Period
to 24 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 24 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Kubernetes (K8s)
England > London
6 months to
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 179 411
Rank change year-on-year +111 +232 +446
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 2,619 1,356 507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 4.15% 1.94% 0.72%
As % of the Systems Management category 31.24% 18.68% 7.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2,126 1,171 424
London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% -10.00%
10th Percentile £50,000 £48,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £102,500 £90,000
England median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +3.85% -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 London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 8,384 7,258 7,246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.29% 10.36% 10.23%
Number of salaries quoted 6,722 6,098 6,168
London median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £38,500 £37,500 £35,925
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in London

Kubernetes
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Kubernetes in London.

Salary trend for Kubernetes in London

Kubernetes
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in London over the 6 months to 24 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Kubernetes in London

Kubernetes
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes within the London region over the 6 months to 24 January 2019. 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
Central London +125 586 £75,000 +7.14% 196
West London +42 51 £70,000 -3.45% 117
South London +17 48 £65,000 -12.75% 15
East London +39 24 £70,000 - 28
North London +11 2 £60,000 -2.04% 2
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, 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 London region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 2,199 (83.96%) Docker
2 1,623 (61.97%) DevOps
3 1,508 (57.58%) Amazon AWS
4 1,143 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
5 1,125 (42.96%) Python
6 1,039 (39.67%) Linux
7 957 (36.54%) Java
8 917 (35.01%) Ansible
9 879 (33.56%) Microsoft Azure
10 836 (31.92%) Microservices
11 753 (28.75%) Terraform
12 740 (28.26%) Jenkins
13 664 (25.35%) Google Cloud Platform
14 647 (24.70%) Puppet
15 519 (19.82%) Finance
16 491 (18.75%) Software Engineering
17 488 (18.63%) Opscode Chef
18 470 (17.95%) Google
19 468 (17.87%) Git (software)
20 440 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
21 407 (15.54%) Bash Shell
21 407 (15.54%) JavaScript
22 399 (15.23%) Go
23 391 (14.93%) Configuration Management
24 383 (14.62%) SQL
25 370 (14.13%) Open Source
26 355 (13.55%) Node.js
27 346 (13.21%) Spring
28 340 (12.98%) TDD
29 337 (12.87%) Ruby

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 187 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
2 129 (4.93%) Apache Spark
3 122 (4.66%) Apache
4 105 (4.01%) Tomcat
5 87 (3.32%) Cloud Foundry
6 78 (2.98%) Confluence
7 65 (2.48%) nginx
8 46 (1.76%) OpenStack
9 45 (1.72%) WebSphere
10 44 (1.68%) WebLogic
11 35 (1.34%) Apache Solr
12 31 (1.18%) Ethereum
13 30 (1.15%) IIS
14 18 (0.69%) Anypoint
15 17 (0.65%) Hyperledger
16 11 (0.42%) CMS
16 11 (0.42%) SharePoint
17 8 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
18 7 (0.27%) Mule
19 6 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 7 (0.27%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.076%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.076%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.038%) HipChat
3 1 (0.038%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (0.92%) Payment Gateway
2 15 (0.57%) Distributed Ledger
3 7 (0.27%) Ripple
3 7 (0.27%) Temenos T24
4 5 (0.19%) Magento
5 2 (0.076%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.038%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.038%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.038%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1,508 (57.58%) Amazon AWS
2 879 (33.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 664 (25.35%) Google Cloud Platform
4 198 (7.56%) PaaS
5 173 (6.61%) AWS CloudFormation
6 172 (6.57%) OpenShift
7 166 (6.34%) SaaS
8 154 (5.88%) GitHub
9 133 (5.08%) Serverless
10 118 (4.51%) Cloud Computing
11 96 (3.67%) Amazon EC2
12 86 (3.28%) IaaS
13 81 (3.09%) Amazon S3
14 64 (2.44%) IBM Cloud
15 62 (2.37%) AWS Lambda
16 48 (1.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 34 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 30 (1.15%) Route 53
19 28 (1.07%) Slack
20 26 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 133 (5.08%) Firewall
2 61 (2.33%) VPN
3 50 (1.91%) DNS
4 48 (1.83%) HTTP
5 45 (1.72%) Network Security
6 34 (1.30%) TCP/IP
7 26 (0.99%) Internet
8 22 (0.84%) WAN
9 19 (0.73%) LAN
10 17 (0.65%) VLAN
11 14 (0.53%) SAN
12 13 (0.50%) BGP
13 12 (0.46%) SSL
14 10 (0.38%) AMQP
14 10 (0.38%) OSPF
15 7 (0.27%) NAS
16 6 (0.23%) DHCP
17 4 (0.15%) DSL
17 4 (0.15%) FTP
17 4 (0.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (10.23%) NoSQL
2 238 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 213 (8.13%) Big Data
4 186 (7.10%) MongoDB
5 178 (6.80%) SQL Server
6 172 (6.57%) MySQL
7 127 (4.85%) Apache Cassandra
8 96 (3.67%) Blockchain
9 95 (3.63%) Hadoop
10 72 (2.75%) Relational Database
11 69 (2.63%) Redis
12 68 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
13 47 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
14 40 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 33 (1.26%) Apache Hive
16 27 (1.03%) Oracle Database
17 24 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
17 24 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 23 (0.88%) Neo4j
19 21 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 740 (28.26%) Jenkins
2 468 (17.87%) Git (software)
3 197 (7.52%) Maven
4 186 (7.10%) TeamCity
5 163 (6.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 143 (5.46%) JIRA
7 116 (4.43%) Octopus Deploy
8 112 (4.28%) Gradle
9 88 (3.36%) GitLab
9 88 (3.36%) Visual Studio Team System
10 83 (3.17%) CircleCI
11 80 (3.05%) Vagrant
12 79 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
13 78 (2.98%) Cucumber
14 74 (2.83%) Sonatype Nexus
15 73 (2.79%) Selenium
16 67 (2.56%) Travis CI
17 66 (2.52%) Subversion
18 49 (1.87%) Bitbucket
19 45 (1.72%) JUnit
General
1 519 (19.82%) Finance
2 172 (6.57%) Banking
3 138 (5.27%) Retail
4 134 (5.12%) Law
5 94 (3.59%) Games
6 64 (2.44%) Marketing
7 49 (1.87%) Telecoms
8 44 (1.68%) Financial Institution
9 34 (1.30%) Front Office
10 32 (1.22%) Investment Banking
11 29 (1.11%) Legal
12 28 (1.07%) Advertising
13 24 (0.92%) Manufacturing
14 20 (0.76%) Electronics
15 18 (0.69%) Automotive
16 14 (0.53%) Back Office
16 14 (0.53%) Publishing
17 8 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.23%) Retail Banking
19 4 (0.15%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 868 (33.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 753 (28.75%) Developer
3 312 (11.91%) Java Developer
4 211 (8.06%) Senior DevOps
5 209 (7.98%) AWS Engineer
6 202 (7.71%) Senior Developer
7 194 (7.41%) AWS DevOps
8 189 (7.22%) Architect
9 169 (6.45%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 156 (5.96%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 152 (5.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 125 (4.77%) Software Engineer
13 117 (4.47%) Cloud Engineer
13 117 (4.47%) Platform Engineer
14 115 (4.39%) Linux Engineer
15 110 (4.20%) Senior Java Developer
16 103 (3.93%) Lead DevOps
17 95 (3.63%) Full Stack Developer
18 88 (3.36%) Linux/Unix DevOps
19 80 (3.05%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 355 (13.55%) Node.js
2 346 (13.21%) Spring
3 302 (11.53%) .NET
4 282 (10.77%) React
5 270 (10.31%) Web Services
6 265 (10.12%) Kafka
7 237 (9.05%) AngularJS
8 234 (8.93%) Spring Boot
9 230 (8.78%) RESTful
10 162 (6.19%) REST
11 159 (6.07%) HTML
12 143 (5.46%) .NET Core
13 137 (5.23%) CSS
14 102 (3.89%) Elastic Stack
15 98 (3.74%) RabbitMQ
16 90 (3.44%) HTML5
17 80 (3.05%) Redux
18 77 (2.94%) ASP.NET
18 77 (2.94%) SOAP
19 75 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 313 (11.95%) Fintech
2 239 (9.13%) Greenfield Project
3 119 (4.54%) Cloud Native
4 99 (3.78%) User Experience
5 96 (3.67%) Public Cloud
6 95 (3.63%) Hybrid Cloud
7 94 (3.59%) Data Centre
8 83 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
9 78 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
10 73 (2.79%) Algorithms
11 71 (2.71%) Mobile App
12 68 (2.60%) Blog
12 68 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
12 68 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
13 46 (1.76%) Data Structures
14 40 (1.53%) Hedge funds
15 34 (1.30%) Renewable Energy
16 29 (1.11%) Management Information System
17 26 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 26 (0.99%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 1,039 (39.67%) Linux
2 263 (10.04%) Windows
3 129 (4.93%) Unix
4 122 (4.66%) CentOS
5 107 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 95 (3.63%) Ubuntu
7 56 (2.14%) Windows Server
8 48 (1.83%) Android
9 34 (1.30%) Debian
10 31 (1.18%) Apple iOS
10 31 (1.18%) VMS
11 26 (0.99%) Fedora
11 26 (0.99%) Mesosphere
12 20 (0.76%) CoreOS
13 17 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (0.53%) SUSE
15 13 (0.50%) DC/OS
15 13 (0.50%) Solaris
16 8 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
17 7 (0.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,623 (61.97%) DevOps
2 1,143 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
3 836 (31.92%) Microservices
4 491 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 440 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
6 391 (14.93%) Configuration Management
7 370 (14.13%) Open Source
8 340 (12.98%) TDD
9 279 (10.65%) Scrum
10 260 (9.93%) Machine Learning
11 254 (9.70%) Continuous Delivery
12 237 (9.05%) Test Automation
13 228 (8.71%) Artificial Intelligence
14 217 (8.29%) Deployment Automation
15 185 (7.06%) BDD
16 181 (6.91%) Computer Science
17 170 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 157 (5.99%) Data Science
19 154 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
20 150 (5.73%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,125 (42.96%) Python
2 957 (36.54%) Java
3 407 (15.54%) Bash Shell
3 407 (15.54%) JavaScript
4 399 (15.23%) Go
5 383 (14.62%) SQL
6 337 (12.87%) Ruby
7 286 (10.92%) C#
8 199 (7.60%) Scala
9 149 (5.69%) PowerShell
10 140 (5.35%) Java 8
11 137 (5.23%) TypeScript
12 132 (5.04%) C++
13 127 (4.85%) PHP
14 124 (4.73%) Perl
15 69 (2.63%) Groovy
16 66 (2.52%) Shell Script
17 65 (2.48%) C
18 62 (2.37%) ES6
19 43 (1.64%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 215 (8.21%) Degree
2 82 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 50 (1.91%) Security Cleared
4 48 (1.83%) AWS Certification
5 38 (1.45%) SC Cleared
6 33 (1.26%) Master's Degree
7 13 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
8 12 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
8 12 (0.46%) RHCE
8 12 (0.46%) RHCSA
9 8 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.27%) MCSE
11 5 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.19%) CISSP
11 5 (0.19%) OCP
11 5 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (0.19%) SANS
12 4 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.15%) MCSA
13 3 (0.11%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (6.30%) QA
2 16 (0.61%) GDPR
3 12 (0.46%) MiFID
4 8 (0.31%) PMO
5 6 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.23%) SLA
6 5 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.076%) PSD2
9 1 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2,199 (83.96%) Docker
2 85 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (2.52%) Active Directory
4 41 (1.57%) Hyper-V
5 35 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (1.15%) VirtualBox
7 18 (0.69%) HDFS
8 17 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 17 (0.65%) Xen
9 14 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.46%) Varnish
11 11 (0.42%) etcd
12 8 (0.31%) VMware NSX
13 7 (0.27%) KVM
13 7 (0.27%) pfSense
14 6 (0.23%) iptables
14 6 (0.23%) vSphere
15 5 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
16 4 (0.15%) QEMU
16 4 (0.15%) SkyDNS
Systems Management
1 917 (35.01%) Ansible
2 753 (28.75%) Terraform
3 647 (24.70%) Puppet
4 488 (18.63%) Opscode Chef
5 169 (6.45%) Docker Swarm
6 157 (5.99%) Prometheus
7 101 (3.86%) Salt
8 85 (3.25%) Grafana
9 73 (2.79%) Mesos
10 70 (2.67%) Packer
11 66 (2.52%) Nagios
12 65 (2.48%) Consul
13 51 (1.95%) Rancher
14 48 (1.83%) ZABBIX
15 31 (1.18%) Graphite
16 30 (1.15%) HAProxy
17 27 (1.03%) Automic
18 21 (0.80%) Sysdig
19 16 (0.61%) Kibana
19 16 (0.61%) rkt
Vendors
1 470 (17.95%) Google
2 243 (9.28%) Red Hat
3 160 (6.11%) Microsoft
4 137 (5.23%) Oracle
5 125 (4.77%) Splunk
6 108 (4.12%) VMware
7 76 (2.90%) IBM
8 62 (2.37%) SAP
9 58 (2.21%) Atlassian
10 53 (2.02%) AppDynamics
11 37 (1.41%) New Relic
12 36 (1.37%) SaltStack
13 35 (1.34%) Cisco
13 35 (1.34%) WorldPay
14 23 (0.88%) Dynatrace
15 22 (0.84%) Hortonworks
15 22 (0.84%) MuleSoft
16 21 (0.80%) Cloudera
17 20 (0.76%) Databricks
18 19 (0.73%) PagerDuty