Highest paying tech job is "dev ops specialist"

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Nov 24, 2018 17 Comments

Downloaded the 2018 Stack Overflow tech salaries report. I was surprised to see the job title "dev ops specialist" as the highest paid job in NA and EU.

I always thought of dev ops guys as admins with little amount of python knowledge

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DSq3mNMWE-P4fQICAu5-2ODvLin2k8pV/view?usp=sharing

Don't know if the guys at stack overflow are out of their minds.....Also the salaries listed are so low. Whom are they trying to fool?

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  • Google / Ops Huhf13
    If they mean SREs, then ok - they typically make as much as SWEs at real companies.

    OPs description is dumb. "Admins with little Python knowledge" is foolish. No, I'm not an SRE either.
    Nov 24, 2018 1
    • Google / Ops Huhf13
      Also, who is dumb enough to believe a salary survey from Stack Overflow
      Nov 24, 2018
  • Everyone wants to go to the cloud right now and a lot of admins only know old school VMware stuff so devs or even system engineers that learn devops culture get paid really well. On the flip side devops isn't really a title it's more of a culture in an organization. SRE, SWE are actual titles.
    Nov 24, 2018 0
  • Nvidia Artart
    Blind is elitist compared to the whole stack-overflow community
    Nov 24, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Other WarrenPeas
      Funny considering how many Blind users likely rely on SO ;-) I found the comment about pay to be funny: also the pay is so low who are they trying to fool.

      Blind groups are so elitist they don’t even understand that in much of the US cracking a 6 figure in a tech job means you are in the Director level. “What!? 85k!? No way would anyone ever accept that for an experienced developer/engineer/dba/etc job unless they sucked!!!”
      Nov 25, 2018
  • LinkedIn / Eng li-troll
    They grouped backend engineers with data scientists and a bunch of other unrelated engineering specializations.
    Nov 24, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Other WarrenPeas
    Developers tend to think that no other job exists or is important, esp. strategic and tactical jobs. This is amplified by the “cult of me” elitism on Blind.
    Nov 24, 2018 2
    • Microsoft CykaBlyat
      I think it's just that "devops specialist" is an extremely broad title that could mean almost anything since the breadth of devops is, well, extremely broad.
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Amazon / Other WarrenPeas
      Agreed, which is why the average tends upwards on pay. I’ve worked at both ends of the spectrum (with and without flashy title) and the pay was always good.
      Nov 25, 2018
  • Their salaries vs blind salaries are miles apart . I wonder what all the 450K + TC people do
    Nov 24, 2018 1
    • Microsoft CykaBlyat
      Lie on Blind.
      Nov 24, 2018
  • Microsoft Nihilismo
    We haven’t killed the term “devops” yet?
    Nov 24, 2018 3
    • Microsoft CykaBlyat
      Nope. In fact we just rebranded VSTS to Azure DevOps.
      Nov 25, 2018
    • Microsoft Nihilismo
      I don’t think Microsoft is leading the pack in terms of innovation. I count on them to be consistently at least 5 years behind.
      Nov 25, 2018
    • Microsoft CykaBlyat
      Eh. We're getting there. Things are certainly much better in terms of innovation than they were when Ballmer was in charge.
      Nov 25, 2018
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    • I've never seen an SRE as just a tech support. Tech support is actually another job entirely.
      Nov 24, 2018
  • Microsoft CykaBlyat
    Buzzword of the year gets money thrown at it. Nothing new.
    Nov 24, 2018 0