Period
to

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 17 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
London > Central London
6 months to
17 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 28 16 24
Rank change year-on-year -12 +8 +12
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 646 770 556
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 7.58% 11.70% 9.59%
As % of the Systems Management category 45.46% 57.55% 48.90%
Number of salaries quoted 563 727 530
10th Percentile £60,000 £54,000 £53,750
25th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
75th Percentile £108,750 £97,500 £93,750
90th Percentile £120,000 £110,000 £110,000
London median annual salary £83,000 £82,500 £77,500
% change year-on-year +0.61% +6.45% +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 1,421 1,338 1,137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 16.67% 20.34% 19.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,119 1,222 1,054
10th Percentile £42,500 £48,750 £46,250
25th Percentile £58,875 £58,750 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £77,500 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% +3.57%
75th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £87,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £108,750 £100,000
London median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +3.57%

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 17 August 2022.

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 17 August 2022. 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
Jobs
City of London -16 597 £90,000 +5.88% 171
City of Westminster +8 11 £82,500 -
Camden -12 11 £90,000 +28.57% 2
West End of London +12 10 £82,500 -
Southwark +4 9 £90,000 +9.09%
Lambeth - 7 - -
Kensington and Chelsea - 2 £65,000 -
Kubernetes
London

For the 6 months to 17 August 2022, 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.

1 462 (71.52%) Docker
2 369 (57.12%) AWS
3 362 (56.04%) DevOps
4 291 (45.05%) Java
5 287 (44.43%) Python
6 250 (38.70%) CI/CD
7 238 (36.84%) Terraform
8 228 (35.29%) Agile
9 221 (34.21%) Infrastructure as Code
10 219 (33.90%) Azure
11 183 (28.33%) Microservices
12 174 (26.93%) GCP
13 140 (21.67%) Containerisation
14 123 (19.04%) Jenkins
15 122 (18.89%) Kafka
16 120 (18.58%) Software Engineering
16 120 (18.58%) Finance
17 116 (17.96%) SQL
18 113 (17.49%) Fintech
19 107 (16.56%) Spring
19 107 (16.56%) Bash
20 105 (16.25%) Serverless
21 104 (16.10%) Ansible
22 96 (14.86%) Git (software)
23 95 (14.71%) Spring Boot
24 93 (14.40%) Linux
25 80 (12.38%) Puppet
26 79 (12.23%) NoSQL
26 79 (12.23%) Go
27 78 (12.07%) TDD

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 26 (4.02%) Confluence
2 20 (3.10%) Cloud Foundry
3 16 (2.48%) Apache Spark
4 14 (2.17%) Apache
5 9 (1.39%) IIS
5 9 (1.39%) JBoss
5 9 (1.39%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.93%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.62%) Apache Airflow
7 4 (0.62%) nginx
8 2 (0.31%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (2.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.93%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 369 (57.12%) AWS
2 219 (33.90%) Azure
3 174 (26.93%) GCP
4 105 (16.25%) Serverless
5 67 (10.37%) AWS CloudFormation
6 50 (7.74%) GitHub
7 42 (6.50%) OpenShift
8 39 (6.04%) Azure DevOps
9 31 (4.80%) Amazon EKS
10 27 (4.18%) PaaS
11 26 (4.02%) SaaS
12 25 (3.87%) Amazon EC2
13 20 (3.10%) AWS Lambda
14 18 (2.79%) Amazon ECS
15 15 (2.32%) Lucidchart
16 14 (2.17%) Amazon S3
16 14 (2.17%) Datadog
17 13 (2.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 12 (1.86%) Azure AKS
18 12 (1.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.72%) Firewall
2 17 (2.63%) Software-Defined Networking
3 16 (2.48%) DNS
4 8 (1.24%) VPN
5 6 (0.93%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.77%) Internet
7 4 (0.62%) Broadband
8 3 (0.46%) LAN
8 3 (0.46%) WAN
9 2 (0.31%) AMQP
9 2 (0.31%) DHCP
9 2 (0.31%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.31%) Network Security
9 2 (0.31%) SSH
10 1 (0.15%) HTTP
10 1 (0.15%) SMTP
10 1 (0.15%) SNMP
10 1 (0.15%) VLAN
10 1 (0.15%) VoIP
10 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (12.23%) NoSQL
2 46 (7.12%) PostgreSQL
3 45 (6.97%) SQL Server
4 42 (6.50%) MongoDB
5 36 (5.57%) Relational Database
6 35 (5.42%) Big Data
7 29 (4.49%) Hadoop
8 23 (3.56%) Apache Cassandra
8 23 (3.56%) DynamoDB
8 23 (3.56%) Elasticsearch
9 22 (3.41%) Amazon RDS
10 20 (3.10%) MySQL
11 19 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (1.70%) Azure SQL Database
13 10 (1.55%) Redis
14 5 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
14 5 (0.77%) Flink
14 5 (0.77%) Power BI
15 4 (0.62%) Amazon Athena
15 4 (0.62%) ArangoDB
Development Applications
1 123 (19.04%) Jenkins
2 96 (14.86%) Git (software)
3 44 (6.81%) GitLab
3 44 (6.81%) JIRA
4 28 (4.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 21 (3.25%) CircleCI
5 21 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (3.25%) TeamCity
6 19 (2.94%) Maven
7 18 (2.79%) SonarQube
8 14 (2.17%) JUnit
9 11 (1.70%) Gradle
9 11 (1.70%) Travis CI
10 10 (1.55%) Selenium
11 8 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.93%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.93%) Mercurial
12 6 (0.93%) Moq
12 6 (0.93%) NUnit
12 6 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 120 (18.58%) Finance
2 73 (11.30%) Social Skills
3 55 (8.51%) Banking
4 31 (4.80%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 29 (4.49%) Retail
6 25 (3.87%) Presentation Skills
7 10 (1.55%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (1.39%) Influencing Skills
8 9 (1.39%) Law
9 8 (1.24%) Public Sector
10 7 (1.08%) Games
11 5 (0.77%) Advertising
11 5 (0.77%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.77%) Fire and Rescue
11 5 (0.77%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.77%) Tech for Good
12 4 (0.62%) Automotive
12 4 (0.62%) Front Office
13 3 (0.46%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 200 (30.96%) DevOps Engineer
2 120 (18.58%) Developer
3 69 (10.68%) Java Developer
4 67 (10.37%) Cloud Engineer
5 55 (8.51%) Technical Leader
6 50 (7.74%) Software Engineer
7 42 (6.50%) Java Engineer
8 36 (5.57%) Platform Engineer
8 36 (5.57%) Senior Developer
9 34 (5.26%) Scala Engineer
10 30 (4.64%) AWS Engineer
10 30 (4.64%) Senior Software Engineer
11 29 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
11 29 (4.49%) Security Engineer
12 27 (4.18%) Senior DevOps
12 27 (4.18%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 25 (3.87%) Blockchain Engineer
14 24 (3.72%) AWS DevOps
14 24 (3.72%) Senior Java Developer
15 22 (3.41%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (18.89%) Kafka
2 107 (16.56%) Spring
3 95 (14.71%) Spring Boot
4 62 (9.60%) React
5 52 (8.05%) .NET
6 48 (7.43%) Node.js
7 43 (6.66%) RESTful
8 39 (6.04%) AngularJS
9 31 (4.80%) JSON
10 29 (4.49%) REST
11 25 (3.87%) .NET Core
12 20 (3.10%) CSS
13 18 (2.79%) OAuth
14 16 (2.48%) ActiveMQ
14 16 (2.48%) OpenID
15 15 (2.32%) JMS
16 14 (2.17%) HTML
17 12 (1.86%) Lambda Expressions
18 11 (1.70%) Sass
19 10 (1.55%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.05%) Cloud Native
2 34 (5.26%) Blockchain
3 29 (4.49%) Algorithms
4 26 (4.02%) Greenfield Project
5 24 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (3.56%) Data Structures
7 17 (2.63%) Data Centre
7 17 (2.63%) Public Cloud
8 16 (2.48%) Cyberattack
9 14 (2.17%) Legacy Applications
10 13 (2.01%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.70%) Cyber Defence
11 11 (1.70%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.70%) PropTech
12 10 (1.55%) Private Cloud
13 8 (1.24%) Legacy Systems
14 7 (1.08%) Hedge funds
14 7 (1.08%) Life Science
14 7 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
15 6 (0.93%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 93 (14.40%) Linux
2 30 (4.64%) Windows
3 12 (1.86%) CentOS
4 10 (1.55%) Unix
5 8 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.08%) Android
7 5 (0.77%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.46%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.31%) VMS
10 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (56.04%) DevOps
2 250 (38.70%) CI/CD
3 228 (35.29%) Agile
4 221 (34.21%) Infrastructure as Code
5 183 (28.33%) Microservices
6 140 (21.67%) Containerisation
7 120 (18.58%) Software Engineering
8 113 (17.49%) Fintech
9 78 (12.07%) TDD
10 69 (10.68%) Mentoring
11 63 (9.75%) Event-Driven
12 54 (8.36%) Event-Driven Architecture
13 53 (8.20%) Platform Engineering
14 50 (7.74%) Scrum
15 47 (7.28%) Machine Learning
16 44 (6.81%) OO
17 42 (6.50%) Data Science
17 42 (6.50%) Decision-Making
18 39 (6.04%) Test Automation
19 37 (5.73%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 291 (45.05%) Java
2 287 (44.43%) Python
3 116 (17.96%) SQL
4 107 (16.56%) Bash
5 79 (12.23%) Go
6 76 (11.76%) JavaScript
7 61 (9.44%) C#
8 54 (8.36%) Kotlin
9 52 (8.05%) PowerShell
10 51 (7.89%) Scala
11 21 (3.25%) PHP
12 19 (2.94%) C++
12 19 (2.94%) TypeScript
13 15 (2.32%) Ruby
14 12 (1.86%) C
15 9 (1.39%) Groovy
15 9 (1.39%) Rust
16 8 (1.24%) Perl
17 7 (1.08%) Shell Script
18 3 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (6.19%) Degree
2 27 (4.18%) AWS Certification
3 21 (3.25%) Security Cleared
4 17 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (2.48%) Master's Degree
6 15 (2.32%) SC Cleared
7 11 (1.70%) Azure Certification
8 5 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.46%) CISSP
9 3 (0.46%) GIAC
10 2 (0.31%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (0.31%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
10 2 (0.31%) CCSP
10 2 (0.31%) OCP
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.31%) SANS
11 1 (0.15%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
11 1 (0.15%) AWS Certified Developer
11 1 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.32%) QA
2 9 (1.39%) GDPR
3 5 (0.77%) SLA
4 4 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.31%) NIST
6 1 (0.15%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 462 (71.52%) Docker
2 8 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.77%) vSphere
4 4 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.62%) NFS
5 3 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.31%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.15%) KVM
7 1 (0.15%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 238 (36.84%) Terraform
2 104 (16.10%) Ansible
3 80 (12.38%) Puppet
4 21 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (2.94%) Grafana
6 18 (2.79%) Prometheus
7 8 (1.24%) Argo
8 6 (0.93%) Kibana
9 5 (0.77%) Consul
10 4 (0.62%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.46%) Nagios
11 3 (0.46%) Packer
11 3 (0.46%) Xymon
12 2 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.31%) Istio
13 1 (0.15%) Avamar
13 1 (0.15%) HP Fortify
13 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.15%) vRealize
Vendors
1 41 (6.35%) Google
2 38 (5.88%) Oracle
3 30 (4.64%) Microsoft
4 18 (2.79%) Red Hat
5 13 (2.01%) VMware
6 6 (0.93%) Splunk
7 5 (0.77%) Black Duck
7 5 (0.77%) Cisco
7 5 (0.77%) Coverity
7 5 (0.77%) Perforce
8 4 (0.62%) CheckPoint
8 4 (0.62%) Confluent
8 4 (0.62%) F5
8 4 (0.62%) Okta
9 3 (0.46%) PagerDuty
10 2 (0.31%) Databricks
10 2 (0.31%) Hortonworks
10 2 (0.31%) Optimizely
10 2 (0.31%) Talend
10 2 (0.31%) Twitter