Yes. I think this has been going on for a decade or more: FLOSS grows and employment opportunities grow with it.(GNU/)”Linux is not going away. It just continues to grow. Thus, it bodes well for the individuals in this space. Throughout our time recruiting in the open source arena, the demand has always outstripped the supply for Linux professionals. Even in the two recessions we have been through. Therefore, I see no indication this is going to change in the near to mid term. All in all, it is a good time to be involved with open source software.” In my own career, employment was easiest to find after I had learned to harness the raw power of GNU/Linux to get the best performance from the hardware in schools and to add more hardware without increasing the effort required to maintain them. That same effect is encountered by individuals and organizations of all sizes when they try FLOSS.
FLOSS is the right way to do IT. Employment opportunities are just another indicator of that. When the IT market is stagnant in PC-units shipped, demand continues to grow for folks with knowledge/experience of GNU/Linux.