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Developers: This Is the One Skill Most Likely to Get You Hired, According to IBM


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A representation of open source cloud technologies.

Researchers at IBM have found that developers with knowledge of open source technologies underpinning the cloud have better career prospects than those that do not.

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New IBM research revealed that developers with skills in creating open source cloud technologies are more likely than other job candidates to receive a call-back.

A survey of more than 3,400 developers and technology managers commissioned by IBM found that more than 67% of respondents preferred skills related to open source cloud technologies, while only 36% preferred skills related to a specific cloud platform.

Open source software skills also were rated equal or better to proprietary software by 94% of respondents, and 54% of developers polled said their professional growth is limited by learning skills specific to a single cloud provider.

These findings follow a study by the Linux Foundation, which indicated that professionals with knowledge of open cloud technologies are 70% more likely to be hired and that 93% of respondents find it difficult to identify sufficient talent with open source skills.

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