Linux Career News
Insights into top 3 IT skill groups in highest demand
Nov 28, 2013
According to our IT skill sets research, IT skills required by employers of Linux talent can be classified into relatively independent groups. This article focuses on the top three groups of IT skills that were in the highest demand in the last quarter (Jul-Sep 2013) and refer to job advertisements in selected countries, including USA. It turns out that these three groups of IT skills can be linked with Linux related job categories.
It seems that in the last quarter Embedded Devices Developers related skills were in the highest demand by employers of Linux professionals. The second and third skill groups refer to Virtualization Engineering and LAMP Administrator job opportunities, respectively. This article discusses skill requirements for these three types of job listings and provides insights into the dependency structure of pairs of IT skills within the analyzed three groups of skills.
Win prizes on LinuxCareer.com by helping other users!
Nov 27, 2013
Join LinuxCareer.com forum to take part in our monthly Linux competition. If you would like to have fun, learn about Linux and win prizes register and start helping your fellow Linux enthusiasts.
Starting from December 1st our forum administrators and moderators will continuously monitor forum activity on forum.linuxcareer.com and reward members within two categories:
- Best Answers - $50 cash for the highest number of selected best answers.
- Best Questions - 1 month subscription to all LinuxAcademy.com courses for the highest number of selected best questions.
Results will be announced in the LinuxCareer Newsletter every month so stay tuned.
Answering Linux questions is a great way to learn more about Linux. Whether you are preparing for a Linux certification or simply would like to help others by providing answers to common Linux inquiries, our forum is the right place for such experience. LinuxCareer Team wishes that everybody has fun competing.
Linux Career IT Skills Watch update Oct 2013
Nov 06, 2013
LinuxCareer's October IT Skills Watch update is out. The current statistics refer to the period between July and September 2013.The biggest drop was made by the Oracle certification, which was pushed out from the job offers by the increasing demand for ITIL and GIAC certifications. The demand for GIAC certification has been rising consecutively in two last quarters with almost 70% and over 25%, respectively. The drop in the demand for Oracle certification, however, followed the over 70% increase of the Oracle certification in the July IT Skills Watch. In the LinuxCareer's top 40 IT skills on demand SAP has claimed up from the last quarter's decrease in demand. Note also the steady increase of the demand for the knowledge of VMware. This quarter the increase was very close to the recorded numbers in the last quarter. From network protocols KERBEROS and SIP registered the highest increase, with 70% and over 40% increase, respectively. Finally, the demand for DevOps specialists has increased in contrast to the majority of development skills, which registered a drop in this quarter.
LinuxCareers.com announces a new job portal for Linux professionals
Oct 15, 2013
LinuxCareers.com announced today a new job portal for Linux professionals effective on January 14th, 2014. Employers of Linux talent are urged to join now in order to receive pre-launch benefits. For limited time only employers can be rewarded with free 10 job postings a month for the first half of 2014. To express your interest go to linuxcareers.com and fill up the simple registration form.
Furthermore, LinuxCareers.com will provide a free of cost service for free software projects licensed under the GNU General Public License. Such projects will be eligible for a permanent free volunteer job posting account. LinuxCareers.com will support the Linux community and related projects by delivering a platform where they can recruit IT professionals to aid them with their project development.
Linux job market analysis
Group of IT skills on highest demand identified
Oct 02, 2013
LinuxCareer.com analyses the Linux job market in terms of demand for IT skills. This report aims to extend the study of the IT Skills Watch by identifying which skills are grouped together in IT job advertisements. By employing cluster analysis LinuxCareer.com identifies 10 relatively different groups of skills that can be linked to IT job categories. The winner set of IT skills is also identified, which suggests the most popular, in terms of demand, IT qualification.
An inside look at SUSE’s recruitment process
SUSE’s global HR talks about employing Linux talent
Sep 20, 2013
LinuxCareer.com asked Marie Louise van Deutekom, the SUSE’s Global HR Director, to elaborate on the international recruitment process at SUSE. Marie Louise van Deutekom discussed with LinuxCareer.com topics relevant to SUSE’s search for Linux talent, interviewing process employed at SUSE and SUSE’s working environment. Marie Louise describes SUSE's business approach as follows:
As a company, we have a strong belief in Open Source as the model to develop good software. But it’s also important to effectively have a commercial model around it. We have an enterprise focus – we make a difference to the largest companies in this world. That matters to me.
Sep 04, 2013
Few weeks ago LinuxCareer.com have launched a project where the aim of this website is to help people curious about the Linux operating system to get acquainted with its purpose and functionality. This site was created for people without any technical skills and experience. Linuxis.org provides basic knowledge about Linux and offers support by answering basic questions about installation and usage. Linuxis.org also marks a 20 years long development effort of Debian GNU/Linux.
Since the initial launch we have received a very positive feedback from our readers and Linux community in general. We believe that a translation of this website into multiple languages will help us to promote GNU/Linux to even wider public.
Linuxis.org - a tribute to GNU/Linux comunity
Aug 22, 2013Debian GNU/Linux now celebrates 20 years. This Linux distribution traveled a long way and no shortcuts were taken to produce this extremely stable and robust operating system. The proof of the previous statement is the amount of spin-offs produced based on Debian GNU/Linux, which is currently estimated to flow over 140 mark. This number also includes the well known Ubuntu Linux which is still closely connected to the enormous Debian package repository.
With the latest Debian Wheezy 7 version release Debian also gained an ability to compete with other Linux distributions as a desktop operating system of choice. To celebrate Debian's 20 years long journey Linuxcareer.com has prepared a special website as a tribute to Debian and entire GNU/Linux community. The goal of the linuxis.org website is to help promote Linux to a wider public. Website is clearly written and presented, explaining what is Linux and what are the main benefits of using it. Linuxis.org also includes step-by-step installation guide and free software alternatives list to proprietary software.
How writing about Linux boosts your IT career
Interview with Jason Hibbets, Red Hat
Aug 20, 2013
The World Wide Web has become an extremely strong source of information. Job seekers search for jobs on online job boards, while recruiters search for potential employees by listing their Web profiles. Such head hunting is, in particular, common when looking for a Linux professional. Numerous ways are available for an IT professional to establish their Web presence. One of them is writing about GNU/Linux or, in general, free or open source software. It is extremely beneficial for your IT career to publish on Linux related websites as a volunteer writer and, at the same time, enhance your Web presence.
Linux solidifies its marketability due to the increased Linux adoption by Enterprise businesses
Aug 14, 2013
Wast majority of IT companies are already engaging Linux in a process of application development, web hosting, supercomputing or some kind of general computing service. This rapid adoption of the Linux operating system for a non-business critical applications is a well known fact. However, recent study conducted by Suse Linux reveals that 83 percent of enterprise companies already have Linux deployed on their servers and more than half of the responders included in the survey which do not have currently Linux as a part of their business operations are prepared to incorporate Linux into their business model within upcoming 12 months.
Linux Career IT Skills Watch update July 2013
Jul 17, 2013
As promised, here is the latest "IT Skills Watch" update . The current statistics refer to the period between May and June 2013. The biggest drop was made by the LPI certification, which seems to be losing ground in comparison to other major certification providers. The reason for this could be the generic nature of the LPI certification, which does not appear to be very appealing for many employers right now.
Hurrah, the first official Linux Career Newsletter is coming out next week !
Jul 10, 2013
The first newsletter from the LinuxCareer is coming out next week! Whether you already have a job or are trying to get one, the truth is that being informed and keeping yourself up to date will you put into the advantageous position.
With this newsletter we aim to do just that! Our aggregated Linux related information will be helpful to all our subscribers considering a Linux career or career in closely relating IT fields. In our newsletter you will find various information in terms of new job openings, skills on demand, certifications and more. Even though you are new to Linux or you already consider yourself as a Linux professional, this will not change the fact that you will find here helpful information to help you progress in your career as we will also include Linux related news, training opportunities from our partner site LinuxAcademy.com and more.