Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > South East
6 months to
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 45 110 208
Rank change year-on-year +65 +98 +145
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 433 731 448
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.36% 2.88% 1.54%
As % of the Systems Management category 39.83% 27.55% 17.39%
Number of salaries quoted 433 638 381
Median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,775 £37,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £85,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% +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 1,087 2,653 2,576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.46% 10.47% 8.85%
Number of salaries quoted 842 2,049 2,048
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +7.14%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £78,975 £78,750 £72,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +4.76%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +15 162 £60,000 - 64
Hampshire +103 141 £50,000 - 23
Berkshire +20 107 £60,000 -7.69% 39
West Sussex +101 60 £55,000 +22.22% 6
Buckinghamshire +92 33 £57,500 +2.22% 10
Surrey +74 31 £65,500 -12.67% 19
East Sussex +39 25 £55,000 - 8
Oxfordshire -24 22 £65,000 +18.18% 15
Kent +42 7 £55,000 -4.35% 2
Home Counties - 2 - -
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 313 (72.29%) Docker
2 211 (48.73%) DevOps
3 199 (45.96%) Azure
4 164 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
5 151 (34.87%) C#
6 145 (33.49%) .NET
7 135 (31.18%) AWS
8 131 (30.25%) Microservices
8 131 (30.25%) Python
9 127 (29.33%) SQL
10 125 (28.87%) Terraform
11 123 (28.41%) JavaScript
12 121 (27.94%) Java
13 113 (26.10%) Linux
14 102 (23.56%) Software Engineering
15 92 (21.25%) Ansible
15 92 (21.25%) .NET Core
16 87 (20.09%) TDD
17 83 (19.17%) React
18 80 (18.48%) Test Automation
19 79 (18.24%) Scrum
20 77 (17.78%) RabbitMQ
21 76 (17.55%) Degree
22 74 (17.09%) Git (software)
23 70 (16.17%) AngularJS
24 69 (15.94%) GCP
24 69 (15.94%) SQL Server
25 63 (14.55%) HTML
26 60 (13.86%) Jenkins
27 59 (13.63%) Google

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 45 (10.39%) Apache
2 38 (8.78%) Apache Spark
3 33 (7.62%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (2.54%) Confluence
5 6 (1.39%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (1.15%) ColdFusion
7 4 (0.92%) Apache Solr
7 4 (0.92%) Tornado
8 3 (0.69%) JBoss
8 3 (0.69%) Jetty
8 3 (0.69%) nginx
8 3 (0.69%) Pachyderm
8 3 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.69%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.46%) Documentum
9 2 (0.46%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.23%) IIS
10 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 199 (45.96%) Azure
2 135 (31.18%) AWS
3 69 (15.94%) GCP
4 50 (11.55%) GitHub
5 47 (10.85%) SaaS
6 24 (5.54%) Stackdriver
7 15 (3.46%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (2.54%) PaaS
9 10 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (2.08%) Serverless
11 8 (1.85%) Amazon EKS
11 8 (1.85%) IBM Cloud
11 8 (1.85%) OpenShift
12 7 (1.62%) IaaS
13 6 (1.39%) Amazon S3
13 6 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (1.39%) BlazeMeter
13 6 (1.39%) Datadog
14 5 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 10 (2.31%) DNS
3 7 (1.62%) HTTP
4 5 (1.15%) Firewall
5 4 (0.92%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.92%) VPN
6 3 (0.69%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.46%) CTI
7 2 (0.46%) DHCP
7 2 (0.46%) DMZ
7 2 (0.46%) NAS
7 2 (0.46%) SAN
7 2 (0.46%) VoIP
8 1 (0.23%) DSL
8 1 (0.23%) Internet
8 1 (0.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (15.94%) SQL Server
2 58 (13.39%) PostgreSQL
3 52 (12.01%) NoSQL
4 50 (11.55%) Big Data
5 24 (5.54%) Hadoop
6 20 (4.62%) MySQL
7 18 (4.16%) Azure SQL Database
8 16 (3.70%) MongoDB
9 11 (2.54%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.62%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.15%) Apache Hive
11 5 (1.15%) InfluxDB
12 4 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.92%) HBase
12 4 (0.92%) Impala
12 4 (0.92%) MariaDB
12 4 (0.92%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.69%) Redis
14 2 (0.46%) Blockchain
14 2 (0.46%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 74 (17.09%) Git (software)
2 60 (13.86%) Jenkins
3 53 (12.24%) Selenium
4 33 (7.62%) Gradle
5 20 (4.62%) GitLab
6 15 (3.46%) JIRA
7 12 (2.77%) PHPUnit
8 10 (2.31%) JMeter
9 9 (2.08%) Maven
10 7 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (1.62%) Cucumber
10 7 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (1.39%) JUnit
12 5 (1.15%) Bitbucket
12 5 (1.15%) SonarQube
13 4 (0.92%) CircleCI
13 4 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
14 3 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (0.69%) TeamCity
General
1 37 (8.55%) Finance
2 35 (8.08%) Public Sector
3 12 (2.77%) Games
4 10 (2.31%) Law
5 5 (1.15%) Banking
5 5 (1.15%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.46%) Advertising
6 2 (0.46%) Billing
6 2 (0.46%) Marketing
6 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.23%) Automotive
7 1 (0.23%) Electronics
7 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 211 (48.73%) Developer
2 83 (19.17%) Senior Developer
3 71 (16.40%) DevOps Engineer
4 47 (10.85%) Software Engineer
5 44 (10.16%) Software Developer
6 38 (8.78%) .NET Developer
7 30 (6.93%) C# Developer
8 29 (6.70%) Architect
9 26 (6.00%) Site Reliability Engineer
10 25 (5.77%) Java Developer
11 22 (5.08%) Python Developer
12 21 (4.85%) .NET Software Engineer
12 21 (4.85%) PHP Developer
12 21 (4.85%) Site Engineer
13 20 (4.62%) Digital Developer
13 20 (4.62%) Digital Transformation
13 20 (4.62%) Senior Software Engineer
14 19 (4.39%) Lead Developer
15 18 (4.16%) C# Software Engineer
16 17 (3.93%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (33.49%) .NET
2 92 (21.25%) .NET Core
3 83 (19.17%) React
4 77 (17.78%) RabbitMQ
5 70 (16.17%) AngularJS
6 63 (14.55%) HTML
7 55 (12.70%) CSS
7 55 (12.70%) REST
8 48 (11.09%) Kafka
9 46 (10.62%) Spring
10 42 (9.70%) Vue.js
11 29 (6.70%) Node.js
12 26 (6.00%) RESTful
13 24 (5.54%) Spring Integration
14 23 (5.31%) HTML5
14 23 (5.31%) Spring Boot
15 22 (5.08%) ASP.NET
15 22 (5.08%) CSS3
16 17 (3.93%) .NET Framework
16 17 (3.93%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.47%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (3.70%) Public Cloud
3 9 (2.08%) Data Centre
4 8 (1.85%) Algorithms
4 8 (1.85%) Data Structures
5 7 (1.62%) Cloud Native
6 6 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (0.92%) NHS
7 4 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (0.92%) User Experience
8 3 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.46%) Life Science
9 2 (0.46%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.46%) Wiki
10 1 (0.23%) Blog
10 1 (0.23%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.23%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 113 (26.10%) Linux
2 49 (11.32%) Windows
3 9 (2.08%) Unix
4 5 (1.15%) Ubuntu
4 5 (1.15%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.92%) Android
5 4 (0.92%) CentOS
6 3 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.23%) Debian
8 1 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (48.73%) DevOps
2 164 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (30.25%) Microservices
4 102 (23.56%) Software Engineering
5 87 (20.09%) TDD
6 80 (18.48%) Test Automation
7 79 (18.24%) Scrum
8 55 (12.70%) Computer Science
9 45 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (8.55%) Mentoring
11 35 (8.08%) Mathematics
12 34 (7.85%) Problem-Solving
13 33 (7.62%) Unit Testing
14 29 (6.70%) Machine Learning
15 28 (6.47%) Physics
15 28 (6.47%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 27 (6.24%) Migration
17 25 (5.77%) ITSM
17 25 (5.77%) Service Management
18 24 (5.54%) API Integration
Programming Languages
1 151 (34.87%) C#
2 131 (30.25%) Python
3 127 (29.33%) SQL
4 123 (28.41%) JavaScript
5 121 (27.94%) Java
6 38 (8.78%) Bash Shell
7 36 (8.31%) C++
8 33 (7.62%) PHP
9 28 (6.47%) PowerShell
10 25 (5.77%) Scala
11 22 (5.08%) TypeScript
12 17 (3.93%) Go
13 15 (3.46%) Java 8
14 13 (3.00%) Groovy
15 7 (1.62%) Ruby
16 5 (1.15%) Kotlin
16 5 (1.15%) Rust
17 4 (0.92%) Korn
18 3 (0.69%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 76 (17.55%) Degree
2 42 (9.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (6.70%) Security Cleared
4 25 (5.77%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.31%) ISTQB
6 9 (2.08%) ISEB
7 4 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.69%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.46%) CCNP
9 2 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.46%) PhD
9 2 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.23%) HND
10 1 (0.23%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.77%) SLA
2 11 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.08%) QA
4 6 (1.39%) ISO 22301
4 6 (1.39%) NIST
5 5 (1.15%) PMO
6 4 (0.92%) GDPR
7 2 (0.46%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 313 (72.29%) Docker
2 9 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.39%) HDFS
5 3 (0.69%) KVM
6 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.46%) XenApp
6 2 (0.46%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.23%) Ceph
7 1 (0.23%) Gluster
7 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 125 (28.87%) Terraform
2 92 (21.25%) Ansible
3 32 (7.39%) Grafana
4 31 (7.16%) Puppet
5 14 (3.23%) Prometheus
6 13 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.15%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (0.92%) logstash
8 4 (0.92%) Mesos
8 4 (0.92%) Packer
8 4 (0.92%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.69%) Consul
9 3 (0.69%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.46%) vRealize
11 1 (0.23%) Argo
11 1 (0.23%) Kibana
11 1 (0.23%) MIIS
11 1 (0.23%) Rancher
11 1 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 59 (13.63%) Google
2 31 (7.16%) VMware
3 29 (6.70%) Microsoft
4 25 (5.77%) Splunk
5 24 (5.54%) ServiceNow
6 10 (2.31%) IBM
7 8 (1.85%) Dynatrace
8 7 (1.62%) Oracle
9 6 (1.39%) Qualys
10 5 (1.15%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.92%) Cloudera
11 4 (0.92%) Hortonworks
11 4 (0.92%) MapR
11 4 (0.92%) New Relic
12 2 (0.46%) Avaya
12 2 (0.46%) Citrix
12 2 (0.46%) F5
12 2 (0.46%) Infoblox
12 2 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.46%) Sitecore