Period
to

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

Kubernetes (k8s)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 41 38 58
Rank change year-on-year -3 +20 +59
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 4,582 3,949 1,514
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 6.09% 6.58% 4.52%
As % of the Systems Management category 44.55% 44.13% 34.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3,083 2,927 1,283
10th Percentile £46,250 £38,750 £36,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £46,250 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% -
75th Percentile £85,000 £72,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +10.71% - -

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 10,285 8,949 4,354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.67% 14.90% 13.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6,433 6,295 3,483
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.45% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £63,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £69,447 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +6.84% +8.33% +4.35%

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 19 August 2022.

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 19 August 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
North of England -10 1,359 £70,000 +16.67% 137
South East -16 1,201 £70,000 +7.69% 84
North West +4 766 £70,000 +16.67% 72
South West +4 595 £67,350 +22.45% 57
Midlands -7 526 £70,000 +16.67% 62
Yorkshire -23 460 £70,000 +21.74% 45
Scotland +17 451 £62,500 +4.17% 47
West Midlands -16 368 £70,000 +16.67% 39
East of England -27 264 £70,000 +16.67% 52
East Midlands +22 158 £67,500 +17.39% 23
North East +1 133 £70,000 +40.00% 20
Wales -6 131 £55,000 +10.00% 6
Northern Ireland +13 95 £52,500 +2.44% 11
Channel Islands - 4 £100,000 - 1
Isle of Man +10 1 £90,000 +125.00% 1
Kubernetes
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 3,212 (70.10%) Docker
2 2,953 (64.45%) AWS
3 2,643 (57.68%) Agile
4 2,354 (51.37%) DevOps
5 1,996 (43.56%) Azure
6 1,670 (36.45%) CI/CD
7 1,630 (35.57%) Java
8 1,617 (35.29%) Software Engineering
9 1,461 (31.89%) Python
10 1,327 (28.96%) Terraform
11 1,273 (27.78%) Linux
12 1,268 (27.67%) Finance
13 1,221 (26.65%) Microservices
14 1,093 (23.85%) JavaScript
15 1,046 (22.83%) SQL
16 1,009 (22.02%) Jenkins
17 999 (21.80%) C#
18 979 (21.37%) React
19 921 (20.10%) Ansible
20 915 (19.97%) .NET
21 912 (19.90%) Go
22 900 (19.64%) Git (software)
23 885 (19.31%) Containerisation
24 875 (19.10%) Infrastructure as Code
25 846 (18.46%) GCP
26 695 (15.17%) Kafka
27 666 (14.54%) Social Skills
28 650 (14.19%) Azure DevOps
29 648 (14.14%) Spring
30 645 (14.08%) Scrum

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
1 169 (3.69%) Apache
2 155 (3.38%) Apache Solr
3 128 (2.79%) Confluence
4 109 (2.38%) Apache Spark
5 87 (1.90%) OpenStack
6 69 (1.51%) Tomcat
7 65 (1.42%) IIS
8 61 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
9 52 (1.13%) JBoss
10 46 (1.00%) Apache Airflow
11 38 (0.83%) nginx
11 38 (0.83%) WebSphere
12 25 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
13 19 (0.41%) WebLogic
14 17 (0.37%) GlassFish
15 12 (0.26%) MS Exchange
16 10 (0.22%) Drupal
16 10 (0.22%) OpenZeppelin
16 10 (0.22%) Red Hat Fuse
17 9 (0.20%) Ethereum
Applications
1 37 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.20%) Campfire
4 2 (0.044%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.022%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.022%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 31 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
3 9 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.087%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.087%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.044%) Eikon
5 2 (0.044%) Magento
5 2 (0.044%) Maximo
5 2 (0.044%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.022%) Odoo
6 1 (0.022%) Shopify
6 1 (0.022%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 2,953 (64.45%) AWS
2 1,996 (43.56%) Azure
3 846 (18.46%) GCP
4 650 (14.19%) Azure DevOps
5 493 (10.76%) SaaS
6 433 (9.45%) Serverless
7 415 (9.06%) OpenShift
8 402 (8.77%) GitHub
9 371 (8.10%) AWS CloudFormation
10 250 (5.46%) AWS Lambda
11 175 (3.82%) Amazon ECS
12 170 (3.71%) PaaS
13 155 (3.38%) Azure AKS
14 144 (3.14%) Cloud Functions
15 138 (3.01%) Amazon Kinesis
16 137 (2.99%) Amazon S3
17 135 (2.95%) Amazon EKS
18 131 (2.86%) IaaS
19 124 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
20 118 (2.58%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 172 (3.75%) Firewall
2 130 (2.84%) Internet
3 99 (2.16%) DNS
4 87 (1.90%) HTTP
5 62 (1.35%) TCP/IP
6 59 (1.29%) Kerberos
7 46 (1.00%) AMQP
8 45 (0.98%) Software-Defined Networking
9 44 (0.96%) DHCP
10 33 (0.72%) Broadband
11 32 (0.70%) LAN
12 30 (0.65%) WAN
13 29 (0.63%) SMTP
14 27 (0.59%) MQTT
14 27 (0.59%) VPN
15 22 (0.48%) SAN
16 20 (0.44%) SD-WAN
17 15 (0.33%) NAS
17 15 (0.33%) SSH
18 14 (0.31%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 587 (12.81%) PostgreSQL
2 469 (10.24%) NoSQL
3 361 (7.88%) SQL Server
4 277 (6.05%) MongoDB
5 253 (5.52%) MySQL
6 248 (5.41%) Relational Database
7 220 (4.80%) Redis
8 219 (4.78%) Big Data
9 176 (3.84%) Elasticsearch
10 93 (2.03%) Azure SQL Database
11 83 (1.81%) BigQuery
12 79 (1.72%) Flink
13 78 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
14 58 (1.27%) Hadoop
15 56 (1.22%) Amazon Athena
16 55 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
16 55 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
17 51 (1.11%) DynamoDB
18 44 (0.96%) Cloud Spanner
19 40 (0.87%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1,009 (22.02%) Jenkins
2 900 (19.64%) Git (software)
3 330 (7.20%) GitLab
4 274 (5.98%) JIRA
5 205 (4.47%) Maven
6 136 (2.97%) Selenium
7 123 (2.68%) Octopus Deploy
8 114 (2.49%) Artifactory
9 113 (2.47%) Subversion
10 104 (2.27%) TeamCity
11 98 (2.14%) Bitbucket
12 90 (1.96%) Gradle
13 88 (1.92%) Travis CI
14 83 (1.81%) Ant
15 77 (1.68%) CircleCI
16 58 (1.27%) SpecFlow
17 56 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
18 55 (1.20%) IBM UrbanCode
19 53 (1.16%) Cypress.io
19 53 (1.16%) JUnit
General
1 1,268 (27.67%) Finance
2 666 (14.54%) Social Skills
3 354 (7.73%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 329 (7.18%) Banking
5 229 (5.00%) Games
6 226 (4.93%) Law
7 212 (4.63%) Retail
8 211 (4.60%) Public Sector
9 171 (3.73%) Manufacturing
10 163 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
11 112 (2.44%) Legal
12 69 (1.51%) Telecoms
13 64 (1.40%) Marketing
14 63 (1.37%) Automotive
15 46 (1.00%) Presentation Skills
16 42 (0.92%) Advertising
17 34 (0.74%) Influencing Skills
18 31 (0.68%) Aerospace
19 29 (0.63%) Retail Banking
20 28 (0.61%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 1,614 (35.22%) Developer
2 775 (16.91%) DevOps Engineer
3 613 (13.38%) Software Engineer
4 407 (8.88%) Senior Developer
5 406 (8.86%) Java Developer
6 380 (8.29%) Cloud Engineer
7 243 (5.30%) C# Developer
8 207 (4.52%) Senior Java Developer
9 162 (3.54%) Full Stack Developer
10 158 (3.45%) Senior DevOps
11 154 (3.36%) AWS Engineer
11 154 (3.36%) Senior Software Engineer
12 147 (3.21%) Software Developer
13 146 (3.19%) Architect
14 145 (3.16%) Azure Engineer
15 144 (3.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 142 (3.10%) Java Engineer
17 134 (2.92%) PHP Developer
18 121 (2.64%) AWS DevOps
19 120 (2.62%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 979 (21.37%) React
2 915 (19.97%) .NET
3 695 (15.17%) Kafka
4 648 (14.14%) Spring
5 586 (12.79%) .NET Core
6 562 (12.27%) Node.js
7 515 (11.24%) AngularJS
8 432 (9.43%) Spring Boot
9 402 (8.77%) RESTful
10 331 (7.22%) REST
11 305 (6.66%) CSS
12 226 (4.93%) Vue.js
13 220 (4.80%) HTML
14 211 (4.60%) RabbitMQ
15 197 (4.30%) Web Services
16 189 (4.12%) Elastic Stack
17 180 (3.93%) ASP.NET
18 152 (3.32%) .NET Framework
19 141 (3.08%) Laravel
20 126 (2.75%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 351 (7.66%) Cloud Native
2 246 (5.37%) Greenfield Project
3 245 (5.35%) Virtual Team
4 189 (4.12%) Algorithms
5 163 (3.56%) Linux Command Line
6 161 (3.51%) Social Media
7 148 (3.23%) Life Science
8 141 (3.08%) Public Cloud
9 132 (2.88%) User Experience
10 129 (2.82%) Data Structures
11 104 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
12 91 (1.99%) Data Centre
13 88 (1.92%) Tandem
14 77 (1.68%) Mobile Payment
15 75 (1.64%) Cyberattack
16 72 (1.57%) Mobile App
17 66 (1.44%) Blog
18 63 (1.37%) Private Cloud
19 61 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
20 59 (1.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1,273 (27.78%) Linux
2 437 (9.54%) Windows
3 325 (7.09%) Unix
4 132 (2.88%) Windows Server
5 99 (2.16%) CentOS
6 60 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 51 (1.11%) Android
8 48 (1.05%) Mesosphere
9 42 (0.92%) Apple iOS
10 28 (0.61%) AIX
11 18 (0.39%) Ubuntu
12 14 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
12 14 (0.31%) VMS
13 13 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
14 12 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (0.24%) Debian
15 11 (0.24%) Mac OS
16 10 (0.22%) Windows 7
16 10 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
16 10 (0.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,643 (57.68%) Agile
2 2,354 (51.37%) DevOps
3 1,670 (36.45%) CI/CD
4 1,617 (35.29%) Software Engineering
5 1,221 (26.65%) Microservices
6 885 (19.31%) Containerisation
7 875 (19.10%) Infrastructure as Code
8 645 (14.08%) Scrum
9 619 (13.51%) Test Automation
10 618 (13.49%) Full Stack Development
11 575 (12.55%) Mentoring
12 569 (12.42%) Coaching
13 501 (10.93%) Continuous Integration
14 496 (10.82%) TDD
15 433 (9.45%) Configuration Management
16 427 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
17 414 (9.04%) Computer Science
18 399 (8.71%) SDLC
19 387 (8.45%) Fintech
20 371 (8.10%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 1,630 (35.57%) Java
2 1,461 (31.89%) Python
3 1,093 (23.85%) JavaScript
4 1,046 (22.83%) SQL
5 999 (21.80%) C#
6 912 (19.90%) Go
7 540 (11.79%) Bash
8 486 (10.61%) TypeScript
9 479 (10.45%) PowerShell
10 315 (6.87%) PHP
11 272 (5.94%) Ruby
11 272 (5.94%) T-SQL
12 209 (4.56%) Kotlin
13 168 (3.67%) Shell Script
14 159 (3.47%) Scala
15 146 (3.19%) C++
16 134 (2.92%) Perl
17 98 (2.14%) ES6
18 76 (1.66%) Groovy
19 67 (1.46%) C
Qualifications
1 362 (7.90%) Degree
2 292 (6.37%) Security Cleared
3 218 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 197 (4.30%) AWS Certification
5 192 (4.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 83 (1.81%) Azure Certification
7 73 (1.59%) OCP
7 73 (1.59%) Oracle Certification
8 63 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (0.68%) DV Cleared
10 20 (0.44%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
11 19 (0.41%) PhD
11 19 (0.41%) RHCE
12 16 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
12 16 (0.35%) PMI Certification
13 15 (0.33%) ISTQB
14 12 (0.26%) Master's Degree
15 11 (0.24%) AWS Certified Developer
15 11 (0.24%) AWS Certified SysOps Administrator
16 10 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (3.03%) QA
2 51 (1.11%) PCI DSS
3 49 (1.07%) Data Quality
4 34 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 25 (0.55%) Accessibility
6 22 (0.48%) GDPR
7 17 (0.37%) SLA
8 16 (0.35%) GRC
9 12 (0.26%) SOC 1
9 12 (0.26%) SOC 2
10 11 (0.24%) NIST
11 10 (0.22%) WCAG
12 8 (0.17%) ISO 9001
13 6 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
13 6 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 5 (0.11%) ISO 13485
15 4 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 3 (0.065%) IFRS
16 3 (0.065%) IFRS 9
16 3 (0.065%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3,212 (70.10%) Docker
2 119 (2.60%) Active Directory
3 102 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 88 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
5 43 (0.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 32 (0.70%) vSphere
7 25 (0.55%) Hyper-V
8 23 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
9 19 (0.41%) KVM
10 16 (0.35%) GlusterFS
11 14 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.22%) Xen
13 9 (0.20%) Ceph
14 8 (0.17%) etcd
15 7 (0.15%) VMware NSX
16 6 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 6 (0.13%) NFS
17 5 (0.11%) Snort
18 4 (0.087%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1,327 (28.96%) Terraform
2 921 (20.10%) Ansible
3 421 (9.19%) Puppet
4 334 (7.29%) Opscode Chef
5 181 (3.95%) Prometheus
6 176 (3.84%) Grafana
7 91 (1.99%) Istio
8 80 (1.75%) Kibana
9 75 (1.64%) Consul
10 59 (1.29%) logstash
11 48 (1.05%) Automic
12 41 (0.89%) Packer
13 40 (0.87%) Rancher
14 37 (0.81%) ZABBIX
15 32 (0.70%) Nagios
16 26 (0.57%) HAProxy
17 23 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
17 23 (0.50%) HP Fortify
18 19 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
19 18 (0.39%) Argo
Vendors
1 510 (11.13%) Microsoft
2 326 (7.11%) Google
3 239 (5.22%) Oracle
4 152 (3.32%) Red Hat
5 143 (3.12%) Twitter
6 135 (2.95%) VMware
7 126 (2.75%) Splunk
8 57 (1.24%) Hitachi
9 46 (1.00%) Dynatrace
10 43 (0.94%) IBM
11 42 (0.92%) SAP
12 32 (0.70%) Databricks
13 30 (0.65%) Atlassian
14 28 (0.61%) SolarWinds
15 22 (0.48%) New Relic
15 22 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
15 22 (0.48%) Sony
16 21 (0.46%) BT
16 21 (0.46%) F5
17 19 (0.41%) QinetiQ