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

Kubernetes (k8s)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 34 53
Rank change year-on-year +18 +19 +135
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 564 596 512
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 11.99% 6.71% 4.91%
As % of the Systems Management category 52.13% 46.06% 36.57%
Number of salaries quoted 583 609 553
Median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £110,000 £112,500 £100,000
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +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 1,082 1,294 1,400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 23.01% 14.56% 13.43%
Number of salaries quoted 967 1,120 1,278
Median annual salary £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% +12.00%
10th Percentile £48,750 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £106,250 £107,500 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +11.54% +8.33%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +15 5 £52,500 -
Kubernetes
Central London

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 413 (73.23%) Docker
2 402 (71.28%) DevOps
3 317 (56.21%) AWS
4 271 (48.05%) Terraform
5 212 (37.59%) Python
6 209 (37.06%) Java
7 188 (33.33%) Jenkins
8 183 (32.45%) Azure
9 168 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
10 164 (29.08%) Ansible
11 156 (27.66%) Infrastructure as Code
12 132 (23.40%) Finance
13 129 (22.87%) GCP
14 127 (22.52%) Microservices
15 114 (20.21%) Puppet
16 106 (18.79%) Linux
17 99 (17.55%) Software Engineering
18 94 (16.67%) C#
19 86 (15.25%) Fintech
20 79 (14.01%) Git (software)
21 70 (12.41%) SQL
22 68 (12.06%) JavaScript
23 64 (11.35%) Node.js
23 64 (11.35%) Bash Shell
24 60 (10.64%) Site Reliability Engineering
25 59 (10.46%) Big Data
26 58 (10.28%) .NET
26 58 (10.28%) Test Automation
27 57 (10.11%) Configuration Management
28 56 (9.93%) Go

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 (5.50%) Apache Spark
2 19 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (2.84%) Apache
4 9 (1.60%) Apache Airflow
5 5 (0.89%) Confluence
6 4 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.53%) JBoss
7 3 (0.53%) nginx
8 2 (0.35%) CMS
8 2 (0.35%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.35%) IIS
8 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Fuse
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.35%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 317 (56.21%) AWS
2 183 (32.45%) Azure
3 129 (22.87%) GCP
4 38 (6.74%) Datadog
5 32 (5.67%) SaaS
6 29 (5.14%) IaaS
7 28 (4.96%) AWS CloudFormation
8 27 (4.79%) OpenShift
9 22 (3.90%) PaaS
10 19 (3.37%) Serverless
11 18 (3.19%) Amazon EKS
12 14 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (2.30%) GitHub
14 9 (1.60%) Azure Functions
15 7 (1.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (1.24%) Stackdriver
16 6 (1.06%) Amazon S3
16 6 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
17 5 (0.89%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.48%) Firewall
2 8 (1.42%) DNS
2 8 (1.42%) Multicast
2 8 (1.42%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.42%) tcpdump
3 6 (1.06%) Network Security
3 6 (1.06%) VPN
4 5 (0.89%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (0.53%) HTTP
6 2 (0.35%) Internet
6 2 (0.35%) SAN
6 2 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.18%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.18%) DHCP
7 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (10.46%) Big Data
2 47 (8.33%) Hadoop
3 43 (7.62%) NoSQL
4 39 (6.91%) PostgreSQL
5 34 (6.03%) MongoDB
6 32 (5.67%) MySQL
7 20 (3.55%) Apache Cassandra
8 15 (2.66%) Apache Hive
9 11 (1.95%) SQL Server
10 8 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (1.24%) BigQuery
11 7 (1.24%) Bigtable
11 7 (1.24%) Presto
11 7 (1.24%) Relational Database
12 6 (1.06%) Redis
13 5 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.89%) Blockchain
14 4 (0.71%) Data Lake
14 4 (0.71%) Looker
Development Applications
1 188 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 79 (14.01%) Git (software)
3 38 (6.74%) GitLab
4 34 (6.03%) CircleCI
5 30 (5.32%) TeamCity
6 22 (3.90%) JIRA
7 18 (3.19%) Travis CI
8 16 (2.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (2.84%) Bitbucket
8 16 (2.84%) NUnit
9 9 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (1.42%) JUnit
10 8 (1.42%) SonarQube
11 7 (1.24%) Artifactory
12 6 (1.06%) Maven
13 5 (0.89%) Gradle
13 5 (0.89%) Mockito
14 4 (0.71%) eggPlant
14 4 (0.71%) Locust
15 3 (0.53%) Babel
General
1 132 (23.40%) Finance
2 42 (7.45%) Banking
3 34 (6.03%) Games
4 12 (2.13%) Private Banking
5 10 (1.77%) Public Sector
6 9 (1.60%) Advertising
6 9 (1.60%) Law
7 7 (1.24%) Retail
7 7 (1.24%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.06%) Front Office
9 5 (0.89%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.71%) Wholesale Banking
11 2 (0.35%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 212 (37.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 134 (23.76%) Developer
3 77 (13.65%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 72 (12.77%) AWS Engineer
5 65 (11.52%) Senior DevOps
6 63 (11.17%) AWS DevOps
6 63 (11.17%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 60 (10.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 57 (10.11%) Java Developer
9 53 (9.40%) Java Engineer
10 35 (6.21%) Software Engineer
11 33 (5.85%) Senior Developer
12 31 (5.50%) Azure Engineer
13 29 (5.14%) Cloud Engineer
13 29 (5.14%) Platform Engineer
14 25 (4.43%) Python Engineer
15 24 (4.26%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 24 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
16 21 (3.72%) Architect
16 21 (3.72%) Digital Transformation
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (11.35%) Node.js
2 58 (10.28%) .NET
3 53 (9.40%) React
4 49 (8.69%) Kafka
5 34 (6.03%) AngularJS
6 33 (5.85%) Spring
7 30 (5.32%) .NET Core
8 29 (5.14%) Spring Boot
9 28 (4.96%) RESTful
10 27 (4.79%) CSS
11 26 (4.61%) HTML
11 26 (4.61%) HTML5
12 23 (4.08%) Web Services
13 19 (3.37%) JMS
13 19 (3.37%) Natural Language Processing
14 16 (2.84%) ActiveMQ
15 15 (2.66%) REST
16 13 (2.30%) Vue.js
17 11 (1.95%) Elastic Stack
17 11 (1.95%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.91%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (4.08%) Data Structures
3 20 (3.55%) Hedge funds
4 17 (3.01%) Public Cloud
4 17 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (2.66%) Algorithms
6 11 (1.95%) Cloud Native
6 11 (1.95%) Fixed Income
7 10 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.06%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.06%) User Experience
9 5 (0.89%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.71%) FMCG
10 4 (0.71%) Social Media
11 3 (0.53%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (0.53%) Derivative
11 3 (0.53%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.35%) Clustering
12 2 (0.35%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 106 (18.79%) Linux
2 22 (3.90%) Windows
3 12 (2.13%) CentOS
3 12 (2.13%) Unix
4 9 (1.60%) Ubuntu
5 6 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.35%) VMS
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 402 (71.28%) DevOps
2 168 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (27.66%) Infrastructure as Code
4 127 (22.52%) Microservices
5 99 (17.55%) Software Engineering
6 86 (15.25%) Fintech
7 60 (10.64%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 58 (10.28%) Test Automation
9 57 (10.11%) Configuration Management
10 55 (9.75%) OO
10 55 (9.75%) TDD
11 47 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
12 45 (7.98%) Machine Learning
13 43 (7.62%) Artificial Intelligence
13 43 (7.62%) Mentoring
14 37 (6.56%) BDD
15 35 (6.21%) Analytics
16 31 (5.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 28 (4.96%) Computer Science
18 27 (4.79%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 212 (37.59%) Python
2 209 (37.06%) Java
3 94 (16.67%) C#
4 70 (12.41%) SQL
5 68 (12.06%) JavaScript
6 64 (11.35%) Bash Shell
7 56 (9.93%) Go
8 49 (8.69%) Scala
9 44 (7.80%) TypeScript
10 34 (6.03%) Java 8
11 31 (5.50%) Kotlin
11 31 (5.50%) PHP
12 29 (5.14%) PowerShell
13 19 (3.37%) ES6
14 18 (3.19%) Ruby
15 12 (2.13%) C++
16 7 (1.24%) Shell Script
17 6 (1.06%) Groovy
18 4 (0.71%) Clojure
19 2 (0.35%) R
Qualifications
1 35 (6.21%) Degree
2 24 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.42%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.71%) AWS Certification
5 3 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.53%) PhD
5 3 (0.53%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (0.35%) CISA
7 1 (0.18%) CCSP
7 1 (0.18%) CISM
7 1 (0.18%) CISSP
7 1 (0.18%) CRISC
7 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.18%) RHCE
7 1 (0.18%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.42%) QA
2 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.35%) GDPR
3 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 413 (73.23%) Docker
2 16 (2.84%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.18%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 271 (48.05%) Terraform
2 164 (29.08%) Ansible
3 114 (20.21%) Puppet
4 44 (7.80%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (5.85%) Prometheus
6 30 (5.32%) Grafana
7 18 (3.19%) Kibana
8 9 (1.60%) Istio
9 6 (1.06%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (1.06%) ZABBIX
10 5 (0.89%) QRadar
11 4 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.53%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.53%) Rancher
12 3 (0.53%) SCCM
13 2 (0.35%) Kubeflow
14 1 (0.18%) CASB
14 1 (0.18%) Consul
14 1 (0.18%) linkerd
14 1 (0.18%) Salt
Vendors
1 24 (4.26%) VMware
2 18 (3.19%) Google
2 18 (3.19%) Splunk
3 15 (2.66%) Red Hat
4 14 (2.48%) Microsoft
5 7 (1.24%) Adobe
5 7 (1.24%) Oracle
5 7 (1.24%) Sybase
6 5 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (0.71%) AppDynamics
7 4 (0.71%) Fortinet
7 4 (0.71%) hybris
7 4 (0.71%) New Relic
7 4 (0.71%) SAP
7 4 (0.71%) Veracode
8 3 (0.53%) Cisco
8 3 (0.53%) Databricks
8 3 (0.53%) IBM
8 3 (0.53%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.35%) Spotify