelligence Analyst $90,868

LOWEST SALARIES

  1. Clinical Data Manager $44,132
  2. Fraud Analyst $46,791
  3. Researcher $50,964
  4. Logistician/Logistics Analyst $59,657
  5. Pricing Analyst $59,704

HIGHEST SALARIES

  1. Business Development Executive $101,575
  2. Insurance Sales Agent $86,069
  3. Sales Manager $84,811
  4. Account Executive $84,073
  5. Sales Engineer $82,670

LOWEST SALARIES

  1. Sales Assistant $35,895
  2. Personal Banker/Banking Sales Staff $43,763
  3. Product Demonstrator $44,857
  4. Financial Services Sales Agent $53,622
  5. Telemarketer $55,672

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