Global Skills Index

Discover the skills of tomorrow—and where to find them.

Data-driven insights into the world’s top career skills.

The Coursera Global Skills Index unites Coursera’s deep expertise in data and education to highlight the world’s top trending career skills. The first edition of the GSI ranks 60 countries and 10 industries across Business, Technology, and Data Science.

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In Business

Finland

1st

In Technology

Argentina

1st

In Data Science

Israel

Does your country have the skills of tomorrow?

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Cutting Edge
  •  1Finland
  •  2Switzerland
  •  3Austria
  •  4Netherlands
  •  5Belgium
  •  6New Zealand
  •  7Germany
  •  8Sweden
  •  9Australia
  • 10Canada
  • 11Chile
  • 12Denmark
  • 13Norway
  • 14United Kingdom
  • 15Spain
Competitive
  • 16Singapore
  • 17France
  • 18United States
  • 19Israel
  • 20Ireland
  • 21Hong Kong
  • 22Czech Republic
  • 23Italy
  • 24Portugal
  • 25Argentina
  • 26Hungary
  • 27Poland
  • 28Russia
  • 29Costa Rica
  • 30Colombia
Emerging
  • 31Peru
  • 32Romania
  • 33South Africa
  • 34Brazil
  • 35Japan
  • 36China
  • 37Greece
  • 38Belarus
  • 39Mexico
  • 40Venezuela
  • 41Vietnam
  • 42Kenya
  • 43Thailand
  • 44Philippines
  • 45Guatemala
Lagging
  • 46Malaysia
  • 47Dominican Republic
  • 48Taiwan
  • 49Ukraine
  • 50India
  • 51Ecuador
  • 52United Arab Emirates
  • 53Nigeria
  • 54Indonesia
  • 55South Korea
  • 56Turkey
  • 57Pakistan
  • 58Saudi Arabia
  • 59Bangladesh
  • 60Egypt
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Cutting Edge
  •  1Argentina
  •  2Czech Republic
  •  3Austria
  •  4Spain
  •  5Poland
  •  6Belarus
  •  7Germany
  •  8Sweden
  •  9Belgium
  • 10Finland
  • 11Netherlands
  • 12Hungary
  • 13Norway
  • 14Australia
  • 15Switzerland
Competitive
  • 16France
  • 17New Zealand
  • 18Russia
  • 19Israel
  • 20United Kingdom
  • 21Italy
  • 22Singapore
  • 23United States
  • 24Canada
  • 25Denmark
  • 26Portugal
  • 27Costa Rica
  • 28Ireland
  • 29Hong Kong
  • 30Brazil
Emerging
  • 31Ukraine
  • 32Peru
  • 33Chile
  • 34Romania
  • 35Greece
  • 36Taiwan
  • 37Venezuela
  • 38Japan
  • 39South Africa
  • 40United Arab Emirates
  • 41China
  • 42Ecuador
  • 43Mexico
  • 44India
  • 45Thailand
Lagging
  • 46Guatemala
  • 47Malaysia
  • 48Dominican Republic
  • 49Colombia
  • 50Saudi Arabia
  • 51South Korea
  • 52Vietnam
  • 53Turkey
  • 54Indonesia
  • 55Philippines
  • 56Bangladesh
  • 57Egypt
  • 58Kenya
  • 59Pakistan
  • 60Nigeria
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Cutting Edge
  •  1Israel
  •  2Switzerland
  •  3Belgium
  •  4Austria
  •  5Sweden
  •  6Czech Republic
  •  7Germany
  •  8France
  •  9United Kingdom
  • 10Poland
  • 11Finland
  • 12Netherlands
  • 13Hungary
  • 14Canada
  • 15Norway
Competitive
  • 16United States
  • 17Portugal
  • 18Denmark
  • 19New Zealand
  • 20Singapore
  • 21Australia
  • 22Argentina
  • 23Italy
  • 24Hong Kong
  • 25Russia
  • 26Belarus
  • 27Chile
  • 28Spain
  • 29Romania
  • 30Ireland
Emerging
  • 31South Africa
  • 32Greece
  • 33Ukraine
  • 34Brazil
  • 35Philippines
  • 36Costa Rica
  • 37Peru
  • 38United Arab Emirates
  • 39China
  • 40Mexico
  • 41Thailand
  • 42Malaysia
  • 43Ecuador
  • 44Taiwan
  • 45Venezuela
Lagging
  • 46Colombia
  • 47Guatemala
  • 48Dominican Republic
  • 49Japan
  • 50South Korea
  • 51India
  • 52Indonesia
  • 53Kenya
  • 54Vietnam
  • 55Egypt
  • 56Turkey
  • 57Bangladesh
  • 58Saudi Arabia
  • 59Pakistan
  • 60Nigeria
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