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Linux Career IT Skills Watch update April 2014

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

Previous update: Jan 2014

TOP 40 IT skills

RankSkillScoreChange %
1. MySQL 3199
-5.10
2. VMware 2980
-4.36
3. Apache 2353
0.77
4. OraclePL/SQL 1666
1.40
5. Hadoop 1468
58.53
6. SAP 1373
-8.22
7. Tomcat 1281
-2.59
8. WebSphere 1167
3.55
9. AWS 1116
37.10
10. Git 1095
27.03
11. Puppet 1017
11.15
12. JBoss 955
2.47
13. ActiveDirectory 926
-7.77
14. JQuery 923
-4.85
15. DB2 886
11.59
16. Weblogic 851
-6.89
17. Subversion 831
-2.92
18. MicrosoftSQL 798
1.01
19. Chef 787
25.12
20. LDAP 749
24.21
21. noSQL 711
40.24
22. Citrix 695
7.25
23. IIS 632
-6.09
24. NAS 615
1.49
25. netAPP 613
-1.13
26. Nagios 577
17.76
27. ITIL 556
-9.59
28. SYBASE 507
62.50
29. ESX/ESXi 503
4.57
30. mongoDB 487
10.68
31. Drupal 440
6.02
32. RAC 429
1.18
33. Eclipse 427
-12.68
34. PostgreSQL 419
20.06
35. Juniper 352
12.46
36. Jira 349
0.00
37. EC2 348
0.00
38. ANT 323
-32.99
39. Netbackup 311
0.00
40. vSphere 308
-0.32

TOP 20 network protocols

RankProtocolScoreChange %
1. DNS 1235
3.17
2. HTTP/HTTPS 862
15.09
3. VPN 596
26.81
4. DHCP 492
7.42
5. VOIP 466
10.69
6. NFS 388
-8.71
7. SNMP 302
-8.48
8. FTP 281
1.08
9. SMTP 271
35.50
10. SSH 231
-6.48
11. BGP 219
7.88
12. SIP 164
-23.36
13. CLEARCASE 124
9.73
14. CFENGINE 112
5.66
15. sftp 90
-14.29
16. NIS 87
-16.35
17. NTP 83
-25.23
18. KERBEROS 76
40.74
19. HSRP 33
-29.79
20. IMAP 31
0.00

TOP 10 Certifications on demand

RankSkillScoreChange %
1. Cisco 583
20.45
2. CISSP 372
12.73
3. Microsoft 339
5.94
4. CompTIA 206
44.06
5. Redhat 192
12.94
6. ITIL 69
-17.86
7. Oracle 47
-11.32
8. GIAC 38
137.50
9. Novell 17
-19.05
10. LPI 7
-41.67

TOP 20 Development Skills

RankSkillScoreChange %
1. Java 9579
1.42
2. C/C++/C# 5836
-3.89
3. Python 3583
5.69
4. PHP 3563
3.52
5. Perl 3107
-13.55
6. Javascript 2831
2.31
7. Embedded 1906
0.79
8. J2EE 1828
1.61
9. Ruby/Rails 1786
8.84
10. HTML 1765
-4.80
11. CSS 1375
-5.24
12. Spring 1188
1.02
13. DevOps 1178
18.39
14. Bash 1108
-4.40
15. .Net 990
-1.00
16. SOAP 747
0.13
17. AJAX 626
-19.54
18. ASP 367
0.27
19. Powershell 361
12.81
20. Django 209
0.00

TOP Operating Systems

RankOS *ScoreChange %
1. Windows 7472
7.17
2. Redhat 2891
6.29
3. Solaris 1624
-3.73
4. AIX 1098
-6.95
5. Android 899
-10.19
6. CentOS 650
7.26
7. Ubuntu 422
1.44
8. Suse 300
-15.25
9. Debian 251
25.50
10. HP-UX 141
-13.50
11. BSD 124
-10.14
12. Fedora 67
-20.24
13. OEL 55
-8.33
14. Gentoo 24
50.00
15. Mandriva 13
0.00
* Includes Server and Desktop

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