Open Source Equals Great Job Opportunities

January 11, 2013

According to a December 2012 survey, 2013 is going to be a great year for technology in terms of employment. Even better yet are the prospects for technologists who have experience in open source technology. ReadWrite Enterprise discusses the survey and its implications for the 2013 job market in, “Tech Jobs In 2013: Open Source All The Way Down.”

The article opens with the survey results:

“According to the December 2012 Dice hiring survey, 64% of hiring managers and recruiters surveyed expect to hire more tech employees in the first six months of the year, versus 47% for non-tech roles.  Life looks even better for tech professionals with open source experience.  That’s because the industry’s hottest trends are being driven by open-source software.  Big Data, cloud computing and mobile are all intimately connected to open source.  Hence, it’s not surprising that of the top-10 tech skills in demand on Indeed.com, listed in order of how fast these keywords are growing in online job postings, six of them are explicitly open source.”

Open source is driving technology in a lot of areas, if not all major areas of innovation. Even if you are not a developer on the inside of open source technology, you and your organization can still benefit from open source by utilizing one of the great out-of-the-box solutions on the market. Open source shines particularly bright in enterprise solutions, with trust longtime leaders like LucidWorks putting out excellent product suites to address enterprise search and Big Data solutions.

Emily Rae Aldridge, January 11, 2013

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