A recent study by The Linux Foundation revealed that the demand for open source talents is more important than ever.
Indeed, it was reported that 92% of managers have difficulty finding open source engineers as well as holding on to their existing senior open source staff. 50% of employers have stated that they were increasing hires this year, thus creating though competition.
The study showed that cloud-native are the top skills needed in the market, with most managers looking for people with Kubernetes knowledge. Cloud and container technology skills are then more in demand by hiring managers.
Open source talent is in high demand, with cloud-native computing, DevOps, Linux, and security talents holding the most promising opportunities. Besides, DevOps has become the standard method for developing software as many open-source professionals report using DevOps practices in their work.
Moreover, it was showcased that more employers are asking for training requests as well as prioritizing investments to close skills gaps. 88% of employers believe that hiring certified professionals is a priority.
However, the study revealed that around 18% of open-source professionals still feel discriminated against or unwelcome in the community.