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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Azure AKS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Azure AKS over the 6 months to 19 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 619 520 695
Rank change year-on-year -99 +175 +350
Permanent jobs citing Azure AKS 745 628 79
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.54% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.95% 1.17% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 313 381 63
10th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
25th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £53,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £74,250
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.72% +14.23%
75th Percentile £95,000 £82,500 £90,000
90th Percentile £106,000 £100,000 £118,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +2.13%

Azure AKS is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 78,437 53,763 24,407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 47.49% 46.34% 40.48%
Number of salaries quoted 41,116 38,098 20,318
10th Percentile £34,500 £33,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £83,000 £78,750 £76,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £94,225
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Azure AKS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Azure AKS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Azure AKS in the UK

Azure AKS
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Azure AKS.

Salary trend for Azure AKS in the UK

Azure AKS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure AKS over the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Azure AKS in the UK

Azure AKS
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Azure AKS within the UK 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
England -94 667 £75,000 +7.14% 62
London -88 399 £90,000 +20.00% 33
UK excluding London -85 263 £70,000 +16.67% 35
Work from Home -161 235 £75,000 +7.14% 23
North of England -103 89 £70,000 +16.67% 13
South East -56 73 £77,500 +29.17% 3
Midlands -22 44 £70,000 -6.67% 3
Yorkshire -61 40 £67,500 +12.50% 3
North West -76 34 £75,000 +20.00% 6
South West -20 30 £67,500 +12.50% 7
West Midlands -49 26 £70,000 -9.09% 1
East Midlands -13 18 £80,000 +14.29% 2
East of England - 18 £65,000 - 2
North East +8 15 £75,000 +42.86% 4
Wales -10 11 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Scotland -51 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, IT jobs citing Azure AKS 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 with a requirement for Azure AKS.

1 696 (93.42%) Azure
2 580 (77.85%) DevOps
3 533 (71.54%) Kubernetes
4 486 (65.23%) CI/CD
5 458 (61.48%) Docker
6 437 (58.66%) Terraform
7 403 (54.09%) Python
8 389 (52.21%) AWS
9 362 (48.59%) Agile
10 349 (46.85%) Azure DevOps
11 332 (44.56%) Git (software)
12 301 (40.40%) Java
13 297 (39.87%) Bash
14 292 (39.19%) Infrastructure as Code
15 281 (37.72%) Jenkins
16 259 (34.77%) Ansible
17 256 (34.36%) GCP
18 218 (29.26%) PowerShell
19 214 (28.72%) Containerisation
20 213 (28.59%) Mentoring
20 213 (28.59%) Finance
21 208 (27.92%) C#
21 208 (27.92%) SDLC
22 203 (27.25%) SQL
23 200 (26.85%) Amazon EKS
24 198 (26.58%) Cloud Native
25 190 (25.50%) Software Engineering
26 183 (24.56%) Microsoft
27 177 (23.76%) Puppet
28 176 (23.62%) Azure Cosmos DB

Azure AKS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 31 (4.16%) Apache Spark
2 19 (2.55%) WebSphere
3 18 (2.42%) WebLogic
4 16 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
5 14 (1.88%) Apache
5 14 (1.88%) Confluence
6 10 (1.34%) IIS
6 10 (1.34%) Mule
6 10 (1.34%) nginx
7 5 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.54%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.40%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.27%) Traefik
11 1 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.13%) Site Server
Applications
1 3 (0.40%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.34%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 696 (93.42%) Azure
2 389 (52.21%) AWS
3 349 (46.85%) Azure DevOps
4 256 (34.36%) GCP
5 200 (26.85%) Amazon EKS
6 176 (23.62%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 141 (18.93%) Serverless
8 137 (18.39%) GitHub
8 137 (18.39%) Google Kubernetes Engine
9 133 (17.85%) Azure Service Bus
10 103 (13.83%) Azure Monitor
11 102 (13.69%) PaaS
12 98 (13.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 96 (12.89%) Snowflake
14 90 (12.08%) OpenShift
15 87 (11.68%) Amazon Kinesis
16 74 (9.93%) IaaS
17 71 (9.53%) Azure Data Factory
18 69 (9.26%) GitHub Actions
19 64 (8.59%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 158 (21.21%) Firewall
2 109 (14.63%) Network Security
3 26 (3.49%) DNS
4 19 (2.55%) SD-WAN
5 14 (1.88%) VPN
6 13 (1.74%) Internet
7 10 (1.34%) Cisco IPT
8 8 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (1.07%) Cisco ISE
9 7 (0.94%) DHCP
10 6 (0.81%) SMTP
11 5 (0.67%) HTTP
11 5 (0.67%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (0.54%) SAN
12 4 (0.54%) TCP/IP
13 3 (0.40%) BGP
13 3 (0.40%) DSL
13 3 (0.40%) IPv6
13 3 (0.40%) VoIP
14 2 (0.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (11.41%) BigQuery
2 83 (11.14%) Azure SQL Database
3 81 (10.87%) Amazon Redshift
4 80 (10.74%) Data Lake
5 70 (9.40%) Big Data
6 62 (8.32%) SQL Server
7 37 (4.97%) NoSQL
8 28 (3.76%) MongoDB
9 24 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
9 24 (3.22%) Power BI
10 16 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
10 16 (2.15%) Redis
11 14 (1.88%) Oracle Database
12 13 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (1.61%) Relational Database
14 11 (1.48%) Hadoop
15 10 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 8 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
16 8 (1.07%) OLAP
16 8 (1.07%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 332 (44.56%) Git (software)
2 281 (37.72%) Jenkins
3 125 (16.78%) Maven
4 82 (11.01%) GitLab
5 66 (8.86%) CircleCI
6 50 (6.71%) Octopus Deploy
7 45 (6.04%) Sonatype Nexus
8 43 (5.77%) JIRA
9 42 (5.64%) TeamCity
10 19 (2.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 18 (2.42%) Ant
12 17 (2.28%) SonarQube
12 17 (2.28%) Spinnaker
13 16 (2.15%) Gradle
13 16 (2.15%) Terragrunt
14 15 (2.01%) GoCD
14 15 (2.01%) MSBuild
15 14 (1.88%) Selenium
16 13 (1.74%) Visual Studio
17 6 (0.81%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 213 (28.59%) Finance
2 167 (22.42%) Retail
3 138 (18.52%) Social Skills
4 131 (17.58%) Banking
5 115 (15.44%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 49 (6.58%) Public Sector
7 38 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
8 32 (4.30%) Marketing
9 18 (2.42%) Financial Institution
9 18 (2.42%) Games
10 16 (2.15%) Esports
11 12 (1.61%) Telecoms
12 11 (1.48%) Retail Banking
13 10 (1.34%) Front Office
14 8 (1.07%) Back Office
15 7 (0.94%) Law
16 6 (0.81%) Billing
16 6 (0.81%) Publishing
17 4 (0.54%) Influencing Skills
17 4 (0.54%) Tech for Good
Job Titles
1 214 (28.72%) DevOps Engineer
2 146 (19.60%) Azure Engineer
3 118 (15.84%) Cloud Engineer
4 101 (13.56%) Software Engineer
5 80 (10.74%) Architect
6 76 (10.20%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 72 (9.66%) Senior Cloud Engineer
8 63 (8.46%) Data Engineer
8 63 (8.46%) Engineering Manager
9 61 (8.19%) Senior DevOps
9 61 (8.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 61 (8.19%) Senior Manager
10 58 (7.79%) Developer
11 54 (7.25%) Platform Engineer
12 49 (6.58%) Security Engineer
13 48 (6.44%) Senior Data Engineer
14 46 (6.17%) Cloud Architect
15 44 (5.91%) Senior Security Engineer
16 43 (5.77%) AWS Engineer
17 41 (5.50%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (21.34%) .NET
2 124 (16.64%) Kafka
3 100 (13.42%) Node.js
4 94 (12.62%) YAML
5 88 (11.81%) .NET Core
6 48 (6.44%) .NET Framework
7 37 (4.97%) React
7 37 (4.97%) RESTful
8 36 (4.83%) GraphQL
9 28 (3.76%) ARM Templates
10 27 (3.62%) REST
11 24 (3.22%) ASP.NET
11 24 (3.22%) JSON
12 22 (2.95%) ASP.NET Web API
12 22 (2.95%) OAuth
13 21 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
13 21 (2.82%) Spring
14 20 (2.68%) Elastic Stack
15 18 (2.42%) Spring Boot
16 16 (2.15%) Scalaz
Miscellaneous
1 198 (26.58%) Cloud Native
2 82 (11.01%) Public Cloud
3 31 (4.16%) Hackathon
4 24 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (2.95%) Algorithms
6 18 (2.42%) Blockchain
6 18 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (2.28%) IoT
7 17 (2.28%) User Experience
8 16 (2.15%) iPhone
9 11 (1.48%) Enterprise Cloud
9 11 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (1.34%) Private Cloud
11 7 (0.94%) Tandem
12 6 (0.81%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (0.67%) Management Information System
14 4 (0.54%) Data Structures
15 3 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 129 (17.32%) Linux
2 72 (9.66%) Windows
3 32 (4.30%) Windows Server
4 25 (3.36%) Unix
5 13 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.61%) VMS
7 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.40%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.27%) SUSE
9 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 580 (77.85%) DevOps
2 486 (65.23%) CI/CD
3 362 (48.59%) Agile
4 292 (39.19%) Infrastructure as Code
5 214 (28.72%) Containerisation
6 213 (28.59%) Mentoring
7 208 (27.92%) SDLC
8 190 (25.50%) Software Engineering
9 172 (23.09%) Configuration Management
10 159 (21.34%) Thought Leadership
11 149 (20.00%) Migration
12 147 (19.73%) Microservices
13 140 (18.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 131 (17.58%) Analytics
15 129 (17.32%) Infrastructure Automation
16 121 (16.24%) Problem-Solving
17 120 (16.11%) Network Virtualisation
17 120 (16.11%) Scrum
18 111 (14.90%) Test Automation
19 104 (13.96%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 403 (54.09%) Python
2 301 (40.40%) Java
3 297 (39.87%) Bash
4 218 (29.26%) PowerShell
5 208 (27.92%) C#
6 203 (27.25%) SQL
7 157 (21.07%) Groovy
8 108 (14.50%) Go
9 106 (14.23%) JavaScript
10 99 (13.29%) Scala
11 85 (11.41%) R
12 34 (4.56%) Bicep
13 33 (4.43%) TypeScript
14 30 (4.03%) T-SQL
15 28 (3.76%) Ruby
16 27 (3.62%) C++
17 18 (2.42%) AWK
17 18 (2.42%) Perl
18 16 (2.15%) PL/SQL
19 4 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 80 (10.74%) Degree
2 33 (4.43%) Azure Certification
3 32 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (2.68%) Security Cleared
5 17 (2.28%) AWS Certification
6 14 (1.88%) SC Cleared
7 13 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (1.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 10 (1.34%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
9 10 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.34%) CISSP
10 8 (1.07%) AWS Certified Developer
10 8 (1.07%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.81%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (0.54%) OCP
12 4 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.27%) MCSA
13 2 (0.27%) MCSE
14 1 (0.13%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.56%) QA
2 26 (3.49%) SLA
3 17 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.21%) GDPR
5 5 (0.67%) NIST
6 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 458 (61.48%) Docker
2 131 (17.58%) Virtual Machines
3 49 (6.58%) Active Directory
4 17 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (1.21%) LXC
6 4 (0.54%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.27%) Ceph
7 2 (0.27%) flannel
7 2 (0.27%) Gluster
7 2 (0.27%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.27%) vSphere
8 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 533 (71.54%) Kubernetes
2 437 (58.66%) Terraform
3 259 (34.77%) Ansible
4 177 (23.76%) Puppet
5 153 (20.54%) Opscode Chef
6 62 (8.32%) Istio
7 28 (3.76%) Prometheus
8 27 (3.62%) Grafana
9 16 (2.15%) Rancher
10 12 (1.61%) Consul
10 12 (1.61%) Packer
11 6 (0.81%) Argo
12 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
13 3 (0.40%) Graphite
13 3 (0.40%) Jamf Pro
13 3 (0.40%) Kibana
13 3 (0.40%) linkerd
14 2 (0.27%) Podman
Vendors
1 183 (24.56%) Microsoft
2 75 (10.07%) Databricks
3 64 (8.59%) Google
4 55 (7.38%) Oracle
5 27 (3.62%) IBM
6 26 (3.49%) Palo Alto
7 24 (3.22%) Dynatrace
8 19 (2.55%) New Relic
8 19 (2.55%) VMware
9 15 (2.01%) AppDynamics
9 15 (2.01%) Checkmarx
9 15 (2.01%) Citrix
9 15 (2.01%) Splunk
9 15 (2.01%) Veracode
10 11 (1.48%) Cisco
10 11 (1.48%) SaltStack
10 11 (1.48%) ServiceNow
11 10 (1.34%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.21%) Informatica
13 8 (1.07%) Salesforce.com