Despite the Pandemic, DevOps Salaries Rose in 2020

Puppet today published the results of an annual global DevOps survey that found, despite the downturn in the global economy brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, most DevOps professionals saw their salaries rise in 2020. . . However, for the first time since Puppet started collecting this data, DevOps professionals working in the life sciences, health care and pharmaceutical sectors, on average, made more than those working in the financial services sector. Not surprisingly, the report also found that DevOps professionals working in the U. S. made more than their global counterparts. . . Nearly two-thirds of respondents in the life sciences, health care and pharmaceutical sectors earn more than $100,000. That compares to 53% in the financial services sector and 45% of those working for technology companies. . . The survey was based on responses from 2,243 DevOps professionals, and noted that organizations with highly evolved DevOps practices pay better than those that are less evolved. Among respondents working at highly evolved companies, 80% earn $75,000 per year or more. That compares to 57% that earn as much at less evolved companies. Much of that discrepancy is attributable to DevOps managers that make much more at highly evolved companies compared to their counterparts at less-evolved companies, the report noted. Twothirds of practitioners make less than $100,000 per year, the survey found. In general, respondents working at companies with revenue over $1 billion had the highest percentage of those earning $150,000 to $250,000 22%. . . The largest percentage increases in salaries among DevOps professionals occurred in Japan and the United Kingdom UK. Salaries, on average, did not rise in Singapore, Germany, New Zealand and Australia. In the U. S. , the demographic that saw the most growth was among DevOps professionals earning between $150,000 to $250,000, most of whom are managers. More than half of all DevOps managers in the U. S. fall within this salary range, the report noted. . . The Puppet report also noted that DevOps professionals working in dedicated engineering and application development tend to make more than those that are part of a larger IT team. A third of respondents in engineering or development report salaries over $125,000 per year, compared to 22% percent in IT and 15% percent in information security. . . The Puppet report also showed a divergence between what men and women earn as salary ranges increase. For both men and women earning up to $75,000 a year, salaries are similar. Between $100,000 and $125,000, women actually earn more. However, at $125,000, men 28% earn more than women 17%. The survey, however, does not mention the experience levels of any respondents. . . Its also not clear whether the higher salaries among DevOps professionals found in the life sciences, health care and pharmaceutical sectors represent a fundamental shift, or is an aberration based on the amount of COVID-19 research being conducted. . . Alanna Brown, a senior director of marketing for Puppet, said the one thing that COVID-19 has changed forever is that competition for DevOps expertise is now global. Organizations are no longer limiting themselves to hiring individuals within 50 miles of their office. In fact, DevOps professionals that have shown they can successfully work remotely will, in the months and years ahead, be in greater demand than those that have only worked in an office setting, Brown predicted. Organizations of all sizes are trying to reduce their commercial real estate expenses, Brown added. . . In the meantime, the most important thing for IT professionals is to stay relevant. Site reliability engineers SREs with certified programming skills will make more than a traditional IT administrator. Its up to each IT professional to make sure they have the skills that are highest in demand at a time when many IT functions are being ruthless automated by increasing numbers of DevOps professionals.

China Warns Biden Administration Not to Cross Red Line on Taiwan

In a stern statement directed toward the United States and the Joe Biden administration over the weekend, Chinas foreign minister doubled down on the countrys claim to Taiwan, even calling it an insurmountable red line that shouldnt be attempted to cross. . . The Chinese government has no room for compromise or concessions on the Taiwan issue, Wang Yi was quoted as saying in an annual news conference during the meeting of the National Peoples Congress. . . We urge the new U. S. administration to fully understand the high sensitivity of the Taiwan issue and completely change the previous administrations dangerous practices of crossing the line and playing with fire, he added. . . The United States currently has no official relations with Taiwans democratically elected governmentwhich split from the mainland in 1949but is known to have an array of informal ties. . . In recent years, former President Donald Trump angered Beijing by sending cabinet officials to visit Taiwan in a show of support. And Bidens administration has previously stated that U. S. commitment to Taiwan is rock solid. . . Wang, however, offered no hints regarding how Beijing might react if U. S. policy continues on its current path. . . The minister also took time to defend Beijings controversial electoral reforms in the semi-autonomous territory of Hong Kong. The reform plans are expected to ensure that Beijing loyalists are in charge of the territorys governance, which has operated in the one country, two systems framework for more than two decades. . . Wang added that the reforms would help contribute to long-term stability in the region and bring about a brighter future for the city. . . Loving Hong Kong and patriotism are exactly the same, he said. . . His comments came a week after nearly fifty pro-democracy activists were detained on charges of conspiracy to commit subversion under the national security law. . . Wang also addressed alleged human rights abuses in Xinjiang and the South China Sea. . . It is hoped that the United States and China will meet each other halfway and lift the various unreasonable restrictions placed on Sino-U. S. cooperation to date as soon as possible, and not create new obstacles artificially, he said, adding that the accusations of human rights abuses directed toward Muslim Uighurs were absurd. . . Chinas treatment of the ethnic minority group has received much international criticism over the years, and was recently ramped up when the U. S. State Department called it a genocide in late January. . . I believe this genocide is ongoing, and that we are witnessing the systematic attempt to destroy Uighurs by the Chinese party-state, then U. S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement, adding that Chinese officials were engaged in the forced assimilation and eventual erasure of a vulnerable ethnic and religious minority group. . . The United Nations has reported that about one million Muslim Uighurs are held in camps that Beijing claims provide vocational training and are needed to fight extremism.

Woman for Moradabad with amputated hands prepares for bank entrance exams and teaches students

Pragati can write, operate her mobile phone and computer with her amputated hands. Currently, she teaches students for managing her expenses and is preparing for her bank entrance exams. A woman, whose both hands were amputated after a tragic incident is inspiring women by teaching students with amputated hands in Uttar Pradeshs Moradabad. Pragati said. My both hands were amputated by doctors after I inadvertently touched a live electric wire back in 2010. Initially, I was very disturbed. I found it difficult to carry out my daily activities. But now, I can write, operate my mobile phone and computer with my amputated hands. Now, I teach students for my expenses and am preparing for bank entrance exams, she said. . . I just want to convey to all women to not give up on their dreams and continue working hard to become successful in their lives, she added. Pragati, and many women across the country, continue to inspire women on the occasion of International Womens Day. International Womens Day is celebrated worldwide every year on March 8 to recognise the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the globe. This year, the theme for International Womens Day 2021 is Choose to Challenge.

International Womens Day Celebrating Greenpeace changemakers
The fight against the climate crisis is also a fight for global equality. The strong engagement of women around the world is powerful and key in advancing climate and environmental protection. Hear from some of the women at Greenpeace from across the globe about the work they do every day and the change they want to see in this world. On this International Womens Day, and every day, lets celebrate all the women standing up for our planet. Tell us, who is inspiring you?. . Note. when we use the term women, we are inclusive of all women trans, non-binary and cisgender. .