DevOps is one of the sectors which hasn’t been affected by the uncertainty in the market and we expect to have a higher demand in the coming months. For DevOps Engineers, the skills that are most sought after are your scripting languages (Python, Bash), Docker and/or Kubernetes, Jenkins and GitLab. We have noticed a gradual increase in salaries for experienced Security and DevOps Engineers.

However, many technical teams seem to struggle to define the right profile for them and as a result, they publish DevOps roles which do not necessarily reflect the real market and very often causes frustration for the candidates and companies alike. With the DevOps market becoming more diverse, there are great opportunities available in organisations of all sizes, across different sectors. Having said that, most hiring companies are in search of candidates with the right attitude, who are willing to learn and evolve with the continuous enhancement of technology.

Top organisations are on the hunt for people who want to consistently learn new trends and make a difference in the company.

Containerisation continues to gain in popularity. Kubernetes has been slightly more in demand than Docker, reversing the situation in previous years. Candidates job hunting in the DevOps market are searching for new opportunities with companies that are offering the scope for learning systems, automation technologies, leading or managerial positions and a salary increase. Current benefits packages have remained the same with Healthcare and Pension being a priority, however, flexible working (from home) hours are to be considered by both the candidate and client due to the recent coronavirus pandemic.


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