Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > South East
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 41 46 110
Rank change year-on-year +5 +64 +97
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 1,147 442 733
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 6.33% 5.44% 2.91%
As % of the Systems Management category 41.69% 39.93% 27.38%
Number of salaries quoted 762 391 600
10th Percentile £42,550 £40,000 £36,250
25th Percentile £52,125 £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 £70,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £78,750 £85,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +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 2,751 1,107 2,677
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.18% 13.62% 10.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,633 903 2,127
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £31,750
25th Percentile £44,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,250 £78,750 £78,750
England median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £59,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% +5.93% +7.27%

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 27 October 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 27 October 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 0 401 £65,000 +8.33% 79
Hampshire -6 362 £65,000 +30.00% 54
Berkshire 0 250 £67,500 +10.20% 44
East Sussex +23 131 £60,000 +9.09% 5
Surrey -9 100 £70,000 - 28
Oxfordshire +20 88 £62,500 -5.66% 16
West Sussex +7 87 £50,000 -9.09% 8
Buckinghamshire -21 65 £68,750 +19.57% 19
Kent -27 21 £60,000 +6.19% 4
Home Counties -10 6 £100,000 +14.29%
Sussex - 6 £60,000 - 1
Middlesex - 1 £50,000 - 2
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 877 (76.46%) Docker
2 617 (53.79%) DevOps
3 558 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
4 542 (47.25%) Azure
5 518 (45.16%) AWS
6 348 (30.34%) C#
7 346 (30.17%) .NET
8 339 (29.56%) Microservices
9 328 (28.60%) Java
10 326 (28.42%) Terraform
11 319 (27.81%) JavaScript
12 308 (26.85%) Python
13 298 (25.98%) Linux
14 295 (25.72%) Git (software)
15 272 (23.71%) Software Engineering
16 268 (23.37%) SQL
17 259 (22.58%) React
18 252 (21.97%) Jenkins
19 249 (21.71%) Ansible
20 222 (19.35%) Scrum
21 221 (19.27%) .NET Core
22 205 (17.87%) TDD
23 194 (16.91%) Degree
24 180 (15.69%) Node.js
25 179 (15.61%) GitHub
26 177 (15.43%) Test Automation
27 175 (15.26%) NoSQL
28 170 (14.82%) Bash Shell
29 165 (14.39%) Finance
30 164 (14.30%) GCP

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 80 (6.97%) Elasticsearch
2 49 (4.27%) Cloud Foundry
3 35 (3.05%) Apache
4 31 (2.70%) GemFire
5 30 (2.62%) OpenStack
6 29 (2.53%) Confluence
7 23 (2.01%) Apache Solr
8 17 (1.48%) Jupyter
9 16 (1.39%) Apache Spark
9 16 (1.39%) IIS
10 15 (1.31%) Tomcat
11 12 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (1.05%) nginx
12 9 (0.78%) CMS
13 7 (0.61%) MS Exchange
13 7 (0.61%) SharePoint
14 5 (0.44%) JBoss
14 5 (0.44%) Jetty
15 3 (0.26%) NServiceBus
16 2 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (0.70%) Figma
2 6 (0.52%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (0.26%) Shopify
2 2 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.087%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 542 (47.25%) Azure
2 518 (45.16%) AWS
3 179 (15.61%) GitHub
4 164 (14.30%) GCP
5 96 (8.37%) Serverless
6 91 (7.93%) SaaS
7 86 (7.50%) PaaS
8 67 (5.84%) Cloud Computing
9 59 (5.14%) OpenShift
10 56 (4.88%) Azure Service Bus
11 50 (4.36%) IaaS
12 45 (3.92%) AWS CloudFormation
13 38 (3.31%) AWS Lambda
14 37 (3.23%) Amazon S3
15 34 (2.96%) Azure Logic Apps
15 34 (2.96%) GitHub Actions
15 34 (2.96%) IBM Cloud
16 33 (2.88%) Amazon EKS
17 31 (2.70%) Azure Event Grid
17 31 (2.70%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.57%) Firewall
2 34 (2.96%) VPN
3 33 (2.88%) HTTP
4 30 (2.62%) Calico
4 30 (2.62%) DNS
5 16 (1.39%) Kerberos
6 13 (1.13%) TCP/IP
7 11 (0.96%) SSL
8 10 (0.87%) SMTP
9 9 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (0.52%) 5G
10 6 (0.52%) SSH
11 5 (0.44%) MQTT
11 5 (0.44%) Network Security
12 4 (0.35%) 2G
12 4 (0.35%) 3G
12 4 (0.35%) 3GPP
12 4 (0.35%) 4G
12 4 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (0.26%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (15.26%) NoSQL
2 113 (9.85%) SQL Server
3 112 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
4 104 (9.07%) MongoDB
5 98 (8.54%) Big Data
6 87 (7.59%) MySQL
7 66 (5.75%) Redis
8 41 (3.57%) Relational Database
9 34 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
10 32 (2.79%) Amazon RDS
11 29 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 26 (2.27%) Data Lake
13 23 (2.01%) Azure SQL Database
14 22 (1.92%) Hadoop
15 20 (1.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 17 (1.48%) OLAP
17 14 (1.22%) MariaDB
18 13 (1.13%) RDBMS
19 11 (0.96%) Couchbase
20 10 (0.87%) GIS
Development Applications
1 295 (25.72%) Git (software)
2 252 (21.97%) Jenkins
3 107 (9.33%) Selenium
4 103 (8.98%) JIRA
5 90 (7.85%) GitLab
6 44 (3.84%) Cucumber
6 44 (3.84%) Octopus Deploy
7 43 (3.75%) Sonatype Nexus
8 42 (3.66%) SpecFlow
9 39 (3.40%) Bitbucket
10 38 (3.31%) Gradle
11 35 (3.05%) Protractor
12 34 (2.96%) Maven
13 31 (2.70%) gulp
14 22 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
15 21 (1.83%) Cypress.io
15 21 (1.83%) Visual Studio Team System
16 18 (1.57%) Moq
16 18 (1.57%) Visual Studio
17 16 (1.39%) TeamCity
General
1 165 (14.39%) Finance
2 158 (13.78%) Social Skills
3 84 (7.32%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 75 (6.54%) Banking
5 69 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
6 59 (5.14%) Law
7 31 (2.70%) Retail
8 25 (2.18%) Organisational Skills
9 17 (1.48%) Presentation Skills
10 16 (1.39%) Marketing
10 16 (1.39%) Telecoms
11 13 (1.13%) Automotive
12 12 (1.05%) Aerospace
12 12 (1.05%) Public Sector
13 11 (0.96%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.52%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.35%) Electronics
15 4 (0.35%) Police
15 4 (0.35%) Publishing
16 3 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 433 (37.75%) Developer
2 226 (19.70%) DevOps Engineer
3 144 (12.55%) Senior Developer
4 113 (9.85%) Software Developer
5 101 (8.81%) Software Engineer
6 91 (7.93%) .NET Developer
7 81 (7.06%) C# Developer
8 80 (6.97%) Lead Developer
9 78 (6.80%) Architect
10 77 (6.71%) Java Developer
11 62 (5.41%) Senior DevOps
11 62 (5.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 49 (4.27%) C# .NET Developer
12 49 (4.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 43 (3.75%) Site Reliability Engineer
14 41 (3.57%) Site Engineer
15 39 (3.40%) Consultant
16 38 (3.31%) Azure Engineer
17 37 (3.23%) Full Stack Developer
17 37 (3.23%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 346 (30.17%) .NET
2 259 (22.58%) React
3 221 (19.27%) .NET Core
4 180 (15.69%) Node.js
5 151 (13.16%) AngularJS
6 137 (11.94%) RabbitMQ
7 132 (11.51%) Spring
8 130 (11.33%) REST
9 128 (11.16%) Kafka
10 99 (8.63%) RESTful
11 98 (8.54%) Spring Boot
12 82 (7.15%) Vue.js
13 80 (6.97%) Web Services
14 77 (6.71%) HTML
15 68 (5.93%) CSS
16 57 (4.97%) ASP.NET
17 53 (4.62%) .NET Framework
18 51 (4.45%) Elastic Stack
19 49 (4.27%) HTML5
20 38 (3.31%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 71 (6.19%) Cloud Native
2 66 (5.75%) Self-Motivation
3 65 (5.67%) User Experience
4 45 (3.92%) Algorithms
5 43 (3.75%) Mobile App
6 38 (3.31%) Greenfield Project
7 33 (2.88%) Management Information System
8 32 (2.79%) Public Cloud
9 27 (2.35%) Life Science
10 18 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
11 15 (1.31%) Legacy Systems
12 14 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.22%) iPad
13 13 (1.13%) Virtual Team
14 11 (0.96%) Photography
15 9 (0.78%) iPhone
15 9 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
16 8 (0.70%) Data Structures
17 7 (0.61%) Legacy Applications
17 7 (0.61%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 298 (25.98%) Linux
2 81 (7.06%) Windows
3 33 (2.88%) Unix
4 32 (2.79%) Windows Server
5 29 (2.53%) VMS
6 25 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (1.66%) Android
8 13 (1.13%) CentOS
9 11 (0.96%) Mac OS
10 10 (0.87%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.78%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.61%) SUSE
13 4 (0.35%) Debian
14 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
15 2 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.087%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 617 (53.79%) DevOps
2 558 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
3 339 (29.56%) Microservices
4 272 (23.71%) Software Engineering
5 222 (19.35%) Scrum
6 205 (17.87%) TDD
7 177 (15.43%) Test Automation
8 163 (14.21%) Mentoring
9 156 (13.60%) Computer Science
10 148 (12.90%) Full Stack Development
11 131 (11.42%) Infrastructure as Code
12 125 (10.90%) Problem-Solving
13 120 (10.46%) Machine Learning
14 103 (8.98%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 98 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
16 96 (8.37%) Unit Testing
17 91 (7.93%) Artificial Intelligence
18 86 (7.50%) Analytics
19 85 (7.41%) Front End Development
20 84 (7.32%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 348 (30.34%) C#
2 328 (28.60%) Java
3 319 (27.81%) JavaScript
4 308 (26.85%) Python
5 268 (23.37%) SQL
6 170 (14.82%) Bash Shell
7 130 (11.33%) Go
8 98 (8.54%) PowerShell
9 94 (8.20%) TypeScript
10 54 (4.71%) C++
11 47 (4.10%) Ruby
12 33 (2.88%) Groovy
12 33 (2.88%) PHP
13 32 (2.79%) Java 8
14 31 (2.70%) Shell Script
15 27 (2.35%) Perl
16 25 (2.18%) C
16 25 (2.18%) Scala
17 19 (1.66%) Java 11
18 18 (1.57%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 194 (16.91%) Degree
2 94 (8.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 49 (4.27%) Security Cleared
4 42 (3.66%) SC Cleared
5 32 (2.79%) OCP
5 32 (2.79%) Oracle Certification
6 10 (0.87%) AWS Certification
6 10 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (0.70%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.61%) TOGAF Certification
9 6 (0.52%) ISEB
9 6 (0.52%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.44%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.44%) HND
11 2 (0.17%) CCSP
11 2 (0.17%) CISM
11 2 (0.17%) CISSP
11 2 (0.17%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.087%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (6.97%) QA
2 30 (2.62%) SLA
3 15 (1.31%) GDPR
4 9 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (0.26%) GxP
7 2 (0.17%) NIST
System Software
1 877 (76.46%) Docker
2 41 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
3 40 (3.49%) Active Directory
4 23 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.61%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.44%) KVM
8 4 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.17%) LXC
10 2 (0.17%) NFS
11 1 (0.087%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.087%) HDFS
11 1 (0.087%) iptables
11 1 (0.087%) pfSense
11 1 (0.087%) Postfix
11 1 (0.087%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.087%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 326 (28.42%) Terraform
2 249 (21.71%) Ansible
3 101 (8.81%) Puppet
4 98 (8.54%) Opscode Chef
5 54 (4.71%) Grafana
6 33 (2.88%) Kibana
7 14 (1.22%) Istio
8 12 (1.05%) Prometheus
9 11 (0.96%) Packer
10 10 (0.87%) Apache Brooklyn
11 7 (0.61%) Consul
11 7 (0.61%) Rancher
12 5 (0.44%) Galera Cluster
12 5 (0.44%) Opsview
13 4 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (0.35%) Kubeflow
13 4 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.35%) ZABBIX
14 3 (0.26%) HAProxy
14 3 (0.26%) logstash
Vendors
1 126 (10.99%) Microsoft
2 72 (6.28%) Google
3 57 (4.97%) Oracle
4 53 (4.62%) VMware
5 39 (3.40%) IBM
6 20 (1.74%) PayPal
7 16 (1.39%) Red Hat
8 13 (1.13%) Splunk
9 12 (1.05%) Dynatrace
10 11 (0.96%) YouTube
11 8 (0.70%) Atlassian
11 8 (0.70%) LogicMonitor
11 8 (0.70%) New Relic
12 7 (0.61%) Cisco
13 6 (0.52%) Citrix
13 6 (0.52%) Elastic Path
13 6 (0.52%) Intel
13 6 (0.52%) Okta
13 6 (0.52%) TOWER Software
14 5 (0.44%) Lets Encrypt