Period
to 21 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 32 58 129
Rank change year-on-year +26 +71 +82
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 187 186 96
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 7.13% 4.50% 1.89%
As % of the Systems Management category 55.82% 38.59% 19.05%
Number of salaries quoted 209 114 63
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.95% -6.50% -18.37%
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,625 £74,250
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -

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 Scotland with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 335 482 504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.78% 11.66% 9.94%
Number of salaries quoted 243 290 354
Median annual salary £50,000 £48,280 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.56% -3.44% +5.26%
10th Percentile £37,500 £30,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £73,300 £75,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +9.52%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in Scotland

Kubernetes
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes in Scotland.

Salary trend for Kubernetes in Scotland

Kubernetes
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Kubernetes in Scotland

Kubernetes
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 January 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
Edinburgh +20 110 £56,000 -6.67% 14
Glasgow +15 60 £47,500 +11.76% 15
Dundee +6 11 £42,500 -19.05% 2
Aberdeen +15 1 - - 1
Kubernetes
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 146 (78.07%) Docker
2 119 (63.64%) AWS
2 119 (63.64%) DevOps
3 97 (51.87%) Terraform
4 93 (49.73%) Linux
5 89 (47.59%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (39.04%) Git (software)
7 62 (33.16%) Azure
7 62 (33.16%) Opscode Chef
8 59 (31.55%) Puppet
9 50 (26.74%) Jenkins
10 49 (26.20%) Ansible
11 48 (25.67%) Deployment Automation
12 47 (25.13%) Migration
13 45 (24.06%) Continuous Integration
14 42 (22.46%) Python
15 40 (21.39%) Scrum
16 38 (20.32%) AWS CloudFormation
17 36 (19.25%) SaaS
18 34 (18.18%) Microsoft
18 34 (18.18%) Microservices
19 31 (16.58%) Java
20 30 (16.04%) Analytics
21 29 (15.51%) PHP
21 29 (15.51%) GCP
22 28 (14.97%) SQL
22 28 (14.97%) Mobile App
23 26 (13.90%) Configuration Management
24 25 (13.37%) JavaScript
24 25 (13.37%) Software Engineering

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 8 (4.28%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (3.21%) ColdFusion
3 4 (2.14%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.14%) JBoss
3 4 (2.14%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.14%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.60%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (1.60%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.07%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.07%) CMS
6 1 (0.53%) Apache
6 1 (0.53%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.53%) Mule
6 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 4 (2.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 119 (63.64%) AWS
2 62 (33.16%) Azure
3 38 (20.32%) AWS CloudFormation
4 36 (19.25%) SaaS
5 29 (15.51%) GCP
6 21 (11.23%) Serverless
7 18 (9.63%) Amazon EKS
8 15 (8.02%) PaaS
9 11 (5.88%) IaaS
10 7 (3.74%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (3.74%) Office 365
10 7 (3.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (3.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (3.21%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (3.21%) Logic Apps
11 6 (3.21%) OpenShift
12 5 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (2.67%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (2.67%) GitHub
13 3 (1.60%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.63%) Firewall
2 8 (4.28%) VPN
3 7 (3.74%) CTI
3 7 (3.74%) LAN
3 7 (3.74%) Software-Defined Networking
3 7 (3.74%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.74%) WAN
4 4 (2.14%) SSL
5 2 (1.07%) DNS
6 1 (0.53%) Internet
6 1 (0.53%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.53%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.76%) Big Data
2 18 (9.63%) SQL Server
3 12 (6.42%) MySQL
4 11 (5.88%) NoSQL
5 9 (4.81%) Hadoop
6 7 (3.74%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (3.21%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (2.67%) HBase
9 4 (2.14%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (2.14%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.60%) DB2
10 3 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.07%) Apache Hive
11 2 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.07%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.07%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.53%) Amazon Aurora
12 1 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (0.53%) BigQuery
12 1 (0.53%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 73 (39.04%) Git (software)
2 50 (26.74%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.74%) Metasploit
3 7 (3.74%) Subversion
3 7 (3.74%) WebScarab
4 5 (2.67%) Cypress.io
5 4 (2.14%) GitLab
5 4 (2.14%) JIRA
6 3 (1.60%) Artifactory
6 3 (1.60%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.60%) Travis CI
7 2 (1.07%) Gradle
7 2 (1.07%) IBM UrbanCode
7 2 (1.07%) Maven
7 2 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.53%) JUnit
8 1 (0.53%) Selenium
8 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (10.70%) Marketing
2 19 (10.16%) Finance
3 10 (5.35%) Public Sector
4 9 (4.81%) Banking
5 8 (4.28%) Retail
6 5 (2.67%) Games
7 2 (1.07%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Electronics
8 1 (0.53%) Law
8 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 81 (43.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 44 (23.53%) AWS Engineer
3 40 (21.39%) AWS DevOps
3 40 (21.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 32 (17.11%) Developer
5 24 (12.83%) Architect
6 21 (11.23%) Senior Developer
7 16 (8.56%) Cloud Architect
8 15 (8.02%) Senior DevOps
8 15 (8.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 15 (8.02%) Software Engineer
9 12 (6.42%) Senior Software Engineer
9 12 (6.42%) Site Engineer
9 12 (6.42%) Site Reliability Engineer
10 11 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
10 11 (5.88%) PHP Developer
11 8 (4.28%) PHP Symfony Developer
11 8 (4.28%) PHP Web Developer
11 8 (4.28%) Senior PHP Developer
11 8 (4.28%) Senior PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.70%) RESTful
2 19 (10.16%) AngularJS
3 18 (9.63%) React
4 17 (9.09%) .NET
5 15 (8.02%) Node.js
6 14 (7.49%) Vue.js
7 13 (6.95%) Laravel
8 12 (6.42%) Kafka
9 11 (5.88%) Spring
9 11 (5.88%) Symfony
10 9 (4.81%) CSS
10 9 (4.81%) HTML
11 8 (4.28%) Doctrine
12 7 (3.74%) .NET Core
12 7 (3.74%) OAuth
12 7 (3.74%) OAuth2
12 7 (3.74%) OpenID
12 7 (3.74%) SAML
13 6 (3.21%) HTML5
13 6 (3.21%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.97%) Mobile App
2 14 (7.49%) Public Cloud
3 13 (6.95%) Linux Command Line
4 12 (6.42%) EPoS
5 11 (5.88%) Data Centre
6 10 (5.35%) Cloud Native
6 10 (5.35%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (4.81%) Data Structures
8 6 (3.21%) Algorithms
8 6 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (2.14%) PKI
11 3 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (1.07%) Private Cloud
13 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.53%) Life Science
13 1 (0.53%) User Experience
13 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 93 (49.73%) Linux
2 21 (11.23%) Windows
3 18 (9.63%) Unix
4 9 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (4.28%) Ubuntu
6 7 (3.74%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.07%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (63.64%) DevOps
2 89 (47.59%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (25.67%) Deployment Automation
4 47 (25.13%) Migration
5 45 (24.06%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (21.39%) Scrum
7 34 (18.18%) Microservices
8 30 (16.04%) Analytics
9 26 (13.90%) Configuration Management
10 25 (13.37%) Software Engineering
11 24 (12.83%) Mentoring
11 24 (12.83%) TDD
12 23 (12.30%) BDD
13 18 (9.63%) Machine Learning
13 18 (9.63%) Web Development
14 17 (9.09%) Infrastructure as Code
15 15 (8.02%) Open Source
16 14 (7.49%) Data Analytics
17 13 (6.95%) Identity Access Management
18 12 (6.42%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 42 (22.46%) Python
2 31 (16.58%) Java
3 29 (15.51%) PHP
4 28 (14.97%) SQL
5 25 (13.37%) JavaScript
6 21 (11.23%) PowerShell
7 19 (10.16%) C#
8 15 (8.02%) Bash Shell
9 12 (6.42%) Ruby
10 10 (5.35%) Go
10 10 (5.35%) TypeScript
11 9 (4.81%) Scala
12 6 (3.21%) Shell Script
13 4 (2.14%) Perl
14 2 (1.07%) PHP 7
15 1 (0.53%) C++
15 1 (0.53%) F#
15 1 (0.53%) Groovy
15 1 (0.53%) Java 8
15 1 (0.53%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (5.35%) AWS Certification
1 10 (5.35%) Degree
1 10 (5.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (3.74%) CCNA
2 7 (3.74%) CCNP
2 7 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (3.74%) MCSE
3 2 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.07%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.07%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.63%) QA
2 4 (2.14%) SLA
3 3 (1.60%) GDPR
3 3 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 146 (78.07%) Docker
2 6 (3.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 97 (51.87%) Terraform
2 62 (33.16%) Opscode Chef
3 59 (31.55%) Puppet
4 49 (26.20%) Ansible
5 7 (3.74%) Core Impact
5 7 (3.74%) Nessus
5 7 (3.74%) Nexpose
6 6 (3.21%) Prometheus
6 6 (3.21%) ZABBIX
7 4 (2.14%) Grafana
8 3 (1.60%) Nagios
9 2 (1.07%) Automic
9 2 (1.07%) Consul
9 2 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.07%) vRealize
Vendors
1 34 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.16%) Oracle
3 10 (5.35%) Google
4 8 (4.28%) Intel
5 7 (3.74%) Cisco
5 7 (3.74%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.60%) Zend
7 2 (1.07%) Splunk
7 2 (1.07%) VMware
8 1 (0.53%) PagerDuty
8 1 (0.53%) Twitter