Period
to 18 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Kubernetes Engineer was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (K8s) Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 215 122 248
Rank change year-on-year -93 +126 +106
Permanent jobs requiring a Kubernetes Engineer 33 72 87
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.56% 2.01% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 2.16% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 33 68 87
10th Percentile £66,250 £50,000 £65,750
25th Percentile £81,250 £63,750 £66,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% -
75th Percentile £96,250 £85,313 £95,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,375 £110,000
Central London median annual salary £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
% change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 5,559 3,336 9,585
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.54% 93.18% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4,935 2,925 8,475
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%

Kubernetes Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Kubernetes Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes Engineer in the City of London

Kubernetes Engineer
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes Engineer in the City of London.

Salary trend for Kubernetes Engineer in the City of London

Kubernetes Engineer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Kubernetes Engineer in the City of London

Kubernetes Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, Kubernetes Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region featuring Kubernetes Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 32 (96.97%) Terraform
3 31 (93.94%) Docker
4 26 (78.79%) Infrastructure as Code
5 18 (54.55%) DevOps
6 13 (39.39%) AWS
6 13 (39.39%) Java
7 12 (36.36%) Software Engineering
8 11 (33.33%) Big Data
8 11 (33.33%) Jenkins
8 11 (33.33%) SOA
9 10 (30.30%) Puppet
10 7 (21.21%) Python
11 6 (18.18%) Azure
11 6 (18.18%) GCP
12 5 (15.15%) Linux
12 5 (15.15%) Social Skills
13 4 (12.12%) Performance Testing
13 4 (12.12%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (12.12%) Games
13 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
13 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
13 4 (12.12%) Go
13 4 (12.12%) Public Cloud
13 4 (12.12%) Software Delivery
13 4 (12.12%) Grafana
13 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
13 4 (12.12%) Packer
13 4 (12.12%) CircleCI
13 4 (12.12%) Consul

Kubernetes Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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:

Cloud Services
1 13 (39.39%) AWS
2 6 (18.18%) Azure
2 6 (18.18%) GCP
3 4 (12.12%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (6.06%) SaaS
5 1 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) Big Data
2 2 (6.06%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 11 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (12.12%) CircleCI
2 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.06%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (15.15%) Social Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Games
3 2 (6.06%) Finance
4 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) Kafka
1 1 (3.03%) Spring
1 1 (3.03%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
1 4 (12.12%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (12.12%) Public Cloud
2 2 (6.06%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (78.79%) Infrastructure as Code
2 18 (54.55%) DevOps
3 12 (36.36%) Software Engineering
4 11 (33.33%) SOA
5 4 (12.12%) Insurtech
5 4 (12.12%) Observability
5 4 (12.12%) Performance Testing
5 4 (12.12%) Software Delivery
6 3 (9.09%) Fintech
6 3 (9.09%) Microservices
7 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.06%) Migration
7 2 (6.06%) Re-Platforming
7 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.03%) Data Science
8 1 (3.03%) Machine Learning
8 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.03%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) Java
2 7 (21.21%) Python
3 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
3 4 (12.12%) Go
4 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.03%) Java 8
System Software
1 31 (93.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 33 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 32 (96.97%) Terraform
3 10 (30.30%) Puppet
4 4 (12.12%) Consul
4 4 (12.12%) Grafana
4 4 (12.12%) Packer
4 4 (12.12%) Prometheus
5 3 (9.09%) Ansible
6 2 (6.06%) Opscode Chef