2018 SRE Report

Survey Analysis

 

 

Site Reliability Engineering intersects SE with IT Ops to form one of the fastest-growing fields in technology. Created at Google, SRE’s are now driving scalable performance at Apple, Uber, Netflix, LinkedIn, and an expanding list of tech innovators.

In January of 2018, Catchpoint surveyed 416 Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) with the goal of understanding what it really means to be an SRE and the types of organizations, skills, and cultures that exist where site reliability engineers work.

The 2018 SRE Report examines four key survey findings, including automation needs and service-level indicators, and provides a comprehensive profile of today's SREs.

Survey topics include:

  • Who are SREs? What is their experience level, background, and skillset?
  • Where do SREs work? What types of organizations hire SREs and what is the team structure and culture?
  • What are they doing? How is their time spent and their role defined?
  • How are they doing it? What tools and processes are SREs using on a daily basis and what metrics and methods do they use to define success?