Period
to 1 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Kubernetes skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Kubernetes over the 6 months to 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
London > Central London
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 24 37
Rank change year-on-year +8 +13 +93
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 781 596 870
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 11.81% 9.20% 6.65%
As % of the Systems Management category 56.35% 48.34% 43.76%
Number of salaries quoted 733 571 818
10th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £53,750
25th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
75th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £91,250
90th Percentile £110,000 £110,000 £107,500
London median annual salary £80,000 £78,250 £75,000
% change year-on-year +2.24% +4.33% +3.45%

Kubernetes is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Central London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 1,386 1,233 1,988
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 20.95% 19.04% 15.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,261 1,145 1,804
10th Percentile £50,000 £46,250 £42,500
25th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £73,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.16% +4.29% +7.69%
75th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £85,000
90th Percentile £107,500 £100,000 £100,000
London median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +7.69%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in Central London

Kubernetes
Salary Trend in Central London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes in Central London.

Salary trend for Kubernetes in Central London

Kubernetes
Salary Histogram in Central London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes in Central London over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Kubernetes in Central London

Kubernetes
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes within the Central London region over the 6 months to 1 August 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +11 731 £85,000 +9.68% 257
City of Westminster +4 7 £82,500 -8.33%
West End of London -11 6 £82,500 -2.94%
Southwark +10 3 £80,000 +10.34%
Camden +2 1 £70,000 -20.00%
Kubernetes
London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, IT jobs citing Kubernetes also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 587 (75.16%) Docker
2 494 (63.25%) DevOps
3 403 (51.60%) AWS
4 352 (45.07%) Terraform
5 282 (36.11%) Java
5 282 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
6 280 (35.85%) Azure
7 279 (35.72%) Python
8 257 (32.91%) Jenkins
9 247 (31.63%) Infrastructure as Code
10 231 (29.58%) Microservices
11 200 (25.61%) GCP
11 200 (25.61%) Software Engineering
12 183 (23.43%) Finance
13 172 (22.02%) Ansible
14 165 (21.13%) Fintech
15 155 (19.85%) Linux
16 139 (17.80%) SQL
17 133 (17.03%) C#
18 124 (15.88%) NoSQL
19 121 (15.49%) Git (software)
20 106 (13.57%) Social Skills
21 102 (13.06%) Puppet
22 101 (12.93%) Big Data
23 100 (12.80%) JavaScript
24 99 (12.68%) Serverless
25 94 (12.04%) React
25 94 (12.04%) Node.js
26 93 (11.91%) Kafka
27 89 (11.40%) Test Automation

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (3.97%) Apache Spark
2 30 (3.84%) Confluence
2 30 (3.84%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (1.92%) Apache
4 12 (1.54%) CMS
5 11 (1.41%) Apache Solr
5 11 (1.41%) Drupal
6 8 (1.02%) IIS
6 8 (1.02%) nginx
7 7 (0.90%) Apache Airflow
8 6 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (0.64%) Red Hat Fuse
10 4 (0.51%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.38%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.38%) JBoss
11 3 (0.38%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.26%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.13%) GemFire
13 1 (0.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.51%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.38%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 403 (51.60%) AWS
2 280 (35.85%) Azure
3 200 (25.61%) GCP
4 99 (12.68%) Serverless
5 55 (7.04%) SaaS
6 45 (5.76%) IaaS
6 45 (5.76%) PaaS
7 39 (4.99%) Amazon EC2
8 31 (3.97%) AWS CloudFormation
9 25 (3.20%) OpenShift
10 24 (3.07%) GitHub
11 22 (2.82%) AWS Lambda
12 20 (2.56%) Amazon EKS
12 20 (2.56%) Amazon S3
13 19 (2.43%) Azure Event Grid
14 17 (2.18%) Azure Functions
14 17 (2.18%) Azure Service Bus
15 16 (2.05%) Azure App Service
15 16 (2.05%) Azure Service Fabric
15 16 (2.05%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.05%) Firewall
2 10 (1.28%) Network Security
3 8 (1.02%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (0.77%) HTTP
4 6 (0.77%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.64%) SSH
6 4 (0.51%) AMQP
6 4 (0.51%) Multicast
7 3 (0.38%) BGP
7 3 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (0.38%) LAN
7 3 (0.38%) OSPF
7 3 (0.38%) VXLAN
7 3 (0.38%) WAN
7 3 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.38%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.26%) DNS
9 1 (0.13%) Broadband
9 1 (0.13%) SSL
9 1 (0.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (15.88%) NoSQL
2 101 (12.93%) Big Data
3 84 (10.76%) MongoDB
4 82 (10.50%) PostgreSQL
5 63 (8.07%) SQL Server
6 48 (6.15%) Hadoop
7 46 (5.89%) Relational Database
8 42 (5.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 36 (4.61%) MySQL
10 28 (3.59%) Apache Cassandra
11 26 (3.33%) Redis
12 25 (3.20%) Azure SQL Database
13 13 (1.66%) Apache Hive
13 13 (1.66%) Blockchain
14 11 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
15 10 (1.28%) Amazon Aurora
16 8 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
17 7 (0.90%) Data Lake
17 7 (0.90%) Presto
18 5 (0.64%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 257 (32.91%) Jenkins
2 121 (15.49%) Git (software)
3 76 (9.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 60 (7.68%) CircleCI
5 54 (6.91%) JIRA
6 46 (5.89%) GitLab
7 42 (5.38%) SonarQube
8 28 (3.59%) TeamCity
9 20 (2.56%) Cypress.io
10 17 (2.18%) Maven
10 17 (2.18%) Sonatype Nexus
11 15 (1.92%) webpack
12 14 (1.79%) Travis CI
13 12 (1.54%) NUnit
14 11 (1.41%) Bitbucket
14 11 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
15 10 (1.28%) Gradle
15 10 (1.28%) Moq
16 9 (1.15%) JUnit
16 9 (1.15%) Selenium
General
1 183 (23.43%) Finance
2 106 (13.57%) Social Skills
3 60 (7.68%) Banking
4 39 (4.99%) Presentation Skills
5 34 (4.35%) Influencing Skills
6 30 (3.84%) Games
6 30 (3.84%) Retail
7 11 (1.41%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (1.28%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.02%) Billing
9 8 (1.02%) Public Sector
10 7 (0.90%) Law
11 6 (0.77%) Wholesale Banking
12 5 (0.64%) Legal
12 5 (0.64%) Publishing
13 4 (0.51%) Advertising
13 4 (0.51%) Back Office
13 4 (0.51%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.51%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 246 (31.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 159 (20.36%) Developer
3 85 (10.88%) AWS Engineer
4 81 (10.37%) Senior DevOps
5 80 (10.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 74 (9.48%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 68 (8.71%) Java Developer
8 57 (7.30%) Java Engineer
9 54 (6.91%) AWS DevOps
10 53 (6.79%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 53 (6.79%) Platform Engineer
10 53 (6.79%) Senior Developer
11 51 (6.53%) Cloud Engineer
11 51 (6.53%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
12 43 (5.51%) Software Engineer
13 41 (5.25%) Technical Leader
14 39 (4.99%) Architect
14 39 (4.99%) Lead DevOps
15 37 (4.74%) Lead DevOps Engineer
16 36 (4.61%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (12.04%) Node.js
1 94 (12.04%) React
2 93 (11.91%) Kafka
3 84 (10.76%) .NET
4 61 (7.81%) .NET Core
5 58 (7.43%) Web Services
6 56 (7.17%) Spring
7 50 (6.40%) AngularJS
8 46 (5.89%) REST
9 44 (5.63%) CSS
9 44 (5.63%) HTML
10 42 (5.38%) OAuth
11 39 (4.99%) Spring Boot
12 37 (4.74%) OAuth2
13 35 (4.48%) OpenID
14 28 (3.59%) GraphQL
15 24 (3.07%) .NET Framework
15 24 (3.07%) HTML5
16 23 (2.94%) JMS
17 22 (2.82%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 44 (5.63%) Greenfield Project
2 30 (3.84%) Cloud Native
3 29 (3.71%) Public Cloud
4 25 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
5 24 (3.07%) Data Centre
6 20 (2.56%) Legacy Systems
7 15 (1.92%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.41%) Hedge funds
9 10 (1.28%) Clustering
9 10 (1.28%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (1.15%) Social Media
11 8 (1.02%) Management Information System
12 7 (0.90%) e-Learning
12 7 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.90%) Equities
13 5 (0.64%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.64%) Credit Risk
13 5 (0.64%) Tandem
14 4 (0.51%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 155 (19.85%) Linux
2 30 (3.84%) Windows
3 25 (3.20%) Ubuntu
4 21 (2.69%) CentOS
5 19 (2.43%) Unix
6 14 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.77%) CoreOS
8 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.26%) Android
9 2 (0.26%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.26%) Solaris
9 2 (0.26%) SUSE
10 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 494 (63.25%) DevOps
2 282 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
3 247 (31.63%) Infrastructure as Code
4 231 (29.58%) Microservices
5 200 (25.61%) Software Engineering
6 165 (21.13%) Fintech
7 89 (11.40%) Test Automation
8 82 (10.50%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 81 (10.37%) TDD
10 80 (10.24%) OO
11 64 (8.19%) Configuration Management
11 64 (8.19%) Event-Driven
12 63 (8.07%) Artificial Intelligence
13 53 (6.79%) Clean Code
14 50 (6.40%) Technical Leadership
15 48 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
16 46 (5.89%) Analytics
17 45 (5.76%) Enterprise Architecture
18 44 (5.63%) BDD
18 44 (5.63%) UML
Programming Languages
1 282 (36.11%) Java
2 279 (35.72%) Python
3 139 (17.80%) SQL
4 133 (17.03%) C#
5 100 (12.80%) JavaScript
6 77 (9.86%) Go
7 56 (7.17%) Bash Shell
8 55 (7.04%) PowerShell
9 46 (5.89%) TypeScript
10 45 (5.76%) C++
11 39 (4.99%) Java 8
12 37 (4.74%) Kotlin
13 36 (4.61%) Scala
14 28 (3.59%) PHP
15 20 (2.56%) Ruby
16 13 (1.66%) ES6
17 10 (1.28%) Shell Script
18 7 (0.90%) Clojure
19 6 (0.77%) R
19 6 (0.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (8.96%) Degree
2 42 (5.38%) Master's Degree
3 17 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (1.66%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.66%) Security Cleared
5 12 (1.54%) AWS Certification
6 9 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.38%) CCDE
7 3 (0.38%) CCIE
8 2 (0.26%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.13%) CISA
9 1 (0.13%) CISSP
9 1 (0.13%) OCP
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.13%) PhD
9 1 (0.13%) RHCE
9 1 (0.13%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (8.45%) QA
2 45 (5.76%) GDPR
3 10 (1.28%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.38%) Accessibility
6 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.13%) GRC
7 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.13%) NIST
System Software
1 587 (75.16%) Docker
2 14 (1.79%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.26%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 352 (45.07%) Terraform
2 172 (22.02%) Ansible
3 102 (13.06%) Puppet
4 53 (6.79%) Prometheus
5 36 (4.61%) Grafana
6 35 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (2.69%) Packer
8 17 (2.18%) Consul
9 13 (1.66%) Docker Swarm
10 11 (1.41%) Nagios
11 10 (1.28%) Istio
12 9 (1.15%) Salt
13 8 (1.02%) Graphite
14 7 (0.90%) ZABBIX
15 6 (0.77%) Opsview
16 5 (0.64%) Kubeflow
17 3 (0.38%) Icinga
17 3 (0.38%) Kibana
17 3 (0.38%) Mesos
17 3 (0.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 55 (7.04%) Oracle
2 42 (5.38%) Google
3 32 (4.10%) Microsoft
4 20 (2.56%) Splunk
5 13 (1.66%) VMware
6 11 (1.41%) Palo Alto
6 11 (1.41%) Red Hat
7 6 (0.77%) Adobe
7 6 (0.77%) AppDynamics
8 5 (0.64%) IBM
9 4 (0.51%) Bloomberg
9 4 (0.51%) Concur
9 4 (0.51%) Fidessa
9 4 (0.51%) Sage
9 4 (0.51%) Sun
10 3 (0.38%) Cadence
10 3 (0.38%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.38%) Cisco
10 3 (0.38%) Fortinet
10 3 (0.38%) Sybase