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Linux Career IT Skills Watch update July 2015

The statistics below are taken from approximately ten thousand job advertisement samples posted around the world between April 2015 and July 2015. The data considered below is leaning towards the Linux and Unix environments. We have considered approximately 150 IT skills, over a dozen operating systems and hundreds of network protocols. The higher the score the more likely you are to find that particular skill, operating system or certification requirement on the job description you wish to apply for. It is important to point out that aiming for the top ranked skills may increase your chances but does not ensure a successful interview. The right combination of various skills is more vital to your success.

We will periodically update and improve the below information to keep you in line with the ever changing job market and thus help you to increase your chances to get you the job or career you have always wanted.

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Current Results:July 2015
Countries Included: USA, GBR, GER, CAN, AUS, BEL, POL, ESP, LUX, PHL
Next Update: October 2015

TOP 40 IT skills

RankSkillScoreChange %
1.MySQL3413
8.04
2.VMware3210
0.12
3.Apache2254
-2.55
4.AWS2053
13.87
5.Hadoop1796
17.16
6.Puppet1643
-1.62
7.Git1497
5.20
8.OraclePL/SQL1418
10.35
9.Chef1416
5.59
10.WebSphere1217
13.74
11.Tomcat1144
-4.98
12.Jenkins1122
11.98
13.SAP1016
-27.84
14.ActiveDirectory983
10.82
15.Subversion906
-1.74
16.noSQL878
10.72
17.JBoss778
0.78
18.Weblogic753
-3.59
19.MicrosoftSQL750
-1.96
20.ITIL636
-1.55
21.PostgreSQL619
-3.58
22.LDAP618
-12.59
23.mongoDB613
18.11
24.Nagios609
-4.84
25.IIS607
19.49
26.DB2604
-18.82
27.OpenStack602
34.68
28.Maven592
8.03
29.Jira561
2.37
30.NAS516
-19.12
31.Citrix513
1.38
32.ESX/ESXi474
7.24
33.Drupal422
22.67
34.EC2415
4.53
35.Ansible412
0.00
36.vSphere396
17.51
37.netAPP390
-32.76
38.Cassandra383
19.31
39.Selenium372
0.00
40.Eclipse370
-6.80

TOP 20 network protocols

RankProtocolScoreChange %
1.HTTP/HTTPS1391
29.76
2.DNS1385
6.87
3.VPN618
6.92
4.VOIP476
8.43
5.DHCP475
9.70
6.NFS307
-0.65
7.SSH273
-10.20
8.SNMP260
-3.35
9.FTP238
0.00
10.SMTP237
-23.30
11.BGP235
3.07
12.SIP217
19.23
13.CLEARCASE144
-12.20
14.sftp101
13.48
15.NTP89
-25.21
16.KERBEROS89
-7.29
17.CFENGINE76
-13.64
18.NIS66
-8.33
19.TELNET28
3.70
20.TFTP27
0.00

TOP 10 Certifications on demand

RankSkillScoreChange %
1.Cisco609^
3.05
2.CISSP532
-8.43
3.Microsoft337†
11.22
4.CompTIA303*
20.72
5.Redhat202±
13.48
6.ITIL102
22.89
7.GIAC41
-24.07
8.Oracle36
-20.00
9.LPI11‡
-45.00
10.Novell5
-58.33
Certifications included:
* Linux+,Security+,Network+ and Server+
‡ LPI1, LPI2 and LPI3
± RHCE,RHCSA,RHCA and RHCSS
† MCITP, MCTS and MCSE
^ CCENT, CCNA, CCNP and CCIE

TOP 20 Development Skills

RankSkillScoreChange %
1.Java9778
9.19
2.C/C++/C#6325
2.56
3.Python5279
4.68
4.PHP3739
2.41
5.Javascript3534
9.68
6.Perl3169
-6.63
7.DevOps3044
24.40
8.Ruby/Rails2419
4.67
9.Embedded2128
-6.54
10.HTML1789
0.79
11.Bash1589
1.53
12.CSS1531
11.10
13.J2EE1393
8.91
14.XML1339
-4.97
15..Net1064
-1.39
16.JQuery996
5.06
17.Spring889
0.57
18.SOAP648
5.88
19.Powershell595
17.13
20.AJAX562
-11.50

TOP Operating Systems

RankOS *ScoreChange %
1.Windows8044
2.56
2.Redhat3086
-0.36
3.Solaris1424
-17.78
4.AIX936
-11.45
5.Android926
-6.09
6.CentOS837
12.35
7.Ubuntu529
-6.04
8.Debian293
5.02
9.Suse248
-15.07
10.HP-UX139
-12.03
11.BSD95
-29.63
12.Fedora81
6.58
13.OEL38
-46.48
14.Gentoo8
-27.27
15.PCLinuxOS0
0.00
* Includes Server and Desktop

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