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The Top 10 Skills and Certifications Employers Want


Analytics for the Talent Marketplace

These top 10 skills lists employers want always change but it is important to analyze the data periodically to see what it reveals.  Data mining information from web is growing in sophistication and importance as the internet increasingly consumes more of our time and as more people become prosumers of data and not just consumers.  Wanted Analytics provides real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace and after analyzing the job requirements from over 650 million online job advertisements, they have determine the tools, technological skills, and certifications most frequently advertised for any position in any U.S. location.  Here’s what the data revealed.

Top 10 Skills Employers Currently Want According to Wanted Analytics

  1. Microsoft Office
  2. Microsoft PowerPoint
  3. SQL (Structured Query Language)
  4. Microsoft Word
  5. Oracle Java
  6. Linux
  7. UNIX
  8. CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
  9. Microsoft Excel
  10. Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)

The Top 10 Certifications Employers currently Want According to Wanted Analytics

  1. Certified Registered Nurse (RN, RNC)
  2. Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  3. Basic Life Support (BLS)
  4. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  5. Continuing Education (CE)
  6. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  7. Long Term Care (LTC)
  8. Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  9. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  10. Board Certified (BC)

The Top 10 Skills Advertised According to Indeed

  1. HTML5
  2. MongoDB
  3. iOS
  4. Android
  5. Mobile app
  6. Puppet
  7. Hadoop
  8. jQuery
  9. PaaS
  10. Social Media

The list will obviously depend on what data you are mining, where the data is that you are mining, how much of it you mine, and the quality and accuracy of your methods.  Indeed’s list is mainly technology focused in terms of the advertisements from which it is aggregating data with a heavy emphasis on programming.  This makes sense since there is a huge boom in programming positions and it is also no surprise to see social media in the list which continues to grow in importance.  It is no secrete the top certifications employers want currently revolve around health care.  Are you surprised to see that some skills or certifications didn’t make it?  Which ones do you think would have made your list?

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