Period
to 13 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 30 88 156
Rank change year-on-year +58 +68 +152
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 2,886 2,092 1,870
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 6.25% 3.29% 2.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 43.65% 30.45% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2,385 1,711 1,511
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £44,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £71,250 £69,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,500
% change year-on-year - +6.87% +0.77%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 6,612 6,871 8,727
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.33% 10.81% 10.39%
Number of salaries quoted 5,323 5,319 6,661
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in the UK excluding London

Kubernetes
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Kubernetes in the UK excluding London

Kubernetes
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Kubernetes in the UK excluding London

Kubernetes
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 13 April 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
North of England +43 876 £57,500 +4.55% 234
South East +64 870 £60,000 +4.35% 148
South West +38 441 £52,500 +1.76% 81
Yorkshire +33 437 £57,500 +4.55% 95
North West +35 392 £60,000 +5.07% 115
Midlands +55 270 £60,000 +9.09% 100
Scotland +16 211 £55,000 +11.16% 47
West Midlands +51 194 £62,500 +13.64% 74
East of England +42 134 £65,000 +18.18% 48
East Midlands +30 75 £57,500 +9.52% 26
Wales +18 62 £47,500 +5.56% 16
North East +55 49 £47,500 -5.00% 24
Northern Ireland +18 24 £51,250 +13.89% 14
Isle of Man - 2 £42,500 -
Kubernetes
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 2,219 (76.89%) Docker
2 1,705 (59.08%) DevOps
3 1,529 (52.98%) AWS
4 1,446 (50.10%) Agile Software Development
5 1,364 (47.26%) Azure
6 1,279 (44.32%) Terraform
7 969 (33.58%) Python
8 866 (30.01%) Linux
9 822 (28.48%) JavaScript
10 783 (27.13%) Java
11 766 (26.54%) Software Engineering
12 758 (26.26%) Microservices
13 673 (23.32%) Jenkins
14 643 (22.28%) C#
15 628 (21.76%) Git (software)
16 614 (21.28%) SQL
17 610 (21.14%) Ansible
18 560 (19.40%) GCP
19 526 (18.23%) Infrastructure as Code
20 517 (17.91%) Puppet
21 501 (17.36%) Scrum
22 480 (16.63%) React
23 463 (16.04%) AngularJS
24 445 (15.42%) Go
25 442 (15.32%) .NET
26 438 (15.18%) TDD
26 438 (15.18%) Opscode Chef
27 423 (14.66%) Continuous Integration
28 391 (13.55%) Node.js
29 379 (13.13%) AWS CloudFormation

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 156 (5.41%) Elasticsearch
2 77 (2.67%) Apache Spark
3 71 (2.46%) Confluence
4 42 (1.46%) Apache
5 35 (1.21%) OpenStack
6 29 (1.00%) Tomcat
7 28 (0.97%) nginx
8 19 (0.66%) IIS
8 19 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 16 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
10 14 (0.49%) Apache Solr
10 14 (0.49%) ColdFusion
11 13 (0.45%) JBoss
12 9 (0.31%) CMS
12 9 (0.31%) NServiceBus
13 8 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
13 8 (0.28%) GemFire
14 7 (0.24%) Kentico
14 7 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.10%) Sketch
2 3 (0.10%) Zeplin
3 1 (0.035%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 8 (0.28%) Magento
2 5 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.10%) Infor M3
3 3 (0.10%) Shopify
4 1 (0.035%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1,529 (52.98%) AWS
2 1,364 (47.26%) Azure
3 560 (19.40%) GCP
4 379 (13.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 304 (10.53%) SaaS
6 221 (7.66%) PaaS
7 212 (7.35%) Serverless
8 208 (7.21%) Amazon EKS
9 154 (5.34%) IaaS
10 124 (4.30%) Pulumi
11 121 (4.19%) GitHub
12 110 (3.81%) OpenShift
13 90 (3.12%) AWS Lambda
14 83 (2.88%) Amazon ECS
15 75 (2.60%) Datadog
16 67 (2.32%) Azure Active Directory
17 66 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
18 62 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
19 59 (2.04%) Amazon S3
20 34 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 75 (2.60%) Internet
2 67 (2.32%) HTTP
3 64 (2.22%) Firewall
4 61 (2.11%) DNS
5 57 (1.98%) TCP/IP
6 30 (1.04%) DHCP
7 26 (0.90%) VPN
8 21 (0.73%) Network Security
9 18 (0.62%) DMZ
10 17 (0.59%) NAS
10 17 (0.59%) SAN
11 16 (0.55%) SSL
12 15 (0.52%) HTTPS
13 11 (0.38%) OpenVPN
13 11 (0.38%) WAN
14 10 (0.35%) FTP
15 7 (0.24%) LAN
16 6 (0.21%) IPsec
16 6 (0.21%) SMTP
16 6 (0.21%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (10.40%) PostgreSQL
2 299 (10.36%) MongoDB
3 234 (8.11%) MySQL
4 229 (7.93%) SQL Server
5 202 (7.00%) NoSQL
6 142 (4.92%) Azure SQL Database
7 106 (3.67%) Redis
8 86 (2.98%) Big Data
9 81 (2.81%) Cosmos DB
10 76 (2.63%) MariaDB
11 74 (2.56%) Relational Database
12 72 (2.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 61 (2.11%) Hadoop
14 41 (1.42%) Apache Hive
15 39 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
16 30 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
17 28 (0.97%) SQLPlus
18 23 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
19 19 (0.66%) GIS
20 17 (0.59%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 673 (23.32%) Jenkins
2 628 (21.76%) Git (software)
3 243 (8.42%) GitLab
4 133 (4.61%) JIRA
5 86 (2.98%) Selenium
6 78 (2.70%) TeamCity
7 74 (2.56%) Bitbucket
8 73 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 69 (2.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 68 (2.36%) Gradle
11 65 (2.25%) Maven
12 48 (1.66%) Cucumber
13 42 (1.46%) Vagrant
14 39 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
15 36 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
15 36 (1.25%) Subversion
16 27 (0.94%) SonarQube
17 24 (0.83%) Artifactory
17 24 (0.83%) CircleCI
18 22 (0.76%) PHPUnit
General
1 261 (9.04%) Finance
2 157 (5.44%) Public Sector
3 88 (3.05%) Marketing
4 72 (2.49%) Law
5 68 (2.36%) Banking
6 61 (2.11%) Games
7 56 (1.94%) Telecoms
8 50 (1.73%) Retail
9 40 (1.39%) Electronics
10 34 (1.18%) Manufacturing
11 33 (1.14%) Legal
12 30 (1.04%) Billing
13 20 (0.69%) Automotive
14 11 (0.38%) Back Office
15 10 (0.35%) Aerospace
15 10 (0.35%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.31%) Advertising
17 4 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
18 2 (0.069%) Local Government
18 2 (0.069%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 915 (31.70%) Developer
2 904 (31.32%) DevOps Engineer
3 353 (12.23%) AWS Engineer
4 312 (10.81%) Senior Developer
5 308 (10.67%) AWS DevOps
6 302 (10.46%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 266 (9.22%) Software Engineer
8 240 (8.32%) Java Developer
9 188 (6.51%) Azure Engineer
10 184 (6.38%) Senior DevOps
11 179 (6.20%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 171 (5.93%) Cloud Engineer
13 159 (5.51%) Software Developer
14 142 (4.92%) Architect
15 141 (4.89%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 137 (4.75%) Full Stack Developer
17 113 (3.92%) .NET Developer
18 107 (3.71%) C# Developer
19 104 (3.60%) JavaScript Developer
20 103 (3.57%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 480 (16.63%) React
2 463 (16.04%) AngularJS
3 442 (15.32%) .NET
4 391 (13.55%) Node.js
5 291 (10.08%) Vue.js
6 280 (9.70%) Spring
7 264 (9.15%) Kafka
8 252 (8.73%) .NET Core
9 247 (8.56%) REST
10 212 (7.35%) Spring Boot
11 202 (7.00%) CSS
12 173 (5.99%) HTML
13 155 (5.37%) RabbitMQ
14 149 (5.16%) Web Services
15 133 (4.61%) RESTful
16 118 (4.09%) Hibernate
17 107 (3.71%) Elastic Stack
18 91 (3.15%) .NET Framework
19 90 (3.12%) GraphQL
20 62 (2.15%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 157 (5.44%) Public Cloud
2 110 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
3 101 (3.50%) Data Centre
4 96 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
5 90 (3.12%) Hybrid Cloud
6 72 (2.49%) Algorithms
7 61 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
8 60 (2.08%) Cloud Native
8 60 (2.08%) Enterprise Cloud
9 58 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
10 53 (1.84%) Data Structures
11 45 (1.56%) Mobile App
12 44 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
13 28 (0.97%) EPoS
14 27 (0.94%) User Experience
15 26 (0.90%) Private Cloud
16 23 (0.80%) Management Information System
17 20 (0.69%) Renewable Energy
18 18 (0.62%) NHS
19 16 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 866 (30.01%) Linux
2 225 (7.80%) Windows
3 102 (3.53%) Unix
4 87 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 60 (2.08%) CentOS
6 54 (1.87%) Ubuntu
7 52 (1.80%) Windows Server
8 31 (1.07%) Android
9 20 (0.69%) Apple iOS
10 19 (0.66%) Alpine Linux
10 19 (0.66%) Windows Server 2016
11 15 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
13 9 (0.31%) VMS
14 7 (0.24%) Debian
15 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.10%) Fedora
16 3 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.069%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.035%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,705 (59.08%) DevOps
2 1,446 (50.10%) Agile Software Development
3 766 (26.54%) Software Engineering
4 758 (26.26%) Microservices
5 526 (18.23%) Infrastructure as Code
6 501 (17.36%) Scrum
7 438 (15.18%) TDD
8 423 (14.66%) Continuous Integration
9 376 (13.03%) Mentoring
10 343 (11.88%) Configuration Management
11 310 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
12 278 (9.63%) Deployment Automation
13 222 (7.69%) Migration
14 209 (7.24%) Analytics
15 201 (6.96%) OOP
16 199 (6.90%) Test Automation
17 191 (6.62%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 183 (6.34%) Computer Science
19 163 (5.65%) Continuous Delivery
20 158 (5.47%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 969 (33.58%) Python
2 822 (28.48%) JavaScript
3 783 (27.13%) Java
4 643 (22.28%) C#
5 614 (21.28%) SQL
6 445 (15.42%) Go
7 376 (13.03%) Ruby
8 355 (12.30%) Bash Shell
9 329 (11.40%) TypeScript
10 320 (11.09%) PowerShell
11 200 (6.93%) PHP
12 150 (5.20%) C++
13 114 (3.95%) Scala
14 113 (3.92%) Groovy
15 93 (3.22%) Kotlin
16 64 (2.22%) Perl
17 60 (2.08%) T-SQL
18 54 (1.87%) Java 8
19 48 (1.66%) Shell Script
20 45 (1.56%) ES6
Qualifications
1 269 (9.32%) Security Cleared
2 231 (8.00%) Degree
3 226 (7.83%) SC Cleared
4 121 (4.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 99 (3.43%) AWS Certification
6 38 (1.32%) Master's Degree
7 29 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (0.97%) DV Cleared
9 22 (0.76%) CCNP
10 21 (0.73%) PhD
11 20 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
12 19 (0.66%) ISTQB
13 17 (0.59%) ISEB
13 17 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 15 (0.52%) RHCE
15 14 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 14 (0.49%) OCP
15 14 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
16 9 (0.31%) CCNA
16 9 (0.31%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (2.04%) QA
2 19 (0.66%) GDPR
3 18 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.55%) SLA
5 11 (0.38%) HIPAA
6 10 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.31%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.17%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.14%) NIST
10 2 (0.069%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.069%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.035%) IEC 62304
11 1 (0.035%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.035%) SOC 2
System Software
1 2,219 (76.89%) Docker
2 96 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 77 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (0.69%) KVM
5 20 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
6 17 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 17 (0.59%) vSphere
6 17 (0.59%) XenApp
6 17 (0.59%) XenDesktop
7 14 (0.49%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.35%) HDFS
9 9 (0.31%) VirtualBox
10 8 (0.28%) Postfix
11 7 (0.24%) Firmware
12 5 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 5 (0.17%) LXC
12 5 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.17%) Xen
13 1 (0.035%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 1,279 (44.32%) Terraform
2 610 (21.14%) Ansible
3 517 (17.91%) Puppet
4 438 (15.18%) Opscode Chef
5 147 (5.09%) Prometheus
6 141 (4.89%) Grafana
7 80 (2.77%) Packer
8 70 (2.43%) Istio
9 50 (1.73%) Nagios
10 48 (1.66%) Docker Swarm
11 39 (1.35%) Consul
11 39 (1.35%) ZABBIX
12 35 (1.21%) CFEngine
13 32 (1.11%) Graphite
14 23 (0.80%) HAProxy
15 21 (0.73%) Opsview
16 19 (0.66%) Demisto
16 19 (0.66%) Rancher
16 19 (0.66%) vRealize
17 13 (0.45%) Salt
Vendors
1 237 (8.21%) Microsoft
2 214 (7.42%) Oracle
3 197 (6.83%) Google
4 132 (4.57%) VMware
5 119 (4.12%) SaltStack
6 95 (3.29%) Red Hat
7 72 (2.49%) New Relic
8 70 (2.43%) Splunk
9 61 (2.11%) IBM
10 48 (1.66%) Atlassian
11 36 (1.25%) SAP
12 32 (1.11%) PagerDuty
13 29 (1.00%) Cisco
14 23 (0.80%) Citrix
15 22 (0.76%) Databricks
16 19 (0.66%) ArcSight
16 19 (0.66%) Dell
16 19 (0.66%) Dynatrace
16 19 (0.66%) ServiceNow
17 17 (0.59%) Infoblox