Amazon, Software Engineer, Teaching are the top trending in employer, job and skill categories in South Africa according to Microsoft’s Economic Graph

Jan 3, 2021

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Amazon, Software engineer and Teaching have emerged as the top trending employer, job and skill respectively in South Africa.

This is according to data from Microsoft’s LinkedIn Economic Graph. Which Microsoft believes can help policymakers make informed decisions and chart new paths to economic opportunity.

Multinational technology company Amazon, Webhelp, OUTsurance, Old Mutual and the University of Cape Town make the top five in the top trending employer’s category.

In the top trending jobs category, software engineer, project manager, attorney, financial advisor and sales executive make the top five.

The top trending skills across all industries in South Africa were teaching, financial accounting, financial reporting, project planning and sales management.

Microsoft uses global data of about seven hundred and twenty-two million LinkedIn members, fifty-five million companies and twenty-four million jobs to track workforce trends.

With this data, Microsoft is able to predict future in-demand jobs and skills.

However, the data from the Microsoft LinkedIn economic graph doesn’t mention the specific number from which the South Africa insights were drawn.

The insights are taken from LinkedIn users in Cape Town and Johannesburg and from about ten industries. Such as legal, public administration, education, corporate services, real estate, finance and software and IT services.

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