Cloud has remained a focal point of IT across Dublin and Ireland this year due to the ease of access to many public cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Many organisations are making the move to migrate towards a cloud-first model, with others considering the value this transition may have on their business before jumping in.

Speaking with decision-makers across a variety of industries within the Cloud / DevOps / SRE, many are opting to introduce a multi-cloud environment to allow for more flexibility and engage a broader customer base. Choosing just one cloud provider may limit capabilities resulting in the loss of business growth and development.

This decision by many organisations has had a hugely positive impact on the candidate market! With a growing demand for cloud capabilities and candidates now having the opportunity to upskill in a multi-cloud environment, we have seen a surge in the number of candidates entering this growing field. New technology and growth opportunities have gained the interest of many, making this space a very attractive option for many Software Engineers, QA Automation Engineers and System Admins to make the move to

With candidates of this calibre entering the market, hiring managers are taking advantage, hiring DevOps Engineers and Site Reliability Engineers coming from strong SDLC backgrounds paired with deep-rooted knowledge of CI/CD best practices.

The contract market has remained steady with a constant demand for Mid – Senior level DevOps Engineers primarily within Finance, Investment Management, Life and Pensions and Insurance industries. The most common skillset we are seeking requested is AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, CI/CD Jenkins, Configuration Management with Ansible, Chef or Puppet.

We have seen some demand for DevOps Engineers with Azure experience, as this is more niche there can be a premium required for a candidate with this skillset.

As these multi-cloud environments grow and develop, management of these systems becomes more complex and fully automated configuration management tools like Ansible, Chef, Salt, Kickstart and Puppet are key. Ansible and terraform are the main automation tools that companies look for.

To summarise, this is an exciting time for both hiring managers and candidates within Cloud/ DevOps/ SRE. New technology, greenfield projects, the introduction of new processes, innovation and collaborative cultures make this a very attractive proposition for many.


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