And the most sought-after skills by employers in 2016 are …
By Digital News Asia October 25, 2016
- ‘Cloud and Distributed Computing’ is the number one most sought-after skill by employers
- Technical skills continue to be the centre of focus this year
LINKEDIN hosted its annual LinkedIn Week of Learning from Oct 24 – 30.
For the second year in a row ‘Cloud and Distributed Computing’ is the number one most-sought after skill by employers both globally and in Singapore, according to LinkedIn’s Top Skills 2016 ranking.
The list, collated based on LinkedIn data, reflects current trends in the Singapore job market. The most popular skills in demand by recruiters here are listed below:
Technical skills continue to be the centre of focus in this year’s ranking, with ‘Algorithm Design’ and ‘Network and Information Security’ both growing in popularity.
‘Storage Systems and Management’ also made its debut on the list this year.
“We’ve seen how companies go through growth cycles and manage disruption in the marketplace. One of the key success factors is their ability to adapt and stay relevant. We hope this year’s most sought after skills on LinkedIn can shed light on how companies can train and re-skill their talent for the future, amidst increased technological disruption,” said LinkedIn Asia Pacific & Japan managing director and vice-president Olivier Legrand.
“While tech, marketing and business skills are key today, it is important that professionals have a mindset of continuous learning to increase their future employability.”
Preference for these capabilities was even more pronounced globally, with technical skills occupying nine out of the top ten spots.
In particular, ‘User Interface Design’ and ‘Web Architecture and Development Framework’ moved up five and six positions respectively in the global list.
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