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LMI fact of the month – skills in greatest 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 Baseline Skills in Greatest Demand in 2015 for each of our geographical areas

Peterborough:

1 – Communication skills (5,139 vacancies)
2 – Customer service (2,079)
3 – Planning (1,734)
4 – Computer skills (1,590)
5 – Microsoft Excel (1,519)
6 – Detail-orientated (1,385)
7 – Writing (1,226)
8 – Team work (1,146)
9 – Problem solving (1,065)
10 – Organisational skills (1,055)

Fenland:

1 – Communication skills (506)
2 – Team work (227)
3 – Leadership (212)
4 – Computer skills (186)
5 – Teaching (177)
6 – Planning (164)
7 – Detail-orientated (150)
8 – Customer service (128)
9 – Quality assurance and control (116)
10 – Microsoft Excel (101)

Rutland:

1 – Communication skills (257)
2 – Computer skills (117)
3 – Team work (92)
4 – English (87)
5 – Customer service (86)
6 – Detail-orientated (63)
7 – Secretarial skills (59)
8 – Planning (57)
9 – Writing (57)
10 – Microsoft Excel (56)

King’s Lynn & West Norfolk: 

1 – Teaching (819)
2 – Communication skills (751)
3 – Customer service (253)
4 – Computer skills (244)
5 – Planning (183)
6 – Team work (174)
7 – Detail-orientated (155)
8 – Leadership (154)
9 – Budgeting (124)
10 – Problem solving (124)

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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