Period
to 30 May 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 30 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
UK > England
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 79 206
Rank change year-on-year +41 +127 +217
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 4,715 4,883 2,717
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.71% 3.67% 1.68%
As % of the Systems Management category 40.96% 29.08% 16.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4,265 4,384 2,369
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% -3.70%
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £95,000
UK median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -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 11,511 16,792 16,154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.93% 12.63% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 9,041 12,978 12,882
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,175 £32,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +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 30 May 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 30 May 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 +24 3,157 £77,500 +3.33% 243
South East +27 527 £57,500 -4.17% 39
North of England +83 500 £55,000 - 101
North West +89 297 £57,500 -4.17% 64
South West +33 224 £52,500 -4.55% 26
Yorkshire +82 196 £52,500 - 29
Midlands +75 167 £55,000 - 17
East of England +10 115 £57,500 -4.17% 22
West Midlands +84 114 £55,000 -4.35% 11
East Midlands +36 51 £50,000 -2.44% 6
North East +2 7 £50,000 +14.29% 8
Kubernetes
UK

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 3,746 (79.45%) Docker
2 2,598 (55.10%) DevOps
3 2,551 (54.10%) AWS
4 2,035 (43.16%) Agile Software Development
5 1,881 (39.89%) Python
6 1,732 (36.73%) Java
7 1,712 (36.31%) Azure
8 1,465 (31.07%) Terraform
9 1,412 (29.95%) Microservices
10 1,316 (27.91%) Linux
11 1,254 (26.60%) Ansible
12 1,119 (23.73%) JavaScript
13 1,104 (23.41%) Jenkins
14 1,096 (23.24%) GCP
15 1,045 (22.16%) Software Engineering
16 1,020 (21.63%) Finance
17 866 (18.37%) Git (software)
18 848 (17.99%) SQL
19 818 (17.35%) TDD
20 717 (15.21%) C#
21 697 (14.78%) .NET
22 694 (14.72%) React
23 682 (14.46%) Node.js
24 635 (13.47%) Fintech
25 626 (13.28%) Puppet
26 618 (13.11%) NoSQL
27 609 (12.92%) Scrum
28 595 (12.62%) Bash Shell
29 590 (12.51%) Continuous Integration
30 581 (12.32%) Google

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
1 227 (4.81%) Apache Spark
2 213 (4.52%) Elasticsearch
3 209 (4.43%) Apache
4 166 (3.52%) Confluence
5 122 (2.59%) OpenStack
6 74 (1.57%) Tomcat
7 64 (1.36%) Cloud Foundry
8 46 (0.98%) nginx
9 43 (0.91%) SharePoint
10 33 (0.70%) Apache Airflow
11 30 (0.64%) IIS
11 30 (0.64%) WebSphere
12 28 (0.59%) CMS
13 15 (0.32%) WebLogic
14 14 (0.30%) WordPress
15 13 (0.28%) Jupyter
16 12 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
17 11 (0.23%) Hyperledger
18 10 (0.21%) Ethereum
19 8 (0.17%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 5 (0.11%) Chatbot
1 5 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.064%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.042%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.021%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.021%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (0.40%) Distributed Ledger
2 10 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.15%) Magento
4 3 (0.064%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.064%) R3 Corda
4 3 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.064%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.064%) Tesseract
5 2 (0.042%) Maximo
6 1 (0.021%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.021%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.021%) Ripple
Cloud Services
1 2,551 (54.10%) AWS
2 1,712 (36.31%) Azure
3 1,096 (23.24%) GCP
4 421 (8.93%) Serverless
5 392 (8.31%) OpenShift
6 347 (7.36%) SaaS
7 274 (5.81%) AWS CloudFormation
8 266 (5.64%) AWS Lambda
9 222 (4.71%) GitHub
10 206 (4.37%) Amazon ECS
10 206 (4.37%) PaaS
11 158 (3.35%) Amazon EC2
12 124 (2.63%) Amazon EKS
13 122 (2.59%) Amazon S3
14 121 (2.57%) IaaS
15 120 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
16 76 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 73 (1.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 65 (1.38%) Amazon EMR
19 64 (1.36%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 129 (2.74%) Firewall
2 90 (1.91%) Internet
3 71 (1.51%) TCP/IP
4 61 (1.29%) HTTP
5 60 (1.27%) VPN
6 56 (1.19%) DNS
7 41 (0.87%) Network Security
8 37 (0.78%) WAN
9 32 (0.68%) LAN
10 24 (0.51%) Software-Defined Networking
11 21 (0.45%) MPLS
12 20 (0.42%) DMZ
13 18 (0.38%) OSPF
14 17 (0.36%) Skype
15 16 (0.34%) SSL
15 16 (0.34%) VLAN
15 16 (0.34%) VoIP
16 14 (0.30%) BGP
16 14 (0.30%) DHCP
17 13 (0.28%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 618 (13.11%) NoSQL
2 457 (9.69%) SQL Server
3 416 (8.82%) PostgreSQL
4 377 (8.00%) MySQL
5 306 (6.49%) Big Data
6 302 (6.41%) MongoDB
7 188 (3.99%) Hadoop
8 182 (3.86%) Relational Database
9 158 (3.35%) Amazon Redshift
10 131 (2.78%) Redis
11 113 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
12 110 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 106 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
14 93 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
15 83 (1.76%) Neo4j
16 79 (1.68%) Blockchain
17 53 (1.12%) Cosmos DB
18 47 (1.00%) Data Lake
19 46 (0.98%) Flink
19 46 (0.98%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,104 (23.41%) Jenkins
2 866 (18.37%) Git (software)
3 322 (6.83%) JIRA
4 249 (5.28%) GitLab
5 191 (4.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 171 (3.63%) TeamCity
7 157 (3.33%) Selenium
8 133 (2.82%) Maven
9 126 (2.67%) Artifactory
10 101 (2.14%) Bitbucket
11 100 (2.12%) JUnit
12 96 (2.04%) Cucumber
13 93 (1.97%) Octopus Deploy
14 92 (1.95%) Vagrant
15 90 (1.91%) CircleCI
16 84 (1.78%) Sonatype Nexus
17 71 (1.51%) SonarQube
18 59 (1.25%) webpack
19 58 (1.23%) Mocha
20 56 (1.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 1,020 (21.63%) Finance
2 358 (7.59%) Banking
3 210 (4.45%) Retail
4 141 (2.99%) Games
5 130 (2.76%) Public Sector
6 95 (2.01%) Front Office
7 72 (1.53%) Marketing
8 65 (1.38%) Law
9 55 (1.17%) Back Office
10 51 (1.08%) Legal
11 49 (1.04%) Manufacturing
12 43 (0.91%) Automotive
13 40 (0.85%) Telecoms
14 36 (0.76%) Investment Banking
15 27 (0.57%) Advertising
16 25 (0.53%) Financial Institution
17 22 (0.47%) Electronics
18 19 (0.40%) Billing
19 14 (0.30%) Publishing
20 10 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,386 (29.40%) Developer
2 1,235 (26.19%) DevOps Engineer
3 515 (10.92%) Java Developer
4 408 (8.65%) Software Engineer
5 373 (7.91%) AWS Engineer
6 345 (7.32%) Senior Developer
7 285 (6.04%) Java Engineer
8 278 (5.90%) Architect
9 251 (5.32%) AWS DevOps
10 233 (4.94%) Senior DevOps
11 223 (4.73%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 215 (4.56%) Platform Engineer
13 214 (4.54%) Cloud Engineer
13 214 (4.54%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 213 (4.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 186 (3.94%) .NET Developer
15 186 (3.94%) Java Software Engineer
15 186 (3.94%) Site Reliability Engineer
16 176 (3.73%) Data Engineer
17 166 (3.52%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 697 (14.78%) .NET
2 694 (14.72%) React
3 682 (14.46%) Node.js
4 544 (11.54%) AngularJS
5 500 (10.60%) Kafka
6 473 (10.03%) Web Services
7 465 (9.86%) Spring
8 379 (8.04%) HTML
9 364 (7.72%) REST
10 346 (7.34%) RESTful
11 338 (7.17%) CSS
12 332 (7.04%) .NET Core
13 316 (6.70%) Spring Boot
14 202 (4.28%) Redux
15 192 (4.07%) HTML5
16 179 (3.80%) ASP.NET
17 155 (3.29%) RabbitMQ
18 133 (2.82%) Elastic Stack
19 131 (2.78%) Vue.js
20 124 (2.63%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 329 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
2 291 (6.17%) Public Cloud
3 234 (4.96%) Cloud Native
4 182 (3.86%) Hedge funds
5 150 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
6 147 (3.12%) User Experience
7 114 (2.42%) Data Structures
8 99 (2.10%) Hybrid Cloud
9 96 (2.04%) Data Centre
10 90 (1.91%) Algorithms
11 83 (1.76%) Blog
12 72 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
13 71 (1.51%) Equities
13 71 (1.51%) Mobile App
14 65 (1.38%) Derivative
15 58 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
16 55 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
17 52 (1.10%) Equity Derivative
18 50 (1.06%) Fixed Income
19 49 (1.04%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,316 (27.91%) Linux
2 378 (8.02%) Windows
3 251 (5.32%) Unix
4 147 (3.12%) CentOS
5 104 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 81 (1.72%) Windows Server
7 80 (1.70%) Mac OS X
8 69 (1.46%) Android
9 68 (1.44%) Ubuntu
10 63 (1.34%) Apple iOS
11 34 (0.72%) Debian
12 27 (0.57%) VMS
13 25 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
14 24 (0.51%) CoreOS
15 16 (0.34%) Fedora
15 16 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
16 6 (0.13%) Kali Linux
16 6 (0.13%) zOS
17 4 (0.085%) Solaris
18 3 (0.064%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,598 (55.10%) DevOps
2 2,035 (43.16%) Agile Software Development
3 1,412 (29.95%) Microservices
4 1,045 (22.16%) Software Engineering
5 818 (17.35%) TDD
6 635 (13.47%) Fintech
7 609 (12.92%) Scrum
8 590 (12.51%) Continuous Integration
9 558 (11.83%) Infrastructure as Code
10 536 (11.37%) Test Automation
11 506 (10.73%) Configuration Management
12 457 (9.69%) Open Source
13 409 (8.67%) Mentoring
14 369 (7.83%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 367 (7.78%) Machine Learning
16 364 (7.72%) BDD
17 317 (6.72%) Artificial Intelligence
18 313 (6.64%) Problem-Solving
19 306 (6.49%) Analytics
20 298 (6.32%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,881 (39.89%) Python
2 1,732 (36.73%) Java
3 1,119 (23.73%) JavaScript
4 848 (17.99%) SQL
5 717 (15.21%) C#
6 595 (12.62%) Bash Shell
7 554 (11.75%) Go
8 382 (8.10%) Java 8
8 382 (8.10%) Ruby
9 376 (7.97%) PowerShell
10 280 (5.94%) Scala
11 267 (5.66%) TypeScript
12 215 (4.56%) C++
13 208 (4.41%) Kotlin
14 181 (3.84%) PHP
15 113 (2.40%) Perl
16 99 (2.10%) C
17 86 (1.82%) R
18 85 (1.80%) Groovy
19 77 (1.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 296 (6.28%) Degree
2 146 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 122 (2.59%) Security Cleared
4 73 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (1.19%) SC Cleared
6 52 (1.10%) DV Cleared
7 49 (1.04%) AWS Certification
8 45 (0.95%) CCNA
9 35 (0.74%) CCNP
9 35 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 34 (0.72%) CISSP
11 29 (0.62%) MCSE
12 28 (0.59%) PhD
12 28 (0.59%) RHCE
13 23 (0.49%) GIAC
14 21 (0.45%) SANS
15 20 (0.42%) SSCP
16 19 (0.40%) CompTIA Security+
17 18 (0.38%) Linux+ Certification
17 18 (0.38%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (4.54%) QA
2 19 (0.40%) SLA
3 15 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.23%) GDPR
5 2 (0.042%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.042%) MiFID
5 2 (0.042%) NIST
5 2 (0.042%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.021%) PMO
6 1 (0.021%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3,746 (79.45%) Docker
2 128 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (1.53%) VirtualBox
4 66 (1.40%) Active Directory
5 51 (1.08%) Hyper-V
6 39 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
7 33 (0.70%) vSphere
8 21 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (0.45%) Xen
9 19 (0.40%) NFS
10 18 (0.38%) Samba
11 17 (0.36%) KVM
12 12 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 12 (0.25%) oVirt
13 11 (0.23%) LXC
14 8 (0.17%) Ceph
15 7 (0.15%) HDFS
15 7 (0.15%) Kamailio
16 6 (0.13%) RHEV
17 5 (0.11%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 1,465 (31.07%) Terraform
2 1,254 (26.60%) Ansible
3 626 (13.28%) Puppet
4 485 (10.29%) Opscode Chef
5 180 (3.82%) Prometheus
6 170 (3.61%) Docker Swarm
7 149 (3.16%) Packer
8 135 (2.86%) Grafana
9 73 (1.55%) Nagios
10 63 (1.34%) Rancher
11 57 (1.21%) Istio
12 55 (1.17%) Salt
13 54 (1.15%) Consul
13 54 (1.15%) Kibana
14 52 (1.10%) Mesos
15 44 (0.93%) ZABBIX
16 34 (0.72%) Marathon
17 26 (0.55%) Graphite
18 24 (0.51%) logstash
19 22 (0.47%) Icinga
Vendors
1 581 (12.32%) Google
2 317 (6.72%) Microsoft
3 225 (4.77%) Oracle
4 186 (3.94%) VMware
5 170 (3.61%) Red Hat
6 99 (2.10%) IBM
7 91 (1.93%) Cloudera
8 75 (1.59%) Atlassian
9 68 (1.44%) Splunk
10 58 (1.23%) Hortonworks
11 48 (1.02%) Cisco
12 41 (0.87%) SaltStack
13 31 (0.66%) New Relic
13 31 (0.66%) Talend
14 27 (0.57%) Foundry
14 27 (0.57%) Informatica
15 26 (0.55%) SAP
16 25 (0.53%) AppDynamics
16 25 (0.53%) NetApp
16 25 (0.53%) Tableau