Top 5 Fastest Growing Skills Employers Were Seeking in Q3, 2018

Published November 21st, 2018 by Comrise

Top 5 Fastest Growing Skills Employers Were Seeking in Q3, 2018

“The pace of innovation is accelerating, and so are the skills necessary to support it,” says Stephane Kasriel, CEO of Upwork Global Inc., the largest freelancing website. Upwork released the top 5 fastest growing skills for quarter three of 2018. For the first time this year, blockchain is out; programming, researching and problem-solving are in! Out of 5,000 skills that freelancers offer on Upwork, these top 5 are the most sought out by companies.

1. Salesforce Marketing Cloud: Salesforce Marketing Cloud, a platform designed to help understand consumers, personalizes the customer experience and engages them across channels. Many companies are transitioning to customer-centric marketing strategies. With businesses looking to connect with customers in more meaningful ways, individuals should acquire the skills of Pardot, Salesforce Wave Analytics, and Salesforce Communities.

2. iPhone UI Design: User experience (UX) remains a top focus for global companies as customers have twice as many brand interactions on mobile devices compared to desktops and tablets. According to Upwork, the iOS market share rose by about 6% from June 2017 to June 2018. UI design specialists for iPhones are in high demand for Q3. Developers should acquire the skills of CSS, Javascript, Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator, Agile and Lean software skills, and prototyping.

3. Molecular Biology: Molecular biologists are in demand in the freelance market due to the high skill level and increasing research needs. An understanding of basic biology; such as problem-solving, lab skills, technical skills, and the study of life, genes, and cells will help you succeed in the field.

4. Equity Research: Equity research involves analyzing a company's financial information, performing financial modeling, and offering guidance related to stocks. To be a successful Equity Research professional, companies are looking for skills including writing, accounting, estimates and valuation, financial modeling and excel.

5. Dropbox AI: Dropbox skills are growing in demand with companies seeking developers who can leverage the API to manage and control content in structured processes, including security, compliance, administration solutions, and new app development. A successful developer has Dropbox experience as well as JavaScript, Cloud Computing, Cross-Platform Development, Cybersecurity, and IoT.

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