Skills Gap Also Includes ‘Failure to Communicate’

The data science skills gap continues to widen, with emerging automation tools like machine learning only just now starting to take up some of the slack. PayScale, the online salary database, released a report Tuesday (May 17) on the state of the “skills economy” that ranks data analytics, programming and cloud computing skills among the most sought-after by U.S. employers. Nevertheless, the skills survey also highlights a continuing lack of writing and other communications skills among recent college graduate along with a paucity of problem-solving skills. Seattle-based PayScale ranked proficiency in the Scala programming language as the top-paying technical skill sought by employers. The human capital specialist said Scala skills could translate in pay boosts of up to 22 percent. The other leading skill sets sought by employers are Hadoop,…


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