Skills for the Digital Transition

Assessing Recent Trends Using Big Data

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This report presents the most recent trends in the labour market demand for digital professionals and skills, highlighting where bottlenecks are emerging and policy action is – and will be – needed to support individuals who aim to thrive in the digital transition. The report analyses a wide range of digital occupations and the associated skill and technology demands using a unique set of data collected from millions of job postings published online in Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States, Singapore and Spain. The evidence contained in this report is key for governments to design targeted retraining and upskilling policies, and for workers to fully benefit from the digital transition.


The trends in labour market demands for digital professionals: Overview and dynamics across countries in online job postings

This chapter presents the analysis of recent trends in the demand for digital professionals across ten countries: Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States, Singapore and Spain. The results in this chapter are based on the analysis of millions of job postings collected from the internet and disaggregated at the occupation level. Results compare the dynamics across countries, showing the significant increase in the demand for digital professionals over time but also the negative effect that the COVID‑19 crisis has had on labour markets and on the growth in the demand of some digital professions.


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