LinkedIn reveals top 10 skills employers look for in the UAE

Compiled from data over the year, starting from January, the professional network has published the top skills employers looked for in 2016. The methodology used grouping of skills (from the professional profiles) and looked at the trends in hiring activity from January to September.

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The UAE job market is showing a very high demand for tech skills with four out of the top five being technological skills. There is also a high demand for ‘Public Policy and International Relations’ emphasizing the importance given by the UAE to judicial and international matters. ‘Corporate Law and Governance’ came in tenth place while ‘Renewable and Sustainable Energy’ made the list for the first time this year bringing credibility to the country’s 2020 vision.
Rank   Skill

1          Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
2          Public Policy and International Relations
3          Algorithm Design
4          Web Architecture and Development Framework
5          SEO/SEM Marketing
6          Middleware and Integration Software
7          User Interface Design
8          Renewable and Sustainable Energy
9          Mining and Commodities
10        Corporate Law and Governance

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