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Linux Jobs Report: 81% of recruiters say hiring Linux talent is a priority

New Linux Jobs Report says 81% of tech recruiters are looking for Linux talent and 63% expect an increase in Linux-related employment…

The Linux Foundation today posted on their blog the results of the first ever Linux Jobs Report. Conducted by Tech Job site Dice in association with the Linux Foundation, the report looks very positive for Linux professionals.

As well as revealing that 81% of recruiters are making the hiring of Linux talent a priority, it also goes on to say how 63% believe there will be an increase in hiring people with Linux-related skills. In a blog post, Jim Zemlin of the Linux Foundation expanded on some of the points in the report:

“Google, Facebook, Amazon, Qualcomm, IBM, Intel and hundreds of other companies who rely on Linux to support their businesses, especially their highly-valued data centers and embedded systems, are paying big bucks to find and retain Linux talent. The Linux Jobs Report shows that nearly 1/3 of the companies surveyed are giving pay increases to these professionals that are above the industry norm.”

The full report goes into detail on these figures and more, such as the difficulty employers are having finding qualified Linux people, and the variety of benefits offered to those who get a job.

Now more than ever is a great time to be looking for Linux work.