The demand for Linux developers has jumped seven per cent in comparison to last year, a study has shown.
The 2014 Linux Jobs Report shows that hiring managers at tech-powered companies are focusing more attention on Linux talent - and that’s reverberating in the market, with stronger than average salary increases to those working with the OS.
Some 77% of hiring managers have “hiring Linux talent” on their list of priorities for 2014, up from 70 a year ago. With these strategic priorities set, more than nine in ten hiring managers plan to hire a Linux professional in the next six months.
Almost half of hiring managers (46%) are beefing up their plans for recruiting Linux talent over the next six months, a three-point increase over last year, and 86% of Linux professionals report that knowing the OS has given them more career opportunities.
Another 64% say they chose to work with Linux because of its pervasiveness in modern-day technology infrastructure.
This year’s survey includes responses from more than 1,100 hiring managers at corporations, small and medium businesses (SMBs), government organisations, and staffing agencies across the globe – as well as responses from more than 4,000 Linux professionals worldwide.
The OS has always had a strong presence in the technology world, but these numbers show that the open-source software is really picking up steam.
Author: Sead Fadilpašic