Salary Survey Extra is a series of periodic dispatches that give added insight into the findings of our most recent Salary Survey. These posts contain previously unpublished Salary Survey data.
As we noted earlier this month, Adobe says it better than we can. What can you do with Adobe Experience Manager? "Adobe Experience Manager connects digital asset management, a powerful content management system, and digital enrollment to help your brand flourish." Our own prior observation in this regard also bears repeating: What will really lock in business success is hiring an Adobe Certified Expert to steer your AEM for you.
The second Adobe credential to show up in this year's Deep Focus series also has a really long name: Adobe Certified Expert - Adobe Experience Manager DevOps Engineer. A newcomer to the Salary Survey 75, ACE-AEM DevOps Engineer is No. 55 on our most recent Salary Survey 75 list. Here’s what the salary picture looks like for ACE-AEM DevOps Engineer holders who responded to the Salary Survey:
All U.S. Respondents
Average Annual Salary: $95,900
Median Annual Salary: $75,000
How satisfied are you with your current salary?
Completely Satisfied: 33.3 percent
Very Satisfied: 44.4 percent
Satisfied: 16.7 percent
Not Very Satisfied: 5.6 percent
Not At All Satisfied: [No responses]
The Adobe certification program has a global footprint, but we didn't hear from enough ACE-AEM DevOps Engineer holders who live and work outside the United States to create an international picture. In this instance, everything we've got relates solely to ACE-AEM DevOps Engineer holders who are U.S. residents.
A noteworthy 19 percent of ACE-AEM DevOps Engineer holders who responded to the survey are women, stronger than the Deep Focus norm, which is for women to account for between zero and 10-to-12 percent of responses. Most of the rest are men — 76.5 percent — with 4.5 percent of those surveyed who are transgender male. Most of the ACE-AEM DevOps Engineer holders who participated in the survey are relatively seasoned professionals, either between the ages of 35 and 44 (55.5 percent) or between the ages of 45 and 54 (22.3 percent). Standing up for youth are the roughly 21 percent of respondents who are either between the ages of 25 and 34 (16.9 percent) or between the ages of 19 and 24 (5.3 percent).
Nearly 90 percent of the ACE-AEM DevOps Engineer holders who participated in the survey have an educational background that includes time spent at a college or university. The highest level of education completed by most ACE-AEM DevOps Engineer holders is either a bachelor's degree (33.3 percent of respondents), master’s degree (27.8 percent), doctorate (22.2 percent), or associate’s degree (5.6 percent). The outliers are the 11.1 percent of those surveyed who exited the realm of formal education after completing some level of post-high school technical training.
Employment is fairly strong among ACE-AEM DevOps Engineer holders, with 85.7 percent of survey respondents employed full-time, while the remaining 14.3 percent hold part-time jobs. Among those who have full-time jobs, the weekly work schedule has many different configurations: 50 percent of those surveyed have a traditional 40-hour work week, while 11.2 percent put in between 41 and 50 hours per week, and 5.5 percent are on the job for more than 50 hours per week. On the flip side of that familiar coin, however, are the 22.5 percent of respondents whose full-time weekly work schedule only requires them to be on the clock for between 31 and 39 hours per week, while 10.8 percent put in between 20 and 30 hours.
If the ACE-AEM DevOps Engineer crowd worked from home during the early stages of the COVID-19, then most of them aren't spending much time there now: Just 5.7 percent of respondents are spending their entire work schedule outside of a traditional office setting, putting in 40 hours per week at home. An additional 22 percent work from home for either between 31 and 39 hours per week (16.7 percent) or between 21 and 30 hours per week (5.6 percent). The remaining 72 percent of those surveyed, however, still commute to a traditional workplace for at least half of the time that they’re on the clock, working from home either between 10 and 20 hours per week (27.8 percent) or fewer than 10 hours per week (44.2 percent).
In terms of workplace standing, the largest single group of ACE-AEM DevOps Engineer holders we heard from are employed at the senior manager level (28.6 percent). The rest, in descending order, are either senior specialists (19.3 percent), executives (18.8 percent), specialists (19 percent), managers (9.5 percent), or directors (4.4 percent).
More than half of the ACE-AEM DevOps Engineer holders who responded to the survey are IT newcomers, having worked in a role that directly utilizes one or more of their certified skills either for between zero years (1 to 11 months) and 2 years (14.5 percent of respondents) or for between 3 and 5 years (52.4 percent). The rest have been plying their certified skills for either between 6 and 8 years (14.3 percent), between 9 and 10 years (14 percent), or for more than 10 years (4.8 percent).
Finally, here’s the view of ACE-AEM DevOps Engineer holders on key questions from the survey about how certification impacts job performance:
At my current job I use skills learned or enhanced through certification:
Several times a day: 19.3 percent
Several times a week: 47.6 percent
Several times a month: 18.8 percent
Occasionally: 14.3 percent
Rarely: [No responses]
Since becoming certified, I feel there is greater demand for my skills.
Strongly agree: 52.4 percent
Agree: 28.6 percent
Neither Agree nor Disagree: [No responses]
Disagree: 14 percent
Strongly Disagree: 5 percent
Becoming certified has increased my problem-solving skills.
Strongly agree: 33.8 percent
Agree: 47.6 percent
Neither Agree nor Disagree: 4.5 percent
Disagree: 9.3 percent
Strongly Disagree: 4.8 percent
Becoming certified has increased my workplace productivity.
Strongly agree: 38.3 percent
Agree: 37.8 percent
Neither Agree nor Disagree: 5.5 percent
Disagree: 14.4 percent
Strongly Disagree: 4 percent