Period
to 12 July 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 12 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 127 267
Rank change year-on-year +56 +140 +384
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 1,692 2,304 1,259
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.96% 2.73% 1.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 33.63% 24.23% 13.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1,547 1,969 1,061
Median annual salary £55,000 £57,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.51% +3.64% -4.35%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -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 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 5,031 9,507 9,269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 11.78% 11.27% 9.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3,901 6,983 7,074
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +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 12 July 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 12 July 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
North of England +105 504 £55,000 - 107
South East +26 474 £57,500 -8.00% 59
North West +94 290 £57,105 -4.83% 60
South West +19 219 £52,500 -8.70% 25
Yorkshire +93 202 £52,500 - 31
Midlands +86 158 £55,165 +0.30% 45
Scotland +23 125 £54,875 -0.23% 12
West Midlands +84 115 £57,500 +4.55% 37
East of England +22 104 £55,000 - 27
Wales +57 101 £45,000 -10.00% 10
East Midlands +35 41 £50,000 -4.76% 8
Northern Ireland -5 16 £45,000 -7.69% 2
North East +8 12 £50,000 - 16
Kubernetes
UK

For the 6 months to 12 July 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 1,351 (79.85%) Docker
2 974 (57.57%) DevOps
3 790 (46.69%) AWS
4 725 (42.85%) Azure
5 720 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
6 635 (37.53%) Python
7 605 (35.76%) Linux
8 527 (31.15%) Java
9 495 (29.26%) Jenkins
9 495 (29.26%) Terraform
10 459 (27.13%) Ansible
11 421 (24.88%) JavaScript
12 409 (24.17%) Microservices
13 372 (21.99%) Git (software)
14 363 (21.45%) SQL
15 351 (20.74%) Software Engineering
16 335 (19.80%) C#
17 302 (17.85%) Bash Shell
18 275 (16.25%) GCP
19 273 (16.13%) Puppet
20 266 (15.72%) .NET
21 265 (15.66%) Continuous Integration
22 253 (14.95%) Scrum
23 239 (14.13%) React
23 239 (14.13%) Opscode Chef
24 225 (13.30%) Node.js
25 222 (13.12%) Windows
26 219 (12.94%) Test Automation
27 218 (12.88%) AngularJS
28 202 (11.94%) Infrastructure as Code

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 98 (5.79%) Confluence
2 97 (5.73%) Elasticsearch
3 94 (5.56%) OpenStack
4 69 (4.08%) Apache
5 42 (2.48%) Tomcat
6 38 (2.25%) Apache Spark
7 33 (1.95%) nginx
8 24 (1.42%) SharePoint
9 22 (1.30%) CMS
10 20 (1.18%) WebSphere
11 19 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
12 13 (0.77%) IIS
13 12 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.41%) JBoss
15 6 (0.35%) Sitefinity
16 4 (0.24%) ArcGIS
16 4 (0.24%) Pachyderm
17 3 (0.18%) Anypoint
17 3 (0.18%) Apache Airflow
17 3 (0.18%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 9 (0.53%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.18%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.12%) Sketch
4 1 (0.059%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.059%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.47%) Magento
2 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.18%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.059%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.059%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.059%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.059%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.059%) Ripple
Cloud Services
1 790 (46.69%) AWS
2 725 (42.85%) Azure
3 275 (16.25%) GCP
4 156 (9.22%) SaaS
5 145 (8.57%) OpenShift
6 102 (6.03%) AWS CloudFormation
7 98 (5.79%) Serverless
8 94 (5.56%) GitHub
9 92 (5.44%) PaaS
10 89 (5.26%) IaaS
11 84 (4.96%) AWS Lambda
12 55 (3.25%) Amazon EC2
13 41 (2.42%) Amazon S3
14 34 (2.01%) Amazon ECS
15 30 (1.77%) Slack
16 27 (1.60%) Datadog
17 23 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
18 22 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 21 (1.24%) Office 365
20 20 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 63 (3.72%) Firewall
2 44 (2.60%) VPN
3 35 (2.07%) TCP/IP
4 29 (1.71%) WAN
5 25 (1.48%) HTTP
5 25 (1.48%) Internet
6 23 (1.36%) Software-Defined Networking
7 21 (1.24%) DNS
8 20 (1.18%) Network Security
9 19 (1.12%) LAN
10 14 (0.83%) VLAN
11 12 (0.71%) OSPF
12 11 (0.65%) DMZ
13 10 (0.59%) SSL
14 9 (0.53%) MPLS
14 9 (0.53%) VoIP
15 8 (0.47%) BGP
15 8 (0.47%) CTI
15 8 (0.47%) VXLAN
16 7 (0.41%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (11.35%) SQL Server
2 172 (10.17%) NoSQL
3 133 (7.86%) MySQL
4 111 (6.56%) PostgreSQL
5 110 (6.50%) MongoDB
6 75 (4.43%) Big Data
7 62 (3.66%) Relational Database
8 48 (2.84%) Hadoop
9 37 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
10 35 (2.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 35 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
10 35 (2.07%) Oracle Database
11 33 (1.95%) Redis
11 33 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
12 24 (1.42%) Neo4j
13 22 (1.30%) MariaDB
14 20 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
14 20 (1.18%) Cosmos DB
15 19 (1.12%) Data Lake
16 17 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 495 (29.26%) Jenkins
2 372 (21.99%) Git (software)
3 173 (10.22%) JIRA
4 88 (5.20%) Maven
5 84 (4.96%) GitLab
6 76 (4.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 70 (4.14%) Selenium
8 62 (3.66%) TeamCity
9 54 (3.19%) JUnit
10 48 (2.84%) Sonatype Nexus
11 43 (2.54%) SonarQube
12 41 (2.42%) Cucumber
13 39 (2.30%) Bitbucket
14 34 (2.01%) Octopus Deploy
15 33 (1.95%) Vagrant
16 32 (1.89%) Artifactory
16 32 (1.89%) CircleCI
16 32 (1.89%) Travis CI
17 28 (1.65%) Subversion
18 23 (1.36%) Gradle
General
1 201 (11.88%) Finance
2 66 (3.90%) Retail
3 47 (2.78%) Law
4 42 (2.48%) Games
5 41 (2.42%) Banking
6 32 (1.89%) Marketing
7 22 (1.30%) Public Sector
8 18 (1.06%) Telecoms
9 17 (1.00%) Automotive
10 13 (0.77%) Billing
10 13 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.77%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.71%) Legal
12 8 (0.47%) Electronics
13 6 (0.35%) Publishing
14 5 (0.30%) Police
15 4 (0.24%) Advertising
15 4 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.12%) Local Government
17 1 (0.059%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 550 (32.51%) Developer
2 462 (27.30%) DevOps Engineer
3 136 (8.04%) Java Developer
4 131 (7.74%) Software Engineer
5 123 (7.27%) Senior Developer
6 121 (7.15%) AWS Engineer
7 108 (6.38%) Software Developer
8 99 (5.85%) Platform Engineer
9 98 (5.79%) Cloud Engineer
10 82 (4.85%) .NET Developer
10 82 (4.85%) Senior DevOps
11 81 (4.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 75 (4.43%) Architect
13 71 (4.20%) C# Developer
14 70 (4.14%) Java Engineer
15 69 (4.08%) Azure Engineer
16 65 (3.84%) AWS DevOps
16 65 (3.84%) Kubernetes Engineer
17 56 (3.31%) Linux Engineer
18 54 (3.19%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (15.72%) .NET
2 239 (14.13%) React
3 225 (13.30%) Node.js
4 218 (12.88%) AngularJS
5 200 (11.82%) Spring
6 168 (9.93%) .NET Core
7 166 (9.81%) HTML
8 165 (9.75%) Web Services
9 145 (8.57%) CSS
10 119 (7.03%) Spring Boot
11 108 (6.38%) Kafka
12 104 (6.15%) REST
13 91 (5.38%) RESTful
14 88 (5.20%) HTML5
15 79 (4.67%) Redux
16 77 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
17 76 (4.49%) ASP.NET
18 65 (3.84%) Elastic Stack
19 64 (3.78%) Vue.js
20 58 (3.43%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 108 (6.38%) Public Cloud
2 105 (6.21%) Greenfield Project
3 63 (3.72%) Cloud Native
4 53 (3.13%) User Experience
5 41 (2.42%) Data Centre
6 36 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
7 35 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
8 34 (2.01%) Algorithms
9 33 (1.95%) Data Structures
10 31 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
11 28 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
12 24 (1.42%) Mobile App
13 19 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (1.00%) Clustering
14 17 (1.00%) Virtual Team
15 16 (0.95%) Private Cloud
16 14 (0.83%) iPad
17 13 (0.77%) Blog
18 12 (0.71%) Enterprise Cloud
19 11 (0.65%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 605 (35.76%) Linux
2 222 (13.12%) Windows
3 80 (4.73%) CentOS
4 77 (4.55%) Unix
5 69 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 62 (3.66%) Windows Server
7 32 (1.89%) Ubuntu
8 30 (1.77%) Debian
9 23 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (1.24%) Windows Server 2016
11 17 (1.00%) CoreOS
12 13 (0.77%) Android
13 7 (0.41%) Mesosphere
14 6 (0.35%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.30%) SUSE
16 4 (0.24%) VMS
17 2 (0.12%) DC/OS
17 2 (0.12%) Solaris
17 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 974 (57.57%) DevOps
2 720 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
3 409 (24.17%) Microservices
4 351 (20.74%) Software Engineering
5 265 (15.66%) Continuous Integration
6 253 (14.95%) Scrum
7 219 (12.94%) Test Automation
8 202 (11.94%) Infrastructure as Code
9 196 (11.58%) Configuration Management
10 193 (11.41%) TDD
11 127 (7.51%) Open Source
12 125 (7.39%) Mentoring
13 111 (6.56%) Unit Testing
14 107 (6.32%) Migration
15 104 (6.15%) High Availability
16 98 (5.79%) Problem-Solving
17 88 (5.20%) Artificial Intelligence
17 88 (5.20%) MVC
18 85 (5.02%) E-Commerce
19 84 (4.96%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 635 (37.53%) Python
2 527 (31.15%) Java
3 421 (24.88%) JavaScript
4 363 (21.45%) SQL
5 335 (19.80%) C#
6 302 (17.85%) Bash Shell
7 191 (11.29%) PowerShell
8 140 (8.27%) Go
9 113 (6.68%) PHP
10 110 (6.50%) TypeScript
11 106 (6.26%) Ruby
12 80 (4.73%) C++
13 79 (4.67%) Scala
14 69 (4.08%) Kotlin
15 64 (3.78%) Java 8
16 41 (2.42%) Groovy
17 35 (2.07%) C
18 28 (1.65%) Perl
19 25 (1.48%) Shell Script
20 24 (1.42%) ES6
Qualifications
1 134 (7.92%) Degree
2 60 (3.55%) Security Cleared
3 48 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 44 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (1.77%) SC Cleared
6 27 (1.60%) CCNP
7 23 (1.36%) AWS Certification
8 22 (1.30%) DV Cleared
9 20 (1.18%) CCNA
10 15 (0.89%) CCIE
11 14 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (0.65%) MCSE
14 10 (0.59%) CCSP
15 9 (0.53%) RHCE
16 7 (0.41%) MCITP
17 6 (0.35%) ISTQB
17 6 (0.35%) Master's Degree
18 5 (0.30%) CESG Certified Professional
18 5 (0.30%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (4.08%) QA
2 18 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.77%) GDPR
4 8 (0.47%) SLA
5 6 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.18%) NIST
6 3 (0.18%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.12%) PMO
7 2 (0.12%) WCAG
8 1 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,351 (79.85%) Docker
2 82 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (2.90%) Hyper-V
4 45 (2.66%) Active Directory
5 31 (1.83%) VirtualBox
6 21 (1.24%) vSphere
7 14 (0.83%) GlusterFS
8 12 (0.71%) KVM
9 11 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.47%) HDFS
11 8 (0.47%) Xen
12 6 (0.35%) iptables
12 6 (0.35%) oVirt
13 5 (0.30%) RHEV
14 4 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 4 (0.24%) Ceph
14 4 (0.24%) Gluster
14 4 (0.24%) Postfix
15 3 (0.18%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 495 (29.26%) Terraform
2 459 (27.13%) Ansible
3 273 (16.13%) Puppet
4 239 (14.13%) Opscode Chef
5 62 (3.66%) Docker Swarm
6 52 (3.07%) Prometheus
7 41 (2.42%) Packer
8 40 (2.36%) Grafana
9 32 (1.89%) Rancher
10 29 (1.71%) Nagios
11 27 (1.60%) Kibana
12 25 (1.48%) Consul
13 20 (1.18%) logstash
14 13 (0.77%) Graphite
15 12 (0.71%) Mesos
15 12 (0.71%) SCCM
16 11 (0.65%) Istio
17 9 (0.53%) Salt
18 8 (0.47%) OSSEC
19 7 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 154 (9.10%) Google
2 147 (8.69%) Microsoft
3 136 (8.04%) VMware
4 95 (5.61%) Oracle
5 82 (4.85%) Red Hat
6 47 (2.78%) IBM
7 44 (2.60%) Atlassian
8 39 (2.30%) Cisco
9 37 (2.19%) Splunk
10 28 (1.65%) New Relic
11 20 (1.18%) Cloudera
12 15 (0.89%) SaltStack
13 13 (0.77%) ServiceNow
13 13 (0.77%) Veracode
14 12 (0.71%) Apple
14 12 (0.71%) Hortonworks
15 10 (0.59%) AppDynamics
15 10 (0.59%) HP
15 10 (0.59%) Rackspace
15 10 (0.59%) Xamarin