Microsoft Office Proficiency is Still Top In-Demand Job Skill

IDC_TopSkills-879x630 Proficiency in Microsoft Office and PowerPoint are top in-demand job skills according to research

The IDC has released a new white paper entitled Keys to the Future: Align Workforce Readiness Skills to Ensure Student Success. The IDC’s research examined the most in-demand skills in today’s workforce, and the skills needed for tomorrow’s best jobs. Their findings concluded that proficiency in Microsoft Office is still near the top of the list.

Anthony Salcito, vice president of Worldwide Education as Microsoft says that, “while over the past three years we’ve seen the breadth of needed skills for jobs increase by 68 percent, we’ve also seen that communication skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and PowerPoint, remain vitally important for success in the workplace.”

At Cengage, we believe that mastering Microsoft Office skills is essential for success in the workforce. For more information and additional findings, check out the full article from the Microsoft blog.