DevOps Salary Survey 2024

2023 definitely brought a more stable market as the DevOps discipline continued to mature but with a number of global firms increasing their Platform footprint here especially at the higher end of the market. Many larger employers in this field have been pushing harder for more regular site based work which is leading to some instability especially amongst those who have joined from or relocated to outside of the cities. A significant commute is now becoming the norm again for many engineers which hands an advantage to employers offering more flexibility.

Site Reliability Engineering demand has increased but at a slower rate than recently, we’re seeing a 5% increase in average salary expectations (with some exceptions due to the aforementioned high level expansions), traditional DevOps roles have been holding steady at 5% – 7% increase from last year, but companies offering RSUs where applicable gain advantages as do strong healthcare packages.

An interesting trend we see is more movement across platforms, as GCP does increase market share (albeit at a slower rate), many firms are showing more openness to being agnostic and affording more time for AWS specialists with some Azure (for instance) to switch. GCP continues its penetration into the general market, many firms utilising this as an option alongside more traditional AWS/Azure platforms but some migrating completely to the Google Cloud, these big three pulling in 70% of the cloud platform market share globally.

In Ireland’s DevOps recruitment market, Cloud and DevOps professionals have a median tenure of 1.8 years, indicating rapidly evolving field. The statistics reveal that 17% of the market changed DevOps jobs in 2023, underscoring the agility and adaptability inherent in the DevOps community. This flux not only reflects a culture of continuous learning and innovation but also underscores the demand for versatile DevOps talent in Ireland’s tech ecosystem.

Cloud & DevOps Salary Survey

Position Junior (1-3 yrs) Mid (3-6 yrs) Senior (6+ yrs) Contract Day Rates
DevOps Engineer €48000-€65000 €65000-€90000 €85000-€110000 €500-€650
Site Reliability Engineer €47000-€70000 €70000-€88000 €85000-€120000 €500-€650
Cloud Engineer €50000-€58000 €58000-€75000 €70000-€95000 €420-€600
Cloud Architect €90000 €90000-€105000 €105000-€120000 €550-€750
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