UK’s most in demand skills revealed

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Umbrella company contractors might be interested to learn that the UK’s most in demand skills have been revealed by the world’s largest professional network, LinkedIn.


The ‘Top Skills of 2016’ report shows that the most in demand skills are as follows:


1.     Statistical Analysis and Data Mining

2.     Middleware and Integration Software

3.     HR Benefits and Compensation

4.     Wed Architecture and Development Framework

5.     Mobile Development

6.     Perl / Python / Ruby

7.     SEO / SEM Marketing

8.     Network and Information Security

9.     Data Presentation

10. Data Engineering and Data Warehousing


LinkedIn’s Darain Faraz, commented on these latest findings, “Whilst some skill sets inevitably come and go according to industry shifts, our data strongly suggests that demand for tech skills shows no signs of disappearing anytime soon.”


He added, “We have also seen “HR Benefits and Compensation” leap 18 places to feature in the UK’s Top Skills list this year. Our recent Work Satisfaction Survey found that only 40 per cent of UK professionals feels fulfilled at work, so it’s reassuring to see that businesses are focussing on recruiting a winning HR team to ensure staff satisfaction is the priority.”

Daniele Cantello is an Contract Manager for Contractor Umbrella Ltd, one of the UK’s Most Respected Umbrella Companies. Learn more about Daniele on Google.

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