2018 was *definitely* the year of Kubernetes

Jenkins community survey: Kubernetes usage rises 235% & Java crowned most used language

Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou
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The fifth annual DevOps and Jenkins Community Survey is here and it brings some very interesting insights into the usage of technology environments, adoption of practices and DevOps maturity levels within organizations. Let’s take a closer look at the most interesting highlights.

While 2018 is almost over, it still has some cards up its sleeve! The fifth annual DevOps and Jenkins Community Survey is here and it brings some very interesting insights into some key trends among the Jenkins community including the technology environments they use, practices they are adopting and DevOps maturity levels within organizations.

The one thing that becomes evident from the participants’ responses is that cloud is going big with 78% of respondents reporting that they are now using cloud services to host Jenkins. Another huge trend that we observe in the report is the tremendous growth of Kubernetes with a usage increase of 235% since last year!

With no further ado, let’s dig into the most interesting results.

Everything DevOps

According to the survey, cloud adoption has grown significantly this year with 78% or the participants hosting Jenkins on some form of cloud, compared to last year when only 62% indicated the use of cloud for hosting Jenkins.

One of the most significant highlights of this year’s survey is that 67% of the participants stated they actively work at an organization that practices DevOps which indicates an increase from last year’s 47%. What’s more, the importance of continuous delivery in DevOps is still a key trend with 67% of this year’s respondents stating they are practicing DevOps and 50% are practicing CD, which constitutes a huge increase over 2017’s 47% and 38%, respectively.

However, it is worth noting that while CD adoption is increasing, respondents are still struggling to scale the practices organization-wide, with only 18% responding that they practice CD across the entire organization.

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One of the most worrying highlights of this year’s survey is that the gap still needs to be closed between software delivery, security, and governance as indicated by the fact that 95% of respondents automate build activities, but just 23% automate security and only 18% do anything to automate governance.

It’s the year of Kubernetes

As mentioned at the beginning of this article, Kubernetes went really big this past year with the Jenkins survey indicating an increase in usage of 235%! Nonetheless, as indicated by the survey’s results, Docker remains the number one choice for container orchestration.

Last but not least, we have our favorite topic of most used language. Unsurprisingly, Java is the number one language of choice among the Jenkins community.

What I found very interesting was Go making it into the top 10 and Python going toe to toe with JavaScript and Node.js in the second and third place, respectively.

You can check out the summary of the DevOps and Jenkins Community Survey results in the official press release and you can have a look at the raw data here.

Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou
Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou was the editor for Coming from an academic background in East Asian Studies, she decided that it was time to go back to her high-school hobby that was computer science and she dived into the development world. Other hobbies include esports and League of Legends, although she never managed to escape elo hell (yet), and she is a guest writer/analyst for competitive LoL at TGH.

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