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Linux Career IT Skills Watch update July 2014

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

Previous Update: Apr 2014

TOP 40 IT skills

RankSkillScoreChange %
1.MySQL3155
-1.38
2.VMware2847
-4.46
3.Apache2457
4.42
4.OraclePL/SQL1683
1.02
5.Hadoop1449
-1.29
6.Tomcat1423
11.09
7.AWS1364
22.22
8.Puppet1359
33.63
9.Git1245
13.70
10.JBoss1121
17.38
11.WebSphere1083
-7.20
12.Chef1016
29.10
13.JQuery1005
8.88
14.ActiveDirectory955
3.13
15.Weblogic948
11.40
16.SAP935
-31.90
17.Subversion920
10.71
18.DB2826
-6.77
19.MicrosoftSQL812
1.75
20.LDAP738
-1.47
21.Jenkins722
0.00
22.noSQL704
-0.98
23.IIS659
4.27
24.ITIL646
16.19
25.Nagios568
-1.56
26.Citrix564
-18.85
27.Maven562
0.00
28.Drupal560
27.27
29.netAPP558
-8.97
30.NAS537
-12.68
31.mongoDB527
8.21
32.PostgreSQL483
15.27
33.Eclipse477
11.71
34.Jira471
34.96
35.ESX/ESXi458
-8.95
36.ANT423
30.96
37.OpenStack388
0.00
38.Juniper367
4.26
39.SYBASE364
-28.21
40.vSphere359
16.56

TOP 20 network protocols

RankProtocolScoreChange %
1.DNS1209
-2.11
2.HTTP/HTTPS835
-3.13
3.VPN568
-4.70
4.DHCP452
-8.13
5.VOIP400
-14.16
6.NFS395
1.80
7.SSH316
36.80
8.SNMP291
-3.64
9.SMTP267
-1.48
10.FTP254
-9.61
11.BGP221
0.91
12.CFENGINE167
49.11
13.SIP148
-9.76
14.CLEARCASE138
11.29
15.KERBEROS105
38.16
16.NTP103
24.10
17.NIS99
13.79
18.sftp90
0.00
19.TELNET38
0.00
20.RSYNC35
0.00

TOP 10 Certifications on demand

RankSkillScoreChange %
1.Cisco444
-23.84
2.CISSP376
1.08
3.Microsoft321
-5.31
4.Redhat205
6.77
5.CompTIA204
-0.97
6.ITIL115
66.67
7.Oracle54
14.89
8.GIAC31
-18.42
9.LPI14
100.00
10.Novell3
-82.35

TOP 20 Development Skills

RankSkillScoreChange %
1.Java10157
6.03
2.C/C++/C#5792
-0.75
3.Python4158
16.05
4.PHP3634
1.99
5.Perl3259
4.89
6.Javascript3002
6.04
7.Embedded2065
8.34
8.Ruby/Rails1820
1.90
9.HTML1806
2.32
10.DevOps1690
43.46
11.J2EE1671
-8.59
12.CSS1467
6.69
13.Bash1241
12.00
14.Spring1161
-2.27
15..Net1110
12.12
16.AJAX751
19.97
17.SOAP712
-4.69
18.ASP379
3.27
19.Powershell357
-1.11
20.Django285
36.36

TOP Operating Systems

RankOS *ScoreChange %
1.Windows7397
-1.00
2.Redhat2986
3.29
3.Solaris1633
0.55
4.AIX999
-9.02
5.Android954
6.12
6.CentOS724
11.38
7.Ubuntu459
8.77
8.Suse321
7.00
9.Debian293
16.73
10.HP-UX191
35.46
11.BSD136
9.68
12.OEL55
0.00
13.Fedora52
-22.39
14.Gentoo15
-37.50
15.Mandriva2
-84.62
* Includes Server and Desktop

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