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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 experience 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