Survey: Linux expertise in demand
Market research firm Foote Partners has updated its survey of the most sought-after IT skills (non-certified) and ranked Linux experience and skills as the second most sought after by US and Canadian employers. The top position is held by Java Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition and Micro Edition. Other open source skills included in the list of the top 29 IT skills include; Apache web server at 20, MySQL at 23 and PHP at 24. Windows experience didn't make the list, but demand for .NET skills ranked 4th.
Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC), however, failed to make Foot Partners "Hot List" for IT certifications. The information obtained by the market researchers comes from almost 2,000 public and private sector organizations and over 85,000 IT workers in the US and Canada.
- ITSCPI News Release, July 26, 2009, news release from Foote Partners.