Hottest skills that can get you hired in 2016

The following article is based on my own interpretation of the said events. Any material borrowed from published and unpublished sources has been appropriately referenced. I will bear the sole responsibility for anything that is found to have been copied or misappropriated or misrepresented in the following post.

Mudit Singhal, MBA 2015-17, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur


The social networking website LinkedIn recently published top 25 skills which the recruiters would be looking for in 2016. To reach this list of 25 skills, LinkedIn have been observing, and analysing the different strategies used by firms to hire in 2015 on their website. For India, the top 3 skills are as follows

  1. Cloud and Distributed Computing
  2. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
  3. Storage Systems and Management

As per the article published in ET, Indian professionals are likely to benefit if their LinkedIn profiles lists one or more skills which tops the chart for 2015.

The article also brings out differences in rankings of 2014 and 2015, as “Electronic and Electrical Engineering” moved up to 11th place as compared to 25th last year, where as “Public Policy and International Relations” moved up 4 notches to the 12th rank. Skills like “Social Media Marketing” and “PR and Communications” although saw a dip but still grabbed a spot in top 25 skills. The last year top skill “Statistical Analysis and Data Mining” was dethroned by  “Cloud and Distributed Computing” as it became the most demanded skill by the employers.



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