Every month, the Udemy Business team analyzes and shares trends based on what employees are learning across our thousands of customers around the world. With access to billions of data points, we can provide a unique perspective on the most in-demand job skills (both soft skills and technical skills) modern employees need to thrive in today’s dynamic workforce and how organizations can tie learning to business outcomes.

Without further ado, here are skills that matter most to the global workforce in June 2021.

Top skills for June 2021

Data shows the increase in consumption between May and Jun 2021 on Udemy Business

Slack communication

While it wasn’t the most in-demand skill last month, Slack communication is the most interesting. As noted in the 2021 Workplace Learning Trends published last year, the global workforce prioritized upskilling their communication skills. This trend continues to grow even as organizations begin asking employees back to the office.


The ever-increasing popularity of Kubernetes naturally paves the way for tools and frameworks that enable DevOps to work smarter. Helm is one such tool. More specifically, Helm is a package manager for Kubernetes that allows developers to templatize their environments. For the uninitiated, this means Kubernetes developers can execute a large number of previously manual processes with, for all intents and purposes, “the click of a button.”

Top skills in select countries for June 2021

This month we’re going a level deeper into what the world learned at work by examining the most popular skills by country.

Data shows the increase in consumption between May and Jun 2021 on Udemy Business

Over in Japan, employees are taking their data literacy seriously — thanks to Udemy Business’ international collections, which offer business analytics courses in Japanese. You can learn more about international collections here.

Meanwhile, in the United States, American developers are fueling the popularity of Helm (see above) and mastering Databricks, a data analytics platform optimized for the Microsoft Azure. Databricks helps data scientists wrangle large datasets so their organizations can make smarter, more data-driven decisions and build powerful applications.

Skills required for the future of work and today

So there you have it — the most in-demand job skills for June 2021.

Did you know? 79% of CEOs are worried about employees’ lack of skills and 60% of employees worry their current skills will be outdated in three to five years. The pace of change is too quick for you to hire people with the right skills. Today, organizations are upskilling their workforce to reduce overhead costs, maintain business continuity, and drive revenue.

If that sounds promising yet overwhelming, don’t worry. Udemy Business’ course library is carefully curated from our marketplace of courses. That means your employees have access to the freshest, most in-demand content taught by qualified, deep subject matter experts. Find out why thousands of organizations have partnered with us to prepare their workforce for the future. Speak to our workplace learning experts today.