Standing out from the rest and being the best in your field are what most skilled-professionals strive for, whether they have been 20 years in the industry or two years – we all want to be the greatest versions of ourselves.
Being a multi-skilled and exceptional professional in the workplace seems even better when you are able to match the current in-demand skills the working world is after.
According to the World Economic Forum's Future of Jobs Report, about 50% of people will need re-skilling by 2025 in order to keep up with the ever-changing nature of the job market.
Moreover, up-skilling is beneficial for those wanting to stand out.
The pandemic has taught us the need to shift the way we work and to think digital along the lines of the shift.
Up-skilling is a workplace trend that promotes one’s continuous learning.
Training and development opportunities expand one’s abilities and narrow the skill gaps. Up-skilling allows one to advance in their career, different roles and opportunities within their company.
According to MiWay Insurance, these are the current most wanted professionals in South Africa:
- Software engineering
- Data scientist/Analyst
- A.I Researcher
- Sales engineer
- Cyber security
- Mobile application development
- Cloud computing
- Machine learning engineer
- Product Manager
Here are South Africa’s most wanted skills
A demand in software development has increased by 66% since January 2021, while a demand in middle department management skills increased by 18% during October 2021.
Representative and sales consultants skills demand increased by 12% year-on-year.
There is no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has acted as a catalyst of change in the world of technology and digital, as more companies are becoming more aware of the market trends in order to survive and stay relevant.
Technological and digital knowledge is an in-demand skill in every sector from corporate to academia, and more companies are looking to incorporate artificial intelligence to stay relevant.