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    These are the 20 hottest job skills that will get you hired in the US this year

    These are the 20 hottest job skills that will get you hired in the US this year

    These are the 20 hottest job skills that will get you hired in the US this year
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    By Suman Singh   IST (Published)

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    These 20 fastest-growing freelance skills in the fourth quarter of 2018 have experienced more than 175 percent year-over-year growth, while demand for the top 10 skills grew more than 600 percent year-over-year, the report added.

    Big data solutions, employee training and app store optimisation are among the few job skills that are in high demand in the jobs market, according to Upwork Skills Index which lists the site’s top 20 fastest growing skills on a quarterly basis.
    These 20 fastest-growing freelance skills in the fourth quarter of 2018 have experienced more than 175 percent year-over-year growth, while demand for the top 10 skills grew more than 600 percent year-over-year, the report added.
    The list sheds light on new and emerging skills and provides real-time validation of current trends in the labour market and tech industry. According to Upwork, regarded as one of the largest freelancing websites, these are the top 20 hottest job skills that will get you a job in the United States:
    1. Hadoop
    2. Dropbox API
    3. Genetic algorithms
    4. Microbiology
    5. Computational linguistics
    6. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    7. Digital signal processing
    8. Intercom
    9. Interactive advertising
    10. Invision
    11. Employee training
    12. Kubernetes
    13. OAuth
    14. Autodesk Revit
    15. App store optimization
    16. App usability analysis
    17. js framework
    18. Learning Management Solution consulting
    19. 3D scanning
    20. js framework
    21. “Businesses are placing a greater emphasis on skills training, investing in the workforces they have today and the one they will need tomorrow,”  Upwork CEO Stephane Kasriel said. He added that since many "businesses might not be able to train up their workforce quickly enough," they are likely to depend on freelancers, who "are more likely than traditional employees to participate in skills-related education."
      As technology has advanced in recent years, investments in big data solutions are also increasing. Hadoop, an open source software used to store, process and analyze big data applications, was the fastest-growing skill out of more than 5,000 skills freelancers provide on Upwork.com in Q4, the report said. It added that the business continues to invest in solutions that allow them to capitalise on the value of their data.
      A majority of freelancers with a four-year college degree say skills training was useful rather than a college education. This gives freelancers to adapt to employee training as companies and firms have realised that reskilling of their workforce is quite important and critical for their business growth, the report added.
      “Consumers now spend more than five hours a day on their smartphones, and apps account for more than 90 percent of internet time on those devices. Businesses are doubling down on their mobile efforts in order to meet consumers where they are, as evidenced by a spike in demand for app store optimization (#15) and app usability analysis (#16) in Q4,” Upwork said.
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