Friday, August 13, 2004

Demand for Linux Skills Rising

From Linuxplanet:

Linux Skills in High Demand as IT Jobs Pick Up
Get 'Em While They're Hot

Sharon Gaudin
Thursday, August 12, 2004 10:44:14 AM

Linux skills are a hot commodity today.

More employers are looking to hire people with Linux experience and skills than another skill sets, according to numbers from, a major job board for technical professionals.

Scot Melland, CEO and president of Dice, reports that while IT job listings on his site have doubled in the past 12 months, job listings calling for Linux skills have gone up 190 percent. At this time last year, Dice was listing about 25,000 jobs. Today, there are more than 50,000 jobs listed. And a year ago, there were 860 to 900 Linux-related jobs listed, while there are 2,500 listed now.

"The demand for Linux skills is absolutely growing and it's growing faster than the overall demand for tech professionals," says Melland. "It's definitely one of the hottest skill sets out there."

Read the whole article here.

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