LinkedIn Skills List: Top 100 For 2013

on November 5th, 2012

With the LinkedIn Endorsements feature, it seems logical that the internal search top Linkedin skillsalgorithm will start to rank profiles by a combination of “popularity of skill” and “volume of endorsements”. It is critical for job searchers and business pages to determine good skills to list on their profiles so they can add relevant and popular skills to order to increase visibility. The objective being to place at the top of LinkedIn and Google search results for your skill. The maximum number of endorsements any skill can receive is 99.

LinkedIn does not provide a list of the most popular skills. However, in November, 2012 we reverse engineered the algorithm and determined 90 of the top 100 LinkedIn Skills. Although the rankings have changed, it is likely directionally accurate in 2014. Skills ranking is now hidden by LinkedIn so this is the most recent list available. You may also be interested in the 25 top LinkedIn Skills that got people hired in 2013. Please follow us on Twitter or Google Plus.

Click here to download the Excel file with 90 of the top 100 LinkedIn Skills.

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Karl Berkoben
Karl Berkoben
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By ardmoredc

Great information. Thanks

Nov 14th, 2013 Reply


By Adam Miller

Do you know how the “official list” of recognized skills is created/maintained? There is a specific skill name – CX Journey Mapping – that I’d like to endorse my colleagues for, but it is not available when using the endorse feature. There are several that are similar – Customer Journey Mapping, for example – but our name is unique and different. I see that I can add it directly to MY skills….but I want to add it to others. Is there a process to submit it to LinkedIn for addition? Thanks for any advice you have!

Jul 17th, 2014 Reply

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