LinkedIn says app developers have the “most desirable skills” for employment, Calgary is the most active job market in Canada

Popular business social networking site LinkedIn launched in Canada in 2010 and the company recently announced that its surpassed 10 million users in our fine land. Overall, LinkedIn is home to over 300 million members globally. While Canada is a small slice in its pie, LinkedIn has identified the most active job markets and the skills most likely to get Canadians hired.

LinkedIn notes that if you have mobile app development skills and live in Calgary, then “you’ll be hired in no time.” Calgary has the highest rate of new hires in Canada, with 8.6% of Calgary-based members starting a new position in the last year. Toronto ranks second with 7.2%.

Here are the 10 most active job markets in Canada:
1. Calgary 8.6 %
2. Toronto 7.2 %
3. Vancouver 7.0 %
4. Halifax 7.0 %
5. Kitchener 7.0 %
6. Montreal 6.8 %
7. Edmonton 6.7 %
8. Ottawa 6.3 %
9. London 5.4 %
10. Winnipeg 4.9 %

Here are the 10 most “desirable skills”:
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 23.0 %
9. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining 22.7 %
10. User Interface Design 22.5 %

LinkedIn noted that app developers are in desire when it comes to employment and stated “almost one in three members with mobile application development listed on their profiles started a new job the past year.”

Ian Hardy

Ian Hardy

Ian is publisher at MobileSyrup. He's been quietly creating and building things for years and is completely addicted to Tim Hortons.