Linux Career IT Skills Watch update Oct 2013
LinuxCareer's October IT Skills Watch update is out. The current statistics refer to the period between July and September 2013.The biggest drop was made by the Oracle
certification, possibly by the increased demand for ITIL
certifications. The demand for GIAC
certification has risen consecutively in the last two quarters by almost 70% and over 25%, respectively. The drop in demand for Oracle
certification, however, followed the 70+% increase of the Oracle
certification in the July IT Skills Watch
. In the LinuxCareer's top 40 IT skills on demand SAP
has recovered from last quarter's decrease in demand. Note also the steady increase in the demand for VMware
knowledge. This quarter, the increase was very close to the recorded figures in the last quarter. Regarding network protocols, KERBEROS
registered the highest increase, with 70% and over 40% increases, respectively. Finally, the demand for DevOps
specialists has increased in contrast to the majority of development skills, which registered a drop in this quarter.
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The statistics below are taken from approximately ten thousand job advertisement samples posted around the world between July and September 2013. The data tabulated below illustrates that the demand for IT skills 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.
Current Results: October 2013
Countries Included: USA, GBR, GER, CAN, AUS, BEL, POL, ESP, LUX, PHL
Next Update: Jan 2014
Archive: Apr 2013 Jul 2013
TOP 40 IT skills
TOP 20 network protocols
TOP 10 Certifications on demand
TOP 20 Development Skills
TOP Operating Systems
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