The 10 most sought-after skills of 2018

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The 10 most sought-after skills of 2018

The economy is changing at a lightning pace—and skill requirements for jobs are changing right alongside it.

Indeed recently analyzed their database of more than 45 million resumes to determine which skills employers search for most when considering candidates. Using data from the past two years, Indeed measured the year-over-year growth for job titles and skills that employers most often look for when using the site’s resume search feature.

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According to Indeed, the top in-demand skills and positions are:

  1. Software engineer
  2. Buyer planner
  3. Editor
  4. Developer
  5. Graphic artist
  6. Call center representative
  7. Class A CDL/Driver
  8. Amazon web services certified architect
  9. Administrative support
  10. Account representative

Tech-related skills—like software engineer and developer—unsurprisingly dominate the list. While these skills have been in high demand for some time, their prevalence on the list suggests that they are here to stay.

The list also demonstrates that employers are seeking diverse skills for a wide range of positions—which is good news for job seekers.  It features both roles that are often entry-level—from call center representative to administrative support—and roles that tend to be highly skilled—such as graphic artist and buyer planner (Culbertson, Indeed, 4/26).