Period
to 22 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Kubernetes Engineer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 778 993 1149
Rank change year-on-year +215 +156 +109
Permanent jobs requiring a Kubernetes Engineer 288 187 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.11% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.12% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 247 162 56
UK median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% +16.67% -33.33%
10th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £87,500 £83,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £58,750
% change year-on-year - +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 130,848 158,073 167,410
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.65% 95.92% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 104,432 127,374 134,035
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 October 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 October 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 +190 285 £73,750 +5.36% 36
London +164 215 £80,000 +6.67% 22
UK excluding London +85 70 £60,000 - 14
North of England +50 39 £60,000 +9.09% 6
North West +52 30 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Midlands +57 10 £60,000 - 2
West Midlands +49 10 £60,000 - 2
South East +39 9 £95,000 +58.33% 3
Yorkshire +11 9 £60,000 +17.07% 2
South West - 6 £52,500 - 2
East of England +63 4 £70,000 -6.67% 1
Scotland +24 1 £70,000 -15.15%
Wales - 1 £37,500 -

Kubernetes Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 288 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 258 (89.58%) DevOps
3 236 (81.94%) Docker
4 201 (69.79%) AWS
5 187 (64.93%) Terraform
6 169 (58.68%) Linux
7 164 (56.94%) Python
8 162 (56.25%) Ansible
9 145 (50.35%) GCP
10 135 (46.88%) Jenkins
11 120 (41.67%) Puppet
12 119 (41.32%) Azure
13 109 (37.85%) Microservices
14 85 (29.51%) Bash Shell
15 84 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
16 76 (26.39%) Continuous Integration
17 75 (26.04%) Infrastructure as Code
18 70 (24.31%) Opscode Chef
19 58 (20.14%) Java
19 58 (20.14%) Configuration Management
20 57 (19.79%) Elastic Stack
21 55 (19.10%) Public Cloud
22 47 (16.32%) Prometheus
23 46 (15.97%) Ruby
24 43 (14.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
25 42 (14.58%) Go
25 42 (14.58%) Packer
26 41 (14.24%) Open Source
27 40 (13.89%) Finance
28 38 (13.19%) Google

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 19 (6.60%) Confluence
2 10 (3.47%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.74%) Apache
3 5 (1.74%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.39%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.39%) WordPress
5 3 (1.04%) CMS
5 3 (1.04%) Drupal
5 3 (1.04%) IIS
5 3 (1.04%) nginx
5 3 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.04%) SugarCRM
6 2 (0.69%) JBoss
6 2 (0.69%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.35%) CloudStack
Cloud Services
1 201 (69.79%) AWS
2 145 (50.35%) GCP
3 119 (41.32%) Azure
4 31 (10.76%) SaaS
5 24 (8.33%) IaaS
6 23 (7.99%) GitHub
7 22 (7.64%) PaaS
8 20 (6.94%) Datadog
9 13 (4.51%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (3.82%) Serverless
11 9 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (2.78%) Amazon S3
13 7 (2.43%) IBM Cloud
14 6 (2.08%) Amazon ECS
14 6 (2.08%) OpenShift
15 5 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
16 4 (1.39%) Office 365
17 3 (1.04%) Route 53
17 3 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.29%) Firewall
2 18 (6.25%) VPN
3 10 (3.47%) DNS
3 10 (3.47%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.74%) DHCP
5 3 (1.04%) Broadband
5 3 (1.04%) SMTP
6 2 (0.69%) HTTP
6 2 (0.69%) Internet
6 2 (0.69%) OpenVPN
6 2 (0.69%) SSL
7 1 (0.35%) FTP
7 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.35%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.68%) NoSQL
1 25 (8.68%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (7.64%) Big Data
3 7 (2.43%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (2.43%) MySQL
4 5 (1.74%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.39%) Redis
6 3 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (1.04%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.69%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.69%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.69%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.35%) Riak
Development Applications
1 135 (46.88%) Jenkins
2 43 (14.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 34 (11.81%) Git (software)
4 30 (10.42%) GitLab
5 27 (9.38%) TeamCity
6 20 (6.94%) JIRA
7 18 (6.25%) CircleCI
8 17 (5.90%) Bitbucket
9 13 (4.51%) Vagrant
10 12 (4.17%) Codeship
11 11 (3.82%) Travis CI
12 6 (2.08%) Artifactory
13 5 (1.74%) Octopus Deploy
14 3 (1.04%) Hudson
14 3 (1.04%) Mocha
14 3 (1.04%) Subversion
15 2 (0.69%) Appium
15 2 (0.69%) Maven
16 1 (0.35%) Ant
16 1 (0.35%) Gradle
General
1 40 (13.89%) Finance
2 19 (6.60%) Games
3 18 (6.25%) Banking
4 9 (3.13%) Retail
5 8 (2.78%) Law
6 6 (2.08%) Front Office
7 3 (1.04%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.04%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.35%) Automotive
8 1 (0.35%) Back Office
8 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (19.79%) Elastic Stack
2 24 (8.33%) Node.js
3 20 (6.94%) React
4 18 (6.25%) React Native
5 17 (5.90%) RabbitMQ
6 8 (2.78%) Kafka
7 7 (2.43%) .NET
7 7 (2.43%) Sensu
7 7 (2.43%) Web Services
8 4 (1.39%) LAMP
8 4 (1.39%) RESTful
9 3 (1.04%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.04%) Chai
9 3 (1.04%) Enzyme
9 3 (1.04%) Jest
9 3 (1.04%) LEMP Stack
9 3 (1.04%) Velocity
10 2 (0.69%) Flask
10 2 (0.69%) Lambda Expressions
10 2 (0.69%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 55 (19.10%) Public Cloud
2 18 (6.25%) Video\Live Streaming
3 16 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (3.13%) Algorithms
4 9 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 9 (3.13%) Online Gambling
5 6 (2.08%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.08%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.39%) Cloud Native
6 4 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.04%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.04%) Fibre Optics
7 3 (1.04%) iPad
7 3 (1.04%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.69%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.69%) PKI
9 1 (0.35%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.35%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.35%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 169 (58.68%) Linux
2 32 (11.11%) Unix
3 28 (9.72%) CentOS
4 24 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (6.60%) Windows
6 9 (3.13%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.39%) Android
7 4 (1.39%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.39%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.69%) Debian
8 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (89.58%) DevOps
2 109 (37.85%) Microservices
3 84 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (26.39%) Continuous Integration
5 75 (26.04%) Infrastructure as Code
6 58 (20.14%) Configuration Management
7 41 (14.24%) Open Source
8 37 (12.85%) Artificial Intelligence
8 37 (12.85%) Load Balancing
8 37 (12.85%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 33 (11.46%) Machine Learning
10 27 (9.38%) Deployment Automation
11 25 (8.68%) Continuous Deployment
11 25 (8.68%) Software Engineering
11 25 (8.68%) TDD
12 21 (7.29%) Fintech
13 20 (6.94%) Infrastructure Automation
14 19 (6.60%) B2B
15 18 (6.25%) IT Strategy
15 18 (6.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 164 (56.94%) Python
2 85 (29.51%) Bash Shell
3 58 (20.14%) Java
4 46 (15.97%) Ruby
5 42 (14.58%) Go
6 28 (9.72%) SQL
7 16 (5.56%) Perl
7 16 (5.56%) TypeScript
8 13 (4.51%) JavaScript
9 10 (3.47%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.08%) C#
10 6 (2.08%) Kotlin
11 4 (1.39%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.04%) ES6
12 3 (1.04%) PHP
13 2 (0.69%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.69%) Java 8
14 1 (0.35%) Groovy
14 1 (0.35%) Korn
14 1 (0.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (7.64%) Degree
2 12 (4.17%) PhD
3 5 (1.74%) CISM
3 5 (1.74%) CISSP
4 3 (1.04%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.04%) CISA
4 3 (1.04%) CISMP
4 3 (1.04%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
4 3 (1.04%) ISSMP
4 3 (1.04%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (0.69%) CCSP
5 2 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.69%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.35%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.82%) QA
2 3 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.35%) GDPR
3 1 (0.35%) PSD2
System Software
1 236 (81.94%) Docker
2 6 (2.08%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.04%) LXC
5 2 (0.69%) NFS
5 2 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.35%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 288 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 187 (64.93%) Terraform
3 162 (56.25%) Ansible
4 120 (41.67%) Puppet
5 70 (24.31%) Opscode Chef
6 47 (16.32%) Prometheus
7 42 (14.58%) Packer
8 37 (12.85%) Graphite
9 34 (11.81%) Grafana
10 33 (11.46%) Docker Swarm
11 30 (10.42%) Consul
12 29 (10.07%) Salt
13 18 (6.25%) Kibana
14 14 (4.86%) Nagios
14 14 (4.86%) ZABBIX
15 12 (4.17%) CFEngine
15 12 (4.17%) Opsview
16 4 (1.39%) logstash
17 3 (1.04%) Rancher
18 1 (0.35%) rkt
Vendors
1 38 (13.19%) Google
2 18 (6.25%) Atlassian
3 6 (2.08%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.08%) Red Hat
3 6 (2.08%) VMware
4 5 (1.74%) Splunk
5 4 (1.39%) Oracle
6 3 (1.04%) hybris
6 3 (1.04%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.69%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.69%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.35%) Intel
8 1 (0.35%) LogRhythm
8 1 (0.35%) New Relic
8 1 (0.35%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.35%) Snowplow
8 1 (0.35%) Sybase