Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > South East
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 36 76 115
Rank change year-on-year +40 +39 +113
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 1,175 451 755
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 7.19% 3.78% 2.86%
As % of the Systems Management category 46.31% 32.52% 25.66%
Number of salaries quoted 846 391 613
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £37,000
25th Percentile £48,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.04% -4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £78,750 £71,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,625 £80,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000

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 2,537 1,387 2,942
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.52% 11.61% 11.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1,669 1,117 2,361
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £54,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +1.85% +2.86%
75th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,100 £80,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +16 482 £65,000 +8.33% 89
Hampshire +27 335 £60,000 +14.29% 41
Berkshire +19 260 £70,000 +7.69% 48
Oxfordshire +17 146 £60,000 +14.29% 21
East Sussex +40 137 £60,000 +4.35% 10
Surrey +36 111 £65,000 -7.14% 13
Buckinghamshire +7 76 £65,000 +13.04% 20
West Sussex +32 71 £95,000 +94.87% 5
Kent -30 13 £55,000 -5.17% 10
Sussex - 5 £60,000 -
Home Counties - 4 £90,000 -
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 887 (75.49%) Docker
2 624 (53.11%) DevOps
3 621 (52.85%) Azure
4 568 (48.34%) AWS
5 467 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
6 347 (29.53%) Microservices
7 339 (28.85%) JavaScript
8 333 (28.34%) .NET
9 312 (26.55%) C#
10 311 (26.47%) Terraform
11 289 (24.60%) SQL
11 289 (24.60%) Software Engineering
12 279 (23.74%) Java
13 275 (23.40%) React
14 272 (23.15%) Python
15 263 (22.38%) Linux
16 245 (20.85%) Ansible
17 242 (20.60%) Git (software)
18 221 (18.81%) Jenkins
19 216 (18.38%) Scrum
20 212 (18.04%) AngularJS
21 208 (17.70%) .NET Core
22 194 (16.51%) GCP
23 181 (15.40%) Degree
24 179 (15.23%) Finance
25 178 (15.15%) Full Stack Development
26 171 (14.55%) TDD
27 163 (13.87%) Mentoring
28 161 (13.70%) Test Automation
29 157 (13.36%) Bash Shell

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 76 (6.47%) Elasticsearch
2 48 (4.09%) Cloud Foundry
3 33 (2.81%) GemFire
4 32 (2.72%) Apache Solr
5 31 (2.64%) Confluence
6 23 (1.96%) OpenStack
7 19 (1.62%) Apache
8 17 (1.45%) Apache Spark
9 12 (1.02%) NServiceBus
10 11 (0.94%) nginx
11 10 (0.85%) SharePoint
12 9 (0.77%) CMS
13 8 (0.68%) MS Exchange
13 8 (0.68%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.51%) IIS
14 6 (0.51%) Jupyter
15 4 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.17%) Liferay
17 1 (0.085%) Drupal
17 1 (0.085%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (0.51%) Figma
2 5 (0.43%) Sketch
3 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.085%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (0.26%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.085%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.085%) Magento
2 1 (0.085%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 621 (52.85%) Azure
2 568 (48.34%) AWS
3 194 (16.51%) GCP
4 135 (11.49%) GitHub
5 111 (9.45%) SaaS
6 94 (8.00%) PaaS
7 80 (6.81%) Serverless
8 63 (5.36%) IaaS
9 59 (5.02%) Cloud Computing
10 57 (4.85%) AWS CloudFormation
11 47 (4.00%) Azure Service Bus
12 41 (3.49%) Amazon EKS
13 40 (3.40%) OpenShift
14 35 (2.98%) Amazon S3
15 34 (2.89%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 33 (2.81%) IBM Cloud
17 31 (2.64%) AWS Lambda
18 29 (2.47%) Azure Storage
19 23 (1.96%) Azure App Service
20 22 (1.87%) Azure Event Grid
Communications & Networking
1 55 (4.68%) Firewall
2 42 (3.57%) DNS
3 34 (2.89%) VPN
4 29 (2.47%) Calico
5 20 (1.70%) HTTP
6 13 (1.11%) TCP/IP
7 10 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (0.85%) DHCP
7 10 (0.85%) DMZ
7 10 (0.85%) SMTP
8 8 (0.68%) Network Security
8 8 (0.68%) SAN
9 7 (0.60%) 5G
9 7 (0.60%) NAS
10 6 (0.51%) SSH
10 6 (0.51%) SSL
11 5 (0.43%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.43%) MQTT
12 4 (0.34%) 3G
12 4 (0.34%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (12.94%) NoSQL
2 115 (9.79%) SQL Server
3 96 (8.17%) PostgreSQL
4 83 (7.06%) Big Data
5 82 (6.98%) MongoDB
6 49 (4.17%) MySQL
7 45 (3.83%) Redis
8 38 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
9 35 (2.98%) Amazon RDS
10 26 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
11 23 (1.96%) Relational Database
12 22 (1.87%) MariaDB
13 19 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 18 (1.53%) Data Lake
15 16 (1.36%) GIS
16 13 (1.11%) Hadoop
17 12 (1.02%) OLAP
17 12 (1.02%) SQLPlus
18 11 (0.94%) Amazon Aurora
18 11 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 242 (20.60%) Git (software)
2 221 (18.81%) Jenkins
3 98 (8.34%) JIRA
4 91 (7.74%) Selenium
5 76 (6.47%) GitLab
6 50 (4.26%) Bitbucket
7 46 (3.91%) Sonatype Nexus
8 45 (3.83%) Gradle
9 39 (3.32%) Cucumber
10 36 (3.06%) Protractor
11 33 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
12 29 (2.47%) gulp
13 25 (2.13%) Cypress.io
14 22 (1.87%) SpecFlow
15 21 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
15 21 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
16 19 (1.62%) Maven
17 17 (1.45%) Visual Studio
18 16 (1.36%) Moq
19 15 (1.28%) TeamCity
General
1 179 (15.23%) Finance
2 152 (12.94%) Social Skills
3 65 (5.53%) Banking
3 65 (5.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 65 (5.53%) Law
4 58 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (2.13%) Public Sector
5 25 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.79%) Aerospace
6 21 (1.79%) Billing
7 20 (1.70%) Marketing
7 20 (1.70%) Organisational Skills
7 20 (1.70%) Retail
8 16 (1.36%) Financial Institution
9 15 (1.28%) Automotive
10 12 (1.02%) Electronics
10 12 (1.02%) Games
10 12 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.77%) Legal
12 4 (0.34%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 497 (42.30%) Developer
2 225 (19.15%) DevOps Engineer
3 205 (17.45%) Senior Developer
4 112 (9.53%) .NET Developer
5 99 (8.43%) C# Developer
6 83 (7.06%) Software Developer
7 74 (6.30%) Java Developer
8 72 (6.13%) Architect
9 69 (5.87%) Senior DevOps
9 69 (5.87%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 68 (5.79%) Lead Developer
11 65 (5.53%) C# .NET Developer
12 55 (4.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 52 (4.43%) Cloud Engineer
14 50 (4.26%) Full Stack Developer
14 50 (4.26%) Software Engineer
15 49 (4.17%) Consultant
16 46 (3.91%) Site Reliability Engineer
17 45 (3.83%) Site Engineer
18 42 (3.57%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 333 (28.34%) .NET
2 275 (23.40%) React
3 212 (18.04%) AngularJS
4 208 (17.70%) .NET Core
5 146 (12.43%) Node.js
6 128 (10.89%) REST
7 126 (10.72%) Spring
8 124 (10.55%) RabbitMQ
9 120 (10.21%) Kafka
9 120 (10.21%) Vue.js
10 94 (8.00%) CSS
11 87 (7.40%) HTML
12 83 (7.06%) RESTful
13 79 (6.72%) Spring Boot
14 55 (4.68%) CSS3
15 54 (4.60%) .NET Framework
16 53 (4.51%) Web Services
17 52 (4.43%) HTML5
18 47 (4.00%) ASP.NET
19 41 (3.49%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 51 (4.34%) Self-Motivation
2 48 (4.09%) User Experience
3 42 (3.57%) Public Cloud
4 41 (3.49%) Cloud Native
5 38 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
6 25 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 22 (1.87%) Mobile App
8 20 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
9 18 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
10 17 (1.45%) Algorithms
10 17 (1.45%) Renewable Energy
11 16 (1.36%) iPhone
12 15 (1.28%) Data Centre
13 12 (1.02%) Virtual Team
14 11 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.94%) Legacy Applications
15 10 (0.85%) Analytical Mindset
16 9 (0.77%) CMDB
16 9 (0.77%) Hedge funds
16 9 (0.77%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 263 (22.38%) Linux
2 77 (6.55%) Windows
3 28 (2.38%) Unix
3 28 (2.38%) VMS
4 26 (2.21%) Android
5 25 (2.13%) Windows Server
6 20 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (1.28%) Windows Server 2016
8 13 (1.11%) CentOS
9 10 (0.85%) Apple iOS
9 10 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (0.60%) SUSE
12 4 (0.34%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 624 (53.11%) DevOps
2 467 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
3 347 (29.53%) Microservices
4 289 (24.60%) Software Engineering
5 216 (18.38%) Scrum
6 178 (15.15%) Full Stack Development
7 171 (14.55%) TDD
8 163 (13.87%) Mentoring
9 161 (13.70%) Test Automation
10 155 (13.19%) Infrastructure as Code
11 139 (11.83%) Computer Science
12 125 (10.64%) Machine Learning
13 120 (10.21%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 110 (9.36%) Artificial Intelligence
15 109 (9.28%) Problem-Solving
16 91 (7.74%) Front End Development
17 75 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
18 63 (5.36%) Unit Testing
19 62 (5.28%) Configuration Management
19 62 (5.28%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 339 (28.85%) JavaScript
2 312 (26.55%) C#
3 289 (24.60%) SQL
4 279 (23.74%) Java
5 272 (23.15%) Python
6 157 (13.36%) Bash Shell
7 114 (9.70%) Go
8 99 (8.43%) PowerShell
9 97 (8.26%) Ruby
10 65 (5.53%) TypeScript
11 58 (4.94%) C++
12 45 (3.83%) PHP
13 33 (2.81%) Groovy
14 25 (2.13%) Shell Script
14 25 (2.13%) T-SQL
15 22 (1.87%) Java 11
16 19 (1.62%) C
17 17 (1.45%) Perl
18 13 (1.11%) Scala
19 12 (1.02%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 181 (15.40%) Degree
2 88 (7.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 56 (4.77%) Security Cleared
4 43 (3.66%) SC Cleared
5 34 (2.89%) OCP
5 34 (2.89%) Oracle Certification
6 18 (1.53%) AWS Certification
6 18 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (1.11%) TOGAF Certification
8 7 (0.60%) CCNP
8 7 (0.60%) ISEB
8 7 (0.60%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (0.51%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.34%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.34%) RHCE
11 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.26%) RHCSA
12 2 (0.17%) CCSP
12 2 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.00%) QA
2 30 (2.55%) SLA
3 22 (1.87%) GDPR
4 10 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.085%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.085%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.085%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.085%) NIST
System Software
1 887 (75.49%) Docker
2 51 (4.34%) Active Directory
3 49 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
4 26 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
6 11 (0.94%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (0.60%) XenApp
7 7 (0.60%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.34%) HDFS
8 4 (0.34%) vSphere
9 2 (0.17%) LXC
9 2 (0.17%) NFS
9 2 (0.17%) Postfix
9 2 (0.17%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.17%) Xen
10 1 (0.085%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.085%) iptables
10 1 (0.085%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 311 (26.47%) Terraform
2 245 (20.85%) Ansible
3 95 (8.09%) Puppet
4 67 (5.70%) Opscode Chef
5 48 (4.09%) Grafana
6 31 (2.64%) Kibana
7 18 (1.53%) Prometheus
8 11 (0.94%) Packer
9 8 (0.68%) HAProxy
9 8 (0.68%) vRealize
10 7 (0.60%) Rancher
11 6 (0.51%) Kubeflow
12 5 (0.43%) Consul
12 5 (0.43%) Graphite
13 4 (0.34%) Argo
14 3 (0.26%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 3 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
14 3 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
15 2 (0.17%) Opsview
15 2 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 111 (9.45%) Microsoft
2 67 (5.70%) Oracle
3 65 (5.53%) Google
4 60 (5.11%) VMware
5 50 (4.26%) IBM
6 24 (2.04%) Red Hat
7 18 (1.53%) PayPal
8 14 (1.19%) Telerik
9 13 (1.11%) SAP
10 12 (1.02%) Cisco
11 10 (0.85%) Atlassian
11 10 (0.85%) Splunk
12 9 (0.77%) Citrix
13 8 (0.68%) F5
13 8 (0.68%) Nintex
14 7 (0.60%) Dell
14 7 (0.60%) Infoblox
15 5 (0.43%) Cadence
15 5 (0.43%) Okta
16 4 (0.34%) Dynatrace