It’s common knowledge that the 21st Century is being dominated by the digital era, so it’s no surprise to reveal that employers are constantly in need of candidates with digital skills. From UX to SEO there’s room for everyone to develop their ‘specialist skills’ and to stand out from the crowd when you’re next applying for a job. Lucky for us LinkedIn have helped us out and released their list of ‘The Hottest Skills That Got People Hired In 2015.’
Yay for us… 20 out of the top 25 are all digital based skills! Some of the skills listed could be considered to be in the niche markets, but hey this gives you an idea on what employers are looking for. So whether you want to enhance your digital skills or you’re looking for ways to get into digital, these are all great skills that could bag you you’re next job.
Cloud and Distributed Computing
Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
- Marketing Campaign Management
- SEO/SEM Marketing
- Middleware and Integration Software
- Mobile Development
- Storage Systems Management
- Web Architecture and Development Frameworks
- User Interface Design
- Data Engineering and Data Warehousing
- Algorithm Design
- Shall Scripting Languages
- Mac, Linux and Unix Systems
- Business Intelligence
- Java Development
- Database Management and Software
- Software Modelling and Process Design
- Software QA and User Testing
What to look out for in 2016
With a little help from our friends over at LinkedIn, it’s not gone unnoticed what roles are becoming more popular for 2016 and which ones aren’t. Coming in at number 2, data is here to stay on this years ‘hottest skills categories.’ Ranking in the top 4 of all the countries LinkedIn studied, you can easily see the constant demand for data skills. Whether you’re an analyst or a data scientist you won’t need to worry about the lack of roles in this sector.
Taking the top spot of the poll, Cloud has quickly become the number one skillset to watch the last few years. With a surge of employers requiring skills like Hive, Hadoop and HBase, Cloud and Distributed Computing failed to even make LinkedIn’s 2015 list. This goes to show that a skill that was once stuck in the niche market has slowly but shortly become part of the more popular demand for digital skills.
Lastly, the digital jobs that failed to make 2016’s top 25… Despite reaching number 16 in 2015, digital and online marketing dropped to 32nd this year and computer graphics and animation slumped from 17th to 37th! This could be for a number of reasons, but as there has been a noticeable decline in the activity of recruiters and hiring managers it’s not that employers don’t want digital and online marketers, it’s just that this year there are more important skills.
For all of our digital roles you can check out our current vacancies here…