Period
to 22 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Kubernetes Engineer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 May 2019.

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
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 809 1074 1128
Rank change year-on-year +265 +54 +147
Permanent jobs requiring a Kubernetes Engineer 275 132 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.077% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.080% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 247 101 46
UK median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £50,625
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year - -25.00% -

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 138,564 165,582 163,071
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 96.42% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 109,968 134,850 134,942
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,463 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Kubernetes Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes Engineer in the UK

Kubernetes Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Kubernetes Engineer.

Salary trend for Kubernetes Engineer in the UK

Kubernetes Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes Engineer over the 6 months to 22 May 2019.

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 22 May 2019. 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 +236 274 £72,500 +3.57% 73
London +166 187 £80,000 +14.29% 51
UK excluding London +118 88 £60,000 - 22
North of England +86 51 £60,000 +9.09% 12
North West +49 34 £60,000 +9.09% 8
South East +53 18 £66,250 +10.42% 5
Yorkshire +24 16 £60,000 - 4
West Midlands +33 15 £60,000 +33.33% 2
Midlands +29 15 £60,000 +33.33% 4
South West +34 2 £55,000 +34.15% 1
East of England +60 1 £55,000 -18.52%
Scotland - 1 £65,000 -
North East - 1 £50,000 -

Kubernetes Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2019, 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.

1 275 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 241 (87.64%) Docker
2 241 (87.64%) DevOps
3 208 (75.64%) Amazon AWS
4 190 (69.09%) Python
5 166 (60.36%) Linux
6 154 (56.00%) Ansible
7 140 (50.91%) Google Cloud Platform
8 139 (50.55%) Jenkins
9 134 (48.73%) Microsoft Azure
9 134 (48.73%) Puppet
10 118 (42.91%) Bash Shell
11 108 (39.27%) Terraform
12 106 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
13 95 (34.55%) Configuration Management
14 87 (31.64%) Opscode Chef
15 76 (27.64%) Continuous Integration
15 76 (27.64%) Google
16 65 (23.64%) TeamCity
17 64 (23.27%) Public Cloud
18 62 (22.55%) SaaS
19 61 (22.18%) IaaS
20 59 (21.45%) PaaS
21 58 (21.09%) Unix
22 53 (19.27%) Perl
22 53 (19.27%) Go
23 52 (18.91%) CircleCI
24 49 (17.82%) Atlassian
25 47 (17.09%) CFEngine
25 47 (17.09%) Codeship

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 7 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (1.82%) Apache Spark
2 5 (1.82%) Confluence
2 5 (1.82%) nginx
3 4 (1.45%) Apache
4 2 (0.73%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.73%) WordPress
5 1 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.36%) CloudStack
5 1 (0.36%) Drupal
5 1 (0.36%) IIS
5 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.36%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 208 (75.64%) Amazon AWS
2 140 (50.91%) Google Cloud Platform
3 134 (48.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 62 (22.55%) SaaS
5 61 (22.18%) IaaS
6 59 (21.45%) PaaS
7 10 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (3.27%) Amazon S3
9 8 (2.91%) Datadog
9 8 (2.91%) Serverless
10 7 (2.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (2.18%) OpenShift
12 5 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (1.82%) GitHub
13 4 (1.45%) Route 53
14 3 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (1.09%) IBM Cloud
14 3 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (11.27%) Firewall
2 12 (4.36%) DNS
3 8 (2.91%) VPN
4 4 (1.45%) Network Security
5 3 (1.09%) HTTP
5 3 (1.09%) SMTP
5 3 (1.09%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.73%) FTP
6 2 (0.73%) OpenVPN
6 2 (0.73%) SSH
7 1 (0.36%) DHCP
7 1 (0.36%) Internet
7 1 (0.36%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.18%) Big Data
2 16 (5.82%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (4.73%) NoSQL
4 10 (3.64%) MongoDB
5 9 (3.27%) Blockchain
5 9 (3.27%) MySQL
6 7 (2.55%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (2.18%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (2.18%) SQL Server
8 4 (1.45%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.09%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.73%) Amazon Aurora
10 2 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.73%) GIS
10 2 (0.73%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.73%) Redis
11 1 (0.36%) Amazon Athena
11 1 (0.36%) Riak
Development Applications
1 139 (50.55%) Jenkins
2 65 (23.64%) TeamCity
3 52 (18.91%) CircleCI
4 47 (17.09%) Codeship
5 25 (9.09%) Maven
6 22 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 19 (6.91%) Gradle
8 18 (6.55%) Ant
8 18 (6.55%) Visual Studio Team System
9 17 (6.18%) Git (software)
10 12 (4.36%) GitLab
11 9 (3.27%) Hudson
12 7 (2.55%) JIRA
12 7 (2.55%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (2.18%) Bitbucket
13 6 (2.18%) Travis CI
13 6 (2.18%) Vagrant
14 5 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
15 4 (1.45%) Subversion
16 3 (1.09%) git-flow
General
1 46 (16.73%) Finance
2 19 (6.91%) Financial Institution
3 6 (2.18%) Law
4 5 (1.82%) Banking
5 4 (1.45%) Front Office
6 2 (0.73%) Back Office
6 2 (0.73%) Electronics
6 2 (0.73%) Games
6 2 (0.73%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.73%) Marketing
6 2 (0.73%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.36%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.73%) Kafka
2 22 (8.00%) .NET
3 16 (5.82%) Node.js
4 15 (5.45%) Elastic Stack
5 14 (5.09%) RabbitMQ
6 12 (4.36%) Web Services
7 10 (3.64%) React Native
8 8 (2.91%) React
9 5 (1.82%) LAMP
10 3 (1.09%) .NET Core
10 3 (1.09%) Keycloak
10 3 (1.09%) LEMP Stack
10 3 (1.09%) Sensu
11 2 (0.73%) CSS
11 2 (0.73%) Django
11 2 (0.73%) JMS
11 2 (0.73%) LAPP Stack
11 2 (0.73%) RESTful
11 2 (0.73%) Spring
11 2 (0.73%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 64 (23.27%) Public Cloud
2 38 (13.82%) Fintech
3 20 (7.27%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (6.91%) Data Centre
5 12 (4.36%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (3.64%) Video\Live Streaming
7 5 (1.82%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.82%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (1.82%) Renewable Energy
8 3 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.09%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.09%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.09%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.09%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.73%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.36%) BBC
10 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.36%) PKI
10 1 (0.36%) Social Media
10 1 (0.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 166 (60.36%) Linux
2 58 (21.09%) Unix
3 10 (3.64%) Windows
4 8 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.18%) CentOS
5 6 (2.18%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.45%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.36%) Android
7 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.36%) Debian
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (87.64%) DevOps
2 106 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (34.55%) Configuration Management
4 76 (27.64%) Continuous Integration
5 45 (16.36%) Infrastructure as Code
6 41 (14.91%) Microservices
7 36 (13.09%) Load Balancing
8 35 (12.73%) Software Engineering
9 25 (9.09%) Machine Learning
10 23 (8.36%) Artificial Intelligence
11 22 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
12 18 (6.55%) Artefact Management
12 18 (6.55%) Kalman Filter
12 18 (6.55%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (6.55%) Security Testing
13 16 (5.82%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 15 (5.45%) Open Source
15 14 (5.09%) Deployment Automation
16 13 (4.73%) Computer Science
17 12 (4.36%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 190 (69.09%) Python
2 118 (42.91%) Bash Shell
3 53 (19.27%) Go
3 53 (19.27%) Perl
4 42 (15.27%) Java
5 35 (12.73%) Ruby
6 12 (4.36%) SQL
7 9 (3.27%) JavaScript
8 8 (2.91%) PHP
8 8 (2.91%) PowerShell
9 7 (2.55%) TypeScript
10 5 (1.82%) Scala
11 4 (1.45%) C#
11 4 (1.45%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.73%) C++
13 1 (0.36%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 15 (5.45%) PhD
2 7 (2.55%) CISM
2 7 (2.55%) CISSP
2 7 (2.55%) Degree
3 5 (1.82%) CISA
3 5 (1.82%) CISMP
3 5 (1.82%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
3 5 (1.82%) ISSMP
4 3 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.73%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (0.73%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.73%) CCSP
5 2 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.36%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.45%) QA
3 2 (0.73%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.36%) PSD2
System Software
1 241 (87.64%) Docker
2 21 (7.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (6.55%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.09%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.36%) KVM
7 1 (0.36%) NFS
7 1 (0.36%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 275 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 154 (56.00%) Ansible
3 134 (48.73%) Puppet
4 108 (39.27%) Terraform
5 87 (31.64%) Opscode Chef
6 47 (17.09%) CFEngine
7 22 (8.00%) Prometheus
8 18 (6.55%) Grafana
9 15 (5.45%) Packer
10 13 (4.73%) Nagios
11 10 (3.64%) Graphite
11 10 (3.64%) Salt
12 9 (3.27%) Kibana
12 9 (3.27%) Mesos
13 8 (2.91%) Docker Swarm
13 8 (2.91%) Marathon
13 8 (2.91%) ZABBIX
14 7 (2.55%) Consul
15 6 (2.18%) Sysdig
16 5 (1.82%) Opsview
Vendors
1 76 (27.64%) Google
2 49 (17.82%) Atlassian
3 21 (7.64%) VMware
4 8 (2.91%) Oracle
5 7 (2.55%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.18%) Splunk
7 5 (1.82%) Rackspace
8 4 (1.45%) AppDynamics
8 4 (1.45%) Microsoft
8 4 (1.45%) WorldPay
9 2 (0.73%) F5
9 2 (0.73%) ForgeRock
9 2 (0.73%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.73%) SAP
10 1 (0.36%) Alibaba
10 1 (0.36%) CommVault
10 1 (0.36%) LogRhythm
10 1 (0.36%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.36%) New Relic
10 1 (0.36%) Sybase