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Governments a vital platform for Linux talents

Posted on January 12, 2015

The year 2014 was marked as a remarkable year for IT across the globe with a major impact on both the government and wider public sector.  The year witnessed open source flair vying up to create a right ecosystem for innovations, giving organizations a competitive edge to scale and adapt to changing market demands.  Despite of the legacy systems, often built on proprietary platforms, there observed a huge IT transformation in the public and government sectors to open source technologies and Linux platform in both European Union and Asia Pacific regions.

According to the 2014 Linux Jobs Report  , demand for Linux expertise continues to grow, with hiring managers across a number of industries citing Linux talents, Linux has become one of the top recruitment priorities of the year. Over the past experiences it is evident that for a proprietary system there is a need for bottlenecked learning where we keep learning fixed and limited to support proprietary vendor specific sets. While it is a fact that the competency in Linux is highly transferable and could be applied in any Linux platform This type of interoperability between systems and skills have become a key consideration, for governments and enterprises alike.

Unsurprisingly it’s a fact that enterprises are describing Linux as core to the business and the demand for Linux expertise is so high and that their salaries are being driven above industry norms, in turn causing these Linux professionals to identify Linux knowledge as a career-advancing tool.

On speaking about the most potential verticals of opportunity in IT, Regional Director, recruitments in Singapore and Malaysia Mr. Hay has rightly remarked that “Due to a limited talent pool in the storage, security, cloud or hosted domains, the market is also facing a shortage of technically skilled pre-sales people”, He explained that service management, cloud architecture and process and quality specialist roles were also in high demand.

As governments and enterprises increasingly undertake transformation projects with new open source technologies, the demand for Linux expertise will no doubt mirror these trends.

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