The most in-demand soft skills of 2019 have not changed in 2020 too. However, new hard skills have surfaced by the end of 2019 which are high in demand in 2020.
Let’s find out which skills companies value the most. At LinkedIn Learning, data from over 600+million professionals and more than 20 million jobs were analyzed to learn the top 15 most in-demand soft and hard skills in the year 2020.
The Soft Skills Companies Need Most in 2020
Soft skills are the essential interpersonal skills that make or break our ability to get things done in our current jobs and take on new opportunities ahead. LinkedIn.
The soft skills exhibit how good we are in working, collaborating with others, surface new ideas for discussion and how much emotionally we are balanced, inculcate creativity in the organization and float new ideas at work. It also shows, how good we are in collaboration and persuasion.
The top 5 soft skills in the year 2020 are creativity, persuasion, collaboration, adaptability, and emotional intelligence. They all reflect, how effectively we can work with others and form a dream team.
The top 5 most in-demand soft skills are:
#1 Creativity – Same as 2019
#2 Persuasion – Same as 2019
#3 Collaboration – Same as 2019
#4 Adaptability – Same as 2019
#5 Emotional Intelligence – New
The Hard Skills Companies Need Most in 2020
while soft skills show how effectively we can work together, the hard skills continue to evolve quickly every year. This year, blockchain has topped the list. This highlights the increasing awareness, demand for all other skills directly or indirectly connected with blockchain such as artificial intelligence, etc.
The top 10 most in-demand hard skills are:
#1 Blockchain – New
#2 Cloud Computing – Down 1
#3 Analytical Reasoning – Same as 2019
#4 Artificial Intelligence – Down 2
#5 UX Design – Same as 2019
#6 Business Analysis – Up 10
#7 Affiliate Marketing – New
#8 Sales – Same as 2019
#9 Scientific Computing – Up 3
#10 Video Production – Down 3