Period
to 5 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Kubernetes Engineer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (K8s) Engineer
UK
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 648 825 1069
Rank change year-on-year +177 +244 +60
Permanent jobs requiring a Kubernetes Engineer 220 281 137
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.20% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.20% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 212 277 110
Median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £45,125 £50,000 £52,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £93,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 82,389 137,120 165,472
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 95.96% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 66,012 108,943 134,433
Median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Kubernetes Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Kubernetes Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes Engineer in the UK

Kubernetes Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes Engineer.

Salary trend for Kubernetes Engineer in the UK

Kubernetes Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes Engineer over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Kubernetes Engineer in the UK

Kubernetes Engineer
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 5 June 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
England +163 218 £72,500 -3.33% 23
London +103 153 £80,000 - 14
UK excluding London +183 67 £60,000 - 11
North of England +97 19 £60,000 - 3
Midlands +90 18 £55,000 -8.33% 4
West Midlands +84 18 £55,000 -8.33% 4
South East +122 16 £60,000 -11.11% 2
Work from Home +40 16 £60,000 -25.00% 1
North West +64 12 £60,000 - 3
South West +98 10 £47,500 -13.64%
Yorkshire +90 7 £55,000 -8.33%
East of England +84 2 £50,000 -9.09%
Wales +8 2 £54,750 +46.00% 2

Kubernetes Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, Kubernetes Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Kubernetes Engineer in the job title.

1 220 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 194 (88.18%) DevOps
3 175 (79.55%) Docker
4 161 (73.18%) Terraform
5 141 (64.09%) Ansible
6 129 (58.64%) AWS
7 114 (51.82%) Python
8 87 (39.55%) Jenkins
9 80 (36.36%) Linux
10 78 (35.45%) Azure
11 76 (34.55%) Infrastructure as Code
12 65 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
13 58 (26.36%) GCP
14 52 (23.64%) Bash Shell
15 51 (23.18%) Microservices
16 49 (22.27%) Git (software)
17 48 (21.82%) Java
18 44 (20.00%) Go
19 38 (17.27%) Configuration Management
20 34 (15.45%) Continuous Integration
20 34 (15.45%) Puppet
21 32 (14.55%) Opscode Chef
22 31 (14.09%) Site Reliability Engineering
23 30 (13.64%) TDD
23 30 (13.64%) Software Engineering
24 29 (13.18%) Fintech
25 28 (12.73%) Open Source
26 24 (10.91%) Prometheus
27 23 (10.45%) Grafana
28 22 (10.00%) Ruby

Kubernetes Engineer Skill Set
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 16 (7.27%) OpenStack
2 7 (3.18%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.73%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.82%) Confluence
5 3 (1.36%) Apache
6 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 129 (58.64%) AWS
2 78 (35.45%) Azure
3 58 (26.36%) GCP
4 19 (8.64%) Serverless
5 17 (7.73%) AWS CloudFormation
6 16 (7.27%) OpenShift
6 16 (7.27%) SaaS
7 14 (6.36%) AWS Lambda
8 13 (5.91%) GitHub
9 9 (4.09%) PaaS
10 8 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (3.64%) Amazon ECS
11 7 (3.18%) Amazon EKS
11 7 (3.18%) IaaS
12 6 (2.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (2.27%) Amazon S3
13 5 (2.27%) Azure Functions
14 4 (1.82%) Datadog
15 3 (1.36%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.64%) Firewall
2 2 (0.91%) DHCP
2 2 (0.91%) DNS
2 2 (0.91%) Internet
2 2 (0.91%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.91%) NoSQL
2 12 (5.45%) Big Data
3 11 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 8 (3.64%) Blockchain
5 6 (2.73%) Cosmos DB
5 6 (2.73%) RavenDB
5 6 (2.73%) SQL Server
6 5 (2.27%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.36%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.91%) HBase
8 2 (0.91%) Impala
8 2 (0.91%) MySQL
9 1 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.45%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.45%) Cognos Impromptu
9 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 87 (39.55%) Jenkins
2 49 (22.27%) Git (software)
3 18 (8.18%) GitLab
4 13 (5.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (4.55%) TeamCity
6 7 (3.18%) JUnit
7 6 (2.73%) Mercurial
7 6 (2.73%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.82%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.82%) JIRA
8 4 (1.82%) Maven
8 4 (1.82%) Spinnaker
9 3 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.91%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.91%) Gradle
10 2 (0.91%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.45%) Subversion
General
1 21 (9.55%) Finance
2 15 (6.82%) Retail
3 9 (4.09%) Games
4 8 (3.64%) Banking
5 6 (2.73%) Advertising
6 5 (2.27%) Law
7 4 (1.82%) Legal
8 3 (1.36%) Publishing
9 2 (0.91%) Marketing
10 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.18%) Elastic Stack
2 16 (7.27%) Kafka
3 11 (5.00%) Web Services
4 10 (4.55%) Node.js
5 6 (2.73%) Lambda Expressions
6 3 (1.36%) React
6 3 (1.36%) Spring Boot
7 2 (0.91%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.91%) GraphQL
7 2 (0.91%) REST
7 2 (0.91%) RESTful
8 1 (0.45%) .NET
8 1 (0.45%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.45%) JSON
8 1 (0.45%) PySpark
8 1 (0.45%) Sensu
8 1 (0.45%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.73%) Public Cloud
2 12 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (4.55%) Derivative
4 6 (2.73%) Clustering
4 6 (2.73%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (1.82%) User Experience
6 3 (1.36%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.91%) PlayStation
7 2 (0.91%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.45%) Equities
8 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.45%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 80 (36.36%) Linux
2 13 (5.91%) CentOS
3 12 (5.45%) Windows
4 10 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (3.64%) Unix
6 4 (1.82%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.91%) Android
7 2 (0.91%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.45%) Debian
8 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (88.18%) DevOps
2 76 (34.55%) Infrastructure as Code
3 65 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (23.18%) Microservices
5 38 (17.27%) Configuration Management
6 34 (15.45%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (14.09%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 30 (13.64%) Software Engineering
8 30 (13.64%) TDD
9 29 (13.18%) Fintech
10 28 (12.73%) Open Source
11 19 (8.64%) Extreme Programming
11 19 (8.64%) Pair Programming
12 18 (8.18%) Load Balancing
13 17 (7.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 15 (6.82%) E-Commerce
14 15 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (5.91%) High Availability
16 11 (5.00%) Artificial Intelligence
16 11 (5.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 114 (51.82%) Python
2 52 (23.64%) Bash Shell
3 48 (21.82%) Java
4 44 (20.00%) Go
5 22 (10.00%) Ruby
6 21 (9.55%) PowerShell
6 21 (9.55%) SQL
7 14 (6.36%) Kotlin
7 14 (6.36%) Scala
8 10 (4.55%) C++
8 10 (4.55%) Perl
9 9 (4.09%) C#
10 8 (3.64%) JavaScript
11 6 (2.73%) Groovy
12 3 (1.36%) Clojure
13 2 (0.91%) PHP
13 2 (0.91%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.91%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.45%) C
14 1 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (4.09%) Degree
2 3 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (1.36%) MCSA
2 3 (1.36%) MCSE
2 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (1.36%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.45%) SANS
System Software
1 175 (79.55%) Docker
2 9 (4.09%) vSphere
3 7 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.91%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.91%) HDFS
5 2 (0.91%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.45%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 220 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 161 (73.18%) Terraform
3 141 (64.09%) Ansible
4 34 (15.45%) Puppet
5 32 (14.55%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (10.91%) Prometheus
7 23 (10.45%) Grafana
8 22 (10.00%) Docker Swarm
9 10 (4.55%) Consul
10 9 (4.09%) Graphite
10 9 (4.09%) Packer
11 7 (3.18%) Rancher
12 3 (1.36%) Istio
12 3 (1.36%) Salt
13 2 (0.91%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.91%) ZABBIX
14 1 (0.45%) Check_MK
14 1 (0.45%) Kibana
14 1 (0.45%) Mesos
14 1 (0.45%) Nagios
Vendors
1 18 (8.18%) Red Hat
2 12 (5.45%) Google
2 12 (5.45%) Splunk
3 10 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.55%) VMware
4 2 (0.91%) Atlassian
4 2 (0.91%) Cadence
4 2 (0.91%) Cloudera
4 2 (0.91%) Facebook
4 2 (0.91%) Hortonworks
4 2 (0.91%) LogRhythm
4 2 (0.91%) MapR
4 2 (0.91%) Sybase
5 1 (0.45%) IBM
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle