Period
to 12 August 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 12 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
UK > England
6 months to
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 68 167
Rank change year-on-year +35 +99 +206
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 3,832 5,491 3,319
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 6.58% 4.17% 2.09%
As % of the Systems Management category 42.44% 31.92% 20.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3,637 4,899 2,868
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% -3.70%
10th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £93,750
UK median annual salary £68,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -2.86% +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 9,029 17,205 16,567
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.50% 13.08% 10.44%
Number of salaries quoted 7,245 13,148 13,230
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,750 £32,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £61,250 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +6.52% +4.55% +4.76%

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 12 August 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 12 August 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 +16 2,473 £77,500 +3.33% 389
North of England +92 468 £52,500 -4.55% 130
South East +47 430 £57,500 -4.17% 93
North West +97 255 £55,000 -8.33% 80
Yorkshire +80 198 £52,500 - 35
South West +12 193 £53,250 -7.39% 45
Midlands +77 151 £55,000 +4.76% 43
West Midlands +94 114 £57,500 +4.55% 31
East of England +37 96 £52,500 -4.55% 34
East Midlands +41 36 £50,000 - 12
North East +7 15 £50,000 - 15
Kubernetes
UK

For the 6 months to 12 August 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 2,924 (76.30%) Docker
2 2,164 (56.47%) DevOps
3 2,065 (53.89%) AWS
4 1,522 (39.72%) Agile Software Development
5 1,514 (39.51%) Python
6 1,467 (38.28%) Azure
7 1,332 (34.76%) Java
8 1,242 (32.41%) Terraform
9 1,203 (31.39%) Microservices
10 959 (25.03%) Linux
11 941 (24.56%) Jenkins
12 916 (23.90%) Ansible
13 909 (23.72%) JavaScript
14 868 (22.65%) GCP
15 838 (21.87%) Finance
16 784 (20.46%) Software Engineering
17 679 (17.72%) Git (software)
18 667 (17.41%) SQL
19 594 (15.50%) C#
20 586 (15.29%) TDD
21 581 (15.16%) React
22 557 (14.54%) Node.js
23 551 (14.38%) .NET
24 496 (12.94%) Puppet
25 493 (12.87%) Scrum
26 482 (12.58%) Fintech
27 462 (12.06%) SQL Server
28 458 (11.95%) NoSQL
29 453 (11.82%) Google
30 446 (11.64%) Bash Shell

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
1 230 (6.00%) Apache
2 200 (5.22%) Elasticsearch
3 163 (4.25%) Apache Spark
4 145 (3.78%) Confluence
5 83 (2.17%) OpenStack
6 67 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
7 54 (1.41%) Tomcat
8 46 (1.20%) nginx
9 27 (0.70%) WebSphere
10 26 (0.68%) SharePoint
11 25 (0.65%) Apache Airflow
11 25 (0.65%) CMS
12 23 (0.60%) IIS
13 18 (0.47%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.26%) CloudStack
14 10 (0.26%) Jupyter
14 10 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.16%) Ethereum
15 6 (0.16%) Sitefinity
15 6 (0.16%) Tornado
Applications
1 15 (0.39%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.078%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.078%) Sketch
3 2 (0.052%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.026%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.026%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (0.57%) Distributed Ledger
2 18 (0.47%) R3 Corda
3 9 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
4 7 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.13%) Magento
6 4 (0.10%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 3 (0.078%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.078%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.052%) Maximo
8 2 (0.052%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.052%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 1 (0.026%) OpenCart
9 1 (0.026%) Ripple
Cloud Services
1 2,065 (53.89%) AWS
2 1,467 (38.28%) Azure
3 868 (22.65%) GCP
4 414 (10.80%) Serverless
5 317 (8.27%) SaaS
6 266 (6.94%) OpenShift
7 264 (6.89%) AWS Lambda
8 250 (6.52%) AWS CloudFormation
9 203 (5.30%) PaaS
10 198 (5.17%) Amazon ECS
11 174 (4.54%) GitHub
12 125 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
13 109 (2.84%) IaaS
14 100 (2.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 90 (2.35%) Amazon S3
16 89 (2.32%) Amazon EKS
17 79 (2.06%) Apigee
18 72 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
19 71 (1.85%) Datadog
20 55 (1.44%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 133 (3.47%) Firewall
2 62 (1.62%) Internet
3 61 (1.59%) VPN
4 55 (1.44%) DNS
5 52 (1.36%) TCP/IP
6 51 (1.33%) HTTP
7 43 (1.12%) Network Security
8 22 (0.57%) WAN
9 20 (0.52%) Software-Defined Networking
10 17 (0.44%) LAN
11 15 (0.39%) VLAN
11 15 (0.39%) VoIP
12 14 (0.37%) OSPF
12 14 (0.37%) Skype
13 12 (0.31%) HTTPS
13 12 (0.31%) MPLS
14 11 (0.29%) Kerberos
15 10 (0.26%) BGP
15 10 (0.26%) DHCP
15 10 (0.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 462 (12.06%) SQL Server
2 458 (11.95%) NoSQL
3 338 (8.82%) MySQL
4 312 (8.14%) PostgreSQL
5 262 (6.84%) MongoDB
6 217 (5.66%) Big Data
7 130 (3.39%) Amazon Redshift
8 127 (3.31%) Redis
9 119 (3.11%) Apache Cassandra
10 109 (2.84%) Hadoop
11 97 (2.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 93 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
13 85 (2.22%) Relational Database
14 68 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
15 59 (1.54%) Data Lake
16 54 (1.41%) Blockchain
16 54 (1.41%) Neo4j
17 49 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
18 46 (1.20%) BigQuery
19 44 (1.15%) Flink
Development Applications
1 941 (24.56%) Jenkins
2 679 (17.72%) Git (software)
3 260 (6.78%) JIRA
4 255 (6.65%) GitLab
5 155 (4.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 155 (4.04%) TeamCity
6 136 (3.55%) Selenium
7 116 (3.03%) Artifactory
8 93 (2.43%) JUnit
9 92 (2.40%) Cucumber
10 91 (2.37%) Maven
11 88 (2.30%) Bitbucket
12 87 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
13 76 (1.98%) CircleCI
14 67 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
15 65 (1.70%) Vagrant
16 54 (1.41%) webpack
17 53 (1.38%) SonarQube
18 45 (1.17%) Mocha
19 41 (1.07%) Gradle
General
1 838 (21.87%) Finance
2 287 (7.49%) Banking
3 138 (3.60%) Retail
4 124 (3.24%) Games
5 83 (2.17%) Back Office
6 76 (1.98%) Law
7 67 (1.75%) Public Sector
8 55 (1.44%) Marketing
9 47 (1.23%) Front Office
10 39 (1.02%) Telecoms
11 32 (0.84%) Advertising
12 29 (0.76%) Legal
13 26 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 24 (0.63%) Manufacturing
15 17 (0.44%) Investment Banking
16 12 (0.31%) Automotive
16 12 (0.31%) Billing
16 12 (0.31%) Electronics
17 7 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,207 (31.50%) Developer
2 1,050 (27.40%) DevOps Engineer
3 405 (10.57%) Java Developer
4 366 (9.55%) AWS Engineer
5 308 (8.04%) Senior Developer
6 283 (7.39%) Software Engineer
7 246 (6.42%) AWS DevOps
8 240 (6.26%) Senior DevOps
9 232 (6.05%) Architect
10 220 (5.74%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 210 (5.48%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 207 (5.40%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 201 (5.25%) Java Engineer
14 174 (4.54%) Platform Engineer
15 170 (4.44%) Cloud Engineer
16 162 (4.23%) Site Reliability Engineer
17 155 (4.04%) .NET Developer
18 144 (3.76%) Azure Engineer
19 139 (3.63%) C# Developer
20 136 (3.55%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 581 (15.16%) React
2 557 (14.54%) Node.js
3 551 (14.38%) .NET
4 415 (10.83%) Web Services
5 413 (10.78%) AngularJS
6 365 (9.53%) Kafka
7 338 (8.82%) Spring
8 293 (7.65%) .NET Core
9 279 (7.28%) REST
10 278 (7.25%) HTML
11 246 (6.42%) CSS
12 237 (6.18%) Spring Boot
13 212 (5.53%) RESTful
14 189 (4.93%) Redux
15 137 (3.58%) RabbitMQ
16 136 (3.55%) HTML5
17 132 (3.44%) Vue.js
18 128 (3.34%) ASP.NET
18 128 (3.34%) gRPC
19 124 (3.24%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 250 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
2 196 (5.11%) Public Cloud
3 194 (5.06%) Cloud Native
4 165 (4.31%) Hedge funds
5 122 (3.18%) User Experience
6 101 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
7 83 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
8 82 (2.14%) Algorithms
8 82 (2.14%) Data Structures
9 74 (1.93%) Data Centre
10 69 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
11 54 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
11 54 (1.41%) Mobile App
12 52 (1.36%) Equities
13 49 (1.28%) Blog
14 44 (1.15%) Virtual Team
15 43 (1.12%) Private Cloud
16 35 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
17 31 (0.81%) Derivative
18 24 (0.63%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 959 (25.03%) Linux
2 284 (7.41%) Windows
3 135 (3.52%) Unix
4 108 (2.82%) CentOS
5 74 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 54 (1.41%) Ubuntu
7 52 (1.36%) Windows Server
8 34 (0.89%) Debian
9 31 (0.81%) Android
10 26 (0.68%) CoreOS
11 25 (0.65%) VMS
12 18 (0.47%) Apple iOS
13 14 (0.37%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
15 6 (0.16%) zOS
16 4 (0.10%) Fedora
16 4 (0.10%) Mesosphere
17 2 (0.052%) DC/OS
17 2 (0.052%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,164 (56.47%) DevOps
2 1,522 (39.72%) Agile Software Development
3 1,203 (31.39%) Microservices
4 784 (20.46%) Software Engineering
5 586 (15.29%) TDD
6 493 (12.87%) Scrum
7 482 (12.58%) Fintech
8 442 (11.53%) Continuous Integration
8 442 (11.53%) Infrastructure as Code
9 416 (10.86%) Test Automation
10 349 (9.11%) Mentoring
11 339 (8.85%) Configuration Management
12 318 (8.30%) Open Source
13 312 (8.14%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 304 (7.93%) Machine Learning
15 251 (6.55%) BDD
16 250 (6.52%) Asset Management
17 239 (6.24%) Artificial Intelligence
18 234 (6.11%) Problem-Solving
19 219 (5.72%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,514 (39.51%) Python
2 1,332 (34.76%) Java
3 909 (23.72%) JavaScript
4 667 (17.41%) SQL
5 594 (15.50%) C#
6 446 (11.64%) Bash Shell
7 421 (10.99%) Go
8 329 (8.59%) PowerShell
9 270 (7.05%) Ruby
10 240 (6.26%) TypeScript
11 230 (6.00%) Java 8
12 207 (5.40%) Scala
13 198 (5.17%) PHP
14 157 (4.10%) Kotlin
15 146 (3.81%) C++
16 78 (2.04%) C
17 72 (1.88%) Perl
18 66 (1.72%) Groovy
19 63 (1.64%) ES6
20 62 (1.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 270 (7.05%) Degree
2 128 (3.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 104 (2.71%) Security Cleared
4 69 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
5 62 (1.62%) SC Cleared
6 43 (1.12%) AWS Certification
7 38 (0.99%) CCNA
7 38 (0.99%) Sun Certification
8 30 (0.78%) CCNP
9 25 (0.65%) DV Cleared
10 21 (0.55%) CISSP
11 18 (0.47%) PhD
12 17 (0.44%) CCIE
13 14 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (0.37%) RHCE
14 12 (0.31%) CCSP
15 11 (0.29%) MCSE
16 9 (0.23%) GIAC
17 8 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (4.12%) QA
2 21 (0.55%) SLA
3 12 (0.31%) GDPR
3 12 (0.31%) NIST
4 6 (0.16%) PMO
5 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.078%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.078%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.052%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.052%) WCAG
8 1 (0.026%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.026%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2,924 (76.30%) Docker
2 87 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (1.54%) Active Directory
4 53 (1.38%) vSphere
5 39 (1.02%) VirtualBox
6 38 (0.99%) Hyper-V
7 19 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (0.39%) Xen
9 13 (0.34%) GlusterFS
10 8 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 8 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.18%) HDFS
12 6 (0.16%) Kamailio
12 6 (0.16%) NFS
12 6 (0.16%) Samba
13 5 (0.13%) Ceph
13 5 (0.13%) Gluster
13 5 (0.13%) KVM
14 4 (0.10%) LXC
14 4 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1,242 (32.41%) Terraform
2 916 (23.90%) Ansible
3 496 (12.94%) Puppet
4 392 (10.23%) Opscode Chef
5 135 (3.52%) Prometheus
6 130 (3.39%) Grafana
7 81 (2.11%) Docker Swarm
8 80 (2.09%) Packer
9 59 (1.54%) Istio
10 47 (1.23%) Kibana
11 44 (1.15%) Consul
12 42 (1.10%) Nagios
13 38 (0.99%) logstash
13 38 (0.99%) Rancher
14 35 (0.91%) Salt
15 33 (0.86%) ZABBIX
16 32 (0.84%) Mesos
17 23 (0.60%) Marathon
18 22 (0.57%) Graphite
18 22 (0.57%) Opsview
Vendors
1 453 (11.82%) Google
2 252 (6.58%) Microsoft
3 176 (4.59%) Oracle
4 155 (4.04%) VMware
5 113 (2.95%) Red Hat
6 79 (2.06%) IBM
7 74 (1.93%) Splunk
8 54 (1.41%) New Relic
9 46 (1.20%) Atlassian
10 42 (1.10%) SAP
11 41 (1.07%) Cisco
12 32 (0.84%) AppDynamics
13 28 (0.73%) Cloudera
14 25 (0.65%) Foundry
14 25 (0.65%) SaltStack
15 23 (0.60%) ServiceNow
16 21 (0.55%) Hortonworks
17 20 (0.52%) Dynatrace
17 20 (0.52%) Rackspace
18 17 (0.44%) Salesforce.com