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LMI Fact of the Month – IT skills in demand

One of the objectives of The Skills Service is to improve the economic awareness of young people and increase their knowledge of the local labour market. We have access to a data tool which searches advertised job vacancies in real-time, providing crucial insights into the jobs and skills that are most in demand.

This month, we’re looking at the Top IT Skills in Greatest Demand over the last 12 months for each of our geographical areas

Peterborough:

1 – Microsoft Excel (1856)
2 – Microsoft Office (1125)
3 – SQL (908)
4 – Microsoft Windows (702)
5 – JavaScript (603)
6 – ASP (528)
7 – Microsoft C# (526)
8 – Microsoft PowerPoint (419)
9 – .NET Programming (404)
10 – Computer Aided Design (367)

Fenland:

1 – Microsoft Excel (143)
2 – Microsoft Office (107)
3 – Computer Aided Design (59)
4 – ASP (39)
5 – Enterprise Resource Planning – ERP (34)
6 – SAP (24)
7 – Facebook (21)
8 – JavaScript (17)
9 – Microsoft Outlook (16)
10 – Microsoft Windows (16)

Rutland:

1 – Microsoft Excel (227)
2 – Microsoft Office (110)
3 – Computer Aided Design (77)
4 – JavaScript (57)
5 – Microsoft PowerPoint (39)
6 – Microsoft Word (29)
7 – Microsoft Windows (26)
8 – Facebook (25)
9 – SQL (25)
10 – .NET Programming (24)

King’s Lynn & West Norfolk: 

1 – Microsoft Excel (182)
2 – Microsoft Office (130)
3 – Microsoft Windows (59)
4 – Computer Aided Design (52)
5 – Microsoft PowerPoint (35)
6 – JavaScript (34)
7 – SAP (32)
8 – Facebook (29)
9 – Word Processing (27)
10 – PHP (26)

Source: Data for this analysis has been extracted using Burning Glass Technologies, Labour Insight tool that collects real-time information from over 20,000 sources including job boards, newspapers and employer websites.

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