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What LinkedIn Skills Get You Hired?

Thanks to LinkedIn, here are the the hottest skills which got people hired in the UK this year. The data reinforces that for the majority of vacancies, an understanding of tech is essential, along with data skills! The statistics are based on recruiting and hiring activity on LinkedIn, analysing the skills and experience of its 400 million members.

LinkedIn’s key findings on the UK included:

  • STEM and data – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills dominate the UK top 25, particularly those relating to data storage, retrieval, and analysis as organisations across a broad range of industries seek to harness the benefits of big data
  • Speak the language – “Foreign language translation” came in at number nine, demonstrating the increasingly global nature of business
  • Rising confidence? – There are also signs of increasing economic confidence as organisations boost their talent acquisition resources, with “Recruiting” coming in at number 17

Here are 25 hottest skills that got UK people hired in 2014:

  1.    Statistical analysis and data mining
  2.    Middleware and integration software
  3.    Business intelligence
  4.    Storage systems and management
  5.    Perl/ Ruby/ Python
  6.    Mobile development
  7.    Network and information security
  8.    SEO/ SEM marketing
  9.    Foreign language translation
  10. Java development
  11. Data presentation
  12. Web architecture and development framework
  13. Public policy and international relations
  14. C/ C++
  15. Algorithmic design
  16. Integrated circuit design
  17. Recruiting
  18. Corporate law and governance
  19. SAP ERP systems
  20. Economics
  21. Data engineering and data warehousing
  22. Data management and software
  23. Mining and commodities
  24. Marketing campaign management
  25. User interface design

How was this data compiled? It’s influenced by a number of factors, especially how members choose to use the site, which can vary based on professional, social, and regional culture, as well as overall site availability and accessibility. These variances were not accounted for in the analysis. “We looked at all of the hiring and recruiting activity that happened on LinkedIn in the past year, and identified the skill categories that belonged to members who were more likely to start new jobs and receive interest from recruiters.”

Here are the top 25 LinkedIn skills for other countries around the world:

What are your thoughts on the hottest skills shown above? If you’re planning on learning some of the skills listed, you may want to also contact Bryan Mills using the following information for the ultimate LinkedIn profile:

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