Period
to 18 May 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 May 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 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 157 219 291
Rank change year-on-year +62 +72 +53
Permanent jobs requiring a Kubernetes Engineer 80 51 50
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.61% 0.71% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 0.75% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 78 51 48
10th Percentile £53,750 £60,000 £66,250
25th Percentile £65,000 £72,500 £73,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
75th Percentile £90,000 £105,000 £93,125
90th Percentile £96,250 £112,500 £110,000
Central London median annual salary £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +14.29%

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 4,628 6,834 9,663
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.95% 94.58% 95.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4,115 6,000 8,669
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £66,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% +8.33%
75th Percentile £88,750 £83,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +4.48% +3.08% +8.33%

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 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Kubernetes Engineer in the City of London

Kubernetes Engineer
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes Engineer within the City of London region over the 6 months to 18 May 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
London Bridge - 1 £45,000 -
Kubernetes Engineer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 18 May 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 80 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 74 (92.50%) Docker
3 65 (81.25%) Terraform
4 59 (73.75%) Infrastructure as Code
5 49 (61.25%) DevOps
6 31 (38.75%) Azure
7 30 (37.50%) AWS
7 30 (37.50%) Java
8 26 (32.50%) Software Engineering
9 23 (28.75%) Big Data
9 23 (28.75%) SOA
9 23 (28.75%) Jenkins
10 20 (25.00%) Python
11 18 (22.50%) Linux
12 16 (20.00%) Ansible
13 14 (17.50%) Games
14 12 (15.00%) Grafana
14 12 (15.00%) Fintech
14 12 (15.00%) Datadog
15 10 (12.50%) C#
15 10 (12.50%) .NET
16 9 (11.25%) Puppet
16 9 (11.25%) Greenfield Project
16 9 (11.25%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 9 (11.25%) GCP
16 9 (11.25%) Opscode Chef
17 8 (10.00%) Shell Script
18 7 (8.75%) E-Commerce
18 7 (8.75%) Apache Spark
19 6 (7.50%) CircleCI

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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (8.75%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.50%) Apache Airflow
2 2 (2.50%) nginx
3 1 (1.25%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 31 (38.75%) Azure
2 30 (37.50%) AWS
3 12 (15.00%) Datadog
4 9 (11.25%) GCP
5 3 (3.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (2.50%) IaaS
6 2 (2.50%) Serverless
7 1 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.25%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (1.25%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (1.25%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.25%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) Multicast
1 2 (2.50%) SSH
1 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.50%) tcpdump
2 1 (1.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (28.75%) Big Data
2 5 (6.25%) BigQuery
3 3 (3.75%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.50%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.25%) MySQL
5 1 (1.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (28.75%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.50%) CircleCI
3 2 (2.50%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.25%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.25%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (17.50%) Games
2 4 (5.00%) Retail
3 3 (3.75%) Finance
4 1 (1.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.50%) .NET
2 5 (6.25%) Web Services
3 4 (5.00%) Kafka
4 1 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.25%) LAMP
4 1 (1.25%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.25%) Node.js
4 1 (1.25%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (5.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.50%) Linux
2 2 (2.50%) CoreOS
2 2 (2.50%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (73.75%) Infrastructure as Code
2 49 (61.25%) DevOps
3 26 (32.50%) Software Engineering
4 23 (28.75%) SOA
5 12 (15.00%) Fintech
6 9 (11.25%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 7 (8.75%) E-Commerce
8 6 (7.50%) Analytics
8 6 (7.50%) Data Analytics
8 6 (7.50%) Mentoring
8 6 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (6.25%) Data Science
9 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Automation
9 5 (6.25%) Machine Learning
9 5 (6.25%) Microservices
10 4 (5.00%) Migration
11 3 (3.75%) Coaching
11 3 (3.75%) Configuration Management
11 3 (3.75%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (37.50%) Java
2 20 (25.00%) Python
3 10 (12.50%) C#
4 8 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 6 (7.50%) Bash Shell
5 6 (7.50%) PowerShell
6 5 (6.25%) Go
7 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.50%) R
7 2 (2.50%) SQL
8 1 (1.25%) PHP
8 1 (1.25%) Ruby
System Software
1 74 (92.50%) Docker
2 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 80 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 65 (81.25%) Terraform
3 16 (20.00%) Ansible
4 12 (15.00%) Grafana
5 9 (11.25%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (11.25%) Puppet
6 4 (5.00%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.25%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 3 (3.75%) Google
2 1 (1.25%) Fortinet
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.25%) VMware