Straight out of Mountain View, freelancer work website Upwork has placed Final Cut Pro X in the top ten fastest-growing skills in Q3 2017. We are not surprised as the growth in video on social media has meant video literacy skills are now essential.

We all like a benchmark, but this skill notch comes from a rather unexpected place, Upwork a website where freelancers post their availability for work.

So what are their top 20 fastest growing skills of Q3 2017?

  1. Robotics
  2. Blockchain
  3. Bitcoin
  4. Penetration testing
  5. React.js
  6. Amazon Web Services Lambda
  7. Augmented reality
  8. Deep learning
  9. Instagram marketing
  10. Final Cut Pro X
  11. Swift development
  12. AngularJS development
  13. Salesforce
  14. Vulnerability assessment
  15. Natural language processing
  16. HubSpot marketing
  17. Machine learning
  18. Objective-C development
  19. Learning Management System (LMS)
  20. jQuery development

So in true chart rundown voiceover 'Straight in at number 10 is Final Cut Pro X'

To quote Upwork: 'Final Cut Pro X, a professional video editing app from Apple that recently hit two million users, saw soaring demand as marketers continued to invest in social media and customer storytelling.'

Also interesting to note that Avid, Adobe and DaVinci don't make the list. We are sure that this will spark off many debates across many editing forums, but we have no reason to dispute the website's data. 

We also imagine a lot of FCPX freelance editors will now register with Upwork for work!