from the Is-this-the-year-of-the-Linux-expert dept.
"About 77% of hiring managers say finding Linux talent is a priority this year, up from 70% last year, and there's 'explosive demand' around the world for people with Linux skills, according to a recent report. A survey found hiring managers at tech-powered companies are focusing more attention on Linux talent, with the result that those who can work with the open source operating system will earn stronger-than-average salary increases.
Other findings include:
More than nine in 10 hiring managers plan to hire a Linux professional in the next six months;
Hiring managers are increasing the number of Linux professionals they are searching for. Forty six percent of hiring managers are beefing up their plans for recruiting Linux talent over the next six months, a three-point increase over last year.
Knowing Linux advances careers. Eighty-six percent of Linux professionals report that knowing Linux has given them more career opportunities, and 64 per cent say they chose to work with Linux because of its pervasiveness.