LinkedIn, a business social platform, conducted a survey that analyzed the soft and hard skills that job seekers need most by 2020. The survey analyzed data from more than 660 million professionals and more than 20 million recruitment requests to arrive at five soft and 10 hard skills that job seekers should have by 2020.

Top 10 Hard Skills

Top 5 Soft Skills

The 10 hard skills and 5 soft skills employers will need most in 2020

Hard Skills vs Soft Skills

Hard skills are usually acquired through education or special training. They include abilities such as how to use specific equipment, software, or other tools.

Soft skills are often seen as character traits that people develop throughout their lives, such as those needed to communicate with others or solve problems. In other words, hard skills can be defined as the technical knowledge you have, while soft skills can be defined as the behavioral characteristics in the workplace.