ChatGPT Dominates as Top In-Demand Workplace Skill: Udemy Report
Online learning platform Udemy released its Q1 Workplace Learning Index that found ChatGPT is currently the most in-demand workplace skill in the U.S. and globally.
The quarterly report highlights skills that are gaining demand among professionals seeking to keep pace with innovation. Udemy analyzes data from its nearly 14,000 global customers to uncover which skills saw the largest increase in course consumption (i.e., minutes spent learning) in Q1 2023.
Courses on ChatGPT grew by 4,419% globally, the report found. In the U.S., ChatGPT interest grew by 5,226% compared to Q4 2022. Nearly 470 new ChatGPT courses were added to the Udemy platform this quarter, garnering over 420,000 enrollments as of March 31. Udemy says its business learners are especially focused on using ChatGPT for copywriting support to help boost SEO, idea generation to enhance visual presentations, and large-scale email creation to improve productivity.
The report underscored other emerging topics in artificial intelligence and machine learning, including a global surge in interest in Azure Machine Learning (281%), AI Art Generation (239%), Amazon EMR (227%), and Midjourney (218%).
Data-related industry certifications were also a focus for learners worldwide. For example, courses on Databricks Data Engineer Associate certification (320%) were #4 on the list of top tech skills globally and have continued to grow in popularity within both the U.S. (330%) and India (341%) markets. Among government organizations, cybersecurity certification courses saw a 280% increase.
“The Udemy platform connects more than 70,000 instructors with 59 million learners globally, enabling us to spot emerging trends early and equip learners with fresh content to help them quickly master and implement new skills within their workflow,” said Scott Rogers, senior VP of supply strategy at Udemy. “The skills required for professionals continue to rapidly shift, so it’s critical that leaders provide the training resources needed to keep up with advancements such as those related to artificial intelligence — to benefit both the employee and the company’s ability to get important projects done.”
Stephanie Stapleton Sudbury, president of Udemy Business, added, “Organizations that encourage ongoing learning and provide flexible skill development opportunities can help attract and engage top talent, increase productivity, and achieve greater business outcomes.”