Welcome!

Python Authors: Pat Romanski, Matt Davis, AppDynamics Blog, Donald Meyer, Liz McMillan

News Feed Item

2013 Linux Jobs Forecast: Pressing Need for Linux Talent

Ninety-Three Percent of Hiring Managers Plan to Hire a Linux Pro in the Next Six Months

NEW YORK, NY and SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/20/13 -- The 2013 Linux Jobs Report, which forecasts the Linux job market based on a survey of hiring managers and Linux professionals, shows increases in demand for Linux talent that is being met by aggressive recruitment strategies. This backdrop is resulting in salary growth for Linux talent at nearly double industry norms and more than a third of Linux pros planning to switch employers in the year ahead.

The 2013 Linux Jobs Report released today includes new data this year from both hiring managers (850) and Linux professionals (2,600), providing a comprehensive view of the Linux career landscape from the business needs driving the demand to the personal incentives that are most attractive to Linux professionals.

Key statistics from the report include:

  • Ninety-three percent of hiring managers say they will hire a Linux pro in the next six months, an increase from 89 percent in 2012.

  • More hiring managers in 2013 say that finding Linux talent is difficult (Nine out of 10 in 2013; eight out of 10 in 2012), underscoring the opportunity for tech professionals who know Linux.

  • Seventy-five percent of Linux professionals surveyed have received at least one call from a recruiter in the last six months. These professionals are being pursued by employers offering above average salaries and bonuses. Linux salaries jumped nine percent this year, far outpacing the five percent increase in tech salaries overall (which was the biggest jump in a decade), according to the Dice Salary Survey.

  • Systems administrators are the most sought-after Linux pros, according to hiring managers, representing the growth of Linux in the enterprise to support cloud computing and big data.

The 2013 Linux Jobs Report, conducted by Dice, the leading career site for technology and engineering professionals, and The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the growth of Linux, also includes insights into why employers are seeking Linux talent now and what the top incentives are for Linux pros, among other important findings. Download the complete report at: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/publications/linux-foundation/2013-linux-jobs-report

"The improvement in hiring intent from last year's sky high levels shows that Linux professionals are in a job market of their own. For Linux professionals, the trend is your friend -- make sure you are taking advantage of this market's career opportunities," said Alice Hill, Managing Director of Dice.com and President, Dice Labs.

"The unprecedented demand for Linux professionals represents Linux' growth across industries and the increasing relevance of the collaborative development model," said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs at The Linux Foundation. "The 2013 Linux Jobs Report shows that there is unlimited opportunity for college graduates and technology professionals who want to pursue careers in Linux. We hope to help continue to advance Linux by providing the Linux training resources needed to make these professionals ready for the jobs that await them."

As part of The Linux Foundation's mission to protect, promote and advance Linux, it has created a comprehensive, neutral Linux training program to help address the market demand for experienced Linux systems administrators and developers. The organization is seeing a spike in inquiries for enterprise Linux training and attributes it to the increasing use of Linux to support cloud computing and big data. The Linux Foundation's enterprise and developer courses are designed to give attendees hands on experience and the advanced technical skills needed to thrive in their careers today.

The 2013 Linux Jobs Report Methodology
From January 3, 2013 to January 18, 2013, Dice and The Linux Foundation surveyed both hiring managers and Linux professionals about their Linux jobs needs and preferences.

Hiring managers from corporations, small and medium businesses (SMBs), government organizations, and staffing agencies were surveyed. More than 850 responded with 79 percent indicating their company was headquartered in the North America, 9 percent in Europe, 4 percent in Asia, 2 percent in South America, as well as Africa, Australia/New Zealand, Japan, the Middle East, Mexico and Central America. Respondents needed to have hired at least one Linux professional in the last year, or have plans to hire Linux professionals in 2013 to participate in the survey, and they were allowed to check as many responses to questions as appropriate. In addition, more than 2,600 Linux professionals responded to a survey, with 34 percent indicating they've been working as a Linux professional for 10 years or more.

About Dice
Dice, a Dice Holdings, Inc. service, is the leading career site for technology and engineering professionals. With a more than 20-year track record of meeting the ever-changing needs of technology professionals, companies and recruiters, our specialty focus and exposure to highly skilled professional communities enable employers to reach hard-to-find, experienced and qualified technology and engineering candidates. www.Dice.com

About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source development community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Linux conferences, including LinuxCon, and generating original Linux research, Linux videos and content that advances the understanding of the Linux platform. Its web properties, including Linux.com, reach approximately two million people per month. The organization also provides extensive Linux training opportunities that feature the Linux kernel community's leading experts as instructors. Follow The Linux Foundation on Twitter.

Trademarks: The Linux Foundation, Linux Standard Base, MeeGo, Tizen and Yocto Project are trademarks of The Linux Foundation. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2233753

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

Media Contacts:

Jennifer Cloer
The Linux Foundation
503-867-2304
[email protected]

Rachel Ceccarelli
Dice
212-448-8288
[email protected]

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
The deluge of IoT sensor data collected from connected devices and the powerful AI required to make that data actionable are giving rise to a hybrid ecosystem in which cloud, on-prem and edge processes become interweaved. Attendees will learn how emerging composable infrastructure solutions deliver the adaptive architecture needed to manage this new data reality. Machine learning algorithms can better anticipate data storms and automate resources to support surges, including fully scalable GPU-c...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
Predicting the future has never been more challenging - not because of the lack of data but because of the flood of ungoverned and risk laden information. Microsoft states that 2.5 exabytes of data are created every day. Expectations and reliance on data are being pushed to the limits, as demands around hybrid options continue to grow.
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, we provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading...
If a machine can invent, does this mean the end of the patent system as we know it? The patent system, both in the US and Europe, allows companies to protect their inventions and helps foster innovation. However, Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be set to disrupt the patent system as we know it. This talk will examine how AI may change the patent landscape in the years to come. Furthermore, ways in which companies can best protect their AI related inventions will be examined from both a US and...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
DXWorldEXPO LLC, the producer of the world's most influential technology conferences and trade shows has announced the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO "Early Bird Registration" is now open. Register for Full Conference "Gold Pass" ▸ Here (Expo Hall ▸ Here)
Bill Schmarzo, Tech Chair of "Big Data | Analytics" of upcoming CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York (November 12-13, 2018, New York City) today announced the outline and schedule of the track. "The track has been designed in experience/degree order," said Schmarzo. "So, that folks who attend the entire track can leave the conference with some of the skills necessary to get their work done when they get back to their offices. It actually ties back to some work that I'm doing at the University of ...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, taking place November 12-13 in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd international CloudEXPO | first international DXWorldEXPO and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time t...