Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 22 42
Rank change year-on-year +6 +20 +130
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 621 615 581
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 12.59% 8.17% 5.71%
As % of the Systems Management category 56.15% 49.84% 41.41%
Number of salaries quoted 582 573 537
10th Percentile £55,000 £56,500 £53,750
25th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
75th Percentile £96,250 £96,250 £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% +7.14%

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 1,106 1,234 1,403
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 22.42% 16.40% 13.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,002 1,103 1,275
10th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £42,500
25th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £74,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% +12.00%
75th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £87,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £110,000 £102,500
Central London median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +15.70%

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 10 May 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 10 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 +9 5 £80,000 +36.17%
Kubernetes
Central London

For the 6 months to 10 May 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.

1 472 (76.01%) Docker
2 425 (68.44%) DevOps
3 306 (49.28%) AWS
3 306 (49.28%) Terraform
4 238 (38.33%) Java
5 215 (34.62%) Jenkins
6 207 (33.33%) Python
7 206 (33.17%) Infrastructure as Code
8 205 (33.01%) Agile Software Development
9 196 (31.56%) Azure
10 165 (26.57%) Microservices
11 155 (24.96%) Ansible
12 147 (23.67%) Finance
13 140 (22.54%) Software Engineering
14 124 (19.97%) GCP
15 122 (19.65%) Fintech
16 118 (19.00%) Linux
17 107 (17.23%) C#
18 100 (16.10%) SQL
19 93 (14.98%) Puppet
20 89 (14.33%) OO
21 85 (13.69%) Git (software)
22 75 (12.08%) JavaScript
23 73 (11.76%) Big Data
24 71 (11.43%) Kafka
24 71 (11.43%) Node.js
25 70 (11.27%) NoSQL
25 70 (11.27%) .NET
26 66 (10.63%) Banking
26 66 (10.63%) Greenfield Project

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 34 (5.48%) Apache Spark
2 10 (1.61%) Confluence
2 10 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (1.45%) Apache
4 6 (0.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (0.81%) Apache Airflow
5 5 (0.81%) CMS
5 5 (0.81%) Red Hat Fuse
6 4 (0.64%) JBoss
6 4 (0.64%) nginx
7 3 (0.48%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.48%) Drupal
7 3 (0.48%) GlassFish
7 3 (0.48%) IIS
7 3 (0.48%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.48%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 306 (49.28%) AWS
2 196 (31.56%) Azure
3 124 (19.97%) GCP
4 41 (6.60%) Serverless
5 33 (5.31%) IaaS
6 32 (5.15%) SaaS
7 27 (4.35%) Datadog
7 27 (4.35%) PaaS
8 24 (3.86%) AWS CloudFormation
9 23 (3.70%) OpenShift
10 20 (3.22%) GitHub
11 17 (2.74%) Azure Functions
12 14 (2.25%) Azure App Service
12 14 (2.25%) Azure Event Grid
12 14 (2.25%) Azure Service Bus
12 14 (2.25%) Azure Service Fabric
12 14 (2.25%) NuGet
13 13 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
13 13 (2.09%) Amazon EKS
13 13 (2.09%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.25%) Firewall
2 6 (0.97%) TCP/IP
2 6 (0.97%) VPN
3 5 (0.81%) Multicast
3 5 (0.81%) Network Security
3 5 (0.81%) SSH
3 5 (0.81%) tcpdump
4 4 (0.64%) AMQP
4 4 (0.64%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.32%) DNS
5 2 (0.32%) HTTP
6 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.16%) IPsec
6 1 (0.16%) SAN
6 1 (0.16%) SSL
6 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.16%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (11.76%) Big Data
2 70 (11.27%) NoSQL
3 49 (7.89%) Hadoop
3 49 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
4 47 (7.57%) MongoDB
5 27 (4.35%) MySQL
6 25 (4.03%) Apache Cassandra
7 24 (3.86%) SQL Server
8 19 (3.06%) Azure SQL Database
9 17 (2.74%) Apache Hive
10 15 (2.42%) Relational Database
11 11 (1.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 9 (1.45%) Blockchain
12 9 (1.45%) Redis
13 7 (1.13%) BigQuery
14 6 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
15 5 (0.81%) Amazon Aurora
16 4 (0.64%) Data Mining
16 4 (0.64%) Datomic
17 2 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 215 (34.62%) Jenkins
2 85 (13.69%) Git (software)
3 50 (8.05%) CircleCI
4 34 (5.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 32 (5.15%) GitLab
6 27 (4.35%) TeamCity
7 23 (3.70%) JIRA
8 20 (3.22%) Travis CI
9 17 (2.74%) SonarQube
10 16 (2.58%) Bitbucket
11 11 (1.77%) Maven
11 11 (1.77%) NUnit
12 10 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
13 9 (1.45%) JUnit
14 8 (1.29%) Cypress.io
15 7 (1.13%) Babel
15 7 (1.13%) Gradle
15 7 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
15 7 (1.13%) webpack
16 6 (0.97%) Artifactory
General
1 147 (23.67%) Finance
2 66 (10.63%) Banking
3 61 (9.82%) Social Skills
4 33 (5.31%) Games
5 15 (2.42%) Presentation Skills
6 14 (2.25%) Retail
7 10 (1.61%) Influencing Skills
8 8 (1.29%) Private Banking
9 7 (1.13%) Public Sector
10 6 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (0.97%) Wholesale Banking
11 5 (0.81%) Billing
11 5 (0.81%) Law
11 5 (0.81%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.64%) Front Office
12 4 (0.64%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.48%) Advertising
13 3 (0.48%) Public Speaking
13 3 (0.48%) Publishing
14 2 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 213 (34.30%) DevOps Engineer
2 138 (22.22%) Developer
3 87 (14.01%) Senior DevOps
4 84 (13.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 80 (12.88%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 64 (10.31%) Java Developer
7 52 (8.37%) AWS Engineer
7 52 (8.37%) Java Engineer
8 48 (7.73%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
9 46 (7.41%) Senior Developer
10 45 (7.25%) Cloud Engineer
11 42 (6.76%) Software Engineer
12 40 (6.44%) AWS DevOps
12 40 (6.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 39 (6.28%) Azure Engineer
14 34 (5.48%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 29 (4.67%) Platform Engineer
16 24 (3.86%) Big Data Engineer
17 21 (3.38%) Digital Transformation
17 21 (3.38%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (11.43%) Kafka
1 71 (11.43%) Node.js
2 70 (11.27%) .NET
3 52 (8.37%) React
4 44 (7.09%) Spring
5 40 (6.44%) .NET Core
6 37 (5.96%) AngularJS
6 37 (5.96%) Web Services
7 36 (5.80%) CSS
8 34 (5.48%) HTML
9 32 (5.15%) Spring Boot
10 29 (4.67%) HTML5
11 25 (4.03%) RESTful
12 24 (3.86%) JMS
13 22 (3.54%) REST
14 20 (3.22%) ActiveMQ
14 20 (3.22%) GraphQL
15 16 (2.58%) React Native
16 14 (2.25%) OAuth
16 14 (2.25%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 66 (10.63%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
3 19 (3.06%) Public Cloud
4 17 (2.74%) Cloud Native
4 17 (2.74%) Hedge funds
5 12 (1.93%) Data Structures
6 9 (1.45%) Private Cloud
6 9 (1.45%) Social Media
7 8 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.29%) Fixed Income
7 8 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.13%) Management Information System
9 6 (0.97%) Data Centre
10 5 (0.81%) Clustering
10 5 (0.81%) Credit Risk
10 5 (0.81%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.64%) User Experience
12 3 (0.48%) Blog
12 3 (0.48%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 118 (19.00%) Linux
2 26 (4.19%) Windows
3 18 (2.90%) Ubuntu
4 16 (2.58%) CentOS
4 16 (2.58%) Unix
5 11 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (0.32%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.16%) Android
8 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (68.44%) DevOps
2 206 (33.17%) Infrastructure as Code
3 205 (33.01%) Agile Software Development
4 165 (26.57%) Microservices
5 140 (22.54%) Software Engineering
6 122 (19.65%) Fintech
7 89 (14.33%) OO
8 66 (10.63%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 62 (9.98%) TDD
10 61 (9.82%) Test Automation
11 50 (8.05%) Analytics
12 48 (7.73%) Artificial Intelligence
13 47 (7.57%) Configuration Management
14 46 (7.41%) Mentoring
15 44 (7.09%) Continuous Integration
16 40 (6.44%) BDD
16 40 (6.44%) Machine Learning
17 36 (5.80%) Data Analytics
18 32 (5.15%) Open Source
19 31 (4.99%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 238 (38.33%) Java
2 207 (33.33%) Python
3 107 (17.23%) C#
4 100 (16.10%) SQL
5 75 (12.08%) JavaScript
6 51 (8.21%) Bash Shell
7 46 (7.41%) TypeScript
8 44 (7.09%) Go
8 44 (7.09%) PowerShell
9 42 (6.76%) Scala
10 41 (6.60%) Java 8
11 34 (5.48%) Kotlin
12 22 (3.54%) C++
13 21 (3.38%) PHP
14 19 (3.06%) ES6
15 14 (2.25%) Ruby
16 10 (1.61%) Shell Script
17 9 (1.45%) Clojure
18 5 (0.81%) R
19 3 (0.48%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 44 (7.09%) Degree
2 23 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.61%) Master's Degree
4 9 (1.45%) Security Cleared
5 8 (1.29%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.64%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.32%) PhD
9 1 (0.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.16%) CISA
9 1 (0.16%) CISSP
9 1 (0.16%) RHCE
9 1 (0.16%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.86%) QA
2 14 (2.25%) GDPR
3 6 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) GRC
5 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 472 (76.01%) Docker
2 14 (2.25%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 306 (49.28%) Terraform
2 155 (24.96%) Ansible
3 93 (14.98%) Puppet
4 38 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (5.80%) Prometheus
6 24 (3.86%) Grafana
7 12 (1.93%) Istio
8 8 (1.29%) Kibana
9 6 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (0.81%) Packer
11 4 (0.64%) Nagios
11 4 (0.64%) SCCM
12 3 (0.48%) Kubeflow
12 3 (0.48%) Rancher
13 2 (0.32%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.32%) Mesos
14 1 (0.16%) Graphite
14 1 (0.16%) MIIS
14 1 (0.16%) vMotion
14 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (3.70%) VMware
2 22 (3.54%) Microsoft
3 21 (3.38%) Google
4 20 (3.22%) Oracle
5 18 (2.90%) Splunk
6 8 (1.29%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.13%) AppDynamics
8 6 (0.97%) Adobe
9 5 (0.81%) Sybase
10 4 (0.64%) IBM
10 4 (0.64%) SolarWinds
11 3 (0.48%) Fortinet
11 3 (0.48%) Palo Alto
12 2 (0.32%) Cisco
12 2 (0.32%) LogRhythm
13 1 (0.16%) Aruba
13 1 (0.16%) EXASOL
13 1 (0.16%) New Relic
13 1 (0.16%) RightScale
13 1 (0.16%) Xamarin