“Lack of skill is constraining them more than lack of technology” notes a new report from the DevOps Institute. The survey finds that the leading challenge for organizations remains to find and attract skilled DevOps people. Indeed, 58% reported that finding skilled team members is a huge challenge, with 48% saying that retention of skilled DevOps people is a challenge. Industries like financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and tech are top seekers of DevOps talent.
Within DevOps, top sought skills include tech skills like cloud infrastructure, functional skills like IT operations, and process and frameworks skills like Agile. “Some exposure and skills around specific automation tools which one might have gained throughout their career or training, combined with business acumen, make a perfect hybrid DevOps Engineer.”