A recent TalentNeuron™ study of the top in-demand corporate roles (based on frequency of job postings) shows a stark difference between the critical skills sought by market leaders such as the FAANGs+ (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google and Microsoft) compared with the rest of the market.
FAANGs take a more futurist view of strategic skill sets and capabilities, while most companies cling to declining skills in their job postings, or skills that FAANGs seem to deprioritize or omit in their job postings.
On average, our analysis of the top 10 roles shows a 38% difference in the skill sets sought by FAANGs versus other organizations.
For instance, the skills FAANGs look for in a marketing manager are metrics, engineering, prioritization, business development and problem solving, while the average company is seeking planning, research and operations.
The same is true across the top 10 roles, with the disparity widening to 50% between the skills sought by FAANGs and others for customer service reps. The delta for financial managers is 45%. Here are the top 10 roles and the percentage of misalignment between FAANGs and the average company by skill sets: