Top Skills That Can Get You Hired In 2017


LinkedIn has revealed the top ten skills that can land you a lucrative job in 2017. These skills are in high demand by employers.

Each year, LinkedIn releases an annual list of the skills employers need most in candidates.

According to LinkedIn, the Global Top Skills of 2016 list reveals several trends about the global job market.

    First the demand for marketers is slowing because the supply of people with marketing skills has caught up with employers’ demand for people with marketing skills.

    However, the demand for skills on cloud computing and data mining is on the increase. LinkedIn explained that these skills are in such high demand because they’re at the cutting edge of technology. Employers need employees with cloud and distributed computing, statistical analysis and data mining skills to stay competitive.

    LinkedIn pointed out that for the first time ever, data presentation, which is visualizing data, makes the list of top ten skills. It explained that because of statistical analysis and data mining holding strong again this year, employers need employees who can organize data so it is easy for people to understand.

    Here are the top 10 skills by LinkedIn in 2016

    1. Cloud and distributed computing
    2. Statistical analysis and data mining
    3. Web architecture and development framework
    4. Middleware and integration software
    5. User interface design
    6. Network and information security
    7. Mobile development
    8. Data presentation
    9. SEO/SEM marketing
    10. Storage systems and management

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