Love it or lump it, LinkedIn provides some useful data sometimes. Pablo Chavez provides an infographic that compiles the data on what skills are most in demand to get a job in New York City.
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One in every five businesses in NYC employs tech talent, and the top four industries hiring this talent in the city are technology, financial services, marketing & advertising, and media & entertainment. Some of the most common job titles are software developer, graphic designer, and project manager. The nine skills found to be most in-demand are, in this order, user interface design, Python, mobile development, web development, C/C++, computer graphics and animation, algorithm design, cloud and distributed computing, and game development. You can view the whole infographic here: http://blog.linkedin.com/2015/02/12/linkedin-economic-graph-research-helping-new-yorkers-connect-with-the-jobs-of-tomorrow-infographic/