What skills got people hired in 2014? LinkedIn has dug through its data for this year and found what gets employers salivating.
Soft skills, these are not. The overarching theme is data – the top skill is statistical analysis and data mining. It crops up again at number 11, with data presentation, and then at positions 21 and 22, with data engineering and data management. It's not until quite far down the list that more traditional skills – including recruiting, economics and mining – come into play.
In fact, science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills dominate the top 25, taking up nine of the top 10 positions. The only one outside those subjects – foreign language translation – suggests business is continuing to become increasingly global. Anyone know how to say "can you write me a recommendation" in Mandarin?
|1.||Statistical analysis and data mining|
|2.||Middleware and integration software|
|4.||Storage systems and management|
|5.||Perl/ Ruby/ Python|
|7.||Network and information security|
|8.||SEO/ SEM marketing|
|9.||Foreign language translation|
|12.||Web architecture and development framework|
|13.||Public policy and international relations|
|16.||Integrated circuit design|
|18.||Corporate law and governance|
|19.||SAP ERP systems|
|21.||Data engineering and data warehousing|
|22.||Data management and software|
|23.||Mining and commodities|
|24.||Marketing campaign management|
|25.||User interface design|