LinkedIn's Hottest Job Skills 2016 - What Recruiters Want

LinkedIn’s 25 hottest job skills for 2016 will depress anyone outside of the IT industry.



If you’re on the hunt for a new job, find out what skills and keywords your resume needs.


It’s January, so there’s a good chance you’re on the hunt for a new job.

According to sites like and LinkedIn, this is the most popular time of year for job seekers to kick off their search.

To find out what it takes to successfully land a job, LinkedIn analysed all of the hiring and recruiting activity that occurred on its site in 2015, and uncovered the 25 hottest skills in 14 different countries.

“If your skills fit one or more of these skills categories (a grouping of related skills), there’s a chance you either started a new job or attracted the interest of recruiters last year,” explains LinkedIn researcher Sohan Murthy in a recent LinkedIn post.

“We noticed that companies were still recruiting and hiring for these skills well into the final months of 2015, so we expect these skills will remain in-demand in the early part of 2016. This means if you have one or more of these skills, you’re likely to continue getting interest from recruiters in the new year.”

To see the skills most in demand by recruiters in Australia, see the image below. Get your resume updated now, job seekers, and show your expertise in the areas below to make sure your chances for being noticed by recruiters is increased.


LinkedIn’s Hottest Job Skills 2016


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Not everyone of us will be a developer or have anywhere enough of these skills, but if you’d like some help getting your resume and LinkedIn profile in order, contact us at or click here for more details about how we can help. If you need to upskill, you might want to consider re-training in some of those in-demand skills so you can ramp your resume.

This article appeared on Linkedin and Business Insider.

(updated 2019)

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