Looking for a Linux job?
From the 'Working For A Living' files:
Years ago when I first started out with Linux, I remember talking to a recruiter about trying to find a job with Linux skills. The recruiter was clueless and asked me 'But do you know Solaris?'
Times sure do change, and while there is still a need for Solaris admins, there is undoubtedly a need for Linux admins too.
There are all kinds of stats including some self-serving ones from the Linux Foundation that point to a growth in the number of Linux related jobs. Without pulling any specific numbers, it's easy to observe that demand has grown.
Ten years ago, Red Hat was not as widely deployed as it is today. In 2010, Red Hat Enterprise Linux powers the NYSE, Navy ships, Airplane entertainment systems and thousands of enterprises. I'm specifically calling out Red Hat here as they have their own certification, the RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer) that is now a decade old certification effort.