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The skills most in demand by the job market in 2020


Using a combination of LinkedIn data and survey results, these are the soft and hard skills companies are working hardest to fill right now.

These are the skills you should know about and be ready to recruit.

The 10 most in-demand hard skills

  1. Cloud and Distributed Computing
  2. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
  3. Middleware and Integration Software
  4. Web Architecture and Development Framework
  5. User Interface Design
  6. Software Revision Control Systems
  7. Data Presentation
  8. SEO/SEM Marketing
  9. Mobile Development
  10. Network and Information Security

Unsurprisingly, tech skills dominate the list. The few skills that don’t always involve actual coding are still tech-adjacent: UI design, data presentation, and search engine optimization/marketing (SEO/SEM).

However, hard skills aren’t enough to succeed. You need to have also soft skills, harder to get.

The 4 most in-demand soft skills

  1. Leadership
  2. Communication
  3. Collaboration
  4. Time Management

Soft skills can be harder to assess than technical abilities, but there are many tactics to suss out a candidate’s communication skills and emotional intelligence.

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