We were wondering quite recently what the global salary landscape in the DevOps / Cloud Engineering world would look like. Searching around for some data provided few results and basically all of them didn’t provide a full dataset for us to play around with and use freely.
So we decided to set up our own survey, ask the global DevOps scene what they’re making anually, and then release all the data for free afterwards in the public domain under CC0 license terms. Which literally means global salary data from the public, for the public.
We went on quickly by defining some generalized attributes that would make a really simplistic survey everyone can fill it out in under a minute and don’t have to think too hard while doing it, but would still provide as much valuable information as possible so you can derive real insights from it. All of this in an anonymized fashion, of course. We don’t like touching PII anyways – not really our business 😉
It took almost two weeks of deliberations about what to ask for – yeah it gets quite difficult when you start thinking about what makes sense and trying not to mess it up completely – and in roughly a weekend our little salaries app (Django + SQLite are your friends, yay) was built and ready to launch.