Linux Job Market Heats Up

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | February 19, 2014

Summary: Want a tech job? Then polish up your Linux skills and you will be handsomely rewarded.

Dice, the leading career site for technology and engineering professionals, and The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the growth of Linux and collaborative development, has just released the 2014 Linux Jobs Report  (PDF Link). The two found that "The explosive demand for Linux talent is intensifying."

Specifically, the data from over a thousand hiring managers found that 77 percent of hiring managers have "hiring Linux talent" on their list of priorities for 2014, up from 70 percent a year ago. More than nine out of ten hiring managers plan to bring Linux professionals on board in the next six months. Furthermore, 46 percent plan to boost their hiring of Linux pros in 2014, a 3-point increase over 2012."