Posted by: David Vasta
Employment, Employment on System i, i, i on Power, IBM News, Salaries on System i
I know the title is rather scary and not “real” but the truth of the matter is this. The companies that run the i are slowly moving away and the people knowing the i are getting older, hence those two factors are driving companies away from the platform. The next big problem is how do you get job on what is considered an “old” platform, even though UNIX is harder to use, more expensive to own and a pain at times, it still has 93 times more job postings. It’s hard to understand and will make your head explode if you try to think about it to long.
IT Jungle has written a great article on the matter and I wanted to share it with y’all.
“Anyway, just for kicks, I ran some queries against these three job sites looking for the number of times specific hardware platforms or operating systems were mentioned, and I did not try every possible operating system and every possible platform name.”