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DevOps Skills in High Demand

Posted on 1.21.2015

IT automation software Puppet Labs released its DevOps Salary Report and it's more good news, once again, for those in tech. 

The report shows that DevOps engineers earn more than most other IT practitioners. DevOps (a portmanteau of "development" and "operations") is a software development method that stresses communication, collaboration (information sharing and Web service usage), integration, automation and measurement between software developers and Information Technology (IT) professionals.

More than half (58 percent) of DevOps engineers make $100,000 per year or more, while 47 percent of all IT practitioners earn that much. The highest percentage of IT practitioners earning $100,000 or more annually are employed in the media and entertainment industries, where 58 percent fall into this salary band. California is home to the highest concentration of practitioners making $100,000 a year or more (65 percent), followed by New York (58 percent), Texas (41 percent) and Oregon (37 percent).


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"Our DevOps salary findings underscore the urgency with which organizations are investing in DevOps tools and practices to become faster, more agile organizations," said Nigel Kersten, CIO of Puppet Labs. "Every company has become a technology company, and those that do it well win. As the leader in IT automation, Puppet Labs is at the epicenter of this trend, and is helping our customers win in the marketplace by enabling them to make rapid change a competitive advantage."

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