Know Linux? Get a Job!


If you have Linux skills, then this is probably the best time to let people know, because those skills could very likely land you a new or better.

That’s the word from this year’s annual Linux Jobs Report, put together by the Linux Foundation and jobs board

Specifically, 93 percent of hiring managers plan to be looking for a Linux professional in the next six months, with 90 percent of those same hiring managers complaining that it’s somewhat to very difficult to find such Linux gurus to fill the slots they have.

The demand is showing up amongst potential candidates, too. Three-quarters of Linux professionals report having gotten a call from a recruiter in the last half of 2012. And, while technology-sector salaries went up by 5% in 2012, Linux-oriented salaries rose by 9% in the same period.

We certainly can understand the need for more Linux experts here at SUSE, where we are always on the look out for more talent to help us innovate and work with customers. Based on our own experience, this report’s conclusions don’t really surprise us much.

So what can you do to get yourself out there on the Linux market? If you use Linux, consider formalizing your skills, through training or even formal certification, such as through our partners at the Linux Professional Institute. Polish up your resume and make sure it’s out on networks like LinkedIn or

Linux is growing every day, and employers are looking for a lot of new staff to fill their need to configure and improve the world’s best operating system. Are you ready to join the team?

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  • Oh, thats seems to be great! I´m LPIC-1 and NCLA certified and i´m searching for a job with Linux oder Linux-Administrations. Over 10 years im using openSUSE at home as Server and Notebook.
    So where can i find a job?

    • Brian Proffitt says:

      I would suggest updating your resume or CV and getting it out to job sites. Since you’re in Germany, I personally can’t recommend any local sites, but I am sure there’s many.

      If you’ve done this already, then identify areas where you might need skills to be sharpened. The best people to ask? Job interviewers. When the interview is about done, ask them for feedback on your strengths and weaknesses for that job. Even if you don’t get the job, you’ll know what to improve the next time around.

      • Carlos says:

        Im also using Linux since 1998, started with Ubuntu, moved to Fedora, then to Suse, then Mandriva, then Fedora+SUSE+Ubuntu, then tried MINT *Sold to Chinese Bank by the way, that is what Blue Systems is…that Netrunner has a UBUNTU ONE like App, only it can turn into a Server…They use, for selling Domains/Hostings/Sites, ooh….INSTA is a Brand of a Chinese Bank, just the 4th in World Rank.
        I found this cos used to trade forex, and Bro went to Malasya, so in Malasya this INSTAforex Broker gives 1.000x Leverage, with any Order…even 0.1USD, something I can ORDER with 5.0 USD Deposit, which they allow…??? And includes a MasterCard, Valid any Country…..with what, you redraw in seconds any Profits???? eheheh.
        Well, the point is KUBUNTU now its theyres, so is MINT who started having Probs with Ubuntu Repositories..I loved MINT, but allays crashing..guess NET RUNNER will be the alternative, and why not? Installs Windows, Mac OX, any Linux, and someway, there seems to exist much more sites offering Illegal Windows or MacOX, but so far so good….What amazed me was that usually I install Ubuntu Wuby from Windows, so I get a 3rd OS Linux cos it has lots of games. BUT….This time, I decided to try KUBUNTU…Man…., I wanted to Erase Windows 8 cos I hate it, and that New Kubuntu, Ubuntu doesn’t do this…not Only Installed with WIN8, but I even Logged in with the WIN8 USER and Password?????
        So, I could just went to Windows get what I want, or Save it there…but that with any Linux…now, FEDORA 18 is TRYING to break Windows 8 Secure Boot, and, not with much success, and KUBUNTU is been doing it since much before.
        Who Knows what?…Never used Kubuntu again…now Its just Windows 8, 7 and Fedora and now gonna try SUSE cos it loos much better then Ubuntu, costs less…and I need a TOP Linux..and Fedora just happened to pop up with an extra User, tho INACTIVE???…with names like Susan Etc, Clown Etc…, this are not there before I use the Evolution or Live Accounts in it, so… stays in an Old PC cos I like some of the features.
        For now, SUSE ROCKS….Brutal Amount of Software, and since Microsoft might/might not bought it yet, for me, even better…I pay Office 365, Win 8 x2, almost went for Azure, but PRICES plus what is implicit, cos Loosing All INFO in the Cloud if Microsoft happens to receive is PROFITS by Errors caused by them…and need to buy they’re Software to repair it…looks like 3x what it shows, and it is already a Lot, I use all those services, but some times I stay Days without using, and they have a Minimum…so….
        Now, SUSE looks the N”1 now….looks like it has it all, Secure, Never ending Software, Costs less then 25% of a WIN8 and it is a Server, also less then Ubuntu, which is worst….SUSE never crashes, like most RPM” s are much more stable then DEBIAN” s, so I like Ubuntu for the Toys like Chrome…plenty of apps that ask access to my Email, Phone, Address Book…I don’t know what this people will do when YAHOO+AOL+MS+UBUNTU+ADOBE+GOOGLE + Etc…, find that they already know all about everybody, so, what will they have to do then??? Instead of spending MILLIONS in breaking Security, they can only go 1 way…offer good Products at Low Prices, cos they know all…and till now, only GOD knew it all, and since he did it, he knew that after knowing or have all, there’s nothing more to do..except, give it back, cos, I don’t think Bill wants to die with the SIGN of a SCAM-ER of the Biggest MLM in the World…cos those Millions, are useless if no one buys Windows cos he sucked them up already…like this BULLSHIT of not including a DVD with the Windows 7 or 8 in the PC ???? What is this????
        So, anyway, I am doing my own Linux, a kind of CRM that since I am Telecom ^ Software Engineer, tho retired, I use it for something Google hasn’t found yet…I started meeting people that also didn’t work due to Illness, and saw a Miserable world…I worked for EXXOM and BP, Bovis Lend Lease, Vodafone, Alcatel/Lucent, Andrade e Gutierrez, Nokia-Siemens, borne rich, pretty, highly Gifted, so they say, since also have Hyperactivity along with Insomnia and Epilepsy, so some days I sleep 2 days, or stay 4 days wake…Trade Forex, Sell Sites, Sell Real Estate, all this so called Inapt to Work, work for me, buy all from my sites, I repair they re PC s that they wouldn’t even had if it wasn’t me, cos no money or way to get Lessons, some I sold them a Desk with Linux *All In One, for a TOTAL Costs of less then 100 euros….plus an Email from my OWN Corporation, that exists inside a USB of 500GB only, that (I issue Net Cards or Loans to some of this people, got them a 1 single Seller so I got a discount even on Food, I offered my Dr a Site and by each Client he gets from me…*its my Phone there, eheheh…, I don t pay the Appointment, witch I can have free in the State Gov, SS, but need to spend 4h for a 15min Appointment that the guy doesn’t ask nothing…just says I look fine, witch I do most times, just cant work cos I sleep any time of the day or stay awake, but don’t PRODUCE nothing…, just get weaker due to the STRESS of keeping awake, and then, need Pills to sleep, cos I am so tired that the Sleeping Pills wake me, cos, I was sleeping all day, only standing up…
        So, I was pushed out of the system due to be an INVALID … my GF left me, friends I have 1 now, Jobs, I’m 44, even if I could work, there’s no Jobs, and I marked 15y ago something like 15x what I recessive now, and half goes for Meds…so, no RIGHTS means NO RULES!!!! I sustent people that buy from me what other” s sell me, at a Lower Cost, became a Awesome Forex Trader….Saxo Bank now…and a Small UK MT4 Broker that cant find a way to CLOSE the Account, cos I like it just to Play…when I need CASH, in 1 Day goes from 300usd to 1.200usd, then, I don’t even bother…just use it to test SQL4 …cos I have to find other stuff to do those 4 days awake!!!
        So, I do what Einstein already knew…live in a small Village tho Virtual, but everybody receives enough tho they mostly pay less, but even Real Estate I get a lot o Contacts, cos even the Red Cross Dra knows what I do… since we were …you know, so, I am avoiding misery, making what I like…programming, I just go out home 1x a Month to the Dra, and know, I even get her to send me the Receipts by Post Mail, and pay her by Bank…, got her more then 15 Clients so far…everybody has fun putting my Banners in Adds Sites, or Trying to convince other s into the system…, are busy and feel Useful, and if I manage to keep it up, cos I m getting tired of this Chaos….Suckers like Bill Gates, that was my GOD in University…
        China is coming…. USA started Nuclear Tests near they’re Borders..cos…it affects the Banks GSM/Internet 3G Telecom Money Transfers…eheheh, no other reason, It” s to cause SLIPPAGE IN the Orders…Money is send in UDP/TCP/Etc… Protocols…and Nuclear Blasts create a Barrier between China and Japan, and USA…
        But they re Trillions… making iPad’s for Free, that we buy them at that Price cos they dint get paid for working, work 18h a Day, have they’re Kids Killed if they have more then 3…AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!

        Theres 2x more Interests&Credits then REAL Cash in the Banks…How___ PC”s …that were supposed to WORK for us, but tho they do, we pay MORE now just to maintain it working, cos Machines can] t stop…
        Well.. I’m tired…gonna give this SUSE Enterprise a Try…
        If you need a Hacker, witch I’m not, I’m just someone who can see that Numbers and Figures don’t match the Looks!!!! Something like a Pro-filer…, even Saxo Bank is in Trouble cos I used a Server to install the Software…guess what I found??? Same about my ISP…Measured, Proved, Signed…I could close both Saxo Bank or ZON Telecom if I told you what I found…and by the way, they belong to the same Lobbies, tho via other Corps…AMAZING!!!!
        Called the Police, the Anacom, CMVM, …zipppoooo!!
        So, I deal with them…Pay less for Internet, less for Credit Cards or Loans..get Offers…cos I tried to do the right stuff.., but if I insisted, I would loose, so…I DIED a little …but I’m helping people…that now, I know why they need help…cos of what I found…, so….nothing changes!!! Its HISTORY!!! Keeps repeating….
        Well…TX for the SUSE!!!