2023 State of Tech Talent Report

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Linux Foundation Research partnered with LF Training and Certification for its annual talent report, this time from the perspective of hiring managers. As we enter a period of economic uncertainty, this report assesses the current state of technology talent acquisition and retention around the world, illuminating what has been and will continue to be impacted when it comes to hiring for technical roles. Findings from the survey communicate growing interest in upskilling, training, and pre-employment certification as hiring priorities shift and there is increased pressure to place the right talent where it is needed as effectively as possible – with a particular focus on cloud / containers, cybersecurity, and AI / ML.

An insightful tool for organizations, developers, and hiring managers, this report sheds light on the priorities, challenges, and changes that this year brings to the tech workforce.


  • Jason Perlow, Editorial Director, The Linux Foundation

  • Stephen Hendrick, VP Research, The Linux Foundation

  • With a foreword by Clyde Seepersad, SVP & General Manager, Linux Foundation Training & Certification

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