Below are select skills in this industry as identified by LinkedIn data and Strayer@Work’s proprietary analysis.

The supply number indicates how many times more likely a person in this industry is to have a particular skill than the general population of LinkedIn users.

The demand number indicates how high or low demand is for that skill among employers.

The gap number shows how adequately the supply of a skill meets the demand for that skill. A negative gap number indicates an opportunity for job seekers to make themselves more marketable by developing that skill and for companies to develop the skill within their workforce.

Below are select skills in this industry as identified by LinkedIn data and Strayer@Work’s proprietary analysis.

The supply number indicates how many times more likely a person in this industry is to have a particular skill than the general population of LinkedIn users.

The demand number indicates how high or low demand is for that skill among employers.

The gap number shows how adequately the supply of a skill meets the demand for that skill. A negative gap number indicates an opportunity for job seekers to make themselves more marketable by developing that skill and for companies to develop the skill within their workforce.

TOP SKILLS

 SUPPLY

 DEMAND

% GAP

Information Technology
Key Takeaways:
  1. While some traditional IT skills, such as network administration, remained in surplus, deficits in relationship building and business acumen skills still exist and are expected to persist.
Key Takeaways:
  1. IT is the only industry with a surplus of technology skills.
  2. While start-ups have the necessary tech skills, gaps in soft skills often translate into difficulty managing both teams and business activities.
Key Takeaways:
  1. Overall, most IT skills saw their deficit shrink from Q1 to Q2 2016, indicating that there may be better opportunities for those with IT-related skills to work in other industries.
  2. Indeed, other Skills Index data suggest a real need for employees with technical expertise in industries from financial services to healthcare to manufacturing.
  3. Employees wishing to remain in the IT industry should consider developing their business acumen and machine learning skills.
Key Takeaways:
  1. As companies scramble to line up data analysts to harness their data and support business operations, they are overlooking an equally pressing need: IT staff with project management skills
  2. Three challenges—rapidly evolving technologies, lack of a career path, and insufficient training—have contributed to this skills gap
  3. Companies can build the necessary capabilities by devising a long-term strategy for IT talent development that focuses on project management.