The list for 25 Hottest Skills of 2014 that got people hired according to the business networking service provider, LinkedIn, came out mid-December last year, and there has been a significant shuffling since 2013.

What came out on top as the number one on this list was Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, as compared to number 5th on 2013’s list; the topper then was Social Media Marketing.

“If your skills fit one of the categories below, there’s a good chance you either started a new job or garnered the interest of a recruiter in the past year,” says the blog post making the announcement.

LinkedIn analyzed the skills and employment history of more than 330 million LinkedIn member profiles. Expertise (skills) and experience (work history) represent the primary components of professional identity on LinkedIn.

It was good news for data-based professionals all round, with Storage Systems, Information Security, Business Intelligence, Algorithm Design and Perl/Python/Ruby all also appearing in the top 10.

Here is the entire list, courtesy of LinkedIn’s blogpost:

Data Mining Tops Linkedin'S List Of The Hottest Skills In 2014

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