Robert Half Technology: DevOps creates demand for tech-heads

DevOps created demand for highly skilled technology professionals, essentially becoming a long-term business plan.

Robert Half Technology revealed 89% of CIOs across the UK see DevOps becoming a core competency for infrastructure professionals and developers over the next five years.

The IT recruitment company fond that businesses are becoming more dependent on digital technology, with 90% of CIOs believing security needs to be built into continuous services and application delivery for DevOps to be effective.

Neil Owen, director at Robert Half Technology, explained: “Organisations are seeking new ways to innovate by accelerating the interactions between development and infrastructure,” explained UK.

‘DevOps supports businesses and opens new career paths’

“As a result, 47% of chief information officers (CIOs) are already implementing DevOps and have the solid foundations in place for further innovation. IT leaders need professionals who can deliver on the business strategy and securely achieve a more agile, collaborative way of working.

The report also found 37% of respondents cited establishing IT security checks; 94% of respondents believe that DevOps needs to incorporate further security measures; 35% od respondents said DevSecOps is what’s needed for a successful implementation; 31% of respondents think organisations will increasingly need to think about how the recruit for their DevOps function and 32% said other challenges include the need for strong management structures.

“In this new age of digitalisation, DevOps is creating new opportunities for technology professionals to support the business and opening up new career paths,” added Owen.

“There is a growing need for IT and technology professionals to become more business and commercially savvy. As the DevOps movement increases the collaboration between technology functions and the business, this is a key way for technology professionals to improve their opportunities for career progression.”

Written from press release by Leah Alger