"It has been a tough job market for just about every technical
profession the last few years, but the demand for Linux
professionals is on the rise.
"David Foote, president and chief research officer at
Connecticut-based research firm Foote Partners LLC, said that Linux
experts are seeing bigger salaries and more job openings.
"'I think we started seeing the bump in Linux pay about a year
ago,' he said. 'In 2002, we started to see movement, and then it
started to build in 2003. I would make the case that Linux as a
technology is in a much stronger position than it was 12 or 15