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It’s that time of year when social media platforms spill their secrets, recapping the year that was.
This in many ways is thanks to the explosive impact Big Data has had on 2014, giving companies a better understanding of their world and target market at large.
So far, we’ve heard from Google with the top search terms for the year, Facebook with the most searched-for and talked-about events of 2014 too. Now LinkedIn, everyone’s favourite social-cum-professional platform, has outed the 25 most common skills recruiters have searched for and candidates have boasted.
It’s hilariously telling too, considering that at number one we have “Statistical Analysis and Data Mining”. It seems that 2014 was the year of the technology professional.
The company surveyed over 330-million profiles to formulate this data, which makes for rather troubling reading if you happened to study an Arts major.
- Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
- Middleware and Integration Software
- Storage Systems and Management
- Network and Information Security
- SEO/SEM Marketing
- Business Intelligence
- Mobile Development
- Web Architecture and Development Framework
- Algorithm Design
- Data Engineering and Data Warehousing
- Marketing Campaign Management
- Mac, Linux and Unix Systems
- User Interface Design
- Digital and Online Marketing
- Computer Graphics and Animation
- Java Development
- Channel Marketing
- SAP ERP Systems
- Integrated Circuit (IC) Design
- Shell Scripting Languages
- Game Development
The company also noted that some interesting trends emerged, including the need to hire more women in the workplace, marketing has seen something of a renaissance and “recruiting” seems to be another skill-within-a-skill that’s in high demand.
Of course, you can read LinkedIn’s full report here, or gander through the country-by-country breakdown below.
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