Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 54 117 268
Rank change year-on-year +63 +151 +369
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 5,426 4,079 2,083
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.67% 2.89% 1.28%
As % of the Systems Management category 36.15% 25.12% 14.09%
Number of salaries quoted 4,384 3,271 1,784
England median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -3.70%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £43,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -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 15,011 16,235 14,784
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.91% 11.51% 9.06%
Number of salaries quoted 11,544 12,735 12,198
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +5.77%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +36 3,491 £77,500 +6.90% 735
South East +71 685 £60,000 +9.09% 114
North of England +72 487 £55,000 - 175
South West +90 312 £50,000 -9.09% 60
Yorkshire +78 240 £55,000 +4.76% 54
North West +52 237 £55,087 +0.16% 105
Midlands +63 202 £54,000 -10.00% 91
East of England +35 192 £57,500 -4.17% 68
West Midlands +59 129 £55,000 -4.35% 64
East Midlands +18 69 £52,500 -12.50% 27
North East +15 10 £42,500 -17.07% 16
Kubernetes
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 4,402 (81.13%) Docker
2 3,179 (58.59%) DevOps
3 2,992 (55.14%) AWS
4 2,441 (44.99%) Agile Software Development
5 2,146 (39.55%) Python
6 2,112 (38.92%) Java
7 1,910 (35.20%) Azure
8 1,788 (32.95%) Microservices
9 1,738 (32.03%) Terraform
10 1,711 (31.53%) Linux
11 1,533 (28.25%) Ansible
12 1,332 (24.55%) GCP
13 1,289 (23.76%) Jenkins
14 1,284 (23.66%) Software Engineering
15 1,273 (23.46%) JavaScript
16 1,052 (19.39%) Finance
17 1,026 (18.91%) Git (software)
18 1,019 (18.78%) SQL
19 1,009 (18.60%) Puppet
20 933 (17.19%) TDD
21 845 (15.57%) Continuous Integration
22 788 (14.52%) Node.js
23 786 (14.49%) C#
24 772 (14.23%) React
25 737 (13.58%) Google
26 732 (13.49%) Opscode Chef
27 730 (13.45%) Go
28 728 (13.42%) Configuration Management
29 723 (13.32%) Bash Shell
30 718 (13.23%) Scrum

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
1 344 (6.34%) Apache Spark
2 246 (4.53%) Elasticsearch
3 170 (3.13%) Apache
4 169 (3.11%) Confluence
5 130 (2.40%) OpenStack
6 95 (1.75%) nginx
7 89 (1.64%) Tomcat
8 85 (1.57%) Cloud Foundry
9 53 (0.98%) IIS
10 44 (0.81%) CMS
11 36 (0.66%) WordPress
12 31 (0.57%) SharePoint
13 29 (0.53%) Apache Airflow
14 28 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
15 26 (0.48%) JBoss
16 22 (0.41%) Drupal
17 21 (0.39%) WebSphere
18 20 (0.37%) Ethereum
19 16 (0.29%) Skype for Business
19 16 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (0.15%) Chatbot
2 4 (0.074%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.055%) HipChat
3 3 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.037%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (0.037%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.018%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 54 (1.00%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
3 4 (0.074%) Quorum
3 4 (0.074%) R3 Corda
4 2 (0.037%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.037%) OpenCart
4 2 (0.037%) SDL Web 8
4 2 (0.037%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.018%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.018%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.018%) Magento
5 1 (0.018%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.018%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.018%) Revive Adserver
5 1 (0.018%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2,992 (55.14%) AWS
2 1,910 (35.20%) Azure
3 1,332 (24.55%) GCP
4 451 (8.31%) OpenShift
5 398 (7.34%) AWS CloudFormation
6 348 (6.41%) Serverless
7 308 (5.68%) SaaS
8 300 (5.53%) GitHub
9 276 (5.09%) PaaS
10 256 (4.72%) AWS Lambda
11 250 (4.61%) Amazon EC2
12 235 (4.33%) Amazon ECS
13 210 (3.87%) Amazon S3
14 181 (3.34%) IaaS
15 176 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
16 94 (1.73%) Amazon EKS
17 86 (1.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 80 (1.47%) Amazon Kinesis
19 76 (1.40%) Amazon SQS
20 70 (1.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 210 (3.87%) Firewall
2 131 (2.41%) VPN
3 124 (2.29%) TCP/IP
4 106 (1.95%) DNS
4 106 (1.95%) Internet
5 62 (1.14%) HTTP
6 37 (0.68%) DHCP
7 36 (0.66%) SSL
8 35 (0.65%) LAN
9 31 (0.57%) WAN
10 23 (0.42%) DMZ
10 23 (0.42%) Skype
11 21 (0.39%) HTTPS
12 17 (0.31%) MPLS
12 17 (0.31%) Network Security
13 15 (0.28%) VLAN
14 10 (0.18%) BGP
14 10 (0.18%) SMTP
14 10 (0.18%) Wireshark
14 10 (0.18%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 698 (12.86%) NoSQL
2 487 (8.98%) PostgreSQL
3 412 (7.59%) MySQL
4 383 (7.06%) Big Data
5 355 (6.54%) MongoDB
6 324 (5.97%) SQL Server
7 234 (4.31%) Relational Database
8 227 (4.18%) Redis
9 222 (4.09%) Hadoop
10 200 (3.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 181 (3.34%) Amazon RDS
12 140 (2.58%) Amazon Redshift
13 110 (2.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 93 (1.71%) RDBMS
15 75 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
16 74 (1.36%) Blockchain
17 69 (1.27%) Neo4j
18 37 (0.68%) Amazon Athena
19 35 (0.65%) Apache Hive
19 35 (0.65%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 1,289 (23.76%) Jenkins
2 1,026 (18.91%) Git (software)
3 391 (7.21%) JIRA
4 249 (4.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 242 (4.46%) TeamCity
6 237 (4.37%) GitLab
7 191 (3.52%) Maven
8 177 (3.26%) Artifactory
9 167 (3.08%) Bitbucket
10 154 (2.84%) Octopus Deploy
11 150 (2.76%) Selenium
12 148 (2.73%) CircleCI
13 120 (2.21%) Vagrant
14 100 (1.84%) Cucumber
15 92 (1.70%) JUnit
16 90 (1.66%) Gradle
17 86 (1.58%) SonarQube
18 84 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
19 78 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
20 73 (1.35%) JMeter
General
1 1,052 (19.39%) Finance
2 361 (6.65%) Banking
3 234 (4.31%) Retail
4 188 (3.46%) Public Sector
5 186 (3.43%) Front Office
6 142 (2.62%) Games
7 103 (1.90%) Marketing
8 80 (1.47%) Automotive
9 61 (1.12%) Law
10 58 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 48 (0.88%) Investment Banking
12 47 (0.87%) Advertising
13 45 (0.83%) Telecoms
14 33 (0.61%) Billing
15 30 (0.55%) Electronics
16 28 (0.52%) Legal
17 21 (0.39%) Financial Institution
18 13 (0.24%) Retail Banking
19 11 (0.20%) Back Office
20 10 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,552 (28.60%) Developer
2 1,481 (27.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 542 (9.99%) Java Developer
4 533 (9.82%) Software Engineer
5 403 (7.43%) Senior Developer
6 339 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
7 334 (6.16%) Cloud Engineer
8 318 (5.86%) Senior DevOps
9 286 (5.27%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 273 (5.03%) Java Engineer
11 264 (4.87%) Architect
12 239 (4.40%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 218 (4.02%) Java Software Engineer
14 217 (4.00%) Senior Software Engineer
15 216 (3.98%) Platform Engineer
16 215 (3.96%) AWS DevOps
17 197 (3.63%) .NET Developer
17 197 (3.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
18 193 (3.56%) Software Developer
19 181 (3.34%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 788 (14.52%) Node.js
2 772 (14.23%) React
3 708 (13.05%) .NET
4 647 (11.92%) Kafka
5 601 (11.08%) Spring
6 576 (10.62%) AngularJS
7 568 (10.47%) Web Services
8 532 (9.80%) REST
9 473 (8.72%) RESTful
10 460 (8.48%) Spring Boot
11 428 (7.89%) HTML
12 376 (6.93%) CSS
13 313 (5.77%) .NET Core
14 241 (4.44%) RabbitMQ
15 225 (4.15%) Elastic Stack
16 196 (3.61%) HTML5
17 183 (3.37%) ASP.NET
18 176 (3.24%) JSON
19 166 (3.06%) Vue.js
20 134 (2.47%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 468 (8.63%) Greenfield Project
2 331 (6.10%) Public Cloud
3 210 (3.87%) Cloud Native
4 208 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
5 156 (2.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 135 (2.49%) Hedge funds
6 135 (2.49%) User Experience
7 126 (2.32%) Algorithms
7 126 (2.32%) Data Centre
8 118 (2.17%) Fixed Income
9 108 (1.99%) Data Structures
9 108 (1.99%) Mobile App
10 107 (1.97%) Blog
11 102 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
12 90 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
13 85 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
14 79 (1.46%) Derivative
15 63 (1.16%) Equity Derivative
16 56 (1.03%) Equities
17 45 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1,711 (31.53%) Linux
2 570 (10.50%) Windows
3 319 (5.88%) Unix
4 190 (3.50%) CentOS
5 146 (2.69%) Windows Server
6 139 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 129 (2.38%) Android
8 121 (2.23%) Apple iOS
9 101 (1.86%) Mac OS X
10 77 (1.42%) Ubuntu
11 41 (0.76%) Debian
12 40 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (0.44%) Mesosphere
14 18 (0.33%) Fedora
15 14 (0.26%) Kali Linux
16 13 (0.24%) Mac OS
17 12 (0.22%) CoreOS
18 10 (0.18%) VMS
19 8 (0.15%) Windows 10
20 7 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,179 (58.59%) DevOps
2 2,441 (44.99%) Agile Software Development
3 1,788 (32.95%) Microservices
4 1,284 (23.66%) Software Engineering
5 933 (17.19%) TDD
6 845 (15.57%) Continuous Integration
7 728 (13.42%) Configuration Management
8 718 (13.23%) Scrum
9 670 (12.35%) Infrastructure as Code
10 654 (12.05%) Open Source
11 590 (10.87%) Fintech
11 590 (10.87%) Test Automation
12 489 (9.01%) Mentoring
13 444 (8.18%) Continuous Delivery
14 443 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
15 413 (7.61%) Computer Science
16 379 (6.98%) Machine Learning
17 370 (6.82%) BDD
18 366 (6.75%) Migration
19 345 (6.36%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2,146 (39.55%) Python
2 2,112 (38.92%) Java
3 1,273 (23.46%) JavaScript
4 1,019 (18.78%) SQL
5 786 (14.49%) C#
6 730 (13.45%) Go
7 723 (13.32%) Bash Shell
8 572 (10.54%) Ruby
9 458 (8.44%) PowerShell
10 439 (8.09%) Java 8
11 349 (6.43%) Scala
12 319 (5.88%) C++
13 301 (5.55%) TypeScript
14 272 (5.01%) Kotlin
15 218 (4.02%) PHP
16 164 (3.02%) Perl
17 142 (2.62%) R
18 130 (2.40%) Shell Script
19 106 (1.95%) C
20 90 (1.66%) ES6
Qualifications
1 445 (8.20%) Degree
2 248 (4.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 139 (2.56%) Security Cleared
4 77 (1.42%) AWS Certification
5 74 (1.36%) SC Cleared
6 57 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 55 (1.01%) DV Cleared
8 40 (0.74%) Master's Degree
9 39 (0.72%) CCNA
9 39 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
10 38 (0.70%) PhD
10 38 (0.70%) RHCE
11 35 (0.65%) MCSE
12 32 (0.59%) SANS
13 31 (0.57%) CISSP
14 29 (0.53%) CompTIA Security+
15 27 (0.50%) GIAC
15 27 (0.50%) Linux+ Certification
15 27 (0.50%) Network+ Certification
15 27 (0.50%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 259 (4.77%) QA
2 31 (0.57%) SLA
3 17 (0.31%) Data Quality
3 17 (0.31%) GDPR
4 15 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.13%) HIPAA
6 7 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.074%) MiFID
8 3 (0.055%) NCSC
9 1 (0.018%) NIST
9 1 (0.018%) PSD2
System Software
1 4,402 (81.13%) Docker
2 143 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (1.99%) Active Directory
4 77 (1.42%) VirtualBox
5 67 (1.23%) Hyper-V
6 61 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
7 31 (0.57%) vSphere
8 27 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (0.46%) KVM
9 25 (0.46%) NFS
10 23 (0.42%) Xen
11 21 (0.39%) LXC
11 21 (0.39%) oVirt
12 17 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 16 (0.29%) Ceph
14 13 (0.24%) Samba
15 10 (0.18%) etcd
15 10 (0.18%) RHEV
16 7 (0.13%) OpenSSH
16 7 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1,738 (32.03%) Terraform
2 1,533 (28.25%) Ansible
3 1,009 (18.60%) Puppet
4 732 (13.49%) Opscode Chef
5 281 (5.18%) Docker Swarm
6 230 (4.24%) Prometheus
7 219 (4.04%) Packer
8 185 (3.41%) Grafana
9 133 (2.45%) Consul
10 131 (2.41%) Nagios
11 119 (2.19%) Rancher
12 111 (2.05%) Salt
13 95 (1.75%) ZABBIX
14 93 (1.71%) Mesos
15 89 (1.64%) Istio
16 71 (1.31%) Kibana
17 66 (1.22%) Graphite
18 42 (0.77%) Marathon
19 34 (0.63%) Opsview
20 31 (0.57%) logstash
Vendors
1 737 (13.58%) Google
2 398 (7.34%) Microsoft
3 209 (3.85%) VMware
4 208 (3.83%) Red Hat
5 197 (3.63%) Oracle
6 110 (2.03%) Splunk
7 92 (1.70%) Atlassian
8 91 (1.68%) IBM
9 85 (1.57%) Cloudera
10 62 (1.14%) Hortonworks
11 60 (1.11%) WorldPay
12 58 (1.07%) SaltStack
13 49 (0.90%) AppDynamics
14 41 (0.76%) Dynatrace
15 40 (0.74%) Sitecore
16 38 (0.70%) Cisco
17 36 (0.66%) Talend
18 35 (0.65%) Facebook
19 34 (0.63%) hybris
20 33 (0.61%) Informatica