Kubernetes has become the key platform for moving workloads onto the cloud. Here are three Kubernetes jobs that you should know about
Between the four years spanning October 2015 to October 2019, Kubernetes job searches increased by 2,125 per cent, according to jobs site Indeed. Kubernetes-related jobs per million also grew by 2,141 per cent in the same time period.
That growth has continued, as a recent report from Dynatrace this January made clear. In 2022 Kubernetes became the key platform for moving workloads to the public cloud. The number of Kubernetes clusters hosted in the cloud grew about five times as fast as those hosted on-premise.
It also underlined that the share of cloud-hosted clusters increased from 31 per cent in 2021 to 45 per cent in 2022. The percentage of organisations using Kubernetes security tools increased from 22 per cent in 2021 to 34 per cent in 2022, and 71 per cent of businesses and organisations run databases and caches in Kubernetes, representing a 48 per cent year-over-year increase.
Together with messaging systems, up 36 per cent, organisations are increasingly using databases and caches to persist application workload states. Continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) technologies grew by 43 per cent year-over-year too.
As companies dedicate significantly more Kubernetes clusters to running software build, test, and deployment pipelines, this is naturally fuelling a rise in available jobs. In-demand roles such as DevOps, security, databases, and CI/CD are all on the rise. For programmers looking to get into the field, Java, Go, and Node.js are the top three languages for Kubernetes application workloads.
When it comes to salaries, a career in Kubernetes delivers too. According to Indeed, the average base salary for a development operations engineer salary is £69,944, with the average cloud engineer salary coming in at £61,037.
If you are interested in this sector, there are plenty of career opportunities. The Information Age Job Board is a great first step to find your perfect fit––discover three great open roles below.
Senior Java developer (VP) – (Hybrid), Citi, London
Citi is seeking a senior Java developer (VP) to participate in fast-paced Agile development, and develop high-quality software, emphasising simplicity, maintainability and reuse.
You will participate in code and design reviews and work proactively on diverse and innovative solutions. Requirements include analysis and capture and working closely with the business and business aligned teams to define solutions is also a part of this role.
To be considered, you will need expert level knowledge of Java, and knowledge of concurrent, parallel and distributed systems programming. Experience with Kubernetes and a good understanding of the Linux OS are also required. Apply for this role here.
As a Site reliability engineer you’ll be part of a small team that sets the direction of the GoCardless core stack. You’ll think through the moving pieces that make up infrastructure and the complex interactions between them. You’ll work with every other team within engineering, to build and scale the global platform the product sits on.
GoCardless runs a lot of its workloads in Kubernetes, and to be considered for this role, you’ll need knowledge of deploying scalable and resilient applications in a containerised environment. You will also need skills in writing clean code, covered by tests, in one or more programming languages, such as Go and Ruby. If this sounds like the job for you, browse the full description here.
Apple’s Xcode Cloud team is building new products to greatly improve the experience for millions of people who develop software for Apple platforms, and it is looking for a SWE – cloud native engineer with a security/systems mindset, or an SRE with a security mindset to join its engineering efforts.
Experience in software development and/or production operations experience with large-scale distributed systems is required, as is familiarity with microservices architecture and modern container orchestration technologies such as Kubernetes. You’ll know cloud platforms and virtualisation technologies and will have experience in managing, instrumenting and scaling multi-tier web-services infrastructure in a public, private or hybrid cloud environment. Troubleshooting experience is also important, as is involvement with incident management and response. Interested? Find out more about the job here.
Kirstie McDermott works for our job board partner, Jobbio. Based in Dublin, she has been a writer and editor across print and digital platforms for over 15 years
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