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Six skills to add to your resume to earn a six-figure salary

Analyzing job posting data can provide great insights into what employers are looking for. The common thread of what skills, experience, and credentials are needed for certain roles reveals what it takes to compete for those jobs.

What about at the top end of the pay scale? Which technical skills are in-demand for the highest paying jobs? To answer this question, the team over at Business Insider decided to look at the software programs that are mentioned in multiple job ads for the positions with the highest salaries right now.

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So, if you are looking to crack that six-figure salary range, here are some software skills you should consider adding to your resume.

Microsoft SharePoint

SharePoint is a project management software – and project managers are often amongst the most sought-after professionals by Canadian employers. SharePoint enables the storage, searching, archiving, tracking, management, and reporting on electronic documents and records. It allows large groups to collaborate, contribute, and share work in real-time.

Jobs on CareerBeacon looking for SharePoint knowledge.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic as well as track Flash, video, and social networking sites and applications to determine audience preferences and behaviour and measure ROI on online activity.

Open jobs on CareerBeacon looking for Google Analytics experience.

Structured query language (SQL)

SQL is s database and query software used for managing data held in a relational database management system. It is considered the standard programming language for relational database management systems.

Jobs on CareerBeacon asking for SQL

SAP (Systems Applications and Products in Data Processing)

SAP is enterprise resource-planning software. It is used for managing business operation and customer relations. This software makes it easy to automate reporting, set up life-cycle communications, manage teams, and much more.

Job postings requesting SAP knowledge on CareerBeacon.

Microsoft PowerPoint

Bosses, executives, and general corporate types love their presentations and slides. It’s how meetings are run, information is shared, and decisions are made. You want to impress your manager and stand out on the job? Hone your PowerPoint skills and create stunning decks.

Job opening for professionals with PowerPoint skills on CareerBeacon.

The Microsoft Office Suite

The team over at BI actually broke this down into individual software: Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Outlook all as individual skills. However, I think these fit more as a package that describes a certain kind of professional. One who is tech savvy and knows how to use technology to create, edit, and share documents and spreadsheets, send invitations and emails, update a calendar, schedule appointments and tasks, and all of the other tasks that Office facilitates.

Also, while I have no doubt that these turn up as requirements for high-end jobs, they are also essential skills to have for most now. Digital literacy is the new literacy. Hone your skills.

Open jobs for Microsoft Office users on Careerbeacon.

The complete list of skills to add to your resume for a six-figure salary from Business Insider.

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