Skill enhancement is a necessary task for all the professionals to remain updated and marketable. If you're looking for a new job or growth in your profile, then it is the best time to get your skills polished as quickly as possible.
LinkedIn career expert Catherine Fisher stated in a press release, "While some skills expire every couple of years, our data strongly suggests that tech skills will still be needed for years to come, in every industry. Now is a great time for professionals to acquire the skills they need to be more marketable."
LinkedIn analyzes billions of data points, hiring and recruiting activity happening on its site to determine the skills needed in the coming time. Let's check out the 10 most in-demand skills in 2017 estimated by LinkedIn.
Source: World Economic Forum
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The present storage market is a competitive landscape in which every niche is explored. There is a growing need in the improvement of computer data storage and access. Thus, storage market can hardly see a downfall in the future as there is an ever-increased need of people equipped with skills of data storage and access.
Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing are the keys to improve rankings on the search engine. It is predicted that SEO industry will continue to grow in the future. According to statistics of Digital market, SEO industry's worth is $65 billion. There are hundreds of SEO jobs listed on LinkedIn for profiles of SEO analyst, social media manager, Digital marketing executive, content marketing manager etc.
Data presentation is one of the most in-demand skills in every sector of the industry. Employers are always in need of people who can organize data into the simple and understandable format. A data presenter must be skilled enough to present data in any of the formats such as reports, executive dashboards, conference presentations etc.
Mobile application development refers to the process by which application software is developed for mobile devices. Skills such as app development fit into the 'Mobile Development' category. According to Google's Eric Schmidt, Mobile Application Development is the future of Software Development. Smartphone users demand for new apps every day and thus there is a great scope of mobile development.
Network and Information security is needed to prevent unauthorized access, misuse, modification, or denial of a computer network and network-accessible resources. As the internet of things is developing, security is becoming more important. The field of information security is going to be one of the highest paid jobs in 2017.
The job of web designers and developers is to create user-friendly software for the people. As there is a rapid change in the use of devices and interfaces, it seems that web designing would be one of the most in-demand skills in 2017. The coming year will be witnessing major changes in communication technology and there is a great scope for web designers and developers.
Middleware enables communication between software programs. There would be innovation and advances in the design, construction and use of middleware systems. As every large enterprise possesses a variety of different ERP systems, there would be always requirement of experts for management of middleware and integration software.
Building aesthetically pleasing and functional websites is the need of the hour. Web architecture and development seems to be a promising career with endless opportunities in future. It can be said that there would be several job openings for web architects in 2017. As the internet will continue ruling the world forever, the jobs for web architects might never be in scarce.
Employers are in need of people who can find and make sense of data. Statisticians and data miners are in huge demand in the job market these days. There would be several job opportunities in various sectors for statisticians and date miners including agriculture, computer science, health care, automobile, pharmaceutical, software companies and survey firms.
Cloud and distributed computing would be one of the most in-demand skills in 2017. Cloud computing helps several enterprises to save money and provide a great user experience too. Cloud computing has become a business standard now. Persons looking for the job in cloud computing must possess technical skills, business and financial skills, project management skills, data integration and analysis skills.
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