LinkedIn lists 10 In demand Skills of 2017 to Attain a Technical Job

The popular site LinkedIn has claimed on the basis of its survey that the highest number of people look for jobs in the month of October. In accordance to this, there is a considerable increase in the number of job applications on the social networking site. Although this is true, there is no definite reason behind the increase in job applications. In order to help out people who are looking for recruitment, LinkedIn has listed 10 in demand skills. These skills are beneficial to make the candidate a worthy one when he applies for a certain job opportunity.

There are certain skills every employer has in mind which he expects to be present in a candidate eligible for a certain job. Market experts believe that the preference of these skills changes year after year. Taking this into consideration, LinkedIn has come up with some in demand skills which will be needed even in the years to come. It is also a good time to inculcate these skills as they will be helpful in the recruitment process.

Even though there is a large number of job applications, attaining a job in this time of the year is a tough process. The reason behind this is that people are looking for jobs at a time when the companies are not looking for candidates. Studies show that usually companies don’t look for new employees until the end of the month of January. Therefore there is an increase in the demand for jobs but the supply is not sufficient. During such a situation, it is important for a candidate to be the best in his field.

In demand skills of 2017 according to LinkedIn

  1. Cloud and Distributed Computing:

This is the most in demand skill in the global job market these days. One must know how to develop as well as sustain the networks of the company.

  1. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining:

Under this, the employers are searching for a candidate who is good at collecting data as well as working on it in an organized and responsible manner.

  1. Web Architecture and Development Framework:

This includes the skill of developing websites which appeal to the target audience. Not only this, but they should also be useful and fairly simple to operate.

  1. Middleware and Integration Software:

Middleware is the process which empowers communication between various software programs. This is necessary for the smooth functioning of the database.

  1. User Interface Design:

Presently, it is essential to create software which is easy for the people to use. The software must co-operate with the user without causing complications.

  1. Network and Information Security:

Due to the increasing importance of the internet, it is important to make sure that the security system of every database is up to the mark.

  1. Mobile Development:

Companies are focusing on being easily accessible to the clients on their mobile phones. For this, the company needs experts for tasks like smartphone app management.

  1. Data Presentation:

There is never a shortage in the demand for employees who are efficient at handling data as well as making it easy to comprehend.

  1. SEO/SEM Marketing:

Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing are necessary skills which help in improving the company’s ranking on the global internet portal.

  1. Storage Systems and Management:

An employee should know how to look after the data of the company, improve the computer data storage, and take care of its access.


LinkedIn has listed out 10 in-demand skills for better recruitment.

Trends of the global job market

Catherine Fisher, the LinkedIn career expert stated in a press release that this list of in-demand skills also reveals the current trends in the global job market. She says that the demand for marketers has dropped to a considerable extent as the supply of people with marketing skills in more than the demand.

The skill of cloud and distributed computing has been reigning over all the other skills. It’s topped the list of in-demand skills for the past two years. Employers need people with this skill in order to survive in the competitive market.

The part in which the products or the services offered by the company are designed that is in a direct interaction with the consumer is known as User Interface Design. Employers are looking for this in-demand skill in their employees because this interface makes online interaction easier as well as more attractive for the consumers.


Diana Coker
Diana Coker is a staff writer at The HR Digest, based in New York. She also reports for brands like Technowize. Diana covers HR news, corporate culture, employee benefits, compensation, and leadership. She loves writing HR success stories of individuals who inspire the world. She’s keen on political science and entertains her readers by covering usual workplace tactics.

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