Over the past decade, the UK tech sector has grown exponentially and is currently valued at just over $1tn, with predictions that it will be worth $2.6tn by 2033.
Credited to the nation’s ability to support startups, encourage scaleups and entice unicorns, tech in the UK remains in a healthy position despite a global slowdown in funding.
While 44% of roles are likely to be impacted by technological advances, specifically AI, there remain specialities within the sector that will continue to be buoyant for workers.
The World Economic Forum predicts that the continued adoption of technology will result in the creation of 97 million jobs globally. But that within such growth, those with experience in certain sectors will remain in demand as long as they continue to upskill – specifically those who can sit at the crossroads of tech and traditional business practices and guide businesses forward, such as DevOps.
The demand for DevOps engineers continues to rise, despite an overall downturn in the tech industry. In fact, job opportunities within DevOps are expected to grow by 15% before 2031, more than double the national growth rate. Add to this the fact that 87% of employers are struggling to fill these roles, according to Deloitte, and it’s clear that the future is bright for those working within the sector.
DevOps engineer, Improbable, London
Improbably offers metaverse solutions to corporations and within that, the engineering velocity and enablement (EVE) team focuses on internal developer experience in all areas of engineering by providing self-service solutions, engineering standards, and best practices in DevSecOps and SRE.
For this role, you will work alongside the team to improve workflows through tools, services and automation. Candidates should have experience with developing and maintaining build tooling to facilitate automation of the SDLC and be capable of developing APIs and libraries supported by automated tests and documentation as code.
DevOps engineer, Octopus Energy, London
Octopus Energy is an energy technology business founded in 2015 with the vision of enabling society’s transition to net zero by changing the way customers buy and use energy. As the volume, scope and geographical range of its data services rapidly expand, Octopus is looking for a DevOps engineer to join the team to help build and maintain data replication processes, platform, pipelines and data sources.
You will have a passion for writing high-quality code and building lean processes and the ability to work autonomously and proactively to scope problems and solve and deliver pragmatic solutions.
Devops engineer, IBM, London
As a DevOps engineer with IBM, you will work to translate system requirements into the design and development of customised systems in an agile environment. Your role will involve designing and deploying solutions to the cloud, which will allow automatic provisioning and management of environments; the capability to continuously integrate; and containerisation functionality and the automation of testing.
Applicants should have an understanding of the software development life cycle (preferably agile) and previous experience working in a secure environment along with the ability to adhere to security principles.