What employers are after – see below for the 10 skills companies are the most after and that recruiters need to have in their pipeline to get 2017 off to a flying start.

1. Investment Management
Skill required for: asset manager, compliance manager, agreements negotiator, financial investment analyst, legal advisor, risk analyst, investment content coordinator, governance analyst, portfolio advisor

2. Business Strategy
Skill required for: business intelligence manager, business development manager, head of business systems strategy, senior field operations manager

3. Software Development Management
Skill required for: software business development manager, IT software sales manager, ruby developer, lamp developer, .NET developer, C\ developer

4. Business Analysis
Skill required for: business systems analyst, account manager, finance systems analyst, CRM business analyst, SAP business systems analyst, business process analyst

5. Valuation
Skill required for: valuations reporting analyst, product control valuations specialist, GP surveyor, project accountant, corporate finance executive, finance analyst manager

6. Project Management
Skill required for: digital project manager, business project manager, campaign manager, IT project manager, construction project manager, PMO analyst

7. Strategic Sales
Skill required for: category manager, sales manager, business development manager, unified communications business development manager, strategic national sales manager

8. Strategic Marketing
Skill required for: head of marketing, digital marketing manager, regional marketing coordinator, marketing director, marketing and communications manager

9. Lean Manufacturing
Skill required for: procurement lean specialist, lean engineer, multi-site operations manager, head of supply chain, maintenance manager, quality inspector, manufacturing engineer

10. Business Forecasting
Skill required for: commercial finance manager, finance analyst manager, financial modeller, procurement analyst, demand manager, financial planning and analyst manager

The statistics were sourced using Coursea.

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