Planning a huge career shift in the coming months? Then you may want to consider having the right skills that can potentially boost your success.

A recent report by LinkedIn featured on the World Economic Forum reveals that 2017 is the year of data, and skills revolving around cloud computing, software development, user interface design and the like are bound to make waves and be in high demand. According to the report, the “demand for marketers is slowing” since the previous need for them has already been met.


“While some skills expire every couple of years, our data strongly suggest that tech skills will still be needed for years to come, in every industry,” says LinkedIn expert Catherine Fisher. “Now is a great time for professionals to acquire the skills they need to be more marketable."

Here are the top ten in-demand skills for 2017:

1. Cloud and Distributed Computing

2. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining

3. Web Architecture and Development Framework

4. Middleware and Integration Software

5. User Interface Design

6. Network and Information Security

7. Mobile Development

8. Data Presentation

9. SEO/SEM Marketing

10. Storage Systems and Management

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