The State of Upskilling in 2023

Last updated on Jul 19, 2023600
  • A Significant Percentage Looking for Skills in Data Science & Project Management
  • Both Large Enterprises and Small Firms Emphasize Continuous Learning
  • People in Top & Bottom Rungs of Organizations Are Most Interested in Learning

About the Report

Discover this year’s career development trends with Simplilearn’s 2022 midyear learner survey. Dive into learners’ career development experiences and discover insights based on industry, experience, and other decisive factors for the coming year.  

Top Takeaways


of respondents expect

economic growth to



of respondents earned

skills certifications 


of respondents plan to

spend more time on



of respondents plan to

change employers or

pivot to a new career


of respondents expect

to return to the office at

least part of the time

Some Key Findings

  • Optimism remains high, though lower than in 2021.
  • Lacking critical skills was the biggest challenge for respondents
  • A significant percentage looking for skills in Data Science and Project Management
  • Both large enterprises and small firms emphasize continuous learning
  • People in the top and bottom rungs of organizations are most interested in learning


The State of Learners Report 2022 is powered by Simplilearn, the world’s # 1 Bootcamp. We reached out to students, individual contributors, managers, VPs, department heads, and CXOs from various industries like Telecom, IT, Government, Financial Institutions, and more.

Simplilearn conducts 3000 live classes every month and has advanced over 3,000,000 careers, and over 85% of learners have reported career benefits, including promotion or a new job.

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