The top 5 most in-demand skills across the US in 2019 according to LinkedIn

January 14th, 2019

According to LinkedIn, these are the top five skills that will be in demand across the US, we have even broken down by skills. Industry and the companies that they are currently working at.

1. Blockchain Developer

Top Skills: Solidity, Blockchain, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, Node.js Where They Work: IBM, ConsenSys, Chainyard Top Industries: Information Technology & Services, Computer Software, Internet Cities Where Demand is High: San Francisco, New York City, Atlanta

2. Machine Learning Engineer

Top Skills: Deep Learning, Machine Learning, TensorFlow, Apache Spark, Natural Language Processing Where They Work: Apple, Intel, Nvidia Top Industries: Computer Software, Internet, Information Technology & Services Cities Where Demand is High: San Francisco, Denver, Austin

3. Application Sales Executive

Top Skills: Software as a Service, Cloud Applications, Human Capital Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Solution Selling Where They Work: Oracle, AT&T, Avaya Top Industries: Information Technology & Services, Telecommunications, Computer Software Cities Where Demand is High: Boston, Austin, Minneapolis-St. Paul

4. Machine Learning Specialist

Top Skills: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, TensorFlow, Python, Artificial Intelligence Where They Work: Google, Amazon, Apple Top Industries: Computer Software, Higher Education, Internet Cities Where Demand is High: San Francisco, New York City, Madison

5. Professional Medical Representative

Top Skills: Pharmaceutical Sales, Sales Effectiveness, Product Launches, Medical Devices, Gastroenterology Where They Work: Exact Sciences, Taro Pharmaceuticals, Abbott Top Industries: Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Hospital & Healthcare Cities Where Demand is High: Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas/Fort Worth

Technical skills are no surprise for 2019 but what is surprising is the demand for Soft skills, LinkedIn’s chief economist Guy Berger found that the biggest skills gap isn’t in tech. “Soft skills–like oral communication, leadership, and time management–make up nearly half the list of skills with the largest skills gaps,” he says.

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