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LinkedIn’s 25 most in-demand skills of 2014

The most in demand skills in 2014 offer an indication of what’s to come in 2015. The most glaring fact? The domination of technology.

  1. 5 out of top 5 were in technology
  2. 9 out of top 10 were in technology
  3. 15 out of top 20 were in technology

The list does corroborate with what we have seen in the market, where there is ever-growing demand by our clients for technology skills that help bolster their digital presence, operations and commerce. This is proven by the insatiable demand for information & data management / business intelligence talent, digital development and UX /CX talent, and marketing-technology talent (SEO, SEM, campaign management, social media). Not to mention project / program management and change management personnel who can execute the wave of digital transformations that are increasingly implemented by the biggest technology houses in Australia (e.g. telcos).

Besides the Internet of Things and Big Data trends, the most significant pending transition is the bridging of marketing and technology. Where a combination of skills requiring creativity, customer empathy and technology all matter.

Here’s the full list of LinkedIn’s 25 most in demand skills of 2014:

  1. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
  2. Middleware and Integration Software
  3. SAP ERP Systems
  4. Storage Systems and Management
  5. SEO/SEM Marketing
  6. Business Intelligence
  7. Mobile Development
  8. Perl/Python/Ruby
  9. Network and Information Security
  10. Recruiting
  11. Java Development
  12. Non-Profit, Fundraising, and Grant Making
  13. Computer Graphics and Animation
  14. Web Architecture and Development Framework
  15. Data Engineering and Data Warehousing
  16. HR Benefits and Compensation
  17. C/C++
  18. User Interface Design
  19. Marketing Campaign Management
  20. Software QA and User Testing
  21. Economics
  22. Mac, Linux and Unix Systems
  23. Foreign Language Translation
  24. Database Management and Software
  25. Social Media Marketing

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