“2017 will be the year that DevOps is finally declared '1.0-stable'." —J. Paul Reed
One of the fastest growing new disciplines for the sheer value it adds to software release cycles, product quality and overall boons it brings to development methodologies and feedback, DevOps will continue to find its way into every single company that has anything to do with IT for the foreseeable future.
DevOps has been called one of the most stable new careers, as more enterprises continue to adopt the mindset and the number of vacancies world-wide growing monthly, there will always be work for a capable DevOps engineer. Thousands of companies believe that is the single most important feather in an organisation’s cap this decade.
DevOps is no easy career choice however, with less and less opportunities available to computer science graduates and more companies demanding real-world experience; limited academic options in operations means that skills in configuration management and adopting CI/CD competently need to be acquired on the job.
This barrier to entry is not without its rewards however; and DevOps engineers at the top of their game are looking ahead at industry-topping salaries, their choice of highly varied opportunities and can expect to be in work for a long, long time.