5 open source skills in high demand

5 open source skills in high demandCompanies are struggling to find experienced talent to quench the growing demand for the open source software.

Bob Melk the president of dice.com mentioned in a comment “the number of jobs in this category posted on their site continues to remain high, which reveals that the skills needed to fill these jobs are in scanty,”.Approximately 400 IT Managers and more than 4500 professionals are employed according to a report.The report also mentioned that business in this sector is expected to grow in near future and here are the five hottest open source technology skills IT pros need to succeed in this hot hiring market.

1. Developers

The top position on hiring manager’s open-source talent, must-have list is occupied by the developer’s position, with 74 percent of survey respondents saying they need skilled open source developers. This could include skills like Linux, UNIX, Hadoop, Apache and other open source platforms that span technology areas like software development, big data, data center technology and security.

2. DevOps

DevOps professionals are in high demand to help companies design, provision and deploy cloud technologies, says Zemlin.As the roles of system administrators and software developers converge in the cloud, 58 percent of managers are seeking for this position.

3. Cloud Technology

Cloud-centric technologies were quoted as areas of focus by 51 percent of hiring managers surveyed. “Due to the exponentially increasing amount of enterprise technology that’s moving to the cloud the need for skilled cloud architects and other professionals are also increasing”, says Melk.

4. Networking

About 21 percent of hiring managers surveyed are looking for talent with networking skills.  As organizations move from hardware-defined solutions to those that are software-defined, the ability to connect them becomes increasingly important, says Zemlin.

5. Storage

“It’s no surprise that IT talent with distributed open-source storage skills is also in high demand as the need for cloud and networking technology increases each day, says Marie Louise van Deutekom, global head of human resources for SUSE Linux.