Top Skills for a RPA Developer Job

Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

In continuation with my prior articles on top skills for data scientist and top skills for a product manager, we discuss the top skills for a RPA Developer Job.

RPA or Robotic Process Automation is about automating the most repetitive human tasks that have a semblance of rule with a computer. A recent McKinsey report estimates RPA to have an economic impact of $6.7 Trillion by 2025 and Market Research Future predicts a CAGR of 29% between 2017–2023. It will continue to automate most of the tasks and escalate outliers that need human intervention. RPA will drive efficiency, productivity, and accuracy. You can read more about it from my post on or listen to my podcast on .

Key Findings

Analysis of key skills required of a RPA developers clearly points to four big players — UIPath, Pega, Blue Prism, and Automation Anywhere. If job postings are any inclination of demand, UIPath seems to be leading the way.

Additionally, a lot of the job openings seem to come from boutiques or recruiting companies that hire via contract-to-hire principle.

Top Tech Skills

  1. UIPath
  2. Pega
  3. Blue Prism
  4. SQL
  5. Java
  6. .NET
  7. C
  8. Automation Anywhere
  9. Python
  10. ELK Stack

Top Job Specific Skills

  1. Client Management (Highlights the role of consulting or niche contracting firms)
  2. Artificial Intelligence or AI
  3. Software Development
  4. Business Processes
  5. Machine Learning
  6. Troubleshoot/Troubleshooting
  7. SCRUM
  8. Design Documents
  9. Business Requirements
  10. Process Analysis

Top Leadership Skills

  1. Collaboration
  2. Communication
  3. Problem-Solving
  4. Analytical
  5. Team Player
  6. Project Management
  7. Passionate
  8. Proactive
  9. Mentoring
  10. Self-Starter

Typical Education Requirements:

Bachelors or Masters in Arts or Computer Science or Information Systems.

You can check the live version of our ever improving data model and skills from SkillGuide — a free tool that is a result of an experiment I started a few weeks ago.

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Originally published at on June 28, 2020.

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