The Linux Basis launched its 2021 Open Supply Jobs Report this month, which goals to tell each side of the IT hiring course of about present traits. The report precisely foreshadows lots of its conclusions within the first paragraph, saying “the expertise hole that existed earlier than the pandemic has worsened resulting from an acceleration of cloud-native adoption as distant work has gone mainstream.” In different phrases: job-shopping Kubernetes and AWS specialists are in luck.
The Basis surveyed roughly 200 hiring managers and 750 open supply professionals to seek out out which expertise—and HR-friendly resume bullet factors—are within the best demand. In response to the report, college-degree necessities are trending down, however IT-certification necessities and/or preferences are trending up—and for the primary time, “cloud-native” expertise (similar to Kubernetes administration) are in greater demand than conventional Linux expertise.
The hiring precedence shift from conventional Linux to “cloud-native” talent units implies that it is turning into extra potential to reside and breathe containers with out essentially understanding what’s inside them—however you possibly can’t have Kubernetes, Docker, or related computing stacks with out a conventional working system beneath them. In idea, any conventional working system might turn into the muse of a cloud-native stack—however in follow, Linux is overwhelmingly what clouds are made from.
Jim Zemlin, the Linux Basis’s govt director, mentioned “it’s evident that cloud-native computing, DevOps, Linux, and safety maintain probably the most promising alternatives.” DevOps itself—the mixing of system administration and software program growth right into a merged function—has turn into the norm, slightly than the exception. The survey discovered that 88 p.c of all open supply professionals use DevOps ideas now, up from 44 p.c solely three years in the past.
Though the insights within the Open Supply Jobs Report are intriguing, it is value remembering that the Linux Basis is hardly a disinterested get together—the laser give attention to open supply expertise and certifications it highlights aren’t actually sudden findings from a corporation which itself is devoted to open supply and affords a number of skilled certifications.
The total report is accessible on the Linux Basis and could also be freely downloaded with no registration required.