The market is transforming at a breakneck pace. Amidst rapid technological adoption across organizations, several conventional job roles are becoming redundant and are being displaced by newer profiles with evolved skills requirements. The solution for job seekers and professionals in this environment is the continuous acquisition of industry-relevant skills. With a firm finger on the pulse of the fast-changing business ecosystem, Shine.com, India’s 2nd largest job search platform, has mapped the top skills that recruiters will look for in 2020.
According to the Shine.com jobs data, emerging skills such as Machine Learning and Data Analytics are set to dominate the skills landscape in 2020. Traditional technical skills such as Java, SQL, C/C++, CSS, Linux/Unix, .Net, Sap, Cloud/Azure, HTML, AJAX, and Autocad will also continue to be in demand during the year. However, while organizations continue to gear up for a digital-first future by acquiring tech talent, recruiters will also look for soft skills such as communication, behavioural training and project management in prospective hires. Further, conventional skills such as marketing and advertising which are crucial for brand success will also remain relevant in 2020.
In a region-wise analysis, the platform found that Bangalore, the IT hub of the country, will witness the continued demand for skills in SQL, Java, C/C++, etc. along with allied skills such as design and communication. Mumbai, the Financial Capital of the country, is expected to see an increased demand for marketing and communications skills along with Java and MIS. Interestingly, tier-2 cities such as Pune and Ahmedabad are also projected to register an increased demand for technical skills such as SQL, Python and Data structures.