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Looking to see if the skills you possess are the ones most in demand? Are there areas within your overall skill set that need to be addressed to increase your marketability? We have combined the categories within our skills profiles to showcase what the ultimate DevOps engineer would look like based on corporate demand. Not only can you see the skill in each category that is currently at the top of the mountain, but also the ones realizing the greatest percentage growth. Essentially, one can view the incumbent and the challengers on its heels. Therefore, the notion of the ultimate DevOps engineer is fluid, and a certain skill can change on a quarter by quarter basis.

On a side note, there are a couple of categories that were deemed difficult to narrow. In this case, there were two of them, security and storage. We felt it best to stick with broad skills, such as SSL for security or SAN for storage. Also, within the networking section, it was determined to stick with application protocols, such as HTTP. The remaining categories provided a much easier means to narrow the field to an exact skill. As always, we are open to feedback. Thus, if there is a better way to get more specific results for security or storage, we are all ears.

It has been nearly a year and a half since Microsoft and Red Hat announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux would be available on Microsoft's Azure, and to say the least, the results have been astounding. That may not come as a huge shock to a number of people, however, the data results have been worthy of noting its success. The collaboration between these two companies might have caught a few off guard, since we all probably remember the “Linux is a cancer” days. But, it appears these two behemoths have let bygones be bygones, and the consumer is the real winner as a result.

While still small in comparison to Amazon's Web Services, the numbers we have seen for companies searching for individuals with experience on Microsoft Azure have risen dramatically. When the collaboration was initially launched, there were 273 job listings looking for Azure exposure. With our latest batch of results coming this month, July 2017, that number has jumped to 705. Thus, an increase of over 150% since April 2016. It is clear that companies have migrated to this combination in large numbers, thereby solidifying its success.

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The application space is the place to be. A lot of work has been done in the low-level Linux arena, and it continues, but the growth over the last few years has been in the application space. With that being the case, which language are developers utilizing to build these apps? In short, it depends, which I know does not come as a huge surprise. But, with the data that we have, we are able to determine which languages are leading the way.

The language that finds itself on the top of the mountain is Java. Being around open source software for over 15 years, this was not always the case. Early on, we did not see a lot of interest in Java developers, but boy has that changed. It is the definitive leader in the application space currently. While the numbers have not grown in the last six quarters, the sheer overall number is impressive. On average, companies are asking for Java skills in over 1 in 3 job postings focused on FLOSS. Quite a feat for a language that did not register on the radar years ago. And, based on its heavy use with Android, it would not be a surprise to see this number increase in the future.

Another language that is used prominently in the application space is C++. While its numbers can't quite compete with that of Java, it still commands a large marketshare in this arena. Whereas Java is asked for in 1 of 3 postings, C++ is required in 1 of 4. Much like that of Java, its numbers have remained relatively stable over the last six quarters. C++ has always been heavily utilized, and even though Java has superseded it, it remains a highly relevant language.

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