Top 10 active job markets & Top 10 desired skills: LinkedIn

Nov 20, 2014

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Calgary tops the list of the 10 most active job markets in Canada, according to LinkedIn Canada.

The city has the highest rate of new hires, with 8.6% of Calgary-based members starting a new position in the last year. Toronto ranks second with 7.2%.

As for the most desirable skills, mobile applications development tops the list. Almost one in three LinkedIn members with this skill listed on their profiles started a new job the past year. The remainder of skills also fell into the digital and tech sphere, with software revision control systems and social media marketing rounding out the top three.

10 most active job markets in Canada
(percentage of LinkedIn members who started a new job in the last year)

1. Calgary – 8.6 %
2. Toronto – 7.2%
3. Vancouver – 7%
4. Halifax – 7%
5. Kitchener – 7%
6. Montreal – 6.8%
7. Edmonton – 6.7%
8. Ottawa – 6.3%
9. London – 5.4%
10. Winnipeg – 4.9%

10 desirable skills
(percentage of LinkedIn members with this skill who started a new job in the last year)

1. Mobile application development – 30.4%
2. software revision control systems – 27.2%
3. Social media marketing – 27.1%
4. Economics – 26.1%
5. Programming languages (Perl/Python/Ruby) – 24.8%
6. Computer graphics and animation – 23.7%
7. Software code debugging – 23.6%
8. Data presentation – 23%
9. Statistical analysis and data mining – 22.7%
10. User interface design – 22.5%

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