Period
to 17 January 2022

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 17 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 14 19 38
Rank change year-on-year +5 +19 +22
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 700 459 581
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 11.49% 10.91% 6.34%
As % of the Systems Management category 64.46% 49.68% 45.11%
Number of salaries quoted 671 420 541
10th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £55,000
25th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £87,500 £77,500 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.90% -3.13% +6.67%
75th Percentile £106,250 £95,000 £96,250
90th Percentile £122,500 £111,250 £112,500
Central London median annual salary £87,500 £77,500 £77,500
% change year-on-year +12.90% - +3.33%

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 1,086 924 1,288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.82% 21.96% 14.05%
Number of salaries quoted 996 833 1,098
10th Percentile £48,750 £48,462 £41,250
25th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,500 £75,000 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +3.45% +3.57%
75th Percentile £102,500 £90,000 £90,000
90th Percentile £118,750 £106,000 £107,875
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +7.41%

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 17 January 2022.

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 17 January 2022. 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 -4 2 £81,250 +80.56%
Kubernetes
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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.

1 487 (69.57%) Docker
2 479 (68.43%) DevOps
3 425 (60.71%) AWS
4 350 (50.00%) Terraform
5 323 (46.14%) Python
6 290 (41.43%) Infrastructure as Code
7 281 (40.14%) Java
8 230 (32.86%) Jenkins
9 200 (28.57%) GCP
10 199 (28.43%) Azure
11 178 (25.43%) Agile Software Development
12 165 (23.57%) Microservices
13 139 (19.86%) Software Engineering
14 136 (19.43%) Finance
15 133 (19.00%) Linux
16 117 (16.71%) Bash
17 116 (16.57%) Fintech
18 103 (14.71%) Puppet
19 101 (14.43%) Kafka
20 99 (14.14%) Go
21 89 (12.71%) AWS CloudFormation
22 84 (12.00%) Serverless
22 84 (12.00%) SQL
23 78 (11.14%) Ansible
24 77 (11.00%) SaaS
25 75 (10.71%) PowerShell
26 74 (10.57%) React
27 73 (10.43%) Social Skills
28 70 (10.00%) Spring
29 66 (9.43%) Git (software)

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 29 (4.14%) Confluence
2 9 (1.29%) nginx
3 8 (1.14%) Apache Spark
4 6 (0.86%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.57%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.29%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.29%) CMS
7 2 (0.29%) Drupal
7 2 (0.29%) IIS
8 1 (0.14%) Apache
8 1 (0.14%) Apache Pulsar
8 1 (0.14%) Ethereum
8 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.14%) SAS
8 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.14%) Tornado
Applications
1 10 (1.43%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 425 (60.71%) AWS
2 200 (28.57%) GCP
3 199 (28.43%) Azure
4 89 (12.71%) AWS CloudFormation
5 84 (12.00%) Serverless
6 77 (11.00%) SaaS
7 54 (7.71%) PaaS
8 51 (7.29%) IaaS
9 41 (5.86%) GitHub
10 29 (4.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 28 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
12 27 (3.86%) Amazon S3
13 23 (3.29%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (1.43%) Lucidchart
15 9 (1.29%) Amazon EKS
15 9 (1.29%) Azure Monitor
15 9 (1.29%) OpenShift
16 8 (1.14%) Microsoft 365
17 6 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
17 6 (0.86%) dbt
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.57%) Network Security
2 14 (2.00%) DNS
3 13 (1.86%) Firewall
4 4 (0.57%) DHCP
4 4 (0.57%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.43%) HTTP
6 2 (0.29%) Broadband
6 2 (0.29%) LAN
6 2 (0.29%) SMS
6 2 (0.29%) SSH
6 2 (0.29%) tcpdump
6 2 (0.29%) Telnet
6 2 (0.29%) VLAN
6 2 (0.29%) VoIP
6 2 (0.29%) WAN
6 2 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.14%) BGP
7 1 (0.14%) Multicast
7 1 (0.14%) OSPF
7 1 (0.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (9.14%) NoSQL
2 47 (6.71%) PostgreSQL
2 47 (6.71%) SQL Server
3 46 (6.57%) MongoDB
4 43 (6.14%) Relational Database
5 36 (5.14%) Big Data
6 34 (4.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 28 (4.00%) MySQL
8 23 (3.29%) Amazon RDS
9 22 (3.14%) Apache Cassandra
9 22 (3.14%) Hadoop
10 18 (2.57%) Amazon Redshift
11 17 (2.43%) Redis
12 16 (2.29%) Blockchain
13 7 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (1.00%) Data Lake
14 6 (0.86%) ArangoDB
15 3 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
16 2 (0.29%) Amazon Aurora
16 2 (0.29%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 230 (32.86%) Jenkins
2 66 (9.43%) Git (software)
3 53 (7.57%) TeamCity
4 34 (4.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 34 (4.86%) SonarQube
5 33 (4.71%) JIRA
6 23 (3.29%) Spinnaker
7 22 (3.14%) CircleCI
7 22 (3.14%) GitLab
8 11 (1.57%) Maven
9 9 (1.29%) Cypress.io
10 8 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (1.14%) Subversion
10 8 (1.14%) webpack
11 7 (1.00%) git-flow
11 7 (1.00%) IntelliJ
12 6 (0.86%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.71%) Appium
13 5 (0.71%) Artifactory
13 5 (0.71%) Gradle
General
1 136 (19.43%) Finance
2 73 (10.43%) Social Skills
3 65 (9.29%) Publishing
4 51 (7.29%) Banking
5 48 (6.86%) Retail
6 28 (4.00%) Presentation Skills
7 22 (3.14%) Games
8 21 (3.00%) Influencing Skills
9 14 (2.00%) Legal
10 13 (1.86%) Law
11 12 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (1.57%) Advertising
12 11 (1.57%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 11 (1.57%) Investment Banking
12 11 (1.57%) Public Sector
13 10 (1.43%) Corporate Banking
14 6 (0.86%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.86%) Telecoms
15 5 (0.71%) Documentation Skills
16 4 (0.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 264 (37.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 117 (16.71%) Developer
3 62 (8.86%) Java Developer
4 57 (8.14%) Senior DevOps
5 54 (7.71%) Architect
6 49 (7.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 47 (6.71%) Security Engineer
8 46 (6.57%) Technical Leader
9 43 (6.14%) Java Engineer
10 41 (5.86%) Senior Developer
11 37 (5.29%) AWS Engineer
12 36 (5.14%) Software Engineer
13 30 (4.29%) Site Reliability Engineer
14 29 (4.14%) AWS DevOps
14 29 (4.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 27 (3.86%) Senior Java Developer
16 26 (3.71%) Cloud Engineer
17 25 (3.57%) Lead Developer
18 24 (3.43%) Senior Java Engineer
18 24 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (14.43%) Kafka
2 74 (10.57%) React
3 70 (10.00%) Spring
4 65 (9.29%) Spring Boot
5 59 (8.43%) Node.js
6 39 (5.57%) .NET
7 30 (4.29%) REST
8 24 (3.43%) RESTful
9 22 (3.14%) HTML
10 21 (3.00%) OAuth
10 21 (3.00%) OAuth2
10 21 (3.00%) OpenID
11 17 (2.43%) ActiveMQ
11 17 (2.43%) Web Services
12 16 (2.29%) JMS
13 15 (2.14%) .NET Core
13 15 (2.14%) CSS
14 14 (2.00%) ARM Templates
14 14 (2.00%) HTML5
14 14 (2.00%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.71%) Cloud Native
2 25 (3.57%) Public Cloud
3 21 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (2.57%) Equities
5 16 (2.29%) Mobile App
6 15 (2.14%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.86%) Hedge funds
8 11 (1.57%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.29%) Social Media
10 8 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (1.00%) Derivative
11 7 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.86%) Clustering
12 6 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.57%) CMDB
14 3 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.43%) User Experience
15 2 (0.29%) Algorithms
15 2 (0.29%) Legacy Code
Operating Systems
1 133 (19.00%) Linux
2 21 (3.00%) Windows
3 10 (1.43%) Ubuntu
3 10 (1.43%) Unix
4 8 (1.14%) VMS
4 8 (1.14%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.71%) Android
5 5 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.57%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.57%) CentOS
6 4 (0.57%) CoreOS
7 2 (0.29%) Debian
7 2 (0.29%) Solaris
7 2 (0.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 479 (68.43%) DevOps
2 290 (41.43%) Infrastructure as Code
3 178 (25.43%) Agile Software Development
4 165 (23.57%) Microservices
5 139 (19.86%) Software Engineering
6 116 (16.57%) Fintech
7 60 (8.57%) Analytics
7 60 (8.57%) Full Stack Development
8 54 (7.71%) Event-Driven
9 53 (7.57%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 49 (7.00%) Test Automation
11 43 (6.14%) Scrum
11 43 (6.14%) Technical Leadership
12 41 (5.86%) Event-Driven Architecture
13 40 (5.71%) Machine Learning
13 40 (5.71%) OO
14 39 (5.57%) Data Science
15 37 (5.29%) Mentoring
16 36 (5.14%) Informatics
16 36 (5.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 323 (46.14%) Python
2 281 (40.14%) Java
3 117 (16.71%) Bash
4 99 (14.14%) Go
5 84 (12.00%) SQL
6 75 (10.71%) PowerShell
7 66 (9.43%) Scala
8 62 (8.86%) C#
9 59 (8.43%) JavaScript
10 34 (4.86%) C++
11 33 (4.71%) Java 8
12 29 (4.14%) Kotlin
13 22 (3.14%) TypeScript
14 16 (2.29%) Ruby
15 15 (2.14%) C
15 15 (2.14%) Rust
16 10 (1.43%) T-SQL
17 7 (1.00%) R
18 6 (0.86%) ES6
18 6 (0.86%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 64 (9.14%) Degree
2 44 (6.29%) Master's Degree
3 18 (2.57%) AWS Certification
3 18 (2.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (2.00%) CISSP
5 13 (1.86%) GIAC
5 13 (1.86%) SANS
6 9 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.71%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.71%) Security Cleared
8 4 (0.57%) CCNA
8 4 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.43%) MCSE
9 3 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.14%) CEH
10 1 (0.14%) LPIC
10 1 (0.14%) OCP
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.14%) PhD
10 1 (0.14%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.71%) QA
2 29 (4.14%) GDPR
3 10 (1.43%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.43%) SLA
5 1 (0.14%) NIST
System Software
1 487 (69.57%) Docker
2 13 (1.86%) Firmware
3 11 (1.57%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.43%) LXC
4 3 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.29%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.29%) KVM
6 1 (0.14%) vSphere
6 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 350 (50.00%) Terraform
2 103 (14.71%) Puppet
3 78 (11.14%) Ansible
4 23 (3.29%) Prometheus
5 20 (2.86%) Grafana
5 20 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.00%) Istio
6 7 (1.00%) Kubeflow
7 6 (0.86%) Consul
7 6 (0.86%) HAProxy
8 5 (0.71%) Packer
9 4 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.43%) HP Fortify
10 3 (0.43%) Rundeck
11 2 (0.29%) Control-M
11 2 (0.29%) Icinga
11 2 (0.29%) Salt
11 2 (0.29%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.14%) Mesos
12 1 (0.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 52 (7.43%) Google
2 40 (5.71%) Oracle
3 39 (5.57%) Microsoft
4 11 (1.57%) VMware
5 9 (1.29%) Splunk
6 5 (0.71%) Veracode
7 4 (0.57%) F5
7 4 (0.57%) Red Hat
7 4 (0.57%) SaltStack
8 3 (0.43%) Checkmarx
8 3 (0.43%) Percona
8 3 (0.43%) Perforce
9 2 (0.29%) BMC
9 2 (0.29%) Cadence
9 2 (0.29%) Hitachi
9 2 (0.29%) LogRhythm
9 2 (0.29%) New Relic
9 2 (0.29%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.29%) Sybase
10 1 (0.14%) Cisco