Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > London
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 31 61
Rank change year-on-year +17 +30 +89
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 3,609 3,567 2,859
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 11.70% 7.59% 4.68%
As % of the Systems Management category 59.29% 46.37% 33.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2,873 2,944 2,374
10th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
25th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £77,500 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% +3.57%
75th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
90th Percentile £113,750 £112,500 £103,750
England median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - +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 6,087 7,693 8,535
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.74% 16.38% 13.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4,909 6,206 6,962
10th Percentile £47,500 £41,250 £38,750
25th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
75th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £106,250 £103,750 £97,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +13 653 £85,000 +6.25% 253
South London +14 74 £67,500 -10.00% 6
West London +1 52 £65,000 - 109
East London +13 16 £72,500 +11.54% 60
North London +35 8 £70,000 +3.70% 7
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 2,719 (75.34%) Docker
2 1,951 (54.06%) DevOps
3 1,937 (53.67%) AWS
4 1,504 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1,495 (41.42%) Python
6 1,319 (36.55%) Terraform
7 1,274 (35.30%) Java
8 1,220 (33.80%) Microservices
9 1,175 (32.56%) Azure
10 1,115 (30.89%) Finance
11 990 (27.43%) Software Engineering
12 885 (24.52%) GCP
13 784 (21.72%) Jenkins
14 763 (21.14%) JavaScript
15 734 (20.34%) Linux
16 724 (20.06%) Ansible
17 648 (17.96%) SQL
18 605 (16.76%) Infrastructure as Code
19 604 (16.74%) TDD
20 596 (16.51%) Fintech
21 567 (15.71%) Kafka
22 550 (15.24%) Node.js
23 530 (14.69%) Git (software)
24 502 (13.91%) C#
25 500 (13.85%) React
26 497 (13.77%) Go
27 476 (13.19%) Google
28 458 (12.69%) .NET
29 444 (12.30%) PostgreSQL
30 407 (11.28%) Banking

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
1 266 (7.37%) Apache Spark
2 164 (4.54%) Elasticsearch
3 117 (3.24%) Apache
4 98 (2.72%) Apache Airflow
5 74 (2.05%) Confluence
6 49 (1.36%) Cloud Foundry
7 31 (0.86%) OpenStack
8 28 (0.78%) Tomcat
9 25 (0.69%) nginx
10 17 (0.47%) CMS
10 17 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 16 (0.44%) WebSphere
12 14 (0.39%) WebLogic
13 12 (0.33%) Tornado
14 10 (0.28%) IIS
14 10 (0.28%) WordPress
15 9 (0.25%) Drupal
16 7 (0.19%) Apache Solr
16 7 (0.19%) JBoss
17 5 (0.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 30 (0.83%) InVision
2 22 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (0.58%) Sketch
4 7 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.055%) Figma
5 2 (0.055%) GIMP
5 2 (0.055%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.055%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.055%) SOLIDWORKS
5 2 (0.055%) Zeplin
6 1 (0.028%) Revit
Business Applications
1 24 (0.67%) R3 Corda
2 14 (0.39%) Distributed Ledger
3 11 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (0.22%) Magento
5 6 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.14%) Sentinel
7 4 (0.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 4 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.055%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.028%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.028%) MetaTrader
9 1 (0.028%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1,937 (53.67%) AWS
2 1,175 (32.56%) Azure
3 885 (24.52%) GCP
4 351 (9.73%) Serverless
5 269 (7.45%) PaaS
6 245 (6.79%) SaaS
7 210 (5.82%) Amazon EKS
8 188 (5.21%) Amazon ECS
9 179 (4.96%) IaaS
10 169 (4.68%) AWS CloudFormation
11 168 (4.66%) AWS Lambda
12 161 (4.46%) Amazon S3
13 157 (4.35%) GitHub
13 157 (4.35%) OpenShift
14 104 (2.88%) Datadog
15 102 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
16 93 (2.58%) Amazon SQS
17 86 (2.38%) IBM Cloud
18 73 (2.02%) Amazon Kinesis
19 68 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 98 (2.72%) Firewall
2 46 (1.27%) DNS
3 42 (1.16%) TCP/IP
4 36 (1.00%) Internet
5 34 (0.94%) HTTP
6 31 (0.86%) Network Security
7 19 (0.53%) WAN
8 17 (0.47%) VPN
9 12 (0.33%) BGP
10 10 (0.28%) Multicast
11 9 (0.25%) 5G
11 9 (0.25%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (0.25%) MPLS
12 8 (0.22%) LAN
13 7 (0.19%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (0.19%) OpenFlow
13 7 (0.19%) SAN
13 7 (0.19%) SMTP
13 7 (0.19%) VLAN
14 6 (0.17%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 444 (12.30%) PostgreSQL
2 366 (10.14%) NoSQL
3 328 (9.09%) Big Data
4 265 (7.34%) MongoDB
5 209 (5.79%) MySQL
6 208 (5.76%) Relational Database
7 198 (5.49%) Hadoop
8 178 (4.93%) SQL Server
9 132 (3.66%) Redis
10 116 (3.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 105 (2.91%) Amazon Redshift
12 96 (2.66%) Amazon RDS
13 92 (2.55%) Apache Cassandra
13 92 (2.55%) Blockchain
14 79 (2.19%) BigQuery
15 60 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
16 58 (1.61%) Neo4j
17 54 (1.50%) Amazon Athena
18 53 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
19 42 (1.16%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 784 (21.72%) Jenkins
2 530 (14.69%) Git (software)
3 314 (8.70%) GitLab
4 173 (4.79%) JIRA
5 151 (4.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 141 (3.91%) Maven
7 112 (3.10%) Selenium
8 105 (2.91%) CircleCI
9 102 (2.83%) TeamCity
10 99 (2.74%) Gradle
11 96 (2.66%) Artifactory
12 73 (2.02%) JUnit
13 62 (1.72%) Cucumber
13 62 (1.72%) Vagrant
14 61 (1.69%) Cypress.io
15 60 (1.66%) Bitbucket
16 49 (1.36%) SonarQube
17 48 (1.33%) Travis CI
18 45 (1.25%) Mocha
19 39 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,115 (30.89%) Finance
2 407 (11.28%) Banking
3 169 (4.68%) Games
4 130 (3.60%) Retail
5 111 (3.08%) Public Sector
6 83 (2.30%) Front Office
7 64 (1.77%) Marketing
8 52 (1.44%) Telecoms
9 36 (1.00%) Manufacturing
10 34 (0.94%) Advertising
10 34 (0.94%) Investment Banking
11 33 (0.91%) Legal
12 26 (0.72%) Electronics
13 24 (0.67%) Law
13 24 (0.67%) Online Betting
14 21 (0.58%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.36%) Back Office
16 12 (0.33%) Publishing
17 10 (0.28%) Billing
18 9 (0.25%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1,039 (28.79%) Developer
2 820 (22.72%) DevOps Engineer
3 384 (10.64%) Software Engineer
4 371 (10.28%) AWS Engineer
5 330 (9.14%) Java Developer
6 262 (7.26%) Senior DevOps
7 243 (6.73%) Architect
8 239 (6.62%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 237 (6.57%) Senior Developer
10 227 (6.29%) AWS DevOps
10 227 (6.29%) Cloud Engineer
11 208 (5.76%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 189 (5.24%) Java Engineer
13 187 (5.18%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 172 (4.77%) Platform Engineer
15 159 (4.41%) Full Stack Developer
16 149 (4.13%) Data Engineer
17 145 (4.02%) Azure Engineer
18 144 (3.99%) React Developer
19 129 (3.57%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 567 (15.71%) Kafka
2 550 (15.24%) Node.js
3 500 (13.85%) React
4 458 (12.69%) .NET
5 362 (10.03%) Spring
6 325 (9.01%) Spring Boot
7 291 (8.06%) Web Services
8 284 (7.87%) .NET Core
9 260 (7.20%) AngularJS
10 244 (6.76%) REST
11 196 (5.43%) RESTful
12 192 (5.32%) GraphQL
13 181 (5.02%) CSS
14 177 (4.90%) HTML
15 150 (4.16%) .NET Framework
16 143 (3.96%) gRPC
17 126 (3.49%) RabbitMQ
18 112 (3.10%) Vue.js
19 102 (2.83%) HTML5
20 90 (2.49%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 296 (8.20%) Cloud Native
2 250 (6.93%) Greenfield Project
3 139 (3.85%) Hedge funds
4 128 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
5 124 (3.44%) Public Cloud
6 121 (3.35%) Algorithms
7 94 (2.60%) User Experience
8 81 (2.24%) Data Centre
9 77 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
9 77 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
10 71 (1.97%) Blog
11 68 (1.88%) Mobile App
12 67 (1.86%) Data Structures
13 65 (1.80%) Equities
14 59 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
15 51 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 46 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
17 40 (1.11%) Social Network
18 33 (0.91%) PKI
19 29 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 734 (20.34%) Linux
2 176 (4.88%) Windows
3 135 (3.74%) Unix
4 68 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 52 (1.44%) CentOS
6 40 (1.11%) Android
6 40 (1.11%) Ubuntu
7 35 (0.97%) Apple iOS
8 34 (0.94%) Windows Server
9 11 (0.30%) CoreOS
9 11 (0.30%) Debian
10 10 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
10 10 (0.28%) zOS
11 7 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
12 6 (0.17%) VMS
13 2 (0.055%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.055%) Fedora
13 2 (0.055%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.028%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.028%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,951 (54.06%) DevOps
2 1,504 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1,220 (33.80%) Microservices
4 990 (27.43%) Software Engineering
5 605 (16.76%) Infrastructure as Code
6 604 (16.74%) TDD
7 596 (16.51%) Fintech
8 400 (11.08%) Scrum
9 389 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
10 369 (10.22%) Test Automation
11 340 (9.42%) Machine Learning
12 332 (9.20%) Mentoring
13 301 (8.34%) Analytics
14 282 (7.81%) Configuration Management
15 273 (7.56%) Artificial Intelligence
16 268 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
17 257 (7.12%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 254 (7.04%) BDD
19 239 (6.62%) Data Science
20 228 (6.32%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,495 (41.42%) Python
2 1,274 (35.30%) Java
3 763 (21.14%) JavaScript
4 648 (17.96%) SQL
5 502 (13.91%) C#
6 497 (13.77%) Go
7 367 (10.17%) TypeScript
8 284 (7.87%) Bash Shell
9 228 (6.32%) Scala
10 206 (5.71%) Ruby
11 166 (4.60%) Java 8
12 155 (4.29%) PowerShell
13 144 (3.99%) Kotlin
14 109 (3.02%) PHP
15 83 (2.30%) C++
16 77 (2.13%) ES6
17 59 (1.63%) Shell Script
18 44 (1.22%) Groovy
19 40 (1.11%) C
20 29 (0.80%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 242 (6.71%) Degree
2 157 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 126 (3.49%) SC Cleared
4 89 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 36 (1.00%) AWS Certification
6 22 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 22 (0.61%) Master's Degree
7 21 (0.58%) SANS
8 20 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (0.44%) OSCP
10 15 (0.42%) OSCE
11 13 (0.36%) CISSP
12 12 (0.33%) DV Cleared
12 12 (0.33%) RHCE
13 11 (0.30%) RHCSA
14 10 (0.28%) PhD
15 7 (0.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 7 (0.19%) OCP
15 7 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
16 6 (0.17%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (4.05%) QA
2 29 (0.80%) GDPR
2 29 (0.80%) NIST
3 19 (0.53%) WCAG
4 17 (0.47%) GRC
4 17 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.33%) SOC 2
6 11 (0.30%) SLA
7 10 (0.28%) SOC 1
8 9 (0.25%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.22%) PSD2
10 5 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
10 5 (0.14%) EMIR
10 5 (0.14%) MiFID
11 1 (0.028%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.028%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.028%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2,719 (75.34%) Docker
2 73 (2.02%) Active Directory
3 62 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 52 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
5 50 (1.39%) VirtualBox
6 14 (0.39%) KVM
7 11 (0.30%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.22%) vSphere
9 6 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.17%) Xen
10 5 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.14%) XenApp
11 4 (0.11%) LXC
11 4 (0.11%) NFS
12 2 (0.055%) HDFS
12 2 (0.055%) OpenAM
13 1 (0.028%) Shibboleth
13 1 (0.028%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1,319 (36.55%) Terraform
2 724 (20.06%) Ansible
3 358 (9.92%) Puppet
4 239 (6.62%) Prometheus
5 205 (5.68%) Opscode Chef
6 178 (4.93%) Grafana
7 93 (2.58%) Istio
8 82 (2.27%) Docker Swarm
9 40 (1.11%) Nagios
10 39 (1.08%) Consul
11 36 (1.00%) Packer
12 27 (0.75%) Kibana
13 21 (0.58%) Fortio
13 21 (0.58%) Kiali
13 21 (0.58%) linkerd
14 18 (0.50%) Graphite
15 17 (0.47%) Salt
16 15 (0.42%) ZABBIX
17 14 (0.39%) Knative
18 11 (0.30%) Argo
Vendors
1 476 (13.19%) Google
2 219 (6.07%) Microsoft
3 127 (3.52%) IBM
4 121 (3.35%) Oracle
5 116 (3.21%) Red Hat
6 99 (2.74%) VMware
7 63 (1.75%) SAP
8 61 (1.69%) Splunk
9 53 (1.47%) Cloudera
9 53 (1.47%) Hortonworks
10 50 (1.39%) Talend
11 48 (1.33%) Informatica
12 41 (1.14%) Atlassian
13 27 (0.75%) Cisco
14 22 (0.61%) New Relic
15 20 (0.55%) Dynatrace
16 19 (0.53%) Databricks
17 17 (0.47%) PagerDuty
18 16 (0.44%) Spotify
18 16 (0.44%) Sybase