Top 10 Baseline Skills Requested by Indiana Employers

Skills Number of Requests in Job Ads
(2013 - 2014)
Communication Skills 168,047
Organizational Skills 119,139
Writing 100,672
Customer Service 80,785
Leadership 72,599
Problem Solving 64,235
Planning 56,161
Management 46,909
Detail-Oriented 43,866
Research 38,660
Quality Assurance and Control 29,784
Project Management 29,250
Supervisory Skills 28,805
Multi-Tasking 24,954
Troubleshooting 22,052
Time Management 15,746
Building Effective Relationships with Customers / Co - Workers 15,216
Budgeting 13,374
Presentation Skills 12,611
Creativity 10,522
Typing 8,479
File Management 7,809
Teaching 7,551
Telephone Skills 6,981
Preventive Maintenance 6,511
Analytical Skills 5,885
Team Work 5,572
Self-Starter 4,158
Meeting Deadlines 3,783
Listening 3,131
Bilingual 2,967
Positive Disposition 2,867
Critical Thinking 2,602
Cost Control 2,529
Change Management 2,249
Editing 2,137
Performance Analysis 1,862
Prioritizing Tasks 1,760
Computer Skills 1,709
Secretarial Skills 1,612
General Office Duties 1,474
Strategic Planning 1,435
Cost Estimation 1,267
Clerical Duties 1,221
Team Management 971
Spanish 817
Conflict Management 767
Articulate 593
Root Cause Analysis 592
Energetic 418
Creative Problem Solving 404
Progress Reports 289
Quick Learner 288
Project Planning and Development Skills 217
Preparing Reports 173
Team Building 168
Organizing and Maintaining Clean Work Area 137
Foreign Language 127
Proposal Writing 119
Technical Assistance 112
Well Organized 84
People Skills 70
English 68
American Sign Language 57
Planning Skills 54
Business Correspondence 53
Strategic Thinking 51
Online Research 41
English as a Second Language 39
Concept Design and Development 38
Policy Implementation 36
Service Improvement 24
Basic Internet Skills 18
Chinese 15
Office Skills 8
Portuguese 4
Budget Preparation 2