New survey tracks gaps between in-demand software skills, common occupations

software-skillsA new look at the most in-demand software skills by state could help students hone the skills most needed by employers in their area.

A survey from MidAmerica Nazarene University used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to identify the most common occupations in the country.

The investigative team used listings from Capterra, a free service that matches businesses to appropriate software, to find the 10-15 most commonly used computer programs in each industry.

The team searched for those software keywords across millions of resumes and job postings on Indeed, and then found the biggest gaps between posted job listings and posted resumes.

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Laura Ascione