Report: The most sought-after skills in candidate resumes right now

New analysis of job postings, employer and job seeker web searches, and hiring trends reveals the most sought-after skills in candidate resumes for Q4 of 2017.

In the occupational data report culled from the 2016 census, Statistics Canada revealed the 10 most common job titles for Canadian men and women. That release also highlighted that one of the fastest-growing sectors to be in is the high-skilled computer and information systems field. Employment in the tech sector grew by 19 per cent between 2006 and 2016.

Some of the top job titles mentioned by Stats Can are web designers and developers, information systems analysts and consultants, and database analysts and data administrators. [View tech jobs on CareerBeacon.]

The tech recruitment firm CyberCoders just last week released new data revealing the most in-demand skills for professionals in IT – as well as in construction and accounting.

The most sought after skill by employers in Information Technology is React, a JavaScript library used for building user interfaces within large platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. Other top skills include Docker and Node.JS.

The top five in-demand tech skills (Q4 2017)

1. React
2. Docker
3. Node.JS
4. Angular
5. Machine Learning

“With Airbnb, Instagram and Uber as just a few technology firms utilizing this powerful framework, it’s no surprise that React tops the list as the most in-demand skill in IT,” says Shane Lamb, President of CyberCoders. “If you are a junior developer looking to take the next step in your career, having knowledge of the market and using this skills data can help optimize and focus your resume.”

React similarly topped the list of employer searches on Indeed. Their team also published the most sought-after tech skills for 2017 last week. Here are the abilities that are trending upwards the most right now in keyword searches of resumes.

The 15 fasted growing tech skills in employer searches

1. React
2. Amazon Web Services
3. Azure
4. Angular
5. Mandarin
6. Tableau
7. Laravel
8. Golang
9. Spark
10. Offensive Security Certified Professional
11. Unity
12. Django
13. Linux
14. Python
15. R

React and cloud computing are among the hottest skills for job seekers in the high-tech field to have right now.

CyberCoders found that in the construction industry, estimating, project management, and commercial construction are trending as the most in-demand skills for candidates to have.
[View jobs in construction on CareerBeacon.]

Five trending skills in construction

1. Construction Estimating
2. Project Management
3. Commercial Construction
4. Multifamily Construction
5. Retail Construction

For professionals looking to land a new job in the accounting field, mortgage, financial reporting, and tax planning are among the most sought-after areas of expertise at the close of 2017. [See job openings in accounting and finance on CareerBeacon.]

Five in-demand skills in accounting and finance

1. Mortgage
2. Financial Reporting
3. Tax Planning
4. Public Accounting
5. Corporate Tax

These hot trends in employer searches in the final quarter of 2017 should serve as a preview of what the most in-demand skills will be – and what to highlight in your resume – at the kick-off of the new year.

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