Business Development, Marketing, Sales Top Emerging Skills in India: LinkedIn Survey

As more organizations adopt a hybrid way of working, skill sets for jobs are changing and new ones are emerging. In these times of transformation, learning in-demand skills can ensure better access to opportunities. To help people identify these skills and prepare their careers for the future, LinkedIn launched the new skills development data with “Skills Evolution 2022” and “Future of Skills 2022”.

Based on member skills data from LinkedIn’s 92 million members in India, the Growing Skills Report presents the top 10 rising skills that have grown exponentially month-over-month in 2021. Additionally, the Future of Skills 2022 data presents the top skills on the rise across popular jobs and industries today, based on the skills that Indian professionals added to their profiles in 2021.

Top 10 skills in India in 2022

1. Business development
2. Marketing
3. Sales and marketing
4. Engineering
5.SQL
6. Sales
7.Java
8. Sales Management
9.Microsoft Azure
10. Spring Boot

With the exception of business development and SQL, 8 of the top 10 rising skills are new since 2015.

Future of Skills 2022

Skills in some of India’s fastest growing industries are changing –

Education:
– In India, skills have evolved by an average of 33.5% since 2015.
– 7 of the 10 fastest growing skills in the industry are new compared to 2015.
– Interestingly, most of the upskills for the industry remain tech-heavy.

Corporate Services:
– In India, skills have changed by an average of 41.6% since 2015
– 9 of the 10 fastest growing skills in the industry are new compared to 2015.

Computer software and services:
– In India, skills have changed by an average of 29.9% since 2015
– 6 of the 10 fastest growing skills in the industry are new compared to 2015.

Media and communication:
– In India, skills have changed by an average of 26.1% since 2015
– 6 of the 10 fastest growing skills in the industry are new compared to 2015.

Consumer goods:
– In India, skills have changed by an average of 34.4% since 2015
– 9 of the 10 fastest growing skills in the industry are new compared to 2015.

Health care:
– In India, skills have changed by an average of 30.2% since 2015
– 5 of the 10 fastest growing skills in the industry are new compared to 2015.

Manufacturing:
– In India, skills have changed by an average of 25.8% since 2015.
– 6 of the 10 fastest growing skills in the industry are new compared to 2015.

Hardware and network:
– In India, skills have changed by an average of 32.5% since 2015, slightly more than the national average (29%).
– 8 of the 10 fastest growing skills in the industry are new compared to 2015.

Finance:
– In India, skills have evolved by an average of 28.4% since 2015.
– 7 of the 10 fastest growing skills in the industry are new compared to 2015.

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More and more members demonstrate skills and are hired as new skills emerge. In 2021 alone, 286 million skills were added to member profiles. As many as 45% of recruiters on LinkedIn explicitly use skills data to perform their jobs on LinkedIn, up 13% year-over-year. Globally, skill sets for jobs have changed by around 25% in the past five years and are expected to change by 41% by 2025.

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