Period
to 29 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Kubernetes Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 October 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 499 781 983
Rank change year-on-year +282 +202 +165
Permanent jobs requiring a Kubernetes Engineer 192 293 186
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.21% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.22% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 205 280 175
Median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £95,750 £95,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% - +2.13%

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 47,265 131,763 157,991
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.02% 95.66% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 39,109 105,399 127,161
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
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 29 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Kubernetes Engineer in the UK

Kubernetes Engineer
Top 14 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 29 October 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 +258 182 £75,000 - 27
London +217 158 £77,500 -3.13% 20
Work from Home +29 34 £67,500 -15.63% 2
UK excluding London +271 29 £57,500 -4.17% 7
North of England +138 9 £65,000 +8.33% 1
Midlands +133 9 £47,500 -20.83% 2
North West +118 8 £65,000 +4.00% 1
West Midlands +112 8 £47,500 -20.83% 2
South East +201 4 - - 4
Scotland +98 3 £80,000 +14.29%
Wales +53 3 £47,500 +26.67%
South West +119 1 £52,500 +5.00%
Yorkshire +112 1 £65,000 +8.33%
East Midlands - 1 - -

Kubernetes Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 October 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.

1 192 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 146 (76.04%) Docker
3 142 (73.96%) DevOps
4 118 (61.46%) Terraform
5 113 (58.85%) AWS
6 102 (53.13%) Python
7 90 (46.88%) Jenkins
8 73 (38.02%) Infrastructure as Code
9 68 (35.42%) Linux
10 67 (34.90%) Ansible
11 66 (34.38%) Azure
12 51 (26.56%) Puppet
13 42 (21.88%) Java
14 41 (21.35%) Bash Shell
15 35 (18.23%) Git (software)
16 34 (17.71%) Go
17 33 (17.19%) GCP
18 28 (14.58%) PowerShell
18 28 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
19 27 (14.06%) Finance
19 27 (14.06%) Fintech
20 25 (13.02%) Microservices
20 25 (13.02%) AWS CloudFormation
21 22 (11.46%) Configuration Management
21 22 (11.46%) TeamCity
22 21 (10.94%) Hadoop
23 20 (10.42%) Site Reliability Engineering
24 19 (9.90%) Kafka
25 18 (9.38%) Elasticsearch
25 18 (9.38%) Apache Spark

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 18 (9.38%) Apache Spark
1 18 (9.38%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (3.13%) Apache
3 2 (1.04%) Confluence
4 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 113 (58.85%) AWS
2 66 (34.38%) Azure
3 33 (17.19%) GCP
4 25 (13.02%) AWS CloudFormation
5 12 (6.25%) Serverless
6 9 (4.69%) Amazon ECS
6 9 (4.69%) GitHub
6 9 (4.69%) SaaS
7 8 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (4.17%) IaaS
8 6 (3.13%) OpenShift
8 6 (3.13%) PaaS
9 4 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (2.08%) Amazon S3
9 4 (2.08%) AWS CodeBuild
9 4 (2.08%) AWS CodePipeline
9 4 (2.08%) Datadog
10 3 (1.56%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (1.04%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.69%) Firewall
2 7 (3.65%) HTTP
3 3 (1.56%) SSL
4 2 (1.04%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.04%) Kerberos
4 2 (1.04%) Multicast
4 2 (1.04%) Network Security
4 2 (1.04%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.04%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.52%) DNS
5 1 (0.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.94%) Hadoop
2 12 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 11 (5.73%) Big Data
4 8 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (4.17%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (3.13%) MySQL
7 5 (2.60%) Apache Hive
7 5 (2.60%) HBase
8 4 (2.08%) Impala
9 3 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.56%) Apache Ignite
9 3 (1.56%) Blockchain
9 3 (1.56%) Flink
9 3 (1.56%) KDB
9 3 (1.56%) Kdb+
9 3 (1.56%) SQL Server
10 2 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (1.04%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.52%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 90 (46.88%) Jenkins
2 35 (18.23%) Git (software)
3 22 (11.46%) TeamCity
4 10 (5.21%) GitLab
5 7 (3.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (3.13%) JIRA
6 6 (3.13%) JUnit
7 5 (2.60%) CircleCI
8 4 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (2.08%) SonarQube
8 4 (2.08%) Travis CI
9 3 (1.56%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.56%) Burp Suite
9 3 (1.56%) Selenium
10 2 (1.04%) Artifactory
10 2 (1.04%) GoCD
10 2 (1.04%) Subversion
10 2 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.52%) Spinnaker
General
1 27 (14.06%) Finance
2 11 (5.73%) Retail
3 9 (4.69%) Public Sector
4 6 (3.13%) Games
4 6 (3.13%) Law
5 4 (2.08%) Legal
6 3 (1.56%) Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Advertising
7 1 (0.52%) Front Office
7 1 (0.52%) Housing Association
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.90%) Kafka
2 12 (6.25%) .NET
3 7 (3.65%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (3.13%) Node.js
5 4 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (1.56%) gRPC
6 3 (1.56%) REST
6 3 (1.56%) Spring
6 3 (1.56%) Spring Boot
6 3 (1.56%) Web Services
7 2 (1.04%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.04%) Lambda Expressions
7 2 (1.04%) LDAP
7 2 (1.04%) OAuth
7 2 (1.04%) React
7 2 (1.04%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.04%) SAML
8 1 (0.52%) CSS
8 1 (0.52%) HTML5
8 1 (0.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.73%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (3.65%) Public Cloud
2 7 (3.65%) Video on Demand
3 3 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.56%) Equities
3 3 (1.56%) Hedge funds
3 3 (1.56%) PKI
4 1 (0.52%) Cloud Native
4 1 (0.52%) Clustering
4 1 (0.52%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.52%) Digital TV
4 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.52%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 68 (35.42%) Linux
2 11 (5.73%) Windows
3 4 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (2.08%) Unix
4 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (73.96%) DevOps
2 73 (38.02%) Infrastructure as Code
3 28 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (14.06%) Fintech
5 25 (13.02%) Microservices
6 22 (11.46%) Configuration Management
7 20 (10.42%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 18 (9.38%) Software Engineering
9 17 (8.85%) Data Science
10 16 (8.33%) Machine Learning
11 15 (7.81%) Deployment Automation
11 15 (7.81%) Open Source
12 11 (5.73%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (5.21%) Infrastructure Automation
14 9 (4.69%) Load Balancing
15 8 (4.17%) Computer Science
15 8 (4.17%) Continuous Delivery
15 8 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 8 (4.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 102 (53.13%) Python
2 42 (21.88%) Java
3 41 (21.35%) Bash Shell
4 34 (17.71%) Go
5 28 (14.58%) PowerShell
6 14 (7.29%) C++
7 13 (6.77%) C#
8 12 (6.25%) JavaScript
9 9 (4.69%) SQL
10 8 (4.17%) Scala
11 7 (3.65%) Perl
11 7 (3.65%) Ruby
12 4 (2.08%) Kotlin
12 4 (2.08%) PHP
13 2 (1.04%) C
14 1 (0.52%) Clojure
14 1 (0.52%) Elixir
14 1 (0.52%) Java 8
14 1 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (4.69%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (4.17%) Degree
3 4 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 146 (76.04%) Docker
2 12 (6.25%) vSphere
3 5 (2.60%) HDFS
4 2 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.52%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 192 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 118 (61.46%) Terraform
3 67 (34.90%) Ansible
4 51 (26.56%) Puppet
5 14 (7.29%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (5.73%) Prometheus
7 8 (4.17%) Grafana
8 3 (1.56%) Cobbler
8 3 (1.56%) Istio
8 3 (1.56%) Nagios
8 3 (1.56%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.52%) Ambari
10 1 (0.52%) Ganglia
10 1 (0.52%) Graphite
10 1 (0.52%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.52%) Kibana
10 1 (0.52%) Oozie
10 1 (0.52%) Rancher
10 1 (0.52%) Salt
Vendors
1 12 (6.25%) Google
2 9 (4.69%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.60%) Cloudera
3 5 (2.60%) Hortonworks
3 5 (2.60%) New Relic
3 5 (2.60%) Sybase
4 4 (2.08%) MapR
4 4 (2.08%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.08%) Splunk
5 3 (1.56%) Oracle
6 2 (1.04%) Databricks
6 2 (1.04%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.52%) IBM
7 1 (0.52%) VMware