Talent Insights: Where to Find DevOps Engineers in This Crazy 2021

By Halyna Divakova 17.11.2021 4 minutes to read

It has been 64% more searches of DevOps on the AmazingHiring platform at the end of this year compared to the beginning of 2021. Lots of companies are struggling to find DevOps engineers locally, especially since this is a type of job that cannot be fully remote.

We’ve collected some data from AmazingHiring platform to give you insights into the DevOps talent market of today (November 2021).

DevOps Hiring Insights

Top 10 countries of the EU by the number of DevOps engineers

1 France 19,837
2 UK 14,279
3 Germany 5,304
4 Spain 4,871
5 Netherlands 4,753
6 Poland 4,559
7 Sweden 3,428
8 Italy 2,720
9 Ireland 2,233
10 Romania 2,168


If you’re looking for where to source DevOps talent, this might be of help. As you can see, countries with big local market demand, such as France or UK, are leaders when it comes to employing infrastructure engineers.


The Top 3-6 is almost equally shared by Germany, Spain, Netherlands, and Poland. You might want to go there when searching for DevOps engineers.

Top 5 Industries employing DevOps

Information services
Software engineering
Financial services
5 Security


Where do DevOps engineers work? The problem with the high demand for DevOps is also that they’re not the IT workers only. They are equally essential for banks, telecommunications, and security services.

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Seniority level of DevOps engineers on the EU market

Junior 1,820
Middle 6,586
Senior 53,208
Manager 10,276
Executive 1,549


The DevOps market has seen significant changes in the past few years. Today, there are now levels of seniority added to the profession of DevOps. We see more and more companies looking for Junior DevOps engineers, and even more — eagerly growing the talent within their current teams.

Female vs Male DevOps professionals in the EU

Female 6,652
Male 72,186


We cannot skip mentioning the subject of diversity when we talk about hiring DevOps engineers.

The estimation by the AmazingHiring platform says that there are 12x less female DevOps than males in the European Union. If companies want to bring more women to their cloud infrastructure teams, it’s not going to be an easy task for a recruiter to solve.

Top 5 EU countries with Female DevOps

Now if we look at the leaderboard, we notice how Sweden seems to be a country loved by female DevOps engineers. Having been #7, now Sweden is #3 best country where recruiters may source female DevOps.

1 France 3,283
2 UK 743
3 Sweden 391
4 Spain 304
5 Germany 262



By the way, if you’re interested in talent mapping, did you already download our Talent Map built together with Jiri Herodek?

How to source DevOps engineers?

Use your standard sourcing techniques but do not forget to be more creative. For example, search them by certification.

Top 10 certifications held by DevOps professionals

Number of owners in the EU
1 AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate 39,347
2 MCPS: Microsoft Certified Professional 17,151
3 Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals 10,563
4 AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner 9,147
5 AWS Certified Developer – Associate 9,146
6 CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) 8,468
7 AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate 7,694
8 CKA: Certified Kubernetes Administrator 6,542
9 MCSA: Windows Server 2012 5,528
10 Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate 5,433


We hope this tip helps.

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It’s a definitely man’s world when you look at the big picture — plus, DevOps engineers are in high demand, and recruiters will take what they get.

Do you want to hear about other challenges of hiring DevOps engineers? Are you having trouble filling in DevOps positions this year? Do you want to hear how companies grow DevOps within their teams? Looking for more tips on sourcing?

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Halyna Divakova Marketing Consultant Halyna is an HR-tech enthusiast who has been hiring people for her teams in various IT companies since 2015 and knows the pains of attracting and retaining the best talent.

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