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Where are all the Linux professionals?

Feb 17, 2012, 20:01 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

"One would expect this figure to be high in a situation where demand was higher than supply: in a scarcity scenario, how could it be anything but? However, 85 percent seemed particularly high? it is really that hard to find Linux talent?

"Several reasons for this scarcity occurred to me right off the bat: employers are seeking candidates with higher-than-realistic expectations, potential candidates aren't getting the education/certifications they need, or perhaps there's an actual decrease of talent coming into the Linux ecosystem.

"To see if I could uncover an answer, I contacted Dice.com Managing Director Alice Hill to see what clues she could provide. Hill clarified the results of the report succinctly: even though many companies are coming back after the recession, shortages of Linux professional are significant, which is causing the uptick in salary offerings."

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