Period
to 29 October 2020

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 29 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 100 217
Rank change year-on-year +56 +117 +258
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 1,529 2,358 1,427
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.49% 2.99% 1.54%
As % of the Systems Management category 38.82% 26.52% 16.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,615 2,055 1,191
Median annual salary £53,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.64% - -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -

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 3,939 8,892 8,751
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.15% 11.29% 9.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3,191 6,644 6,776
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £33,000 £29,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 29 October 2020.

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 29 October 2020. 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 +66 443 £57,500 -4.17% 131
North of England +70 432 £55,000 - 153
North West +94 222 £55,000 -8.33% 90
South West +20 195 £51,750 -5.91% 51
Midlands +103 187 £55,000 +4.76% 63
Yorkshire +43 182 £55,000 +4.76% 47
West Midlands +126 156 £56,250 +4.17% 47
Scotland +16 106 £50,000 - 36
Wales +77 85 £47,500 +5.56% 11
East of England +43 65 £52,500 -4.55% 39
East Midlands +32 31 £47,500 -5.00% 16
North East +32 27 £52,500 +5.00% 16
Northern Ireland +2 19 £55,000 +18.92% 8
Isle of Man - 1 - -
Kubernetes
UK

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, 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 1,186 (77.57%) Docker
2 879 (57.49%) DevOps
3 706 (46.17%) AWS
4 654 (42.77%) Agile Software Development
5 619 (40.48%) Azure
6 547 (35.78%) Terraform
7 541 (35.38%) Python
8 507 (33.16%) Linux
9 395 (25.83%) Microservices
10 363 (23.74%) Java
11 361 (23.61%) Ansible
12 351 (22.96%) JavaScript
13 343 (22.43%) SQL
14 333 (21.78%) Jenkins
15 317 (20.73%) Git (software)
16 297 (19.42%) Software Engineering
17 294 (19.23%) C#
18 288 (18.84%) Puppet
19 284 (18.57%) .NET
20 276 (18.05%) GCP
21 261 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
22 247 (16.15%) Opscode Chef
23 233 (15.24%) Scrum
24 213 (13.93%) Bash Shell
24 213 (13.93%) React
25 205 (13.41%) Infrastructure as Code
26 190 (12.43%) TDD
27 180 (11.77%) AngularJS
28 169 (11.05%) SQL Server
29 165 (10.79%) 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
1 116 (7.59%) Elasticsearch
2 94 (6.15%) Apache
3 71 (4.64%) Apache Spark
4 55 (3.60%) Confluence
5 23 (1.50%) OpenStack
6 20 (1.31%) nginx
7 18 (1.18%) Tomcat
8 16 (1.05%) JBoss
9 15 (0.98%) IIS
9 15 (0.98%) SharePoint
10 12 (0.78%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.46%) GlassFish
11 7 (0.46%) NServiceBus
12 6 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (0.39%) ColdFusion
12 6 (0.39%) Site Server
13 5 (0.33%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.26%) Tornado
14 4 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (0.85%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.20%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 8 (0.52%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 8 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.20%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.065%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 706 (46.17%) AWS
2 619 (40.48%) Azure
3 276 (18.05%) GCP
4 151 (9.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 128 (8.37%) SaaS
6 115 (7.52%) GitHub
7 86 (5.62%) Serverless
8 81 (5.30%) OpenShift
9 77 (5.04%) PaaS
10 62 (4.05%) Amazon EKS
11 54 (3.53%) AWS Lambda
12 52 (3.40%) IaaS
13 41 (2.68%) Amazon EC2
14 38 (2.49%) Amazon S3
15 32 (2.09%) Stackdriver
16 29 (1.90%) Datadog
17 28 (1.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 26 (1.70%) Amazon ECS
19 25 (1.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 22 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.94%) Firewall
2 31 (2.03%) TCP/IP
3 30 (1.96%) HTTP
3 30 (1.96%) VPN
4 25 (1.64%) DNS
5 15 (0.98%) Software-Defined Networking
6 11 (0.72%) WAN
7 10 (0.65%) LAN
8 9 (0.59%) Internet
8 9 (0.59%) Network Security
9 8 (0.52%) DHCP
9 8 (0.52%) NetScaler
10 7 (0.46%) CTI
10 7 (0.46%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.39%) SAN
11 6 (0.39%) VSAN
12 5 (0.33%) SSL
13 4 (0.26%) Skype
14 3 (0.20%) Kerberos
14 3 (0.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (11.05%) SQL Server
2 155 (10.14%) PostgreSQL
3 149 (9.74%) NoSQL
4 134 (8.76%) MySQL
5 113 (7.39%) MongoDB
6 88 (5.76%) Big Data
7 60 (3.92%) Redis
8 48 (3.14%) Hadoop
9 42 (2.75%) Azure SQL Database
10 37 (2.42%) Relational Database
11 34 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
12 27 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
13 26 (1.70%) MariaDB
14 25 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 19 (1.24%) Cosmos DB
16 15 (0.98%) Neo4j
17 14 (0.92%) Oracle Database
18 12 (0.78%) CouchDB
19 9 (0.59%) DB2
20 8 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 333 (21.78%) Jenkins
2 317 (20.73%) Git (software)
3 94 (6.15%) JIRA
4 91 (5.95%) GitLab
5 74 (4.84%) Selenium
6 65 (4.25%) TeamCity
7 52 (3.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 44 (2.88%) Octopus Deploy
9 42 (2.75%) Gradle
10 38 (2.49%) Bitbucket
11 35 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 34 (2.22%) JUnit
13 28 (1.83%) Maven
13 28 (1.83%) Travis CI
14 26 (1.70%) Sonatype Nexus
15 25 (1.64%) PHPUnit
15 25 (1.64%) SonarQube
16 21 (1.37%) CircleCI
17 20 (1.31%) Artifactory
18 19 (1.24%) Cucumber
General
1 155 (10.14%) Finance
2 82 (5.36%) Public Sector
3 46 (3.01%) Law
4 37 (2.42%) Games
5 34 (2.22%) Marketing
6 31 (2.03%) Retail
7 22 (1.44%) Banking
7 22 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.18%) Electronics
9 16 (1.05%) Manufacturing
10 13 (0.85%) Advertising
11 8 (0.52%) Legal
12 6 (0.39%) Billing
12 6 (0.39%) Digital Economy
13 5 (0.33%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.33%) Back Office
14 4 (0.26%) Automotive
14 4 (0.26%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.20%) Local Government
16 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 514 (33.62%) Developer
2 453 (29.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 162 (10.60%) AWS Engineer
3 162 (10.60%) Senior Developer
4 134 (8.76%) AWS DevOps
4 134 (8.76%) Software Engineer
5 123 (8.04%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 115 (7.52%) Java Developer
7 84 (5.49%) Software Developer
8 82 (5.36%) Architect
8 82 (5.36%) Senior DevOps
8 82 (5.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 74 (4.84%) Azure Engineer
10 72 (4.71%) Cloud Engineer
11 68 (4.45%) .NET Developer
12 61 (3.99%) PHP Developer
13 58 (3.79%) Python Developer
14 56 (3.66%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 54 (3.53%) Linux Engineer
16 50 (3.27%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (18.57%) .NET
2 213 (13.93%) React
3 180 (11.77%) AngularJS
4 164 (10.73%) Node.js
5 161 (10.53%) .NET Core
6 144 (9.42%) Spring
7 136 (8.89%) Kafka
8 129 (8.44%) CSS
9 127 (8.31%) RabbitMQ
10 124 (8.11%) HTML
11 120 (7.85%) Vue.js
12 116 (7.59%) REST
13 92 (6.02%) Spring Boot
14 74 (4.84%) RESTful
15 61 (3.99%) Web Services
16 54 (3.53%) Elastic Stack
17 49 (3.20%) Redux
18 43 (2.81%) Laravel
19 40 (2.62%) ASP.NET
20 39 (2.55%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 67 (4.38%) Public Cloud
2 63 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
3 47 (3.07%) Cloud Native
4 42 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (2.68%) Data Centre
5 41 (2.68%) User Experience
6 33 (2.16%) Algorithms
7 32 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
8 31 (2.03%) Mobile App
9 27 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
10 26 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
11 24 (1.57%) Enterprise Cloud
12 17 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
13 16 (1.05%) Data Structures
14 13 (0.85%) Blog
15 9 (0.59%) Cybercrime
16 8 (0.52%) NHS
16 8 (0.52%) PlayStation
16 8 (0.52%) Private Cloud
17 7 (0.46%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 507 (33.16%) Linux
2 165 (10.79%) Windows
3 67 (4.38%) CentOS
3 67 (4.38%) Unix
4 55 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 41 (2.68%) Windows Server
6 28 (1.83%) Ubuntu
7 20 (1.31%) Android
8 19 (1.24%) Debian
9 13 (0.85%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.52%) CoreOS
10 8 (0.52%) Mesosphere
10 8 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.33%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (0.13%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.13%) Fedora
13 2 (0.13%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.065%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 879 (57.49%) DevOps
2 654 (42.77%) Agile Software Development
3 395 (25.83%) Microservices
4 297 (19.42%) Software Engineering
5 261 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
6 233 (15.24%) Scrum
7 205 (13.41%) Infrastructure as Code
8 190 (12.43%) TDD
9 160 (10.46%) Test Automation
10 145 (9.48%) Migration
10 145 (9.48%) Problem-Solving
11 143 (9.35%) Deployment Automation
12 140 (9.16%) Configuration Management
13 134 (8.76%) Mentoring
14 106 (6.93%) Open Source
15 84 (5.49%) Machine Learning
16 83 (5.43%) Computer Science
17 80 (5.23%) Analytics
18 77 (5.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 77 (5.04%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 541 (35.38%) Python
2 363 (23.74%) Java
3 351 (22.96%) JavaScript
4 343 (22.43%) SQL
5 294 (19.23%) C#
6 213 (13.93%) Bash Shell
7 152 (9.94%) PowerShell
8 151 (9.88%) Go
9 128 (8.37%) PHP
10 109 (7.13%) Ruby
11 100 (6.54%) TypeScript
12 76 (4.97%) C++
13 60 (3.92%) Java 8
14 52 (3.40%) Scala
15 37 (2.42%) Kotlin
16 28 (1.83%) Groovy
17 26 (1.70%) C
17 26 (1.70%) Shell Script
18 23 (1.50%) Perl
19 14 (0.92%) Rust
Qualifications
1 121 (7.91%) Degree
2 75 (4.91%) Security Cleared
3 68 (4.45%) SC Cleared
4 49 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 46 (3.01%) AWS Certification
6 18 (1.18%) ISTQB
7 16 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (0.98%) CCNP
9 14 (0.92%) RHCE
10 13 (0.85%) CCNA
11 12 (0.78%) ISEB
12 10 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (0.52%) PhD
14 7 (0.46%) MCSE
15 6 (0.39%) DV Cleared
16 5 (0.33%) CCIE
17 4 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 3 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.20%) QA
2 25 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.24%) SLA
4 11 (0.72%) NIST
5 10 (0.65%) GDPR
6 6 (0.39%) ISO 22301
6 6 (0.39%) PMO
7 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.26%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.20%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.13%) IEC 62304
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 13485
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.13%) NCSC
9 2 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,186 (77.57%) Docker
2 67 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (2.35%) Active Directory
4 23 (1.50%) VirtualBox
5 22 (1.44%) Hyper-V
6 18 (1.18%) vSphere
7 16 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (0.85%) Xen
9 12 (0.78%) GlusterFS
10 11 (0.72%) XenApp
10 11 (0.72%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.52%) Ceph
12 7 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.39%) Gluster
13 6 (0.39%) HDFS
13 6 (0.39%) KVM
13 6 (0.39%) LXC
14 3 (0.20%) iptables
14 3 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.20%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 547 (35.78%) Terraform
2 361 (23.61%) Ansible
3 288 (18.84%) Puppet
4 247 (16.15%) Opscode Chef
5 63 (4.12%) Grafana
6 57 (3.73%) Prometheus
7 24 (1.57%) Nagios
8 18 (1.18%) Docker Swarm
9 15 (0.98%) Consul
10 14 (0.92%) Packer
11 13 (0.85%) logstash
11 13 (0.85%) Mesos
12 11 (0.72%) Rancher
13 10 (0.65%) Istio
13 10 (0.65%) Kibana
14 9 (0.59%) MIIS
15 8 (0.52%) Automic
16 7 (0.46%) Marathon
16 7 (0.46%) Nessus
16 7 (0.46%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 159 (10.40%) Google
2 125 (8.18%) Microsoft
3 120 (7.85%) VMware
4 80 (5.23%) Splunk
5 68 (4.45%) Red Hat
6 54 (3.53%) Oracle
7 37 (2.42%) New Relic
8 34 (2.22%) SaltStack
9 33 (2.16%) ServiceNow
10 31 (2.03%) IBM
11 22 (1.44%) Atlassian
12 19 (1.24%) Dynatrace
13 18 (1.18%) Cisco
14 16 (1.05%) SAP
15 14 (0.92%) Apple
16 11 (0.72%) F5
17 10 (0.65%) Zend
18 9 (0.59%) Intel
19 8 (0.52%) AppDynamics
20 7 (0.46%) Cloudera