LinkedIn States Blockchain Is A Must Have Skill In 2020
Technical skills are always at the top of the agenda for excellent features in an employee, with some of the most prevalent of these skills being UX design or video production. The demand for specific skills grows over time as the technological aspect grows and develops, a truth that amazed LinkedIn when they published their yearly list of soft and hard skills that highlighted blockchain as the top technical skill to have this year.
Blockchain managed to exceed some of the most popular skills in previous years, which involved in-demand skills such as analytical reasoning, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing. Of course, the list is a reference of skills that potential applicants should have, with blockchain being a skill you can combine into many others.
According to the published report, LinkedIn held this analysis:
“The most in-demand skills were determined by looking at skills that are in high demand relative to their supply. Demand is measured by identifying the skills listed on the LinkedIn profiles of people who are getting hired at the highest rates. Only cities with 100,000 LinkedIn members were included in this evaluation.”
The report emphasizes a mix of hard skills and soft skills. Hard skills highlight technical skills and knowledge, with skills like artificial intelligence, cloud computing, analytical reasoning, UX design, and business analysis following firmly behind blockchain.
The soft skills part of the report concentrates on habits and traits that create a great employee, like collaboration, creativity, and emotional intelligence.
As LinkedIn details in their report, blockchain is such an ordinary skill due to its ability to be applied to a variety of different industries rather than just cryptocurrency models, and it is easy for recruiters to discover so that they can find the right candidates for their organization if blockchain will inescapably become a significant focus for the company soon.
As Linkedin writes in their report:
“The promise of blockchain… is huge. Advocates see it as a secure, decentralized, and cost- and time-efficient way to transparently track shipments and transactions of all kinds. The business world… is voting with its jobs, and companies seem to be saying that the potential is worth the gamble.”
“Blockchain has become a line of business for a who’s who of the corporate world — IBM, Oracle, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft (LinkedIn’s parent company), Amazon, and American Express, to name just a few. Blockchain is now being used in industries ranging from shipping to healthcare, from farming and food safety to entertainment and gaming. Blockchain… is the most in-demand skill in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Australia.”
With this report about the identification of the many applications of blockchain, the current market boom that crypto has endured, and the overall developing interest in the two, we are eager to see what 2020 has in store for crypto and blockchain.