Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > South East
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 105 212 344
Rank change year-on-year +107 +132 +258
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 740 436 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.92% 1.50% 0.71%
As % of the Systems Management category 27.82% 16.95% 8.52%
Number of salaries quoted 604 340 168
South East median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% -11.11%
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £43,200
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -10.34%

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 2,660 2,573 2,405
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.48% 8.84% 8.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2,056 2,046 2,028
South East median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £59,102 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +7.46% +4.76% +5.00%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Kubernetes in the South East.

Salary trend for Kubernetes in the South East

Kubernetes
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in the South East over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 +154 480 £60,000 +9.09% 72
Berkshire +113 276 £65,000 +18.18% 39
Oxfordshire +85 177 £55,000 -13.73% 31
Hampshire -15 122 £45,000 -14.29% 25
Surrey +57 65 £75,000 +25.00% 21
East Sussex +12 33 £55,000 -4.35% 5
Buckinghamshire +33 27 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Kent +4 15 £57,500 -8.00% 3
Middlesex +3 11 £60,000 +9.09% 1
West Sussex -9 9 £45,000 - 3
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 634 (85.68%) Docker
2 439 (59.32%) DevOps
3 371 (50.14%) Agile Software Development
4 370 (50.00%) AWS
5 270 (36.49%) Python
6 266 (35.95%) Java
7 265 (35.81%) Azure
7 265 (35.81%) Jenkins
8 259 (35.00%) Linux
9 245 (33.11%) Git (software)
10 223 (30.14%) Terraform
11 204 (27.57%) Ansible
12 195 (26.35%) Microservices
13 174 (23.51%) Continuous Integration
14 166 (22.43%) JavaScript
15 158 (21.35%) GCP
16 157 (21.22%) TDD
17 153 (20.68%) Puppet
18 152 (20.54%) SQL
19 150 (20.27%) Software Engineering
20 131 (17.70%) C#
21 125 (16.89%) Bash Shell
22 118 (15.95%) .NET
23 112 (15.14%) Test Automation
24 111 (15.00%) Degree
25 107 (14.46%) Scrum
26 103 (13.92%) React
27 100 (13.51%) Computer Science
28 97 (13.11%) MySQL
29 94 (12.70%) Node.js

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 62 (8.38%) Confluence
2 43 (5.81%) Elasticsearch
3 34 (4.59%) CMS
4 30 (4.05%) Drupal
5 29 (3.92%) nginx
6 27 (3.65%) OpenStack
7 26 (3.51%) Apache
7 26 (3.51%) WebLogic
8 25 (3.38%) Sitecore CMS
9 23 (3.11%) Tomcat
10 22 (2.97%) JBoss
11 17 (2.30%) WordPress
12 15 (2.03%) SugarCRM
13 11 (1.49%) Apache Solr
13 11 (1.49%) Apache Spark
13 11 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
14 7 (0.95%) IIS
15 6 (0.81%) Jetty
16 4 (0.54%) GlassFish
17 3 (0.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.14%) Revive Adserver
2 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 370 (50.00%) AWS
2 265 (35.81%) Azure
3 158 (21.35%) GCP
4 93 (12.57%) SaaS
5 51 (6.89%) GitHub
6 44 (5.95%) AWS CloudFormation
7 36 (4.86%) PaaS
8 32 (4.32%) IaaS
9 30 (4.05%) Amazon EC2
9 30 (4.05%) Serverless
10 27 (3.65%) OpenShift
11 25 (3.38%) Amazon S3
12 23 (3.11%) npm
13 21 (2.84%) Akamai
13 21 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
14 17 (2.30%) Amazon ECS
14 17 (2.30%) AWS Lambda
15 12 (1.62%) Office 365
16 10 (1.35%) Slack
17 7 (0.95%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 43 (5.81%) TCP/IP
2 31 (4.19%) Firewall
3 20 (2.70%) VPN
4 19 (2.57%) DNS
5 9 (1.22%) Wireshark
6 7 (0.95%) DHCP
7 6 (0.81%) Internet
7 6 (0.81%) LAN
7 6 (0.81%) SMTP
7 6 (0.81%) SSL
8 4 (0.54%) Broadband
8 4 (0.54%) WAN
9 2 (0.27%) DSL
9 2 (0.27%) HTTP
10 1 (0.14%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.14%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.14%) NAS
10 1 (0.14%) Network Security
10 1 (0.14%) SAN
10 1 (0.14%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (13.11%) MySQL
2 74 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 71 (9.59%) PostgreSQL
4 53 (7.16%) MongoDB
5 42 (5.68%) NoSQL
6 35 (4.73%) Relational Database
7 30 (4.05%) Redis
8 28 (3.78%) Big Data
9 24 (3.24%) Apache Cassandra
10 23 (3.11%) Amazon RDS
11 19 (2.57%) Hadoop
11 19 (2.57%) RDBMS
12 13 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
13 12 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (1.22%) Qlik Sense
14 9 (1.22%) QlikView
15 8 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 8 (1.08%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 265 (35.81%) Jenkins
2 245 (33.11%) Git (software)
3 85 (11.49%) JIRA
4 61 (8.24%) TeamCity
5 57 (7.70%) Maven
6 42 (5.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 33 (4.46%) CircleCI
7 33 (4.46%) GitLab
8 32 (4.32%) Mocha
9 29 (3.92%) Cucumber
10 28 (3.78%) Gradle
10 28 (3.78%) Visual Studio Team System
11 27 (3.65%) Selenium
12 20 (2.70%) Travis CI
13 19 (2.57%) Bitbucket
14 17 (2.30%) SpecFlow
15 16 (2.16%) Octopus Deploy
15 16 (2.16%) WebDriver
16 14 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
17 12 (1.62%) Subversion
General
1 56 (7.57%) Finance
2 23 (3.11%) Games
3 13 (1.76%) Automotive
3 13 (1.76%) Retail
4 11 (1.49%) Publishing
5 7 (0.95%) Public Sector
6 6 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.68%) Banking
8 4 (0.54%) Advertising
8 4 (0.54%) Back Office
8 4 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.41%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.41%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.27%) Marketing
10 2 (0.27%) Military
11 1 (0.14%) French Language
11 1 (0.14%) Law
11 1 (0.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 227 (30.68%) DevOps Engineer
2 225 (30.41%) Developer
3 63 (8.51%) Software Engineer
4 51 (6.89%) Cloud Engineer
4 51 (6.89%) Java Developer
5 50 (6.76%) Senior DevOps
6 49 (6.62%) Software Developer
7 47 (6.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 45 (6.08%) Senior Developer
9 37 (5.00%) .NET Developer
10 31 (4.19%) Architect
11 30 (4.05%) Junior
12 29 (3.92%) AWS Engineer
13 28 (3.78%) Azure Engineer
13 28 (3.78%) Python Developer
14 25 (3.38%) Linux Engineer
15 23 (3.11%) Site Reliability Engineer
16 22 (2.97%) Senior Java Developer
17 21 (2.84%) Platform Engineer
18 20 (2.70%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (15.95%) .NET
2 103 (13.92%) React
3 94 (12.70%) Node.js
4 91 (12.30%) AngularJS
5 89 (12.03%) REST
6 83 (11.22%) Spring
7 79 (10.68%) Spring Boot
8 72 (9.73%) Web Services
9 58 (7.84%) .NET Core
10 57 (7.70%) HTML
11 48 (6.49%) CSS
12 43 (5.81%) RabbitMQ
13 40 (5.41%) Kafka
14 35 (4.73%) RESTful
15 34 (4.59%) ASP.NET
16 30 (4.05%) .NET Framework
17 29 (3.92%) jQuery
18 26 (3.51%) Jest
19 25 (3.38%) Elastic Stack
20 24 (3.24%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
2 36 (4.86%) Algorithms
2 36 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (3.65%) Data Structures
4 26 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
5 25 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
6 23 (3.11%) Cloud Native
6 23 (3.11%) iPad
7 18 (2.43%) Data Centre
8 17 (2.30%) Private Cloud
8 17 (2.30%) Public Cloud
9 16 (2.16%) Hybrid Cloud
10 13 (1.76%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
12 11 (1.49%) User Experience
13 7 (0.95%) Blog
14 5 (0.68%) Clustering
14 5 (0.68%) Life Science
14 5 (0.68%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.54%) Lidar
Operating Systems
1 259 (35.00%) Linux
2 81 (10.95%) Windows
3 42 (5.68%) Unix
4 35 (4.73%) Windows Server
5 17 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.35%) CentOS
7 8 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.68%) Android
9 5 (0.68%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.54%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.41%) Debian
11 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.14%) VMS
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (59.32%) DevOps
2 371 (50.14%) Agile Software Development
3 195 (26.35%) Microservices
4 174 (23.51%) Continuous Integration
5 157 (21.22%) TDD
6 150 (20.27%) Software Engineering
7 112 (15.14%) Test Automation
8 107 (14.46%) Scrum
9 100 (13.51%) Computer Science
10 89 (12.03%) BDD
11 88 (11.89%) Configuration Management
12 87 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
13 64 (8.65%) Infrastructure as Code
14 58 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
15 51 (6.89%) Open Source
16 50 (6.76%) MVC
17 49 (6.62%) Kanban
18 48 (6.49%) Mentoring
19 44 (5.95%) Unit Testing
20 41 (5.54%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 270 (36.49%) Python
2 266 (35.95%) Java
3 166 (22.43%) JavaScript
4 152 (20.54%) SQL
5 131 (17.70%) C#
6 125 (16.89%) Bash Shell
7 76 (10.27%) PHP
8 75 (10.14%) Ruby
9 70 (9.46%) PowerShell
10 49 (6.62%) Go
11 39 (5.27%) Java 8
12 33 (4.46%) C++
12 33 (4.46%) Perl
13 21 (2.84%) ES6
14 17 (2.30%) TypeScript
15 16 (2.16%) C
15 16 (2.16%) Kotlin
15 16 (2.16%) Scala
16 13 (1.76%) Shell Script
17 12 (1.62%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 111 (15.00%) Degree
2 80 (10.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (2.03%) Security Cleared
4 11 (1.49%) AWS Certification
5 7 (0.95%) PhD
5 7 (0.95%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.14%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.14%) RHCE
8 1 (0.14%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (6.76%) QA
2 13 (1.76%) SLA
3 6 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.54%) GDPR
5 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.27%) PSD2
7 1 (0.14%) NCSC
7 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 634 (85.68%) Docker
2 29 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.84%) oVirt
3 21 (2.84%) RHEV
4 15 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (1.76%) Oracle RAC
6 11 (1.49%) Active Directory
7 8 (1.08%) iptables
7 8 (1.08%) NFS
8 7 (0.95%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.95%) KVM
9 5 (0.68%) Ceph
10 4 (0.54%) LXC
10 4 (0.54%) Xen
11 2 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (0.27%) etcd
11 2 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.14%) Lustre
12 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 223 (30.14%) Terraform
2 204 (27.57%) Ansible
3 153 (20.68%) Puppet
4 78 (10.54%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (4.86%) Docker Swarm
6 27 (3.65%) Prometheus
7 25 (3.38%) Grafana
8 18 (2.43%) Kibana
8 18 (2.43%) Packer
9 12 (1.62%) Consul
9 12 (1.62%) Nagios
10 9 (1.22%) logstash
10 9 (1.22%) Salt
11 8 (1.08%) HAProxy
11 8 (1.08%) ZABBIX
12 5 (0.68%) Mesos
13 4 (0.54%) Cobbler
13 4 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.54%) rkt
14 3 (0.41%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 92 (12.43%) Google
2 74 (10.00%) Oracle
3 55 (7.43%) Microsoft
4 34 (4.59%) VMware
5 27 (3.65%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 25 (3.38%) Sitecore
7 23 (3.11%) Atlassian
7 23 (3.11%) hybris
8 19 (2.57%) Red Hat
9 15 (2.03%) SAP
10 13 (1.76%) Sun
11 11 (1.49%) JD Edwards
12 9 (1.22%) Cisco
12 9 (1.22%) PeopleSoft
13 8 (1.08%) IBM
14 7 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (0.95%) SaltStack
15 6 (0.81%) Splunk
16 4 (0.54%) Ivanti
16 4 (0.54%) Zend