BBVA API Market
If you’re a developer, you’re bound to be interested in the list of Global Top Skills 2016 from LinkedIn, as it reveals several trends in the global employment market that particularly affect developers, who are without a doubt the platform’s star professionals.
According to the list, companies are above all demanding specialists with experience in data and cloud computing, the two most sought-after skills on the list. Cloud computing and distributed computing are still in first place, as for the last two years, and are also now the top skills on the lists of countries like France, Germany, India, Ireland, Singapore, United States and Spain.
They are closely followed by experience in analysis and data mining, which were in second place last year and at number one in 2014. Today these specialized profiles continued to be very much in demand, as they are at the cutting edge of technology. Companies still need profiles with knowledge of cloud and distributed computing, statistical analysis and data mining skills in order to remain competitive.
For the first time, the presentation of data, or what is more commonly known as data visualization, makes an appearance on the list at number 8. With such strong demand for statistical analysis and data mining, it is only natural that companies need employees that can then organize them.
There is also a growing need for experience in designing the user interface. This already featured as the 14th most sought-after skill in 2014 and has gone from 10th place last year to number five in 2016 (in the second biggest leap in the Global Top Skills list this year). Among the other most sought-after skills appearing at the top of the list are network and information security, middleware and integration software, and mobile developers.
But without a doubt the key elements in the table are the data themselves. They have become the cornerstone of a wide range of products, and have given rise to different needs, especially thanks to their ability to improve customers’ lives.
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