Which business skills are the most sought after in the modern US job market?

In terms of skills, these are the...

Top 5 Hard Skills
1. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
2. Middleware and Integration Software
3. Storage Systems and Management
4. Network and Information Systems
5. SEO/SEM Marketing

and these are the...

Top 5 Soft Skills
1. Ability to work in a team structure
2. Ability to make decisions and solve problems
3. Ability to communicate verbally with people inside and outside an organization
4. Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work
5. Ability to obtain and process information

Source: Want a Job? Get Skills for the Jobs Most in Demand

These are generally applicable regardless of the industry (business included). These are also timeless.
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