Period
to 26 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 26 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
UK > England
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 60 139
Rank change year-on-year +30 +79 +180
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 3,353 5,568 3,759
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 7.41% 4.43% 2.45%
As % of the Systems Management category 44.52% 33.95% 22.93%
Number of salaries quoted 3,362 4,968 3,228
Median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £93,750
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -

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 England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 7,531 16,400 16,391
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.65% 13.05% 10.68%
Number of salaries quoted 6,199 12,554 13,039
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +3.77%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £94,000 £91,250 £86,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in England

Kubernetes
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes in England.

Salary trend for Kubernetes in England

Kubernetes
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes in England over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Kubernetes in England

Kubernetes
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes within the England region over the 6 months to 26 October 2020. 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 +16 1,999 £75,000 -3.23% 446
South East +68 434 £57,500 -4.17% 131
North of England +77 428 £55,000 - 153
North West +98 221 £55,000 -8.33% 92
South West +18 192 £51,750 -5.91% 58
Midlands +102 181 £55,000 +4.76% 67
Yorkshire +46 179 £55,000 +4.76% 47
West Midlands +116 152 £57,500 +6.48% 51
East of England +42 67 £51,250 -6.82% 40
East Midlands +38 29 £47,500 -5.00% 16
North East +32 27 £52,500 +5.00% 14
Kubernetes
UK

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, 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 England region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 2,460 (73.37%) Docker
2 1,938 (57.80%) DevOps
3 1,775 (52.94%) AWS
4 1,340 (39.96%) Azure
5 1,332 (39.73%) Python
6 1,285 (38.32%) Agile Software Development
7 1,145 (34.15%) Terraform
8 1,086 (32.39%) Java
9 1,030 (30.72%) Microservices
10 846 (25.23%) Linux
11 821 (24.49%) JavaScript
12 750 (22.37%) Jenkins
13 744 (22.19%) Finance
14 737 (21.98%) Ansible
15 725 (21.62%) GCP
16 671 (20.01%) Software Engineering
17 643 (19.18%) SQL
18 561 (16.73%) Git (software)
19 539 (16.08%) C#
20 503 (15.00%) .NET
21 489 (14.58%) Puppet
22 484 (14.43%) React
23 470 (14.02%) Node.js
24 448 (13.36%) TDD
25 427 (12.73%) Infrastructure as Code
26 423 (12.62%) Scrum
27 419 (12.50%) Go
28 415 (12.38%) NoSQL
29 414 (12.35%) Fintech
30 387 (11.54%) Google

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 205 (6.11%) Apache
2 203 (6.05%) Elasticsearch
3 160 (4.77%) Apache Spark
4 92 (2.74%) Confluence
5 70 (2.09%) Cloud Foundry
6 35 (1.04%) Tomcat
7 34 (1.01%) Apache Airflow
8 32 (0.95%) nginx
9 31 (0.92%) OpenStack
9 31 (0.92%) WebSphere
10 22 (0.66%) IIS
11 20 (0.60%) WebLogic
12 18 (0.54%) SharePoint
13 17 (0.51%) CMS
14 14 (0.42%) JBoss
15 11 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
16 10 (0.30%) NServiceBus
17 7 (0.21%) Ethereum
17 7 (0.21%) GlassFish
17 7 (0.21%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 14 (0.42%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.089%) Sketch
3 1 (0.030%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (0.57%) Distributed Ledger
1 19 (0.57%) R3 Corda
2 18 (0.54%) SAP Hybris
3 11 (0.33%) Sentinel
4 8 (0.24%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 8 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.089%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.060%) Magento
8 2 (0.060%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.060%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 1 (0.030%) Maximo
9 1 (0.030%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1,775 (52.94%) AWS
2 1,340 (39.96%) Azure
3 725 (21.62%) GCP
4 337 (10.05%) Serverless
5 252 (7.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 250 (7.46%) SaaS
7 206 (6.14%) AWS Lambda
8 205 (6.11%) PaaS
9 185 (5.52%) OpenShift
10 170 (5.07%) Amazon ECS
11 163 (4.86%) GitHub
12 126 (3.76%) Amazon EKS
13 117 (3.49%) IaaS
14 113 (3.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 97 (2.89%) Datadog
16 96 (2.86%) Amazon S3
17 95 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
18 77 (2.30%) Apigee
19 52 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
20 35 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 106 (3.16%) Firewall
2 67 (2.00%) DNS
3 61 (1.82%) TCP/IP
4 55 (1.64%) HTTP
5 51 (1.52%) VPN
6 39 (1.16%) Internet
7 31 (0.92%) Network Security
8 26 (0.78%) HTTPS
9 14 (0.42%) Kerberos
10 11 (0.33%) DHCP
10 11 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
10 11 (0.33%) SSH
10 11 (0.33%) SSL
10 11 (0.33%) WAN
11 9 (0.27%) LAN
12 8 (0.24%) Software-Defined Networking
13 7 (0.21%) Multicast
13 7 (0.21%) SAN
13 7 (0.21%) Skype
13 7 (0.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 415 (12.38%) NoSQL
2 382 (11.39%) SQL Server
3 364 (10.86%) PostgreSQL
4 280 (8.35%) MySQL
5 256 (7.63%) MongoDB
6 189 (5.64%) Big Data
7 141 (4.21%) Redis
8 114 (3.40%) Apache Cassandra
9 98 (2.92%) Hadoop
10 95 (2.83%) Amazon Redshift
11 91 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
12 81 (2.42%) Relational Database
13 74 (2.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 60 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
15 50 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
16 49 (1.46%) Blockchain
17 42 (1.25%) Data Lake
18 38 (1.13%) Cosmos DB
19 30 (0.89%) BigQuery
20 29 (0.86%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 750 (22.37%) Jenkins
2 561 (16.73%) Git (software)
3 256 (7.63%) GitLab
4 199 (5.93%) JIRA
5 139 (4.15%) TeamCity
6 135 (4.03%) Selenium
7 112 (3.34%) Artifactory
8 108 (3.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 89 (2.65%) Octopus Deploy
10 73 (2.18%) Cucumber
11 68 (2.03%) JUnit
12 67 (2.00%) CircleCI
13 64 (1.91%) Bitbucket
14 54 (1.61%) SonarQube
15 47 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
16 46 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
17 44 (1.31%) Maven
17 44 (1.31%) Vagrant
18 40 (1.19%) Gradle
19 39 (1.16%) webpack
General
1 744 (22.19%) Finance
2 244 (7.28%) Banking
3 100 (2.98%) Games
4 99 (2.95%) Public Sector
5 87 (2.59%) Law
6 86 (2.56%) Back Office
7 77 (2.30%) Retail
8 56 (1.67%) Front Office
9 45 (1.34%) Marketing
10 41 (1.22%) Telecoms
11 28 (0.84%) Advertising
12 20 (0.60%) Electronics
12 20 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 20 (0.60%) Manufacturing
13 18 (0.54%) Legal
14 9 (0.27%) Investment Banking
15 8 (0.24%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.18%) Billing
16 6 (0.18%) Digital Economy
16 6 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,062 (31.67%) Developer
2 984 (29.35%) DevOps Engineer
3 359 (10.71%) AWS Engineer
4 303 (9.04%) Java Developer
5 295 (8.80%) AWS DevOps
6 289 (8.62%) Senior Developer
7 262 (7.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 252 (7.52%) Software Engineer
9 248 (7.40%) Senior DevOps
10 238 (7.10%) Architect
11 227 (6.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 183 (5.46%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 162 (4.83%) Azure Engineer
14 137 (4.09%) Java Engineer
15 131 (3.91%) Site Reliability Engineer
16 126 (3.76%) .NET Developer
17 125 (3.73%) Cloud Engineer
18 122 (3.64%) Python Developer
19 116 (3.46%) Azure DevOps Engineer
20 115 (3.43%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 503 (15.00%) .NET
2 484 (14.43%) React
3 470 (14.02%) Node.js
4 384 (11.45%) Kafka
5 349 (10.41%) AngularJS
6 305 (9.10%) Web Services
7 292 (8.71%) Spring
8 284 (8.47%) .NET Core
9 267 (7.96%) REST
10 216 (6.44%) Spring Boot
11 204 (6.08%) HTML
12 202 (6.02%) CSS
13 179 (5.34%) RESTful
14 176 (5.25%) RabbitMQ
15 155 (4.62%) Vue.js
16 136 (4.06%) Redux
17 129 (3.85%) gRPC
18 107 (3.19%) OAuth
19 94 (2.80%) Elastic Stack
20 93 (2.77%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 202 (6.02%) Greenfield Project
2 192 (5.73%) Cloud Native
3 177 (5.28%) Public Cloud
4 147 (4.38%) Hedge funds
5 91 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
6 85 (2.54%) Algorithms
7 72 (2.15%) User Experience
8 61 (1.82%) Mobile App
9 60 (1.79%) Data Structures
10 50 (1.49%) Data Centre
11 47 (1.40%) Equities
11 47 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
12 44 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
13 43 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
14 41 (1.22%) Blog
15 34 (1.01%) Social Network
16 27 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
17 26 (0.78%) Virtual Team
18 25 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
19 20 (0.60%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 846 (25.23%) Linux
2 267 (7.96%) Windows
3 118 (3.52%) Unix
4 69 (2.06%) CentOS
5 65 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 54 (1.61%) Windows Server
7 44 (1.31%) Ubuntu
8 43 (1.28%) Android
9 31 (0.92%) Debian
10 29 (0.86%) VMS
11 27 (0.81%) Apple iOS
12 16 (0.48%) CoreOS
13 12 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (0.24%) zOS
15 6 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
16 5 (0.15%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.12%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.12%) Mesosphere
18 3 (0.089%) Solaris
18 3 (0.089%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,938 (57.80%) DevOps
2 1,285 (38.32%) Agile Software Development
3 1,030 (30.72%) Microservices
4 671 (20.01%) Software Engineering
5 448 (13.36%) TDD
6 427 (12.73%) Infrastructure as Code
7 423 (12.62%) Scrum
8 414 (12.35%) Fintech
9 381 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
10 356 (10.62%) Test Automation
11 316 (9.42%) Mentoring
12 299 (8.92%) Configuration Management
13 269 (8.02%) Machine Learning
14 261 (7.78%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 242 (7.22%) Open Source
16 220 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
17 204 (6.08%) Migration
18 191 (5.70%) Asset Management
18 191 (5.70%) Computer Science
19 190 (5.67%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,332 (39.73%) Python
2 1,086 (32.39%) Java
3 821 (24.49%) JavaScript
4 643 (19.18%) SQL
5 539 (16.08%) C#
6 419 (12.50%) Go
7 334 (9.96%) Bash Shell
8 259 (7.72%) PowerShell
9 225 (6.71%) TypeScript
10 224 (6.68%) Ruby
11 207 (6.17%) PHP
12 180 (5.37%) Scala
13 153 (4.56%) C++
14 150 (4.47%) Java 8
15 137 (4.09%) Kotlin
16 59 (1.76%) C
17 58 (1.73%) Shell Script
18 50 (1.49%) Perl
19 49 (1.46%) Groovy
20 46 (1.37%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 273 (8.14%) Degree
2 126 (3.76%) Security Cleared
3 106 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 96 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 55 (1.64%) Sun Certification
6 47 (1.40%) AWS Certification
7 38 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (0.78%) CCNA
9 22 (0.66%) PhD
10 18 (0.54%) ISTQB
11 12 (0.36%) ISEB
12 11 (0.33%) DV Cleared
12 11 (0.33%) RHCE
13 10 (0.30%) Master's Degree
14 9 (0.27%) CCIE
14 9 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 7 (0.21%) CCNP
15 7 (0.21%) CISSP
15 7 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
15 7 (0.21%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (2.95%) QA
2 23 (0.69%) SLA
3 21 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.60%) NIST
5 13 (0.39%) GDPR
6 11 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.18%) ISO 22301
7 6 (0.18%) PMO
8 4 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.089%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.060%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.060%) IEC 62304
10 2 (0.060%) ISO 13485
10 2 (0.060%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.060%) NCSC
10 2 (0.060%) WCAG
11 1 (0.030%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.030%) EMIR
11 1 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.030%) MiFID
System Software
1 2,460 (73.37%) Docker
2 72 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (1.70%) Active Directory
4 38 (1.13%) vSphere
5 25 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (0.75%) VirtualBox
6 23 (0.69%) Hyper-V
7 15 (0.45%) Xen
8 12 (0.36%) GlusterFS
9 9 (0.27%) HDFS
10 8 (0.24%) Ceph
11 7 (0.21%) Firmware
11 7 (0.21%) Gluster
12 6 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 6 (0.18%) KVM
12 6 (0.18%) LXC
13 5 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.12%) VMware NSX
14 4 (0.12%) zsh
Systems Management
1 1,145 (34.15%) Terraform
2 737 (21.98%) Ansible
3 489 (14.58%) Puppet
4 361 (10.77%) Opscode Chef
5 144 (4.29%) Grafana
6 133 (3.97%) Prometheus
7 67 (2.00%) Istio
8 46 (1.37%) Nagios
9 41 (1.22%) ZABBIX
10 39 (1.16%) Kibana
11 37 (1.10%) logstash
12 33 (0.98%) Docker Swarm
13 32 (0.95%) Packer
14 30 (0.89%) Rancher
15 29 (0.86%) Mesos
16 25 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
17 24 (0.72%) Consul
18 20 (0.60%) Marathon
19 17 (0.51%) Salt
20 16 (0.48%) Opsview
Vendors
1 387 (11.54%) Google
2 230 (6.86%) Microsoft
3 137 (4.09%) VMware
4 120 (3.58%) Oracle
5 99 (2.95%) Splunk
6 86 (2.56%) Red Hat
7 79 (2.36%) New Relic
8 63 (1.88%) IBM
9 58 (1.73%) SAP
10 39 (1.16%) SaltStack
11 35 (1.04%) Dynatrace
12 30 (0.89%) AppDynamics
12 30 (0.89%) Atlassian
13 25 (0.75%) ServiceNow
14 24 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
15 22 (0.66%) Databricks
16 21 (0.63%) Adobe
16 21 (0.63%) Cisco
17 18 (0.54%) hybris
18 16 (0.48%) Facebook