Demand for Linux Professionals Soars

By Dennis McCafferty
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    77% of hiring managers say that recruiting Linux talent is a priority, up from 70% a year ago.

Linux professionals are in huge demand these days. In fact, the vast majority of hiring managers contacted plan to recruit Linux pros over the next six months, according to the "2014 Linux Jobs Report," from Dice and the Linux Foundation. Given today's highly competitive recruiting environment, those same managers say they're receptive to providing job incentives such as flexible work arrangements and higher-than-normal salaries. "Enterprises are increasingly describing Linux as a core part of the business," says Shravan Goli, president of Dice. "In turn, hiring managers are turning up the dial on the incentives offered to technology talent with Linux skills. These professionals are working on projects tightly aligned with a future vision of what enterprises look like." Dice is an online jobs and career community for technology pros. The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. More than 1,100 hiring managers and 4,000 Linux professionals took part in the research.

This article was originally published on 2014-03-14
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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