Employers Cite a Surge in Demand for Linux Pros

Employers Cite a Surge in Demand for Linux Pros

Employers Cite a Surge in Demand for Linux Pros

In Demand, Part I  93% of hiring managers say they will hire a Linux pro during the next six months.

It is considered the most ubiquitous and popular free open-source operating system. And if you demonstrate IT skills in this field, you're setting yourself up for a lucrative in-demand career. In this case, we're referring to Linux, as a vast majority of hiring managers worldwide say they are looking for systems administrators, developers and other technology professionals who specialize in this IT niche, according to recent research from Dice and The Linux Foundation. The competition for Linux workers is fierce, findings show, as both company growth and migrations to Linux systems have boosted demand. As a result, Linux specialists command a far higher salary than other technology professionals. Nevertheless, these tech pros are also looking for additional quality-of-life benefits from their future employers. More than 850 global hiring managers and 2,600 Linux professionals took part in this research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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