Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Kubernetes (K8s)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 306 809
Rank change year-on-year +165 +503 +427
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 3,722 1,772 424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.42% 1.08% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.84% 12.03% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2,968 1,471 352
England median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £71,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% -8.77% +1.79%
10th Percentile £42,250 £43,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £93,975 £97,500 £94,875
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year - -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 16,294 14,725 16,069
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 10.61% 9.00% 8.98%
Number of salaries quoted 12,991 12,153 13,142
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018. 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 +129 2,389 £75,000 +3.45% 538
South East +135 445 £55,000 -8.33% 72
North of England +157 396 £52,500 - 89
North West +107 236 £52,500 +2.44% 51
East of England +123 194 £60,000 - 47
Yorkshire +111 137 £50,000 -4.76% 30
South West +94 133 £53,750 +13.16% 46
Midlands +118 129 £57,500 +15.00% 43
West Midlands +102 93 £56,250 +12.50% 33
East Midlands +16 36 £65,000 +62.50% 10
North East +6 23 £52,500 +23.53% 8
Kubernetes
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 3,255 (87.45%) Docker
2 2,343 (62.95%) DevOps
3 2,222 (59.70%) Amazon AWS
4 1,749 (46.99%) Agile Software Development
5 1,669 (44.84%) Python
6 1,652 (44.38%) Linux
7 1,470 (39.49%) Ansible
8 1,399 (37.59%) Microsoft Azure
9 1,359 (36.51%) Java
10 1,219 (32.75%) Jenkins
11 1,114 (29.93%) Puppet
12 1,109 (29.80%) Microservices
13 1,067 (28.67%) Terraform
14 844 (22.68%) Google Cloud Platform
15 842 (22.62%) Opscode Chef
16 837 (22.49%) Continuous Integration
17 717 (19.26%) Configuration Management
18 698 (18.75%) Git (software)
19 685 (18.40%) Software Engineering
20 673 (18.08%) Google
21 661 (17.76%) Finance
22 644 (17.30%) Go
23 638 (17.14%) Bash Shell
24 628 (16.87%) Ruby
25 610 (16.39%) Open Source
26 602 (16.17%) JavaScript
27 572 (15.37%) SQL
28 534 (14.35%) TDD
29 500 (13.43%) Node.js
30 467 (12.55%) Test Automation

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
1 272 (7.31%) Elasticsearch
2 198 (5.32%) OpenStack
3 171 (4.59%) Apache Spark
4 148 (3.98%) Tomcat
5 144 (3.87%) Cloud Foundry
6 143 (3.84%) Apache
7 116 (3.12%) Confluence
8 89 (2.39%) nginx
8 89 (2.39%) WebLogic
9 82 (2.20%) Ethereum
10 79 (2.12%) WebSphere
11 33 (0.89%) Apache Solr
11 33 (0.89%) JBoss
12 29 (0.78%) IIS
13 28 (0.75%) Anypoint
14 26 (0.70%) CloudStack
15 21 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 17 (0.46%) Drupal
17 14 (0.38%) CMS
17 14 (0.38%) Jetty
Applications
1 7 (0.19%) HipChat
1 7 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.054%) Blender
3 2 (0.054%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.054%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.054%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.027%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.027%) Mingle
4 1 (0.027%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.027%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.027%) Weka
Business Applications
1 26 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
2 25 (0.67%) Ripple
3 21 (0.56%) Distributed Ledger
4 9 (0.24%) Magento
5 5 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
5 5 (0.13%) Front Arena
5 5 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.13%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.054%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.027%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.027%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 2,222 (59.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1,399 (37.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 844 (22.68%) Google Cloud Platform
4 308 (8.28%) OpenShift
5 307 (8.25%) PaaS
6 258 (6.93%) GitHub
7 254 (6.82%) AWS CloudFormation
8 243 (6.53%) SaaS
9 227 (6.10%) Cloud Computing
10 202 (5.43%) Serverless
11 189 (5.08%) Amazon EC2
12 160 (4.30%) Amazon S3
12 160 (4.30%) IaaS
13 127 (3.41%) IBM Cloud
14 115 (3.09%) AWS Lambda
15 56 (1.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 53 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 43 (1.16%) Datadog
18 36 (0.97%) Route 53
19 29 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 170 (4.57%) Firewall
2 130 (3.49%) VPN
3 107 (2.87%) TCP/IP
4 91 (2.44%) DNS
5 81 (2.18%) HTTP
6 61 (1.64%) Internet
7 35 (0.94%) Network Security
8 31 (0.83%) VLAN
9 29 (0.78%) VSAN
10 21 (0.56%) SSL
11 16 (0.43%) WAN
12 15 (0.40%) BGP
12 15 (0.40%) DHCP
13 12 (0.32%) LAN
13 12 (0.32%) X.509
14 11 (0.30%) BIG-IP
14 11 (0.30%) OSPF
15 10 (0.27%) SAN
15 10 (0.27%) SNMP
16 9 (0.24%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 391 (10.51%) NoSQL
2 327 (8.79%) MySQL
3 315 (8.46%) PostgreSQL
4 312 (8.38%) Big Data
5 303 (8.14%) MongoDB
6 208 (5.59%) SQL Server
7 193 (5.19%) Apache Cassandra
8 164 (4.41%) Hadoop
9 160 (4.30%) Relational Database
10 152 (4.08%) Redis
11 145 (3.90%) Blockchain
12 113 (3.04%) Amazon RDS
13 62 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 60 (1.61%) RDBMS
15 59 (1.59%) Neo4j
16 48 (1.29%) Oracle Database
17 43 (1.16%) Apache Hive
18 40 (1.07%) Cosmos DB
19 36 (0.97%) HBase
20 35 (0.94%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 1,219 (32.75%) Jenkins
2 698 (18.75%) Git (software)
3 305 (8.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 244 (6.56%) Vagrant
5 235 (6.31%) JIRA
6 228 (6.13%) TeamCity
7 200 (5.37%) Maven
8 182 (4.89%) GitLab
9 152 (4.08%) Subversion
10 125 (3.36%) Cucumber
11 119 (3.20%) Octopus Deploy
12 109 (2.93%) Selenium
13 106 (2.85%) Sonatype Nexus
14 89 (2.39%) Hudson
14 89 (2.39%) Visual Studio Team System
15 87 (2.34%) JUnit
16 78 (2.10%) Bitbucket
17 77 (2.07%) Travis CI
18 70 (1.88%) CircleCI
18 70 (1.88%) Gradle
General
1 661 (17.76%) Finance
2 244 (6.56%) Banking
3 208 (5.59%) Retail
4 139 (3.73%) Marketing
5 133 (3.57%) Telecoms
6 123 (3.30%) Games
7 120 (3.22%) Law
8 85 (2.28%) Manufacturing
9 68 (1.83%) Electronics
10 47 (1.26%) Investment Banking
11 41 (1.10%) Advertising
12 38 (1.02%) Front Office
13 33 (0.89%) Financial Institution
14 29 (0.78%) Publishing
15 20 (0.54%) Legal
16 18 (0.48%) Automotive
17 16 (0.43%) Back Office
18 7 (0.19%) French Language
19 6 (0.16%) Italian Language
19 6 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,335 (35.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 988 (26.54%) Developer
3 397 (10.67%) Java Developer
4 310 (8.33%) Architect
5 279 (7.50%) Senior DevOps
6 272 (7.31%) Senior Developer
7 267 (7.17%) AWS DevOps
8 242 (6.50%) AWS Engineer
9 237 (6.37%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 235 (6.31%) Software Engineer
11 216 (5.80%) Cloud Engineer
12 191 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
13 186 (5.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 183 (4.92%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 168 (4.51%) Platform Engineer
16 162 (4.35%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 144 (3.87%) Lead DevOps
18 134 (3.60%) Senior Java Developer
19 125 (3.36%) Linux DevOps Engineer
20 114 (3.06%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 500 (13.43%) Node.js
2 438 (11.77%) Spring
3 432 (11.61%) Web Services
4 337 (9.05%) React
5 327 (8.79%) AngularJS
5 327 (8.79%) Spring Boot
6 319 (8.57%) .NET
7 304 (8.17%) RESTful
8 262 (7.04%) HTML
9 260 (6.99%) REST
10 259 (6.96%) Kafka
11 234 (6.29%) CSS
12 168 (4.51%) .NET Core
13 152 (4.08%) Elastic Stack
14 132 (3.55%) HTML5
15 102 (2.74%) Java EE
15 102 (2.74%) RabbitMQ
16 98 (2.63%) XML
17 95 (2.55%) Redux
18 83 (2.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 341 (9.16%) Fintech
2 284 (7.63%) Greenfield Project
3 282 (7.58%) Computer Science
4 244 (6.56%) Public Cloud
5 172 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
6 147 (3.95%) Cloud Native
7 139 (3.73%) Hybrid Cloud
8 127 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
9 120 (3.22%) Data Centre
10 112 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
11 100 (2.69%) Blog
12 90 (2.42%) Linux Command Line
13 77 (2.07%) Bitcoin
14 76 (2.04%) User Experience
15 71 (1.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 65 (1.75%) Mobile App
17 56 (1.50%) Algorithms
18 51 (1.37%) Management Information System
19 47 (1.26%) Data Structures
20 43 (1.16%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,652 (44.38%) Linux
2 408 (10.96%) Windows
3 235 (6.31%) Unix
4 193 (5.19%) CentOS
5 171 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 124 (3.33%) Ubuntu
7 89 (2.39%) Windows Server
8 66 (1.77%) Debian
9 60 (1.61%) VMS
10 51 (1.37%) Android
11 38 (1.02%) CoreOS
12 35 (0.94%) DC/OS
13 32 (0.86%) Apple iOS
14 22 (0.59%) Fedora
15 15 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (0.35%) AIX
16 13 (0.35%) Mesosphere
17 12 (0.32%) Solaris
18 9 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,343 (62.95%) DevOps
2 1,749 (46.99%) Agile Software Development
3 1,109 (29.80%) Microservices
4 837 (22.49%) Continuous Integration
5 717 (19.26%) Configuration Management
6 685 (18.40%) Software Engineering
7 610 (16.39%) Open Source
8 534 (14.35%) TDD
9 467 (12.55%) Test Automation
10 457 (12.28%) Scrum
11 424 (11.39%) Continuous Delivery
12 354 (9.51%) Problem-Solving
13 280 (7.52%) Deployment Automation
14 244 (6.56%) Machine Learning
15 236 (6.34%) BDD
16 231 (6.21%) High Availability
17 223 (5.99%) Mentoring
18 202 (5.43%) Artificial Intelligence
19 199 (5.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 191 (5.13%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,669 (44.84%) Python
2 1,359 (36.51%) Java
3 644 (17.30%) Go
4 638 (17.14%) Bash Shell
5 628 (16.87%) Ruby
6 602 (16.17%) JavaScript
7 572 (15.37%) SQL
8 394 (10.59%) C#
9 312 (8.38%) PowerShell
10 286 (7.68%) Scala
11 236 (6.34%) Perl
12 206 (5.53%) Java 8
13 201 (5.40%) PHP
14 199 (5.35%) C++
15 140 (3.76%) Shell Script
16 110 (2.96%) TypeScript
17 109 (2.93%) C
18 85 (2.28%) ES6
19 76 (2.04%) Groovy
20 67 (1.80%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 382 (10.26%) Degree
2 157 (4.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 153 (4.11%) Security Cleared
4 81 (2.18%) Master's Degree
5 74 (1.99%) AWS Certification
6 54 (1.45%) SC Cleared
7 47 (1.26%) RHCE
8 40 (1.07%) RHCSA
9 31 (0.83%) DV Cleared
10 15 (0.40%) CISSP
11 14 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (0.38%) SANS
12 11 (0.30%) MCSE
12 11 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
13 10 (0.27%) CCNA
14 8 (0.21%) GIAC
14 8 (0.21%) Linux+ Certification
14 8 (0.21%) Network+ Certification
14 8 (0.21%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (5.53%) QA
2 14 (0.38%) GDPR
3 13 (0.35%) PMO
4 8 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.21%) SLA
5 6 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.054%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.054%) WCAG
8 1 (0.027%) SEPA
8 1 (0.027%) UCITS
System Software
1 3,255 (87.45%) Docker
2 198 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
4 95 (2.55%) VirtualBox
5 75 (2.02%) Active Directory
6 66 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
7 49 (1.32%) vSphere
8 41 (1.10%) oVirt
9 40 (1.07%) Xen
10 37 (0.99%) Hyper-V
11 35 (0.94%) VMware NSX
12 32 (0.86%) RHEV
13 27 (0.73%) Ceph
14 23 (0.62%) KVM
15 22 (0.59%) HDFS
15 22 (0.59%) NFS
16 19 (0.51%) LXC
17 12 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 11 (0.30%) Firmware
19 9 (0.24%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1,470 (39.49%) Ansible
2 1,114 (29.93%) Puppet
3 1,067 (28.67%) Terraform
4 842 (22.62%) Opscode Chef
5 370 (9.94%) Docker Swarm
6 215 (5.78%) Salt
7 205 (5.51%) Packer
8 182 (4.89%) Nagios
9 179 (4.81%) Grafana
10 163 (4.38%) Prometheus
11 154 (4.14%) Consul
12 142 (3.82%) ZABBIX
13 113 (3.04%) Rancher
14 109 (2.93%) Graphite
15 108 (2.90%) Mesos
16 68 (1.83%) Opsview
17 60 (1.61%) Kibana
18 46 (1.24%) logstash
19 35 (0.94%) vRealize
20 34 (0.91%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 673 (18.08%) Google
2 339 (9.11%) Red Hat
3 297 (7.98%) VMware
4 281 (7.55%) Microsoft
5 204 (5.48%) Oracle
6 154 (4.14%) Splunk
7 143 (3.84%) IBM
8 126 (3.39%) SAP
9 113 (3.04%) Atlassian
10 112 (3.01%) New Relic
11 77 (2.07%) AppDynamics
12 60 (1.61%) SaltStack
13 56 (1.50%) Cisco
14 55 (1.48%) Hortonworks
15 54 (1.45%) Cloudera
16 33 (0.89%) WorldPay
17 32 (0.86%) Citrix
17 32 (0.86%) MuleSoft
18 30 (0.81%) NetApp
19 28 (0.75%) PagerDuty