Between January and December this year, LinkedIn looked at all of the hiring and recruiting activity that happened on LinkedIn in the past year around the world, including in Australia, and identified the skill categories that belonged to members who were more likely to start new jobs and receive interest from recruiters.
According to the survey, at the head of the top 25 ‘hottest skills’ that got people hired in Australia during this year was Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, with Middleware and Integration Software sitting at number two and SAP ERP Systems third on the list.
LinkedIn says STEM and data - science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills dominated the Australian top 25, particularly those relating to data storage, retrieval, and analysis as organisations across a broad range of industries seek to harness the benefits of big data.
Interestingly, LinkedIn says there are also signs of increasing economic confidence in Australia as organisations boost their talent acquisition resources, with “Recruiting” coming in at number 10 on the list of ‘hot’ skills in demand.
And, according to LinkedIn, the listing of ‘Foreign Language Translation” at number 23 demonstrates the increasingly global nature of business.
Here’s the full list of LinkedIn’s 25 hottest skills that got people hired in 2014 in Australia:
1. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
2. Middleware and Integration Software
3. SAP ERP Systems
4. Storage Systems and Management
5. SEO/SEM Marketing
6. Business Intelligence
7. Mobile Development
9. Network and Information Security
11. Java Development
12. Non-Profit, Fundraising, and Grant Making
13. Computer Graphics and Animation
14. Web Architecture and Development Framework
15. Data Engineering and Data Warehousing
16. HR Benefits and Compensation
18. User Interface Design
19. Marketing Campaign Management
20. Software QA and User Testing
22. Mac, Linux and Unix Systems
23. Foreign Language Translation
24. Database Management and Software
25. Social Media Marketing