Skills for the Digital Transition

Assessing Recent Trends Using Big Data

This report presents the most recent trends in the labour market demand for digital professionals and skills, highlighting where bottlenecks are emerging and policy action is – and will be – needed to support individuals who aim to thrive in the digital transition. The report analyses a wide range of digital occupations and the associated skill and technology demands using a unique set of data collected from millions of job postings published online in Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States, Singapore and Spain. The evidence contained in this report is key for governments to design targeted retraining and upskilling policies, and for workers to fully benefit from the digital transition.

Available from October 19, 2022


Executive summary
Overview of labour market and skill demand trends in digital occupations
The new challenges for the labour market and the demand for digital skills
Online job postings as a data source to analyse the impact of digitalisation on labour markets
The trends in labour market demands for digital professionals: Overview and dynamics across countries in online job postings
The skill profiles and the competences of workers in digital occupations
The diffusion of digital skill demands in labour markets
Retraining pathways and transitions from declining to thriving occupations
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