Career Management

LinkedIn skills. LinkedIn endorsements. Do they actually matter or are they just there to look pretty on your profile?

One way they can come in handy is by looking at the data around what skills are most in demand around the globe with employers.

LinkedIn identified the 25 hottest skills that got people hired, globally and in 10 countries, by analysing all of the hiring and recruiting activity that occurred on LinkedIn in 2015. You’ll notice that tech and IT skills are very much in demand across the world.

The skills globally:

  1. Cloud and distributed computing
  2. Statistical analysis and data mining
  3. Marketing campaign management

Top skills in Australia:

  1. Statistical analysis and data mining
  2. Middleware and integration software
  3. SEO/SEM marketing

Top skills in Canada:

  1. Statistical analysis and data mining
  2. Middleware and integration software
  3. Storage systems and management

Top skills in France:

  1. Cloud and distributed computing
  2. Statistical analysis and data mining
  3. SEO/SEM marketing

Top skills in Germany:

  1. Cloud and distributed computing
  2. Electronic and electrical engineering
  3. SEO/SEM marketing

Top skills in India:

  1. Cloud and distributed computing
  2. Statistical analysis and data mining
  3. Storage systems and management

Top skills in the United Kingdom:

  1. Statistical analysis and data mining
  2. Middleware and integration software
  3. Web architecture and development frameworks

Top skills in the United States:

  1. Cloud and distributed computing
  2. Statistical analysis and data mining
  3. Mobile development

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About Jörgen Sundberg

Founder of Undercover Recruiter & CEO at Link Humans, a social and digital marketing agency.

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