Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Kubernetes (K8s)
UK > England
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 287 717
Rank change year-on-year +167 +430 +508
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 4,044 1,994 513
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.73% 1.19% 0.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 24.26% 13.20% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3,228 1,681 423
England median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% -3.70% -10.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £44,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - -3.70% -10.00%

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 16,672 15,103 15,897
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 11.25% 8.99% 9.04%
Number of salaries quoted 13,212 12,509 12,966
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.85% +4.85% +3.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +114 2,627 £72,500 +3.57% 551
South East +164 468 £55,000 -5.78% 108
North of England +124 401 £52,500 - 118
North West +71 227 £52,750 +0.48% 64
East of England +106 218 £60,000 - 30
Midlands +141 154 £60,000 - 41
Yorkshire +122 154 £52,500 - 47
South West +114 146 £55,000 +10.00% 45
West Midlands +96 99 £57,500 +9.52% 28
East Midlands +59 55 £66,250 +1.92% 13
North East +6 20 £52,500 -12.50% 7
Kubernetes
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 3,491 (86.33%) Docker
2 2,496 (61.72%) DevOps
3 2,385 (58.98%) Amazon AWS
4 1,903 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
5 1,774 (43.87%) Linux
6 1,735 (42.90%) Python
7 1,509 (37.31%) Ansible
8 1,459 (36.08%) Microsoft Azure
9 1,445 (35.73%) Java
10 1,293 (31.97%) Jenkins
11 1,251 (30.93%) Microservices
12 1,178 (29.13%) Terraform
13 1,113 (27.52%) Puppet
14 955 (23.62%) Google Cloud Platform
15 847 (20.94%) Continuous Integration
16 825 (20.40%) Opscode Chef
17 790 (19.54%) Software Engineering
18 754 (18.64%) Git (software)
19 750 (18.55%) Configuration Management
20 711 (17.58%) Google
21 686 (16.96%) Bash Shell
22 684 (16.91%) Finance
23 662 (16.37%) JavaScript
24 644 (15.92%) Go
25 621 (15.36%) SQL
26 619 (15.31%) Ruby
27 606 (14.99%) Open Source
28 580 (14.34%) Node.js
29 529 (13.08%) TDD
30 489 (12.09%) Spring

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
1 302 (7.47%) Elasticsearch
2 180 (4.45%) OpenStack
3 162 (4.01%) Apache Spark
4 155 (3.83%) Apache
5 147 (3.64%) Tomcat
6 133 (3.29%) Cloud Foundry
7 115 (2.84%) Confluence
8 104 (2.57%) nginx
9 76 (1.88%) WebLogic
10 68 (1.68%) WebSphere
11 62 (1.53%) Ethereum
12 48 (1.19%) Apache Solr
13 36 (0.89%) IIS
14 30 (0.74%) JBoss
15 28 (0.69%) Anypoint
16 18 (0.45%) CMS
17 15 (0.37%) CloudStack
17 15 (0.37%) Drupal
18 13 (0.32%) Hyperledger
18 13 (0.32%) Jetty
Applications
1 11 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.17%) Chatbot
3 7 (0.17%) HipChat
4 2 (0.049%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.049%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.025%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.025%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 44 (1.09%) Payment Gateway
2 23 (0.57%) Ripple
3 17 (0.42%) Distributed Ledger
4 9 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.15%) Magento
6 5 (0.12%) Eagle PACE
6 5 (0.12%) Front Arena
6 5 (0.12%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.049%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.049%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.025%) BigMachines
8 1 (0.025%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.025%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.025%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.025%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 2,385 (58.98%) Amazon AWS
2 1,459 (36.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 955 (23.62%) Google Cloud Platform
4 330 (8.16%) OpenShift
5 322 (7.96%) PaaS
6 281 (6.95%) SaaS
7 272 (6.73%) GitHub
8 249 (6.16%) AWS CloudFormation
9 236 (5.84%) Cloud Computing
10 210 (5.19%) Serverless
11 190 (4.70%) IaaS
12 162 (4.01%) Amazon EC2
13 139 (3.44%) Amazon S3
14 135 (3.34%) AWS Lambda
15 107 (2.65%) IBM Cloud
16 69 (1.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 55 (1.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 37 (0.91%) Route 53
19 36 (0.89%) Datadog
20 34 (0.84%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 190 (4.70%) Firewall
2 112 (2.77%) VPN
3 102 (2.52%) TCP/IP
4 96 (2.37%) DNS
5 94 (2.32%) HTTP
6 57 (1.41%) Internet
7 55 (1.36%) Network Security
8 35 (0.87%) VLAN
9 28 (0.69%) WAN
10 25 (0.62%) LAN
10 25 (0.62%) SAN
11 19 (0.47%) SSL
12 18 (0.45%) DHCP
13 17 (0.42%) VSAN
14 16 (0.40%) BGP
15 14 (0.35%) BIG-IP
16 13 (0.32%) AMQP
17 12 (0.30%) Cisco Nexus
17 12 (0.30%) OSPF
18 8 (0.20%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 428 (10.58%) NoSQL
2 344 (8.51%) PostgreSQL
3 338 (8.36%) MySQL
4 313 (7.74%) MongoDB
5 295 (7.29%) Big Data
6 229 (5.66%) SQL Server
7 213 (5.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 150 (3.71%) Hadoop
9 144 (3.56%) Relational Database
10 130 (3.21%) Redis
11 123 (3.04%) Blockchain
12 117 (2.89%) Amazon RDS
13 62 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 54 (1.34%) Neo4j
14 54 (1.34%) RDBMS
15 46 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
15 46 (1.14%) Oracle Database
16 44 (1.09%) Apache Hive
17 40 (0.99%) Couchbase
17 40 (0.99%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 1,293 (31.97%) Jenkins
2 754 (18.64%) Git (software)
3 316 (7.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 261 (6.45%) TeamCity
5 243 (6.01%) Maven
6 237 (5.86%) JIRA
7 220 (5.44%) Vagrant
8 194 (4.80%) GitLab
9 152 (3.76%) Subversion
10 139 (3.44%) Cucumber
11 134 (3.31%) Octopus Deploy
12 122 (3.02%) Selenium
13 117 (2.89%) CircleCI
14 116 (2.87%) Sonatype Nexus
15 108 (2.67%) Gradle
16 96 (2.37%) Visual Studio Team System
17 91 (2.25%) Travis CI
18 80 (1.98%) JUnit
18 80 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
19 76 (1.88%) Hudson
General
1 684 (16.91%) Finance
2 214 (5.29%) Retail
3 211 (5.22%) Banking
4 147 (3.64%) Marketing
5 144 (3.56%) Law
6 126 (3.12%) Games
7 116 (2.87%) Telecoms
8 82 (2.03%) Manufacturing
9 74 (1.83%) Electronics
10 40 (0.99%) Investment Banking
11 39 (0.96%) Financial Institution
12 37 (0.91%) Advertising
12 37 (0.91%) Front Office
13 26 (0.64%) Publishing
14 22 (0.54%) Legal
15 21 (0.52%) Back Office
16 20 (0.49%) Automotive
17 7 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.15%) Retail Banking
19 4 (0.099%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 1,390 (34.37%) DevOps Engineer
2 1,089 (26.93%) Developer
3 453 (11.20%) Java Developer
4 303 (7.49%) Senior Developer
5 301 (7.44%) Architect
6 281 (6.95%) AWS Engineer
7 278 (6.87%) Senior DevOps
8 271 (6.70%) Software Engineer
9 270 (6.68%) AWS DevOps
10 225 (5.56%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 225 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
11 224 (5.54%) Cloud Engineer
12 221 (5.46%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 200 (4.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 192 (4.75%) Platform Engineer
15 180 (4.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 151 (3.73%) Lead DevOps
17 150 (3.71%) Senior Java Developer
18 136 (3.36%) Linux DevOps Engineer
19 116 (2.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 580 (14.34%) Node.js
2 489 (12.09%) Spring
3 481 (11.89%) Web Services
4 416 (10.29%) React
5 387 (9.57%) .NET
6 368 (9.10%) AngularJS
7 359 (8.88%) Spring Boot
8 351 (8.68%) RESTful
9 320 (7.91%) Kafka
10 296 (7.32%) HTML
11 283 (7.00%) REST
12 251 (6.21%) CSS
13 187 (4.62%) .NET Core
14 186 (4.60%) Elastic Stack
15 173 (4.28%) HTML5
16 121 (2.99%) RabbitMQ
17 111 (2.74%) Redux
18 101 (2.50%) ASP.NET
18 101 (2.50%) XML
19 100 (2.47%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 338 (8.36%) Fintech
2 303 (7.49%) Greenfield Project
3 270 (6.68%) Public Cloud
4 162 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
5 155 (3.83%) Hybrid Cloud
6 152 (3.76%) Cloud Native
7 143 (3.54%) Data Centre
8 140 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
9 120 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
10 100 (2.47%) Blog
11 96 (2.37%) User Experience
12 95 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
13 84 (2.08%) Mobile App
14 64 (1.58%) Algorithms
15 58 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 52 (1.29%) Bitcoin
17 50 (1.24%) Data Structures
17 50 (1.24%) Virtual Team
18 46 (1.14%) Robotics
19 43 (1.06%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1,774 (43.87%) Linux
2 464 (11.47%) Windows
3 249 (6.16%) Unix
4 224 (5.54%) CentOS
5 201 (4.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 148 (3.66%) Ubuntu
7 98 (2.42%) Windows Server
8 62 (1.53%) Debian
9 60 (1.48%) Android
10 53 (1.31%) VMS
11 47 (1.16%) CoreOS
12 43 (1.06%) Apple iOS
13 34 (0.84%) Fedora
14 28 (0.69%) DC/OS
15 25 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
16 21 (0.52%) Mesosphere
17 16 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
18 14 (0.35%) Solaris
19 13 (0.32%) AIX
20 9 (0.22%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,496 (61.72%) DevOps
2 1,903 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 1,251 (30.93%) Microservices
4 847 (20.94%) Continuous Integration
5 790 (19.54%) Software Engineering
6 750 (18.55%) Configuration Management
7 606 (14.99%) Open Source
8 529 (13.08%) TDD
9 476 (11.77%) Continuous Delivery
10 459 (11.35%) Test Automation
11 451 (11.15%) Scrum
12 330 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
13 305 (7.54%) Deployment Automation
14 299 (7.39%) Computer Science
15 279 (6.90%) Machine Learning
16 260 (6.43%) BDD
17 254 (6.28%) Mentoring
18 242 (5.98%) Artificial Intelligence
19 232 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 227 (5.61%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1,735 (42.90%) Python
2 1,445 (35.73%) Java
3 686 (16.96%) Bash Shell
4 662 (16.37%) JavaScript
5 644 (15.92%) Go
6 621 (15.36%) SQL
7 619 (15.31%) Ruby
8 426 (10.53%) C#
9 325 (8.04%) PowerShell
10 298 (7.37%) Scala
11 251 (6.21%) Perl
12 225 (5.56%) Java 8
13 202 (5.00%) PHP
14 200 (4.95%) C++
15 162 (4.01%) TypeScript
16 132 (3.26%) Shell Script
17 110 (2.72%) C
18 92 (2.27%) Groovy
19 81 (2.00%) ES6
20 73 (1.81%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 408 (10.09%) Degree
2 163 (4.03%) Security Cleared
3 153 (3.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 93 (2.30%) AWS Certification
5 77 (1.90%) Master's Degree
6 68 (1.68%) SC Cleared
7 47 (1.16%) RHCE
8 44 (1.09%) RHCSA
9 29 (0.72%) DV Cleared
10 16 (0.40%) CISSP
11 14 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (0.30%) MCSE
12 12 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
12 12 (0.30%) SANS
13 11 (0.27%) CompTIA Security+
14 10 (0.25%) CCNA
15 9 (0.22%) ISEB
15 9 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
16 8 (0.20%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (5.81%) QA
2 20 (0.49%) GDPR
3 10 (0.25%) PMO
3 10 (0.25%) SLA
4 8 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.099%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.074%) WCAG
8 2 (0.049%) MiFID
8 2 (0.049%) PSD2
9 1 (0.025%) SEPA
System Software
1 3,491 (86.33%) Docker
2 194 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (2.79%) Active Directory
4 82 (2.03%) VirtualBox
5 70 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
6 56 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
7 40 (0.99%) oVirt
7 40 (0.99%) vSphere
8 39 (0.96%) Hyper-V
9 38 (0.94%) Xen
10 29 (0.72%) RHEV
11 27 (0.67%) HDFS
12 25 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 25 (0.62%) KVM
13 24 (0.59%) VMware NSX
14 23 (0.57%) Ceph
14 23 (0.57%) NFS
15 16 (0.40%) LXC
16 15 (0.37%) etcd
17 13 (0.32%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 1,509 (37.31%) Ansible
2 1,178 (29.13%) Terraform
3 1,113 (27.52%) Puppet
4 825 (20.40%) Opscode Chef
5 340 (8.41%) Docker Swarm
6 233 (5.76%) Prometheus
7 209 (5.17%) Packer
8 203 (5.02%) Grafana
9 194 (4.80%) Salt
10 158 (3.91%) Nagios
11 155 (3.83%) Consul
12 131 (3.24%) ZABBIX
13 114 (2.82%) Graphite
14 102 (2.52%) Mesos
15 99 (2.45%) Rancher
16 64 (1.58%) Opsview
17 54 (1.34%) Kibana
18 45 (1.11%) HAProxy
19 37 (0.91%) logstash
20 33 (0.82%) rkt
Vendors
1 711 (17.58%) Google
2 380 (9.40%) Red Hat
3 314 (7.76%) Microsoft
4 266 (6.58%) VMware
5 218 (5.39%) Oracle
6 174 (4.30%) Splunk
7 128 (3.17%) SAP
8 126 (3.12%) Atlassian
9 116 (2.87%) IBM
10 92 (2.27%) New Relic
11 74 (1.83%) AppDynamics
12 66 (1.63%) Cisco
13 58 (1.43%) WorldPay
14 54 (1.34%) SaltStack
15 50 (1.24%) Hortonworks
16 48 (1.19%) Cloudera
17 32 (0.79%) MuleSoft
18 30 (0.74%) Apple
18 30 (0.74%) PagerDuty
19 28 (0.69%) NetApp