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Linux Career IT Skills Watch update January 2015

The statistics below are taken from approximately ten thousand job advertisement samples posted around the world between October 2014 and January 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: January 2015
Countries Included: USA, GBR, GER, CAN, AUS, BEL, POL, ESP, LUX, PHL
Next Update: Apr 2015

TOP 40 IT skills

RankSkillScoreChange %
1.VMware3546
16.07
2.MySQL3438
10.90
3.Apache2591
13.24
4.AWS1640
13.97
5.Puppet1582
9.41
6.Hadoop1575
0.19
7.Git1402
7.19
8.OraclePL/SQL1323
-8.32
9.Tomcat1311
14.90
10.SAP1223
3.56
11.Chef1204
21.99
12.WebSphere1007
-10.65
13.Weblogic978
20.00
14.Jenkins952
36.98
15.ActiveDirectory944
1.72
16.Subversion893
-0.33
17.JBoss806
-9.54
18.noSQL773
7.81
19.DB2743
15.37
20.LDAP721
19.17
21.MicrosoftSQL697
-6.32
22.OpenStack609
29.85
23.PostgreSQL577
1.58
24.Maven574
-0.86
25.mongoDB573
14.14
26.Nagios564
4.64
27.Citrix560
-3.95
28.ITIL537
-20.33
29.NAS521
2.16
30.Jira498
-3.68
31.IIS492
-15.03
32.ESX/ESXi484
-7.10
33.netAPP471
3.97
34.Eclipse399
-7.64
35.vSphere393
0.00
36.ANT356
-13.80
37.Cassandra350
-11.62
38.Selenium345
-8.00
39.RAC328
0.00
40.EC2320
-12.33

TOP 20 network protocols

RankProtocolScoreChange %
1.DNS1347
12.44
2.HTTP/HTTPS1007
15.61
3.VPN540
18.94
4.DHCP467
1.74
5.NFS431
31.80
6.SNMP361
33.70
7.SMTP327
20.22
8.VOIP326
-13.98
9.SSH290
6.23
10.FTP245
-15.22
11.BGP218
7.92
12.CLEARCASE180
51.26
13.SIP159
-11.17
14.NIS107
37.18
15.CFENGINE104
0.00
16.NTP91
9.64
17.sftp83
-5.68
18.KERBEROS80
53.85
19.TELNET64
120.69
20.IMAP44
69.23

TOP 10 Certifications on demand

RankSkillScoreChange %
1.Cisco457
3.39
2.CISSP453
7.09
3.Microsoft292
0.69
4.CompTIA222
1.83
5.Redhat196
1.55
6.ITIL75
-38.52
7.Oracle53
140.91
8.GIAC51
18.60
9.LPI14
-22.22
10.Novell4
-42.86

TOP 20 Development Skills

RankSkillScoreChange %
1.Java9224
-11.05
2.C/C++/C#6526
1.87
3.Python4657
6.91
4.Perl3507
9.35
5.PHP3450
-0.23
6.Javascript3050
3.28
7.Embedded2524
12.13
8.Ruby/Rails2321
26.83
9.DevOps2244
13.51
10.HTML1620
-12.39
11.Bash1559
31.12
12.XML1406
0.00
13.CSS1341
-7.45
14.J2EE1291
-12.89
15.Spring969
-1.12
16..Net961
-4.85
17.JQuery948
0.00
18.AJAX641
-11.34
19.SOAP638
-7.00
20.Powershell534
5.33

TOP Operating Systems

RankOS *ScoreChange %
1.Windows7659
0.10
2.Redhat3344
17.13
3.Solaris1769
14.35
4.AIX1102
10.53
5.Android978
4.26
6.CentOS800
22.32
7.Ubuntu573
10.62
8.Suse387
8.10
9.Debian317
-8.65
10.HP-UX187
-5.08
11.BSD124
-21.02
12.Fedora71
5.97
13.OEL54
68.75
14.Gentoo20
81.82
15.Mandriva1
-66.67
* Includes Server and Desktop

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