Qualified open source talent is still in short supply – 93% of hiring managers report difficulty finding sufficient talent with open source skills, up from 87% two years ago. At the same time, the open-source pros are indispensable – only 4% of employers laid-off open source experts during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Online training gained popularity during the COVID-19 era too. A full 80% of employers now report that they provide online training courses for employees to learn open-source software, up from 66% two years ago.
Cloud technology is hot – speaking about knowledge domains, hiring managers report knowledge of open cloud technologies has the most significant impact, with 70% being more likely to hire a pro with these skills, up from 66% in 2018.
DevOps pros have risen to the most sought after job role, with 65% of companies looking to hire more DevOps talent, up from 59% in 2018.