Over 80% Of 2013’s Hottest Skills Are Digital
6 January 2014, Jonathan Saipe
At the end of 2013, LinkedIn analysed the skills and employment history of more than 239 million members’ profiles asking the question, who is getting hired and what are they doing?
Of particular interest is the fact that 21 out of 25 (84%) of the hottest skills are digital or technically focussed.
Interestingly, social media marketing skills ranked top of the list which ties in directly with the findings of our iSkills Digital Skills survey to be released in February this year.
When it comes to digital skills, technology, coding and data orientated skills were seen to be very highly valued. As LinkedIn rightly said:
It’s almost 2014. This shouldn’t come as a big surprise, but if it isn’t already painfully clear why Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education is a top priority for many of the world’s governments, now you know.
We live in a data-driven world. Cloud and distributed computing (#3), data mining (#5), and data engineering (#12) being highly ranked on our list paints a picture of a world overwhelmed with information, with businesses scrambling to store, retrieve, and make sense of it all.
The results of the survey can be viewed below.