We've been collecting more data about the costs of big data DevOps and the costs of running your own big data platform as a service (PaaS) in the cloud. We'll be sharing that over the next few months. One interesting area of research was the cost of assembling the team required to build and run your own Hadoop/Spark PaaS in the cloud. To do this, we identified the basic skills required for a big data DevOps team to required operate a PaaS, and then researched available jobs online to get a sense of the job market. The available jobs and salary ranges are significant, representing the diversity of interest and companies in this area.