10 Scarce Job Skills in Nashville

Despite being one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. and experiencing an influx of new residents from across the country, Nashville is still suffering from a skills gap.  A skills gap occurs when employer demand for a certain skill exceeds worker supply of that skill in a certain area. For instance, while Nashville has an abundance of individuals specialized in music production and healthcare management, it is lacking tech-savvy individuals.

If you’re looking for a job in Nashville, it’s helpful to know what skills are scarce to determine what skills you could acquire to be more attractive to employers in your area. LinkedIn recently released its May 2018 Workforce Report, which is a monthly report on employment trends in the U.S. workforce. According to the report, Nashville employers are seeking candidates with these 10 skills:

  1. Software Engineering Management and Requirements Gathering
  2. IT Infrastructure and Systems Management
  3. Web Programming
  4. Trading and Investment
  5. Pharmaceutical
  6. Process and Project Management
  7. Food and Beverage
  8. Administrative and Office Management
  9. General Finance
  10. Perl/Python/Ruby Programming

In his recent blog, Kemper Trull, ITAC Nashville’s Market Leader, discusses Nashville’s job growth, particularly in the IT space, and speaks to the benefits of living in Music City.  Whether you’re a candidate seeking a job or a company seeking talent in Nashville, ITAC can help. Contact the Nashville office today to learn more about our staffing and recruiting processes.

ITAC Solutions is a recruiting firm headquartered in Birmingham with additional offices in Atlanta, Huntsville, Mobile and Nashville.  ITAC specializes in the temporary, contract, and direct placement of accounting, information technology, corporate and administrative professionals.


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