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New data from LinkedIn has revealed the specialist skills that are most in demand during the ongoing pandemic.

Communication, business management and problem-solving were identified as some of the most prized areas of expertise during the pandemic, the professional networking platform has revealed.

Data science, leadership and L&D for employees were also highlighted as some of the most sought-after skills in July 2020. The results were based on job postings on LinkedIn.

Many of the positions, such as personal shopper and customer service assistant require sound communication and problem-solving skills as they involve frequently dealing with customers.

“Many employers are looking for ‘soft skills’ at the moment – adaptability, flexibility, agility,” Spencer Symmons, director of the specialist tech recruiter CPS told HR Grapevine.

“Though things appear to be improving, there may still be some difficult times ahead, so candidates must explain how they have successfully overcome challenges. Demonstrable experience of working in a risky or disrupted environment is a real plus,” he added.

The top 10 most in-demand jobs in the UK during the pandemic are as follows:

top 10 covid jobs

Parts of this article first appeared on the HR Grapevine website