Period
to 26 March 2019

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 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Kubernetes (K8s)
UK > England
6 months to
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 95 230 519
Rank change year-on-year +135 +289 +610
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 4,432 2,496 839
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.22% 1.52% 0.52%
As % of the Systems Management category 27.01% 15.67% 5.84%
Number of salaries quoted 3,606 2,108 690
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - -3.70% -3.57%

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 16,411 15,931 14,365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 11.91% 9.73% 8.88%
Number of salaries quoted 12,894 12,913 11,673
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,825 £31,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +7.48% +1.90% +5.00%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in England

Kubernetes
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Kubernetes in England.

Salary trend for Kubernetes in England

Kubernetes
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in England over the 6 months to 26 March 2019.

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 March 2019. 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 +95 2,770 £72,500 +3.57% 280
South East +164 607 £60,000 +3.45% 69
North of England +80 394 £55,000 +4.76% 68
East of England +110 229 £60,000 - 27
North West +31 229 £60,000 +14.29% 39
South West +111 225 £55,000 +10.00% 27
Midlands +100 177 £57,500 +15.00% 29
Yorkshire +95 152 £55,000 +4.76% 25
West Midlands +74 106 £55,000 +10.00% 23
East Midlands +69 71 £60,000 - 6
North East +12 13 £50,000 -16.67% 4
Kubernetes
UK

For the 6 months to 26 March 2019, 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 3,699 (83.46%) Docker
2 2,629 (59.32%) DevOps
3 2,559 (57.74%) Amazon AWS
4 2,129 (48.04%) Agile Software Development
5 1,854 (41.83%) Python
6 1,822 (41.11%) Linux
7 1,600 (36.10%) Java
8 1,450 (32.72%) Microsoft Azure
9 1,429 (32.24%) Ansible
10 1,380 (31.14%) Microservices
11 1,308 (29.51%) Terraform
12 1,266 (28.56%) Jenkins
13 1,036 (23.38%) Puppet
14 1,012 (22.83%) Google Cloud Platform
15 973 (21.95%) Software Engineering
16 910 (20.53%) Git (software)
17 821 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
18 819 (18.48%) Finance
19 755 (17.04%) JavaScript
20 731 (16.49%) Opscode Chef
21 718 (16.20%) Bash Shell
22 709 (16.00%) Configuration Management
23 670 (15.12%) SQL
24 658 (14.85%) Google
25 616 (13.90%) Node.js
26 598 (13.49%) Open Source
27 592 (13.36%) Go
28 587 (13.24%) Spring
29 579 (13.06%) Ruby
30 565 (12.75%) TDD

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
1 310 (6.99%) Elasticsearch
2 176 (3.97%) Apache Spark
3 172 (3.88%) Apache
4 156 (3.52%) Confluence
5 138 (3.11%) Tomcat
6 113 (2.55%) nginx
7 110 (2.48%) OpenStack
8 76 (1.71%) Cloud Foundry
9 56 (1.26%) IIS
10 54 (1.22%) WebLogic
11 43 (0.97%) WebSphere
12 38 (0.86%) Apache Solr
13 25 (0.56%) JBoss
14 22 (0.50%) CMS
14 22 (0.50%) SharePoint
15 18 (0.41%) Drupal
16 17 (0.38%) Hyperledger
17 12 (0.27%) Alfresco
17 12 (0.27%) Apache Airflow
17 12 (0.27%) Ethereum
Applications
1 13 (0.29%) Chatbot
1 13 (0.29%) Fireworks
2 6 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.090%) HipChat
4 3 (0.068%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.045%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 47 (1.06%) Payment Gateway
2 16 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
3 9 (0.20%) Temenos T24
4 8 (0.18%) Ripple
5 6 (0.14%) Magento
5 6 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.045%) Exstream
7 2 (0.045%) PolarLake
8 1 (0.023%) BigMachines
8 1 (0.023%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.023%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.023%) R3 Corda
8 1 (0.023%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 2,559 (57.74%) Amazon AWS
2 1,450 (32.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,012 (22.83%) Google Cloud Platform
4 350 (7.90%) SaaS
5 292 (6.59%) PaaS
6 280 (6.32%) OpenShift
7 278 (6.27%) GitHub
8 275 (6.20%) AWS CloudFormation
9 237 (5.35%) Serverless
10 232 (5.23%) IaaS
11 192 (4.33%) Cloud Computing
12 148 (3.34%) AWS Lambda
13 147 (3.32%) Amazon EC2
14 127 (2.87%) Amazon S3
15 106 (2.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 54 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 52 (1.17%) Amazon SQS
18 43 (0.97%) Office 365
19 42 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
19 42 (0.95%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 198 (4.47%) Firewall
2 100 (2.26%) TCP/IP
3 92 (2.08%) HTTP
4 88 (1.99%) DNS
5 73 (1.65%) VPN
6 51 (1.15%) Network Security
7 41 (0.93%) Internet
8 38 (0.86%) VLAN
9 37 (0.83%) SAN
10 27 (0.61%) WAN
11 25 (0.56%) LAN
12 18 (0.41%) AMQP
13 17 (0.38%) Cisco Nexus
13 17 (0.38%) DHCP
14 14 (0.32%) SSL
15 13 (0.29%) BIG-IP
16 10 (0.23%) BGP
17 9 (0.20%) IPv4
17 9 (0.20%) IPv6
17 9 (0.20%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 500 (11.28%) NoSQL
2 379 (8.55%) MongoDB
3 364 (8.21%) PostgreSQL
4 342 (7.72%) MySQL
5 322 (7.27%) SQL Server
6 273 (6.16%) Big Data
7 241 (5.44%) Apache Cassandra
8 152 (3.43%) Relational Database
9 142 (3.20%) Hadoop
10 129 (2.91%) Redis
11 121 (2.73%) Amazon RDS
12 107 (2.41%) Blockchain
13 73 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 59 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
15 53 (1.20%) Couchbase
16 50 (1.13%) Amazon Redshift
16 50 (1.13%) RDBMS
17 42 (0.95%) Neo4j
18 39 (0.88%) Oracle Database
19 37 (0.83%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1,266 (28.56%) Jenkins
2 910 (20.53%) Git (software)
3 304 (6.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 285 (6.43%) TeamCity
5 272 (6.14%) Maven
6 267 (6.02%) JIRA
7 219 (4.94%) GitLab
8 187 (4.22%) Gradle
9 178 (4.02%) Vagrant
10 154 (3.47%) Octopus Deploy
11 151 (3.41%) CircleCI
12 131 (2.96%) Selenium
13 125 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
14 111 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
15 107 (2.41%) Subversion
16 106 (2.39%) Travis CI
17 104 (2.35%) Cucumber
18 103 (2.32%) Bitbucket
19 86 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
20 59 (1.33%) Artifactory
General
1 819 (18.48%) Finance
2 219 (4.94%) Retail
3 202 (4.56%) Banking
4 138 (3.11%) Marketing
5 133 (3.00%) Games
6 119 (2.69%) Law
7 96 (2.17%) Telecoms
8 60 (1.35%) Manufacturing
9 58 (1.31%) Electronics
10 46 (1.04%) Investment Banking
10 46 (1.04%) Publishing
11 42 (0.95%) Financial Institution
12 41 (0.93%) Legal
13 29 (0.65%) Front Office
14 24 (0.54%) Advertising
15 15 (0.34%) Automotive
16 10 (0.23%) Back Office
17 8 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.11%) Retail Banking
19 4 (0.090%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 1,471 (33.19%) DevOps Engineer
2 1,265 (28.54%) Developer
3 551 (12.43%) Java Developer
4 370 (8.35%) AWS Engineer
5 349 (7.87%) Senior Developer
6 333 (7.51%) Software Engineer
7 323 (7.29%) Senior DevOps
8 299 (6.75%) AWS DevOps
9 268 (6.05%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 267 (6.02%) Cloud Engineer
11 254 (5.73%) Architect
12 250 (5.64%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 244 (5.51%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 237 (5.35%) Platform Engineer
15 218 (4.92%) Linux Engineer
16 167 (3.77%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 162 (3.66%) Senior Java Developer
18 160 (3.61%) Java Engineer
19 156 (3.52%) .NET Developer
20 138 (3.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 616 (13.90%) Node.js
2 587 (13.24%) Spring
3 535 (12.07%) Web Services
4 524 (11.82%) .NET
5 465 (10.49%) Kafka
6 455 (10.27%) React
7 388 (8.75%) AngularJS
8 382 (8.62%) RESTful
9 356 (8.03%) HTML
10 347 (7.83%) Spring Boot
11 340 (7.67%) REST
12 271 (6.11%) CSS
13 243 (5.48%) .NET Core
14 214 (4.83%) Elastic Stack
15 195 (4.40%) HTML5
16 190 (4.29%) ASP.NET
17 179 (4.04%) RabbitMQ
18 170 (3.84%) ASP.NET Web API
19 162 (3.66%) Redux
20 124 (2.80%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 385 (8.69%) Fintech
2 292 (6.59%) Greenfield Project
3 261 (5.89%) Public Cloud
4 185 (4.17%) Data Centre
5 168 (3.79%) User Experience
6 167 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
7 157 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
8 152 (3.43%) Hybrid Cloud
9 135 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
10 131 (2.96%) Cloud Native
11 109 (2.46%) Mobile App
12 105 (2.37%) Linux Command Line
13 89 (2.01%) Algorithms
14 82 (1.85%) Virtual Team
15 75 (1.69%) Blog
16 66 (1.49%) Robotics
17 44 (0.99%) Data Structures
18 41 (0.93%) NHS
19 40 (0.90%) Renewable Energy
20 33 (0.74%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1,822 (41.11%) Linux
2 533 (12.03%) Windows
3 232 (5.23%) Unix
4 220 (4.96%) CentOS
5 207 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 187 (4.22%) Ubuntu
7 135 (3.05%) Windows Server
8 96 (2.17%) Android
9 63 (1.42%) Apple iOS
10 43 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 42 (0.95%) Fedora
12 41 (0.93%) CoreOS
13 38 (0.86%) Debian
14 26 (0.59%) DC/OS
14 26 (0.59%) Mesosphere
15 23 (0.52%) SUSE
16 18 (0.41%) Solaris
16 18 (0.41%) VMS
17 14 (0.32%) Mac OS
18 12 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,629 (59.32%) DevOps
2 2,129 (48.04%) Agile Software Development
3 1,380 (31.14%) Microservices
4 973 (21.95%) Software Engineering
5 821 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
6 709 (16.00%) Configuration Management
7 598 (13.49%) Open Source
8 565 (12.75%) TDD
9 469 (10.58%) Continuous Delivery
10 446 (10.06%) Test Automation
11 419 (9.45%) Scrum
12 354 (7.99%) Artificial Intelligence
13 335 (7.56%) Computer Science
14 327 (7.38%) Machine Learning
15 308 (6.95%) Mentoring
16 287 (6.48%) Problem-Solving
17 284 (6.41%) Deployment Automation
18 282 (6.36%) BDD
19 243 (5.48%) E-Commerce
20 238 (5.37%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1,854 (41.83%) Python
2 1,600 (36.10%) Java
3 755 (17.04%) JavaScript
4 718 (16.20%) Bash Shell
5 670 (15.12%) SQL
6 592 (13.36%) Go
7 579 (13.06%) Ruby
8 504 (11.37%) C#
9 333 (7.51%) PowerShell
10 324 (7.31%) Scala
11 302 (6.81%) Java 8
12 213 (4.81%) Perl
13 183 (4.13%) C++
13 183 (4.13%) PHP
14 151 (3.41%) TypeScript
15 119 (2.69%) Groovy
16 111 (2.50%) Kotlin
17 91 (2.05%) C
18 77 (1.74%) Shell Script
19 64 (1.44%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 373 (8.42%) Degree
2 140 (3.16%) Security Cleared
3 127 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 113 (2.55%) AWS Certification
5 98 (2.21%) SC Cleared
6 56 (1.26%) Master's Degree
6 56 (1.26%) RHCE
6 56 (1.26%) RHCSA
7 34 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
8 31 (0.70%) DV Cleared
9 19 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (0.29%) PhD
11 13 (0.29%) TOGAF Certification
12 12 (0.27%) CISSP
12 12 (0.27%) MCSE
13 9 (0.20%) CCNA
14 7 (0.16%) CISM
15 6 (0.14%) CompTIA Security+
15 6 (0.14%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (4.81%) QA
2 41 (0.93%) GDPR
3 15 (0.34%) Data Quality
3 15 (0.34%) MiFID
3 15 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.25%) SLA
5 9 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.068%) PSD2
7 2 (0.045%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.023%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.023%) WCAG
System Software
1 3,699 (83.46%) Docker
2 191 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (3.29%) Active Directory
4 95 (2.14%) Hyper-V
5 68 (1.53%) VirtualBox
6 51 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
7 49 (1.11%) vSphere
8 31 (0.70%) oVirt
9 29 (0.65%) RHEV
10 28 (0.63%) Xen
11 27 (0.61%) HDFS
12 24 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
13 23 (0.52%) KVM
14 15 (0.34%) Varnish
15 14 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 12 (0.27%) pfSense
16 12 (0.27%) VMware NSX
17 11 (0.25%) etcd
17 11 (0.25%) NFS
18 10 (0.23%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 1,429 (32.24%) Ansible
2 1,308 (29.51%) Terraform
3 1,036 (23.38%) Puppet
4 731 (16.49%) Opscode Chef
5 268 (6.05%) Prometheus
6 261 (5.89%) Docker Swarm
7 181 (4.08%) Packer
8 171 (3.86%) Grafana
9 149 (3.36%) Salt
10 106 (2.39%) Consul
11 100 (2.26%) Mesos
12 99 (2.23%) Nagios
13 89 (2.01%) Rancher
14 78 (1.76%) Graphite
15 67 (1.51%) ZABBIX
16 47 (1.06%) Opsview
17 44 (0.99%) Kibana
18 41 (0.93%) CFEngine
19 37 (0.83%) HAProxy
19 37 (0.83%) Marathon
Vendors
1 658 (14.85%) Google
2 352 (7.94%) Microsoft
3 337 (7.60%) Red Hat
4 274 (6.18%) Oracle
5 231 (5.21%) VMware
6 174 (3.93%) Splunk
7 171 (3.86%) Atlassian
8 74 (1.67%) SAP
9 68 (1.53%) New Relic
10 63 (1.42%) Cisco
11 61 (1.38%) IBM
12 54 (1.22%) AppDynamics
13 48 (1.08%) WorldPay
14 42 (0.95%) SaltStack
15 37 (0.83%) ForgeRock
16 32 (0.72%) Dynatrace
17 28 (0.63%) CheckPoint
17 28 (0.63%) Hortonworks
18 27 (0.61%) Cloudera
19 26 (0.59%) F5