The Hottest Skills of 2021 and how to compensate for competitive skills fairly



To successfully compete for top talent, especially in a hyper competitive labor market, it’s essential to factor in “hot” skills that are commanding pay premiums. Not every qualified candidate possesses competitive in-demand skills. If you don’t compensate for these abilities, you risk losing the most desirable talent to a competitor willing to pay more for what that person brings to the organization.

Payscale compensation management software allows employers to calculate how a myriad of skills should impact base pay. This mini report from Payscale reveals the top competitive skills that commanded pay premiums in 2021 by occupational group. Learn what they are right now!