2012 Linux Job Forecast: Demand is on the Rise

Demand for Linux talent is on the rise, but finding those professionals can be difficult.

Dice and The Linux Foundation teamed up to survey more than 2,000 hiring managers to better understand the global 2012 hiring outlook for Linux professionals.

The big takeaways:

  • 8 in 10 survey respondents say that hiring Linux professionals is a top priority for 2012.
  • 85% say finding Linux talent is somewhat to very difficult.
  • Companies are making significant investments to attract and retain Linux talent through better salaries, bonuses and perks.
  • Mid-level Linux developers and systems administrators are most in-demand.

Visit here to read the full 2012 Linux Jobs Report.

Not familiar with Linux? It’s a UNIX-like operating system that is free and can be run on many platforms, including PCs and Macs.

 What other tech skills are in demand for 2012?

According to our most recent hiring trend survey, Java/J2EE developers, Software Developers/Engineers and Mobile Developers sit atop the top 10 the list.

What IT job titles top your hiring list? Share your 2012 recruiting priorities below.

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February 17, 2012 at 10:16 am, anthonyvenable110 said:

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February 28, 2012 at 7:25 pm, Linux Skills in Demand – GogoTraining said:

[…] Linux Pro’s in 2012 is a top priority for 8 of of 10 hiring managers says the 2012 Dice/The Linux Foundation hiring manager survey.  Key highlights […]

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