Period
to 27 January 2021

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 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
UK > England
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 27 51 117
Rank change year-on-year +24 +66 +152
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 4,701 5,435 4,034
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 8.00% 4.71% 2.90%
As % of the Systems Management category 47.77% 36.38% 25.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4,767 4,829 3,567
Median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -

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 9,840 14,939 16,026
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.74% 12.94% 11.51%
Number of salaries quoted 8,159 11,625 12,735
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +9.52%

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 27 January 2021.

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 27 January 2021. 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 2,674 £77,500 - 639
South East +63 640 £58,492 -2.51% 128
North of England +58 614 £57,500 +4.55% 218
South West +36 329 £52,500 +5.00% 49
North West +69 306 £59,500 -0.83% 128
Yorkshire +32 279 £57,500 +4.55% 78
Midlands +95 263 £57,500 +8.70% 70
West Midlands +83 207 £60,000 +9.09% 42
East of England +22 92 £63,750 +10.87% 49
East Midlands +48 55 £51,250 +2.50% 27
North East +34 28 £53,750 +26.47% 12
Kubernetes
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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 3,537 (75.24%) Docker
2 2,742 (58.33%) DevOps
3 2,511 (53.41%) AWS
4 2,045 (43.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1,852 (39.40%) Terraform
6 1,830 (38.93%) Python
7 1,800 (38.29%) Azure
8 1,546 (32.89%) Java
9 1,458 (31.01%) Microservices
10 1,175 (24.99%) Linux
11 1,124 (23.91%) JavaScript
12 1,090 (23.19%) Jenkins
13 1,058 (22.51%) Software Engineering
14 1,049 (22.31%) Ansible
15 1,042 (22.17%) GCP
16 981 (20.87%) Finance
17 886 (18.85%) SQL
18 842 (17.91%) C#
19 760 (16.17%) Infrastructure as Code
20 755 (16.06%) Git (software)
21 751 (15.98%) TDD
22 709 (15.08%) Puppet
23 686 (14.59%) .NET
24 683 (14.53%) Scrum
25 678 (14.42%) Go
26 670 (14.25%) Node.js
27 638 (13.57%) React
28 606 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
29 595 (12.66%) Kafka
30 561 (11.93%) Fintech

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
1 251 (5.34%) Elasticsearch
2 185 (3.94%) Apache Spark
3 161 (3.42%) Apache
4 98 (2.08%) Confluence
5 70 (1.49%) Apache Airflow
6 69 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
7 46 (0.98%) OpenStack
8 36 (0.77%) nginx
9 35 (0.74%) Tomcat
10 30 (0.64%) WebSphere
11 28 (0.60%) IIS
12 21 (0.45%) CMS
13 17 (0.36%) JBoss
14 16 (0.34%) WebLogic
15 15 (0.32%) SharePoint
16 13 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 10 (0.21%) Apache Solr
17 10 (0.21%) NServiceBus
17 10 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
17 10 (0.21%) Tornado
Applications
1 13 (0.28%) InVision
2 9 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.19%) Sketch
3 5 (0.11%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.043%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.021%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
1 18 (0.38%) R3 Corda
1 18 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
2 10 (0.21%) Sentinel
3 8 (0.17%) Magento
4 7 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 6 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
6 5 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.085%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.021%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.021%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2,511 (53.41%) AWS
2 1,800 (38.29%) Azure
3 1,042 (22.17%) GCP
4 364 (7.74%) AWS CloudFormation
5 363 (7.72%) SaaS
6 362 (7.70%) Serverless
7 310 (6.59%) PaaS
8 296 (6.30%) Amazon EKS
9 220 (4.68%) OpenShift
10 207 (4.40%) Amazon ECS
11 200 (4.25%) GitHub
12 194 (4.13%) AWS Lambda
12 194 (4.13%) IaaS
13 155 (3.30%) Datadog
14 133 (2.83%) Amazon S3
15 118 (2.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 109 (2.32%) Amazon EC2
17 106 (2.25%) Pulumi
18 93 (1.98%) Apigee
19 84 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 121 (2.57%) Firewall
2 99 (2.11%) DNS
3 88 (1.87%) HTTP
4 86 (1.83%) TCP/IP
5 48 (1.02%) Network Security
6 47 (1.00%) Internet
7 38 (0.81%) VPN
8 29 (0.62%) DHCP
9 27 (0.57%) HTTPS
10 20 (0.43%) WAN
11 17 (0.36%) SAN
12 16 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
13 14 (0.30%) LAN
14 13 (0.28%) SSH
15 12 (0.26%) NAS
16 9 (0.19%) FTP
16 9 (0.19%) Kerberos
16 9 (0.19%) Multicast
17 8 (0.17%) DMZ
17 8 (0.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 560 (11.91%) PostgreSQL
2 418 (8.89%) SQL Server
3 414 (8.81%) NoSQL
4 388 (8.25%) MongoDB
5 327 (6.96%) MySQL
6 236 (5.02%) Big Data
7 189 (4.02%) Redis
8 181 (3.85%) Relational Database
9 134 (2.85%) Hadoop
10 122 (2.60%) Azure SQL Database
11 94 (2.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 92 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
13 84 (1.79%) Amazon Redshift
14 75 (1.60%) Blockchain
15 71 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
16 68 (1.45%) Cosmos DB
17 62 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
18 55 (1.17%) MariaDB
19 50 (1.06%) RDBMS
20 47 (1.00%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,090 (23.19%) Jenkins
2 755 (16.06%) Git (software)
3 405 (8.62%) GitLab
4 241 (5.13%) JIRA
5 168 (3.57%) Selenium
6 143 (3.04%) TeamCity
7 121 (2.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 106 (2.25%) Artifactory
8 106 (2.25%) Maven
9 102 (2.17%) Bitbucket
10 100 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
11 97 (2.06%) Gradle
12 87 (1.85%) CircleCI
13 85 (1.81%) Cucumber
14 84 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
15 80 (1.70%) SonarQube
16 65 (1.38%) JUnit
17 60 (1.28%) IntelliJ
17 60 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
18 56 (1.19%) Vagrant
General
1 981 (20.87%) Finance
2 336 (7.15%) Banking
3 204 (4.34%) Games
4 191 (4.06%) Public Sector
5 116 (2.47%) Retail
6 87 (1.85%) Law
7 77 (1.64%) Telecoms
8 69 (1.47%) Marketing
9 48 (1.02%) Front Office
10 42 (0.89%) Back Office
10 42 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 40 (0.85%) Electronics
12 30 (0.64%) Advertising
13 20 (0.43%) Legal
14 19 (0.40%) Automotive
15 18 (0.38%) Online Betting
16 16 (0.34%) Financial Institution
17 14 (0.30%) Investment Banking
18 13 (0.28%) Private Banking
19 10 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,458 (31.01%) Developer
2 1,386 (29.48%) DevOps Engineer
3 582 (12.38%) AWS Engineer
4 478 (10.17%) AWS DevOps
5 464 (9.87%) Java Developer
6 430 (9.15%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 422 (8.98%) Software Engineer
8 402 (8.55%) Senior Developer
9 359 (7.64%) Senior DevOps
10 329 (7.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 299 (6.36%) Architect
12 225 (4.79%) Azure Engineer
13 214 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
14 206 (4.38%) Java Engineer
15 189 (4.02%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 185 (3.94%) Software Developer
17 184 (3.91%) Python Developer
18 180 (3.83%) Full Stack Developer
19 177 (3.77%) Site Reliability Engineer
20 164 (3.49%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 686 (14.59%) .NET
2 670 (14.25%) Node.js
3 638 (13.57%) React
4 595 (12.66%) Kafka
5 497 (10.57%) Spring
6 484 (10.30%) AngularJS
7 445 (9.47%) Spring Boot
8 406 (8.64%) .NET Core
9 334 (7.10%) REST
10 319 (6.79%) Web Services
11 273 (5.81%) Vue.js
12 256 (5.45%) RabbitMQ
13 249 (5.30%) CSS
14 236 (5.02%) HTML
15 217 (4.62%) RESTful
16 177 (3.77%) .NET Framework
17 141 (3.00%) GraphQL
18 134 (2.85%) Elastic Stack
19 126 (2.68%) gRPC
20 114 (2.43%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 287 (6.11%) Greenfield Project
2 280 (5.96%) Cloud Native
3 195 (4.15%) Public Cloud
4 141 (3.00%) Hedge funds
5 133 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
6 129 (2.74%) Algorithms
7 99 (2.11%) Data Centre
8 84 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
9 75 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
10 73 (1.55%) Data Structures
11 72 (1.53%) User Experience
12 61 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
13 60 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
14 59 (1.26%) Mobile App
15 58 (1.23%) Enterprise Cloud
16 48 (1.02%) Social Network
17 38 (0.81%) Equities
18 36 (0.77%) Blog
19 35 (0.74%) Private Cloud
20 29 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,175 (24.99%) Linux
2 310 (6.59%) Windows
3 203 (4.32%) Unix
4 88 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 77 (1.64%) Windows Server
6 74 (1.57%) CentOS
7 49 (1.04%) Ubuntu
8 43 (0.91%) Android
9 30 (0.64%) Apple iOS
10 21 (0.45%) VMS
11 19 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (0.36%) CoreOS
13 15 (0.32%) zOS
14 14 (0.30%) Debian
15 11 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
16 4 (0.085%) Fedora
16 4 (0.085%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.085%) Solaris
16 4 (0.085%) Windows Server 2019
17 3 (0.064%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,742 (58.33%) DevOps
2 2,045 (43.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1,458 (31.01%) Microservices
4 1,058 (22.51%) Software Engineering
5 760 (16.17%) Infrastructure as Code
6 751 (15.98%) TDD
7 683 (14.53%) Scrum
8 606 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
9 561 (11.93%) Fintech
10 463 (9.85%) Configuration Management
11 453 (9.64%) Test Automation
12 429 (9.13%) Mentoring
13 416 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
14 362 (7.70%) Machine Learning
15 349 (7.42%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 301 (6.40%) Computer Science
17 293 (6.23%) Deployment Automation
18 272 (5.79%) Analytics
18 272 (5.79%) Migration
19 252 (5.36%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,830 (38.93%) Python
2 1,546 (32.89%) Java
3 1,124 (23.91%) JavaScript
4 886 (18.85%) SQL
5 842 (17.91%) C#
6 678 (14.42%) Go
7 457 (9.72%) Bash Shell
8 379 (8.06%) TypeScript
9 361 (7.68%) Ruby
10 320 (6.81%) PowerShell
11 255 (5.42%) Scala
12 237 (5.04%) PHP
13 198 (4.21%) Java 8
14 184 (3.91%) C++
15 166 (3.53%) Kotlin
16 95 (2.02%) Groovy
17 71 (1.51%) Shell Script
18 59 (1.26%) ES6
19 51 (1.08%) Perl
20 49 (1.04%) C
Qualifications
1 334 (7.10%) Degree
2 270 (5.74%) Security Cleared
3 214 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 136 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 100 (2.13%) AWS Certification
6 45 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (0.66%) Master's Degree
7 31 (0.66%) PhD
8 29 (0.62%) ISTQB
8 29 (0.62%) Sun Certification
9 24 (0.51%) DV Cleared
10 22 (0.47%) ISEB
11 19 (0.40%) CCNA
11 19 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 17 (0.36%) CCNP
13 15 (0.32%) OSCE
13 15 (0.32%) OSCP
14 14 (0.30%) RHCE
15 13 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 12 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (2.57%) QA
2 38 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (0.70%) NIST
4 27 (0.57%) SLA
5 24 (0.51%) GDPR
6 17 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 13 (0.28%) Data Quality
8 12 (0.26%) HIPAA
9 10 (0.21%) ISO 9001
9 10 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.19%) WCAG
11 7 (0.15%) ISO 22301
12 5 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
12 5 (0.11%) EMIR
12 5 (0.11%) MiFID
13 3 (0.064%) PMO
14 2 (0.043%) IEC 62304
14 2 (0.043%) ISO 13485
14 2 (0.043%) NCSC
15 1 (0.021%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 3,537 (75.24%) Docker
2 113 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 106 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 60 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
5 26 (0.55%) vSphere
6 17 (0.36%) VirtualBox
7 16 (0.34%) Hyper-V
8 15 (0.32%) KVM
8 15 (0.32%) XenApp
9 13 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
10 12 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 12 (0.26%) XenDesktop
11 11 (0.23%) HDFS
12 9 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.19%) Xen
13 7 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 6 (0.13%) Firmware
15 5 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.11%) VMware NSX
16 4 (0.085%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 1,852 (39.40%) Terraform
2 1,049 (22.31%) Ansible
3 709 (15.08%) Puppet
4 514 (10.93%) Opscode Chef
5 248 (5.28%) Grafana
6 247 (5.25%) Prometheus
7 90 (1.91%) Istio
8 68 (1.45%) Packer
9 54 (1.15%) Nagios
10 43 (0.91%) ZABBIX
11 39 (0.83%) Kibana
12 38 (0.81%) Docker Swarm
12 38 (0.81%) Rancher
13 34 (0.72%) Consul
14 24 (0.51%) Fortio
14 24 (0.51%) Kiali
15 22 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
16 20 (0.43%) HAProxy
17 19 (0.40%) MIIS
18 18 (0.38%) Graphite
Vendors
1 504 (10.72%) Google
2 316 (6.72%) Microsoft
3 224 (4.76%) Oracle
4 198 (4.21%) VMware
5 151 (3.21%) Red Hat
6 118 (2.51%) Splunk
7 108 (2.30%) SaltStack
8 107 (2.28%) IBM
9 94 (2.00%) New Relic
10 92 (1.96%) SAP
11 56 (1.19%) Atlassian
12 45 (0.96%) Cisco
13 43 (0.91%) Dynatrace
14 33 (0.70%) Databricks
15 24 (0.51%) ServiceNow
16 20 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
17 19 (0.40%) hybris
17 19 (0.40%) Veracode
18 18 (0.38%) Pega
18 18 (0.38%) Sitecore