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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: Oct 2014

Previous Update: Apr 2014

TOP 40 IT Skills

RankSkillScoreChange %
1. MySQL 3155
-1.38
2. VMware 2847
-4.46
3. Apache 2457
4.42
4. OraclePL/SQL 1683
1.02
5. Hadoop 1449
-1.29
6. Tomcat 1423
11.09
7. AWS 1364
22.22
8. Puppet 1359
33.63
9. Git 1245
13.70
10. JBoss 1121
17.38
11. WebSphere 1083
-7.20
12. Chef 1016
29.10
13. JQuery 1005
8.88
14. ActiveDirectory 955
3.13
15. Weblogic 948
11.40
16. SAP 935
-31.90
17. Subversion 920
10.71
18. DB2 826
-6.77
19. MicrosoftSQL 812
1.75
20. LDAP 738
-1.47
21. Jenkins 722
0.00
22. noSQL 704
-0.98
23. IIS 659
4.27
24. ITIL 646
16.19
25. Nagios 568
-1.56
26. Citrix 564
-18.85
27. Maven 562
0.00
28. Drupal 560
27.27
29. netAPP 558
-8.97
30. NAS 537
-12.68
31. mongoDB 527
8.21
32. PostgreSQL 483
15.27
33. Eclipse 477
11.71
34. Jira 471
34.96
35. ESX/ESXi 458
-8.95
36. ANT 423
30.96
37. OpenStack 388
0.00
38. Juniper 367
4.26
39. SYBASE 364
-28.21
40. vSphere 359
16.56

TOP 20 Network Protocols

RankProtocolScoreChange %
1. DNS 1209
-2.11
2. HTTP/HTTPS 835
-3.13
3. VPN 568
-4.70
4. DHCP 452
-8.13
5. VOIP 400
-14.16
6. NFS 395
1.80
7. SSH 316
36.80
8. SNMP 291
-3.64
9. SMTP 267
-1.48
10. FTP 254
-9.61
11. BGP 221
0.91
12. CFENGINE 167
49.11
13. SIP 148
-9.76
14. CLEARCASE 138
11.29
15. KERBEROS 105
38.16
16. NTP 103
24.10
17. NIS 99
13.79
18. sftp 90
0.00
19. TELNET 38
0.00
20. RSYNC 35
0.00

TOP 10 Certifications on Demand

RankSkillScoreChange %
1. Cisco 444
-23.84
2. CISSP 376
1.08
3. Microsoft 321
-5.31
4. Redhat 205
6.77
5. CompTIA 204
-0.97
6. ITIL 115
66.67
7. Oracle 54
14.89
8. GIAC 31
-18.42
9. LPI 14
100.00
10. Novell 3
-82.35

TOP 20 Development Skills

RankSkillScoreChange %
1. Java 10157
6.03
2. C/C++/C# 5792
-0.75
3. Python 4158
16.05
4. PHP 3634
1.99
5. Perl 3259
4.89
6. Javascript 3002
6.04
7. Embedded 2065
8.34
8. Ruby/Rails 1820
1.90
9. HTML 1806
2.32
10. DevOps 1690
43.46
11. J2EE 1671
-8.59
12. CSS 1467
6.69
13. Bash 1241
12.00
14. Spring 1161
-2.27
15. .Net 1110
12.12
16. AJAX 751
19.97
17. SOAP 712
-4.69
18. ASP 379
3.27
19. Powershell 357
-1.11
20. Django 285
36.36

TOP Operating Systems

RankOS *ScoreChange %
1. Windows 7397
-1.00
2. Redhat 2986
3.29
3. Solaris 1633
0.55
4. AIX 999
-9.02
5. Android 954
6.12
6. CentOS 724
11.38
7. Ubuntu 459
8.77
8. Suse 321
7.00
9. Debian 293
16.73
10. HP-UX 191
35.46
11. BSD 136
9.68
12. OEL 55
0.00
13. Fedora 52
-22.39
14. Gentoo 15
-37.50
15. Mandriva 2
-84.62
* Includes Server and Desktop

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