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Linux Career IT Skills Watch update April 2015

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

TOP 40 IT skills

RankSkillScoreChange %
1.VMware3206
-9.59
2.MySQL3159
-8.12
3.Apache2313
-10.73
4.AWS1803
9.94
5.Puppet1670
5.56
6.Hadoop1533
-2.67
7.Git1423
1.50
8.SAP1408
15.13
9.Chef1341
11.38
10.OraclePL/SQL1285
-2.87
11.Tomcat1204
-8.16
12.WebSphere1070
6.26
13.Jenkins1002
5.25
14.Subversion922
3.25
15.ActiveDirectory887
-6.04
16.noSQL793
2.59
17.Weblogic781
-20.14
18.JBoss772
-4.22
19.MicrosoftSQL765
9.76
20.DB2744
0.13
21.LDAP707
-1.94
22.ITIL646
20.30
23.PostgreSQL642
11.27
24.Nagios640
13.48
25.NAS638
22.46
26.netAPP580
23.14
27.Maven548
-4.53
28.Jira548
10.04
29.mongoDB519
-9.42
30.IIS508
3.25
31.Citrix506
-9.64
32.OpenStack447
-26.60
33.ESX/ESXi442
-8.68
34.Eclipse397
-0.50
35.EC2397
24.06
36.Drupal344
0.00
37.vSphere337
-14.25
38.ANT328
-7.87
39.Juniper322
0.00
40.Cassandra321
-8.29

TOP 20 network protocols

RankProtocolScoreChange %
1.DNS1296
-3.79
2.HTTP/HTTPS1072
6.45
3.VPN578
7.04
4.VOIP439
34.66
5.DHCP433
-7.28
6.SMTP309
-5.50
7.NFS309
-28.31
8.SSH304
4.83
9.SNMP269
-25.48
10.FTP238
-2.86
11.BGP228
4.59
12.SIP182
14.47
13.CLEARCASE164
-8.89
14.NTP119
30.77
15.KERBEROS96
20.00
16.sftp89
7.23
17.CFENGINE88
-15.38
18.NIS72
-32.71
19.IMAP33
-25.00
20.TELNET27
-57.81

TOP 10 Certifications on demand

RankSkillScoreChange %
1.Cisco591
29.32
2.CISSP581
28.26
3.Microsoft303
3.77
4.CompTIA251
13.06
5.Redhat178
-9.18
6.ITIL83
10.67
7.GIAC54
5.88
8.Oracle45
-15.09
9.LPI20
42.86
10.Novell12
200.00

TOP 20 Development Skills

RankSkillScoreChange %
1.Java8955
-2.92
2.C/C++/C#6167
-5.50
3.Python5043
8.29
4.PHP3651
5.83
5.Perl3394
-3.22
6.Javascript3222
5.64
7.DevOps2447
9.05
8.Ruby/Rails2311
-0.43
9.Embedded2277
-9.79
10.HTML1775
9.57
11.Bash1565
0.38
12.XML1409
0.21
13.CSS1378
2.76
14.J2EE1279
-0.93
15..Net1079
12.28
16.JQuery948
0.00
17.Spring884
-8.77
18.AJAX635
-0.94
19.SOAP612
-4.08
20.Powershell508
-4.87

TOP Operating Systems

RankOS *ScoreChange %
1.Windows7843
2.40
2.Redhat3097
-7.39
3.Solaris1732
-2.09
4.AIX1057
-4.08
5.Android986
0.82
6.CentOS745
-6.88
7.Ubuntu563
-1.75
8.Suse292
-24.55
9.Debian279
-11.99
10.HP-UX158
-15.51
11.BSD135
8.87
12.Fedora76
7.04
13.OEL71
31.48
14.Gentoo11
-45.00
15.PCLinuxOS0
0.00
* Includes Server and Desktop

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