20% increase in bonus pay for LPIC-1 Certified Linux AdministratorsThe Foote Partners report IT Skills and Certification Index, 2014
For IT professionals who want their Linux and open source skills verified in order to boost their career momentum, why wait? According to the Foote Partners report, ‘IT Skills and Certification Index’, there’s double-digit growth in bonuses paid to LPI certified candidates.
33% increase in bonus pay for LPIC-2 Certified Linux Engineers in only 3-monthsThe Foote Partners report IT Skills and Certification Index, 2014
25% growth in bonus pay for LPIC-3 Linux Enterprise Professionals in one yearThe Foote Partners report IT Skills and Certification Index, 2014
According to Certification Magazine 2018 Salary Survey:
72.8% say certification can make you more attractive to potential employers.
47.4% of IT certification holders in the USA received a raise of salary in the first year after they got certified.
67.6% say that getting certified has increased their ability to solve problems.
50.4% report that they use skills "learned or enhanced through certification" several times a day.
52.4% predict that certifications will become more valuable and impactful.
64.6% say that getting certified has improved their workplace productivity.
52.7% of the non-U.S. repsondents say that their recent IT certification was in regards to receiving a salary raise.
The open source Jobs Report says hiring managers are looking for open source professionals.
- 34% are willing to aid with the cost of an employee's open source certification
- 59% are looking to increase open source hiring
- 74% have a need for developers
- 58% are seeking DevOps professionals
- 65% report open source hiring will rise more than hiring in other departments
- 87% say it's hard to find open source talent
"ManpowerGroup recently found that 36% of employers globally reported talent shortages in 2014—the highest percentage in seven years. In the United States, more than half (54%) of employers currently have open positions for which they can’t find qualified candidates. Unemployment rates for highly skilled workers continue to fall, job openings are on the rise and companies are finding an increased need to focus their attention on finding staff with job-specific skills needed to meet rapidly changing technologies.”
— ITCC, 2016 white paper, ’The trends that will affect the IT certification industry by 2020’
How open source professionals keep their skills up to date:
LPI tops the list of Linux certs by population according to Certification Magazine
- 1. Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 37.9%
- 2. Linux Foundation Certified Systems Administrator (LFCS) 36.0%
- 3. Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) 24.2%
- 4. Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) 22.2%
- 5. SUSE Certified Linux Administrator (CLA) 20.3%
- 6. CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI 18.3%
- 7. Linux Professional Institute LPIC-2 17.0%
- 8. Novell Certified Linux Professional 15.7%
- 9. Linux Foundation Certified Engineer 13.7%
- 10. Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) 8.5%