What are the top skills and backgrounds of this year’s ideal Silicon Valley job candidate?

As the tech industry becomes increasingly competitive, recruiters are on the hunt for the ideal candidate. HiringSolved, the AI recruitment platform, identified the most in-demand skills required for the 2017 technology job market. 

The study identifies which skills have the highest market value in the tech jobs market by analyzing the candidates who were hired or promoted in 2016 and 2017. According to the findings, if a company wanted to “build” the ideal tech candidate for this year, the candidate should posses one or more of this top ten skills:

  1. Python
  2. Java 
  3. Cloud Services
  4. Linux
  5. JavaScript
  6. SQL
  7. Matlab
  8. HTML
  9. Perl
  10. Go 

HiringSolved also compiled the leading universities with the most undergraduate and graduate alumni hired by the 25 biggest Silicon Valley employers in the last year (spoiler alert: none of them are in the Ivy League):

  1. University of California, Berkeley
  2. Stanford University
  3. Carnegie Mellon University
  4. University of Southern California
  5. The University of Texas at Austin
  6. Georgia Institute of Technology
  7. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  8. San Jose State University
  9. University of California, San Diego
  10. Arizona State University

“Our research suggests that in addition to specific skills and educational backgrounds, Silicon Valley is looking for a strong fundamental understanding of the basics of technology in their new hires” said HiringSolved co-founder and CEO Shon Burton. "Having a deeper, more well-rounded comprehension makes a great engineer because they’re thinking creatively and when the technique fails, they have the ability to fix the issue. This is the key to a desirable Silicon Valley job candidate.”

Source: HiringSolved