The digital skills you will need in 2019
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The digital skills you will need in 2019

Digital skills are constantly evolving because of technological innovation. Here's the list the most needed hard ones for 2019.

Candidates, especially from the Generation X often do not apply for job titles like digital marketer, digital analyst, digital consultant, digital account and digital product designer because they lack some of the most requested digital skills by all different sort of industries. Digital skills are constantly evolving because of technological innovation and new market demands. Some of the trendiest digital skills that today are considered vital, tomorrow they might lose their appeal, because of the fast technology curve.

Skill Gap

A skill is a particular ability that you develop through training and experience and that is useful in a job; both candidates and companies must remember that the development of both soft and hard skills require time and experience and the same rule applies for the digital ones.

There is a consistent gap between what organizations need and the proficiency of their employees in almost all hard digital skills: cybersecurity, cloud computing, analytics, web development, mobile application design and development, data science, big data, master data management, innovation strategy and user interface design.

The digital skills companies need in 2019    

The impact of the digital world reflects not only on the digital skills but also on the soft skills in 2019. The rise of AI is determining even more for example the importance of soft skills, considering that robots are not able to automate them. That is the reason why 57% of senior leaders assert that soft skills are more important than hard skills. Because of the digital transformation, some of the most requested soft skills for this year are: creativity, persuasion, collaboration, adaptability and time management.

Here you are the most needed hard digital skills for 2019:

  1. Cloud computing
  2. Artificial intelligence
  3. Analytical reasoning
  4. People management
  5. UX Design
  6. Mobile Application Development
  7. Video Production
  8. Sales Leadership
  9. Translation
  10. Audio Production
  11. Natural Language Processing
  12. Scientific Computing
  13. Game Development
  14. Social Media Marketing

UX design, social media marketing, globally connected systems and big data are just some elements that determine the fast-changing digital world that require a set of skills able to manage complexity in a world that has shifted from a “command-and-control” model toward leaders who can coach and empower.

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