The years go by but are not alike on the salaries of DevOps. After the pandemic which caused wages to skyrocket in 2020, it is the turn of the phenomenon of the “great resignation” in the US to influence the data for the 7th report on this subject made by Puppet. Indeed, the specialist in the automation of IT infrastructures notes that “the increase in wages has been a way for companies to retain or attract talent”, can we read in the introduction to the annual survey. on DevOps salaries.

It is therefore not surprising that the United States is still the country where DevOps are best paid. But the proportion of people in the income bracket of at least $150,000 varies. Thus, in 2019, 36% of American DevOps earned this amount, a rate that climbed to 42% in 2020 to return to 35% in 2021. On the other hand, those who are in the bracket of more than 125,000 dollars continue to progress, 49% in 2019, 53% in 2020 and 54% in 2021.

Wage growth in France

And in Europe? EMEA countries tend to be at or below the $100,000 mark with a high percentage of people in the $50,000 to $75,000 range. A small exception this year for France, which is experiencing the strongest wage growth. Indeed, the rate of people earning 75,000 dollars or more rose from 38% in 2019 to 45% in 2021. A surge for some or a catch-up for others against German and English employees, who pay higher salaries overall than in France (except in the bracket of 250,000 dollars and more, where France dominates).

Finally, the last positive lesson of this study is that the percentage of women earning $150,000 or more has doubled compared to the previous year. The wage gap therefore seems to be narrowing, but there are still more men (35%) than women (30%) in the $125,000 and over bracket. In the stratosphere of $250,000 and over, both sexes are equally represented, with a rate of 4%.