LinkedIn Names Top 25 Skills of the Year

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Just as it did last year, LinkedIn revealed the top 25 skills that can get you hired this year.

"With 2015 in the rearview mirror, LinkedIn analyzed hiring and recruiting activity and uncovered the 25 hottest global skills in the past year," a LinkedIn spokesperson tells us. "As these skills were continually sought by companies well into the final months of 2015, we expect them to continue driving demand in the early part of 2016."

According to the company, January is when the largest percentage of LinkedIn members are looking for a new job.

"If your skills fit one or more of these skills categories (a grouping of related skills), there’s a chance you either started a new job or attracted the interest of recruiters last year," says LinkedIn's Sohan Murthy. "We noticed that companies were still recruiting and hiring for these skills well into the final months of 2015, so we expect these skills will remain in-demand in the early part of 2016. This means if you have one or more of these skills, you’re likely to continue getting interest from recruiters in the new year."

The biggest trends LinkedIn points to are a rapid increase in members listing cloud skills like Hadoop, HBase, and Hive, as we well as continued prevalence of data mining/analysis skills and the cooling off of game development, online marketing, SAP ERP systems, computer graphics/animation, integrated circuit design, and recruiting. The company notes that employers are still looking for all of these skills - just not quite as much as last year.

Here's a look at last year's results.

Images via Wikimedia Commons, LinkedIn

Chris Crum
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