Period
to

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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > South East
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 39 34 92
Rank change year-on-year -5 +58 +28
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 1,324 972 538
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 6.57% 7.17% 3.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 48.93% 49.95% 30.26%
Number of salaries quoted 827 759 445
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £55,000 £46,875 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% +8.70% -4.17%
75th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £82,500
England median annual salary £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +10.71% - +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 2,706 1,946 1,778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.43% 14.35% 10.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,727 1,494 1,365
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £43,750 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £58,492 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.13% +6.35% +2.80%
75th Percentile £82,500 £72,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,125 £81,250
England median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

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 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Hampshire +15 595 £70,000 +21.74% 23
Thames Valley -43 282 £70,000 +12.00% 39
East Sussex +9 167 £80,000 +33.33% 11
Surrey -22 153 £74,500 +14.62% 15
Berkshire -22 149 £75,000 +15.38% 16
Oxfordshire -25 87 £67,500 +17.39% 12
Kent +1 56 £62,500 +19.05% 4
Buckinghamshire -70 46 £70,000 +12.00% 11
Middlesex - 27 £50,000 - 1
West Sussex -42 19 £82,500 -8.33% 1
Home Counties -1 18 £100,000 +11.11%
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 1,002 (75.68%) Docker
2 692 (52.27%) Agile
3 674 (50.91%) AWS
4 642 (48.49%) DevOps
5 563 (42.52%) Azure
6 517 (39.05%) CI/CD
7 445 (33.61%) Finance
8 438 (33.08%) Java
9 376 (28.40%) Python
10 361 (27.27%) Linux
11 337 (25.45%) Microservices
12 301 (22.73%) Go
12 301 (22.73%) Software Engineering
13 300 (22.66%) Git (software)
14 293 (22.13%) C#
14 293 (22.13%) Jenkins
14 293 (22.13%) Terraform
15 288 (21.75%) SQL
16 276 (20.85%) Kafka
17 272 (20.54%) Ansible
18 269 (20.32%) .NET
19 261 (19.71%) JavaScript
20 243 (18.35%) PostgreSQL
21 231 (17.45%) React
22 220 (16.62%) Test Automation
23 217 (16.39%) GCP
24 194 (14.65%) Computer Science
25 179 (13.52%) Social Skills
26 178 (13.44%) Full Stack Development
27 175 (13.22%) Bash

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 68 (5.14%) Elasticsearch
2 62 (4.68%) Apache
3 53 (4.00%) Apache Spark
4 51 (3.85%) Apache Solr
5 27 (2.04%) IIS
6 24 (1.81%) Tomcat
7 21 (1.59%) Apache Airflow
8 19 (1.44%) Confluence
9 18 (1.36%) JBoss
10 17 (1.28%) OpenStack
11 13 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
11 13 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
11 13 (0.98%) GemFire
12 12 (0.91%) nginx
13 5 (0.38%) Jetty
14 4 (0.30%) ArcGIS
15 2 (0.15%) Ethereum
15 2 (0.15%) Hyperledger
15 2 (0.15%) SharePoint
15 2 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (0.60%) Campfire
2 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.076%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (1.44%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 674 (50.91%) AWS
2 563 (42.52%) Azure
3 217 (16.39%) GCP
4 158 (11.93%) Serverless
5 157 (11.86%) GitHub
6 115 (8.69%) SaaS
7 102 (7.70%) OpenShift
8 94 (7.10%) AWS CloudFormation
9 75 (5.66%) AWS Lambda
10 74 (5.59%) Cloud Functions
11 54 (4.08%) PaaS
12 53 (4.00%) Amazon Kinesis
13 43 (3.25%) IaaS
14 36 (2.72%) Amazon ECS
15 34 (2.57%) Amazon S3
16 33 (2.49%) Azure Logic Apps
17 32 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
17 32 (2.42%) Amazon EKS
18 28 (2.11%) Azure Event Grid
18 28 (2.11%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 58 (4.38%) Internet
2 34 (2.57%) Firewall
3 18 (1.36%) AMQP
3 18 (1.36%) MQTT
4 17 (1.28%) DNS
5 14 (1.06%) Kerberos
6 13 (0.98%) Calico
7 11 (0.83%) HTTP
7 11 (0.83%) SMTP
7 11 (0.83%) VPN
8 9 (0.68%) Broadband
9 5 (0.38%) SSH
10 4 (0.30%) BGP
10 4 (0.30%) DHCP
10 4 (0.30%) LAN
10 4 (0.30%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.30%) VSAN
10 4 (0.30%) WAN
11 3 (0.23%) OpenVPN
11 3 (0.23%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (18.35%) PostgreSQL
2 170 (12.84%) NoSQL
3 124 (9.37%) SQL Server
4 122 (9.21%) Relational Database
5 116 (8.76%) MongoDB
6 101 (7.63%) Redis
7 99 (7.48%) MySQL
8 83 (6.27%) Big Data
9 62 (4.68%) Apache Cassandra
10 38 (2.87%) HBase
11 36 (2.72%) Flink
12 27 (2.04%) BigQuery
13 26 (1.96%) Cloud Spanner
13 26 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 25 (1.89%) InfluxDB
15 24 (1.81%) Hadoop
16 20 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
17 18 (1.36%) Data Lake
17 18 (1.36%) RDBMS
18 15 (1.13%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 300 (22.66%) Git (software)
2 293 (22.13%) Jenkins
3 113 (8.53%) GitLab
4 69 (5.21%) Artifactory
4 69 (5.21%) JIRA
5 68 (5.14%) Maven
6 52 (3.93%) Gradle
7 50 (3.78%) Selenium
8 49 (3.70%) Subversion
9 35 (2.64%) Ant
9 35 (2.64%) Sonatype Nexus
10 34 (2.57%) Bitbucket
10 34 (2.57%) SpecFlow
11 19 (1.44%) Cucumber
12 18 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
13 16 (1.21%) Protractor
14 14 (1.06%) Cypress.io
15 13 (0.98%) gulp
16 11 (0.83%) JUnit
16 11 (0.83%) Moq
General
1 445 (33.61%) Finance
2 179 (13.52%) Social Skills
3 148 (11.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 130 (9.82%) Games
5 123 (9.29%) Law
6 102 (7.70%) Banking
7 96 (7.25%) Manufacturing
8 92 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
9 38 (2.87%) Retail
10 35 (2.64%) Public Sector
11 30 (2.27%) Marketing
12 23 (1.74%) Telecoms
13 15 (1.13%) Electronics
14 13 (0.98%) Aerospace
14 13 (0.98%) Aviation
14 13 (0.98%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.98%) Local Government
14 13 (0.98%) Organisational Skills
15 9 (0.68%) Publishing
15 9 (0.68%) Tech for Good
Job Titles
1 484 (36.56%) Developer
2 192 (14.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 156 (11.78%) Senior Developer
4 112 (8.46%) Cloud Engineer
5 106 (8.01%) Java Developer
6 98 (7.40%) Software Engineer
7 75 (5.66%) Architect
8 69 (5.21%) Applications Engineer
9 68 (5.14%) Software Developer
10 64 (4.83%) Senior DevOps
10 64 (4.83%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 58 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 56 (4.23%) AWS Engineer
13 55 (4.15%) Java Engineer
14 54 (4.08%) Senior Java Developer
15 48 (3.63%) C# Developer
16 45 (3.40%) Senior Java Engineer
17 42 (3.17%) Site Reliability Engineer
18 38 (2.87%) Site Engineer
18 38 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (20.85%) Kafka
2 269 (20.32%) .NET
3 231 (17.45%) React
4 168 (12.69%) Spring
5 152 (11.48%) .NET Core
6 142 (10.73%) RabbitMQ
7 134 (10.12%) Node.js
8 114 (8.61%) Spring Boot
9 105 (7.93%) AngularJS
10 99 (7.48%) ASP.NET
11 94 (7.10%) RESTful
12 93 (7.02%) REST
13 84 (6.34%) CSS
14 79 (5.97%) Elastic Stack
14 79 (5.97%) HTML
15 68 (5.14%) ASP.NET Web API
16 64 (4.83%) JSON
17 46 (3.47%) GraphQL
17 46 (3.47%) Web Services
18 41 (3.10%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 145 (10.95%) Greenfield Project
2 122 (9.21%) Virtual Team
3 102 (7.70%) Algorithms
4 96 (7.25%) Linux Command Line
5 78 (5.89%) Cloud Native
6 74 (5.59%) Life Science
7 65 (4.91%) Data Structures
8 54 (4.08%) Social Media
9 36 (2.72%) Public Cloud
10 35 (2.64%) User Experience
11 32 (2.42%) Blockchain
12 31 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
13 30 (2.27%) Mobile Payment
14 27 (2.04%) Legacy Applications
15 21 (1.59%) Cyberattack
16 17 (1.28%) iPad
16 17 (1.28%) Private Cloud
17 16 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
18 15 (1.13%) Management Information System
19 14 (1.06%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 361 (27.27%) Linux
2 143 (10.80%) Windows
3 59 (4.46%) Unix
4 45 (3.40%) Windows Server
5 29 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (1.44%) VMS
7 17 (1.28%) Ubuntu
8 12 (0.91%) CentOS
9 11 (0.83%) Android
10 10 (0.76%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.45%) Alpine Linux
12 4 (0.30%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.23%) SUSE
13 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
14 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
15 1 (0.076%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.076%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.076%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 692 (52.27%) Agile
2 642 (48.49%) DevOps
3 517 (39.05%) CI/CD
4 337 (25.45%) Microservices
5 301 (22.73%) Software Engineering
6 220 (16.62%) Test Automation
7 194 (14.65%) Computer Science
8 178 (13.44%) Full Stack Development
9 163 (12.31%) Scrum
10 155 (11.71%) Coaching
11 134 (10.12%) TDD
12 131 (9.89%) Mentoring
13 125 (9.44%) Infrastructure as Code
14 121 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
15 111 (8.38%) High Availability
16 103 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
17 95 (7.18%) Digital Banking
18 93 (7.02%) Analytics
19 92 (6.95%) Site Reliability Engineering
20 89 (6.72%) Customer-Centricity
Programming Languages
1 438 (33.08%) Java
2 376 (28.40%) Python
3 301 (22.73%) Go
4 293 (22.13%) C#
5 288 (21.75%) SQL
6 261 (19.71%) JavaScript
7 175 (13.22%) Bash
8 154 (11.63%) PowerShell
9 88 (6.65%) Shell Script
10 83 (6.27%) Ruby
11 73 (5.51%) PHP
12 72 (5.44%) TypeScript
13 62 (4.68%) Kotlin
14 58 (4.38%) T-SQL
15 57 (4.31%) Perl
16 43 (3.25%) C++
17 41 (3.10%) Groovy
18 35 (2.64%) C
19 23 (1.74%) Rust
20 16 (1.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 118 (8.91%) Degree
2 58 (4.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 52 (3.93%) Security Cleared
4 47 (3.55%) OCP
4 47 (3.55%) Oracle Certification
5 26 (1.96%) SC Cleared
6 22 (1.66%) AWS Certification
7 12 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (0.91%) PMI Certification
8 10 (0.76%) TOGAF Certification
9 5 (0.38%) DBS Check
9 5 (0.38%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.38%) ISEB
10 3 (0.23%) CCNP
10 3 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.15%) CCA
11 2 (0.15%) CCIE
11 2 (0.15%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.15%) CSSLP
11 2 (0.15%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.31%) QA
2 21 (1.59%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.98%) GRC
4 13 (0.98%) SOC 1
4 13 (0.98%) SOC 2
5 8 (0.60%) NIST
6 7 (0.53%) GDPR
6 7 (0.53%) SLA
7 5 (0.38%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.30%) Accessibility
8 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.15%) GxP
10 1 (0.076%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.076%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.076%) DICOM
10 1 (0.076%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1,002 (75.68%) Docker
2 72 (5.44%) Virtual Machines
3 57 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (2.49%) Active Directory
5 22 (1.66%) KVM
5 22 (1.66%) Virtual Servers
6 15 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.91%) Xen
8 7 (0.53%) vSphere
9 5 (0.38%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.23%) LXC
10 3 (0.23%) Openswan
11 2 (0.15%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.076%) PowerDNS
Systems Management
1 293 (22.13%) Terraform
2 272 (20.54%) Ansible
3 123 (9.29%) Opscode Chef
4 89 (6.72%) Puppet
5 80 (6.04%) Grafana
6 53 (4.00%) Kibana
7 31 (2.34%) Prometheus
8 21 (1.59%) Istio
9 15 (1.13%) Consul
9 15 (1.13%) Opsview
10 14 (1.06%) logstash
11 13 (0.98%) Packer
11 13 (0.98%) PowerCLI
12 9 (0.68%) FortiGate
13 8 (0.60%) Graylog
14 7 (0.53%) Rundeck
15 5 (0.38%) Rancher
16 4 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
17 3 (0.23%) WSUS
18 2 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 150 (11.33%) Microsoft
2 95 (7.18%) Google
3 67 (5.06%) VMware
4 38 (2.87%) IBM
5 35 (2.64%) Splunk
6 34 (2.57%) Oracle
6 34 (2.57%) Red Hat
6 34 (2.57%) Twitter
7 22 (1.66%) New Relic
8 20 (1.51%) Atlassian
9 13 (0.98%) QinetiQ
10 12 (0.91%) LexisNexis
10 12 (0.91%) Perforce
11 11 (0.83%) Databricks
11 11 (0.83%) Veeam
12 10 (0.76%) SaltStack
13 9 (0.68%) Dynatrace
14 8 (0.60%) AppDynamics
14 8 (0.60%) Brandwatch
14 8 (0.60%) SAP