Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 38 104 182
Rank change year-on-year +66 +78 +199
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 2,179 2,104 1,602
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.98% 2.98% 1.89%
As % of the Systems Management category 41.25% 27.97% 18.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2,373 1,928 1,361
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £81,250 £77,500
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 5,283 7,523 8,453
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.50% 10.66% 9.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4,281 5,801 6,493
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £33,250 £29,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,560
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +9.52%

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 25 January 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 25 January 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
South East +64 621 £58,492 -2.51% 114
North of England +57 602 £57,500 +4.55% 219
South West +38 321 £52,500 +5.00% 47
North West +74 303 £58,500 -0.43% 123
Yorkshire +28 271 £57,500 +4.55% 84
Midlands +89 262 £57,500 +7.58% 72
West Midlands +92 206 £60,000 +9.09% 49
Scotland +23 189 £50,000 +5.26% 39
East of England +26 89 £65,000 +13.04% 55
Wales +52 76 £47,500 +5.56% 17
East Midlands +44 55 £51,250 +2.50% 22
North East +34 27 £52,500 +23.53% 12
Northern Ireland +35 25 £52,500 -25.00% 9
Isle of Man - 1 - -
Kubernetes
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 1,708 (78.38%) Docker
2 1,262 (57.92%) DevOps
3 1,123 (51.54%) AWS
4 1,061 (48.69%) Agile Software Development
5 953 (43.74%) Terraform
6 936 (42.96%) Azure
7 733 (33.64%) Python
8 708 (32.49%) Linux
9 610 (27.99%) Microservices
10 561 (25.75%) JavaScript
11 552 (25.33%) Java
12 499 (22.90%) Ansible
13 495 (22.72%) Jenkins
14 486 (22.30%) Git (software)
15 477 (21.89%) SQL
16 474 (21.75%) C#
17 448 (20.56%) Puppet
18 442 (20.28%) Software Engineering
19 409 (18.77%) GCP
20 408 (18.72%) Scrum
21 404 (18.54%) Continuous Integration
22 389 (17.85%) Opscode Chef
23 372 (17.07%) .NET
24 361 (16.57%) Infrastructure as Code
25 349 (16.02%) TDD
26 325 (14.92%) React
27 307 (14.09%) AngularJS
28 295 (13.54%) Go
29 285 (13.08%) Node.js
30 283 (12.99%) 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
1 140 (6.42%) Elasticsearch
2 67 (3.07%) Apache Spark
3 64 (2.94%) Apache
4 53 (2.43%) Confluence
5 28 (1.28%) OpenStack
6 25 (1.15%) Tomcat
7 21 (0.96%) IIS
7 21 (0.96%) nginx
8 18 (0.83%) JBoss
9 14 (0.64%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.46%) ColdFusion
11 8 (0.37%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.37%) NServiceBus
11 8 (0.37%) SharePoint
12 7 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (0.32%) GlassFish
13 6 (0.28%) Site Server
14 5 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
14 5 (0.23%) Drupal
14 5 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.14%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (0.32%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 4 (0.18%) Magento
4 1 (0.046%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,123 (51.54%) AWS
2 936 (42.96%) Azure
3 409 (18.77%) GCP
4 283 (12.99%) AWS CloudFormation
5 224 (10.28%) SaaS
6 162 (7.43%) Amazon EKS
7 145 (6.65%) Serverless
8 125 (5.74%) GitHub
9 121 (5.55%) PaaS
10 104 (4.77%) OpenShift
11 88 (4.04%) Pulumi
12 82 (3.76%) IaaS
13 70 (3.21%) AWS Lambda
14 63 (2.89%) Amazon ECS
15 58 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
16 46 (2.11%) Datadog
17 45 (2.07%) Amazon S3
17 45 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
18 30 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
18 30 (1.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 62 (2.85%) HTTP
2 51 (2.34%) TCP/IP
3 43 (1.97%) DNS
4 42 (1.93%) Firewall
5 23 (1.06%) DHCP
6 20 (0.92%) Internet
7 19 (0.87%) VPN
8 16 (0.73%) WAN
9 15 (0.69%) LAN
10 13 (0.60%) SAN
11 12 (0.55%) HTTPS
11 12 (0.55%) Network Security
11 12 (0.55%) Software-Defined Networking
12 11 (0.50%) NAS
13 9 (0.41%) SSL
14 8 (0.37%) NetScaler
14 8 (0.37%) OpenVPN
15 7 (0.32%) CTI
15 7 (0.32%) FTP
16 6 (0.28%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (11.20%) PostgreSQL
2 221 (10.14%) SQL Server
3 188 (8.63%) MongoDB
4 176 (8.08%) MySQL
5 152 (6.98%) NoSQL
6 100 (4.59%) Azure SQL Database
7 93 (4.27%) Big Data
8 88 (4.04%) Redis
9 70 (3.21%) Relational Database
10 51 (2.34%) Cosmos DB
11 50 (2.29%) Hadoop
12 47 (2.16%) MariaDB
13 39 (1.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 24 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
15 20 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
15 20 (0.92%) Apache Hive
16 19 (0.87%) SQLPlus
17 14 (0.64%) Neo4j
18 12 (0.55%) HBase
19 11 (0.50%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 495 (22.72%) Jenkins
2 486 (22.30%) Git (software)
3 144 (6.61%) GitLab
4 94 (4.31%) JIRA
5 86 (3.95%) Selenium
6 67 (3.07%) Gradle
7 65 (2.98%) TeamCity
8 55 (2.52%) Bitbucket
8 55 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 49 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 48 (2.20%) Octopus Deploy
11 44 (2.02%) Maven
12 37 (1.70%) Cucumber
13 31 (1.42%) Vagrant
14 29 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
15 26 (1.19%) SonarQube
16 25 (1.15%) Artifactory
17 23 (1.06%) JUnit
17 23 (1.06%) PHPUnit
18 18 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 186 (8.54%) Finance
2 137 (6.29%) Public Sector
3 61 (2.80%) Games
4 57 (2.62%) Marketing
5 54 (2.48%) Law
6 41 (1.88%) Banking
7 37 (1.70%) Retail
7 37 (1.70%) Telecoms
8 28 (1.28%) Electronics
9 24 (1.10%) Manufacturing
10 19 (0.87%) Automotive
11 15 (0.69%) Advertising
12 14 (0.64%) Back Office
13 12 (0.55%) Legal
14 6 (0.28%) Digital Economy
15 5 (0.23%) Billing
15 5 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.18%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.092%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.092%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 714 (32.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 699 (32.08%) Developer
3 308 (14.13%) AWS Engineer
4 278 (12.76%) AWS DevOps
5 271 (12.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 242 (11.11%) Senior Developer
7 212 (9.73%) Java Developer
8 196 (8.99%) Software Engineer
9 136 (6.24%) Software Developer
10 129 (5.92%) Azure Engineer
11 127 (5.83%) Senior DevOps
12 122 (5.60%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 121 (5.55%) Architect
14 97 (4.45%) .NET Developer
15 96 (4.41%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 90 (4.13%) Cloud Engineer
17 89 (4.08%) Full Stack Developer
18 72 (3.30%) Python Developer
19 71 (3.26%) Site Reliability Engineer
20 67 (3.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 372 (17.07%) .NET
2 325 (14.92%) React
3 307 (14.09%) AngularJS
4 285 (13.08%) Node.js
5 234 (10.74%) Spring
6 208 (9.55%) .NET Core
7 207 (9.50%) Kafka
8 196 (8.99%) Vue.js
9 176 (8.08%) REST
10 169 (7.76%) Spring Boot
11 168 (7.71%) RabbitMQ
12 152 (6.98%) CSS
13 141 (6.47%) HTML
14 107 (4.91%) Web Services
15 99 (4.54%) RESTful
16 87 (3.99%) Hibernate
17 81 (3.72%) Elastic Stack
18 72 (3.30%) .NET Framework
19 54 (2.48%) ASP.NET
20 51 (2.34%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 98 (4.50%) Public Cloud
2 95 (4.36%) Greenfield Project
3 72 (3.30%) Data Centre
3 72 (3.30%) Linux Command Line
4 61 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (2.62%) Cloud Native
6 49 (2.25%) Enterprise Cloud
7 41 (1.88%) Mobile App
8 40 (1.84%) Algorithms
9 36 (1.65%) User Experience
10 35 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
11 33 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
12 27 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
13 23 (1.06%) Private Cloud
14 18 (0.83%) Data Structures
15 14 (0.64%) EPoS
16 13 (0.60%) Blog
17 12 (0.55%) e-Learning
17 12 (0.55%) NHS
18 11 (0.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 708 (32.49%) Linux
2 190 (8.72%) Windows
3 105 (4.82%) Unix
4 72 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 66 (3.03%) CentOS
6 62 (2.85%) Windows Server
7 49 (2.25%) Ubuntu
8 20 (0.92%) Android
9 15 (0.69%) Apple iOS
10 13 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.41%) Debian
12 4 (0.18%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.18%) VMS
12 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
13 3 (0.14%) Fedora
13 3 (0.14%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.092%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.092%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.092%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.092%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,262 (57.92%) DevOps
2 1,061 (48.69%) Agile Software Development
3 610 (27.99%) Microservices
4 442 (20.28%) Software Engineering
5 408 (18.72%) Scrum
6 404 (18.54%) Continuous Integration
7 361 (16.57%) Infrastructure as Code
8 349 (16.02%) TDD
9 267 (12.25%) Deployment Automation
10 256 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
11 253 (11.61%) Configuration Management
12 229 (10.51%) Mentoring
13 223 (10.23%) Migration
14 194 (8.90%) Test Automation
15 152 (6.98%) Analytics
16 136 (6.24%) Computer Science
16 136 (6.24%) Open Source
17 123 (5.64%) Machine Learning
18 118 (5.42%) Site Reliability Engineering
19 110 (5.05%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 733 (33.64%) Python
2 561 (25.75%) JavaScript
3 552 (25.33%) Java
4 477 (21.89%) SQL
5 474 (21.75%) C#
6 295 (13.54%) Go
7 258 (11.84%) Bash Shell
8 218 (10.00%) Ruby
9 216 (9.91%) PowerShell
10 215 (9.87%) TypeScript
11 162 (7.43%) PHP
12 117 (5.37%) C++
13 80 (3.67%) Scala
14 75 (3.44%) Java 8
15 68 (3.12%) Groovy
16 52 (2.39%) Kotlin
17 34 (1.56%) Perl
18 33 (1.51%) T-SQL
19 31 (1.42%) Shell Script
20 26 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 177 (8.12%) Degree
2 144 (6.61%) Security Cleared
3 120 (5.51%) SC Cleared
4 80 (3.67%) AWS Certification
5 78 (3.58%) Computer Science Degree
6 28 (1.28%) ISTQB
7 23 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (1.01%) ISEB
9 21 (0.96%) CCNP
10 19 (0.87%) DV Cleared
11 18 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 18 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (0.78%) PhD
13 15 (0.69%) RHCE
14 14 (0.64%) Master's Degree
15 12 (0.55%) CCNA
15 12 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 8 (0.37%) MCSE
17 5 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
18 4 (0.18%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (2.48%) QA
2 29 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.01%) SLA
4 14 (0.64%) GDPR
5 12 (0.55%) HIPAA
6 10 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.41%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.32%) ISO 22301
9 6 (0.28%) NIST
9 6 (0.28%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.18%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.14%) PMO
12 2 (0.092%) IEC 62304
12 2 (0.092%) ISO 13485
12 2 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.092%) NCSC
System Software
1 1,708 (78.38%) Docker
2 72 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (2.85%) Active Directory
4 31 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (1.01%) vSphere
6 19 (0.87%) XenApp
6 19 (0.87%) XenDesktop
7 11 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 11 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
7 11 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.41%) VirtualBox
9 8 (0.37%) HDFS
9 8 (0.37%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.32%) KVM
10 7 (0.32%) Xen
11 6 (0.28%) Ceph
11 6 (0.28%) LXC
12 4 (0.18%) Postfix
13 3 (0.14%) Firmware
13 3 (0.14%) zsh
Systems Management
1 953 (43.74%) Terraform
2 499 (22.90%) Ansible
3 448 (20.56%) Puppet
4 389 (17.85%) Opscode Chef
5 106 (4.86%) Grafana
6 99 (4.54%) Prometheus
7 47 (2.16%) Packer
8 40 (1.84%) Nagios
9 22 (1.01%) ZABBIX
10 21 (0.96%) Docker Swarm
10 21 (0.96%) Rancher
11 18 (0.83%) MIIS
12 15 (0.69%) HAProxy
12 15 (0.69%) Istio
13 14 (0.64%) Consul
13 14 (0.64%) vRealize
14 11 (0.50%) Proxmox
15 10 (0.46%) CFEngine
15 10 (0.46%) Rundeck
16 9 (0.41%) Graphite
Vendors
1 192 (8.81%) Google
2 188 (8.63%) Microsoft
3 134 (6.15%) Oracle
4 130 (5.97%) VMware
5 86 (3.95%) SaltStack
6 85 (3.90%) Red Hat
7 75 (3.44%) Splunk
8 63 (2.89%) New Relic
9 41 (1.88%) IBM
10 38 (1.74%) Atlassian
11 27 (1.24%) Cisco
12 26 (1.19%) ServiceNow
13 25 (1.15%) SAP
14 23 (1.06%) Dynatrace
15 19 (0.87%) F5
16 16 (0.73%) Pega
17 14 (0.64%) WSO2
18 12 (0.55%) Apple
18 12 (0.55%) Aquila
18 12 (0.55%) Dell