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Linux Pros Remain in High Demand

The Linux Foundation, this week released its 2015 Linux Jobs report, produced by career Website Dice.

"The year-over-year data really underscores the trends we've all been witnessing: Linux has become the world's most ubiquitous operating system, and companies need more talent to support it," Amanda McPherson, Linux Foundation chief marketing officer, told eWEEK. "As such, we expected the stats around hiring managers prioritizing Linux talent to remain high, and they did."

The study, based on surveys completed by 1,010 hiring managers and 3,446 Linux professionals, found that 92 percent of hiring managers plan on bringing professionals with Linux skills on board in the next six months.

While hiring managers want to hire more Linux professionals, that's a task that's easier said than done. The study found that 88 percent of hiring managers indicated that it's very or somewhat difficult to find qualified Linux candidates.

Read the full story at eWEEK:
Demand for Linux Skills Growing Faster Than Talent Pool: Report

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.