It’s hard to pinpoint which skills are the most important to possess when  job hunting but there are certain skills trending. If you’re a job seeker with the trending job skills it’s wise to highlight in your resume and LinkedIn profile.

trending job skills

Analyzing 2015’s hiring and recruiting activity, LinkedIn compiled a list of the top in-demand skills in 14 different countries that would still be strong contenders for 2016. A majority of the skills include some sort of data and/or computing skills. “We still live in an increasingly data-driven world, and businesses are still aggressively hiring experts in data storage, retrieval and analysis,” LinkedIn’s Sohan Murthy explained in a blog post. If you have these type of skills, you can expect to be sought after.

Clearly technical skills are in high demand but there are other areas companies worldwide are looking for. Below are the hottest skills via LinkedIn.

LinkedIn's Hottest Skills