Period
to 25 September 2020

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 25 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > London
6 months to
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 34 100
Rank change year-on-year +17 +66 +128
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 2,095 3,573 2,251
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 10.44% 6.40% 3.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 51.75% 41.44% 27.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,993 3,162 1,968
Median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £51,250 £52,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £116,250 £108,750 £97,500
England median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £66,000
% change year-on-year -3.57% +6.06% -2.22%

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 4,048 8,622 8,338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.16% 15.45% 12.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3,364 6,643 6,834
Median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £46,250 £40,000 £38,492
90th Percentile £110,000 £100,000 £93,750
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +4.76%

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 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 2020. 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 +20 457 £80,000 +3.23% 145
South London +26 58 £72,500 +3.57% 21
West London +21 51 £63,750 -8.93% 49
East London +22 10 £74,250 +42.79% 19
North London +22 1 £65,000 -13.33% 5
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2020, 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 1,517 (72.41%) Docker
2 1,249 (59.62%) AWS
3 1,213 (57.90%) DevOps
4 916 (43.72%) Python
5 836 (39.90%) Java
6 823 (39.28%) Azure
7 745 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
8 733 (34.99%) Microservices
9 683 (32.60%) Terraform
10 664 (31.69%) Finance
11 569 (27.16%) GCP
12 518 (24.73%) JavaScript
13 502 (23.96%) Jenkins
14 463 (22.10%) Ansible
15 410 (19.57%) Linux
16 400 (19.09%) Software Engineering
17 363 (17.33%) Fintech
18 351 (16.75%) SQL
19 327 (15.61%) Serverless
20 321 (15.32%) Node.js
21 306 (14.61%) React
22 304 (14.51%) Git (software)
22 304 (14.51%) Web Services
23 295 (14.08%) Google
24 294 (14.03%) Go
25 288 (13.75%) TDD
26 280 (13.37%) NoSQL
27 278 (13.27%) SQL Server
28 275 (13.13%) Kafka
29 266 (12.70%) C#

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
1 153 (7.30%) Apache
2 117 (5.58%) Elasticsearch
3 113 (5.39%) Apache Spark
4 61 (2.91%) Cloud Foundry
5 53 (2.53%) Confluence
6 30 (1.43%) Tomcat
7 28 (1.34%) Apache Airflow
8 21 (1.00%) WebSphere
9 13 (0.62%) WebLogic
10 11 (0.53%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.48%) IIS
12 9 (0.43%) CMS
12 9 (0.43%) nginx
13 8 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (0.33%) Jupyter
15 6 (0.29%) CloudStack
15 6 (0.29%) Ethereum
16 5 (0.24%) Hyperledger
17 4 (0.19%) Drupal
17 4 (0.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.048%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (0.91%) Distributed Ledger
1 19 (0.91%) R3 Corda
2 16 (0.76%) SAP Hybris
3 7 (0.33%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.095%) Maximo
5 2 (0.095%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.095%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.095%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.095%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.048%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1,249 (59.62%) AWS
2 823 (39.28%) Azure
3 569 (27.16%) GCP
4 327 (15.61%) Serverless
5 191 (9.12%) AWS Lambda
6 168 (8.02%) Amazon ECS
7 164 (7.83%) SaaS
8 145 (6.92%) AWS CloudFormation
8 145 (6.92%) OpenShift
9 128 (6.11%) PaaS
10 90 (4.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 84 (4.01%) Apigee
12 70 (3.34%) Amazon EKS
13 69 (3.29%) Amazon EC2
14 64 (3.05%) GitHub
14 64 (3.05%) IaaS
15 59 (2.82%) Datadog
16 58 (2.77%) Amazon S3
17 39 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
18 28 (1.34%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 75 (3.58%) Firewall
2 40 (1.91%) DNS
3 36 (1.72%) TCP/IP
4 32 (1.53%) Internet
5 28 (1.34%) HTTP
6 21 (1.00%) VPN
7 20 (0.95%) Network Security
8 18 (0.86%) HTTPS
9 11 (0.53%) Kerberos
9 11 (0.53%) SSH
10 7 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (0.33%) Skype
11 6 (0.29%) Multicast
11 6 (0.29%) SNMP
11 6 (0.29%) SSL
11 6 (0.29%) WAN
12 5 (0.24%) DHCP
12 5 (0.24%) IPv6
12 5 (0.24%) LAN
12 5 (0.24%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (13.37%) NoSQL
2 278 (13.27%) SQL Server
3 239 (11.41%) PostgreSQL
4 192 (9.16%) MySQL
5 157 (7.49%) MongoDB
6 143 (6.83%) Big Data
7 124 (5.92%) Amazon Redshift
8 90 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
8 90 (4.30%) Redis
9 89 (4.25%) Apache Cassandra
10 83 (3.96%) Hadoop
11 54 (2.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 46 (2.20%) Relational Database
13 43 (2.05%) Blockchain
14 38 (1.81%) Data Lake
15 30 (1.43%) Flink
16 29 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
17 27 (1.29%) BigQuery
18 24 (1.15%) Neo4j
19 20 (0.95%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 502 (23.96%) Jenkins
2 304 (14.51%) Git (software)
3 171 (8.16%) GitLab
4 128 (6.11%) JIRA
5 109 (5.20%) Artifactory
6 88 (4.20%) TeamCity
7 70 (3.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 66 (3.15%) Cucumber
8 66 (3.15%) Selenium
9 60 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
10 55 (2.63%) JUnit
11 49 (2.34%) CircleCI
12 39 (1.86%) Mocha
13 35 (1.67%) Bitbucket
14 34 (1.62%) Vagrant
14 34 (1.62%) webpack
15 33 (1.58%) IntelliJ
16 27 (1.29%) SonarQube
17 25 (1.19%) eggPlant
17 25 (1.19%) Mockito
General
1 664 (31.69%) Finance
2 245 (11.69%) Banking
3 92 (4.39%) Back Office
4 74 (3.53%) Games
5 61 (2.91%) Retail
6 50 (2.39%) Front Office
7 36 (1.72%) Law
8 25 (1.19%) Public Sector
9 24 (1.15%) Advertising
10 19 (0.91%) Telecoms
11 16 (0.76%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.72%) Investment Banking
13 14 (0.67%) Marketing
14 13 (0.62%) Legal
15 5 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.24%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.14%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.14%) Manufacturing
17 2 (0.095%) Publishing
18 1 (0.048%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 634 (30.26%) Developer
2 568 (27.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 247 (11.79%) Java Developer
4 219 (10.45%) AWS Engineer
5 167 (7.97%) Architect
6 162 (7.73%) Senior DevOps
7 158 (7.54%) AWS DevOps
8 146 (6.97%) Senior Developer
9 144 (6.87%) Software Engineer
10 142 (6.78%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 142 (6.78%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 134 (6.40%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 122 (5.82%) Java Engineer
13 107 (5.11%) Site Reliability Engineer
14 92 (4.39%) Cloud Architect
14 92 (4.39%) Python Engineer
15 89 (4.25%) Azure Engineer
16 88 (4.20%) Site Engineer
17 83 (3.96%) Platform Engineer
18 81 (3.87%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 321 (15.32%) Node.js
2 306 (14.61%) React
3 304 (14.51%) Web Services
4 275 (13.13%) Kafka
5 228 (10.88%) .NET
6 198 (9.45%) AngularJS
7 185 (8.83%) REST
8 163 (7.78%) Spring
9 140 (6.68%) gRPC
10 133 (6.35%) Spring Boot
11 121 (5.78%) RESTful
12 117 (5.58%) OAuth
13 112 (5.35%) .NET Core
14 108 (5.16%) Redux
15 103 (4.92%) HTML
16 96 (4.58%) CSS
17 81 (3.87%) Swagger
18 66 (3.15%) RabbitMQ
19 62 (2.96%) .NET Framework
20 55 (2.63%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 183 (8.74%) Hedge funds
2 151 (7.21%) Cloud Native
3 149 (7.11%) Greenfield Project
4 112 (5.35%) Public Cloud
5 56 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
6 54 (2.58%) Equities
7 53 (2.53%) Algorithms
8 51 (2.43%) Data Structures
9 49 (2.34%) User Experience
10 40 (1.91%) Mobile App
11 38 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
12 32 (1.53%) Blog
13 30 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
14 29 (1.38%) Social Network
15 23 (1.10%) Fixed Income
15 23 (1.10%) Virtual Team
16 21 (1.00%) Data Centre
17 20 (0.95%) Private Cloud
18 19 (0.91%) Derivative
19 18 (0.86%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 410 (19.57%) Linux
2 123 (5.87%) Windows
3 61 (2.91%) Unix
4 33 (1.58%) VMS
5 25 (1.19%) CentOS
6 21 (1.00%) Android
7 20 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (0.95%) Ubuntu
7 20 (0.95%) Windows Server
8 13 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 12 (0.57%) Debian
10 8 (0.38%) CoreOS
11 5 (0.24%) zOS
12 4 (0.19%) Mesosphere
13 3 (0.14%) SUSE
14 2 (0.095%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.095%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.048%) Kali Linux
15 1 (0.048%) Solaris
15 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,213 (57.90%) DevOps
2 745 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
3 733 (34.99%) Microservices
4 400 (19.09%) Software Engineering
5 363 (17.33%) Fintech
6 288 (13.75%) TDD
7 253 (12.08%) Infrastructure as Code
8 232 (11.07%) Asset Management
9 229 (10.93%) Test Automation
10 227 (10.84%) Mentoring
11 225 (10.74%) Machine Learning
11 225 (10.74%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 201 (9.59%) Scrum
13 179 (8.54%) Configuration Management
14 172 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
15 168 (8.02%) Open Source
16 147 (7.02%) Analytics
16 147 (7.02%) Artificial Intelligence
17 135 (6.44%) Investment Management
17 135 (6.44%) OO
Programming Languages
1 916 (43.72%) Python
2 836 (39.90%) Java
3 518 (24.73%) JavaScript
4 351 (16.75%) SQL
5 294 (14.03%) Go
6 266 (12.70%) C#
7 155 (7.40%) Ruby
8 151 (7.21%) Bash Shell
9 149 (7.11%) PowerShell
10 138 (6.59%) Scala
11 129 (6.16%) TypeScript
12 113 (5.39%) Java 8
13 102 (4.87%) Kotlin
14 90 (4.30%) C++
14 90 (4.30%) PHP
15 44 (2.10%) Perl
16 40 (1.91%) Shell Script
17 38 (1.81%) R
18 37 (1.77%) ES6
19 32 (1.53%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 162 (7.73%) Degree
2 67 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 64 (3.05%) Security Cleared
4 50 (2.39%) Sun Certification
5 41 (1.96%) SC Cleared
6 26 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (1.05%) AWS Certification
8 19 (0.91%) CCNA
9 15 (0.72%) PhD
10 10 (0.48%) RHCE
11 8 (0.38%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
12 7 (0.33%) Master's Degree
13 6 (0.29%) CISSP
14 5 (0.24%) CCIE
15 4 (0.19%) CCDE
15 4 (0.19%) OCP
15 4 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
16 3 (0.14%) CEH
16 3 (0.14%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (3.91%) QA
2 12 (0.57%) SLA
3 11 (0.53%) NIST
4 6 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.048%) GDPR
System Software
1 1,517 (72.41%) Docker
2 31 (1.48%) vSphere
3 27 (1.29%) Active Directory
4 24 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.24%) Firmware
6 5 (0.24%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.19%) RHEV
7 4 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.14%) HDFS
9 2 (0.095%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.095%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.048%) BIND 9
10 1 (0.048%) Gluster
10 1 (0.048%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.048%) LXC
10 1 (0.048%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.048%) zsh
Systems Management
1 683 (32.60%) Terraform
2 463 (22.10%) Ansible
3 261 (12.46%) Puppet
4 175 (8.35%) Opscode Chef
5 85 (4.06%) Grafana
6 73 (3.48%) Prometheus
7 49 (2.34%) Istio
8 32 (1.53%) ZABBIX
9 26 (1.24%) Kibana
9 26 (1.24%) logstash
10 25 (1.19%) Packer
11 24 (1.15%) Mesos
12 23 (1.10%) Docker Swarm
13 21 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
14 20 (0.95%) Rancher
15 19 (0.91%) Nagios
15 19 (0.91%) Opsview
16 18 (0.86%) Consul
16 18 (0.86%) Salt
17 17 (0.81%) Marathon
Vendors
1 295 (14.08%) Google
2 121 (5.78%) Microsoft
3 115 (5.49%) Oracle
4 40 (1.91%) IBM
4 40 (1.91%) New Relic
5 39 (1.86%) Red Hat
5 39 (1.86%) VMware
6 37 (1.77%) Splunk
7 34 (1.62%) SAP
8 23 (1.10%) AppDynamics
9 17 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
10 16 (0.76%) Adobe
10 16 (0.76%) Dynatrace
10 16 (0.76%) hybris
11 15 (0.72%) Databricks
11 15 (0.72%) Facebook
12 14 (0.67%) Atlassian
13 13 (0.62%) Foundry
13 13 (0.62%) SaltStack
14 12 (0.57%) SevOne