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Take the 2016 Open Source Jobs Survey

By 2016-03-228月 22nd, 2017Blog

The Linux Foundation and have partnered again on our annual jobs survey and invite all open source professionals and their employers to participate. By taking the survey, you will help the entire industry better understand the state of open source jobs and the nature of recruiting and retaining the best open source talent.


Please take 5-10 minutes to complete this survey, by clicking on the relevant link below, and share it with your friends and colleagues.

Employers and/or Hiring Managers

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Linux and Open Source Professionals and/or Job Candidates

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In previous years, we have surveyed hiring managers and Linux professionals to provide an overview of the state of the market for Linux careers. This year, the survey has expanded to include all open source professionals — sysadmins, developers, DevOps practitioners, and others who are paid to work on open source projects or who use open source tooling or software in their work.

Over the last four years, The Linux Foundation has seen demand for Linux professionals skyrocket. In 2015, nearly all hiring managers surveyed said they were looking to recruit Linux professionals in the next six months. And 97 percent of hiring managers reported they would be bringing on Linux talent relative to other skills areas in the next six months.

By broadening our reach to survey all open source professionals, we can measure how companies’ growing open source use and participation, beyond Linux, affects employment opportunities and benefits for an emerging field of open source professionals.

As a thank you for your time and participation in the survey, you will get a chance to win one of ten $100 gift cards to a leading online retailer. Prizes will be awarded on a random basis. The survey closes at Noon Pacific Time on Sunday, March 27, 2016.

Be assured that we will treat any information you provide as strictly confidential. The data collected may be used in aggregate as part of an upcoming report on open source jobs from The Linux Foundation and

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