LinkedIn recently released a list of most in-demand jobs in 2021 and we wanted to focus on the skills undergraduate students can master in order to be recruited for these roles. We are living in uncertain times, the pandemic has had an impact on the way companies are recruiting – with many positions that earlier required one to be physically present turning remote, companies are getting applicants from around the world – thereby tremendously increasing competition. Acquiring key skills that companies are on the look for and completing multiple internships during your time at college are no longer a choice for the driven but a must for all.
Most in-demand skills to master in 2021
Digital marketing skills
Digital Marketing roles saw a rise of 33% year-over-year and was the fastest growing space of all! 94% of all hires had a bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer applications or came from a business studies background. Recruiters seem to prefer students with basic coding knowledge.
The below skills along with basic requirements for the position will enhance your recruitment chances and give you an edge:
- Scripting/markup (e.g. HTML, XML, Ruby)
- Google/Facebook Ads Certifications
- Data analytics
To stay updated about quality programs from top Spanish universities in the digital marketing space click here.
Specialized engineering skills
Hiring for these roles grew by 25% year-over-year. There was a time when engineering meant civil, mechanical or electrical but the truth is many of the roles engineering students are being recruited for do not require them to have an engineering degree, rather recruiters are looking for some very specific skill set! Jobs in the field of game development, web development, and front-end development are seeing the most growth.
The below skills are being looked at by recruiters:
- Front-end development
- Designing and using API’s
- Programming fundamentals
- Full-stack development
- Object-oriented programming
- Mobile development
- Server-side programming
- Automated testing
- Blockchain specialist
- Cloud native development
To apply to Universities in Spain that offer specific programs and assured placements click here.
User experience professionals
Hiring in this space grew by 20% year-over-year. These roles over the last few years have combined design thinking and technology. More and more students interested in design are now learning programming skills and students with a background in coding are acquiring key designing skills. Jobs like User Experience Designer, Product Design Consultant, User Interface Designer, and User Experience Researcher have an incredible demand.
Skills that recruiters are looking for in this space are:
- Web design
- Interface design thinking
- User Experience Testing
To stay updated about upcoming short and long term programs click here.
As you can see many of the skills the most in-demand jobs of 2021 require are yet not fully taught in all colleges. Very few courses focus on interface design, web design or train you to become a full stack developer. This is where LEAP can help you find the best programs in Spain and help you with your admission and application process. We work closely with over 30 private and public universities – get in touch with a LEAP expert today.