Period
to 3 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 23 33
Rank change year-on-year +9 +10 +102
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 729 464 724
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 13.03% 8.92% 7.04%
As % of the Systems Management category 60.70% 49.20% 45.94%
Number of salaries quoted 682 441 675
10th Percentile £53,750 £55,000 £53,750
25th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.68% - +6.90%
75th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £95,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £112,500 £110,000
Central London median annual salary £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%

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 the City of London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 1,201 943 1,576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 21.46% 18.12% 15.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,083 865 1,428
10th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £43,750
25th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £72,500 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.34% - +11.54%
75th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £87,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £103,750 £105,000
Central London median annual salary £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% +7.69%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in the City of London

Kubernetes
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Kubernetes in the City of London

Kubernetes
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes in the City of London over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Kubernetes in the City of London

Kubernetes
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 within the City of London region over the 6 months to 3 August 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 +3 3 £80,000 +10.34%
Kubernetes
Central London

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 City of London region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 544 (74.62%) Docker
2 462 (63.37%) DevOps
3 383 (52.54%) AWS
4 331 (45.40%) Terraform
5 278 (38.13%) Java
6 259 (35.53%) Python
6 259 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
7 257 (35.25%) Azure
8 244 (33.47%) Jenkins
9 238 (32.65%) Infrastructure as Code
10 210 (28.81%) Microservices
11 196 (26.89%) GCP
12 192 (26.34%) Software Engineering
13 172 (23.59%) Finance
14 164 (22.50%) Fintech
15 156 (21.40%) Ansible
16 147 (20.16%) Linux
17 129 (17.70%) SQL
18 123 (16.87%) C#
19 114 (15.64%) NoSQL
20 105 (14.40%) Git (software)
21 96 (13.17%) Serverless
22 93 (12.76%) Kafka
23 92 (12.62%) Puppet
24 89 (12.21%) Social Skills
25 88 (12.07%) JavaScript
26 87 (11.93%) Test Automation
27 86 (11.80%) Big Data
28 85 (11.66%) Node.js
29 84 (11.52%) MongoDB

Kubernetes
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 31 (4.25%) Confluence
2 30 (4.12%) Apache Spark
3 22 (3.02%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (1.65%) CMS
5 11 (1.51%) Apache Solr
5 11 (1.51%) Drupal
6 8 (1.10%) Apache
6 8 (1.10%) Apache Airflow
6 8 (1.10%) nginx
7 6 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.69%) Red Hat Fuse
9 4 (0.55%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.41%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.41%) IIS
10 3 (0.41%) JBoss
10 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.27%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.14%) Apache Pulsar
12 1 (0.14%) GemFire
Applications
1 4 (0.55%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.41%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 383 (52.54%) AWS
2 257 (35.25%) Azure
3 196 (26.89%) GCP
4 96 (13.17%) Serverless
5 47 (6.45%) SaaS
6 41 (5.62%) IaaS
6 41 (5.62%) PaaS
7 35 (4.80%) Amazon EC2
8 28 (3.84%) AWS CloudFormation
9 22 (3.02%) GitHub
10 20 (2.74%) AWS Lambda
11 18 (2.47%) Amazon EKS
11 18 (2.47%) Amazon S3
11 18 (2.47%) Azure Event Grid
11 18 (2.47%) OpenShift
12 15 (2.06%) Azure App Service
12 15 (2.06%) Azure Functions
12 15 (2.06%) Azure Service Bus
12 15 (2.06%) Azure Service Fabric
12 15 (2.06%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.65%) Firewall
2 10 (1.37%) Network Security
3 6 (0.82%) HTTP
4 5 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (0.69%) SSH
5 4 (0.55%) AMQP
6 3 (0.41%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.27%) DNS
8 1 (0.14%) Broadband
8 1 (0.14%) Calico
8 1 (0.14%) IPsec
8 1 (0.14%) Multicast
8 1 (0.14%) SAN
8 1 (0.14%) SSL
8 1 (0.14%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.14%) VLAN
8 1 (0.14%) VPN
8 1 (0.14%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (15.64%) NoSQL
2 86 (11.80%) Big Data
3 84 (11.52%) MongoDB
4 78 (10.70%) PostgreSQL
5 57 (7.82%) SQL Server
6 48 (6.58%) Hadoop
7 47 (6.45%) Relational Database
8 39 (5.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 29 (3.98%) Apache Cassandra
10 28 (3.84%) MySQL
11 26 (3.57%) Redis
12 23 (3.16%) Azure SQL Database
13 12 (1.65%) Apache Hive
13 12 (1.65%) Blockchain
14 10 (1.37%) Amazon Aurora
14 10 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
15 7 (0.96%) Data Lake
15 7 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
16 5 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
17 4 (0.55%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 244 (33.47%) Jenkins
2 105 (14.40%) Git (software)
3 68 (9.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 59 (8.09%) CircleCI
5 55 (7.54%) JIRA
6 42 (5.76%) SonarQube
7 35 (4.80%) GitLab
8 28 (3.84%) TeamCity
9 20 (2.74%) Cypress.io
10 16 (2.19%) Maven
11 14 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
11 14 (1.92%) Travis CI
11 14 (1.92%) webpack
12 11 (1.51%) Bitbucket
12 11 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (1.23%) Gradle
13 9 (1.23%) JUnit
13 9 (1.23%) Selenium
14 7 (0.96%) Artifactory
15 6 (0.82%) NUnit
General
1 172 (23.59%) Finance
2 89 (12.21%) Social Skills
3 61 (8.37%) Banking
4 39 (5.35%) Presentation Skills
5 34 (4.66%) Influencing Skills
6 30 (4.12%) Retail
7 27 (3.70%) Games
8 11 (1.51%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.37%) Investment Banking
10 9 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (1.10%) Billing
11 8 (1.10%) Law
11 8 (1.10%) Public Sector
12 6 (0.82%) Wholesale Banking
13 5 (0.69%) Legal
13 5 (0.69%) Publishing
14 4 (0.55%) Advertising
14 4 (0.55%) Back Office
14 4 (0.55%) Front Office
14 4 (0.55%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 231 (31.69%) DevOps Engineer
2 143 (19.62%) Developer
3 77 (10.56%) Senior DevOps
4 76 (10.43%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 73 (10.01%) AWS Engineer
6 72 (9.88%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 67 (9.19%) Java Developer
8 56 (7.68%) Java Engineer
9 52 (7.13%) Cloud Engineer
10 51 (7.00%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
11 48 (6.58%) AWS DevOps
11 48 (6.58%) Senior Developer
12 47 (6.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 46 (6.31%) Platform Engineer
14 44 (6.04%) Technical Leader
15 42 (5.76%) Software Engineer
16 38 (5.21%) Lead DevOps
17 36 (4.94%) Lead DevOps Engineer
18 35 (4.80%) Azure Engineer
19 28 (3.84%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (12.76%) Kafka
2 85 (11.66%) Node.js
3 76 (10.43%) React
4 73 (10.01%) .NET
5 58 (7.96%) Spring
5 58 (7.96%) Web Services
6 53 (7.27%) .NET Core
7 42 (5.76%) AngularJS
8 41 (5.62%) OAuth
9 40 (5.49%) REST
10 39 (5.35%) Spring Boot
11 37 (5.08%) OAuth2
12 36 (4.94%) CSS
12 36 (4.94%) HTML
13 35 (4.80%) OpenID
14 26 (3.57%) GraphQL
15 24 (3.29%) JMS
16 22 (3.02%) ActiveMQ
16 22 (3.02%) Hibernate
16 22 (3.02%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 42 (5.76%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (3.84%) Public Cloud
3 24 (3.29%) Cloud Native
4 22 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (2.61%) Data Centre
5 19 (2.61%) Legacy Systems
6 14 (1.92%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.51%) Clustering
8 10 (1.37%) Hedge funds
8 10 (1.37%) Private Cloud
9 9 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.10%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.10%) Social Media
11 7 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.96%) Equities
12 5 (0.69%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.69%) Credit Risk
12 5 (0.69%) Tandem
13 4 (0.55%) Blog
13 4 (0.55%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 147 (20.16%) Linux
2 30 (4.12%) Windows
3 25 (3.43%) Ubuntu
4 20 (2.74%) CentOS
5 19 (2.61%) Unix
6 14 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.82%) CoreOS
8 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.27%) Android
9 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.27%) Solaris
9 2 (0.27%) SUSE
10 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (63.37%) DevOps
2 259 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
3 238 (32.65%) Infrastructure as Code
4 210 (28.81%) Microservices
5 192 (26.34%) Software Engineering
6 164 (22.50%) Fintech
7 87 (11.93%) Test Automation
8 80 (10.97%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 75 (10.29%) OO
10 68 (9.33%) TDD
11 63 (8.64%) Event-Driven
12 54 (7.41%) Configuration Management
13 52 (7.13%) Artificial Intelligence
14 50 (6.86%) Clean Code
15 49 (6.72%) Technical Leadership
16 46 (6.31%) Analytics
17 44 (6.04%) Enterprise Architecture
18 43 (5.90%) Event-Driven Architecture
18 43 (5.90%) OWASP
19 42 (5.76%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 278 (38.13%) Java
2 259 (35.53%) Python
3 129 (17.70%) SQL
4 123 (16.87%) C#
5 88 (12.07%) JavaScript
6 67 (9.19%) Go
7 54 (7.41%) Bash Shell
7 54 (7.41%) PowerShell
8 45 (6.17%) C++
9 39 (5.35%) Java 8
9 39 (5.35%) Scala
10 37 (5.08%) Kotlin
11 32 (4.39%) TypeScript
12 18 (2.47%) PHP
13 12 (1.65%) ES6
14 11 (1.51%) Ruby
15 9 (1.23%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.96%) Clojure
17 6 (0.82%) R
17 6 (0.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (8.92%) Degree
2 42 (5.76%) Master's Degree
3 15 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (1.51%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.51%) Security Cleared
5 10 (1.37%) AWS Certification
6 6 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.27%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.14%) CISA
8 1 (0.14%) CISSP
8 1 (0.14%) OCP
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.14%) PhD
8 1 (0.14%) RHCE
8 1 (0.14%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (8.92%) QA
2 45 (6.17%) GDPR
3 9 (1.23%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.27%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.14%) GRC
6 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.14%) NIST
System Software
1 544 (74.62%) Docker
2 14 (1.92%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.27%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 331 (45.40%) Terraform
2 156 (21.40%) Ansible
3 92 (12.62%) Puppet
4 53 (7.27%) Prometheus
5 29 (3.98%) Grafana
6 27 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (1.92%) Packer
8 10 (1.37%) Consul
8 10 (1.37%) Istio
9 6 (0.82%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (0.69%) Kubeflow
10 5 (0.69%) Nagios
11 3 (0.41%) Icinga
11 3 (0.41%) Mesos
11 3 (0.41%) SCCM
12 2 (0.27%) Control-M
12 2 (0.27%) Graphite
12 2 (0.27%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.27%) Kibana
12 2 (0.27%) Salt
Vendors
1 54 (7.41%) Oracle
2 43 (5.90%) Google
3 29 (3.98%) Microsoft
4 20 (2.74%) Splunk
5 13 (1.78%) VMware
6 11 (1.51%) Red Hat
7 8 (1.10%) Palo Alto
8 6 (0.82%) Adobe
8 6 (0.82%) AppDynamics
9 5 (0.69%) IBM
10 4 (0.55%) Bloomberg
10 4 (0.55%) Concur
10 4 (0.55%) Fidessa
10 4 (0.55%) Sage
10 4 (0.55%) Sun
11 3 (0.41%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.41%) Cadence
11 3 (0.41%) LogRhythm
11 3 (0.41%) SolarWinds
11 3 (0.41%) Sybase