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Canada’s 25 Hottest Skills of 2014

As one of the world’s most popular job searching and recruiting sites, LinkedIn has an exceptional ability to identify and report on trends about these topics, as well as the hottest skills.  At the end of 2014, they did just that.  They analyzed the skills and LinkedInexperience in over 330 million member profiles to identify which ones were most likely to land a new job or, at the very least, gain the interest of recruiters.

The study revealed the 25 hottest skills in 10 different countries and tech skills ruled the charts globally, consistent with the infographic we posted yesterday.  Below are the top skills in Canada last year:

  1. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
  2. Storage Systems and Management
  3. Middleware and Integration Software
  4. Network and Information Security
  5. C/C++
  6. Mac, Linux and Unix Systems
  7. Computer Graphics and Animation
  8. Business Intelligence
  9. SAP ERP Systems
  10. Perl/Python/Ruby
  11. Digital and Online Marketing
  12. Java Development
  13. Mobile Development
  14. Data Presentation
  15. Web Architecture and Development Framework
  16. Economics
  17. Data Engineering and Data Warehousing
  18. Algorithm Design
  19. Integrated Circuit (IC) Design
  20. User Interface Design
  21. Recruiting
  22. Foreign Language Translation
  23. Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  24. Materials Engineering
  25. Social Media Marketing

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