EAE Business School has prepared the EPYCE 2017 report: it lists the most demanded positions and competences in the Spanish labor market and are then analyzed. The report was attended by the Spanish Association of Directors of Human Resources (AEDRH), the CEOE, Inserta Forum of the Once Foundation and Human AgeInstitute.
The study shows that the most difficult positions to cover, that is, the most sought by companies in Spain are those related to Big Data with 10.11% of the total; With more than four percentage points of difference, in second position, Computer Engineer with 5.85%, followed by Business Development with 5.32%. With respect to the 2016 study, the R & D position has been moved from the second position to the eighth position.
However, in terms of the positions most in demand, Computer Engineer (5.5%) has displaced Big Data which was in first position in 2016. Big Data and Supply Chain Operators are in second place with the same percentage, 5%. It stands out that the position of Operator of SupplyChain has risen 26 points with respect to the previous year.
In the near future, the technological positions of Big Data (7.61%) and Data Science (4.57%) occupy the first and second place as the most demanded; Industrial and Computer Engineering occupy the third and fourth place with 4.06%, while in commercial positions such as Digital Commerce (3.55%), Commercial Consultant (3.05%) and Business Development (3.05%) occupying the fifth to seventh place. In this sense, the families of Technology (30%) and Commercial (22%) will have the most demanded positions in the market.
On the other hand, 33% of the respondents declared to contract talent for their international mobility, whose main regions of destination are Latin America and Western Europe.
THE MOST DEMANDED AND THE SMALLEST SKILLS
Regarding the skills that companies require, depending on the profile, the study concludes that, in Juniors, the commitment (12%) is the most demanded competition in the present and also within three or four years. Secondly, it is Teamwork (9%) and, in the future, the second most demanding competition is Innovation (8%). In the present, Initiative with 9%, Flexibility with 8%, Orientation to Results with 7% are among the first positions of the Top 10 as the most demanded competitions for the Junior profiles. In the future, in the Top 10 are Flexibility (7.75%) and Work Team (8.06%).
However, the Commitment (16%) is presented as the scarcest competition among the junior profile in Spain, a fact that would also be repeated with 14% in the near future. Strategic Vision with 8 percentage points, Resilience with 7 and Flexibility with 6 are among the top 10 of the most scarce competitions to find in the present for Juniors profiles. In the present, however, the easiest skills to find in junior professionals is Negotiation (2%) - as in the future with 2% - and Project Management (2%). The Knowledge of Languages, to be in position 8 for 2016, climbs three positions of lesser competencies of the year 2010 with an increase of 0.4%, which shows that it is the competencies that remain in the Top 10 as the competencies most important in the present, but in the future it significantly decreases 12 positions with a variation of 2 percentage points.
On the other hand, the competencies most demanded in the present for the Senior profiles are leadership with 8%, while last year was Strategic Vision, and Adaptability to change 7%. In the future, Senior profiles will be valued by their Leadership and Strategic Vision, which occupy the first position with 8%, respectively. Diversity Management (2%) and Commercial Skills (2%) are the competences least demanded in the present for Senior profiles. In the future, the skills less demanded for senior profiles will be Technical Knowledge with 3% and Commercial Skills with 2%.
Finally, Change Management (12%), Languages (9%), Innovation (8%) and Flexibility (8%) are the scarcest skills, currently and in the near future, among the most senior profiles; while commercial skills (1%) and technical knowledge (1%) is the easiest to find in the present and, in the future, in addition to the Negotiation (1%).
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