Period
to 14 April 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 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 35 50 105
Rank change year-on-year +15 +55 +94
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 216 175 135
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 6.16% 4.71% 2.51%
As % of the Systems Management category 49.20% 40.32% 28.85%
Number of salaries quoted 151 110 99
10th Percentile " £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £43,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +20.88%
75th Percentile £66,875 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £76,325
UK median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +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 439 434 468
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.51% 11.67% 8.71%
Number of salaries quoted 292 272 333
10th Percentile £37,275 £30,500 £32,100
25th Percentile £39,663 £38,588 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 14 April 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 14 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
Edinburgh +17 134 £60,000 -5.88% 29
Glasgow +4 62 £47,500 +11.76% 6
Dundee -1 13 £54,000 +2.86% 1
Aberdeen +11 5 £57,500 +12.20% 2
Kubernetes
UK

For the 6 months to 14 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 173 (80.09%) Docker
2 134 (62.04%) DevOps
3 114 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
4 111 (51.39%) AWS
5 104 (48.15%) Linux
6 102 (47.22%) Terraform
7 87 (40.28%) Git (software)
8 84 (38.89%) Azure
9 64 (29.63%) Jenkins
10 61 (28.24%) Python
11 60 (27.78%) Microservices
12 56 (25.93%) Ansible
13 54 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
13 54 (25.00%) Puppet
14 46 (21.30%) Java
15 45 (20.83%) SQL
15 45 (20.83%) Scrum
16 44 (20.37%) Continuous Integration
17 43 (19.91%) Software Engineering
18 41 (18.98%) JavaScript
18 41 (18.98%) Deployment Automation
19 39 (18.06%) TDD
20 38 (17.59%) C#
20 38 (17.59%) Mentoring
21 37 (17.13%) Analytics
21 37 (17.13%) Migration
22 36 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
23 35 (16.20%) BDD
24 34 (15.74%) Infrastructure as Code
25 32 (14.81%) Windows

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 14 (6.48%) ColdFusion
2 9 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (3.70%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.78%) Apache
5 5 (2.31%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.85%) JBoss
6 4 (1.85%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (1.39%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.93%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.93%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.93%) CMS
8 2 (0.93%) Confluence
9 1 (0.46%) Luigi
9 1 (0.46%) Mule
9 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 111 (51.39%) AWS
2 84 (38.89%) Azure
3 36 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 31 (14.35%) GCP
4 31 (14.35%) SaaS
5 20 (9.26%) Serverless
6 17 (7.87%) Amazon EKS
7 15 (6.94%) GitHub
7 15 (6.94%) PaaS
8 10 (4.63%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (3.70%) Logic Apps
10 7 (3.24%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (2.78%) Datadog
12 5 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (2.31%) OpenShift
13 4 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (1.85%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (1.85%) Amazon S3
13 4 (1.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (1.39%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.78%) Firewall
1 6 (2.78%) VPN
2 5 (2.31%) DNS
2 5 (2.31%) SSL
3 4 (1.85%) OpenVPN
4 2 (0.93%) Internet
5 1 (0.46%) Network Security
5 1 (0.46%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.72%) MySQL
3 16 (7.41%) NoSQL
4 12 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
5 11 (5.09%) Big Data
6 10 (4.63%) MongoDB
7 9 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (3.70%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.78%) Hadoop
10 5 (2.31%) HBase
10 5 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (2.31%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.85%) Cosmos DB
11 4 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (1.39%) DB2
13 2 (0.93%) Data Lake
13 2 (0.93%) Flink
13 2 (0.93%) Redis
Development Applications
1 87 (40.28%) Git (software)
2 64 (29.63%) Jenkins
3 17 (7.87%) Subversion
4 12 (5.56%) JIRA
5 8 (3.70%) Gradle
5 8 (3.70%) Maven
6 6 (2.78%) Travis CI
7 5 (2.31%) Bitbucket
7 5 (2.31%) CircleCI
7 5 (2.31%) Selenium
7 5 (2.31%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.85%) Artifactory
8 4 (1.85%) Cypress.io
8 4 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (1.39%) AppScan
9 3 (1.39%) GitLab
9 3 (1.39%) JBehave
9 3 (1.39%) JUnit
9 3 (1.39%) Vagrant
9 3 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (13.89%) Marketing
2 22 (10.19%) Finance
3 11 (5.09%) Public Sector
3 11 (5.09%) Retail
4 5 (2.31%) Banking
5 4 (1.85%) Games
6 2 (0.93%) Electronics
6 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.93%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Law
7 1 (0.46%) Legal
7 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 74 (34.26%) DevOps Engineer
2 44 (20.37%) Developer
3 40 (18.52%) AWS Engineer
4 34 (15.74%) AWS DevOps
4 34 (15.74%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 27 (12.50%) Software Engineer
6 19 (8.80%) Senior Developer
7 17 (7.87%) Senior Software Engineer
7 17 (7.87%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 15 (6.94%) Senior DevOps
8 15 (6.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 15 (6.94%) Site Engineer
9 12 (5.56%) Architect
9 12 (5.56%) Java Developer
10 11 (5.09%) Development Engineer
10 11 (5.09%) Platform Engineer
10 11 (5.09%) Software Development Engineer
11 10 (4.63%) Senior Development Engineer
11 10 (4.63%) Senior Software Development Engineer
12 8 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.50%) .NET
1 27 (12.50%) React
2 20 (9.26%) AngularJS
3 19 (8.80%) RESTful
3 19 (8.80%) Spring
4 17 (7.87%) Node.js
5 15 (6.94%) RabbitMQ
6 13 (6.02%) CSS
6 13 (6.02%) Kafka
7 12 (5.56%) HTML
8 11 (5.09%) REST
9 10 (4.63%) .NET Core
10 9 (4.17%) .NET Framework
10 9 (4.17%) HTML5
10 9 (4.17%) Redux
10 9 (4.17%) Spring Boot
11 8 (3.70%) JSON
12 7 (3.24%) CSS3
12 7 (3.24%) Entity Framework
12 7 (3.24%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.35%) Mobile App
2 28 (12.96%) EPoS
3 23 (10.65%) Public Cloud
4 18 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (8.33%) Data Centre
5 13 (6.02%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (4.17%) Data Structures
7 6 (2.78%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (2.78%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.39%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.93%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.93%) PMI
9 2 (0.93%) User Experience
10 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.46%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.46%) Life Science
10 1 (0.46%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 104 (48.15%) Linux
2 32 (14.81%) Windows
3 18 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (6.94%) Ubuntu
5 12 (5.56%) Unix
6 8 (3.70%) Alpine Linux
7 5 (2.31%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.46%) CentOS
8 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (62.04%) DevOps
2 114 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (27.78%) Microservices
4 45 (20.83%) Scrum
5 44 (20.37%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (19.91%) Software Engineering
7 41 (18.98%) Deployment Automation
8 39 (18.06%) TDD
9 38 (17.59%) Mentoring
10 37 (17.13%) Analytics
10 37 (17.13%) Migration
11 35 (16.20%) BDD
12 34 (15.74%) Infrastructure as Code
13 29 (13.43%) Problem-Solving
14 26 (12.04%) Configuration Management
15 20 (9.26%) OO
16 19 (8.80%) SDLC
17 18 (8.33%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 16 (7.41%) Change Management
18 16 (7.41%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 61 (28.24%) Python
2 46 (21.30%) Java
3 45 (20.83%) SQL
4 41 (18.98%) JavaScript
5 38 (17.59%) C#
6 27 (12.50%) PHP
7 25 (11.57%) PowerShell
8 24 (11.11%) Bash Shell
9 15 (6.94%) TypeScript
10 14 (6.48%) Ruby
11 11 (5.09%) Go
11 11 (5.09%) Scala
12 8 (3.70%) Perl
13 4 (1.85%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.93%) PHP 7
14 2 (0.93%) R
15 1 (0.46%) F#
15 1 (0.46%) Groovy
15 1 (0.46%) Java 8
15 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (7.41%) Degree
2 8 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.78%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.78%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.93%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.93%) PMP
6 1 (0.46%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.46%) HND
6 1 (0.46%) RHCE
6 1 (0.46%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.02%) QA
2 4 (1.85%) NIST
3 3 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.93%) GDPR
4 2 (0.93%) PMBOK
4 2 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 173 (80.09%) Docker
2 9 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 5 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.93%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 102 (47.22%) Terraform
2 56 (25.93%) Ansible
3 54 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (25.00%) Puppet
4 17 (7.87%) ZABBIX
5 6 (2.78%) Grafana
5 6 (2.78%) Prometheus
6 5 (2.31%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (2.31%) Nagios
6 5 (2.31%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (1.85%) Packer
8 2 (0.93%) Consul
8 2 (0.93%) Graphite
8 2 (0.93%) Salt
8 2 (0.93%) vRealize
9 1 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.46%) Opsview
Vendors
1 21 (9.72%) Microsoft
2 19 (8.80%) Oracle
3 17 (7.87%) Google
4 13 (6.02%) Red Hat
5 11 (5.09%) Splunk
6 7 (3.24%) VMware
7 5 (2.31%) Citrix
7 5 (2.31%) CyberArk
7 5 (2.31%) EMC
7 5 (2.31%) Veeam
8 4 (1.85%) Databricks
9 3 (1.39%) AppDynamics
9 3 (1.39%) Veracode
9 3 (1.39%) Zend
10 2 (0.93%) Intel
11 1 (0.46%) Dell
11 1 (0.46%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.46%) Sony
11 1 (0.46%) Sybase
11 1 (0.46%) Twitter