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Trending Technology Skills for DevOps Engineers

Last Updated December 10, 2018

# Skill Demand Rank Change
2 Python
3 Linux
4 Java
5 Jenkins
6 Docker
7 Ansible
9 Git
10 Azure
11 Chef
12 JavaScript
13 Puppet
14 Kubernetes
15 Ruby
16 Scrum
17 Bash
19 C#
20 Oracle

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What Does a DevOps Engineer Do?

DevOps Engineers are responsible for development operations and system operations in the enterprise. DevOps Engineers are primarily concerned with automation and continuous deployment in application delivery, making them important in most phases of the software development lifecycle.

Key Traits of a DevOps Engineer

Detail Oriented

DevOps Engineers often wear multiple hats in an organization and must understand a variety of systems necessary to drive development efficiency.


DevOps Engineers work collaboratively with development, QA, and security teams to achieve business objectives.


DevOps Engineers must be able to anticipate, identify, and resolve availability issues before they cause adverse business impact.

Day-to-Day Expectations and Responsibilities

Design and develop systems and processes that support highly available, scalable, fault-tolerant software deployments

Design, develop, and deploy tools and frameworks to improve and automate software releases

Build and maintain the environments and processes that create efficiencies for developers

Partner with QA to test application resiliency and gauge readiness for software releases

Automate provisioning of infrastructure and code by leveraging the latest in configuration management tools and containers

Partner with Security Engineering to ensure security and compliance across enterprise environments

DevOps Engineer Target Skill Set

Technical Skill Set:
  • UNIX / Linux Operating systems and Bash scripting
  • Ability to design, develop, and maintain CI/CD environments
  • Configuration management tools including Ansible, Puppet, or Chef
  • Programming languages such as Perl, Python, Ruby, C++, and Java
  • Containerization tools and techniques
Non-Technical Skill Set:
  • Attention to detail and dedication to quality
  • Ability to work independently and cross-functionally with other members of the team
  • Ability to communicate both good news and bad with urgency
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Starter Training Plan for DevOps Engineers

The following Cloud Academy starter Training Plans prepare professionals to become DevOps Engineers

  • DevOps

    DevOps Engineer
    Starter Training Plan

    44 weeks


DevOps Engineer

44 weeks

Training Plans ensure accountability across your teams when it comes to DevOps training.

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Industry Certifications for DevOps Engineers

The following industry certifications are popular among DevOps Engineers:

  • Amazon Web Services

Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional

The AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional exam validates technical expertise in provisioning, operating, and managing distributed application systems on the AWS platform. (Source: AWS)

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Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate

The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate examination is intended for individuals with one to two years of experience as a systems administrator in a systems operations role. (Source: AWS)

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