2017 Jobs Report Highlights Demand for Open Source Skills

Jonathan MathewsPublic

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Dice® and The Linux Foundation have once again partnered to produce the annual Open Source Jobs Report, focusing on all aspects of open source software. The 2017 Open Source Jobs Survey and Report provides an overview of the trends for open source careers, motivation for professionals in the industry, and how employers attract and retain qualified talent.

Key Findings
  • Employers are struggling to hire open source professionals, with 89 percent of hiring managers finding it difficult to find talent.
  • Nearly half (47 percent) of companies are willing to pay for employees to become open source certified — up from 33 percent in 2016.
  • The most common positions employers seek to fill are: developer (73 percent), DevOps engineer (60 percent), and sysadmin (53 percent).
  • Skills most in demand include: Open source cloud (47 percent), application development (44 percent), Big Data (43 percent) and both DevOps and security (42 percent).

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