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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Curious about current linux job opportunities, salaries, etc.? Are your schools ensuring that students have the opportunity to pursue these types of jobs?

Take a look (from the article): :-)
"The average 2006 salary for Linux professionals was $77,950, which was higher than the national average for all tech professionals of $73,308. (However, this is somewhat misleading, since the national average includes historically low-paid IT staffers like help desk workers.)

If you’re a Linux specialist looking for the best paying area of the country, your best bet is – no surprise – Silicon Valley, where Linux pros make $96,578 (but a cup of coffee costs $11.25). Other top-paying Linux areas are Washington, D.C. ($86,882), Los Angeles ($86,618), and New York ($86,305).

Female Linux professionals, admittedly a scarce group (but certainly an attractive one), earn less ($74,263) than do male Linux professionals ($78,412).

And ever wonder how many people are using linux? ;-) Well, Red Hat linux currently estimates somewhere between 9.5 and 10.5 MILLION users! :-) And Ubuntu linux estimates at least 8 MILLION using their distro...