There is no doubt that digitization has become, in recent years, one of the great allies for the world of training, both for individuals and companies. However, taking advantage of the rest time that the summer season grants to millions of people around the world, it seems that online training continues to be an infallible companion.
This is at least as confirmed by Udemy Business – Udemy’s corporate platform for training and online education leading in the market – in its latest report on ‘Learning trends in the workplace’1, in which it shares the preferences of workers at the global and for Spain when it comes to training during this summer.
For its part, with regard to data from Spain, software engineering is once again among the favorite options for workers to continue training. In the first place, and with a growth of 81%, we find the trend for training on UX design, or user experience design, which is defined as the set of factors related to the interaction process of a user in relation to a service or specific product.
On the other hand, and with an increase of 64% in both cases, there are data modeling (the process of creating and organizing business data) and the Java SE platform (application programming interface of the JAVA programming language). .
What is the world learning this summer
The Udemy Business report also highlights the training preferences of workers from countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France or the United States, among others.
Thus, Google’s ‘Associate Cloud Engineer’ certification (skill most in demand in Canada, with an increase of 198%), the Next.js development platform (skill most in demand in the United Kingdom, + 44%), Java Mockito (skill most demanded in Germany, + 147%), the interest in functional programming (most demanded skill in France, + 152%) and the design of interview systems (most demanded skill in the United States, + 2,004%) are positioned as the major trends worldwide, which continues to confirm the global interest in programming and data science.
The “soft” and technological skills most in demand worldwide during the summer
With regard to ‘soft’ skills or ‘soft skills’, the interest in developing and strengthening ‘coaching’ and the importance of charisma within the team (very important when leading projects and people) are positioned as two of the most demanded ‘soft’ skills at the moment globally, with an increase of 252% and 186% respectively. For its part, and with an increase of 163%, we find sales management in third place, as a fundamental part also for companies when it comes to finding the best profiles for their team. Thus, the ranking of the 10 most demanded ‘soft’ skills of the summer worldwide would be as follows:
- Coaching (with an increase of 252%)
- Charisma (+ 186%)
- Sales management (+ 163%)
- Conversation skills (+ 158%)
- Customer experience management (+ 109%)
- Logic (+ 70%)
- Professional coaching (+ 66%)
- Empowerment (+ 51%)
- Negotiation (+ 45%)
- Productivity applications (+ 40%)
Regarding the ‘hard’ skills of the technology sector most in demand in the online training environment worldwide this summer, we observe that interest in PowerCenter computing continues to experience strong growth, with an increase of 1,031%. Likewise, in the case of tools such as Pentaho and Salesforce Sales Cloud Consultant training, there is also a considerable increase in interest, with increases of 690% and 521% respectively. The ‘top 10’ of ‘hard’ skills in the technology sector would be as follows:
- Design of interview systems (with an increase of 1,670%)
- Apigee (+ 1.033%)
- Computer PowerCenter (+ 1,031%)
- Databricks Developer Certificate (+ 778%)
- GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) (+ 769%)
- Pentaho (+ 690%)
- Salesforce Sales Consultant Certificate (+ 521%)
- CCNP Security (+ 440%)
- Social Media Management (+ 392%)
- Verilog HDL programming (+ 360%)