Generally, DevOps is a popular and attractive niche as it combines the best of both worlds of IT. The IT infrastructure and the software development. Within a DevOps engineer role, candidates get extensive exposure to several sectors of a company.

Over the last few years, the demand for candidates with DevOps specialist skills has significantly increased and fortunately, it is now an area where the industry has continued to develop these skills and while an excellent DevOps Engineer is still sought after, the skills are not as rare as they once were.

Typically, there are no two DevOps Specialist roles that are identical. There are essentially two sections that DevOps can branch into; some roles focus on Windows infrastructure, Azure and .NET scripting, whilst others focus on Linux Infrastructure, Bash scripting and AWS. Nonetheless, for all DevOps professional roles, you can see a combination of the following technologies that are essential; Cloud-based platforms, automation, scripting, Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) as well as TeamCity, CircleCI, GitLab/GitHub and containerisation technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes.

Due to the increased demand across the junior and mid-level DevOps Engineers, a slight increase in the average base salary has been experienced over the last 9 months. The demand for DevOps is coming mainly from the growing Malta-based Fintech and iGaming industries. However, companies who choose to be flexible on containerization technologies and provide training on these tools can usually recruit a DevOps Engineer at a slightly lower than the median salary. According to our salary survey, in noting that with Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) roles, there has been a slight decrease in demand however, this is expected to bounce back over the coming months.

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