Period
to 13 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 > South East
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 34 98 140
Rank change year-on-year +64 +42 +169
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 870 627 636
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 6.99% 3.04% 2.39%
As % of the Systems Management category 51.27% 29.87% 22.55%
Number of salaries quoted 709 526 530
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,000 £37,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,000
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 the South East with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 1,697 2,099 2,821
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.63% 10.18% 10.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,375 1,623 2,233
10th Percentile £36,350 £32,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +2.80% +7.00%
75th Percentile £73,000 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £81,250 £77,900
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in the South East

Kubernetes
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes in the South East.

Salary trend for Kubernetes in the South East

Kubernetes
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes in the South East over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Kubernetes in the South East

Kubernetes
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes within the South East 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
Thames Valley +44 400 £62,500 +4.17% 84
Berkshire +27 224 £62,500 -3.85% 52
Hampshire +47 221 £55,000 +10.00% 32
Oxfordshire +34 99 £60,000 +14.29% 18
East Sussex +63 90 £57,500 +4.55% 7
Surrey +53 86 £64,000 +2.40% 17
Buckinghamshire +60 77 £62,500 +4.17% 15
West Sussex +54 63 £80,000 +52.38%
Kent +11 6 £52,500 +5.00% 6
Home Counties - 5 £71,250 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £65,000 -
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 South East region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 673 (77.36%) Docker
2 453 (52.07%) Azure
3 403 (46.32%) DevOps
4 368 (42.30%) AWS
5 291 (33.45%) Agile Software Development
6 268 (30.80%) Microservices
7 260 (29.89%) Software Engineering
8 259 (29.77%) .NET
9 254 (29.20%) C#
10 241 (27.70%) JavaScript
11 237 (27.24%) SQL
12 222 (25.52%) Terraform
13 195 (22.41%) Python
14 190 (21.84%) React
15 176 (20.23%) Ansible
16 175 (20.11%) Linux
17 169 (19.43%) .NET Core
18 166 (19.08%) Java
19 154 (17.70%) Git (software)
20 146 (16.78%) TDD
21 145 (16.67%) AngularJS
22 132 (15.17%) Scrum
23 129 (14.83%) Jenkins
24 128 (14.71%) GCP
25 123 (14.14%) Degree
26 122 (14.02%) REST
27 106 (12.18%) Finance
27 106 (12.18%) Vue.js
28 103 (11.84%) Mentoring
29 100 (11.49%) SQL Server

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 30 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (2.41%) Confluence
3 13 (1.49%) Apache Spark
3 13 (1.49%) OpenStack
4 11 (1.26%) Apache Solr
5 9 (1.03%) Apache
5 9 (1.03%) NServiceBus
6 8 (0.92%) GemFire
6 8 (0.92%) IIS
7 7 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (0.80%) nginx
8 5 (0.57%) Drupal
8 5 (0.57%) WordPress
9 4 (0.46%) Liferay
9 4 (0.46%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.34%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.23%) Mule
11 2 (0.23%) Mule ESB
12 1 (0.11%) JBoss
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.11%) Sketch
3 1 (0.11%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 5 (0.57%) Magento
2 3 (0.34%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 453 (52.07%) Azure
2 368 (42.30%) AWS
3 128 (14.71%) GCP
4 98 (11.26%) SaaS
5 46 (5.29%) GitHub
5 46 (5.29%) PaaS
6 41 (4.71%) IaaS
6 41 (4.71%) Serverless
7 39 (4.48%) OpenShift
8 37 (4.25%) AWS CloudFormation
9 33 (3.79%) Amazon EKS
10 32 (3.68%) Cloud Computing
11 26 (2.99%) Amazon S3
11 26 (2.99%) IBM Cloud
12 22 (2.53%) Amazon ECS
12 22 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
12 22 (2.53%) Azure Data Factory
13 21 (2.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 19 (2.18%) Azure Active Directory
15 17 (1.95%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.02%) DNS
2 33 (3.79%) TCP/IP
3 28 (3.22%) Firewall
4 19 (2.18%) DHCP
5 18 (2.07%) HTTP
6 17 (1.95%) NAS
6 17 (1.95%) SAN
7 15 (1.72%) DMZ
8 14 (1.61%) HTTPS
9 9 (1.03%) WAN
10 6 (0.69%) LAN
10 6 (0.69%) VPN
11 5 (0.57%) Calico
12 4 (0.46%) Internet
12 4 (0.46%) Network Security
12 4 (0.46%) SMTP
13 2 (0.23%) SSL
14 1 (0.11%) MPLS
14 1 (0.11%) SMS
14 1 (0.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 96 (11.03%) NoSQL
3 66 (7.59%) PostgreSQL
4 56 (6.44%) Azure SQL Database
5 40 (4.60%) MongoDB
6 32 (3.68%) MySQL
7 28 (3.22%) SQLPlus
8 23 (2.64%) Big Data
9 21 (2.41%) Relational Database
10 19 (2.18%) MariaDB
11 17 (1.95%) Amazon RDS
12 15 (1.72%) Cosmos DB
13 12 (1.38%) Redis
14 10 (1.15%) Amazon Aurora
14 10 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (0.69%) Apache Hive
15 6 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (0.69%) GIS
15 6 (0.69%) Hadoop
15 6 (0.69%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 154 (17.70%) Git (software)
2 129 (14.83%) Jenkins
3 69 (7.93%) GitLab
4 56 (6.44%) Selenium
5 43 (4.94%) JIRA
6 41 (4.71%) Bitbucket
7 23 (2.64%) Gradle
8 21 (2.41%) TeamCity
9 20 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 18 (2.07%) Maven
11 16 (1.84%) Visual Studio Team System
12 12 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (1.26%) Protractor
14 10 (1.15%) Cypress.io
14 10 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
14 10 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
15 9 (1.03%) Cucumber
15 9 (1.03%) SpecFlow
16 8 (0.92%) Moq
17 7 (0.80%) Vagrant
General
1 106 (12.18%) Finance
2 41 (4.71%) Law
3 40 (4.60%) Public Sector
4 33 (3.79%) Games
5 29 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 24 (2.76%) Billing
7 14 (1.61%) Banking
8 11 (1.26%) Electronics
8 11 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.26%) Marketing
9 10 (1.15%) Aerospace
10 8 (0.92%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.92%) Legal
11 2 (0.23%) Automotive
11 2 (0.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 394 (45.29%) Developer
2 166 (19.08%) Senior Developer
3 161 (18.51%) DevOps Engineer
4 95 (10.92%) Software Developer
5 79 (9.08%) .NET Developer
6 68 (7.82%) C# Developer
7 64 (7.36%) Java Developer
8 48 (5.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 45 (5.17%) Site Reliability Engineer
10 44 (5.06%) Ruby Developer
11 43 (4.94%) Architect
11 43 (4.94%) Cloud Engineer
12 42 (4.83%) Senior DevOps
12 42 (4.83%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 41 (4.71%) Full Stack Developer
13 41 (4.71%) Senior Software Developer
14 40 (4.60%) Senior Ruby Developer
15 39 (4.48%) .NET Software Developer
15 39 (4.48%) C# .NET Developer
16 37 (4.25%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (29.77%) .NET
2 190 (21.84%) React
3 169 (19.43%) .NET Core
4 145 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 122 (14.02%) REST
6 106 (12.18%) Vue.js
7 100 (11.49%) Node.js
8 95 (10.92%) CSS
9 89 (10.23%) Kafka
10 87 (10.00%) Spring
11 80 (9.20%) HTML
12 68 (7.82%) RabbitMQ
13 50 (5.75%) .NET Framework
14 49 (5.63%) Spring Boot
15 45 (5.17%) RESTful
15 45 (5.17%) Ruby on Rails
16 35 (4.02%) Hibernate
16 35 (4.02%) Web Services
17 32 (3.68%) CSS3
18 31 (3.56%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 37 (4.25%) Public Cloud
2 32 (3.68%) Data Centre
3 25 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (1.84%) Cloud Native
6 14 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (1.49%) Private Cloud
7 13 (1.49%) Renewable Energy
8 10 (1.15%) iPhone
8 10 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (0.92%) Analytical Mindset
9 8 (0.92%) CMDB
9 8 (0.92%) Hedge funds
9 8 (0.92%) Management Information System
10 7 (0.80%) Algorithms
10 7 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.57%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.46%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 175 (20.11%) Linux
2 57 (6.55%) Windows
3 34 (3.91%) Unix
4 17 (1.95%) CentOS
4 17 (1.95%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.72%) Android
6 11 (1.26%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.69%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.57%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.46%) VMS
12 3 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.23%) Debian
13 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (46.32%) DevOps
2 291 (33.45%) Agile Software Development
3 268 (30.80%) Microservices
4 260 (29.89%) Software Engineering
5 146 (16.78%) TDD
6 132 (15.17%) Scrum
7 103 (11.84%) Mentoring
8 100 (11.49%) Continuous Integration
9 93 (10.69%) Computer Science
10 91 (10.46%) Test Automation
11 82 (9.43%) Infrastructure as Code
12 79 (9.08%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 74 (8.51%) Machine Learning
14 68 (7.82%) Mathematics
15 63 (7.24%) Configuration Management
15 63 (7.24%) Continuous Delivery
16 59 (6.78%) OOP
17 56 (6.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 53 (6.09%) Artificial Intelligence
18 53 (6.09%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 254 (29.20%) C#
2 241 (27.70%) JavaScript
3 237 (27.24%) SQL
4 195 (22.41%) Python
5 166 (19.08%) Java
6 82 (9.43%) PowerShell
7 75 (8.62%) Ruby
8 73 (8.39%) Bash Shell
9 59 (6.78%) Go
10 48 (5.52%) TypeScript
11 40 (4.60%) C++
12 37 (4.25%) PHP
12 37 (4.25%) T-SQL
13 23 (2.64%) Groovy
14 10 (1.15%) C
14 10 (1.15%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.92%) ES6
15 8 (0.92%) Java 8
15 8 (0.92%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 123 (14.14%) Degree
2 63 (7.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 61 (7.01%) Security Cleared
4 37 (4.25%) SC Cleared
5 19 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (2.07%) CCNP
7 17 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (1.26%) AWS Certification
8 11 (1.26%) ISEB
8 11 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (1.15%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.92%) OCP
10 8 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
11 7 (0.80%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.69%) TOGAF Certification
13 3 (0.34%) RHCE
13 3 (0.34%) RHCSA
14 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (0.11%) MBA
15 1 (0.11%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.76%) QA
2 9 (1.03%) GDPR
3 7 (0.80%) SLA
4 2 (0.23%) ISO 22301
4 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 673 (77.36%) Docker
2 41 (4.71%) Active Directory
3 40 (4.60%) Virtual Machines
4 38 (4.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (2.30%) Virtual Servers
6 17 (1.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 17 (1.95%) XenApp
6 17 (1.95%) XenDesktop
7 12 (1.38%) vSphere
8 5 (0.57%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.34%) HDFS
9 3 (0.34%) Postfix
10 2 (0.23%) LXC
10 2 (0.23%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.23%) Xen
11 1 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 222 (25.52%) Terraform
2 176 (20.23%) Ansible
3 62 (7.13%) Puppet
4 24 (2.76%) Grafana
5 22 (2.53%) Prometheus
6 20 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (2.07%) HAProxy
8 17 (1.95%) vRealize
9 11 (1.26%) Packer
10 10 (1.15%) ZABBIX
11 7 (0.80%) Argo
12 5 (0.57%) Consul
12 5 (0.57%) Graphite
12 5 (0.57%) Kibana
13 4 (0.46%) Kubeflow
14 3 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
15 2 (0.23%) Opsview
16 1 (0.11%) Ganeti
16 1 (0.11%) Nagios
16 1 (0.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 78 (8.97%) Microsoft
2 72 (8.28%) VMware
3 49 (5.63%) IBM
4 42 (4.83%) Google
5 39 (4.48%) Oracle
6 28 (3.22%) Red Hat
7 19 (2.18%) Cisco
8 17 (1.95%) Citrix
8 17 (1.95%) Dell
8 17 (1.95%) F5
8 17 (1.95%) Infoblox
9 14 (1.61%) Atlassian
10 11 (1.26%) SAP
11 10 (1.15%) New Relic
12 8 (0.92%) Telerik
13 7 (0.80%) Sitecore
14 6 (0.69%) Databricks
15 5 (0.57%) Cadence
15 5 (0.57%) PayPal
15 5 (0.57%) Veracode