Linux in Demand

The WSJ reported yesterday that “Linux Popularity Sparks Salary Jump“:

The tight job market has driven up salaries and bonuses and prompted companies to increase their training and outreach to meet recruiting needs, the survey finds. The median salary for Linux-skilled technologists rose 5% to $84,000 last year with median bonuses at $5,000.

Linux, which just marked its 20th anniversary, continues to be the go-to platform for performance and customization. It is also very attractive for those start-ups who cannot afford Microsoft licensing for their production environment (much less their DR).