Linkedin with a huge database of job hiring data from various employers across the globe, did extensive analysis on the billions of data points, categorized them appropriately to identify the most sought after skillset patterns on what the employers are actually looking for. Based on the statistics and the job trends existing in the market currently, the team has unveiled the top skills, which the technology companies are primarily looking for as Next big thing.
So, If you are a Techy, you are in the right place, Mastering these skills will make you the most wanted candidate with a lucrative job offer!
Here you go with the hottest, most in-demand skills around the Globe for the year 2017:
- Cloud and Distributed Computing
- Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
- Web Architecture and Development Framework
- Middleware and Integration Software
- User Interface Design
- Network and Information Security
- Mobile Development
- Data Presentation
- SOE/SEM Marketing
- Storage system and Management
In a post on LinkedIn, Catherine Fisher elucidates that these "Top skills" list for 2017 reveals hot trends about the evolving job market around the globe, including:
Demand for marketers is slowing: While marketing skills like marketing campaign management, SEO/SEM, and channel marketing were in high demand in 2015, things have changed. This year, SEO/SEM dropped five spots from #4 to #9 and marketing campaign management dropped completely off the list. Demand for marketing skills is slowing because the supply of people with marketing skills has caught up with employers’ demand for people with marketing skills.
Data and cloud reign supreme: I smell a dynasty in the making! Cloud and distributed computing has remained in the #1 spot for the past two years and is the Top Skill on almost every list — including France, Germany, India, Ireland, Singapore, the U.S., and Spain. Following closely on its heels is statistical analysis and data mining, which came in #2 last year, and #1 in 2014. 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.
Show me, don’t tell me: For the first time ever, data presentation, which is visualizing data, makes the list with the #8 spot. With statistical analysis and data mining holding strong again this year at #2, employers need employees who can organize data so it’s easy for people to understand.
User interface design is the new black: User interface design (#5), which is designing the part of products that people interact with, is increasingly in-demand among employers. It ranked #14 in 2014, #10 last year, and #5 this year (second largest jump on this year’s Global Top Skills of 2016 list). Data has become central to many products, which has created a need for people with user interface design skills who can make those products easy for customers to use.
So, Why wait? It's the perfect time to master these skills and market yourself distinctively!