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Linux Career IT Skills Watch update Jan 2014

The statistics below are taken from approximately ten thousand job advertisement samples posted around the world between October 2013 and January 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: January 2014
Countries Included: USA, GBR, GER, CAN, AUS, BEL, POL, ESP, LUX, PHL
Next Update: Apr 2014

Archive: Apr 2013 Jul 2013 Oct 2013

TOP 40 IT skills

RankSkillScoreChange %
1. MySQL 3371
5.31
2. VMware 3116
5.56
3. Apache 2335
-7.01
4. OraclePL/SQL 1643
11.31
5. SAP 1496
4.11
6. Tomcat 1315
1.70
7. WebSphere 1127
6.42
8. ActiveDirectory 1004
6.92
9. JQuery 970
1.78
10. JBoss 932
-6.61
11. Hadoop 926
6.07
12. Puppet 915
2.12
13. Weblogic 914
-4.09
14. Git 862
13.57
15. Subversion 856
-3.71
16. AWS 814
18.31
17. DB2 794
15.07
18. MicrosoftSQL 790
-3.07
19. IIS 673
13.68
20. Citrix 648
4.01
21. Chef 629
5.18
22. netAPP 620
-19.06
23. ITIL 615
-4.50
24. NAS 606
-16.64
25. LDAP 603
-14.22
26. noSQL 507
4.97
27. Nagios 490
-7.89
28. Eclipse 489
10.88
29. ANT 482
13.15
30. ESX/ESXi 481
-8.03
31. mongoDB 440
34.97
32. RAC 424
0.95
33. Drupal 415
-17.33
34. PostgreSQL 349
-0.29
35. Tivoli 330
3.45
36. OpenStack 326
63.82
37. XenServer 319
-9.89
38. Juniper 313
-28.54
39. SYBASE 312
4.00
40. vSphere 309
-12.71

TOP 20 network protocols

RankProtocolScoreChange %
1. DNS 1197
-8.77
2. HTTP/HTTPS 749
-17.33
3. VPN 470
-13.28
4. DHCP 458
-13.58
5. NFS 425
-17.64
6. VOIP 421
-17.13
7. SNMP 330
1.54
8. FTP 278
-10.61
9. SSH 247
-21.09
10. SIP 214
-6.96
11. BGP 203
-20.70
12. SMTP 200
-36.71
13. CLEARCASE 113
-9.60
14. NTP 111
-20.14
15. CFENGINE 106
1.92
16. sftp 105
0.00
17. NIS 104
-11.86
18. KERBEROS 54
-20.59
19. HSRP 47
0.00
20. TELNET 33
-28.26

TOP 10 Certifications on demand

RankSkillScoreChange %
1. Cisco 484
-6.92
2. CISSP 330
-0.90
3. Microsoft 320
0.00
4. Redhat 170
7.59
5. CompTIA 143
-4.67
6. ITIL 84
-17.65
7. Oracle 53
65.62
8. Novell 21
200.00
9. GIAC 16
-52.94
10. LPI 12
9.09

TOP 20 Development Skills

RankSkillScoreChange %
1. Java 9445
-0.71
2. C/C++/C# 6072
12.38
3. Perl 3594
2.42
4. PHP 3442
4.59
5. Python 3390
4.86
6. Javascript 2767
5.97
7. Embedded 1891
10.97
8. HTML 1854
3.75
9. J2EE 1799
-6.30
10. Ruby/Rails 1641
-0.49
11. CSS 1451
4.31
12. Spring 1176
0.00
13. Bash 1159
-1.02
14. .Net 1000
2.46
15. DevOps 995
17.20
16. AJAX 778
5.42
17. SOAP 746
5.82
18. ASP 366
16.93
19. Powershell 320
-3.90
20. KornShell 258
-6.18

TOP Operating Systems

RankOS *ScoreChange %
1. Windows 6972
-5.77
2. Redhat 2720
-2.47
3. Solaris 1687
-10.88
4. AIX 1180
0.43
5. Android 1001
-1.38
6. CentOS 606
-14.65
7. Ubuntu 416
-14.58
8. Suse 354
18.00
9. Debian 200
-23.37
10. HP-UX 163
-12.37
11. BSD 138
-20.23
12. Fedora 84
-9.68
13. OEL 60
39.53
14. Gentoo 16
-33.33
* Includes Server and Desktop

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