Application Development: Linux Skills Open Huge Job Opportunities

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2011-12-12 Print this article Print


Java is the No. 1 most-referenced skill area for employers looking for Linux expertise, according to
Linux is hot, and the demand for Linux workers will continue to grow in 2012, according to, a site established by the Linux Foundation. According to the job board: "Code is the new resume. Linux professionals are the fastest-growing job category in the IT world. reaches millions of Linux professionals from all over the world. Whether you are an employer or a job seeker, this is the place to find the hottest Linux gurus or your next dream job." Since its inception in 1991, Linux has grown to become a force in computing, powering everything from the New York Stock Exchange and mobile phones to supercomputers and consumer devices. The Linux Foundation is the nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading technology companies and developers from around the world. This slide show takes a look at the hot Linux jobs out there, what kinds of Linux jobs are most available and where they are located.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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