What the world learned at work: The hottest skills of June 2021

What the world learned at work: The hottest skills of June 2021

08-Jun-2021 17:51:21 pm

Every month, the Ekascloud for Business team analyzes and shares trends based on what employees are learning across our thousands of customers around the world. With access to billions of data points, we can provide a unique perspective on the most in-demand job skills (both soft skills and technical skills) modern employees need to thrive in today’s dynamic workforce and how organizations can tie learning to business outcomes.

Without further ado, here are skills that matter most to the global workforce in June 2021.

Top skills for June 2021

Certified Kubernetes Security

It's been six years since Google released the first version of Kubernetes and accelerated cloud computing. But as open-source application management technology-enabled IT and development teams of all shapes and sizes to develop and launch container-based applications at breakneck speed, the rise in popularity attracted cybercriminals to exploit vulnerabilities.Now, with the rapid digital transformation and adoption of Kubernetes in a global pandemic, the need for ironclad security is paramount. It is therefore wise for organizations to invest in upskilling and certifying their technical teams.
 

Study skills

Email productivity remains the top "soft skill" for another month. But in April, one skill subject entered the top ten and climbed to the second highest spot on the list – study skills. It makes sense if you think about it. We keep only 40% of what we see and hear in lectures. And as continuous learning becomes a core of our lives, employees are smart to put the time and energy into learning how to do.
 

Top skills in select countries for June 2021

For the first time ever, we're going deep into what the world has learned at work by examining the nation's most popular skills.

As you can see, many of the top skills mentioned in the lists above appear frequently. However, an interesting trend is emerging in Germany, Australia and France.
"Crypto" may sound like a buzzword that often gets thrown around without meaning. But while this may be true in some cases, cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Dogecoin have dispelled initial skepticism. Recently, the initial public offering of cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase gave investors and more importantly, banks a reason to take the digital currency seriously.
 

Skills required for the future of work and today

So there you have it — the most in-demand job skills for June 2021.

did you know? 79% of CEOs are concerned about the lack of skills of the employees and 60% of the employees are concerned that their current skills will be out of date in three to five years. The pace of change is too fast to hire people with the right skills for you. Today, organizations are increasing their workforce to reduce overhead costs, maintain business continuity, and increase revenue.