2018 Open Source Technology Employment Report: Linux Becomes the Most Popular Skill
The Open Source Technology Employment Report of 2018 shows that the demand for open source technical talent is generating, and Linux skills are a prerequisite for entry-level jobs. The seventh annual report released by the Linux Foundation and Dice.com on Wednesday saw Linux encoding as the most popular open source technology. Linux-based container technology followed.
This year’s report contains data from recruitment managers from more than 750 companies, SMEs, and government agencies and employment agencies worldwide. The results of the story compiled from responses from more than 6,500 open source experts worldwide.
According to reports, Linux skills were listed as the most popular skills in the 2018 report, and 80% of hiring managers are looking for technical professionals with Linux expertise. Linux is necessary knowledge for most entry-level open source careers, probably due to the popularity of cloud and container technology and DevOps conventions, all of which based on Linux.
Also, 87% of hiring managers have encountered difficulties in finding open source talent, and employing open source talent is now the top priority for 83% of employers.
In addition to open source technologies, the demand for professionals in the container field has also increased. In 2017, only 27% of recruiters were looking for talent with container expertise. By 2018, demand has risen to 57%.
Cloud technology experts are the second-largest demand, reaching 64%. Security and networking technologies reach 49%. The network reached 46%.
When investigating open source technicians, it asked about the “what are the driving factors for their careers?”, 13% of the answers were related to salary treatment. 65% of people think that they can learn about the latest technology, 64% say that they are fascinated by the freedom of open source, and 62% respond because of love.