That means we have a fair number of developers that are doing DevOps, but who aren’t DevOps team members. Yeah, there are a few systems admins in the ranks of the respondents also, but not enough to cover the discrepancy. If every respondent that was in DevOps and sysadmin roles used Kubernetes, there would be just enough to cover the number of respondents that said they used Kubernetes “extensively” over the past year. It’s unlikely that all of them are Kubernetes specialists.
The Stack Overflow annual survey of developers came out this month, and it has a lot of interesting data points in it. There is a lot that I wish was different about their questions/methodology, but one thing caught my attention. Docker, Kubernetes and similar tools (Ansible and Terraform are in there at lower percentages, for example) make up more of the responses than can be accounted for by people with “DevOps” in their title.