Period
to 20 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Kubernetes Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 565 790 898
Rank change year-on-year +225 +108 +228
Permanent jobs requiring a Kubernetes Engineer 200 236 233
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.20% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 221 205 226
Median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -

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 60,484 119,845 143,503
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.16% 95.59% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 49,119 97,028 116,143
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
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 20 January 2021.

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 20 January 2021. 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 +196 188 £72,500 - 31
London +214 162 £75,000 - 25
Work from Home -31 56 £67,500 +12.50% 13
UK excluding London +156 27 £52,500 -12.50% 6
North of England +69 10 £53,750 -10.42%
Midlands +83 8 £47,500 -20.83% 1
North West +72 7 £55,000 -8.33%
West Midlands +69 7 £47,500 -20.83% 1
East of England +110 5 £57,500 -17.86%
Yorkshire +45 3 £47,500 -13.64%
South West +63 2 £50,000 - 2
Scotland +39 2 £80,000 +14.29%
East Midlands - 1 - -

Kubernetes Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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.

1 200 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 159 (79.50%) Docker
3 143 (71.50%) DevOps
4 122 (61.00%) AWS
5 116 (58.00%) Terraform
6 108 (54.00%) Python
7 89 (44.50%) Jenkins
8 78 (39.00%) Linux
8 78 (39.00%) Infrastructure as Code
9 76 (38.00%) Azure
10 63 (31.50%) Ansible
11 53 (26.50%) Java
12 50 (25.00%) Puppet
13 48 (24.00%) GCP
14 44 (22.00%) Bash Shell
15 43 (21.50%) Go
16 37 (18.50%) Finance
16 37 (18.50%) Agile Software Development
17 33 (16.50%) Fintech
18 32 (16.00%) Microservices
19 31 (15.50%) C#
20 26 (13.00%) Git (software)
21 25 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
22 24 (12.00%) AWS CloudFormation
23 23 (11.50%) Software Engineering
24 22 (11.00%) C++
24 22 (11.00%) .NET
24 22 (11.00%) Machine Learning
25 21 (10.50%) Games
26 20 (10.00%) Problem-Solving

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 15 (7.50%) Apache Spark
2 12 (6.00%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.50%) Apache
4 3 (1.50%) Drupal
4 3 (1.50%) WordPress
5 2 (1.00%) nginx
5 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.50%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (1.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 122 (61.00%) AWS
2 76 (38.00%) Azure
3 48 (24.00%) GCP
4 24 (12.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 17 (8.50%) Datadog
5 17 (8.50%) Serverless
6 16 (8.00%) Amazon ECS
7 15 (7.50%) GitHub
8 13 (6.50%) IaaS
9 12 (6.00%) PaaS
10 10 (5.00%) SaaS
11 6 (3.00%) AWS CodeBuild
11 6 (3.00%) AWS CodePipeline
12 5 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (2.50%) Pulumi
13 3 (1.50%) Amazon Kinesis
13 3 (1.50%) Cloudflare
13 3 (1.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.50%) Firewall
2 9 (4.50%) HTTP
3 7 (3.50%) DNS
4 6 (3.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.00%) ICMP
6 3 (1.50%) SSL
7 2 (1.00%) Multicast
7 2 (1.00%) tcpdump
7 2 (1.00%) VPN
8 1 (0.50%) DHCP
8 1 (0.50%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.50%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.50%) Network Security
8 1 (0.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.00%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (6.00%) Hadoop
3 11 (5.50%) Big Data
4 10 (5.00%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.50%) MySQL
6 6 (3.00%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.50%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.50%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.00%) BigQuery
8 4 (2.00%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.00%) KDB
9 2 (1.00%) Kdb+
10 1 (0.50%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.50%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.50%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.50%) HBase
10 1 (0.50%) Redis
10 1 (0.50%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 89 (44.50%) Jenkins
2 26 (13.00%) Git (software)
3 15 (7.50%) GitLab
4 14 (7.00%) TeamCity
5 9 (4.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (4.50%) JIRA
6 7 (3.50%) SonarQube
7 4 (2.00%) CircleCI
7 4 (2.00%) Travis CI
8 3 (1.50%) Burp Suite
9 2 (1.00%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.00%) Gradle
9 2 (1.00%) Maven
9 2 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.00%) Selenium
9 2 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.50%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.50%) JUnit
10 1 (0.50%) Subversion
10 1 (0.50%) Vagrant
General
1 37 (18.50%) Finance
2 21 (10.50%) Games
3 10 (5.00%) Retail
4 5 (2.50%) Automotive
4 5 (2.50%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.50%) Banking
5 3 (1.50%) Law
6 1 (0.50%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.00%) .NET
2 16 (8.00%) Node.js
3 13 (6.50%) Kafka
4 11 (5.50%) Elastic Stack
5 10 (5.00%) Web Services
6 7 (3.50%) RESTful
7 6 (3.00%) React
8 5 (2.50%) .NET Core
8 5 (2.50%) Lambda Expressions
8 5 (2.50%) Spring
8 5 (2.50%) Spring Boot
9 3 (1.50%) CSS
9 3 (1.50%) HTML
9 3 (1.50%) HTML5
10 2 (1.00%) Ruby on Rails
11 1 (0.50%) LAMP
11 1 (0.50%) LDAP
11 1 (0.50%) OAuth
11 1 (0.50%) SAML
11 1 (0.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.00%) Public Cloud
2 7 (3.50%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.00%) Video on Demand
4 5 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.50%) PKI
6 2 (1.00%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.50%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.50%) Clustering
7 1 (0.50%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.50%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 78 (39.00%) Linux
2 17 (8.50%) Windows
3 5 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (2.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (71.50%) DevOps
2 78 (39.00%) Infrastructure as Code
3 37 (18.50%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (16.50%) Fintech
5 32 (16.00%) Microservices
6 25 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (11.50%) Software Engineering
8 22 (11.00%) Machine Learning
9 20 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (10.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 19 (9.50%) Configuration Management
11 18 (9.00%) Data Science
12 16 (8.00%) Open Source
13 15 (7.50%) Scrum
14 13 (6.50%) Deployment Automation
14 13 (6.50%) Load Balancing
15 12 (6.00%) Continuous Delivery
16 11 (5.50%) Infrastructure Automation
17 10 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
17 10 (5.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 108 (54.00%) Python
2 53 (26.50%) Java
3 44 (22.00%) Bash Shell
4 43 (21.50%) Go
5 31 (15.50%) C#
6 22 (11.00%) C++
7 19 (9.50%) JavaScript
7 19 (9.50%) PowerShell
8 11 (5.50%) Ruby
9 10 (5.00%) Perl
9 10 (5.00%) PHP
10 4 (2.00%) AWK
10 4 (2.00%) sed
10 4 (2.00%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.50%) Java 8
11 3 (1.50%) Kotlin
11 3 (1.50%) Scala
11 3 (1.50%) SQL
12 2 (1.00%) C
12 2 (1.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (6.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.50%) Degree
3 6 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.50%) RHCE
4 5 (2.50%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 159 (79.50%) Docker
2 11 (5.50%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (3.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.50%) vSphere
5 1 (0.50%) HDFS
5 1 (0.50%) NFS
5 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 200 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 116 (58.00%) Terraform
3 63 (31.50%) Ansible
4 50 (25.00%) Puppet
5 18 (9.00%) Grafana
6 11 (5.50%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (5.50%) Prometheus
7 4 (2.00%) Consul
7 4 (2.00%) systemd
8 3 (1.50%) Istio
8 3 (1.50%) Nagios
9 1 (0.50%) Ambari
9 1 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.50%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.50%) Kibana
9 1 (0.50%) Knative
9 1 (0.50%) Oozie
9 1 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 16 (8.00%) Google
2 13 (6.50%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.50%) Red Hat
4 9 (4.50%) Splunk
5 7 (3.50%) VMware
6 4 (2.00%) Sybase
7 2 (1.00%) IBM
7 2 (1.00%) LogRhythm
7 2 (1.00%) Oracle
7 2 (1.00%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.50%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.50%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.50%) Databricks
8 1 (0.50%) Facebook
8 1 (0.50%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.50%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.50%) New Relic