Period
to 13 July 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 13 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > London
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 26 42 128
Rank change year-on-year +16 +86 +115
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 2,822 3,316 1,953
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 8.89% 5.64% 2.70%
As % of the Systems Management category 49.12% 38.31% 23.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2,615 3,019 1,698
Median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +1.75%
10th Percentile £52,500 £51,150 £48,750
90th Percentile £115,000 £105,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -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 5,745 8,655 8,402
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.10% 14.71% 11.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4,703 6,889 6,901
Median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,719 £40,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £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 13 July 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 13 July 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 +15 668 £80,000 +6.67% 71
West London +58 127 £65,000 -7.14% 40
South London +40 80 £75,000 +7.14% 12
East London +16 11 £72,500 -14.71% 10
North London -3 2 £66,250 -11.67% 2
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 13 July 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 2,211 (78.35%) Docker
2 1,632 (57.83%) AWS
3 1,552 (55.00%) DevOps
4 1,182 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
5 1,123 (39.79%) Python
6 1,116 (39.55%) Java
7 981 (34.76%) Azure
8 935 (33.13%) Microservices
9 898 (31.82%) Terraform
10 792 (28.07%) Finance
11 746 (26.44%) GCP
12 673 (23.85%) Ansible
13 645 (22.86%) JavaScript
14 618 (21.90%) Jenkins
15 590 (20.91%) Software Engineering
16 582 (20.62%) Linux
17 543 (19.24%) TDD
18 481 (17.04%) Fintech
19 467 (16.55%) SQL
20 449 (15.91%) Git (software)
21 446 (15.80%) React
22 435 (15.41%) Node.js
23 403 (14.28%) .NET
24 386 (13.68%) NoSQL
25 374 (13.25%) Google
26 361 (12.79%) Serverless
27 352 (12.47%) Go
28 345 (12.23%) Infrastructure as Code
29 344 (12.19%) C#
30 332 (11.76%) Kafka

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
1 161 (5.71%) Apache
2 160 (5.67%) Apache Spark
3 121 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
4 72 (2.55%) Confluence
5 50 (1.77%) Tomcat
6 42 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
7 27 (0.96%) Apache Airflow
8 24 (0.85%) WebSphere
9 19 (0.67%) OpenStack
10 16 (0.57%) WebLogic
11 15 (0.53%) IIS
12 13 (0.46%) Jupyter
13 12 (0.43%) nginx
14 10 (0.35%) CloudStack
15 9 (0.32%) Hyperledger
16 7 (0.25%) SharePoint
17 5 (0.18%) CMS
17 5 (0.18%) Ethereum
18 4 (0.14%) Apache Solr
18 4 (0.14%) Tornado
Applications
1 4 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (0.071%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.071%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (0.71%) Distributed Ledger
2 10 (0.35%) R3 Corda
3 5 (0.18%) Magento
4 3 (0.11%) Tesseract
5 2 (0.071%) Maximo
5 2 (0.071%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.071%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.071%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.035%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.035%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1,632 (57.83%) AWS
2 981 (34.76%) Azure
3 746 (26.44%) GCP
4 361 (12.79%) Serverless
5 209 (7.41%) AWS Lambda
5 209 (7.41%) SaaS
6 206 (7.30%) OpenShift
7 196 (6.95%) Amazon ECS
8 184 (6.52%) AWS CloudFormation
9 130 (4.61%) PaaS
10 112 (3.97%) Amazon EC2
11 102 (3.61%) Amazon EKS
12 97 (3.44%) GitHub
13 72 (2.55%) Amazon S3
14 66 (2.34%) Apigee
15 65 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
16 62 (2.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 51 (1.81%) Amazon EMR
17 51 (1.81%) IBM Cloud
18 44 (1.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (3.01%) Firewall
2 46 (1.63%) Internet
3 36 (1.28%) HTTP
4 33 (1.17%) DNS
5 29 (1.03%) VPN
6 27 (0.96%) TCP/IP
7 26 (0.92%) Network Security
8 11 (0.39%) Skype
9 8 (0.28%) DHCP
9 8 (0.28%) OpenVPN
9 8 (0.28%) SNMP
9 8 (0.28%) WAN
10 7 (0.25%) IPv6
10 7 (0.25%) LAN
10 7 (0.25%) VoIP
10 7 (0.25%) Wireshark
11 6 (0.21%) Asterisk PBX
11 6 (0.21%) RTP
12 5 (0.18%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.18%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (13.68%) NoSQL
2 308 (10.91%) SQL Server
3 254 (9.00%) PostgreSQL
4 249 (8.82%) MySQL
5 193 (6.84%) Big Data
6 186 (6.59%) MongoDB
7 148 (5.24%) Amazon Redshift
8 107 (3.79%) Hadoop
9 90 (3.19%) Redis
10 88 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
11 80 (2.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 80 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
12 72 (2.55%) Relational Database
13 63 (2.23%) Blockchain
14 54 (1.91%) Amazon RDS
15 47 (1.67%) Neo4j
16 41 (1.45%) Flink
17 37 (1.31%) Data Lake
18 35 (1.24%) BigQuery
19 31 (1.10%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 618 (21.90%) Jenkins
2 449 (15.91%) Git (software)
3 163 (5.78%) GitLab
4 140 (4.96%) JIRA
5 119 (4.22%) TeamCity
6 112 (3.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 98 (3.47%) Artifactory
8 90 (3.19%) Selenium
9 72 (2.55%) Cucumber
10 68 (2.41%) JUnit
11 64 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
12 56 (1.98%) CircleCI
12 56 (1.98%) webpack
13 54 (1.91%) Mocha
13 54 (1.91%) Vagrant
14 52 (1.84%) Bitbucket
15 50 (1.77%) Maven
16 34 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
17 33 (1.17%) SpecFlow
18 32 (1.13%) Babel
General
1 792 (28.07%) Finance
2 295 (10.45%) Banking
3 135 (4.78%) Retail
4 108 (3.83%) Games
5 77 (2.73%) Back Office
6 73 (2.59%) Front Office
7 56 (1.98%) Public Sector
8 33 (1.17%) Marketing
9 27 (0.96%) Advertising
10 24 (0.85%) Legal
10 24 (0.85%) Manufacturing
11 23 (0.82%) Investment Banking
12 21 (0.74%) Law
12 21 (0.74%) Telecoms
13 15 (0.53%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.43%) Automotive
15 7 (0.25%) Housing Association
16 5 (0.18%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 847 (30.01%) Developer
2 733 (25.97%) DevOps Engineer
3 375 (13.29%) Java Developer
4 265 (9.39%) AWS Engineer
5 228 (8.08%) Software Engineer
6 222 (7.87%) Senior Developer
7 194 (6.87%) Architect
8 188 (6.66%) AWS DevOps
9 175 (6.20%) Java Engineer
10 164 (5.81%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 160 (5.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 159 (5.63%) Senior DevOps
13 145 (5.14%) Site Reliability Engineer
14 138 (4.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 127 (4.50%) Senior Java Developer
16 125 (4.43%) Data Engineer
17 122 (4.32%) React Developer
18 120 (4.25%) Site Engineer
19 117 (4.15%) Platform Engineer
20 110 (3.90%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 446 (15.80%) React
2 435 (15.41%) Node.js
3 403 (14.28%) .NET
4 332 (11.76%) Kafka
5 328 (11.62%) AngularJS
6 297 (10.52%) Web Services
7 251 (8.89%) REST
8 233 (8.26%) Spring
9 183 (6.48%) HTML
10 176 (6.24%) RESTful
11 172 (6.09%) CSS
12 165 (5.85%) Spring Boot
13 153 (5.42%) .NET Core
14 141 (5.00%) Redux
15 109 (3.86%) gRPC
16 95 (3.37%) HTML5
17 86 (3.05%) .NET Framework
18 83 (2.94%) OAuth
19 80 (2.83%) Swagger
20 79 (2.80%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 192 (6.80%) Greenfield Project
2 178 (6.31%) Hedge funds
3 167 (5.92%) Cloud Native
4 150 (5.32%) Public Cloud
5 99 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
6 87 (3.08%) User Experience
7 81 (2.87%) Data Structures
8 64 (2.27%) Equities
9 57 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
10 56 (1.98%) Blog
11 55 (1.95%) Algorithms
12 45 (1.59%) Data Centre
12 45 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
13 38 (1.35%) Derivative
14 37 (1.31%) Fixed Income
15 34 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
15 34 (1.20%) Equity Derivative
16 33 (1.17%) Mobile App
17 32 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 31 (1.10%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 582 (20.62%) Linux
2 134 (4.75%) Windows
3 115 (4.08%) Unix
4 57 (2.02%) CentOS
5 38 (1.35%) Mac OS X
6 35 (1.24%) Ubuntu
7 32 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 29 (1.03%) Android
9 27 (0.96%) Apple iOS
10 20 (0.71%) VMS
11 18 (0.64%) Windows Server
12 12 (0.43%) CoreOS
13 8 (0.28%) Debian
14 6 (0.21%) zOS
15 3 (0.11%) Fedora
15 3 (0.11%) Kali Linux
16 1 (0.035%) SUSE
16 1 (0.035%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 1 (0.035%) Windows Server 2016
16 1 (0.035%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,552 (55.00%) DevOps
2 1,182 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
3 935 (33.13%) Microservices
4 590 (20.91%) Software Engineering
5 543 (19.24%) TDD
6 481 (17.04%) Fintech
7 345 (12.23%) Infrastructure as Code
8 330 (11.69%) Scrum
9 302 (10.70%) Continuous Integration
10 291 (10.31%) Test Automation
11 283 (10.03%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 267 (9.46%) BDD
13 262 (9.28%) Open Source
14 258 (9.14%) Configuration Management
14 258 (9.14%) Machine Learning
15 257 (9.11%) Mentoring
16 252 (8.93%) Asset Management
17 233 (8.26%) Analytics
18 203 (7.19%) Artificial Intelligence
19 198 (7.02%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,123 (39.79%) Python
2 1,116 (39.55%) Java
3 645 (22.86%) JavaScript
4 467 (16.55%) SQL
5 352 (12.47%) Go
6 344 (12.19%) C#
7 253 (8.97%) Bash Shell
8 239 (8.47%) Java 8
9 216 (7.65%) Ruby
10 192 (6.80%) Scala
11 182 (6.45%) PowerShell
12 158 (5.60%) TypeScript
13 107 (3.79%) Kotlin
14 95 (3.37%) C++
15 88 (3.12%) PHP
16 67 (2.37%) Perl
17 58 (2.06%) R
18 53 (1.88%) ES6
19 48 (1.70%) C
20 41 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 177 (6.27%) Degree
2 85 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 45 (1.59%) Security Cleared
4 35 (1.24%) AWS Certification
5 28 (0.99%) SC Cleared
5 28 (0.99%) Sun Certification
6 22 (0.78%) PhD
7 16 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (0.53%) CISSP
9 11 (0.39%) CCNA
9 11 (0.39%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.39%) RHCE
10 9 (0.32%) GIAC
11 8 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
12 7 (0.25%) CCNP
12 7 (0.25%) Master's Degree
13 6 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.18%) MCSE
14 5 (0.18%) OCP
14 5 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (4.18%) QA
2 12 (0.43%) SLA
3 9 (0.32%) NIST
4 6 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.035%) GDPR
5 1 (0.035%) PMO
System Software
1 2,211 (78.35%) Docker
2 31 (1.10%) vSphere
3 28 (0.99%) VirtualBox
3 28 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (0.82%) Active Directory
5 22 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (0.21%) Kamailio
7 6 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.18%) LXC
9 4 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.11%) NFS
10 3 (0.11%) Samba
10 3 (0.11%) Xen
11 2 (0.071%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.071%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.035%) BIND 9
12 1 (0.035%) KVM
12 1 (0.035%) zsh
Systems Management
1 898 (31.82%) Terraform
2 673 (23.85%) Ansible
3 302 (10.70%) Puppet
4 225 (7.97%) Opscode Chef
5 106 (3.76%) Prometheus
6 82 (2.91%) Grafana
7 70 (2.48%) Packer
8 65 (2.30%) Docker Swarm
9 44 (1.56%) Istio
10 38 (1.35%) Salt
11 34 (1.20%) Consul
12 28 (0.99%) Kibana
12 28 (0.99%) Mesos
12 28 (0.99%) Nagios
13 23 (0.82%) Marathon
14 22 (0.78%) Opsview
15 19 (0.67%) logstash
15 19 (0.67%) ZABBIX
16 18 (0.64%) Icinga
17 16 (0.57%) Graphite
Vendors
1 374 (13.25%) Google
2 142 (5.03%) Microsoft
3 118 (4.18%) Oracle
4 78 (2.76%) Red Hat
5 61 (2.16%) IBM
6 48 (1.70%) Splunk
7 42 (1.49%) VMware
8 33 (1.17%) Cloudera
9 28 (0.99%) AppDynamics
9 28 (0.99%) Foundry
10 27 (0.96%) Hortonworks
11 23 (0.82%) Talend
12 22 (0.78%) Informatica
13 21 (0.74%) Tableau
14 20 (0.71%) SAP
15 18 (0.64%) Atlassian
16 17 (0.60%) New Relic
17 16 (0.57%) SaltStack
18 14 (0.50%) Dynatrace
19 13 (0.46%) SevOne