Tech professionals lagging behind in Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE: While there has been a significant global increase in the salaries of DevOps professionals, the Asia-Pacific region still lags behind others in the highest salary brackets.

Only 4% of managers and practitioners here received more than USD 150,000 in 2021, compared to 6% in Europe, 12% in Canada, and 35% in the US. However, for the salary bracket of $100,000+, Asia-Pacific was slightly ahead, with 33% of the profession registering within that range, compared to 24% in Europe.


This is one of the major findings of the 2021 DevOps Salary Report, by infrastructure automation provider, Puppet. It surveyed more than 2,600 technology industry professionals globally.


Notably, the data also revealed that women have been steadily increasing their earning status across regions, roles, and industries. The male and female salary gap was closing within the higher income brackets as more women entered the higher income level of $150,000 or more, than the year before (17% in 2021 compared to 8% in 2020, and 10% in 2019).


“It is exciting to see more women increasingly enter higher income brackets, especially in DevOps, which has historically been a male-dominated area,” said Abby Kearns, chief technology officer at Puppet. “The gradual decrease in a wage gap hopefully points to a long-term shift in pay equity. As a DevOps leader, I am inspired by this progression and I look forward to seeing more equality in wages and gender parity across DevOps overall.”


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