"So you want a realistic, down-to-earth show that’s completely off the wall and swarming with magic robots?"
My experience with most companies is that what they say and do are two completely different things. Of course they're going to ask for all skills ever possible, but they aren't willing to pay for the skills they claim to want. The question I always see is "are critical thinking skills important to you?" Of course every business is going to claim they want critical thinking skills. But in reality, most won't pay the premium those skills cost, nor do they want those skills to question stupid business practices.
Again, how they respond to these stupid surveys and what they do in practice are two different things.