Rise and Fall of Skills

My role: Designer

Space: Toronto

Time: May, 2017

LinkedIn compiled reports of Top Skills every year that are in demand and are highly appealing to recruiters and employers. I worked on a visualization with this data from Makeover Mondays. The LinkedIn data was organized into three years: 2014, 2015, and 2016. For each year, LinkedIn ranked the top ten skills with data from 14 countries: Brazil, Australia, South Africa, Canada, United States, China, India, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, France, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, and Netherlands.

Globally in 2016, the list of the skills are:

1) Cloud and Distributed Computing
2) Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
3) Web Architecture and Development Framework
4) Middleware and Integration Software
5) User Interface Design
6) Network and Information Security
7) Mobile Development
8) Data Presentation
9) SEO/SEM Marketing
10) Storage Systems and Management

In both 2015 and 2016, Cloud and Distributed Computing (CDC) ranked the first spot globally. In 2016, Storage Systems and Management (SSM) ranked in the 10th spot, a big drop from the third place in 2014. User Interface Designranked 5th, a jump from the 10th spot in 2015. Data Presentation ranked 8th in 2016, and did not make it to the top 10 in previous years.