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Linux Career IT Skills Watch update April 2016

The statistics below are taken from approximately ten thousand job advertisement samples posted around the world between January 2016 and April 2016. 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 2016
Countries Included: USA, GBR, GER, CAN, AUS, BEL, POL, ESP, LUX, PHL
Next Update: July 2016

TOP 40 IT skills

RankSkillScoreChange
1.VMware1446
-0.28
2.MySQL1305
-9.06
3.Apache1135
-10.06
4.AWS1074
0.09
5.Git1002
-2.62
6.Puppet918
-3.27
7.Chef766
-14.13
8.Tomcat743
0.68
9.Jenkins717
-3.89
10.ActiveDirectory662
3.12
11.Subversion620
2.48
12.OraclePL/SQL559
9.82
13.Hadoop530
-14.52
14.noSQL528
2.92
15.MicrosoftSQL493
-1.99
16.JBoss461
6.47
17.LDAP448
7.69
18.Weblogic430
19.78
19.Ansible423
3.93
20.Jira407
36.58
21.Maven401
-6.74
22.WebSphere396
16.47
23.mongoDB369
-11.08
24.Nagios354
-8.76
25.SAP349
-24.30
26.IIS338
0.00
27.Docker323
8.03
28.ESX/ESXi317
18.73
29.OpenStack314
-8.45
30.PostgreSQL310
-1.27
31.DB2305
9.32
32.Citrix300
4.17
33.NAS278
-4.79
34.Juniper269
0.00
35.Cassandra259
-9.12
36.Eclipse257
-1.15
37.ITIL249
-14.14
38.EC2243
-8.65
39.ANT223
0.00
40.Selenium220
-7.17

TOP 20 network protocols

RankProtocolScoreChange
1.HTTP/HTTPS1004
-17.02
2.DNS826
-0.84
3.VPN396
15.45
4.DHCP315
-0.94
5.VOIP233
-10.04
6.NFS211
-8.66
7.SSH200
-6.10
8.SNMP185
-3.14
9.BGP185
21.71
10.FTP168
-7.18
11.SMTP165
-13.16
12.CLEARCASE107
69.84
13.SIP100
-10.71
14.KERBEROS79
11.27
15.CFENGINE65
6.56
16.NTP61
-18.67
17.sftp60
-20.00
18.NIS37
2.78
19.TELNET31
-20.51
20.HSRP23
0.00

TOP 10 Certifications on demand

RankSkillScoreChange
1.CISSP466
28.02
2.Cisco^367
19.93
3.CompTIA*238
29.35
4.Microsoft†223
4.21
5.ITIL157
3.97
6.Redhat±92
-20.00
7.GIAC42
5.00
8.Oracle16
-51.52
9.LPI‡12
-14.29
10.Novell10
100.00
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.Java3389
0.95
2.Python2661
5.09
3.C/C++/C#2600
0.81
4.Perl1902
3.59
5.Javascript1498
-4.71
6.Ruby/Rails1071
4.28
7.PHP1037
-13.37
8.Bash994
3.65
9.DevOps944
-5.79
10.XML922
11.35
11.HTML911
-10.86
12.Embedded767
2.95
13.CSS744
-10.04
14.J2EE618
7.85
15..Net558
-2.45
16.Spring515
-14.31
17.JQuery487
-14.56
18.SOAP461
3.13
19.Powershell431
13.12
20.AJAX333
-9.02

TOP Operating Systems

RankOS *ScoreChange
1.Windows3855
9.42
2.Redhat893
4.08
3.Solaris659
2.81
4.AIX429
-1.83
5.CentOS428
0.71
6.Android342
-3.39
7.Ubuntu289
-11.62
8.Suse201
1.52
9.Debian137
-20.35
10.HP-UX85
1.19
11.BSD57
-24.00
12.OEL44
-15.38
13.Fedora33
-5.71
14.Gentoo8
-27.27
15.Mandriva1
0.00
* Includes Server and Desktop

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