Job Outlook is Bright for Linux Professionals

A new report on the Linux job market shows that demand for Linux skills is on the rise but finding talent is difficult for employers, thus creating an advantageous situation for Linux professionals. The 2012 Linux Jobs Report shares the results of a recent survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers. The research was conducted by Dice, the career site for technology and engineering professionals, and The Linux Foundation, the non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the growth of Linux.

According to The Linux Foundation, among the salient points that emerged from the survey are that eight in 10 recruiters say hiring Linux talent is a priority in 2012; managers are planning to hire more Linux professionals relative to other skill areas in the next six months; and that Linux professionals are hard to find, garnering higher salaries and better bonuses. "Linux jobs have become some of the hottest jobs in all of tech," said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. "Clearly, hiring managers throughout the IT tech sector understand this and are aggressively seeking Linux professionals. It is our job to meet this demand by ensuring developers and systems admins have access to the community networking opportunities and Linux training they need to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity."

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