Future work skills 2021

Future work skills 2021

Many experts are conducting research on key employee skills that will be especially valued when hiring in the future. We have highlighted the main ones.


  • Analytical thinking

One of the well-known portals posted 43,000 vacancies for the search query "analytical thinking".

  • Cloud computing

Today, 85% of the world's organizations store sensitive data in the cloud.

  • UX-design

Every dollar invested in UX brings in income of $100 or more. 88% of users are less likely to return to a website after a bad user experience.

  • Affiliate marketing

15% of total digital media ad revenue comes from affiliate marketing.

  • Sales skills

79% of shoppers believe it is critical to interact with a salesperson who is a trusted advisor and not just a sales rep who adds value to the business.

  • Video making

Not expected? Cisco estimates that video will account for 82% of global Internet traffic in 2022.



  • Complex problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Coordinating with others
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Negotiation
  • Cognitive flexibility