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Top 10 DevOps Skills You Need For 2022
While it is a relatively new field within IT – the movement started to form cohesion between 2007 and 2008 – DevOps is an area of huge growth and opportunity.
According to Global Market Insights, the future of the field is bright. In 2019, the size of the DevOps market exceeded $4 billion and it is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of over 20% to 2026, making it worth $8 billion.
For companies too, implementing a DevOps strategy pays off: In 2021, 83% of IT decision-makers reported implementing DevOps practices to unlock higher business value and in 2020, 99% said DevOps has had a positive impact on their organization, with another 61% saying implementing DevOps helped them produce higher quality deliverables in the same year. A further 49% of companies reported a reduction in time-to-market software and services.
So what is DevOps? It is a function that sits between, and streamlines, what were two traditionally siloed areas: IT operations and software development. Using tools and processes such as agile methodologies and continuous integration and delivery, DevOps is across every phase of a development and operations lifecycle, bringing together the skills, processes, and tools from all areas of an engineering and IT organization.
As a result, a DevOps engineer needs a combination of hard technical skills, soft skills – DevOps evangelists are absolutely a thing – and hybrid abilities in order to do the job. Like all tech roles, the skillset is ever-changing too. Here are the top skills you’ll need to succeed this year.
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Top 10 In-Demand DevOps Skills in 2022
- Linux fundamentals and scripting skills
- Security skills
- Automation skills
- Coding and scripting
- Cloud skills
- Testing skills
- Configuration and version management
- Learning proactive monitoring
- Communication and collaboration
- Soft skills
Ready to go ahead and apply for a DevOps job now? We have three below worth a look, as well as plenty more to browse on the Job Board.
DevOps Engineer, Experian
Based in Lille, France, the DevOps Engineer role sits within Experian’s DevOps team. You will be a key player for release management, application performance management and automation. You will be part of a very committed team that works with ITIL processes but stays agile, and partners closely with operations, development and engineering teams across the EMEA, US and APAC regions.
You will need to be proficient at querying related data within SQL server databases and tables, including query improvement as well as proficient at development, scripting and automation (PowerShell, .Net). A deep knowledge of Microsoft environments (e.g. Windows Server, Active Directory, IIS) is required, as is a basic knowledge of networks.
Infosys is seeking a DevOps for a Canada-based role. You will interface with key stakeholders and apply technical proficiency across different stages of the software development life cycle, including requirements elicitation, application architecture definition and design, and you will play an important role in creating the high-level design artifacts. You’ll deliver high-quality code deliverables for a module, lead validation for all types of testing and support activities related to implementation, transition and warranty.
You’ll need at least seven years of IT experience and a Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) is required from an accredited institution. Infosys will also consider three years of progressive experience in the specialty in lieu of every year of education.
DevOps Engineer - ALN Embedded, ASML
The DevOps Engineer, based in Wilton, Connecticut, will play a key role in helping bring ASML’s infrastructure into the cloud. The mission is to get the Wilton software development infrastructure up to DevOps maturity level 5. The successful candidate will be embedded into the ALN module teams as a dedicated DevOps engineer. You’ll be tasked with continuously improving the existing development environment while helping bring that environment up-to-date with modern, industry-standard tooling.
You will need a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in a related field and solid communication skills in verbal and written English, solid scripting skills-Bash/GoLang and Python and experience in web programming using Django.