Linux Snapshot: Pay Rates and Employers with the Most Job Ads


If paychecks are any kind of a measure, then people with Linux skills are doing better than most.

The national median annual IT salary is $91,050, or $43.77 per hour, while the national medium annual salary for Linux-certified information technology professionals is $96,750, or $46.51 an hour, according to Yoh Services, a staffing firm that produces its own wage index. The indexes generally focus on temporary wages.

At the request of Computerworld, Yoh gathered data on permanent jobs in Linux-specific occupations that was compiled by Wanted Technologies, which does labor market analysis.

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