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The skills that you should learn in 2019

Most of the freelancers update their skill set once in every few months to open up new opportunities. But with the vast number of skills available it can be a daunting task to choose from among them. When choosing a skill to learn, you would want to know the answers to the questions - ‘Will this skill create more job opportunities for me?’, ‘Would the job I get after acquiring this skill be well paying?’, ‘What is the future scope of this skill? Will it remain relevant in the coming years?’.


To answer these questions, the folks over at LinkedIn went through hundreds of thousands of job postings and came up with a list of soft skills and hard skills that were most in demand among employers. By mastering these skills, you can be sure of increasing your job opportunities and future proofing yourself. The list of skills is given below:

Hard Skills


  1. Cloud Computing
  2. Artificial Intelligence
  3. Analytical Reasoning
  4. People Management
  5. UX Design
  6. Mobile Application Development
  7. Video Production
  8. Sales Leadership
  9. Translation
  10. Audio Production
  11. Natural Language Processing
  12. Scientific Computing
  13. Game Development
  14. Social Media Marketing
  15. Animation
  16. Business Analysis
  17. Journalism
  18. Digital Marketing
  19. Industrial Design
  20. Competitive Strategies
  21. Customer Service Systems
  22. Software Testing
  23. Data Science
  24. Computer Graphics
  25. Corporate Communications


Soft Skills


  1. Creativity
  2. Persuasion
  3. Collaboration
  4. Adaptability
  5. Time Management