Job report

Is it difficult to find right Open Source talent, See what report says?

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This is the internet era and everybody here is willing to connect through internet. Open Source plays major role in internet. You can speak about Google, Facebook, Twitter, eBay, pinterest etc. the list of web companies working on open source. If we talk about Operating system, Linux and Android dominates in their market. Automobile companies are moving to linux for self driving cars.

This shows that, more opportunities are coming in Open Source market as companies are innovating new products and gaining greater efficiency in operations.

The linux Foundation released the result of Open Source job survey, and that indicates employers are willing to hire more Open Source Professionals.

The 2017 report, developed in cooperation with Dice, follows the research approach taken in last year’s report, with a focus on all aspects of open source software. The four previous reports focused more specifically on Linux professionals.

This year’s survey includes responses from nearly 300 hiring managers at corporations, small and medium businesses (SMBs), government organizations and staffing agencies across the globe—as well as responses from more than 1,800 open source professionals worldwide.

Key Findings

  • 89% of hiring managers find it difficult to find talent
  • 47% of employers are willing to pay for professional certifications, up from 33% in 2016
  • Positions they are looking for:
    • 73% – Developers
    • 60% – DevOps
    • 53% – SysAdmins
  • Employers are seeking expertise in:
    • 70% – Cloud
    • 67% – Web Technologies
    • 65% – Linux

Demand is strong for open source skills

In the 2017 survey, 58 percent of hiring managers are positive to hire more open source professionals in the next six months, and 67 percent says hiring of open source professionals will increase more than in other areas of the business.

When managers were asked about the motivating factors about their hiring (they could choose more than one answers), 60 percent replied — “Company growth”, 42 percent replied — “Increasing use of Open Source Technologies” and 30 percent replied — “Open source is becoming core of their business”.

In the latest survey, 89 percent managers told that it is difficult to hire right mix of experience and skills.

When professionals are asked about Open source technologies, 86 percent professionals believe that knowing Open Source Technologies will advance their career.

Demand vs difficulty

Opening vs Hiring

The most desirable open source skill is cloud/virtualization this year among 60 percent of hiring managers, application development — 59 percent and DevOps — 57 percent.

The technologies most influencing hiring decisions are cloud i.e., 62 percent, application platforms — 56 percent and Big Data — 53 percent.

Hiring vs conversion 1

Hiring vs conversion 2

What Professionals Think

Survey report says, 69 percent professionals believe that cloud technologies professionals will be bright. While 57 percent thinks same about Big Data and 55 percent thinks same about security technologies.

What Professionals Think

What Managers and Professionals think about Trainings

According to survey 50 percent of hiring managers are willing to hire Certified Professionals and 47 percent of Companies are ready to pay for certifications. While 76 percent professionals think that certification are beneficial for their career.

What Managers and Professionals think about Trainings

The above report is based on the report downloaded from The Linux Foundation. If you want to download the full report, you can Click here, fill the details and download. Or write up in comment section if you are willing me to share.

 

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