Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 145 323
Rank change year-on-year +85 +178 +500
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 5,609 3,656 1,740
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.42% 2.39% 1.06%
As % of the Systems Management category 33.84% 22.43% 11.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4,575 2,923 1,443
England median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -10.34%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,250 £43,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £94,350 £97,250
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -7.14%

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 16,575 16,300 14,804
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.07% 10.64% 9.01%
Number of salaries quoted 12,639 12,983 12,218
England median annual salary £59,102 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.46% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +60 3,540 £75,000 - 628
South East +107 740 £60,000 +9.09% 130
North of England +63 493 £55,000 +4.76% 160
South West +138 397 £55,000 - 70
Yorkshire +66 253 £52,500 +5.00% 60
North West +29 217 £60,000 +14.29% 75
Midlands +91 206 £52,500 -8.70% 74
East of England +53 193 £55,000 -5.38% 96
West Midlands +53 115 £54,000 -6.09% 47
East Midlands +78 88 £50,000 -14.53% 25
North East +10 23 £50,000 -4.76% 25
Kubernetes
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 4,693 (83.67%) Docker
2 3,411 (60.81%) DevOps
3 3,283 (58.53%) AWS
4 2,555 (45.55%) Agile Software Development
5 2,327 (41.49%) Python
6 2,164 (38.58%) Java
7 1,993 (35.53%) Azure
8 1,914 (34.12%) Linux
9 1,905 (33.96%) Terraform
10 1,845 (32.89%) Microservices
11 1,685 (30.04%) Ansible
12 1,525 (27.19%) Jenkins
13 1,435 (25.58%) GCP
14 1,252 (22.32%) Software Engineering
15 1,251 (22.30%) Puppet
16 1,155 (20.59%) JavaScript
17 1,054 (18.79%) Git (software)
18 945 (16.85%) Opscode Chef
19 942 (16.79%) Continuous Integration
20 935 (16.67%) Finance
21 882 (15.72%) TDD
22 870 (15.51%) SQL
23 831 (14.82%) Bash Shell
24 821 (14.64%) Go
25 806 (14.37%) Configuration Management
26 798 (14.23%) Google
27 749 (13.35%) Node.js
28 746 (13.30%) React
29 734 (13.09%) Infrastructure as Code
30 703 (12.53%) C#

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
1 366 (6.53%) Apache Spark
2 333 (5.94%) Elasticsearch
3 229 (4.08%) Confluence
4 205 (3.65%) Apache
5 170 (3.03%) OpenStack
6 149 (2.66%) nginx
7 108 (1.93%) Tomcat
8 77 (1.37%) Cloud Foundry
9 63 (1.12%) IIS
10 55 (0.98%) CMS
11 41 (0.73%) JBoss
12 38 (0.68%) WebLogic
13 31 (0.55%) Drupal
14 29 (0.52%) WordPress
15 28 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
16 26 (0.46%) Skype for Business
17 24 (0.43%) SharePoint
18 23 (0.41%) WebSphere
19 21 (0.37%) SAS
20 17 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 15 (0.27%) Chatbot
2 8 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
3 7 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.071%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.053%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.036%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.018%) HipChat
7 1 (0.018%) SPSS
7 1 (0.018%) Stata
7 1 (0.018%) Weka
Business Applications
1 87 (1.55%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.11%) Quorum
2 6 (0.11%) R3 Corda
3 3 (0.053%) SDL Web 8
4 2 (0.036%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.036%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.036%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.036%) OpenCart
4 2 (0.036%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.036%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.018%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.018%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.018%) Magento
5 1 (0.018%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.018%) Revive Adserver
5 1 (0.018%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3,283 (58.53%) AWS
2 1,993 (35.53%) Azure
3 1,435 (25.58%) GCP
4 454 (8.09%) OpenShift
5 439 (7.83%) AWS CloudFormation
6 401 (7.15%) Serverless
7 368 (6.56%) PaaS
8 352 (6.28%) SaaS
9 299 (5.33%) Amazon EC2
10 288 (5.13%) AWS Lambda
11 274 (4.89%) Amazon ECS
12 253 (4.51%) GitHub
13 243 (4.33%) Amazon S3
14 241 (4.30%) IaaS
15 145 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
16 124 (2.21%) Amazon SQS
17 83 (1.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 76 (1.35%) Amazon EKS
18 76 (1.35%) Datadog
19 73 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 248 (4.42%) Firewall
2 161 (2.87%) TCP/IP
3 152 (2.71%) VPN
4 97 (1.73%) HTTP
5 91 (1.62%) Internet
6 88 (1.57%) DNS
7 42 (0.75%) Network Security
8 38 (0.68%) HTTPS
9 35 (0.62%) Skype
10 34 (0.61%) LAN
10 34 (0.61%) SSL
10 34 (0.61%) WAN
11 33 (0.59%) DHCP
12 28 (0.50%) VLAN
13 23 (0.41%) Wireshark
14 20 (0.36%) MPLS
14 20 (0.36%) WLAN
15 11 (0.20%) DMZ
15 11 (0.20%) VSAN
16 10 (0.18%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 487 (8.68%) NoSQL
2 436 (7.77%) MySQL
3 410 (7.31%) Big Data
4 402 (7.17%) MongoDB
5 391 (6.97%) PostgreSQL
6 318 (5.67%) SQL Server
7 237 (4.23%) Apache Cassandra
8 232 (4.14%) Amazon RDS
9 208 (3.71%) Redis
10 202 (3.60%) Relational Database
11 199 (3.55%) Hadoop
12 121 (2.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 116 (2.07%) Amazon Redshift
14 81 (1.44%) Blockchain
15 79 (1.41%) RDBMS
16 54 (0.96%) Neo4j
17 53 (0.94%) MariaDB
18 49 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
19 46 (0.82%) BigQuery
20 42 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1,525 (27.19%) Jenkins
2 1,054 (18.79%) Git (software)
3 440 (7.84%) JIRA
4 297 (5.30%) TeamCity
5 266 (4.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 261 (4.65%) GitLab
7 246 (4.39%) Maven
8 226 (4.03%) Bitbucket
9 173 (3.08%) Selenium
10 155 (2.76%) Artifactory
10 155 (2.76%) CircleCI
11 152 (2.71%) Octopus Deploy
12 135 (2.41%) Cucumber
13 132 (2.35%) Gradle
14 123 (2.19%) Vagrant
15 113 (2.01%) Visual Studio Team System
16 109 (1.94%) Travis CI
17 102 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
18 91 (1.62%) JUnit
19 87 (1.55%) JMeter
General
1 935 (16.67%) Finance
2 364 (6.49%) Banking
3 205 (3.65%) Retail
4 159 (2.83%) Games
5 149 (2.66%) Front Office
6 124 (2.21%) Public Sector
7 108 (1.93%) Marketing
8 86 (1.53%) Law
9 56 (1.00%) Advertising
9 56 (1.00%) Telecoms
10 55 (0.98%) Automotive
11 41 (0.73%) Manufacturing
12 40 (0.71%) Investment Banking
13 30 (0.53%) Legal
14 27 (0.48%) Publishing
15 23 (0.41%) Billing
16 18 (0.32%) Financial Institution
17 17 (0.30%) Retail Banking
18 16 (0.29%) Back Office
19 14 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,685 (30.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 1,533 (27.33%) Developer
3 522 (9.31%) Java Developer
4 490 (8.74%) AWS Engineer
5 458 (8.17%) Software Engineer
6 390 (6.95%) Cloud Engineer
7 382 (6.81%) Senior DevOps
8 347 (6.19%) Senior Developer
9 334 (5.95%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 321 (5.72%) Architect
11 313 (5.58%) AWS DevOps
12 289 (5.15%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 289 (5.15%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 243 (4.33%) Platform Engineer
14 224 (3.99%) Java Engineer
15 208 (3.71%) .NET Developer
16 198 (3.53%) Linux Engineer
17 186 (3.32%) Python Engineer
18 179 (3.19%) Consultant
19 172 (3.07%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 749 (13.35%) Node.js
2 746 (13.30%) React
3 687 (12.25%) .NET
4 656 (11.70%) Kafka
5 632 (11.27%) Spring
6 566 (10.09%) REST
7 564 (10.06%) AngularJS
8 555 (9.89%) Web Services
9 442 (7.88%) Spring Boot
10 383 (6.83%) HTML
11 350 (6.24%) RESTful
12 339 (6.04%) CSS
13 305 (5.44%) Elastic Stack
14 299 (5.33%) .NET Core
15 249 (4.44%) RabbitMQ
16 213 (3.80%) ASP.NET
17 212 (3.78%) Vue.js
18 203 (3.62%) JSON
19 179 (3.19%) HTML5
20 143 (2.55%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 434 (7.74%) Greenfield Project
2 350 (6.24%) Public Cloud
3 286 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
4 280 (4.99%) Cloud Native
5 199 (3.55%) Hybrid Cloud
6 192 (3.42%) Data Centre
7 174 (3.10%) Algorithms
8 168 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
9 145 (2.59%) User Experience
10 119 (2.12%) Linux Command Line
11 117 (2.09%) Data Structures
12 116 (2.07%) Mobile App
13 113 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
14 97 (1.73%) Fixed Income
15 89 (1.59%) Hedge funds
16 65 (1.16%) Blog
17 64 (1.14%) Private Cloud
18 62 (1.11%) Virtual Team
19 55 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
20 47 (0.84%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1,914 (34.12%) Linux
2 594 (10.59%) Windows
3 309 (5.51%) Unix
4 212 (3.78%) CentOS
5 141 (2.51%) Windows Server
6 135 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 114 (2.03%) Android
8 105 (1.87%) Ubuntu
9 103 (1.84%) Apple iOS
10 46 (0.82%) Debian
11 40 (0.71%) Mesosphere
12 24 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (0.36%) Fedora
14 19 (0.34%) Solaris
15 16 (0.29%) Kali Linux
15 16 (0.29%) Mac OS
16 12 (0.21%) Mac OS X
16 12 (0.21%) SUSE
17 9 (0.16%) CoreOS
18 7 (0.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,411 (60.81%) DevOps
2 2,555 (45.55%) Agile Software Development
3 1,845 (32.89%) Microservices
4 1,252 (22.32%) Software Engineering
5 942 (16.79%) Continuous Integration
6 882 (15.72%) TDD
7 806 (14.37%) Configuration Management
8 734 (13.09%) Infrastructure as Code
9 680 (12.12%) Scrum
10 646 (11.52%) Open Source
11 596 (10.63%) Test Automation
12 554 (9.88%) Continuous Delivery
13 524 (9.34%) Problem-Solving
14 504 (8.99%) Fintech
15 476 (8.49%) Mentoring
16 455 (8.11%) Computer Science
17 395 (7.04%) Machine Learning
18 355 (6.33%) Migration
19 349 (6.22%) BDD
19 349 (6.22%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2,327 (41.49%) Python
2 2,164 (38.58%) Java
3 1,155 (20.59%) JavaScript
4 870 (15.51%) SQL
5 831 (14.82%) Bash Shell
6 821 (14.64%) Go
7 703 (12.53%) C#
8 614 (10.95%) Ruby
9 454 (8.09%) PowerShell
10 365 (6.51%) Scala
11 318 (5.67%) Java 8
12 317 (5.65%) TypeScript
13 298 (5.31%) PHP
14 278 (4.96%) C++
15 221 (3.94%) Kotlin
16 199 (3.55%) Perl
17 132 (2.35%) Shell Script
18 131 (2.34%) C
19 111 (1.98%) R
20 80 (1.43%) ES6
Qualifications
1 519 (9.25%) Degree
2 242 (4.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 145 (2.59%) Security Cleared
4 128 (2.28%) AWS Certification
5 73 (1.30%) SC Cleared
6 65 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 62 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
8 54 (0.96%) CCNA
9 52 (0.93%) CISSP
10 51 (0.91%) Master's Degree
11 44 (0.78%) DV Cleared
11 44 (0.78%) PhD
12 38 (0.68%) CompTIA Security+
12 38 (0.68%) MCSE
12 38 (0.68%) SANS
13 37 (0.66%) GIAC
13 37 (0.66%) Linux+ Certification
13 37 (0.66%) Network+ Certification
13 37 (0.66%) SSCP
14 28 (0.50%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 256 (4.56%) QA
2 35 (0.62%) SLA
3 29 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (0.41%) GDPR
5 22 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.12%) HIPAA
7 7 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.071%) PSD2
9 3 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.053%) NCSC
System Software
1 4,693 (83.67%) Docker
2 145 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 125 (2.23%) Active Directory
4 69 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 58 (1.03%) VirtualBox
6 52 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
7 40 (0.71%) vSphere
8 34 (0.61%) KVM
9 31 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
10 29 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 26 (0.46%) oVirt
12 23 (0.41%) NFS
12 23 (0.41%) Xen
13 21 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
13 21 (0.37%) RHEV
14 15 (0.27%) etcd
14 15 (0.27%) VMware NSX
15 14 (0.25%) Ceph
15 14 (0.25%) Varnish
16 13 (0.23%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1,905 (33.96%) Terraform
2 1,685 (30.04%) Ansible
3 1,251 (22.30%) Puppet
4 945 (16.85%) Opscode Chef
5 290 (5.17%) Docker Swarm
6 279 (4.97%) Prometheus
7 234 (4.17%) Packer
8 177 (3.16%) Nagios
9 174 (3.10%) Grafana
10 172 (3.07%) Consul
11 142 (2.53%) Salt
12 136 (2.42%) Rancher
13 121 (2.16%) ZABBIX
14 96 (1.71%) Kibana
15 93 (1.66%) Istio
16 83 (1.48%) Graphite
17 69 (1.23%) Mesos
18 52 (0.93%) logstash
19 46 (0.82%) Opsview
20 40 (0.71%) Automic
Vendors
1 798 (14.23%) Google
2 397 (7.08%) Microsoft
3 214 (3.82%) Oracle
4 199 (3.55%) Red Hat
4 199 (3.55%) VMware
5 151 (2.69%) Splunk
6 86 (1.53%) WorldPay
7 71 (1.27%) Atlassian
7 71 (1.27%) SaltStack
8 64 (1.14%) AppDynamics
9 61 (1.09%) Cisco
10 57 (1.02%) IBM
11 52 (0.93%) CyberArk
12 50 (0.89%) Spotify
13 48 (0.86%) Cloudera
13 48 (0.86%) Hortonworks
14 47 (0.84%) Cypress Semiconductor
15 43 (0.77%) New Relic
16 37 (0.66%) SAP
16 37 (0.66%) Sitecore