Looking for an edge in your search for a new job, and considering a career in tech? A new report by the Linux Foundation suggests that Linux is one of the key ingredients for getting hired. The Linux Job report notes the following facts:
- In the United States, the unemployment rate for tech professionals is 3.8 percent, a vast improvement from 5.3 percent just 12 months ago and far better than the 8.3 percent national unemployment rate.
- Demand for Linux talent is on the rise, but finding those professionals is difficult.
- Mid-level Linux developers and system administrators are the most in-demand.
The survey used for the report includes responses from over 2,000 hiring managers at corporations, Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs), government organizations, and staffing agencies.
Linux is a big subject area — where do you start if you want to learn about it? There’s some free Linux learning resources such as http://beginlinux.org/ and http://lowfatlinux.com/ you can check out, and the Linux Foundation has some free video tutorials.