Period
to 1 December 2020

The median annual salary for a Kubernetes Engineer was £75,750 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 1 December 2020.

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
1 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 133 275 330
Rank change year-on-year +142 +55 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Kubernetes Engineer 72 55 14
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.76% 0.56% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 0.58% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 76 64 17
Median annual salary £75,750 £80,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.31% - +45.45%
10th Percentile £47,500 £65,000 £64,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £100,250 £88,500
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £80,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +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 3,814 9,416 10,573
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.25% 95.47% 95.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3,335 8,159 9,460
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £100,750 £95,150 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +5.93%

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 1 December 2020.

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 1 December 2020, 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 72 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 64 (88.89%) Docker
2 64 (88.89%) DevOps
3 53 (73.61%) Terraform
4 51 (70.83%) AWS
5 50 (69.44%) Python
6 49 (68.06%) Jenkins
7 48 (66.67%) Infrastructure as Code
8 28 (38.89%) Puppet
9 22 (30.56%) Azure
10 20 (27.78%) Fintech
11 19 (26.39%) Bash Shell
12 17 (23.61%) Linux
13 15 (20.83%) GCP
13 15 (20.83%) Microservices
13 15 (20.83%) Java
14 14 (19.44%) Ansible
14 14 (19.44%) AWS CloudFormation
15 12 (16.67%) Git (software)
16 11 (15.28%) Configuration Management
17 9 (12.50%) Prometheus
17 9 (12.50%) Data Science
17 9 (12.50%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 9 (12.50%) Finance
17 9 (12.50%) C#
17 9 (12.50%) PowerShell
17 9 (12.50%) Machine Learning
17 9 (12.50%) Grafana
18 8 (11.11%) Datadog
18 8 (11.11%) SonarQube

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 3 (4.17%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 51 (70.83%) AWS
2 22 (30.56%) Azure
3 15 (20.83%) GCP
4 14 (19.44%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (11.11%) Datadog
6 4 (5.56%) IaaS
7 3 (4.17%) SaaS
8 2 (2.78%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (2.78%) PaaS
9 1 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.39%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.39%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.56%) Firewall
2 2 (2.78%) HTTP
2 2 (2.78%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.78%) Kerberos
2 2 (2.78%) Multicast
2 2 (2.78%) Network Security
2 2 (2.78%) SSL
2 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.78%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) Hadoop
2 4 (5.56%) MySQL
3 2 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (2.78%) Big Data
3 2 (2.78%) BigQuery
3 2 (2.78%) Data Lake
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.39%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.39%) HBase
4 1 (1.39%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 49 (68.06%) Jenkins
2 12 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 8 (11.11%) SonarQube
4 3 (4.17%) CircleCI
4 3 (4.17%) GitLab
4 3 (4.17%) Travis CI
5 2 (2.78%) Artifactory
5 2 (2.78%) Bitbucket
5 2 (2.78%) JUnit
5 2 (2.78%) Selenium
5 2 (2.78%) Subversion
5 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.78%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.39%) GoCD
General
1 9 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Retail
3 2 (2.78%) Games
4 1 (1.39%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.11%) .NET
2 3 (4.17%) Kafka
3 2 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (2.78%) LDAP
3 2 (2.78%) OAuth
3 2 (2.78%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (2.78%) SAML
4 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.39%) Spring
4 1 (1.39%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Greenfield Project
1 7 (9.72%) Video on Demand
2 1 (1.39%) Cloud Native
2 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.61%) Linux
2 2 (2.78%) Windows
3 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (88.89%) DevOps
2 48 (66.67%) Infrastructure as Code
3 20 (27.78%) Fintech
4 15 (20.83%) Microservices
5 11 (15.28%) Configuration Management
6 9 (12.50%) Data Science
6 9 (12.50%) Machine Learning
6 9 (12.50%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 8 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (9.72%) Infrastructure Automation
9 5 (6.94%) Analytics
9 5 (6.94%) Data Analytics
9 5 (6.94%) Software Engineering
9 5 (6.94%) Test Automation
10 4 (5.56%) Load Balancing
11 3 (4.17%) Collaborative Working
11 3 (4.17%) Software Delivery
11 3 (4.17%) Systems Engineering
12 2 (2.78%) Continuous Deployment
12 2 (2.78%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 50 (69.44%) Python
2 19 (26.39%) Bash Shell
3 15 (20.83%) Java
4 9 (12.50%) C#
4 9 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 5 (6.94%) Go
6 3 (4.17%) Ruby
7 2 (2.78%) SQL
8 1 (1.39%) C++
System Software
1 64 (88.89%) Docker
2 1 (1.39%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 72 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 53 (73.61%) Terraform
3 28 (38.89%) Puppet
4 14 (19.44%) Ansible
5 9 (12.50%) Grafana
5 9 (12.50%) Prometheus
6 7 (9.72%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.78%) Nagios
7 2 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.39%) Ambari
8 1 (1.39%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (1.39%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (5.56%) New Relic
2 2 (2.78%) Databricks
2 2 (2.78%) Google
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.39%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.39%) Hortonworks
3 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.39%) VMware