Calgary most active job market: LinkedIn

Mobile application development top skill
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 11/17/2014

Calgary tops the list of the 10 most active job markets in Canada, according to LinkedIn Canada.

The city has the highest rate of new hires, with 8.6 per cent of Calgary-based members starting a new position in the last year. Toronto ranks second with 7.2 per cent.

As for the most desirable skills, mobile applications development tops the list. Almost one in three LinkedIn members with this skill listed on their profiles started a new job the past year. The remainder of skills also fell into the digital and tech sphere, with software revision control systems and social media marketing rounding out the top three.

10 most active job markets in Canada
(p
ercentage of LinkedIn members who started a new job in the last year)

1. Calgary

8.6 %

2. Toronto

7.2%

3. Vancouver

7%

4. Halifax

7%

5. Kitchener

7%

6. Montreal

6.8%

7. Edmonton

6.7%

8. Ottawa

6.3%

9. London

5.4%

10. Winnipeg

4.9%

10 desirable skills
(p
ercentage of LinkedIn members with this skill who started a new job in the last year)

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%

9. Statistical analysis and data mining

22.7%

10. User interface design

22.5%

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