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DevOps Careers Offer Many Opportunities

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 2015-05-27
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    DevOps Careers Offer Many Opportunities

    DevOps Careers Offer Many Opportunities

    By Dennis McCafferty

It's a great time to be in DevOps, as the salaries in this field have risen above the six-figure level, according to a recent survey from Incapsula and DevOps.com. The resulting "DevOps Salary Survey 2015" report indicates that bonuses are common for professionals in this field, and concerns about job security are minimal. As defined by the report, the term DevOps describes an agile approach to software development that stresses communication, collaboration and integration between software developers and IT operations. Most organizations depend on these employees for Website, software as a service (SaaS) and e-commerce tasks. However, their actual job titles vary widely and include system administrator, Web developer, platform engineer, back-end developer, security manager and even IT director. To excel in DevOps, professionals must combine non-tech skills (including communication, analytical thinking and project management) with tech ones (including cloud deployment, systems architecture and configuration management). More than 440 DevOps professionals took part in the research. (For the purposes of our reporting, certain percentages were rounded off.)

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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