Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > London
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 24 42
Rank change year-on-year +9 +18 +82
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 5,824 2,651 3,398
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 12.93% 9.25% 5.95%
As % of the Systems Management category 62.12% 49.58% 39.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3,414 2,267 2,814
10th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £50,000
25th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
75th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £90,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £115,000 £107,500
England median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000

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 9,376 5,347 8,590
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.82% 18.66% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5,806 4,460 6,896
10th Percentile £46,250 £43,212 £40,000
25th Percentile £60,000 £55,188 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
75th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £86,250
90th Percentile £110,000 £105,000 £100,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +9.09%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +9 783 £85,000 +6.25% 328
West London -16 131 £66,250 +1.92% 93
South London +8 93 £65,000 -13.33% 19
East London +8 21 £75,000 +1.01% 38
North London +22 7 £110,000 +69.23% 1
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4,309 (73.99%) Docker
2 3,123 (53.62%) AWS
3 2,569 (44.11%) Agile Software Development
4 2,531 (43.46%) DevOps
5 2,323 (39.89%) Python
6 2,139 (36.73%) Microservices
7 2,020 (34.68%) Java
8 1,971 (33.84%) Terraform
9 1,906 (32.73%) Software Engineering
10 1,887 (32.40%) Azure
11 1,789 (30.72%) Finance
12 1,524 (26.17%) React
13 1,522 (26.13%) GCP
14 1,498 (25.72%) JavaScript
15 1,270 (21.81%) SQL
16 1,263 (21.69%) Jenkins
17 1,069 (18.36%) Node.js
17 1,069 (18.36%) Git (software)
18 1,031 (17.70%) Linux
19 1,023 (17.57%) Infrastructure as Code
20 1,016 (17.45%) Kafka
21 1,004 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
22 985 (16.91%) TDD
23 984 (16.90%) TypeScript
24 952 (16.35%) Social Skills
25 944 (16.21%) Ansible
26 920 (15.80%) Full Stack Development
27 885 (15.20%) NoSQL
28 880 (15.11%) Go
29 845 (14.51%) 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
1 436 (7.49%) Apache Spark
2 429 (7.37%) Elasticsearch
3 216 (3.71%) Apache
4 179 (3.07%) Apache Airflow
5 150 (2.58%) Confluence
6 73 (1.25%) nginx
7 63 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
8 42 (0.72%) Tornado
9 32 (0.55%) CMS
9 32 (0.55%) OpenStack
10 31 (0.53%) Drupal
11 28 (0.48%) Apache Pulsar
11 28 (0.48%) Tomcat
12 26 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 16 (0.27%) Apache Solr
13 16 (0.27%) IIS
14 15 (0.26%) WordPress
15 13 (0.22%) Luigi
16 10 (0.17%) WebLogic
17 9 (0.15%) JBoss
Applications
1 28 (0.48%) InVision
2 27 (0.46%) Sketch
3 22 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 22 (0.38%) Photoshop
4 19 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
5 17 (0.29%) GIMP
6 12 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
6 12 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.17%) Figma
8 7 (0.12%) MS Visio
9 5 (0.086%) Fireworks
10 4 (0.069%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.069%) Microsoft Excel
11 3 (0.052%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 2 (0.034%) Zeplin
13 1 (0.017%) Revit
Business Applications
1 32 (0.55%) Distributed Ledger
2 27 (0.46%) Magento
2 27 (0.46%) R3 Corda
3 16 (0.27%) MetaTrader
4 13 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
4 13 (0.22%) Shopify
5 10 (0.17%) Primavera
6 6 (0.10%) Sentinel
7 5 (0.086%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 2 (0.034%) SDL Web 8
9 1 (0.017%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.017%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3,123 (53.62%) AWS
2 1,887 (32.40%) Azure
3 1,522 (26.13%) GCP
4 822 (14.11%) Serverless
5 551 (9.46%) SaaS
6 421 (7.23%) PaaS
7 380 (6.52%) AWS Lambda
7 380 (6.52%) GitHub
8 319 (5.48%) Amazon S3
9 315 (5.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 308 (5.29%) Amazon EKS
11 248 (4.26%) IaaS
12 244 (4.19%) Amazon ECS
13 225 (3.86%) Amazon SQS
14 216 (3.71%) OpenShift
15 169 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
16 154 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
17 120 (2.06%) AWS Step Functions
18 101 (1.73%) IBM Cloud
19 99 (1.70%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 252 (4.33%) HTTP
2 130 (2.23%) Firewall
3 84 (1.44%) TCP/IP
4 80 (1.37%) Internet
5 49 (0.84%) DNS
6 39 (0.67%) Broadband
6 39 (0.67%) VPN
7 32 (0.55%) SSL
8 25 (0.43%) Network Security
8 25 (0.43%) WAN
9 23 (0.39%) SSH
10 21 (0.36%) Skype
11 16 (0.27%) LAN
12 15 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (0.24%) IPv4
13 14 (0.24%) SAN
13 14 (0.24%) SMTP
14 12 (0.21%) 5G
14 12 (0.21%) SD-WAN
15 11 (0.19%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,004 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
2 885 (15.20%) NoSQL
3 568 (9.75%) Big Data
4 560 (9.62%) MongoDB
5 438 (7.52%) Relational Database
6 432 (7.42%) MySQL
7 377 (6.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 377 (6.47%) Redis
8 311 (5.34%) Hadoop
9 257 (4.41%) SQL Server
10 238 (4.09%) Amazon RDS
11 171 (2.94%) Amazon Redshift
12 166 (2.85%) BigQuery
13 158 (2.71%) Apache Cassandra
14 143 (2.46%) Blockchain
15 126 (2.16%) Amazon Athena
16 115 (1.97%) Amazon Aurora
17 98 (1.68%) Neo4j
18 89 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
19 87 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1,263 (21.69%) Jenkins
2 1,069 (18.36%) Git (software)
3 478 (8.21%) GitLab
4 346 (5.94%) JIRA
5 255 (4.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 245 (4.21%) Maven
7 224 (3.85%) CircleCI
8 188 (3.23%) Selenium
9 179 (3.07%) Cypress.io
10 176 (3.02%) JUnit
11 172 (2.95%) webpack
12 171 (2.94%) Gradle
12 171 (2.94%) TeamCity
13 128 (2.20%) Artifactory
14 120 (2.06%) SonarQube
15 97 (1.67%) Vagrant
16 96 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
17 94 (1.61%) Mockito
18 92 (1.58%) Travis CI
19 81 (1.39%) Cucumber
General
1 1,789 (30.72%) Finance
2 952 (16.35%) Social Skills
3 516 (8.86%) Banking
4 340 (5.84%) Retail
5 261 (4.48%) Games
6 222 (3.81%) Front Office
7 196 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
8 172 (2.95%) Public Sector
9 166 (2.85%) Marketing
10 123 (2.11%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 115 (1.97%) Presentation Skills
12 96 (1.65%) Legal
12 96 (1.65%) Manufacturing
13 92 (1.58%) Advertising
14 76 (1.30%) Financial Institution
15 70 (1.20%) Telecoms
16 69 (1.18%) Back Office
17 61 (1.05%) Investment Banking
18 50 (0.86%) Influencing Skills
19 46 (0.79%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 1,608 (27.61%) Developer
2 964 (16.55%) DevOps Engineer
3 881 (15.13%) Software Engineer
4 453 (7.78%) Senior Developer
5 376 (6.46%) AWS Engineer
6 371 (6.37%) Java Developer
7 334 (5.73%) Architect
8 302 (5.19%) Java Engineer
9 293 (5.03%) Senior DevOps
10 292 (5.01%) Senior Software Engineer
11 291 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
12 283 (4.86%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 244 (4.19%) React Developer
14 240 (4.12%) Python Engineer
15 230 (3.95%) Full Stack Developer
16 229 (3.93%) Data Engineer
17 223 (3.83%) AWS DevOps
18 219 (3.76%) Platform Engineer
19 217 (3.73%) Kubernetes Engineer
20 209 (3.59%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,524 (26.17%) React
2 1,069 (18.36%) Node.js
3 1,016 (17.45%) Kafka
4 726 (12.47%) Spring
5 714 (12.26%) .NET
6 707 (12.14%) REST
7 639 (10.97%) Web Services
8 594 (10.20%) AngularJS
9 581 (9.98%) GraphQL
10 472 (8.10%) Spring Boot
11 444 (7.62%) .NET Core
12 430 (7.38%) CSS
13 426 (7.31%) RESTful
14 413 (7.09%) HTML
15 290 (4.98%) RabbitMQ
16 261 (4.48%) Redux
17 243 (4.17%) React Native
18 240 (4.12%) gRPC
19 228 (3.91%) Vue.js
20 177 (3.04%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 450 (7.73%) Cloud Native
2 352 (6.04%) User Experience
3 342 (5.87%) Greenfield Project
4 272 (4.67%) Algorithms
5 234 (4.02%) Public Cloud
6 171 (2.94%) Blog
7 165 (2.83%) Data Centre
8 158 (2.71%) Mobile App
9 152 (2.61%) Hedge funds
10 132 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
11 127 (2.18%) Virtual Team
12 124 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
13 118 (2.03%) Equities
14 110 (1.89%) Data Structures
15 101 (1.73%) Linux Command Line
16 93 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
17 92 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 80 (1.37%) Legacy Systems
19 67 (1.15%) Fixed Income
20 64 (1.10%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1,031 (17.70%) Linux
2 264 (4.53%) Windows
3 184 (3.16%) Unix
4 79 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 62 (1.06%) Android
6 58 (1.00%) Ubuntu
7 54 (0.93%) CentOS
8 53 (0.91%) Apple iOS
9 36 (0.62%) Windows Server
10 32 (0.55%) Mesosphere
11 18 (0.31%) VMS
12 14 (0.24%) Debian
13 9 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 8 (0.14%) CoreOS
15 7 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
15 7 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
16 4 (0.069%) Embedded Linux
16 4 (0.069%) SUSE
17 3 (0.052%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.052%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,569 (44.11%) Agile Software Development
2 2,531 (43.46%) DevOps
3 2,139 (36.73%) Microservices
4 1,906 (32.73%) Software Engineering
5 1,023 (17.57%) Infrastructure as Code
6 985 (16.91%) TDD
7 920 (15.80%) Full Stack Development
8 760 (13.05%) Test Automation
9 755 (12.96%) Fintech
10 650 (11.16%) Mentoring
11 613 (10.53%) Analytics
12 609 (10.46%) Continuous Integration
13 581 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
14 580 (9.96%) Open Source
15 558 (9.58%) Artificial Intelligence
16 521 (8.95%) Scrum
17 509 (8.74%) Machine Learning
18 464 (7.97%) Data Science
19 444 (7.62%) Computer Science
20 438 (7.52%) Event-Driven
Programming Languages
1 2,323 (39.89%) Python
2 2,020 (34.68%) Java
3 1,498 (25.72%) JavaScript
4 1,270 (21.81%) SQL
5 984 (16.90%) TypeScript
6 880 (15.11%) Go
7 845 (14.51%) C#
8 425 (7.30%) Bash Shell
9 412 (7.07%) Scala
10 334 (5.73%) Ruby
11 315 (5.41%) Kotlin
12 287 (4.93%) PowerShell
13 205 (3.52%) PHP
14 199 (3.42%) Java 8
15 197 (3.38%) C++
16 159 (2.73%) ES6
17 134 (2.30%) Rust
18 124 (2.13%) C
19 115 (1.97%) Shell Script
20 99 (1.70%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 514 (8.83%) Degree
2 252 (4.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 164 (2.82%) Security Cleared
4 108 (1.85%) Master's Degree
5 106 (1.82%) SC Cleared
6 45 (0.77%) AWS Certification
7 34 (0.58%) OCP
7 34 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
8 25 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (0.39%) SANS
10 19 (0.33%) CISSP
11 16 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 14 (0.24%) PhD
13 11 (0.19%) DV Cleared
14 10 (0.17%) CISM
15 7 (0.12%) DBS Check
15 7 (0.12%) RHCE
16 6 (0.10%) CCNA
16 6 (0.10%) GIAC
17 5 (0.086%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 346 (5.94%) QA
2 108 (1.85%) GDPR
3 65 (1.12%) Accessibility
4 49 (0.84%) PSD2
5 31 (0.53%) Data Quality
6 21 (0.36%) WCAG
7 18 (0.31%) GRC
8 17 (0.29%) PCI DSS
9 15 (0.26%) SLA
10 11 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (0.10%) NIST
12 4 (0.069%) SOC 2
13 3 (0.052%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.052%) SOC 1
14 2 (0.034%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 1 (0.017%) HIPAA
15 1 (0.017%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 4,309 (73.99%) Docker
2 75 (1.29%) VirtualBox
3 74 (1.27%) Active Directory
4 69 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
5 68 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 34 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 25 (0.43%) ISA Server
8 16 (0.27%) KVM
9 13 (0.22%) Ceph
9 13 (0.22%) Hyper-V
9 13 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (0.19%) LXC
11 10 (0.17%) HDFS
12 9 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (0.14%) vSphere
13 8 (0.14%) Xen
14 6 (0.10%) NFS
14 6 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.086%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1,971 (33.84%) Terraform
2 944 (16.21%) Ansible
3 509 (8.74%) Prometheus
4 481 (8.26%) Puppet
5 355 (6.10%) Grafana
6 334 (5.73%) Opscode Chef
7 172 (2.95%) Docker Swarm
8 149 (2.56%) Istio
9 88 (1.51%) Consul
10 64 (1.10%) Nagios
11 62 (1.06%) Packer
12 60 (1.03%) Kibana
13 45 (0.77%) Graphite
14 37 (0.64%) logstash
14 37 (0.64%) ZABBIX
15 36 (0.62%) Mesos
16 33 (0.57%) Rancher
17 31 (0.53%) linkerd
18 30 (0.52%) Graylog
18 30 (0.52%) Opsgenie
Vendors
1 681 (11.69%) Google
2 324 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 248 (4.26%) Oracle
4 141 (2.42%) IBM
5 131 (2.25%) Red Hat
6 125 (2.15%) Splunk
7 105 (1.80%) VMware
8 82 (1.41%) Cloudera
9 81 (1.39%) Hortonworks
10 71 (1.22%) Talend
11 67 (1.15%) Informatica
12 59 (1.01%) Atlassian
13 53 (0.91%) SAP
14 37 (0.64%) Adobe
15 36 (0.62%) New Relic
16 28 (0.48%) PagerDuty
17 27 (0.46%) BT
17 27 (0.46%) LexisNexis
18 25 (0.43%) Spotify
19 24 (0.41%) Samsung