The foundation of the report's significance lies in its survey demographics. With 363 respondents spanning a diverse array of roles, industries, and organizational sizes, the report provides a panoramic view of the DevSecOps landscape. It notes a shift toward security, with 34% of respondents directly engaged in security functions. The prominence of security administrators and analysts (10.2%) underscores how important security is to the DevSecOps paradigm.
A noteworthy revelation is the substantial representation of development roles. A full 21% of respondents hold roles as application developers, cloud architects, software engineers, and DevOps engineers. As DevSecOps shifts security left into development, the survey highlights the need for integration between these domains.
Perhaps the most compelling insight is that 13% of respondents hold business management roles, signaling that DevSecOps now has mainstream recognition as not merely a technical concern but a crucial business strategy. This shift demonstrates how DevSecOps is becoming a holistic organizational imperative.