If you’re in the market for a new job, you might want to consider the tech sector. According to LinkedIn, the most desirable skills in 2013 were dominated by tech.
LinkedIn took a look at the skills and employment history of over 259 million members to determine what the most popular skills were this year. Based off new jobs added by people with select skills and recruiter search activity, the company found that social media marketing led the way followed by mobile development, cloud and distributed computing, Ruby, Python and Perl coding languages, and statistical analysis.
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This year put an increased emphasis on technical education that translated into the job market.
Free open online courses, often called MOOCs, became extremely popular in 2013, and a significant number of those programs focus on technical skills including programming and Web development. Students were able to become self-taught experts in some of the most marketable skills, and, especially in technical fields, job opportunities stemmed from completion of online courses.
A push to learn coding also put more attention on the importance of technical skills in the job market. <a class="colorbox" href="http://code.org/" — For more information read the original article here.