Period
to 26 January 2021

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

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > London
6 months to
26 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 32 68
Rank change year-on-year +16 +36 +109
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 2,651 3,460 2,596
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 10.79% 6.85% 4.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 55.37% 43.57% 31.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2,526 3,000 2,323
Median annual salary £77,500 £77,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.90% +3.57%
10th Percentile £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £112,500 £97,500
England median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -3.57% +3.70% +3.85%

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 4,788 7,942 8,332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.50% 15.73% 13.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4,029 6,190 6,820
Median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +8.00%
10th Percentile £47,500 £40,000 £38,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £102,500 £95,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in London

Kubernetes
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes in London.

Salary trend for Kubernetes in London

Kubernetes
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes in London over the 6 months to 26 January 2021.

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 26 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
Central London +19 528 £78,000 +0.65% 213
South London +29 73 £70,000 -3.45% 13
West London +1 35 £70,000 +3.70% 64
East London +22 20 £70,000 +33.33% 41
North London +28 3 £70,000 +3.70% 4
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 London region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 1,934 (72.95%) Docker
2 1,556 (58.69%) DevOps
3 1,460 (55.07%) AWS
4 1,119 (42.21%) Python
5 1,050 (39.61%) Agile Software Development
6 1,004 (37.87%) Java
7 967 (36.48%) Terraform
8 888 (33.50%) Azure
9 887 (33.46%) Microservices
10 793 (29.91%) Finance
11 631 (23.80%) Jenkins
12 626 (23.61%) GCP
13 615 (23.20%) Software Engineering
14 572 (21.58%) Linux
15 570 (21.50%) JavaScript
16 568 (21.43%) Ansible
17 463 (17.47%) Fintech
18 431 (16.26%) SQL
19 422 (15.92%) TDD
20 402 (15.16%) Node.js
21 399 (15.05%) Infrastructure as Code
22 391 (14.75%) Kafka
23 386 (14.56%) C#
24 372 (14.03%) Go
25 350 (13.20%) Git (software)
26 336 (12.67%) Scrum
27 334 (12.60%) Puppet
28 331 (12.49%) .NET
29 320 (12.07%) Google
30 315 (11.88%) PostgreSQL

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
1 131 (4.94%) Apache Spark
2 125 (4.72%) Elasticsearch
3 112 (4.22%) Apache
4 67 (2.53%) Cloud Foundry
5 66 (2.49%) Apache Airflow
6 48 (1.81%) Confluence
7 28 (1.06%) Tomcat
8 21 (0.79%) WebSphere
9 20 (0.75%) CMS
10 18 (0.68%) nginx
11 16 (0.60%) WebLogic
12 15 (0.57%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
14 8 (0.30%) Tornado
15 7 (0.26%) SharePoint
16 6 (0.23%) Ethereum
16 6 (0.23%) IIS
17 5 (0.19%) Drupal
17 5 (0.19%) Hyperledger
18 4 (0.15%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 12 (0.45%) InVision
2 8 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.30%) Sketch
3 2 (0.075%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.038%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (0.68%) R3 Corda
1 18 (0.68%) SAP Hybris
2 14 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (0.34%) Sentinel
4 7 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
5 5 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.15%) Magento
7 2 (0.075%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.038%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.038%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1,460 (55.07%) AWS
2 888 (33.50%) Azure
3 626 (23.61%) GCP
4 234 (8.83%) Serverless
5 182 (6.87%) PaaS
6 149 (5.62%) SaaS
7 144 (5.43%) Amazon EKS
8 141 (5.32%) Amazon ECS
9 132 (4.98%) AWS Lambda
10 125 (4.72%) OpenShift
11 123 (4.64%) AWS CloudFormation
12 114 (4.30%) Datadog
13 107 (4.04%) IaaS
14 98 (3.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 96 (3.62%) Amazon S3
16 85 (3.21%) Apigee
17 79 (2.98%) GitHub
18 62 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
19 57 (2.15%) Amazon Kinesis
20 47 (1.77%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 87 (3.28%) Firewall
2 53 (2.00%) DNS
3 39 (1.47%) TCP/IP
4 36 (1.36%) Network Security
5 25 (0.94%) HTTP
6 23 (0.87%) VPN
7 19 (0.72%) Internet
8 16 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
9 15 (0.57%) HTTPS
10 11 (0.41%) WAN
11 10 (0.38%) SSH
12 9 (0.34%) Multicast
13 7 (0.26%) Unified Communications
14 6 (0.23%) LAN
14 6 (0.23%) tcpdump
15 5 (0.19%) BGP
15 5 (0.19%) DHCP
15 5 (0.19%) Kerberos
15 5 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
16 4 (0.15%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 315 (11.88%) PostgreSQL
2 268 (10.11%) NoSQL
3 211 (7.96%) SQL Server
4 201 (7.58%) MongoDB
5 170 (6.41%) Big Data
6 163 (6.15%) MySQL
7 113 (4.26%) Relational Database
8 100 (3.77%) Hadoop
9 98 (3.70%) Redis
10 83 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
11 76 (2.87%) Amazon Redshift
12 73 (2.75%) Blockchain
13 63 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
14 57 (2.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 40 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
16 39 (1.47%) RDBMS
17 30 (1.13%) BigQuery
17 30 (1.13%) Data Lake
18 29 (1.09%) Hazelcast
19 27 (1.02%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 631 (23.80%) Jenkins
2 350 (13.20%) Git (software)
3 257 (9.69%) GitLab
4 145 (5.47%) JIRA
5 81 (3.06%) Artifactory
6 79 (2.98%) Selenium
6 79 (2.98%) TeamCity
7 72 (2.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 62 (2.34%) Maven
9 59 (2.23%) CircleCI
10 54 (2.04%) SonarQube
11 51 (1.92%) Cucumber
11 51 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
12 45 (1.70%) Bitbucket
12 45 (1.70%) IntelliJ
13 43 (1.62%) JUnit
14 34 (1.28%) Gradle
15 31 (1.17%) NUnit
16 29 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
17 27 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 793 (29.91%) Finance
2 298 (11.24%) Banking
3 148 (5.58%) Games
4 87 (3.28%) Retail
5 68 (2.57%) Public Sector
6 44 (1.66%) Front Office
7 38 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 31 (1.17%) Law
9 26 (0.98%) Back Office
9 26 (0.98%) Marketing
10 23 (0.87%) Advertising
11 18 (0.68%) Manufacturing
11 18 (0.68%) Online Betting
12 14 (0.53%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.49%) Investment Banking
13 13 (0.49%) Private Banking
14 12 (0.45%) Electronics
15 9 (0.34%) Legal
16 5 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 785 (29.61%) Developer
2 725 (27.35%) DevOps Engineer
3 322 (12.15%) AWS Engineer
4 266 (10.03%) Java Developer
5 243 (9.17%) AWS DevOps
6 238 (8.98%) Software Engineer
7 234 (8.83%) Senior DevOps
8 210 (7.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 201 (7.58%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 194 (7.32%) Architect
11 180 (6.79%) Senior Developer
12 160 (6.04%) Java Engineer
13 159 (6.00%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 127 (4.79%) Cloud Engineer
15 108 (4.07%) Python Developer
16 107 (4.04%) Site Reliability Engineer
17 97 (3.66%) Platform Engineer
18 95 (3.58%) Python Engineer
19 93 (3.51%) Full Stack Developer
20 90 (3.39%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 402 (15.16%) Node.js
2 391 (14.75%) Kafka
3 331 (12.49%) .NET
4 314 (11.84%) React
5 281 (10.60%) Spring Boot
6 278 (10.49%) Spring
7 215 (8.11%) Web Services
8 205 (7.73%) .NET Core
9 181 (6.83%) AngularJS
10 155 (5.85%) REST
11 132 (4.98%) RESTful
12 116 (4.38%) gRPC
13 108 (4.07%) .NET Framework
14 105 (3.96%) OAuth
15 102 (3.85%) CSS
16 98 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
17 97 (3.66%) HTML
18 94 (3.55%) GraphQL
19 77 (2.90%) Vue.js
20 65 (2.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 229 (8.64%) Cloud Native
2 199 (7.51%) Greenfield Project
3 140 (5.28%) Hedge funds
4 101 (3.81%) Public Cloud
5 89 (3.36%) Algorithms
6 81 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
7 59 (2.23%) Data Structures
8 44 (1.66%) Social Network
9 39 (1.47%) Mobile App
10 38 (1.43%) Data Centre
10 38 (1.43%) Equities
10 38 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
11 36 (1.36%) User Experience
12 35 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
13 28 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
14 26 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 25 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
16 24 (0.91%) Blog
16 24 (0.91%) Online Games
17 22 (0.83%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 572 (21.58%) Linux
2 146 (5.51%) Windows
3 115 (4.34%) Unix
4 31 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (1.13%) Windows Server
6 27 (1.02%) CentOS
7 24 (0.91%) Android
8 18 (0.68%) VMS
9 17 (0.64%) Apple iOS
10 15 (0.57%) CoreOS
10 15 (0.57%) zOS
11 12 (0.45%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.26%) Debian
13 6 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
14 5 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.075%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.075%) Mesosphere
15 2 (0.075%) Solaris
15 2 (0.075%) SUSE
16 1 (0.038%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,556 (58.69%) DevOps
2 1,050 (39.61%) Agile Software Development
3 887 (33.46%) Microservices
4 615 (23.20%) Software Engineering
5 463 (17.47%) Fintech
6 422 (15.92%) TDD
7 399 (15.05%) Infrastructure as Code
8 336 (12.67%) Scrum
9 273 (10.30%) Test Automation
10 267 (10.07%) Continuous Integration
11 249 (9.39%) Machine Learning
12 225 (8.49%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 220 (8.30%) Configuration Management
14 215 (8.11%) Mentoring
15 175 (6.60%) Problem-Solving
16 172 (6.49%) Computer Science
17 168 (6.34%) BDD
18 166 (6.26%) SDLC
19 153 (5.77%) Asset Management
20 145 (5.47%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,119 (42.21%) Python
2 1,004 (37.87%) Java
3 570 (21.50%) JavaScript
4 431 (16.26%) SQL
5 386 (14.56%) C#
6 372 (14.03%) Go
7 219 (8.26%) Bash Shell
8 182 (6.87%) Scala
9 165 (6.22%) TypeScript
10 154 (5.81%) Ruby
11 131 (4.94%) Java 8
12 118 (4.45%) PowerShell
13 112 (4.22%) Kotlin
14 90 (3.39%) PHP
15 76 (2.87%) C++
16 43 (1.62%) Shell Script
17 35 (1.32%) ES6
18 30 (1.13%) C
18 30 (1.13%) Clojure
19 27 (1.02%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 167 (6.30%) Degree
2 123 (4.64%) Security Cleared
3 94 (3.55%) SC Cleared
4 58 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 29 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (1.09%) Sun Certification
6 26 (0.98%) AWS Certification
7 16 (0.60%) CCNA
8 15 (0.57%) OSCE
8 15 (0.57%) OSCP
9 14 (0.53%) PhD
10 10 (0.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 10 (0.38%) CCSP
10 10 (0.38%) Master's Degree
11 9 (0.34%) CEH
11 9 (0.34%) CISSP
11 9 (0.34%) GPEN
12 8 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (0.30%) SANS
13 7 (0.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (3.13%) QA
2 29 (1.09%) NIST
3 13 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.41%) SLA
6 10 (0.38%) GDPR
7 8 (0.30%) WCAG
8 7 (0.26%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.19%) EMIR
9 5 (0.19%) MiFID
10 1 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,934 (72.95%) Docker
2 58 (2.19%) Active Directory
3 44 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (0.45%) vSphere
6 8 (0.30%) VirtualBox
7 7 (0.26%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.19%) KVM
9 4 (0.15%) RHEV
9 4 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.11%) Firmware
10 3 (0.11%) XenApp
11 2 (0.075%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.075%) NFS
11 2 (0.075%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.038%) Gluster
12 1 (0.038%) HDFS
12 1 (0.038%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.038%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 967 (36.48%) Terraform
2 568 (21.43%) Ansible
3 334 (12.60%) Puppet
4 190 (7.17%) Opscode Chef
5 149 (5.62%) Prometheus
6 146 (5.51%) Grafana
7 80 (3.02%) Istio
8 33 (1.24%) Kibana
9 30 (1.13%) ZABBIX
10 24 (0.91%) Fortio
10 24 (0.91%) Kiali
11 21 (0.79%) Docker Swarm
12 20 (0.75%) Consul
12 20 (0.75%) Packer
12 20 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
13 18 (0.68%) Nagios
13 18 (0.68%) Rancher
14 14 (0.53%) Mesos
15 10 (0.38%) logstash
15 10 (0.38%) Salt
Vendors
1 320 (12.07%) Google
2 148 (5.58%) Microsoft
3 96 (3.62%) Oracle
4 84 (3.17%) Red Hat
5 78 (2.94%) VMware
6 66 (2.49%) SAP
7 63 (2.38%) IBM
8 47 (1.77%) Splunk
9 28 (1.06%) New Relic
10 24 (0.91%) Databricks
11 23 (0.87%) Cisco
12 22 (0.83%) Atlassian
13 21 (0.79%) Dynatrace
14 20 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
15 19 (0.72%) hybris
16 18 (0.68%) Adobe
17 17 (0.64%) Sybase
18 15 (0.57%) Facebook
19 13 (0.49%) SaltStack
20 11 (0.41%) Fortinet