LinkedIn has ranked the most in-demand employers of 2013 and the skills that they're seeking, and tech companies dominate the top 100. Looking for a job at Google? Time to brush up on your Python.
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LinkedIn's inDemand index ranks the companies which experienced the most "interactions" around jobs, and identifies the skills those companies are most actively seeking when recruiting.
We've pulled out the tech companies from the top 100 and listed the skills that are most sought. Since they're based on search terms, these aren't an infallible guide -- I'm willing to bet Objective-C would help you more at Apple than iLife -- but they're interesting indicators. And skilling up in Python definitely looks wise.
|#1||Distributed systems, Python, Google AdWords|
|Apple||#2||iLife, iWork, OS X|
|Microsoft||#5||Cloud computing, partner management, enterprise software|
|#6||Python, algorithms, distributed systems|
|Amazon||#7||Distributed systems, scalability, algorithms|
|#23||Scalability, distributed systems, Python|
|Salesforce.com||#25||SaaS, PaaS, enterprise software|
|Vmware||#38||Cloud computing, virtualisation, SaaS|
|Oracle||#39||Enterprise software, SaaS, pre-sales|
|Electronic Arts||#44||Video games, game development, PS3|
|Adobe||#53||SaaS, enterprise software, agile methodology|
|HP||#55||IT service management, service delivery, pre-sales|
|Cisco||#60||Unified communications, Cisco technologies, routing|
|Netflix||#74||Scalability, distributed systems, Hadooop|
|Red Hat||#84||Open source, Red Hat, RHEL|
|Samsung||#85||Consumer electronics, embedded systems, mobile devices|
|IBM||#90||Solutions architecture, pre-sales, cloud computing|
|NetApp||#97||Storage, NAS, storage virtualisation|
|Spotify||#99||Git, digital media, Python|