In the wake of a digital revolution, Mobile DevOps Engineering solidified its place in 2021, evidenced by the surging demand for ‘DevOps Engineers’. With a colossal projected growth from $7 billion in 2021 to $51 billion by 2030, the DevOps market mirrors the escalating demand for Mobile DevOps engineers. In the evolving digital ecosystem, an 11% spike in new app downloads in 2022 and a corresponding 14% growth in mobile ad spend have further catalyzed the need for these professionals.
The explosion of mobile apps as a primary revenue channel for businesses—33% of American retailers, 42% of small businesses, and 55% of Millennial-owned businesses—signals an urgent requirement for Mobile DevOps engineers. Their key role? Shortening build, test, and release times to meet escalating consumer expectations. However, the rise of mobile apps has intensified industry pressures. The increasing demand for faster deployment, faultless releases, and robust security in the face of cyber threats emphasizes the growing importance of Mobile DevOps engineers.
DevOps tools have emerged as invaluable allies for Mobile DevOps engineers, with one in five developers utilizing Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) tools to automate processes. This leads to reduced time-to-market, affirmed deliverable quality, and a positive impact on organizations. Tools like Bitrise, used by over half of all mobile unicorn startups, enable Mobile DevOps engineers to enhance efficiency, optimize spend, and ultimately boost their Return on Investment (ROI).Barnabas Birmacher, CEO and Co-Founder of Bitrise, sums it up, “Being mobile-first means companies are constantly optimizing their mobile offerings.” As the digital landscape evolves, Mobile DevOps Engineering is poised to lead the way, paving the path for job expansion, increased demand, and improved quality of deliverables.