Azerbaijan has shortage of DevOps specialists - Microsoft

ICT Materials 30 March 2018 16:54 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, March 30

By Huseyn Valiyev - Trend:

There is an acute shortage of DevOps (a software engineering culture and practice that aims at unifying software development (Dev) and software operation (Ops)) and programming specialists in Azerbaijan, Gachay Mirzayev, cloud solutions expert at Microsoft Azure in Azerbaijan, Belarus and Central Asia, told Trend March 30.

He noted that the main reason for the shortage is a “brain drain”, because many local specialists, unfortunately, are more inclined to leave Azerbaijan.

“Over the past three months alone, we have received about 40 requests from companies on vacancies for specialists with skills in SQL, Windows Server Administration and cloud solutions experts,” Mirzayev said.

He added that the markets he oversees are somewhat different in terms of level of development.

“In terms of market development, for example, the Belarusian IT market is ahead of Azerbaijan. Great merit in this belongs to DevOps and programming specialists. About 9,000 programmers alone work in EPAM company in Belarus, and there are several such companies there. This is while Azerbaijan’s doesn’t have so many specialists.”

As for Kazakhstan, Mirzayev said that this country prefers to implement Open Source solutions. This market is also ahead of Azerbaijan in the application of cloud solutions, he added.

“It has become customary in Kazakhstan to introduce open source cloud solutions, which significantly reduces the cost of creating and maintaining IT infrastructure,” Mirzayev said.