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Linux Career IT Skills Watch update Oct 2014

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

TOP 40 IT skills

RankSkillScoreChange %
1.MySQL3100
-1.74
2.VMware3055
7.31
3.Apache2288
-6.88
4.Hadoop1572
8.49
5.Puppet1446
6.40
6.OraclePL/SQL1443
-14.26
7.AWS1439
5.50
8.Git1308
5.06
9.SAP1181
26.31
10.Tomcat1141
-19.82
11.WebSphere1127
4.06
12.JQuery1033
2.79
13.Chef987
-2.85
14.ActiveDirectory928
-2.83
15.Subversion896
-2.61
16.JBoss891
-20.52
17.Weblogic815
-14.03
18.MicrosoftSQL744
-8.37
19.noSQL717
1.85
20.Jenkins695
-3.74
21.ITIL674
4.33
22.DB2644
-22.03
23.LDAP605
-18.02
24.Citrix583
3.37
25.Maven579
3.02
26.IIS579
-12.14
27.PostgreSQL568
17.60
28.Nagios539
-5.11
29.ESX/ESXi521
13.76
30.Jira517
9.77
31.NAS510
-5.03
32.mongoDB502
-4.74
33.OpenStack469
20.88
34.netAPP453
-18.82
35.Eclipse432
-9.43
36.ANT413
-2.36
37.Cassandra396
0.00
38.Drupal394
-29.64
39.Selenium375
0.00
40.EC2365
0.00

TOP 20 network protocols

RankProtocolScoreChange %
1.DNS1198
-0.91
2.HTTP/HTTPS871
4.31
3.DHCP459
1.55
4.VPN454
-20.07
5.VOIP379
-5.25
6.NFS327
-17.22
7.FTP289
13.78
8.SSH273
-13.61
9.SMTP272
1.87
10.SNMP270
-7.22
11.BGP202
-8.60
12.SIP179
20.95
13.CLEARCASE119
-13.77
14.CFENGINE104
-37.72
15.sftp88
-2.22
16.NTP83
-19.42
17.NIS78
-21.21
18.KERBEROS52
-50.48
19.TELNET29
-23.68
20.IMAP26
0.00

TOP 10 Certifications on demand

RankSkillScoreChange %
1.Cisco442
-0.45
2.CISSP423
12.50
3.Microsoft290
-9.66
4.CompTIA218
6.86
5.Redhat193
-5.85
6.ITIL122
6.09
7.GIAC43
38.71
8.Oracle22
-59.26
9.LPI18
28.57
10.Novell7
133.33

TOP 20 Development Skills

RankSkillScoreChange %
1.Java10370
2.10
2.C/C++/C#6406
10.60
3.Python4356
4.76
4.PHP3458
-4.84
5.Perl3207
-1.60
6.Javascript2953
-1.63
7.Embedded2251
9.01
8.DevOps1977
16.98
9.HTML1849
2.38
10.Ruby/Rails1830
0.55
11.J2EE1482
-11.31
12.CSS1449
-1.23
13.Bash1189
-4.19
14..Net1010
-9.01
15.Spring980
-15.59
16.AJAX723
-3.73
17.SOAP686
-3.65
18.Powershell507
42.02
19.Django387
35.79
20.ASP337
-11.08

TOP Operating Systems

RankOS *ScoreChange %
1.Windows7651
3.43
2.Redhat2855
-4.39
3.Solaris1547
-5.27
4.AIX997
-0.20
5.Android938
-1.68
6.CentOS654
-9.67
7.Ubuntu518
12.85
8.Suse358
11.53
9.Debian347
18.43
10.HP-UX197
3.14
11.BSD157
15.44
12.Fedora67
28.85
13.OEL32
-41.82
14.Gentoo11
-26.67
15.Mandriva3
50.00
* Includes Server and Desktop

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