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While software development skills are still desired by employers, a skill far more in demand is the ability to communicate. When LinkedIn analyzed the skills of its members in 100 metropolitan areas and the skills required for the jobs available in those places, the professional networking site found a shortage of 1.4 million people with communications skills compared with a deficit of 472,000 with software development skills. As everyone who hires has been saying for years: It’s the soft skills, stupid. Perhaps we need a better term to describe how people get along with one another, communicate and work in teams, but those soft skills are much more in demand these days by employers than any technical skills.

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