Toronto Executive Search & Technology Recruiter Randy Quarin
By Randy Quarin, Co-Founder & Emerging Technology Recruiter

The fall is a popular time of the year for people to start thinking about making a move. With the new year in the not too distant future, it’s a common time for people to think about the year that was and the year ahead. For many professionals, this means making a career move.

Good news! LinkedIn recently unveiled the top skills that they believe can get you hired in 2017. Based on their data, they have put together a list of the top 10 skills that are in demand globally and top skills by country.

Top 10 In Demand Skills (Globally)

Top skills

Here are the top skills that are in demand by employers globally:

  1. Cloud and Distributed Computing
  2. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
  3. Web Architecture and Development Framework
  4. Middleware and Integration Software
  5. User Interface Design
  6. Network and Information Security
  7. Mobile Development
  8. Data Presentation
  9. SEO/SEM Marketing
  10. Storage Systems and Management


Top 10 In Demand Skills (Canada)

Many of the globally in demand skills are also in demand in the Canadian market:

  1. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
  2. Middleware and Integration Software
  3. Mobile Development
  4. Software Revision Control Systems
  5. Storage Systems and Management
  6. Data Engineering and Data Warehousing
  7. User Interface Design
  8. Network and Information Security
  9. Web Architecture and Development Framework
  10. Java Development


Trends About the Global Job Market


The study also identified a number of trends that job seekers need to be conscious of as we head into 2017:

  • The demand for marketers is starting to slow down
  • Data management and cloud computing are in highest demand
  • Data organization and presentation skills are increasing in demand
  • User interface design skills are increasingly in demand


What Does This Mean for You?

How this information impacts you and your career goals is dependent on your current situation. But, if you are looking to expand your skill set, the above areas are where you should focus to make yourself a more attractive candidate to employers.

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Randy Quarin Executive Search

Randy Quarin

Randy co-founded IQ PARTNERS in 2001 and currently operates as a Senior Partner, focusing on business development within executive search, media, and sales recruitment. His accomplishments include building over a dozen digital media sales teams for digital start-ups, publishers, and mobile app developers. He has also helped launch an international smartphone manufacturer from the ground up, building its entire hardware, software, and sales teams.

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