Puppet report: DevOps salaries increase by 17%

Puppet’s Fifth Annual DevOps Salary Report has become available recently, providing information about salaries in the software development job market.

According to the latest Puppet report, DevOps practitioners salaries have increased by 17% over the last 12 months.

Software vendor Puppet surveyed 3,000 DevOps experts and found out that DevOps salaries at the “practitioner level are closing in on the manager level”.

The reason for this increase is because organisations are beginning to realise the full benefits of hiring DevOps practitioners with a unique range of skills.

DevOps salaries

In its report, Puppet noted, that DevOps practitioner’s salaries in the UK had reached between $75,000 (£58,0000) and $100,000 (£78,000).

The highest salary increases were recorded in the U.S., followed by the UK.

“Companies are increasingly growing their DevOps practices and the way they deliver IT services and software across the globe, which means businesses are in desperate need of the right talent who can adapt to this shift, raise the bar with software delivery and play an integral role in innovation,” said Nick Smyth, VP Engineering at Puppet.

“DevOps requires a high level of desire to learn and improve, and this report shows that DevOps practitioners are getting their reward – and will continue to as we move into a new era of automation.”

The report also states that large enterprises with more complex IT infrastructure have higher paid position compared to smaller businesses.

Smaller companies are more forward thinking their IT automation and therefore require more, but lower skilled professionals to sustain IT activities.

The report also suggests that the retail industry appears to be the most lucrative sector for DevOps workers, with an increased focus on digital commerce and Omnichannel engagement.

Practitioners and managers

“This year’s report underscores that as more organisations prioritize DevOps, they are putting more resources into finding the best talent that can support their IT strategies and objectives,” commented Alanna Brown, director of product marketing at Puppet.

“To get ahead of the competition and stay relevant to clients, large organisations need sophisticated DevOps and automation technologies, so it comes as little surprise to see them paying more for highly-skilled practitioners and managers in order to sustain their complex technology infrastructure.”