July 2013: IT skills watch
Linux Career IT Skills Watch update July 2013
As promised, here is the latest "IT Skills Watch" update . The current statistics refer to the period between May and June 2013. The biggest drop was made by the LPI certification, which seems to be losing ground in comparison to other major certification providers. The reason for this could be the generic nature of the LPI certification, which does not appear to be very appealing for many employers right now. On the other hand, the biggest gain was made by the Amazon Web Services, which may not be completely surprising and can be explained by the fact that many companies are currently switching or thinking about making a move to cloud technology. From the same reason, knowledge of DNS steadily holds its position and, therefore, some basic understanding of DNS is an absolute must for a system administrator . Additionally, OraclePL/SQL appeared to be a safe bet in the past two months for those already equipped with OraclePL/SQL related skills.
The statistics below are taken from approximately ten thousand job advertisement samples posted around the world between May and June 2013. Therefore, the data below reflects up to date, approximate IT skills demand leaning towards the Linux and Unix environment. We have considered approximately 150 IT skills, dozen operating systems and hundreds 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 rank 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 always changing job market and thus helping you to increase your changes to get you a job you have always wanted.
Current Results: July 2013
Volume of Analyzed Job Advertisements: 9894
Countries Included: USA, GBR, GER, CAN, AUS, BEL, POL, ESP, LUX, PHL
Next Update: Oct 2013
Archive: Apr 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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