Period
to 26 June 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 26 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > South East
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 112 257 408
Rank change year-on-year +145 +151 +199
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 747 364 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.83% 1.20% 0.50%
As % of the Systems Management category 25.49% 14.07% 5.70%
Number of salaries quoted 596 284 117
South East median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £61,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% -6.50% -8.89%
10th Percentile £37,000 £37,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -

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 2,931 2,587 2,577
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.09% 8.53% 8.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2,287 1,967 2,103
South East median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.00% +2.04% +8.89%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £71,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +180 491 £59,000 +7.27% 40
Berkshire +105 268 £62,500 +7.76% 9
Oxfordshire +131 201 £55,000 - 29
Hampshire +27 162 £62,500 +19.05% 1
Surrey +31 48 £75,000 +25.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +44 22 £55,000 +111.54% 2
East Sussex -15 22 £55,000 -4.35% 4
West Sussex +3 16 £45,000 - 2
Middlesex +6 4 £60,000 -20.00% 1
Kent - 2 £57,500 -
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 (84.87%) Docker
2 498 (66.67%) DevOps
3 414 (55.42%) Amazon AWS
4 391 (52.34%) Agile Software Development
5 362 (48.46%) Linux
6 315 (42.17%) Python
7 275 (36.81%) Jenkins
8 272 (36.41%) Java
9 254 (34.00%) Git (software)
9 254 (34.00%) Ansible
10 237 (31.73%) Microsoft Azure
11 229 (30.66%) Terraform
12 202 (27.04%) Puppet
13 171 (22.89%) Microservices
14 152 (20.35%) JavaScript
15 151 (20.21%) Continuous Integration
16 138 (18.47%) Google Cloud Platform
17 135 (18.07%) Software Engineering
18 134 (17.94%) SQL
19 132 (17.67%) Bash Shell
20 129 (17.27%) Test Automation
21 120 (16.06%) Node.js
22 115 (15.39%) C#
23 114 (15.26%) SaaS
24 110 (14.73%) Go
25 106 (14.19%) Google
26 104 (13.92%) Configuration Management
26 104 (13.92%) TDD
27 103 (13.79%) Ruby
28 102 (13.65%) Windows

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 57 (7.63%) Confluence
2 56 (7.50%) Elasticsearch
3 46 (6.16%) WebLogic
4 33 (4.42%) OpenStack
5 29 (3.88%) Tomcat
6 28 (3.75%) JBoss
7 25 (3.35%) nginx
8 17 (2.28%) Cloud Foundry
9 14 (1.87%) Apache
10 11 (1.47%) Drupal
11 10 (1.34%) Alfresco
12 9 (1.20%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.80%) GlassFish
14 5 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.67%) CMS
14 5 (0.67%) Jetty
15 4 (0.54%) Apache Solr
15 4 (0.54%) IIS
16 3 (0.40%) SharePoint
16 3 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 15 (2.01%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.54%) Ripple
2 2 (0.27%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 414 (55.42%) Amazon AWS
2 237 (31.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 138 (18.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 114 (15.26%) SaaS
5 58 (7.76%) GitHub
6 39 (5.22%) IaaS
7 32 (4.28%) Akamai
7 32 (4.28%) AWS CloudFormation
7 32 (4.28%) Cloud Computing
7 32 (4.28%) OpenShift
7 32 (4.28%) PaaS
7 32 (4.28%) Serverless
8 23 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
9 22 (2.95%) Amazon S3
9 22 (2.95%) AWS Lambda
10 21 (2.81%) Office 365
11 16 (2.14%) Amazon ECS
12 13 (1.74%) Azure Stack
13 12 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 11 (1.47%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (7.76%) TCP/IP
2 42 (5.62%) Firewall
3 21 (2.81%) DNS
4 11 (1.47%) VPN
5 10 (1.34%) DHCP
6 9 (1.20%) Internet
6 9 (1.20%) VLAN
6 9 (1.20%) Wireshark
7 7 (0.94%) Network Security
7 7 (0.94%) SAN
8 6 (0.80%) Broadband
9 5 (0.67%) SSL
10 4 (0.54%) HTTP
10 4 (0.54%) SMTP
11 2 (0.27%) LAN
12 1 (0.13%) IPsec
12 1 (0.13%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.13%) MPLS
12 1 (0.13%) RTP
12 1 (0.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (12.58%) MySQL
2 78 (10.44%) PostgreSQL
2 78 (10.44%) SQL Server
3 74 (9.91%) MongoDB
4 66 (8.84%) NoSQL
5 50 (6.69%) Redis
6 47 (6.29%) Relational Database
7 39 (5.22%) Apache Cassandra
8 32 (4.28%) Big Data
8 32 (4.28%) RDBMS
9 29 (3.88%) Hadoop
10 21 (2.81%) Amazon RDS
10 21 (2.81%) Blockchain
11 18 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
11 18 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
11 18 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (2.14%) Neo4j
13 8 (1.07%) Couchbase
14 7 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.94%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 275 (36.81%) Jenkins
2 254 (34.00%) Git (software)
3 77 (10.31%) JIRA
4 75 (10.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 52 (6.96%) GitLab
6 46 (6.16%) Maven
7 41 (5.49%) Selenium
8 33 (4.42%) Vagrant
9 31 (4.15%) Cucumber
10 27 (3.61%) Bitbucket
11 25 (3.35%) Gradle
11 25 (3.35%) TeamCity
12 23 (3.08%) Travis CI
13 19 (2.54%) Visual Studio Team System
14 16 (2.14%) SpecFlow
15 14 (1.87%) Mocha
15 14 (1.87%) WebDriver
16 13 (1.74%) Subversion
17 12 (1.61%) Ant
18 10 (1.34%) JUnit
General
1 48 (6.43%) Finance
2 30 (4.02%) Retail
3 18 (2.41%) Games
4 16 (2.14%) Publishing
5 11 (1.47%) Telecoms
6 7 (0.94%) Marketing
7 5 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.40%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.27%) Advertising
9 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.27%) Banking
9 2 (0.27%) Law
9 2 (0.27%) Military
9 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.13%) Electronics
10 1 (0.13%) French Language
10 1 (0.13%) German Language
10 1 (0.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 292 (39.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 188 (25.17%) Developer
3 59 (7.90%) Software Engineer
4 54 (7.23%) Senior DevOps
4 54 (7.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 51 (6.83%) Cloud Engineer
6 47 (6.29%) Java Developer
7 44 (5.89%) Linux Engineer
8 38 (5.09%) AWS Engineer
8 38 (5.09%) Platform Engineer
9 34 (4.55%) Support Engineer
10 31 (4.15%) Senior Developer
11 28 (3.75%) Architect
11 28 (3.75%) Junior
11 28 (3.75%) Site Reliability Engineer
11 28 (3.75%) Software Developer
12 26 (3.48%) AWS DevOps
13 25 (3.35%) DevOps Developer
13 25 (3.35%) Lead DevOps
13 25 (3.35%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (16.06%) Node.js
2 98 (13.12%) .NET
3 95 (12.72%) React
4 94 (12.58%) Spring
5 93 (12.45%) REST
6 76 (10.17%) Web Services
7 69 (9.24%) AngularJS
8 68 (9.10%) Spring Boot
9 60 (8.03%) HTML
10 55 (7.36%) .NET Core
10 55 (7.36%) CSS
11 48 (6.43%) RESTful
12 46 (6.16%) Elastic Stack
13 45 (6.02%) RabbitMQ
14 42 (5.62%) Kafka
15 40 (5.35%) ASP.NET
16 26 (3.48%) JSON
17 24 (3.21%) jQuery
18 23 (3.08%) Django
18 23 (3.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.23%) Enterprise Software
2 48 (6.43%) Linux Command Line
3 27 (3.61%) Cloud Native
4 25 (3.35%) User Experience
5 24 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
6 23 (3.08%) Public Cloud
7 21 (2.81%) Data Centre
7 21 (2.81%) Hybrid Cloud
7 21 (2.81%) Private Cloud
8 19 (2.54%) Algorithms
9 17 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (2.14%) Mobile App
11 15 (2.01%) iPad
11 15 (2.01%) Robotics
12 14 (1.87%) Management Information System
13 13 (1.74%) Data Structures
14 9 (1.20%) FMCG
14 9 (1.20%) NHS
14 9 (1.20%) Video\Live Streaming
15 6 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 362 (48.46%) Linux
2 102 (13.65%) Windows
3 49 (6.56%) Unix
4 35 (4.69%) Windows Server
5 26 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (3.08%) CentOS
7 20 (2.68%) Android
8 12 (1.61%) Ubuntu
9 9 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.67%) DC/OS
11 4 (0.54%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.54%) Debian
12 3 (0.40%) AIX
12 3 (0.40%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.13%) Solaris
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 498 (66.67%) DevOps
2 391 (52.34%) Agile Software Development
3 171 (22.89%) Microservices
4 151 (20.21%) Continuous Integration
5 135 (18.07%) Software Engineering
6 129 (17.27%) Test Automation
7 104 (13.92%) Configuration Management
7 104 (13.92%) TDD
8 87 (11.65%) Computer Science
9 70 (9.37%) Infrastructure as Code
9 70 (9.37%) Open Source
10 69 (9.24%) Mentoring
11 67 (8.97%) Continuous Delivery
12 56 (7.50%) Scrum
13 54 (7.23%) Analytics
14 48 (6.43%) BDD
15 47 (6.29%) Coaching
15 47 (6.29%) Problem-Solving
16 46 (6.16%) MVC
16 46 (6.16%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 315 (42.17%) Python
2 272 (36.41%) Java
3 152 (20.35%) JavaScript
4 134 (17.94%) SQL
5 132 (17.67%) Bash Shell
6 115 (15.39%) C#
7 110 (14.73%) Go
8 103 (13.79%) Ruby
9 86 (11.51%) PowerShell
10 59 (7.90%) C++
11 50 (6.69%) PHP
12 46 (6.16%) Java 8
13 40 (5.35%) Perl
14 30 (4.02%) Scala
15 23 (3.08%) C
16 17 (2.28%) Clojure
17 11 (1.47%) TypeScript
18 7 (0.94%) Groovy
18 7 (0.94%) Kotlin
19 6 (0.80%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 100 (13.39%) Degree
2 57 (7.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 44 (5.89%) Security Cleared
4 29 (3.88%) SC Cleared
5 16 (2.14%) DV Cleared
6 11 (1.47%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.67%) PhD
8 4 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.54%) RHCE
8 4 (0.54%) RHCSA
9 3 (0.40%) MCSE
9 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.75%) QA
2 6 (0.80%) Data Quality
2 6 (0.80%) SLA
3 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.27%) PSD2
5 1 (0.13%) GDPR
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 634 (84.87%) Docker
2 42 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (3.88%) oVirt
4 27 (3.61%) RHEV
5 21 (2.81%) Hyper-V
6 18 (2.41%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (1.61%) Active Directory
8 11 (1.47%) KVM
8 11 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (1.34%) VirtualBox
9 10 (1.34%) Xen
10 8 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.94%) iptables
11 7 (0.94%) vSphere
12 5 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (0.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 5 (0.67%) NFS
13 4 (0.54%) etcd
14 3 (0.40%) pfSense
15 2 (0.27%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 254 (34.00%) Ansible
2 229 (30.66%) Terraform
3 202 (27.04%) Puppet
4 84 (11.24%) Opscode Chef
5 40 (5.35%) Docker Swarm
6 34 (4.55%) Grafana
7 31 (4.15%) Prometheus
8 30 (4.02%) Kibana
8 30 (4.02%) Packer
9 25 (3.35%) Salt
10 18 (2.41%) Mesos
11 14 (1.87%) Consul
12 10 (1.34%) Cobbler
13 7 (0.94%) Nagios
14 6 (0.80%) HAProxy
14 6 (0.80%) Opsview
15 5 (0.67%) logstash
15 5 (0.67%) Rancher
16 4 (0.54%) Marathon
16 4 (0.54%) rkt
Vendors
1 106 (14.19%) Google
2 77 (10.31%) Oracle
3 58 (7.76%) Microsoft
4 46 (6.16%) VMware
5 36 (4.82%) Atlassian
6 31 (4.15%) Red Hat
7 17 (2.28%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 15 (2.01%) Sun
9 11 (1.47%) New Relic
9 11 (1.47%) Splunk
10 10 (1.34%) IBM
10 10 (1.34%) Ivanti
10 10 (1.34%) SaltStack
11 7 (0.94%) Cisco
11 7 (0.94%) Juniper
12 6 (0.80%) MuleSoft
12 6 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.54%) CheckPoint
13 4 (0.54%) Fortinet
13 4 (0.54%) Supermicro