Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
UK > England
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 31 62
Rank change year-on-year +8 +31 +78
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 10,209 3,394 5,606
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 9.16% 7.47% 4.46%
As % of the Systems Management category 53.58% 44.48% 33.81%
Number of salaries quoted 6,351 2,929 4,612
10th Percentile £45,057 £43,750 £42,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £51,250 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +3.70%
75th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £85,313
90th Percentile £110,000 £106,250 £100,000
UK median annual salary £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +11.54% -7.14% +3.70%

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 19,055 7,630 16,580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.10% 16.79% 13.19%
Number of salaries quoted 12,214 6,388 12,864
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,957 £32,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £62,500 £59,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% +5.93% +7.27%
75th Percentile £87,500 £78,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £92,125
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%

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 27 October 2021.

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 27 October 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 +4 6,377 £85,000 +9.68% 1,019
North of England +20 1,252 £60,000 +9.09% 212
South East +5 1,147 £65,000 +13.04% 193
Yorkshire +17 608 £57,500 +4.55% 62
North West +7 540 £62,500 +13.64% 136
Midlands +4 510 £60,000 +9.09% 99
South West +3 401 £57,500 +9.52% 99
West Midlands +3 398 £60,000 +4.35% 68
East of England +6 229 £60,000 +17.07% 95
East Midlands +4 110 £60,000 +26.32% 30
North East +27 105 £52,500 +2.44% 14
Kubernetes
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 England region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 7,473 (73.20%) Docker
2 5,468 (53.56%) AWS
3 5,189 (50.83%) DevOps
4 4,837 (47.38%) Agile Software Development
5 3,918 (38.38%) Azure
6 3,811 (37.33%) Terraform
7 3,675 (36.00%) Python
8 3,431 (33.61%) Java
9 3,308 (32.40%) Software Engineering
10 3,231 (31.65%) Microservices
11 2,731 (26.75%) JavaScript
12 2,703 (26.48%) React
13 2,581 (25.28%) GCP
14 2,414 (23.65%) Finance
15 2,333 (22.85%) Jenkins
16 2,059 (20.17%) Linux
17 1,927 (18.88%) Git (software)
18 1,894 (18.55%) Infrastructure as Code
19 1,881 (18.42%) SQL
20 1,866 (18.28%) Node.js
21 1,842 (18.04%) C#
22 1,741 (17.05%) Ansible
23 1,718 (16.83%) Social Skills
24 1,628 (15.95%) Go
25 1,581 (15.49%) Full Stack Development
26 1,577 (15.45%) TypeScript
27 1,576 (15.44%) .NET
28 1,570 (15.38%) TDD
29 1,512 (14.81%) Kafka
30 1,379 (13.51%) Serverless

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
1 596 (5.84%) Elasticsearch
2 410 (4.02%) Apache Spark
3 286 (2.80%) Apache
4 251 (2.46%) Confluence
5 170 (1.67%) Apache Airflow
6 151 (1.48%) nginx
7 122 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
8 85 (0.83%) OpenStack
9 70 (0.69%) Tomcat
10 64 (0.63%) Apache Solr
11 62 (0.61%) IIS
12 47 (0.46%) CMS
13 42 (0.41%) Jupyter
14 37 (0.36%) Tornado
15 32 (0.31%) GemFire
16 29 (0.28%) Apache Pulsar
17 28 (0.27%) JBoss
18 27 (0.26%) SharePoint
19 24 (0.24%) Drupal
20 17 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 35 (0.34%) Sketch
2 25 (0.24%) Figma
3 22 (0.22%) InVision
4 19 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
4 19 (0.19%) Photoshop
5 14 (0.14%) GIMP
6 12 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
6 12 (0.12%) MS Visio
7 10 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.088%) Microsoft Excel
8 9 (0.088%) SOLIDWORKS
9 8 (0.078%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 6 (0.059%) Chatbot
11 5 (0.049%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.010%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 30 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
2 21 (0.21%) Magento
2 21 (0.21%) R3 Corda
3 16 (0.16%) Sentinel
3 16 (0.16%) Shopify
4 14 (0.14%) MetaTrader
4 14 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
5 9 (0.088%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 8 (0.078%) Primavera
7 5 (0.049%) SDL Web 8
8 4 (0.039%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.010%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.010%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5,468 (53.56%) AWS
2 3,918 (38.38%) Azure
3 2,581 (25.28%) GCP
4 1,379 (13.51%) Serverless
5 830 (8.13%) SaaS
6 828 (8.11%) AWS CloudFormation
7 806 (7.89%) GitHub
8 681 (6.67%) PaaS
9 656 (6.43%) AWS Lambda
10 502 (4.92%) OpenShift
11 461 (4.52%) Amazon S3
12 449 (4.40%) Amazon EKS
13 386 (3.78%) IaaS
14 336 (3.29%) Amazon SQS
15 333 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
16 314 (3.08%) Amazon ECS
17 261 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
18 172 (1.68%) AWS Step Functions
19 168 (1.65%) Pulumi
20 159 (1.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 393 (3.85%) HTTP
2 231 (2.26%) Firewall
3 146 (1.43%) DNS
4 127 (1.24%) Internet
5 126 (1.23%) TCP/IP
6 119 (1.17%) VPN
7 76 (0.74%) Broadband
8 74 (0.72%) Kerberos
9 60 (0.59%) SSL
10 47 (0.46%) Network Security
11 45 (0.44%) SSH
12 32 (0.31%) IPv6
12 32 (0.31%) SMTP
13 31 (0.30%) Calico
13 31 (0.30%) DHCP
14 30 (0.29%) MQTT
15 28 (0.27%) Skype
16 27 (0.26%) WAN
17 26 (0.25%) LAN
18 23 (0.23%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,327 (13.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1,247 (12.21%) NoSQL
3 897 (8.79%) MongoDB
4 879 (8.61%) MySQL
5 642 (6.29%) Redis
6 636 (6.23%) Big Data
7 599 (5.87%) Relational Database
8 592 (5.80%) SQL Server
9 572 (5.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 354 (3.47%) Amazon RDS
11 302 (2.96%) Hadoop
12 249 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
13 206 (2.02%) Blockchain
14 169 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
14 169 (1.66%) BigQuery
15 166 (1.63%) Amazon Redshift
16 161 (1.58%) Amazon Aurora
17 151 (1.48%) RDBMS
18 113 (1.11%) Amazon Athena
18 113 (1.11%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 2,333 (22.85%) Jenkins
2 1,927 (18.88%) Git (software)
3 789 (7.73%) GitLab
4 608 (5.96%) JIRA
5 378 (3.70%) Selenium
6 367 (3.59%) Maven
7 311 (3.05%) Octopus Deploy
8 297 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 296 (2.90%) TeamCity
10 279 (2.73%) Cypress.io
11 261 (2.56%) CircleCI
12 237 (2.32%) JUnit
13 232 (2.27%) webpack
14 222 (2.17%) Gradle
15 204 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
16 203 (1.99%) SonarQube
17 177 (1.73%) Artifactory
18 166 (1.63%) Bitbucket
19 157 (1.54%) Cucumber
20 146 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2,414 (23.65%) Finance
2 1,718 (16.83%) Social Skills
3 540 (5.29%) Banking
4 523 (5.12%) Retail
5 354 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
6 311 (3.05%) Games
7 306 (3.00%) Public Sector
8 305 (2.99%) Front Office
9 288 (2.82%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 232 (2.27%) Marketing
11 192 (1.88%) Law
12 172 (1.68%) Presentation Skills
13 151 (1.48%) Manufacturing
14 135 (1.32%) Telecoms
15 111 (1.09%) Legal
16 102 (1.00%) Financial Institution
17 92 (0.90%) Influencing Skills
18 91 (0.89%) Advertising
19 84 (0.82%) Automotive
20 83 (0.81%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,774 (27.17%) Developer
2 2,118 (20.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 1,639 (16.05%) Software Engineer
4 730 (7.15%) Senior Developer
5 668 (6.54%) Architect
6 640 (6.27%) AWS Engineer
7 630 (6.17%) Java Developer
8 528 (5.17%) Senior Software Engineer
9 523 (5.12%) Senior DevOps
10 511 (5.01%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 504 (4.94%) AWS DevOps
12 483 (4.73%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 430 (4.21%) Cloud Engineer
14 412 (4.04%) Full Stack Developer
15 408 (4.00%) Platform Engineer
16 380 (3.72%) React Developer
17 374 (3.66%) Azure Engineer
18 367 (3.59%) Java Engineer
19 304 (2.98%) Software Developer
20 303 (2.97%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,703 (26.48%) React
2 1,866 (18.28%) Node.js
3 1,576 (15.44%) .NET
4 1,512 (14.81%) Kafka
5 1,238 (12.13%) Spring
6 1,122 (10.99%) AngularJS
7 1,058 (10.36%) Web Services
8 1,023 (10.02%) REST
9 923 (9.04%) .NET Core
10 920 (9.01%) Spring Boot
11 803 (7.87%) RESTful
12 749 (7.34%) GraphQL
13 671 (6.57%) HTML
14 634 (6.21%) CSS
15 549 (5.38%) Vue.js
16 500 (4.90%) RabbitMQ
17 374 (3.66%) Redux
18 353 (3.46%) React Native
19 340 (3.33%) JSON
20 332 (3.25%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 736 (7.21%) Cloud Native
2 590 (5.78%) User Experience
3 552 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
4 454 (4.45%) Algorithms
5 448 (4.39%) Public Cloud
6 311 (3.05%) Mobile App
7 247 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
8 237 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
9 193 (1.89%) Hedge funds
10 191 (1.87%) Data Centre
11 185 (1.81%) Virtual Team
12 154 (1.51%) Data Structures
12 154 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
13 153 (1.50%) Blog
14 148 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
15 123 (1.20%) Equities
16 115 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 105 (1.03%) Derivative
17 105 (1.03%) Social Media
18 102 (1.00%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2,059 (20.17%) Linux
2 523 (5.12%) Windows
3 325 (3.18%) Unix
4 148 (1.45%) Android
5 140 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 131 (1.28%) Apple iOS
7 98 (0.96%) Windows Server
8 81 (0.79%) Ubuntu
9 73 (0.72%) CentOS
10 68 (0.67%) VMS
11 53 (0.52%) Mesosphere
12 28 (0.27%) Debian
13 23 (0.23%) Mac OS
14 17 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
15 15 (0.15%) CoreOS
16 14 (0.14%) SUSE
17 13 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
18 8 (0.078%) Windows Server 2019
19 7 (0.069%) Solaris
20 6 (0.059%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,189 (50.83%) DevOps
2 4,837 (47.38%) Agile Software Development
3 3,308 (32.40%) Software Engineering
4 3,231 (31.65%) Microservices
5 1,894 (18.55%) Infrastructure as Code
6 1,581 (15.49%) Full Stack Development
7 1,570 (15.38%) TDD
8 1,240 (12.15%) Test Automation
9 1,224 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
10 1,221 (11.96%) Scrum
11 1,168 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
12 1,088 (10.66%) Mentoring
13 890 (8.72%) Analytics
14 858 (8.40%) Fintech
15 837 (8.20%) Configuration Management
16 802 (7.86%) Computer Science
17 796 (7.80%) Machine Learning
18 787 (7.71%) Open Source
19 758 (7.42%) Artificial Intelligence
20 695 (6.81%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3,675 (36.00%) Python
2 3,431 (33.61%) Java
3 2,731 (26.75%) JavaScript
4 1,881 (18.42%) SQL
5 1,842 (18.04%) C#
6 1,628 (15.95%) Go
7 1,577 (15.45%) TypeScript
8 1,064 (10.42%) Bash Shell
9 798 (7.82%) PowerShell
10 757 (7.42%) Ruby
11 684 (6.70%) Scala
12 624 (6.11%) Kotlin
13 427 (4.18%) C++
14 424 (4.15%) PHP
15 317 (3.11%) Java 8
16 201 (1.97%) Rust
17 198 (1.94%) C
18 187 (1.83%) ES6
19 173 (1.69%) Groovy
20 159 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 953 (9.33%) Degree
2 472 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 425 (4.16%) Security Cleared
4 344 (3.37%) SC Cleared
5 153 (1.50%) AWS Certification
6 148 (1.45%) Master's Degree
7 68 (0.67%) OCP
7 68 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
8 33 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (0.29%) PhD
10 29 (0.28%) DBS Check
11 26 (0.25%) CISSP
12 21 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
13 20 (0.20%) SANS
14 16 (0.16%) DV Cleared
15 14 (0.14%) TOGAF Certification
16 12 (0.12%) CISM
16 12 (0.12%) GIAC
17 11 (0.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 11 (0.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 645 (6.32%) QA
2 135 (1.32%) GDPR
3 84 (0.82%) Accessibility
4 59 (0.58%) SLA
5 56 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 45 (0.44%) PSD2
7 33 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 32 (0.31%) GxP
9 21 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 21 (0.21%) WCAG
10 15 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 15 (0.15%) GRC
11 10 (0.098%) NIST
12 4 (0.039%) IASME
12 4 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.020%) ISO 8583
13 2 (0.020%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.020%) PMO
14 1 (0.010%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 7,473 (73.20%) Docker
2 164 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 142 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 120 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
5 59 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 36 (0.35%) Hyper-V
7 31 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
8 27 (0.26%) ISA Server
8 27 (0.26%) VirtualBox
9 23 (0.23%) Varnish
10 21 (0.21%) KVM
11 18 (0.18%) Ceph
12 17 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (0.13%) HDFS
14 11 (0.11%) LXC
14 11 (0.11%) NFS
15 10 (0.098%) vSphere
16 9 (0.088%) Virtual Desktop
17 7 (0.069%) Postfix
18 6 (0.059%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3,811 (37.33%) Terraform
2 1,741 (17.05%) Ansible
3 1,055 (10.33%) Puppet
4 882 (8.64%) Opscode Chef
5 694 (6.80%) Prometheus
6 681 (6.67%) Grafana
7 221 (2.16%) Istio
8 151 (1.48%) Docker Swarm
9 137 (1.34%) Kibana
10 126 (1.23%) Consul
11 116 (1.14%) Packer
12 115 (1.13%) Rancher
13 91 (0.89%) Graphite
14 72 (0.71%) logstash
14 72 (0.71%) Nagios
15 62 (0.61%) ZABBIX
16 58 (0.57%) Mesos
17 54 (0.53%) HAProxy
18 53 (0.52%) Salt
19 52 (0.51%) Opsgenie
Vendors
1 1,089 (10.67%) Google
2 748 (7.33%) Microsoft
3 480 (4.70%) Oracle
4 233 (2.28%) Splunk
5 219 (2.15%) VMware
6 212 (2.08%) Red Hat
7 142 (1.39%) SaltStack
8 140 (1.37%) IBM
9 130 (1.27%) New Relic
10 95 (0.93%) SAP
11 75 (0.73%) Atlassian
12 68 (0.67%) Dynatrace
13 59 (0.58%) Apple
14 57 (0.56%) LexisNexis
15 43 (0.42%) Facebook
16 42 (0.41%) Adobe
16 42 (0.41%) Cisco
17 40 (0.39%) YouTube
18 39 (0.38%) Cloudera
19 38 (0.37%) Hortonworks