Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
London > Central London
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 20 39
Rank change year-on-year +3 +19 +56
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 755 425 826
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 11.04% 10.28% 6.56%
As % of the Systems Management category 59.59% 50.96% 43.96%
Number of salaries quoted 712 398 785
10th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
25th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £77,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
75th Percentile £101,250 £90,000 £91,250
90th Percentile £115,000 £107,000 £109,500
London median annual salary £85,000 £77,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -

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 1,267 834 1,879
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 18.52% 20.17% 14.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,164 763 1,679
10th Percentile £47,650 £48,520 £42,500
25th Percentile £57,875 £57,500 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% +7.69%
75th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £101,250 £102,500
London median annual salary £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +10.71% - +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 25 October 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 25 October 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 +3 704 £85,000 +13.33% 269
Southwark -2 3 - - 2
West End of London -19 3 £58,250 -22.33% 6
City of Westminster -27 2 £76,250 -7.58% 6
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 - -
Kubernetes
London

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 566 (74.97%) Docker
2 482 (63.84%) DevOps
3 437 (57.88%) AWS
4 340 (45.03%) Terraform
5 322 (42.65%) Python
6 305 (40.40%) Java
7 268 (35.50%) Jenkins
8 262 (34.70%) Infrastructure as Code
9 252 (33.38%) Azure
10 242 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
11 233 (30.86%) GCP
12 230 (30.46%) Microservices
13 203 (26.89%) Software Engineering
14 168 (22.25%) Finance
15 141 (18.68%) Linux
15 141 (18.68%) Fintech
16 122 (16.16%) Serverless
17 120 (15.89%) C#
18 114 (15.10%) Ansible
19 113 (14.97%) SQL
20 110 (14.57%) NoSQL
21 109 (14.44%) Go
21 109 (14.44%) Social Skills
22 104 (13.77%) Kafka
23 97 (12.85%) Puppet
24 93 (12.32%) Git (software)
25 92 (12.19%) JavaScript
26 90 (11.92%) React
27 86 (11.39%) Node.js
28 83 (10.99%) MongoDB

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 42 (5.56%) Confluence
2 18 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (1.85%) Apache Spark
4 11 (1.46%) nginx
5 10 (1.32%) Apache Solr
5 10 (1.32%) CMS
5 10 (1.32%) Drupal
6 7 (0.93%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.79%) Apache
7 6 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (0.79%) IIS
8 4 (0.53%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.40%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Fuse
10 2 (0.26%) SAS
11 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.13%) JBoss
11 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (1.06%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 437 (57.88%) AWS
2 252 (33.38%) Azure
3 233 (30.86%) GCP
4 122 (16.16%) Serverless
5 65 (8.61%) SaaS
6 55 (7.28%) AWS CloudFormation
6 55 (7.28%) PaaS
7 50 (6.62%) IaaS
8 43 (5.70%) Amazon EC2
9 29 (3.84%) GitHub
10 26 (3.44%) AWS Lambda
11 24 (3.18%) Amazon S3
11 24 (3.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 17 (2.25%) Amazon EKS
12 17 (2.25%) OpenShift
13 9 (1.19%) Azure Event Grid
13 9 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (1.06%) Lucidchart
15 7 (0.93%) Azure Key Vault
15 7 (0.93%) Pulumi
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.25%) Network Security
2 13 (1.72%) Firewall
3 6 (0.79%) HTTP
4 5 (0.66%) DNS
5 4 (0.53%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.40%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.26%) AMQP
7 2 (0.26%) Broadband
7 2 (0.26%) LAN
7 2 (0.26%) WAN
7 2 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.13%) BGP
8 1 (0.13%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.13%) Junos
8 1 (0.13%) SMS
8 1 (0.13%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.13%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.13%) VLAN
8 1 (0.13%) VoIP
8 1 (0.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (14.57%) NoSQL
2 83 (10.99%) MongoDB
2 83 (10.99%) PostgreSQL
3 73 (9.67%) SQL Server
4 66 (8.74%) Big Data
5 61 (8.08%) Relational Database
6 53 (7.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 42 (5.56%) MySQL
8 30 (3.97%) Hadoop
8 30 (3.97%) Redis
9 26 (3.44%) Apache Cassandra
10 18 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
11 15 (1.99%) Blockchain
12 14 (1.85%) Amazon Redshift
13 13 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
14 11 (1.46%) Data Lake
15 9 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (0.93%) Amazon Aurora
17 5 (0.66%) ArangoDB
17 5 (0.66%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 268 (35.50%) Jenkins
2 93 (12.32%) Git (software)
3 65 (8.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 61 (8.08%) JIRA
5 51 (6.75%) SonarQube
6 45 (5.96%) CircleCI
7 37 (4.90%) TeamCity
8 27 (3.58%) GitLab
9 21 (2.78%) Spinnaker
10 20 (2.65%) Cypress.io
11 18 (2.38%) Maven
12 14 (1.85%) Bitbucket
13 13 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
14 11 (1.46%) webpack
15 9 (1.19%) Selenium
16 8 (1.06%) JUnit
16 8 (1.06%) Moq
17 7 (0.93%) Gradle
17 7 (0.93%) NUnit
17 7 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 168 (22.25%) Finance
2 109 (14.44%) Social Skills
3 47 (6.23%) Presentation Skills
4 46 (6.09%) Publishing
5 44 (5.83%) Retail
6 42 (5.56%) Influencing Skills
7 40 (5.30%) Banking
8 30 (3.97%) Games
9 13 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (1.72%) Law
9 13 (1.72%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.46%) Public Sector
11 10 (1.32%) Legal
12 9 (1.19%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.93%) Advertising
13 7 (0.93%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 6 (0.79%) Back Office
14 6 (0.79%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.53%) Billing
15 4 (0.53%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 243 (32.19%) DevOps Engineer
2 151 (20.00%) Developer
3 69 (9.14%) AWS Engineer
4 66 (8.74%) Java Developer
5 58 (7.68%) Technical Leader
6 56 (7.42%) Senior DevOps
7 55 (7.28%) Architect
8 53 (7.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 49 (6.49%) AWS DevOps
10 48 (6.36%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 48 (6.36%) Software Engineer
11 42 (5.56%) Platform Engineer
12 41 (5.43%) Java Engineer
12 41 (5.43%) Senior Developer
13 37 (4.90%) Cloud Engineer
13 37 (4.90%) Security Engineer
14 35 (4.64%) Lead DevOps
15 34 (4.50%) Lead DevOps Engineer
15 34 (4.50%) Solutions Architect
16 32 (4.24%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (13.77%) Kafka
2 90 (11.92%) React
3 86 (11.39%) Node.js
4 74 (9.80%) .NET
5 69 (9.14%) Spring
6 59 (7.81%) Web Services
7 57 (7.55%) Spring Boot
8 48 (6.36%) .NET Core
9 47 (6.23%) OAuth
10 45 (5.96%) REST
11 43 (5.70%) OAuth2
11 43 (5.70%) OpenID
12 37 (4.90%) AngularJS
13 33 (4.37%) HTML
14 28 (3.71%) CSS
15 23 (3.05%) ActiveMQ
16 22 (2.91%) Hibernate
17 20 (2.65%) JMS
17 20 (2.65%) Vue.js
18 19 (2.52%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.03%) Cloud Native
2 26 (3.44%) Public Cloud
3 25 (3.31%) Data Centre
4 23 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 16 (2.12%) Hedge funds
7 13 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (1.46%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.32%) Clustering
10 8 (1.06%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.06%) Equities
11 7 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (0.93%) Legacy Systems
11 7 (0.93%) Social Media
12 6 (0.79%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.66%) Tandem
14 4 (0.53%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.53%) Reference Data
15 3 (0.40%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 141 (18.68%) Linux
2 22 (2.91%) Windows
3 20 (2.65%) Ubuntu
4 19 (2.52%) Unix
5 12 (1.59%) CentOS
6 9 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.93%) CoreOS
8 5 (0.66%) VMS
9 4 (0.53%) Android
9 4 (0.53%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.26%) Solaris
10 2 (0.26%) SUSE
11 1 (0.13%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 482 (63.84%) DevOps
2 262 (34.70%) Infrastructure as Code
3 242 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
4 230 (30.46%) Microservices
5 203 (26.89%) Software Engineering
6 141 (18.68%) Fintech
7 83 (10.99%) Test Automation
8 77 (10.20%) Event-Driven
9 64 (8.48%) Technical Leadership
10 59 (7.81%) Analytics
10 59 (7.81%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 59 (7.81%) TDD
11 58 (7.68%) Full Stack Development
12 56 (7.42%) Configuration Management
13 54 (7.15%) UML
14 52 (6.89%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 50 (6.62%) Code Coverage
15 50 (6.62%) Data Privacy
15 50 (6.62%) OWASP
15 50 (6.62%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 322 (42.65%) Python
2 305 (40.40%) Java
3 120 (15.89%) C#
4 113 (14.97%) SQL
5 109 (14.44%) Go
6 92 (12.19%) JavaScript
7 81 (10.73%) Bash Shell
8 67 (8.87%) Scala
9 56 (7.42%) PowerShell
10 54 (7.15%) C++
11 36 (4.77%) Java 8
11 36 (4.77%) TypeScript
12 30 (3.97%) Kotlin
13 22 (2.91%) Ruby
14 14 (1.85%) PHP
15 12 (1.59%) C
15 12 (1.59%) Rust
16 8 (1.06%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.79%) Groovy
18 5 (0.66%) R
Qualifications
1 83 (10.99%) Degree
2 61 (8.08%) Master's Degree
3 12 (1.59%) AWS Certification
4 9 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.06%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.06%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.66%) CISSP
6 5 (0.66%) GIAC
6 5 (0.66%) SANS
7 3 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.26%) CCNA
8 2 (0.26%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.26%) OCP
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (10.07%) QA
2 51 (6.75%) GDPR
3 13 (1.72%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.26%) NIST
5 2 (0.26%) SLA
6 1 (0.13%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 566 (74.97%) Docker
2 9 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.66%) Firmware
5 4 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.26%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.26%) KVM
8 1 (0.13%) Ceph
8 1 (0.13%) LXC
8 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.13%) vSphere
8 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 340 (45.03%) Terraform
2 114 (15.10%) Ansible
3 97 (12.85%) Puppet
4 45 (5.96%) Prometheus
5 41 (5.43%) Grafana
6 23 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (1.99%) Packer
8 14 (1.85%) Consul
9 10 (1.32%) Docker Swarm
9 10 (1.32%) Istio
10 5 (0.66%) Kubeflow
10 5 (0.66%) Mesos
10 5 (0.66%) Nagios
10 5 (0.66%) Salt
11 4 (0.53%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.53%) Icinga
12 3 (0.40%) Graphite
12 3 (0.40%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.26%) Control-M
13 2 (0.26%) Opsview
Vendors
1 69 (9.14%) Oracle
2 66 (8.74%) Google
3 36 (4.77%) Microsoft
4 10 (1.32%) Splunk
5 9 (1.19%) Red Hat
6 7 (0.93%) Palo Alto
7 5 (0.66%) VMware
8 4 (0.53%) Bloomberg
8 4 (0.53%) Cadence
8 4 (0.53%) Concur
8 4 (0.53%) Fidessa
8 4 (0.53%) Sage
8 4 (0.53%) Sun
9 3 (0.40%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.40%) F5
9 3 (0.40%) SaltStack
10 2 (0.26%) BMC
10 2 (0.26%) Cloudera
10 2 (0.26%) Hortonworks
10 2 (0.26%) IBM