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, which was pushed out from the job offers by the increasing demand for ITIL and GIAC certifications. The demand for GIAC certification has been rising consecutively in two last quarters with almost 70% and over 25%, respectively. The drop in the demand for Oracle certification, however, followed the over 70% increase of the Oracle certification in the July IT Skills Watch. In the LinuxCareer’s top 40 IT skills on demand SAP has claimed up from the last quarter’s decrease in demand. Note also the steady increase of the demand for the knowledge of VMware. This quarter the increase was very close to the recorded numbers in the last quarter. From network protocols KERBEROS and SIP registered the highest increase, with 70% and over 40% increase, respectively. Finally, the demand for DevOps specialists has increased in contrast to the majority of development skills, which registered a drop in this quarter.