The popular social media platform LinkedIn suggests that it is the month of October that sees the maximum number of job applications from various sectors. To come up with information about what skills employers are exactly looking for and the abilities that are needed in prospective employees to land a job successfully, LinkedIn studied billions of data covering all hiring and recruiting activities that have taken place in 2016. This made it possible to come up with the 10 best skills that can get people hired for the best jobs in 2017 from 14 different countries.
Catherine Fisher, a LinkedIn career expert said in a press release that although the numbers of job applications are going to rise the highest in October, the companies are not likely to hire at same rates until the month of January. Although the demand for certain skills are going to go down in every few years, there is strong evidence to suggest that tech skills are going to be important for every industry in the coming years. Therefore it is now the best time for the professionals to brush up on the skills that they require to become more marketable.
Here are the skills that are most in-demand all around the globe:
- Data Presentation
- SEO/SEM Marketing
- Mobile Development
- User Interface Design
- Network and Information Security
- Data Mining and Statistical Analysis
- Middleware and Integration Software
- Storage Systems and Storage Management
- Cloud Computing and Distributed Computing
- Web Architecture and Development Framework
Fisher has also posted on LinkedIn explaining that this list of top skills indicates several important trends about the global job market. Some of these are illustrated below:
Demand for the marketers is gradually getting lighter
Although marketing skills were quite in high demand during the year 2015, now the things have changed a lot. The requirements for SEO/SEM skills have dropped 5 spots from No. 4 to 9. On the other hand, marketing campaign management skills have completely dropped off the list. The demand for people with marketing skills has evaporated from the market as supply for such employees has caught up with their demand from the employers.
Data and cloud programs specialists reign supreme
For the last two years, cloud and distributed computing sector has enjoyed the number one rank for the last two years. This has been closely followed by statistical analysis along with data mining that had the first position in 2014 and second position last year. Since these skills are associated with cutting-edge technology, they are currently enjoying such high demand. The employers are looking for employees who are skilled at cloud and distributed computing as well as statistical analysis and data mining since it will help them to stay competitive.
User interface designing is now the in-thing
User interface design is something that is now in high demand among employers. It involves designing the part/s of products that consumers interact with. Since data has become crucial to many products, it has created a strong need for employees with user interface designing skills as they can make the products rather easy to use for the customers.