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

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > London
6 months to
29 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 19 33
Rank change year-on-year +4 +14 +51
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 6,327 2,219 3,618
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 12.26% 10.34% 6.67%
As % of the Systems Management category 61.85% 51.94% 42.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3,639 1,864 2,933
10th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £52,500
25th Percentile £66,250 £63,188 £61,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £77,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +3.45%
75th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £93,750
90th Percentile £120,000 £118,750 £110,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +3.70%

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 10,230 4,272 8,424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.82% 19.91% 15.54%
Number of salaries quoted 6,317 3,618 6,571
10th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £38,500
25th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% +7.69%
75th Percentile £97,500 £87,500 £86,250
90th Percentile £115,500 £108,750 £100,000
England median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% +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 November 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 November 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 +4 762 £85,000 +9.68% 353
South London +9 131 £70,000 -3.45% 15
West London -14 130 £70,000 +3.70% 100
East London -10 37 £75,000 +3.45% 55
North London - 4 £150,000 - 2
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 29 November 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 4,506 (71.22%) Docker
2 3,452 (54.56%) AWS
3 2,835 (44.81%) DevOps
4 2,691 (42.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2,478 (39.17%) Python
6 2,273 (35.93%) Terraform
7 2,227 (35.20%) Java
8 2,137 (33.78%) Microservices
9 2,119 (33.49%) Software Engineering
10 2,108 (33.32%) Azure
11 1,942 (30.69%) GCP
12 1,923 (30.39%) React
13 1,886 (29.81%) Finance
14 1,810 (28.61%) JavaScript
15 1,510 (23.87%) Jenkins
16 1,349 (21.32%) Node.js
17 1,239 (19.58%) Full Stack Development
18 1,219 (19.27%) TypeScript
19 1,211 (19.14%) Social Skills
20 1,147 (18.13%) Infrastructure as Code
21 1,116 (17.64%) Kafka
22 1,114 (17.61%) Git (software)
23 1,109 (17.53%) SQL
24 990 (15.65%) TDD
25 979 (15.47%) Linux
26 976 (15.43%) Ansible
27 950 (15.02%) Serverless
28 946 (14.95%) Go
29 904 (14.29%) Google
30 896 (14.16%) 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
1 410 (6.48%) Elasticsearch
2 303 (4.79%) Apache Spark
3 180 (2.84%) Confluence
4 171 (2.70%) Apache
5 145 (2.29%) Apache Airflow
6 110 (1.74%) nginx
7 64 (1.01%) uWSGI
8 54 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
9 35 (0.55%) Apache Solr
10 33 (0.52%) CMS
11 29 (0.46%) Tomcat
12 28 (0.44%) Tornado
13 24 (0.38%) Apache Pulsar
14 18 (0.28%) Jupyter
14 18 (0.28%) OpenStack
15 17 (0.27%) Camunda
16 16 (0.25%) Drupal
16 16 (0.25%) IIS
17 15 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 13 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (0.43%) Sketch
2 20 (0.32%) Figma
3 19 (0.30%) InVision
4 16 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
4 16 (0.25%) Photoshop
5 15 (0.24%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.17%) Chatbot
6 11 (0.17%) GIMP
7 10 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
7 10 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
7 10 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 10 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
9 5 (0.079%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.016%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 27 (0.43%) Distributed Ledger
2 22 (0.35%) R3 Corda
3 14 (0.22%) Magento
3 14 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
4 10 (0.16%) MetaTrader
4 10 (0.16%) Shopify
5 8 (0.13%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.047%) Loan IQ
7 2 (0.032%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 2 (0.032%) Primavera
7 2 (0.032%) SDL Web 8
8 1 (0.016%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3,452 (54.56%) AWS
2 2,108 (33.32%) Azure
3 1,942 (30.69%) GCP
4 950 (15.02%) Serverless
5 551 (8.71%) GitHub
6 528 (8.35%) SaaS
7 430 (6.80%) AWS Lambda
8 401 (6.34%) PaaS
9 345 (5.45%) AWS CloudFormation
10 340 (5.37%) Amazon S3
11 299 (4.73%) OpenShift
12 263 (4.16%) Amazon EKS
13 257 (4.06%) Amazon SQS
14 231 (3.65%) Amazon ECS
15 210 (3.32%) IaaS
16 188 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
17 165 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
18 151 (2.39%) AWS Step Functions
19 96 (1.52%) Amazon Kinesis
20 84 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 241 (3.81%) HTTP
2 114 (1.80%) Firewall
3 87 (1.38%) Internet
4 79 (1.25%) TCP/IP
5 76 (1.20%) DNS
6 65 (1.03%) VPN
7 58 (0.92%) Broadband
8 37 (0.58%) Network Security
9 35 (0.55%) SSL
10 34 (0.54%) Kerberos
11 28 (0.44%) SSH
12 24 (0.38%) Skype
13 21 (0.33%) MQTT
14 19 (0.30%) DHCP
15 16 (0.25%) SMTP
15 16 (0.25%) WebEx
16 15 (0.24%) IPv6
16 15 (0.24%) SAN
17 14 (0.22%) SMS
17 14 (0.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 896 (14.16%) PostgreSQL
2 755 (11.93%) NoSQL
3 561 (8.87%) MySQL
4 497 (7.86%) MongoDB
5 450 (7.11%) Redis
6 424 (6.70%) Relational Database
7 413 (6.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 408 (6.45%) Big Data
9 306 (4.84%) SQL Server
10 255 (4.03%) Amazon RDS
11 182 (2.88%) Hadoop
12 171 (2.70%) Blockchain
13 162 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
14 136 (2.15%) Amazon Aurora
15 130 (2.05%) BigQuery
16 129 (2.04%) Amazon Redshift
17 117 (1.85%) RDBMS
18 109 (1.72%) Amazon Athena
19 102 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
20 82 (1.30%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1,510 (23.87%) Jenkins
2 1,114 (17.61%) Git (software)
3 518 (8.19%) GitLab
4 354 (5.60%) JIRA
5 254 (4.01%) Maven
6 252 (3.98%) Cypress.io
7 229 (3.62%) TeamCity
8 225 (3.56%) Octopus Deploy
9 204 (3.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 199 (3.15%) Selenium
11 187 (2.96%) CircleCI
12 177 (2.80%) JUnit
13 163 (2.58%) webpack
14 148 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
15 145 (2.29%) Gradle
16 134 (2.12%) Artifactory
17 127 (2.01%) SonarQube
18 118 (1.87%) Postman
19 108 (1.71%) NUnit
20 96 (1.52%) Mockito
General
1 1,886 (29.81%) Finance
2 1,211 (19.14%) Social Skills
3 430 (6.80%) Banking
4 390 (6.16%) Retail
5 287 (4.54%) Front Office
6 214 (3.38%) Games
7 181 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
8 178 (2.81%) Marketing
9 171 (2.70%) Public Sector
10 141 (2.23%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 112 (1.77%) Presentation Skills
12 104 (1.64%) Legal
13 98 (1.55%) Telecoms
14 94 (1.49%) Financial Institution
15 79 (1.25%) Manufacturing
16 71 (1.12%) Publishing
17 70 (1.11%) Law
18 63 (1.00%) Advertising
19 61 (0.96%) Automotive
20 60 (0.95%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 1,827 (28.88%) Developer
2 1,110 (17.54%) Software Engineer
3 1,077 (17.02%) DevOps Engineer
4 460 (7.27%) Senior Developer
5 421 (6.65%) Java Developer
6 404 (6.39%) Architect
7 377 (5.96%) Senior Software Engineer
8 346 (5.47%) Full Stack Developer
9 340 (5.37%) React Developer
10 301 (4.76%) Senior DevOps
11 296 (4.68%) Java Engineer
12 283 (4.47%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 282 (4.46%) AWS Engineer
14 263 (4.16%) Cloud Engineer
15 257 (4.06%) Developer/Software Engineer
16 233 (3.68%) Site Reliability Engineer
17 229 (3.62%) Backend Developer
18 198 (3.13%) AWS DevOps
19 193 (3.05%) Site Engineer
20 188 (2.97%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,923 (30.39%) React
2 1,349 (21.32%) Node.js
3 1,116 (17.64%) Kafka
4 857 (13.55%) Spring
5 791 (12.50%) Web Services
6 748 (11.82%) .NET
7 690 (10.91%) REST
8 652 (10.31%) Spring Boot
9 618 (9.77%) AngularJS
10 570 (9.01%) GraphQL
11 467 (7.38%) RESTful
12 466 (7.37%) HTML
13 424 (6.70%) .NET Core
14 413 (6.53%) CSS
15 305 (4.82%) RabbitMQ
16 291 (4.60%) React Native
17 289 (4.57%) Vue.js
18 270 (4.27%) Redux
19 266 (4.20%) Django
20 213 (3.37%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 477 (7.54%) Cloud Native
2 437 (6.91%) User Experience
3 407 (6.43%) Greenfield Project
4 319 (5.04%) Algorithms
5 310 (4.90%) Public Cloud
6 194 (3.07%) Hedge funds
7 166 (2.62%) Mobile App
8 147 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
9 137 (2.17%) Data Structures
10 136 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
11 132 (2.09%) Data Centre
12 121 (1.91%) Virtual Team
13 119 (1.88%) Derivative
14 115 (1.82%) Fixed Income
15 114 (1.80%) Equities
15 114 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 109 (1.72%) Blog
17 78 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
18 72 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
19 64 (1.01%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 979 (15.47%) Linux
2 272 (4.30%) Windows
3 199 (3.15%) Unix
4 99 (1.56%) Android
5 89 (1.41%) Apple iOS
6 65 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 51 (0.81%) Mesosphere
8 38 (0.60%) Ubuntu
9 32 (0.51%) Windows Server
10 27 (0.43%) CentOS
11 25 (0.40%) VMS
12 15 (0.24%) Debian
13 9 (0.14%) CoreOS
14 5 (0.079%) Embedded Linux
15 4 (0.063%) Solaris
15 4 (0.063%) SUSE
16 3 (0.047%) DC/OS
16 3 (0.047%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.032%) Alpine Linux
17 2 (0.032%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,835 (44.81%) DevOps
2 2,691 (42.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2,137 (33.78%) Microservices
4 2,119 (33.49%) Software Engineering
5 1,239 (19.58%) Full Stack Development
6 1,147 (18.13%) Infrastructure as Code
7 990 (15.65%) TDD
8 825 (13.04%) Test Automation
9 763 (12.06%) Problem-Solving
10 703 (11.11%) Fintech
11 643 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
11 643 (10.16%) Mentoring
12 635 (10.04%) Analytics
13 611 (9.66%) Scrum
14 565 (8.93%) Computer Science
15 544 (8.60%) Machine Learning
16 529 (8.36%) Open Source
17 507 (8.01%) Artificial Intelligence
18 499 (7.89%) Data Science
19 476 (7.52%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2,478 (39.17%) Python
2 2,227 (35.20%) Java
3 1,810 (28.61%) JavaScript
4 1,219 (19.27%) TypeScript
5 1,109 (17.53%) SQL
6 946 (14.95%) Go
7 825 (13.04%) C#
8 552 (8.72%) Bash Shell
9 460 (7.27%) Scala
10 365 (5.77%) Ruby
11 339 (5.36%) PowerShell
12 312 (4.93%) Kotlin
13 198 (3.13%) Java 8
14 168 (2.66%) C++
15 166 (2.62%) PHP
16 155 (2.45%) Rust
17 146 (2.31%) ES6
18 119 (1.88%) C
19 95 (1.50%) Shell Script
20 84 (1.33%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 566 (8.95%) Degree
2 277 (4.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 123 (1.94%) Security Cleared
4 121 (1.91%) Master's Degree
5 95 (1.50%) SC Cleared
6 84 (1.33%) AWS Certification
7 34 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (0.49%) CISSP
9 28 (0.44%) OCP
9 28 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
10 24 (0.38%) SANS
11 18 (0.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 18 (0.28%) GIAC
12 9 (0.14%) CCSP
12 9 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (0.13%) CESG Certified Professional
13 8 (0.13%) CISM
13 8 (0.13%) HND
13 8 (0.13%) TOGAF Certification
14 7 (0.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 455 (7.19%) QA
2 106 (1.68%) GDPR
3 74 (1.17%) Accessibility
4 41 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 33 (0.52%) PSD2
6 26 (0.41%) SLA
7 19 (0.30%) WCAG
8 14 (0.22%) GRC
8 14 (0.22%) PCI DSS
9 10 (0.16%) NIST
10 9 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 8 (0.13%) IASME
11 8 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.047%) GxP
12 3 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.016%) CDISC
13 1 (0.016%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.016%) HL7
13 1 (0.016%) SOC 2
System Software
1 4,506 (71.22%) Docker
2 67 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
4 47 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 43 (0.68%) Active Directory
6 24 (0.38%) Varnish
7 21 (0.33%) ISA Server
8 19 (0.30%) Hyper-V
9 17 (0.27%) KVM
10 16 (0.25%) VirtualBox
10 16 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
11 15 (0.24%) HDFS
12 11 (0.17%) vSphere
13 10 (0.16%) Ceph
13 10 (0.16%) Firmware
13 10 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.095%) NFS
15 6 (0.095%) Postfix
16 3 (0.047%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2,273 (35.93%) Terraform
2 976 (15.43%) Ansible
3 503 (7.95%) Puppet
4 466 (7.37%) Prometheus
5 440 (6.95%) Grafana
6 382 (6.04%) Opscode Chef
7 164 (2.59%) Istio
8 97 (1.53%) Consul
9 90 (1.42%) Docker Swarm
10 79 (1.25%) Kibana
11 62 (0.98%) Packer
12 56 (0.89%) logstash
13 46 (0.73%) Nagios
14 45 (0.71%) Opsgenie
15 44 (0.70%) HAProxy
16 43 (0.68%) Automic
17 42 (0.66%) ZABBIX
18 41 (0.65%) Rancher
19 35 (0.55%) Graphite
20 33 (0.52%) Mesos
Vendors
1 904 (14.29%) Google
2 352 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 211 (3.33%) Oracle
4 144 (2.28%) Splunk
5 130 (2.05%) Red Hat
6 95 (1.50%) VMware
7 74 (1.17%) IBM
8 66 (1.04%) SAP
9 58 (0.92%) New Relic
10 55 (0.87%) Apple
11 54 (0.85%) LexisNexis
12 35 (0.55%) Cloudera
13 33 (0.52%) Adobe
14 30 (0.47%) BT
15 29 (0.46%) Hortonworks
16 26 (0.41%) Databricks
17 24 (0.38%) Dynatrace
17 24 (0.38%) Facebook
18 23 (0.36%) Cisco
18 23 (0.36%) Sun