Article: 25 hottest skills that got people hired


25 hottest skills that got people hired

Recruiting, marketing and STEM specialties are the most sought after skills in the hiring market

Algorithm design, statistical analysis, data mining, business intelligence are some of the skills that are seeing an increasing demand worldwide, especially the US, India and Brazil.

Professional networking website LinkedIn analyzed the skills and experience data in over 330 million member profiles and concluded that tech skills dominated the ‘hottest skills’ list. “Across the globe, statistics and data analysis skills were highly valued. In the US, India, and Brazil, cloud and distributed computing skills were in particularly high demand,” Sohan Murthy, research consultant at LinkedIn, wrote in a blog post. A few trends that emerged from the data are: Recruiting is among the top 20 skills across the world underscoring the importance of talent acquisition in 2015. Secondly, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) specialties dominate hiring and thirdly, marketing is back in the vogue through multiple disciplines. 

The 25 Hottest Professional Skills Of 2014 Globally

  1. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
  2. Middleware and Integration Software
  3. Storage Systems and Management
  4. Network and Information Security
  5. SEO/SEM Marketing
  6. Business Intelligence
  7. Mobile Development
  8. Web Architecture and Development Framework
  9. Algorithm Design
  10. Perl/Python/Ruby
  11. Data Engineering and Data Warehousing
  12. Marketing Campaign Management
  13. Mac, Linux and Unix Systems
  14. User Interface Design
  15. Recruiting
  16. Digital and Online Marketing
  17. Computer Graphics and Animation
  18. Economics
  19. Java Development
  20. Channel Marketing
  21. SAP ERP Systems
  22. Integrated Circuit (IC) Design
  23. Shell Scripting Languages
  24. Game Development
  25. Virtualization


According to the LinkedIn report, here is a snapshot of the top skills in India

  1. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
  2. Storage systems and management
  3. Cloud and distributed computing
  4. PR and Communications
  5. Network and Information security
  6. Social Media marketing
  7. Algorithm design
  8. Perl/Python/Ruby
  9. Web architecture and development framework
  10. Mc, Unix and Linux systems
  11. User Interface Design
  12. Data presentation
  13. Economics
  14. Mobile development
  15. Virtualization
  16. Public policy and international relations
  17. Digital and online marketing
  18. Business intelligence
  19. Data engineering and data warehousing
  20. Game development
  21. Middleware and integration software
  22. Market research and insights
  23. Shell scripting languages
  24. SEO/SEM marketing
  25. Electronic and electrical engineering


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Topics: Skilling, #HRMetrics

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