When playing the campaign the player will earn experience which will level up their character. When their character levels up they will be given character points to spend on skills for their character. Each skill can be levelled up 3 times, limited to the level of its governing aptitude, which can also be levelled up to 3. Below are all of the skills that are currently in the vanilla version of the game.
Governs skills that directly improve the combat effectiveness of the piloted ship.
Governs skills that improve the combat effectiveness of the fleet as a whole, and skills that improve the effectiveness of fighters.
Governs a wide range of skills that primarily improve both the combat and non-combat performance of the fleet.
Governs a range of skills to do with salvaging and exploration.
0.8 [*] broad skill reworkOnly up to date for version 0.8a-RC19. It is likely still broadly correct but not verified for the most up to date data yet. Please double check the Version History