The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has not stopped the hiring of DevOps (software development and IT operations) roles, as 60% of organizations are recruiting now or in the future, according to a study released by DevOps Institute.
Nearly 47% of the survey respondents voted site reliability engineering (SRE) skills as a must-have skill in the process and framework skill domain this year compared to 28% in the previous year’s survey.
“DevOps Humans remained in-demand, despite a global pandemic that upended our ways of life and business,” says Jayne Groll, CEO of DevOps Institute. “This is a testament to the importance and value of DevOps transformations at companies across industries and around the globe. The findings in the 2021 Upskilling Report give us clarity into the evolution of DevOps Humans and how IT organizations will shape their talent-based structures in 2021 and beyond.”
From PR Newswire:
● 70% of survey respondents said that a learning organization was a predominant model, while 45% leaned toward a safety culture.
● However, 39% of IT teams are still struggling with a defined and systematic upskilling program.
● 52% of organizations already have a formally designed upskilling program or are currently developing one.
● DevOps engineers are the most in-demand job title this year.
“Our research shows that the future of DevOps at any organization is dependent upon the breadth and depth of capabilities and the supporting skills of the team members and within the team,” says Oehrlich. “A successful DevOps journey (actually any journey) has the DNA of a learning organization which means there is a commitment of continuous learning across all layers and players. Team members have changed their mental models to look at different views working in a collective and collaborative team. For example, problems and mistakes are opportunities to learn. This ability to continuously learn enables individuals and teams to work better together across boundaries regardless of process, team or technology boundaries. This mental continuous learning model will take time to develop, adapt and apply. Still, each individual can bring their skills and abilities to shape the bigger collective effort of DevOps. For everyone in IT, this is an exciting time to unlock your power, abilities and skills to accelerate your DevOps journey and that of your team and company. DevOps Human readiness and organizational learning must take on new importance now and in this next normal.”