I'm trying to find a word or phrase for describing a situation where learning one skill doesn't help you in another area.
My instinct was to use parallel or perpendicular, but I'm not actually sure which would be right, which indicates to me that neither actually conveys the meaning I want. I could use "unrelated", but thats not as descriptive as I would like, especially since the skills may be "related" in some way that isn't "how they're learned".
Basically I want to say something like "Software development skills are
<???> to engineering management skills. Learning one doesn't help you learn the other."