From the article:
Linux Systems Administrators
Linux expertise isn’t enough any more. Now you’ll need experience with scripting languages, configuration management and virtualization software.
N.B. Emphasis mine...
I could be going out on a limb here but; if you can't script, at least to a basic level you're not a sysadmin?
As for the rest of the article:
- 'Sys admins are being outsourced' - to who? Someone still doing the work
- Web design:'DIY tools eliminating need for experts' - really? (although this does explain a lot of the cruft....
- Datacenter specialists: This is my bread and butter, no let-up in demand here from the trenches
- repair technicians - True from an end user device perspective, but lets see you replace a blade-centre/SAN/etc. for less than the repair costs...
who writes this junk?