Period
to 21 January 2020

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 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 113 184 347
Rank change year-on-year +71 +163 +177
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 679 476 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.92% 1.79% 0.70%
As % of the Systems Management category 28.52% 18.57% 9.14%
Number of salaries quoted 563 382 184
South East median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £58,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -5.17% -17.14%
10th Percentile £36,000 £37,500 £41,625
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -3.70%

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 2,381 2,563 2,341
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.25% 9.64% 7.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1,784 2,008 1,957
South East median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +5.77%

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020. 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 +77 345 £63,500 +15.45% 75
Berkshire +83 231 £66,500 +20.91% 37
Hampshire +10 174 £47,500 -12.04% 22
Oxfordshire +19 81 £55,000 -15.38% 23
Surrey +63 77 £75,000 +25.00% 15
East Sussex +23 35 £55,000 - 6
Buckinghamshire +41 33 £60,000 +9.09% 15
West Sussex +10 17 £52,500 +27.27% 7
Kent +7 13 £57,500 -8.00% 2
Middlesex - 7 £72,500 -
Sussex - 4 £70,000 - 1
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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.

1 552 (81.30%) Docker
2 353 (51.99%) DevOps
3 306 (45.07%) AWS
4 296 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
5 229 (33.73%) Linux
6 227 (33.43%) Azure
7 223 (32.84%) Python
8 213 (31.37%) Terraform
9 198 (29.16%) Java
10 184 (27.10%) Ansible
11 177 (26.07%) Microservices
11 177 (26.07%) Git (software)
12 175 (25.77%) Jenkins
13 156 (22.97%) SQL
14 150 (22.09%) C#
15 141 (20.77%) JavaScript
16 129 (19.00%) Software Engineering
17 120 (17.67%) Continuous Integration
18 118 (17.38%) .NET
19 115 (16.94%) TDD
20 114 (16.79%) Puppet
21 113 (16.64%) Scrum
22 110 (16.20%) GCP
23 108 (15.91%) Bash Shell
24 96 (14.14%) Windows
25 87 (12.81%) AngularJS
26 86 (12.67%) React
27 82 (12.08%) SaaS
27 82 (12.08%) SQL Server
28 79 (11.63%) PostgreSQL

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 50 (7.36%) Confluence
2 32 (4.71%) CMS
3 31 (4.57%) Elasticsearch
4 24 (3.53%) Sitecore CMS
5 21 (3.09%) Apache
6 20 (2.95%) Drupal
7 16 (2.36%) OpenStack
7 16 (2.36%) WordPress
8 15 (2.21%) Cloud Foundry
8 15 (2.21%) SugarCRM
9 14 (2.06%) nginx
10 13 (1.91%) IIS
11 12 (1.77%) WebLogic
12 10 (1.47%) Apache Solr
12 10 (1.47%) Apache Spark
13 8 (1.18%) JBoss
13 8 (1.18%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.74%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.59%) GlassFish
16 3 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.29%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.15%) Revive Adserver
2 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 306 (45.07%) AWS
2 227 (33.43%) Azure
3 110 (16.20%) GCP
4 82 (12.08%) SaaS
5 49 (7.22%) AWS CloudFormation
5 49 (7.22%) GitHub
6 42 (6.19%) OpenShift
7 38 (5.60%) IaaS
8 36 (5.30%) Serverless
9 35 (5.15%) PaaS
10 27 (3.98%) Amazon EC2
11 25 (3.68%) AWS Lambda
12 20 (2.95%) Amazon S3
12 20 (2.95%) npm
13 19 (2.80%) Amazon ECS
14 15 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
15 13 (1.91%) AWS Step Functions
15 13 (1.91%) Kong
16 9 (1.33%) Amazon Kinesis
17 8 (1.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (5.30%) Firewall
2 34 (5.01%) TCP/IP
3 29 (4.27%) DNS
4 20 (2.95%) VPN
5 16 (2.36%) LAN
6 13 (1.91%) WAN
7 11 (1.62%) HTTP
8 9 (1.33%) ZigBee
9 8 (1.18%) DHCP
10 7 (1.03%) Internet
10 7 (1.03%) SMTP
10 7 (1.03%) SSL
11 4 (0.59%) FTP
11 4 (0.59%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.29%) DSL
12 2 (0.29%) VSAN
13 1 (0.15%) 5G
13 1 (0.15%) Broadband
13 1 (0.15%) Software-Defined Networking
13 1 (0.15%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (12.08%) SQL Server
2 79 (11.63%) PostgreSQL
3 58 (8.54%) MySQL
4 54 (7.95%) NoSQL
5 37 (5.45%) MongoDB
6 35 (5.15%) Relational Database
7 33 (4.86%) Hadoop
8 27 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (3.09%) Big Data
10 20 (2.95%) Redis
11 18 (2.65%) InterSystems Cache
11 18 (2.65%) OLTP
12 13 (1.91%) Amazon Aurora
12 13 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (1.62%) RDBMS
14 9 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 9 (1.33%) SQL Server 2019
15 8 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
15 8 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
16 7 (1.03%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 177 (26.07%) Git (software)
2 175 (25.77%) Jenkins
3 77 (11.34%) JIRA
4 44 (6.48%) TeamCity
5 37 (5.45%) Maven
6 32 (4.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 30 (4.42%) CircleCI
8 29 (4.27%) Bitbucket
9 26 (3.83%) Octopus Deploy
10 21 (3.09%) Mocha
11 19 (2.80%) GitLab
11 19 (2.80%) Gradle
12 18 (2.65%) Sonatype Nexus
13 15 (2.21%) Subversion
14 12 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (1.33%) Selenium
15 9 (1.33%) Visual Studio
16 8 (1.18%) Grunt
17 7 (1.03%) Ant
17 7 (1.03%) Cypress.io
General
1 64 (9.43%) Finance
2 27 (3.98%) Public Sector
3 25 (3.68%) Automotive
4 20 (2.95%) Retail
5 19 (2.80%) Games
6 7 (1.03%) Marketing
7 6 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.74%) Advertising
8 5 (0.74%) Back Office
8 5 (0.74%) Electronics
8 5 (0.74%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.44%) Banking
10 3 (0.44%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 217 (31.96%) Developer
2 202 (29.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 76 (11.19%) Senior Developer
4 63 (9.28%) Cloud Engineer
5 58 (8.54%) Software Developer
6 53 (7.81%) Senior DevOps
7 51 (7.51%) Java Developer
8 50 (7.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 45 (6.63%) .NET Developer
10 39 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 39 (5.74%) Software Engineer
11 38 (5.60%) Architect
12 37 (5.45%) Azure Engineer
13 29 (4.27%) Senior Java Developer
14 26 (3.83%) AWS Engineer
15 25 (3.68%) Automation Engineer
16 23 (3.39%) Junior
16 23 (3.39%) Linux Engineer
17 21 (3.09%) Python Developer
17 21 (3.09%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (17.38%) .NET
2 87 (12.81%) AngularJS
3 86 (12.67%) React
4 70 (10.31%) .NET Core
4 70 (10.31%) Spring
5 65 (9.57%) Node.js
5 65 (9.57%) Web Services
6 60 (8.84%) REST
7 58 (8.54%) HTML
8 57 (8.39%) Spring Boot
9 48 (7.07%) RabbitMQ
10 47 (6.92%) CSS
11 39 (5.74%) ASP.NET
12 37 (5.45%) .NET Framework
13 27 (3.98%) HTML5
13 27 (3.98%) Kafka
14 24 (3.53%) jQuery
15 23 (3.39%) Jest
16 21 (3.09%) Chai
16 21 (3.09%) Enzyme
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.63%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.39%) iPad
4 21 (3.09%) Hybrid Cloud
5 19 (2.80%) Linux Command Line
6 18 (2.65%) Algorithms
7 14 (2.06%) Data Centre
8 13 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.91%) Public Cloud
9 12 (1.77%) Data Structures
10 11 (1.62%) User Experience
11 9 (1.33%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (1.33%) Smart Energy
11 9 (1.33%) Smart Meter
11 9 (1.33%) Virtual Team
12 7 (1.03%) Cloud Native
13 5 (0.74%) Social Media
14 4 (0.59%) Clustering
15 3 (0.44%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 229 (33.73%) Linux
2 96 (14.14%) Windows
3 40 (5.89%) Windows Server
4 21 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (3.09%) Unix
5 17 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (1.91%) CentOS
7 7 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.29%) VMS
10 1 (0.15%) Android
10 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (51.99%) DevOps
2 296 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
3 177 (26.07%) Microservices
4 129 (19.00%) Software Engineering
5 120 (17.67%) Continuous Integration
6 115 (16.94%) TDD
7 113 (16.64%) Scrum
8 78 (11.49%) Test Automation
9 70 (10.31%) Configuration Management
10 69 (10.16%) Continuous Delivery
11 68 (10.01%) Computer Science
11 68 (10.01%) Infrastructure as Code
11 68 (10.01%) MVC
12 58 (8.54%) Migration
13 54 (7.95%) BDD
14 50 (7.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 44 (6.48%) Kanban
16 42 (6.19%) Open Source
17 39 (5.74%) E-Commerce
17 39 (5.74%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 223 (32.84%) Python
2 198 (29.16%) Java
3 156 (22.97%) SQL
4 150 (22.09%) C#
5 141 (20.77%) JavaScript
6 108 (15.91%) Bash Shell
7 73 (10.75%) PowerShell
8 56 (8.25%) Ruby
9 55 (8.10%) PHP
10 40 (5.89%) Go
11 35 (5.15%) Java 8
12 28 (4.12%) Perl
13 27 (3.98%) C++
14 22 (3.24%) ES6
15 19 (2.80%) Shell Script
16 16 (2.36%) TypeScript
17 14 (2.06%) C
17 14 (2.06%) Groovy
18 11 (1.62%) Kotlin
18 11 (1.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 73 (10.75%) Degree
2 53 (7.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (2.50%) Security Cleared
4 14 (2.06%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.03%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.44%) ISEB
6 3 (0.44%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.29%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.29%) PhD
8 1 (0.15%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (7.36%) QA
2 10 (1.47%) SLA
3 4 (0.59%) GDPR
4 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) NCSC
System Software
1 552 (81.30%) Docker
2 29 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (1.77%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.62%) Active Directory
5 11 (1.62%) oVirt
5 11 (1.62%) RHEV
6 9 (1.33%) NFS
7 4 (0.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 4 (0.59%) Xen
8 3 (0.44%) Ceph
8 3 (0.44%) LXC
8 3 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.29%) Postfix
9 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.29%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.29%) vSphere
10 1 (0.15%) iptables
10 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 213 (31.37%) Terraform
2 184 (27.10%) Ansible
3 114 (16.79%) Puppet
4 65 (9.57%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (5.45%) Docker Swarm
6 21 (3.09%) Grafana
6 21 (3.09%) Prometheus
7 13 (1.91%) Packer
8 11 (1.62%) ZABBIX
9 10 (1.47%) Kibana
9 10 (1.47%) Nagios
10 9 (1.33%) HAProxy
11 6 (0.88%) Salt
12 5 (0.74%) logstash
12 5 (0.74%) SELinux
13 3 (0.44%) Consul
13 3 (0.44%) PowerCLI
13 3 (0.44%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.44%) vRealize
13 3 (0.44%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 74 (10.90%) Google
2 66 (9.72%) Microsoft
3 46 (6.77%) Oracle
4 39 (5.74%) VMware
5 27 (3.98%) Atlassian
6 25 (3.68%) hybris
6 25 (3.68%) Red Hat
6 25 (3.68%) Sitecore
7 19 (2.80%) Cloudera
8 18 (2.65%) InterSystems
9 17 (2.50%) Cisco
10 16 (2.36%) SAP
11 9 (1.33%) JD Edwards
12 7 (1.03%) PeopleSoft
12 7 (1.03%) Splunk
13 5 (0.74%) IBM
14 4 (0.59%) CheckPoint
14 4 (0.59%) CommVault
14 4 (0.59%) Juniper
14 4 (0.59%) Sun