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Kubernetes Developer Salary in the US and UK compare to Ukraine

Kubernetes Developer Salary in the US

The average Kubernetes expert salary in the United States is $122,000 a year and hourly rate is $75. Entry level positions start at $50,000 a year while most experienced specialists make up to $155,000 a year. These numbers are based on the salaries extracted from Indeed.com job descriptions in October 2018. The most of the developers are required now in:
San Francisco, CA, New York, NY, Austin, TX

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Featured Kubernetes Jobs in the US

1 MTS Jira Admin/Developer
Experience with deployment and orchestration technologies (such as Docker, Kubernetes, Puppet, Chef, Salt, Ansible)....

2 Incident Response Engineer
Familiar with container management tools such as Kubernetes, and cloud operating environments especially AWS....

3 DevOps Engineer
Experience with container technologies like Docker, Kubernetes and Mesos is a plus. Your experience with container-based deployments using Docker, Kubernetes...

4 DevOps Engineer
Extensive experience of using CI-CD tools like GIT, Docker, Jenkins, Kubernetes. Must have 2+ years experience in Git, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes, HELM charts....

5 Software Engineer - Cloud and Microservices
You have experience in writing software and operationalizing it for deployment to Cloud services, and you've worked with the container ecosystem using tools...

Kubernetes Developer Salary in the UK

The average Kubernetes developer salary in the UK is £61,000 a year and hourly rate is £38. Junior level positions start at £40,000 a year while most experienced programmers make up to £95,000 a year. These statistics are based on the salaries selected from Indeed.co.uk job descriptions in October 2018. The most of the developers are required today in:
London SW15, South West, Manchester

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Featured Kubernetes Jobs in the UK

1 Operations Manager
Someone who is familiar with cloud technologies like Kubernetes and still keen to get their hands dirty would be even better!...

2 Site Reliability Engineer (UK 1244)
AWS, Docker, Jenkins, DataDog, Kubernetes, SQL. SO WHAT’S YOUR NEW ROLE ABOUT?...

3 Senior Service Reliability Engineer
Experience with Containers - Docker and Kubernetes. At Proofpoint, we have a passion for protecting people, data, and brands from today’s advanced threats and...

4 AWS Cloud and DevOps Architect
Design, prototype and deliver cloud agnostic microservices architecture leveraging Kubernetes, Pivotal and other PaaS platforms....

5 DevOps Engineer
Kubernetes and Docker Swarm preferred but open to Docker compose, Consul etc experience. Our enterprise level client is looking for a talented DevOps engineer...

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The True Cost of Hiring an In-house vs Remote Kubernetes Developer in Ukraine

Generally hiring managers face the “in-house vs outsource” difficulty. The biggest mistake CTOs, CEOs, and startup founders make when choosing (and comparing) programmers is: they shut eyes to the embedded costs. In fact, there are numerous and substantial costs involved in hiring and maintaining employees. An in-house developer (or any worker) is always more expensive than his salary when you factor in embedded costs which aren’t reflected in the employee’s salary:
  • employee benefits (+10%)
  • administration and infrastructure (+10%)
  • paid leaves (+10%)
  • training (+5%)
  • management (+5%)
  • recruitment (+10%)

The outsourcing provider faces the same embedded costs (though maybe in less amounts). The only difference is it had already factored these costs into its price quote. So, let’s take a fresh look at the adjusted (salary + 50%) numbers.

PeriodUS vs UkraineUK vs Ukraine
1 dev/m$14,625$3,200£7,000£2,400
1 dev/y$175,500$38,400£84,000£28,800
10 devs/m$146,250$32,000£70,000£24,000
10 devs/y$1,755,000$384,000£840,000£288,000
US = United States, UK = United Kingdom
In this case, outsourcing to Ukraine is the most cost-effective option.

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