Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 45 107 181
Rank change year-on-year +62 +74 +158
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 600 673 471
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.99% 2.92% 1.79%
As % of the Systems Management category 44.51% 28.49% 18.59%
Number of salaries quoted 595 610 417
Median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% -5.17%
10th Percentile £41,550 £36,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £79,500 £85,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -3.57% +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 1,348 2,362 2,534
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.46% 10.25% 9.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,095 1,808 1,996
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 20 January 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 20 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
Thames Valley +37 270 £60,000 -4.00% 58
Berkshire +23 170 £57,500 -11.54% 29
Hampshire +57 163 £52,500 +10.53% 16
West Sussex +80 74 £60,000 +14.29% 5
Buckinghamshire +80 53 £60,000 - 8
Surrey +43 47 £60,500 -16.55% 17
Oxfordshire +20 47 £60,000 +9.09% 21
East Sussex +33 33 £50,000 -9.09% 7
Home Counties - 5 £72,500 -
Kent +19 2 £75,000 +30.43% 7
M4 Corridor - 1 £65,000 -
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 South East region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 446 (74.33%) Docker
2 297 (49.50%) Azure
3 258 (43.00%) DevOps
4 230 (38.33%) .NET
5 224 (37.33%) C#
6 222 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
7 208 (34.67%) Microservices
8 189 (31.50%) AWS
9 172 (28.67%) SQL
10 170 (28.33%) Terraform
11 159 (26.50%) JavaScript
12 152 (25.33%) .NET Core
13 151 (25.17%) Python
14 144 (24.00%) Software Engineering
15 137 (22.83%) React
16 136 (22.67%) TDD
17 135 (22.50%) Java
18 125 (20.83%) Linux
18 125 (20.83%) Ansible
19 106 (17.67%) Scrum
20 98 (16.33%) Degree
21 96 (16.00%) Git (software)
22 93 (15.50%) AngularJS
22 93 (15.50%) GCP
23 90 (15.00%) RabbitMQ
24 85 (14.17%) REST
24 85 (14.17%) SQL Server
25 84 (14.00%) Test Automation
26 79 (13.17%) Spring
27 78 (13.00%) Continuous Integration

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 40 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
2 32 (5.33%) Apache
3 26 (4.33%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.67%) Confluence
5 7 (1.17%) OpenStack
6 6 (1.00%) IIS
7 4 (0.67%) Apache Solr
7 4 (0.67%) ColdFusion
7 4 (0.67%) nginx
7 4 (0.67%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.50%) Drupal
8 3 (0.50%) JBoss
8 3 (0.50%) Jetty
8 3 (0.50%) NServiceBus
8 3 (0.50%) Tornado
8 3 (0.50%) WordPress
9 2 (0.33%) Documentum
10 1 (0.17%) Mule
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.50%) Magento
2 1 (0.17%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 297 (49.50%) Azure
2 189 (31.50%) AWS
3 93 (15.50%) GCP
4 64 (10.67%) SaaS
5 52 (8.67%) GitHub
6 28 (4.67%) OpenShift
7 22 (3.67%) Stackdriver
8 19 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (2.83%) Amazon EKS
10 16 (2.67%) IBM Cloud
11 15 (2.50%) PaaS
11 15 (2.50%) Serverless
12 12 (2.00%) Google App Engine
13 11 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
13 11 (1.83%) Amazon S3
13 11 (1.83%) Firebase
13 11 (1.83%) IaaS
14 8 (1.33%) Amazon ECS
14 8 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (1.33%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.33%) TCP/IP
2 20 (3.33%) DNS
3 17 (2.83%) HTTP
4 11 (1.83%) DHCP
4 11 (1.83%) Firewall
4 11 (1.83%) HTTPS
5 10 (1.67%) NAS
5 10 (1.67%) SAN
6 5 (0.83%) DMZ
7 3 (0.50%) LAN
7 3 (0.50%) WAN
8 2 (0.33%) Internet
8 2 (0.33%) VPN
9 1 (0.17%) 4G
9 1 (0.17%) Network Security
9 1 (0.17%) SMS
9 1 (0.17%) SSH
9 1 (0.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (14.17%) SQL Server
2 69 (11.50%) PostgreSQL
3 64 (10.67%) NoSQL
4 39 (6.50%) Big Data
5 35 (5.83%) Azure SQL Database
6 34 (5.67%) MySQL
7 20 (3.33%) Relational Database
8 18 (3.00%) MongoDB
8 18 (3.00%) SQLPlus
9 10 (1.67%) MariaDB
9 10 (1.67%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.50%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.17%) Cosmos DB
12 4 (0.67%) InfluxDB
13 3 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.50%) Geospatial Data
14 2 (0.33%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.33%) Blockchain
14 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 96 (16.00%) Git (software)
2 74 (12.33%) Jenkins
3 59 (9.83%) Selenium
4 51 (8.50%) GitLab
5 29 (4.83%) Gradle
6 17 (2.83%) JIRA
7 15 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
8 14 (2.33%) TeamCity
9 13 (2.17%) Bitbucket
10 12 (2.00%) PHPUnit
11 11 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
12 10 (1.67%) Maven
13 9 (1.50%) SpecFlow
14 6 (1.00%) JMeter
14 6 (1.00%) SonarQube
15 5 (0.83%) Moq
15 5 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (0.83%) Vagrant
16 4 (0.67%) Artifactory
General
1 50 (8.33%) Public Sector
2 42 (7.00%) Finance
3 23 (3.83%) Games
3 23 (3.83%) Law
4 13 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.33%) Banking
6 5 (0.83%) Billing
7 4 (0.67%) Marketing
8 3 (0.50%) Electronics
8 3 (0.50%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.33%) Advertising
9 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 284 (47.33%) Developer
2 129 (21.50%) Senior Developer
3 99 (16.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 82 (13.67%) Software Developer
5 61 (10.17%) .NET Developer
6 54 (9.00%) Java Developer
7 43 (7.17%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 42 (7.00%) Architect
9 41 (6.83%) Software Engineer
10 38 (6.33%) Senior Software Developer
11 36 (6.00%) C# Developer
12 34 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 33 (5.50%) Site Engineer
14 31 (5.17%) .NET Software Developer
15 26 (4.33%) Full Stack Developer
16 25 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
17 24 (4.00%) Python Developer
17 24 (4.00%) Senior DevOps
17 24 (4.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 21 (3.50%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (38.33%) .NET
2 152 (25.33%) .NET Core
3 137 (22.83%) React
4 93 (15.50%) AngularJS
5 90 (15.00%) RabbitMQ
6 85 (14.17%) REST
7 79 (13.17%) Spring
8 73 (12.17%) CSS
9 71 (11.83%) HTML
9 71 (11.83%) Kafka
9 71 (11.83%) Vue.js
10 44 (7.33%) Node.js
11 40 (6.67%) Spring Boot
12 32 (5.33%) Hibernate
12 32 (5.33%) RESTful
13 31 (5.17%) .NET Framework
14 25 (4.17%) ASP.NET
15 22 (3.67%) Spring Integration
15 22 (3.67%) Web Services
16 18 (3.00%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (4.67%) Public Cloud
2 26 (4.33%) Greenfield Project
3 21 (3.50%) Data Centre
4 17 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (1.50%) Cloud Native
7 8 (1.33%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.67%) Life Science
9 4 (0.67%) NHS
10 3 (0.50%) iPhone
10 3 (0.50%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.50%) Renewable Energy
11 2 (0.33%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.33%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.33%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.33%) User Experience
11 2 (0.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 125 (20.83%) Linux
2 51 (8.50%) Windows
3 14 (2.33%) Unix
4 12 (2.00%) CentOS
5 9 (1.50%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.33%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.50%) Android
8 3 (0.50%) VMS
8 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (43.00%) DevOps
2 222 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
3 208 (34.67%) Microservices
4 144 (24.00%) Software Engineering
5 136 (22.67%) TDD
6 106 (17.67%) Scrum
7 84 (14.00%) Test Automation
8 78 (13.00%) Continuous Integration
9 74 (12.33%) Computer Science
10 66 (11.00%) Mentoring
11 59 (9.83%) Mathematics
12 54 (9.00%) Problem-Solving
13 52 (8.67%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 47 (7.83%) Machine Learning
15 42 (7.00%) Physics
16 41 (6.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 36 (6.00%) Infrastructure as Code
18 31 (5.17%) Continuous Delivery
19 30 (5.00%) Unit Testing
20 29 (4.83%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 224 (37.33%) C#
2 172 (28.67%) SQL
3 159 (26.50%) JavaScript
4 151 (25.17%) Python
5 135 (22.50%) Java
6 45 (7.50%) PowerShell
7 41 (6.83%) TypeScript
8 36 (6.00%) Bash Shell
9 33 (5.50%) C++
10 32 (5.33%) PHP
11 26 (4.33%) Go
12 21 (3.50%) T-SQL
13 17 (2.83%) Java 8
14 16 (2.67%) Scala
15 14 (2.33%) Groovy
16 8 (1.33%) Ruby
17 6 (1.00%) C
18 5 (0.83%) Rust
19 4 (0.67%) Shell Script
20 3 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 98 (16.33%) Degree
2 51 (8.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 46 (7.67%) Security Cleared
4 36 (6.00%) SC Cleared
5 17 (2.83%) ISTQB
6 16 (2.67%) ISEB
7 12 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (1.67%) CCNP
8 10 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.83%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.33%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.33%) PhD
10 2 (0.33%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.17%) HND
11 1 (0.17%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.50%) QA
2 10 (1.67%) SLA
3 8 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.17%) ISO 22301
5 4 (0.67%) NIST
5 4 (0.67%) PMO
6 2 (0.33%) GDPR
6 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 446 (74.33%) Docker
2 23 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.50%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (3.00%) Active Directory
5 10 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 10 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
5 10 (1.67%) XenApp
5 10 (1.67%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.50%) vSphere
7 3 (0.50%) KVM
8 1 (0.17%) Firmware
8 1 (0.17%) HDFS
8 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 170 (28.33%) Terraform
2 125 (20.83%) Ansible
3 46 (7.67%) Puppet
4 33 (5.50%) Grafana
5 13 (2.17%) Prometheus
6 11 (1.83%) HAProxy
6 11 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.83%) ZABBIX
7 10 (1.67%) vRealize
8 6 (1.00%) Packer
9 3 (0.50%) Consul
10 2 (0.33%) Argo
10 2 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.17%) Ganeti
11 1 (0.17%) Kibana
11 1 (0.17%) Proxmox
11 1 (0.17%) Rancher
Vendors
1 68 (11.33%) Google
2 52 (8.67%) VMware
3 44 (7.33%) Microsoft
4 28 (4.67%) IBM
5 22 (3.67%) ServiceNow
5 22 (3.67%) Splunk
6 15 (2.50%) Red Hat
7 13 (2.17%) Oracle
8 12 (2.00%) Atlassian
9 11 (1.83%) Cisco
9 11 (1.83%) New Relic
10 10 (1.67%) Citrix
10 10 (1.67%) Dell
10 10 (1.67%) F5
10 10 (1.67%) Infoblox
11 8 (1.33%) Dynatrace
11 8 (1.33%) Sitecore
12 7 (1.17%) Qualys
13 3 (0.50%) SAP
13 3 (0.50%) Veracode