Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > London
6 months to
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 91 213
Rank change year-on-year +57 +122 +308
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 3,506 2,357 1,280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 6.46% 3.49% 1.73%
As % of the Systems Management category 42.25% 28.52% 16.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,837 1,921 1,061
London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% -
10th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £48,750
90th Percentile £110,000 £97,500 £107,500
England median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -7.14%

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 8,299 8,264 7,668
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 15.30% 12.24% 10.33%
Number of salaries quoted 6,395 6,700 6,344
London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.84% +6.90%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,635
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.49% +5.27%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +58 825 £75,000 - 233
West London +63 106 £70,000 +7.69% 63
South London +29 83 £70,000 +7.69% 36
East London +28 17 £49,750 -28.93% 43
North London +7 9 £75,000 +50.00% 7
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 2,927 (83.49%) Docker
2 2,189 (62.44%) DevOps
3 2,144 (61.15%) AWS
4 1,572 (44.84%) Python
5 1,521 (43.38%) Agile Software Development
6 1,511 (43.10%) Java
7 1,285 (36.65%) Terraform
8 1,233 (35.17%) Microservices
9 1,143 (32.60%) Azure
10 1,089 (31.06%) Linux
11 1,047 (29.86%) Ansible
12 932 (26.58%) Jenkins
13 919 (26.21%) GCP
14 748 (21.33%) Software Engineering
15 726 (20.71%) Finance
16 705 (20.11%) Puppet
17 637 (18.17%) JavaScript
18 622 (17.74%) Go
19 605 (17.26%) TDD
20 577 (16.46%) Opscode Chef
21 530 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
22 519 (14.80%) Infrastructure as Code
23 504 (14.38%) Git (software)
24 503 (14.35%) Google
25 481 (13.72%) Bash Shell
26 466 (13.29%) SQL
27 440 (12.55%) Configuration Management
28 433 (12.35%) Open Source
29 428 (12.21%) Node.js
30 423 (12.07%) Fintech

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
1 286 (8.16%) Apache Spark
2 192 (5.48%) Elasticsearch
3 118 (3.37%) Apache
4 106 (3.02%) Confluence
5 63 (1.80%) OpenStack
6 62 (1.77%) nginx
7 53 (1.51%) Cloud Foundry
8 45 (1.28%) Tomcat
9 37 (1.06%) IIS
10 23 (0.66%) WebSphere
11 20 (0.57%) SAS
12 19 (0.54%) Skype for Business
13 17 (0.48%) CMS
14 14 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
14 14 (0.40%) Ethereum
15 12 (0.34%) WordPress
16 11 (0.31%) JBoss
17 10 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 10 (0.29%) Luigi
17 10 (0.29%) Zope
Applications
1 8 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
2 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.057%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.029%) HipChat
4 1 (0.029%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.029%) SPSS
4 1 (0.029%) Stata
Business Applications
1 84 (2.40%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.17%) Quorum
2 6 (0.17%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.057%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.057%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.057%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.029%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.029%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2,144 (61.15%) AWS
2 1,143 (32.60%) Azure
3 919 (26.21%) GCP
4 321 (9.16%) OpenShift
5 308 (8.78%) Serverless
6 307 (8.76%) AWS CloudFormation
7 258 (7.36%) PaaS
8 248 (7.07%) AWS Lambda
9 222 (6.33%) Amazon EC2
10 221 (6.30%) Amazon ECS
11 189 (5.39%) SaaS
12 174 (4.96%) Amazon S3
13 134 (3.82%) GitHub
14 133 (3.79%) IaaS
15 115 (3.28%) Amazon SQS
16 85 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
17 68 (1.94%) Datadog
18 64 (1.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 63 (1.80%) Amazon EKS
20 62 (1.77%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 140 (3.99%) Firewall
2 94 (2.68%) VPN
3 77 (2.20%) Internet
4 73 (2.08%) HTTP
5 38 (1.08%) TCP/IP
6 37 (1.06%) DNS
7 32 (0.91%) Network Security
8 28 (0.80%) Skype
9 27 (0.77%) LAN
9 27 (0.77%) WAN
10 20 (0.57%) MPLS
10 20 (0.57%) WLAN
11 16 (0.46%) SSL
12 14 (0.40%) Wireshark
13 10 (0.29%) DHCP
14 7 (0.20%) HTTPS
14 7 (0.20%) Software-Defined Networking
15 6 (0.17%) IPFS
15 6 (0.17%) Unified Communications
16 5 (0.14%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (8.27%) Big Data
2 287 (8.19%) NoSQL
3 220 (6.27%) PostgreSQL
4 187 (5.33%) MongoDB
5 176 (5.02%) MySQL
6 175 (4.99%) Amazon RDS
7 167 (4.76%) SQL Server
8 152 (4.34%) Apache Cassandra
9 142 (4.05%) Redis
10 134 (3.82%) Hadoop
11 125 (3.57%) Relational Database
12 105 (2.99%) Amazon Redshift
13 98 (2.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 70 (2.00%) Blockchain
15 54 (1.54%) RDBMS
16 33 (0.94%) Apache Hive
16 33 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
16 33 (0.94%) Neo4j
17 31 (0.88%) BigQuery
18 29 (0.83%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 932 (26.58%) Jenkins
2 504 (14.38%) Git (software)
3 198 (5.65%) JIRA
4 193 (5.50%) TeamCity
5 171 (4.88%) GitLab
6 152 (4.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 142 (4.05%) Bitbucket
8 131 (3.74%) Artifactory
9 122 (3.48%) Maven
10 111 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
11 92 (2.62%) CircleCI
12 82 (2.34%) Selenium
12 82 (2.34%) Vagrant
13 79 (2.25%) Travis CI
14 76 (2.17%) Gradle
14 76 (2.17%) IBM UrbanCode
15 71 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
16 66 (1.88%) Cucumber
17 62 (1.77%) SonarQube
18 59 (1.68%) JUnit
General
1 726 (20.71%) Finance
2 301 (8.59%) Banking
3 150 (4.28%) Front Office
4 107 (3.05%) Retail
5 97 (2.77%) Games
6 88 (2.51%) Public Sector
7 73 (2.08%) Law
8 63 (1.80%) Marketing
9 49 (1.40%) Advertising
10 40 (1.14%) Telecoms
11 36 (1.03%) Investment Banking
12 22 (0.63%) Billing
12 22 (0.63%) Legal
13 21 (0.60%) Manufacturing
14 20 (0.57%) Automotive
15 14 (0.40%) Publishing
16 11 (0.31%) Back Office
17 10 (0.29%) Retail Banking
18 8 (0.23%) Electronics
18 8 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,074 (30.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 973 (27.75%) Developer
3 392 (11.18%) Java Developer
4 385 (10.98%) AWS Engineer
5 255 (7.27%) AWS DevOps
6 244 (6.96%) Senior DevOps
7 235 (6.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 229 (6.53%) Architect
9 223 (6.36%) Cloud Engineer
10 217 (6.19%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 209 (5.96%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 207 (5.90%) Senior Developer
12 207 (5.90%) Software Engineer
13 151 (4.31%) Python Engineer
14 145 (4.14%) Platform Engineer
15 134 (3.82%) Java Engineer
16 126 (3.59%) Lead DevOps
17 117 (3.34%) Consultant
18 114 (3.25%) Python Developer
19 111 (3.17%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 428 (12.21%) Node.js
2 410 (11.69%) React
3 403 (11.49%) REST
4 396 (11.29%) Kafka
5 390 (11.12%) Spring
6 343 (9.78%) Web Services
7 311 (8.87%) AngularJS
8 306 (8.73%) .NET
9 269 (7.67%) Spring Boot
10 250 (7.13%) RESTful
11 204 (5.82%) HTML
12 199 (5.68%) Elastic Stack
13 175 (4.99%) CSS
14 136 (3.88%) .NET Core
15 128 (3.65%) RabbitMQ
16 121 (3.45%) JSON
17 113 (3.22%) HTML5
18 107 (3.05%) Vue.js
19 95 (2.71%) Akka
20 94 (2.68%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 285 (8.13%) Greenfield Project
2 227 (6.47%) Cloud Native
3 201 (5.73%) Public Cloud
4 192 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
5 153 (4.36%) Hybrid Cloud
6 128 (3.65%) Data Centre
7 121 (3.45%) Algorithms
8 118 (3.37%) User Experience
9 110 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
10 95 (2.71%) Fixed Income
11 89 (2.54%) Hedge funds
12 83 (2.37%) Data Structures
13 68 (1.94%) Mobile App
14 52 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
15 47 (1.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 43 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
17 41 (1.17%) Blog
18 40 (1.14%) PlayStation
19 38 (1.08%) Derivative
19 38 (1.08%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 1,089 (31.06%) Linux
2 310 (8.84%) Windows
3 212 (6.05%) Unix
4 71 (2.03%) CentOS
5 52 (1.48%) Android
5 52 (1.48%) Windows Server
6 48 (1.37%) Apple iOS
6 48 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 39 (1.11%) Mesosphere
8 37 (1.06%) Ubuntu
9 17 (0.48%) Debian
10 14 (0.40%) Kali Linux
11 11 (0.31%) Mac OS X
12 9 (0.26%) CoreOS
13 6 (0.17%) Data ONTAP
13 6 (0.17%) Fedora
13 6 (0.17%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.14%) zOS
15 4 (0.11%) Windows 10
16 3 (0.086%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,189 (62.44%) DevOps
2 1,521 (43.38%) Agile Software Development
3 1,233 (35.17%) Microservices
4 748 (21.33%) Software Engineering
5 605 (17.26%) TDD
6 530 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
7 519 (14.80%) Infrastructure as Code
8 440 (12.55%) Configuration Management
9 433 (12.35%) Open Source
10 423 (12.07%) Fintech
11 381 (10.87%) Continuous Delivery
12 368 (10.50%) Scrum
13 366 (10.44%) Problem-Solving
14 314 (8.96%) Machine Learning
15 291 (8.30%) Mentoring
15 291 (8.30%) Test Automation
16 280 (7.99%) Migration
17 258 (7.36%) Computer Science
18 255 (7.27%) Site Reliability Engineering
19 235 (6.70%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,572 (44.84%) Python
2 1,511 (43.10%) Java
3 637 (18.17%) JavaScript
4 622 (17.74%) Go
5 481 (13.72%) Bash Shell
6 466 (13.29%) SQL
7 360 (10.27%) Ruby
8 333 (9.50%) C#
9 306 (8.73%) Scala
10 252 (7.19%) Java 8
11 242 (6.90%) PowerShell
12 186 (5.31%) TypeScript
13 163 (4.65%) C++
14 140 (3.99%) Kotlin
15 135 (3.85%) PHP
16 102 (2.91%) Perl
17 98 (2.80%) R
18 76 (2.17%) Shell Script
19 48 (1.37%) ES6
20 42 (1.20%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 267 (7.62%) Degree
2 129 (3.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 93 (2.65%) AWS Certification
4 54 (1.54%) Security Cleared
5 33 (0.94%) PhD
6 31 (0.88%) Master's Degree
7 29 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (0.77%) SC Cleared
9 24 (0.68%) CCNA
10 19 (0.54%) CISSP
11 17 (0.48%) CCNP
12 14 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (0.31%) DV Cleared
13 11 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
14 8 (0.23%) CompTIA Security+
14 8 (0.23%) RHCSA
15 7 (0.20%) CISM
15 7 (0.20%) Network+ Certification
15 7 (0.20%) SANS
15 7 (0.20%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (4.59%) QA
2 18 (0.51%) SLA
3 16 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.40%) GDPR
5 7 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 6 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.057%) NCSC
8 2 (0.057%) PSD2
System Software
1 2,927 (83.49%) Docker
2 64 (1.83%) Active Directory
3 52 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 24 (0.68%) VirtualBox
6 23 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 23 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (0.46%) vSphere
8 13 (0.37%) KVM
9 12 (0.34%) Varnish
10 11 (0.31%) etcd
11 8 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (0.23%) Xen
11 8 (0.23%) XenApp
12 7 (0.20%) NFS
12 7 (0.20%) OpenSSH
13 6 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.14%) Ceph
14 5 (0.14%) iptables
15 4 (0.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,285 (36.65%) Terraform
2 1,047 (29.86%) Ansible
3 705 (20.11%) Puppet
4 577 (16.46%) Opscode Chef
5 162 (4.62%) Prometheus
6 159 (4.54%) Docker Swarm
7 150 (4.28%) Packer
8 137 (3.91%) Consul
9 118 (3.37%) Rancher
10 115 (3.28%) Salt
11 100 (2.85%) Grafana
12 94 (2.68%) Nagios
13 79 (2.25%) Istio
14 62 (1.77%) ZABBIX
15 55 (1.57%) Mesos
16 48 (1.37%) Graphite
17 47 (1.34%) Kibana
18 40 (1.14%) Automic
19 36 (1.03%) Opsview
20 25 (0.71%) linkerd
Vendors
1 503 (14.35%) Google
2 180 (5.13%) Microsoft
3 122 (3.48%) Splunk
4 104 (2.97%) Oracle
5 86 (2.45%) VMware
6 83 (2.37%) WorldPay
7 77 (2.20%) Red Hat
8 47 (1.34%) CyberArk
9 46 (1.31%) Spotify
10 44 (1.25%) AppDynamics
11 42 (1.20%) SaltStack
12 31 (0.88%) Cloudera
13 30 (0.86%) IBM
13 30 (0.86%) PagerDuty
14 29 (0.83%) Hortonworks
15 26 (0.74%) Dynatrace
15 26 (0.74%) Facebook
16 25 (0.71%) Atlassian
16 25 (0.71%) New Relic
16 25 (0.71%) Talend