REVEALED: The top skills job-hunters NEED to have in order to get a six-figure salary job in Australia
- LinkedIn has revealed the most sought-after skills in Australia for 2020
- Topping the list are skills in the technology space, including Blockchain and AI
- Soft skills ranged from creativity and teamwork to time management
The top skills needed to secure a six-figure salary job in Australia have been revealed.
LinkedIn has put together a list of the 15 most sought-after skills among Australian companies for 2020.
Australians with the ability to develop technology like Snapchat filters or Facebook’s facial recognition for photos could be some of the most sought-after candidates this year.
Topping the list are skills in the technology space- including Blockchain, Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence (stock image)
The list of soft skills was headed up by creativity, teamwork and persuasion (stock image)
The top 10 in-demand hard skills
2. Analytical reasoning
3. Cloud computing
4. Artificial intelligence (AI)
6. Scientific computing
7. Investor relations
8. Customer service systems
9. UX design
10. Competitive strategies
Topping the list are skills including the development of machine learning like Siri, online based storage technologies like Dropbox and data analysis and decision making.
LinkedIn divided the list into two sub-categories – hard skills and soft skills.
Hard skills was dominated by IT-based talents like analytical reasoning, scientific computing and UX design.
2019 also saw the rise of ‘blockchain technology’ – or the development of secure databases of transactions.
The new form of technology was developed alongside the height of the cryptocurrency trend a virtual form of money that’s almost impossible to counterfeit.
The top five in-demand soft skills
5. Time Management
The highly sought after skill allows job hunters to store, validate, authorise, and move data across the internet.
The third most in demand skill was artificial intelligence, or the ability to create computer systems that can perform tasks usually requiring human intelligence.
Well known examples of artificial intelligence include Apple assistant Siri, Amazon hub Alexa and the predictive technology used by Netflix to help shape your television viewing.
Beyond the scope of IT, investor relations and translation skills were also in high demand.
While the list of soft skills was headed up by creativity, teamwork and persuasion.
The list was compiled through an analysis of supply and demand relative to the job-market.
Demand was measured by identifying skills listed on the LinkedIn Profiles of people who are getting hired at the highest rates.
LinkedIn Learning Asia-Pacific senior director Jason Laufer said the analysis will provide a guideline for Australians looking to get a new gig, a promotion or a pay rise.
‘Learning not only helps Australians build skills and improve in their roles, it has a strong correlation to a change in mindset, boost confidence and open doors to new opportunities,’ he said.
‘By sharing insights about the most valuable skills in the workplace today, our goal is to help more professionals own their careers, cultivating the essential soft skills and most current hard skills.’
The top skills have been revealed for job-hunters wanting to secure a six figure salary in Australia (stock image)