San Francisco, Calif. – August 29, 2023 – The Continuous Delivery Foundation’s Jenkins® project comprised of the community of continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) practitioners using Jenkins, today reported growth in Jenkins Pipeline adoption for CI/CD process automation. Jenkins Pipeline usage grew 79% from June 2021 – June 2023, while total workloads on Jenkins during the same period grew by 45%. CI/CD pipelines are created to automate and speed the delivery of software, bringing value and competitive advantage to organizations.
Growth of 79% in Jenkins Pipeline jobs and of 45% in overall CI/CD workload*
Monthly Jenkins Pipeline jobs defined grew 79% during the period June 2021 – June 2023, from 27,105,176 jobs per month to 48,625,398 jobs per month. Jenkins Pipeline jobs are used to build out CI/CD software delivery automation flows, or software pipelines. Growth in this job type is a leading indicator of CI/CD adoption and, specifically, the pervasiveness of Jenkins-based CI/CD.
Total monthly jobs rose 45% from June 2021, when 50,785,205 jobs per month were defined, to June 2023 when 73,746,418 jobs per month were defined. Growth in the total monthly workload (all Jenkins jobs) further demonstrates the expansion of Jenkins usage within organizations.
“Jenkins Pipeline helps enterprises to substantially improve the process of building and delivering software while reducing risks, improving feature velocity and driving greater end-to-end quality and efficiency,” said Gerard McMahon, head of ALM tools and platforms, Fidelity Investments. “Jenkins features such as shared libraries and the pipeline template catalog allow enterprises to create standard and consistent pipelines with built-in guard rails for security and compliance.”
Jenkins market share approximately 44% in 2023
Recent market share statistics from Datanyze show that Jenkins has an estimated 44% of CI/CD market share. Evans Data in its Worldwide Developer Population and Demographic Study 22.2 estimated there are approximately 25 million developers globally. With a 44% market share, this means approximately 11,264,000 developers use Jenkins for CI.
Jenkins is used to deliver many safety-critical and business-critical software applications across all industries. Read what Jenkins users are achieving in their CI/CD efforts, from modernizing healthcare, to building sophisticated electronic devices, automating loan applications, optimizing railroad signals, future-proofing major retailers, prototyping life science applications and so much more.
Strong support from tech industry and community contributors
Jenkins continues to attract strong industry support from well-known tech brands. Sponsors of the Jenkins community donate money, time, resources, software and/or infrastructure to the project. For example, GitHub currently supports over 2,600 GitHub repositories for the Jenkins project, containing over 1 million lines of code. Some of the major sponsors of Jenkins include: Atlassian, AWS, CloudBees, Datadog, DigitalOcean, Discourse, Fastly, GitHub, IBM, JFrog, Netlify, PagerDuty, and Sentry.
In addition to corporate sponsors, there are over 600 active contributors to the Jenkins project. Contributors donate their personal time to help develop, build, document and maintain Jenkins. Innovation is occurring on many fronts, including areas such as user interface (UI) enhancements, interoperability, security, mobile application development, infrastructure and Jenkins configuration as code (CasC).
“When I think about the enduring value of Jenkins, I think about maturity, innovation, extensibility, and community,” said Fatih Degirmenci, executive director of the Continuous Delivery Foundation. “We are seeing a trend in the uptake of open source by large organizations. Dominant enterprises in sectors such as financial services, semiconductors, and manufacturing who were reluctant to adopt open source in the past are now publicly embracing it. More and more, enterprises are discovering that open source software, such as Jenkins, speeds innovation and enables competitive advantage.”
Jenkins is rock solid and the go-to CI/CD platform for enterprises around the world. Jenkins as the hub for continuous delivery helps companies to realize business value, accelerate software delivery and leverage any development/deployment-related technology of their choosing.
“I have been actively involved in many ways in the Jenkins community for years,” said Sacha Labourey, member of the Continuous Delivery Foundation governing board, and chief strategy officer and co-founder at CloudBees. “I am proud of the community that has grown up around Jenkins and their creation of an entire industry around CI/CD and DevOps. Today Jenkins is a critical part of the IT infrastructure for enabling organizations to automate their CI/CD processes. The result is the delivery of high-quality software, faster than ever.”
*Active Jenkins installations reporting usage are organizations that permit the sending of anonymous Jenkins usage data in the preceding 30 days. This statistic does not reflect all Jenkins installations - only those installations that permit the data collection. This is an extremely conservative record of Jenkins usage, as many organizations do not permit the usage information to be sent. The Jenkins project makes the monthly statistics reported publicly available.
Jenkins is the leading open source automation server supported by a large and growing community of developers, testers, designers and other people interested in continuous integration, continuous delivery and modern software delivery practices. Built on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), it provides more than 1,800 plugins that extend Jenkins to automate with practically any technology software delivery teams use. In 2022, Jenkins reached 300,000 known installations making it the most widely deployed automation server. For more information about the Jenkins project, please visit https://jenkins.io.
About the Continuous Delivery Foundation
Continuous delivery (CD) is a software engineering approach in which teams produce software in short cycles, ensuring that the software can be reliably released at any time. The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) is a Linux Foundation initiative that serves as the vendor-neutral home for many of the fastest-growing projects, including Jenkins, Jenkins X, Spinnaker, and Tekton. The CDF fosters collaboration between the industry’s top developers, end users, and vendors to further continuous delivery best practices. For more information about the CDF, please visit https://cd.foundation.