Why IT Pros Need Docker Skills in 2018
With substantial growth forecasted for the application container market (from $762 million in 2016 to $2.7 billion by 2020, according to 451 Research), demand for container skills is at a high. Now’s the time to update your certifications and add Docker to your CV. Here’s why…
Docker: the fastest growing skill of 2017
As these organisations continue to use multi-cloud applications on a wide scale, employers are fighting for IT pros with the skills to assist in migration, deployment and management of containers, specifically in microservices, DevOps and container eco systems.
TechRepublic reported that Docker was the No.1 fastest growing tech skill of 2017, and the Skill Up 2017 survey found that Dockers was the top tool to learn over the next 12 months. Software engineers, Information Architects and DevOps engineers with Docker are in seriously high demand.
Docker Jobs Have Doubled
The recruitment numbers back it up, too. Permanent jobs citing Docker have doubled in the past six months to February 2018 with no signs of slowing down.
It seems everyone’s using Docker. According to Datadog, ‘Nearly 60 percent of organizations running 500 or more hosts are classified as Docker users’. Even the larger organisations that normally lag on adoption, are joining the Docker fan club.
Of course, it’s not just Docker. Container orchestration tools such as Kubernetes, Amazon ECS, Mesos and Google Container Engine are also proving popular with organisations of all sizes – and fortunately for IT pros, all offer easily accessible training routes and certifications.
As with many skills in today’s emerging tech space – especially cloud technology – there is a well-documented skills gap, which is driving salaries up for those few who have that highly sought combination of experience and certification. Those with Docker can expect to see salaries earning over $118k.
How to attract top Docker talent
It’s not just about the salary that appeals to those with these skills, however. As we’ve written about previously, in such a competitive and aggressive tech market, employers have the opportunity to offer employees more than remuneration alone to tempt the best of the best to their company.
Yes, there’s a talent war on but we see that those companies who can offer additional benefits, work perks and appealing working environments or practices are the ones that attract and secure the candidates. It’s all starts with getting the employer brand and candidate experience right.
As for candidates with their sights on a career in containers, you’re in the right place. It’s time to get yourself on the courses and involved in the projects, to boost up that CV.
Find out more at Provide People – experts in emerging technology recruitment.