What skills will your business need in 2019?

What skills will your business need in 2019?

A new report has revealed the most in-demand skills of 2019 based on hundreds of thousands of job postings data from LinkedIn.

In January, LinkedIn released a report that analysed the 50,000 professional skills listed on its platform to find the skills that top-level management consider valuable but have trouble finding.

According to the report, these are becoming increasingly important as businesses focus more on the skills of perspective employees rather than their specific experience. This could be the impact of digital disruption starting to be felt, with the most in-demand skills being the ones that are helping businesses improve their digital experience.

While most of the soft skills businesses are looking for in 2019 are uniquely human traits that machines cannot easily replicate, such as creativity, persuasion, collaboration and adaptability, a lot of the hard skills in-demand are skills that help businesses take advantage of, and adapt to, new technology.

These include:

  • Cloud computing skills such as database, programming and information security that enable companies to transition their workloads to the cloud.

  • Artificial intelligence skills that blend mathematics, graphical modelling, computer science, cognitive science theory and business development to enable businesses to begin looking towards AI solutions to increase productivity.  

  • Analytical reasoning skills that help businesses make the most of the large amounts of data they’re collecting.  

  • UX design skills that make the transition to digitisation seamless for customers and employees.

  • Mobile application development skills that enable businesses to design mobile-first platforms.

  • Natural language processing skills, including programming, machine learning, probability and software engineering, which help businesses extract valuable information from text data or incorporate chatbots.

  • Software testing skills that enable companies to quickly and efficiently determine if new software programs work and will benefit business operations.

Information used in this article was sourced from Linkedin

06 February 2019

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06 February 2019

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