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Do You Have Any of the Most In-Demand Skills?

by Ayaz Nanji

IT skills dominate LinkedIn’s global list of the 25 hottest skills from the past. From cloud computing to mobile development to database management to virtualization, technology skills are at the forefront of employers’ minds. See if any of your talents made the list!

Ayaz Nanji writes, “LinkedIn members who listed cloud- and distributed-computing skills on their profiles were the most sought-after users by employers last year, according to a recent report from the social network.

The report was based on global internal LinkedIn data collected between January 1, 2015, and December 1, 2015. The researchers grouped related skills into categories (for example, ‘Android’ and ‘iOS’ were put under ‘Mobile Development’) then identified which categories belonged to members who were more likely to start new jobs and receive interest from recruiters. Skill categories that did not meet a specific threshold for membership were excluded from the final list.”

View an infographic of LinkedIn’s top 25 in-demand skills.