Future of WorkGlobal ExperienceTalent AcquisitionDo you have the Skills of the Future?

LinkedIn has analyzed, anonymized, and aggregated the profile information of its 800 million members around the world. For each job, they analyzed the most important skills each year based on LinkedIn’s Skills Genome. The similarity score between the two years reflects both the overlap of common skills between each year as well as the relative importance of those skills for each year. How similar a skill is to another skill is calculated based on how...
Cinthya Soto4 months ago4747 min

LinkedIn has analyzed, anonymized, and aggregated the profile information of its 800 million members around the world. For each job, they analyzed the most important skills each year based on LinkedIn’s Skills Genome. The similarity score between the two years reflects both the overlap of common skills between each year as well as the relative importance of those skills for each year.

How similar a skill is to another skill is calculated based on how frequently the skills appear together on LinkedIn members’ profiles and other member data. All data represents aggregated information from the last 6 years.

This new LinkedIn tool will tell you how jobs are changing, and what skills workers may need to stay competitive in the new world of work.

In Catenon we have analyzed this information on a global level per main industry we operate in, and here are our main conclusions: 

Consumer Goods

For Consumer Goods in Global, skills have changed an average of 24.1% since 2015. Top skills in this sector for 2021 are Retail Sales, Retail, Merchandising, Food & Beverage, Sales, Sales Management, Fashion, Customer Service, Apparel, and Fashion Design.

Corporate Services

For Corporate Services in Global, skills have changed an average of 18.6% since 2015. Top skills in this sector for 2021 are Recruiting, Accounting, Auditing, Financial Accounting, Goods and Services Tax (GST), Tally ERP, Finance, Data Entry, Income Tax, and Human Resources (HR). 

Energy & Mining

For Energy & Mining in Global, skills have changed an average of 27.2% since 2015. Top skills in this sector for 2021 are Oil & Gas Industry, Oil & Gas, Petroleum, Engineering, Project Engineering, Commissioning, Energy, Energy Industry, Mining, and Preventive Maintenance. 

Finance

For Finance in Global, skills have changed an average of 21.2% since 2015. Top skills in this sector for 2021 are Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Retail Banking, Financial Analysis, Finance, Loans, Credit Analysis, Investments, and Credit Risk. 

Recreation & Travel

For Recreation & Travel in Global, skills have changed an average of 26.4% since 2015. Top skills in this sector for 2021 are Hospitality Management, Hospitality, Guest Service Management, Food & Beverage, Hospitality Service, Hotel Management, Restaurant Management, Tourism, Food Preparation, and Culinary Skills. 

Transportation & Logistics

For Transportation & Logistics in Global, skills have changed an average of 21.4% since 2015. Top skills in this sector for 2021 are Transportation, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management, International Logistics, Transportation Management, Warehouse Operations, Import/Export Operations, Freight, Freight Forwarding, and Import Export. 

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