Red Hat Linux

If you master Red Hat Linux skills, high paying jobs would be waiting for you. Do not believe this? Check out the following data. Following are the highest paid (<100K $) tech jobs according to All these jobs need skills of managing Linux based systems.

Sr No Job role Salary
1 DevOps Engineer $121,406
2 Linux System Engineer $115,405
3 Linux Engineer $112,583
4 Systems Engineer $106,331
5 Linux System Administrator $96,844

You may say, “This might be true in USA or other foreign markets. What about Indian market?  Do I have similar prospects of career growth if I want to work in India?” To find answer to this question, my starting point was a popular job portal. I searched for Linux related job-openings and got a whopping number of 20,000+ (Twenty Thousand).

What does this mean? More than 20,000+ job positions need Linux as one of the key skills. If you go through the job profiles in more details, you will find these profiles include software developers, web developers, software testers and system administrators and so on.

Here is list of various such job roles where you will find Linux/Unix as one of the key skills.

DevOps Engineer Java Developer Software Engineer
Systems Administrator Systems Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Python Developer Network Engineer Software Developer
Linux Engineering Admin Web Application Developer Linux Engineer
Cloud engineer Senior Java Developer Build release management Engineer

The growing demand for Red hat Linux skills can be easily explained with the key findings from the 2018 Open Source Jobs Report.

Linux is back on top as the most in-demand open source skill category, with 80% of hiring managers looking for Linux talent, making it required knowledge for most entry-level open source careers, likely due to the strong popularity of cloud and container technologies, as well as DevOps practices, all of which typically run on Linux.

Salaries for Linux System Administrators

When we distilled our search further to focus on Linux system administration job opportunities, we could find around 1200+ job requirements which are as recent as one month. As we were curious, we started analyzing the salaries offered and we got this graph. Linux system administrators get decent packages based on their years of experience.

How to become Red Hat Linux Administrator

Becoming Red Hat Linux administrator is easy if you start on the right track. Choosing a right training institute for doing Red Hat Linux certification course is the first step. Please do your own research before joining any training institute. Some of the parameters which one can use to select a Red Hat Linux certification training are:

  • Partnership with Red Hat
  • Years of existence in the industry
  • Quality of Trainers
  • Job placement record


There are two certifications which are popular in this space: RHCSA and RHCE. RHCSA stands for Red Hat Certified System Administrator and RHCE stands for Red Hat Certified Engineer.

Today the technology landscape is changing very fast. The technologies like Cloud computing, Containers and DevOps etc. are getting adopted in many industries other than IT and software. This is increasing the demand for rightly skilled professionals. Red Hat Linux is among some of the top skills in demand today!

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