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Open Source Career Opportunities Continue to Abound

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The logo of the Open Source Initiative. statistics show open source jobs remain a consistent source of career growth for technology professionals.

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Open source jobs remain a consistent source of career growth for technology professionals, according to statistics from August 2012 to August 2013.

"Now, with the cloud, social media, big data and analysis, search and mobile applications all maturing so rapidly, it makes more sense for companies to leverage the community effort to accelerate development and deployment," says's Shravan Goli.

In addition, Goli says having a community of developers devoted to improving the code and continually adding functionality can help businesses shorten the adoption cycle and more quickly leverage new and emerging technologies to their benefit.

The number of available jobs for Python programmers grew 22 percent year-over-year, while the number of available Ruby on Rails positions grew 15 percent year-over-year, estimates

Goli notes the demand for open source skills also has expanded into other industries not traditionally thought of as tech-savvy. "Mostly, these big firms are looking for people with skills related to big data--to take their huge data streams and analyze them--and related to the cloud and related services technology," he says.

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