Period
to 18 November 2019

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 18 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 103 210 443
Rank change year-on-year +107 +233 +462
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 2,355 1,468 583
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.03% 1.63% 0.58%
As % of the Systems Management category 27.27% 16.81% 7.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,930 1,117 464
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,000 £36,625
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £76,250
UK median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -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 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 8,636 8,731 7,988
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 11.12% 9.67% 8.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6,544 6,750 6,497
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

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 18 November 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
South East +99 732 £60,000 +9.09% 129
North of England +77 537 £55,000 +4.76% 136
South West +113 380 £55,000 +10.00% 58
Yorkshire +92 279 £52,500 - 51
North West +40 239 £60,000 +15.38% 66
Scotland +99 225 £48,004 -3.99% 47
East of England +54 210 £55,000 -8.33% 95
Midlands +75 206 £52,500 -8.70% 73
West Midlands +43 119 £53,250 -2.29% 49
East Midlands +61 84 £52,500 -19.23% 24
Wales +3 45 £45,000 -8.24% 17
Northern Ireland +14 29 £46,250 +2.78% 2
North East +19 19 £50,000 -4.76% 19
Kubernetes
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 1,920 (81.53%) Docker
2 1,355 (57.54%) DevOps
3 1,205 (51.17%) AWS
4 1,123 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
5 926 (39.32%) Azure
6 909 (38.60%) Linux
7 786 (33.38%) Python
8 773 (32.82%) Java
9 690 (29.30%) Microservices
10 669 (28.41%) Ansible
11 621 (26.37%) Terraform
12 618 (26.24%) Jenkins
13 592 (25.14%) Software Engineering
14 573 (24.33%) JavaScript
15 570 (24.20%) GCP
16 563 (23.91%) Git (software)
17 528 (22.42%) Puppet
18 463 (19.66%) SQL
19 433 (18.39%) .NET
20 426 (18.09%) Continuous Integration
21 425 (18.05%) C#
22 402 (17.07%) Opscode Chef
23 389 (16.52%) Bash Shell
24 383 (16.26%) Node.js
25 374 (15.88%) React
26 344 (14.61%) Google
27 339 (14.39%) Configuration Management
28 329 (13.97%) Scrum
29 305 (12.95%) AngularJS
30 298 (12.65%) Windows

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
1 139 (5.90%) Elasticsearch
2 105 (4.46%) OpenStack
3 103 (4.37%) Confluence
4 81 (3.44%) Apache
5 70 (2.97%) Apache Spark
6 66 (2.80%) nginx
6 66 (2.80%) Tomcat
7 39 (1.66%) CMS
8 35 (1.49%) WebLogic
9 32 (1.36%) JBoss
10 29 (1.23%) Drupal
11 28 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
12 18 (0.76%) IIS
13 17 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
13 17 (0.72%) WordPress
14 15 (0.64%) SugarCRM
14 15 (0.64%) WebSphere
15 11 (0.47%) Apache Solr
15 11 (0.47%) SharePoint
16 9 (0.38%) CloudStack
Applications
1 18 (0.76%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.085%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.085%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.042%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.042%) Weka
Business Applications
1 7 (0.30%) Magento
2 3 (0.13%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
3 2 (0.085%) OpenCart
3 2 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.042%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.042%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.042%) Revive Adserver
4 1 (0.042%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1,205 (51.17%) AWS
2 926 (39.32%) Azure
3 570 (24.20%) GCP
4 182 (7.73%) SaaS
5 138 (5.86%) GitHub
6 133 (5.65%) OpenShift
7 117 (4.97%) PaaS
8 115 (4.88%) AWS CloudFormation
8 115 (4.88%) IaaS
9 95 (4.03%) Serverless
10 82 (3.48%) Amazon EC2
11 72 (3.06%) Amazon S3
12 65 (2.76%) Amazon ECS
13 63 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
14 46 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
15 36 (1.53%) Office 365
16 31 (1.32%) npm
17 29 (1.23%) IBM Cloud
18 24 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 20 (0.85%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 126 (5.35%) Firewall
2 125 (5.31%) TCP/IP
3 68 (2.89%) DNS
4 61 (2.59%) VPN
5 49 (2.08%) HTTPS
6 39 (1.66%) Internet
7 23 (0.98%) DHCP
8 19 (0.81%) HTTP
9 18 (0.76%) SSL
10 17 (0.72%) VLAN
11 13 (0.55%) DMZ
12 12 (0.51%) LAN
13 11 (0.47%) WAN
14 10 (0.42%) SMTP
15 8 (0.34%) VSAN
16 7 (0.30%) Network Security
16 7 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (0.30%) Wireshark
17 5 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
17 5 (0.21%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (11.30%) MongoDB
2 265 (11.25%) MySQL
3 249 (10.57%) NoSQL
4 177 (7.52%) SQL Server
5 172 (7.30%) PostgreSQL
6 134 (5.69%) Big Data
7 91 (3.86%) Apache Cassandra
8 81 (3.44%) Relational Database
9 77 (3.27%) Redis
10 66 (2.80%) Hadoop
11 57 (2.42%) Amazon RDS
12 39 (1.66%) Cosmos DB
13 31 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 29 (1.23%) RDBMS
15 28 (1.19%) MariaDB
16 24 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
17 23 (0.98%) Hazelcast
18 18 (0.76%) Blockchain
19 15 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
20 14 (0.59%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 618 (26.24%) Jenkins
2 563 (23.91%) Git (software)
3 228 (9.68%) JIRA
4 118 (5.01%) Maven
5 103 (4.37%) TeamCity
6 89 (3.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 85 (3.61%) Bitbucket
8 81 (3.44%) GitLab
9 75 (3.18%) Selenium
10 62 (2.63%) Cucumber
10 62 (2.63%) Subversion
11 61 (2.59%) Gradle
12 58 (2.46%) Visual Studio Team System
13 54 (2.29%) CircleCI
14 47 (2.00%) JUnit
15 42 (1.78%) git-flow
16 37 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
17 36 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
18 33 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
19 31 (1.32%) Mocha
General
1 266 (11.30%) Finance
2 94 (3.99%) Retail
3 87 (3.69%) Banking
4 69 (2.93%) Games
5 47 (2.00%) Automotive
6 44 (1.87%) Marketing
7 35 (1.49%) Public Sector
8 19 (0.81%) Law
9 18 (0.76%) Telecoms
10 12 (0.51%) Legal
10 12 (0.51%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.38%) Advertising
12 8 (0.34%) Publishing
13 7 (0.30%) Electronics
13 7 (0.30%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.25%) Back Office
14 6 (0.25%) Online Betting
15 5 (0.21%) Japanese Language
15 5 (0.21%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 675 (28.66%) Developer
2 668 (28.37%) DevOps Engineer
3 298 (12.65%) Software Engineer
4 196 (8.32%) Senior Developer
5 187 (7.94%) Cloud Engineer
6 166 (7.05%) Java Developer
7 152 (6.45%) .NET Developer
8 137 (5.82%) Senior DevOps
9 124 (5.27%) Software Developer
10 118 (5.01%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 105 (4.46%) AWS Engineer
12 101 (4.29%) Platform Engineer
13 97 (4.12%) Java Engineer
14 96 (4.08%) Linux Engineer
15 85 (3.61%) Architect
16 79 (3.35%) Java Software Engineer
17 78 (3.31%) Senior Java Developer
18 76 (3.23%) Site Reliability Engineer
19 73 (3.10%) Kubernetes Engineer
20 71 (3.01%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 433 (18.39%) .NET
2 383 (16.26%) Node.js
3 374 (15.88%) React
4 305 (12.95%) AngularJS
5 275 (11.68%) Spring
6 270 (11.46%) Kafka
7 242 (10.28%) Web Services
8 217 (9.21%) .NET Core
9 204 (8.66%) HTML
10 201 (8.54%) REST
11 184 (7.81%) Spring Boot
12 173 (7.35%) CSS
13 155 (6.58%) ASP.NET
14 131 (5.56%) RESTful
15 121 (5.14%) RabbitMQ
16 112 (4.76%) Vue.js
17 108 (4.59%) Elastic Stack
18 99 (4.20%) .NET Framework
19 93 (3.95%) JSON
20 68 (2.89%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 176 (7.47%) Greenfield Project
2 146 (6.20%) Public Cloud
3 118 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
4 80 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
5 67 (2.85%) Linux Command Line
6 66 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
7 57 (2.42%) Cloud Native
7 57 (2.42%) Data Centre
8 52 (2.21%) Algorithms
9 45 (1.91%) Mobile App
10 42 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
11 39 (1.66%) User Experience
12 35 (1.49%) Private Cloud
13 31 (1.32%) Data Structures
14 28 (1.19%) Virtual Team
15 27 (1.15%) Renewable Energy
16 23 (0.98%) iPad
17 18 (0.76%) Clustering
18 17 (0.72%) Replication
19 16 (0.68%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 909 (38.60%) Linux
2 298 (12.65%) Windows
3 125 (5.31%) Unix
4 124 (5.27%) CentOS
5 104 (4.42%) Windows Server
6 97 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 65 (2.76%) Android
8 57 (2.42%) Apple iOS
9 49 (2.08%) Ubuntu
10 28 (1.19%) Debian
11 25 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (0.51%) Fedora
13 11 (0.47%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.42%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.30%) Solaris
15 7 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
16 6 (0.25%) AIX
17 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
18 4 (0.17%) Windows 10
19 3 (0.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,355 (57.54%) DevOps
2 1,123 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
3 690 (29.30%) Microservices
4 592 (25.14%) Software Engineering
5 426 (18.09%) Continuous Integration
6 339 (14.39%) Configuration Management
7 329 (13.97%) Scrum
8 296 (12.57%) Test Automation
9 285 (12.10%) TDD
10 243 (10.32%) Open Source
11 228 (9.68%) Mentoring
12 210 (8.92%) MVC
13 199 (8.45%) Computer Science
14 198 (8.41%) Infrastructure as Code
15 186 (7.90%) Problem-Solving
16 180 (7.64%) Continuous Delivery
17 149 (6.33%) E-Commerce
17 149 (6.33%) SDLC
18 140 (5.94%) Kanban
19 128 (5.44%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 786 (33.38%) Python
2 773 (32.82%) Java
3 573 (24.33%) JavaScript
4 463 (19.66%) SQL
5 425 (18.05%) C#
6 389 (16.52%) Bash Shell
7 256 (10.87%) PowerShell
8 224 (9.51%) Go
9 223 (9.47%) Ruby
10 182 (7.73%) PHP
11 144 (6.11%) C++
12 138 (5.86%) TypeScript
13 106 (4.50%) C
14 97 (4.12%) Perl
15 88 (3.74%) Kotlin
16 75 (3.18%) Java 8
17 67 (2.85%) Shell Script
18 62 (2.63%) Groovy
19 60 (2.55%) Scala
20 38 (1.61%) ES6
Qualifications
1 235 (9.98%) Degree
2 107 (4.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 79 (3.35%) Security Cleared
4 52 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 47 (2.00%) SC Cleared
6 34 (1.44%) MCSE
7 32 (1.36%) CCNA
7 32 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (1.36%) CISSP
7 32 (1.36%) CompTIA Security+
7 32 (1.36%) DV Cleared
7 32 (1.36%) GIAC
7 32 (1.36%) Linux+ Certification
7 32 (1.36%) Network+ Certification
7 32 (1.36%) SANS
7 32 (1.36%) SSCP
8 31 (1.32%) AWS Certification
9 24 (1.02%) RHCE
10 21 (0.89%) Master's Degree
11 11 (0.47%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (4.59%) QA
2 29 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (0.68%) SLA
4 10 (0.42%) GDPR
5 7 (0.30%) HIPAA
6 6 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.17%) SEPA
8 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.042%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.042%) NCSC
System Software
1 1,920 (81.53%) Docker
2 87 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (2.55%) Active Directory
4 44 (1.87%) Hyper-V
5 29 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (1.06%) VirtualBox
6 25 (1.06%) vSphere
7 22 (0.93%) oVirt
7 22 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (0.76%) RHEV
9 17 (0.72%) NFS
10 15 (0.64%) Xen
11 11 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
12 10 (0.42%) KVM
13 9 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 9 (0.38%) LXC
14 8 (0.34%) HDFS
14 8 (0.34%) Samba
15 7 (0.30%) Ceph
15 7 (0.30%) iptables
Systems Management
1 669 (28.41%) Ansible
2 621 (26.37%) Terraform
3 528 (22.42%) Puppet
4 402 (17.07%) Opscode Chef
5 117 (4.97%) Prometheus
6 105 (4.46%) Docker Swarm
7 69 (2.93%) Grafana
8 61 (2.59%) Nagios
9 51 (2.17%) Packer
10 41 (1.74%) Kibana
10 41 (1.74%) ZABBIX
11 31 (1.32%) Graphite
12 25 (1.06%) logstash
13 24 (1.02%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 24 (1.02%) Salt
14 22 (0.93%) Consul
15 19 (0.81%) Mesos
15 19 (0.81%) yum
16 18 (0.76%) Rancher
17 14 (0.59%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 344 (14.61%) Google
2 202 (8.58%) Microsoft
3 135 (5.73%) Red Hat
4 117 (4.97%) VMware
5 112 (4.76%) Oracle
6 57 (2.42%) Atlassian
7 45 (1.91%) Splunk
8 37 (1.57%) Cisco
9 36 (1.53%) ServiceNow
10 32 (1.36%) IBM
11 31 (1.32%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 28 (1.19%) Sitecore
13 23 (0.98%) hybris
14 21 (0.89%) CyberArk
14 21 (0.89%) Symantec
15 20 (0.85%) ForgeRock
16 19 (0.81%) Dynatrace
16 19 (0.81%) SAP
17 17 (0.72%) AppDynamics
18 16 (0.68%) SaltStack