The Linux Foundation and Dice have partnered to released the 2016 open source jobs report which surveyed more than 400 hiring managers and 4,500 open source professionals to understand the current state of the open source job market. This year’s report illustrates and increased demand for open source talent, and that talent is increasingly hard to find due to high incentives and fulfilling work for open source professionals.
Here are some key findings from the report:
- 65% of hiring managers said their company is experiencing increased demand for open source talent.
- 58% of hiring managers are seeking talent in DevOps, which is the most in-demand field.
- 21% of hiring managers are seeking talent in networking, making it the 2nd most in-demand field.
- 19% of open source professionals view containers as being the most important emerging technology.
- Only 2% of open source professionals stated money and perks as being the best thing about their job, despite more than half being offered incentives to stay at their current job. 31% stated that working on interesting projects is the most important aspect of their job.