Decentralized transaction management technology (blockchain) dominates the top 10 technical skills valued by recruiters on LinkedIn.
LinkedIn Learning, the professional social network’s training platform with 660 million members claimed worldwide, including around 20 million in France, delivered its 2020 ranking skills most in demand by companies.
Overall, decentralized transaction management technology (blockchain) dominates the top 10 most in-demand technical skills.
According to another French-speaking analysis (LesJeudis), recruiters’ interest in blockchain, whose birth certificate dates back to the creation of the bitcoin cryptocurrency in November 2008, increased with the emergence in 2015 of the Ethereum blockchain.
Today, the most demanding sectors are banking-finance-insurance, consulting, telecoms and production. Overall, according to another source (Gartner), within 5 to 10 years, the activity of almost all industries will be transformed by the blockchain.
Via LinkedIn (a Microsoft subsidiary since summer 2016), potential recruiters are therefore seeking to acquire talents, primarily developers, who will allow them to take advantage of the potential of the blockchain. In addition to blockchain, cloud computing, analytics, artificial intelligence (4th overall). Not to mention video production and user experience (UX) design are some of the most in-demand technical skills.
Top 10 technical skills in demand for 2020
here is the world top 10 of the “technical” skills most in demand on LinkedIn:
1. Blockchain (a first noticed entry in the 2020 ranking)
2. Cloud Computing (down 1 rank compared to the 2019 edition)
3. Analytical reasoning (stable)
4. Artificial intelligence (fell 2 places)
5. UX design (stable)
6. Analysis of commercial issues (up 10 places)
7. Affiliate Marketing (new entry in 2020)
8. Sale (stable)
9. Scientific computing (up three places)
10.Video production (down three places)
In France, outside the blockchain at the top, the ranking differs significantly:
2. Video production
3. Analytical reasoning
4. Competitive strategies
5. Social media
6. Affiliate Marketing
7. Cloud computing
8. Corporate communication
9. Scientific computing
10. UX design
If technical expertise is considered essential, behavioral skills (soft skills) and an understanding of business issues are also sought after when recruiting. In France, more than the creativity which dominates the general classification, team spirit, time management and persuasion skills are assets in great demand.