At the Open Source Summit in Seattle, The Linux Foundation, and edX,
the leading massive open online course (MOOC) provider released the
2021 Open Source Jobs Report. In this survey of 200 technical hiring
managers and 750 open-source pros, the organizations found more demand
for top open-source workers than ever. On top of that, 92% of managers
are having trouble finding enough talent and many of them are also
having fits holding on to their existing senior open-source staffers.
In short, if you've got open-source skills, whether you're a
developer, a sysadmin, a DevOps expert, or a cloud-native pro, there's
a good-paying job waiting for you out there. And, where before the
Covid-19 pandemic, you might have been stuck with only jobs in your
area, these days, thanks to the rise of working from home, you can
still live at the old homestead instead of moving to Silicon Valley or
On top of this 50% of employers surveyed stated they are increasing
hires this year. The jobs are out there. The difficulty for companies
is, as 92% of managers report, finding enough talent and hanging onto
existing talent in the face of fierce competition. This is especially
true for cloud-native application development and operations skills.
Cloud-native tops the list of skills needed with over 46% of hiring
managers looking for people with Kubernetes smarts. Indeed, for the
first time in the survey's history, cloud and container technology
skills are more in demand by hiring managers than Linux. Indeed, cloud
and container skills rank far above Linux in this go around with 41%
over 32%. [T]he survey also found that DevOps has become the standard
method for developing software: Virtually all open-source
professionals (88%) report using DevOps practices in their work, a 50%
increase from three years ago. In other words, it's all DevOps all the
"The survey also revealed that a majority of employers, 88%, now say
that hiring certified professionals is a priority," the report adds.
"That's an 87% increase in only three years, 57% in 2020, and 47% in
Sadly, discrimination has also become more of an issue. "18% of
open-source professionals now report they have been discriminated
against or made to feel unwelcome in the community," the report says.
"That's a 125% increase over the past three years."'
-- source: https://news.slashdot.org/story/21/09/20/2031215
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