According to the latest research from professional social networking site LinkedIn, blockchain will become the most popular hard skill among corporate employers in 2020.
It is reported that through the network data of 660 million professionals and more than 20 million jobs, the company revealed the 15 soft and hard skills with the highest market demand in 2020.
Blockchain will surpass cloud computing and artificial intelligence in 2020
In 2019, LinkedIn does not yet have a blockchain presence in its skill demand list, and in its latest 2020 data list, blockchain has surpassed cloud computing, analytical reasoning, artificial intelligence (AI), and User experience (UX) design, etc., will be the hardest demand for employers worldwide in 2020.
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Chart: Top 10 hard skills most demanded by global companies in 2020
Unlike soft skills, hard skills refer to an employee's ability to complete a specific task, including professional knowledge and technical skills, such as software development, tax accounting, or patent law expertise. Soft skills are more about how these tasks are accomplished, such as how employees adapt, collaborate, solve problems, and make decisions.
Linkedin says blockchain's prospects are huge
In a blog post, Linkedin emphasized that IBM, Oracle, JP Morgan Chase, Amazon, and LinkedIn ’s parent company, Microsoft, have been actively implementing this technology, and it recommended that global recruiters should start to learn more about blocks Chain technology:
"Blockchain has emerged from the once dark cryptocurrency world and became a business solution. This means that you don't have to look for new employees in the financial services industry, they have the background and expertise to use blockchain. So, recruiting People should start to become familiar with how blockchain works, understand the benefits that blockchain brings, and who is best suited to help your company explore where this emerging technology might work. "
It is reported that LinkedIn has previously outlined the importance of distributed ledger technologies such as blockchain. At the beginning of 2019, a report by LinkedIn Asia Pacific listed blockchain as one of the most needed skills in the global market in the next few years.