Period
to 15 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Kubernetes Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 January 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 876 1110 1182
Rank change year-on-year +234 +72 +107
Permanent jobs requiring a Kubernetes Engineer 234 64 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.037% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.039% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 210 47 15
UK median annual salary £75,000 £60,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -22.58% -1.59%
10th Percentile £50,000 £53,250 £60,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,500 £95,000
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 144,966 165,748 169,118
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.17% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 115,942 134,477 140,788
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £79,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 +221 226 £75,000 +20.00% 53
London +164 166 £77,500 +10.71% 36
UK excluding London +91 64 £60,000 - 18
North of England +74 38 £60,000 - 6
North West +55 25 £60,000 - 3
South East +47 15 £60,000 -12.73% 9
Yorkshire - 13 £60,000 - 3
West Midlands +41 5 £60,000 -14.29% 1
Midlands +38 5 £60,000 -14.29% 1
Scotland - 3 £65,000 -
East of England +10 1 £75,000 +25.00%
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 £57,500 -

Kubernetes Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 234 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 205 (87.61%) Docker
2 205 (87.61%) DevOps
3 154 (65.81%) Amazon AWS
4 147 (62.82%) Ansible
5 140 (59.83%) Python
6 120 (51.28%) Linux
7 116 (49.57%) Jenkins
8 107 (45.73%) Agile Software Development
9 99 (42.31%) Puppet
10 97 (41.45%) Microsoft Azure
11 85 (36.32%) Google Cloud Platform
12 84 (35.90%) Bash Shell
12 84 (35.90%) Terraform
13 74 (31.62%) Configuration Management
14 56 (23.93%) Google
15 54 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
16 52 (22.22%) Finance
16 52 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
17 50 (21.37%) PaaS
18 48 (20.51%) Public Cloud
19 42 (17.95%) Microservices
20 39 (16.67%) SaaS
20 39 (16.67%) TeamCity
21 38 (16.24%) Maven
21 38 (16.24%) IaaS
21 38 (16.24%) Go
22 37 (15.81%) Ruby
23 36 (15.38%) Perl
24 33 (14.10%) Unix

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 8 (3.42%) Apache
2 7 (2.99%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.28%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.85%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Magento
2 1 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 154 (65.81%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (41.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (36.32%) Google Cloud Platform
4 50 (21.37%) PaaS
5 39 (16.67%) SaaS
6 38 (16.24%) IaaS
7 19 (8.12%) OpenShift
7 19 (8.12%) Serverless
8 15 (6.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 11 (4.70%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (2.14%) Heroku
12 4 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (1.71%) Amazon S3
12 4 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.85%) GitHub
13 2 (0.85%) Office 365
14 1 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.43%) Azure Functions
14 1 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (12.82%) Firewall
2 6 (2.56%) VPN
3 4 (1.71%) DNS
3 4 (1.71%) Internet
4 3 (1.28%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.85%) Network Security
6 1 (0.43%) DSL
6 1 (0.43%) HTTP
6 1 (0.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.26%) Big Data
2 12 (5.13%) Blockchain
3 11 (4.70%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.42%) MySQL
4 8 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.56%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.14%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.85%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon Athena
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.43%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.43%) Redis
9 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 116 (49.57%) Jenkins
2 39 (16.67%) TeamCity
3 38 (16.24%) Maven
4 32 (13.68%) CircleCI
5 28 (11.97%) Codeship
6 23 (9.83%) Gradle
7 22 (9.40%) Ant
7 22 (9.40%) Visual Studio Team System
8 18 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
9 17 (7.26%) Git (software)
10 6 (2.56%) git-flow
11 4 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.71%) GoCD
11 4 (1.71%) JIRA
11 4 (1.71%) Vagrant
12 3 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (1.28%) SonarQube
12 3 (1.28%) Travis CI
12 3 (1.28%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.85%) GitLab
General
1 52 (22.22%) Finance
2 23 (9.83%) Financial Institution
3 12 (5.13%) Marketing
4 10 (4.27%) Electronics
5 9 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.99%) Retail
7 6 (2.56%) Law
8 5 (2.14%) Banking
9 4 (1.71%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.28%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.54%) .NET
2 21 (8.97%) Web Services
3 15 (6.41%) Kafka
4 12 (5.13%) Node.js
5 9 (3.85%) REST
6 7 (2.99%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (2.14%) LAMP
7 5 (2.14%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (1.71%) React
9 2 (0.85%) .NET Core
9 2 (0.85%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.85%) CSS
9 2 (0.85%) Django
9 2 (0.85%) GraphQL
9 2 (0.85%) HTML
9 2 (0.85%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (0.85%) LDAP
9 2 (0.85%) React Native
9 2 (0.85%) Spring
10 1 (0.43%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 48 (20.51%) Public Cloud
2 27 (11.54%) Fintech
3 24 (10.26%) Enterprise Software
4 22 (9.40%) Data Centre
5 13 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (4.70%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (4.27%) Hedge funds
7 10 (4.27%) Management Information System
8 9 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (2.56%) Renewable Energy
10 3 (1.28%) Video on Demand
11 2 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.85%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.85%) Online Gambling
11 2 (0.85%) PKI
11 2 (0.85%) Video\Live Streaming
12 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.43%) Blog
12 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.43%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 120 (51.28%) Linux
2 33 (14.10%) Unix
3 19 (8.12%) Windows
4 5 (2.14%) CentOS
4 5 (2.14%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.28%) CoreOS
5 3 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon Linux
6 1 (0.43%) Debian
6 1 (0.43%) Fedora
6 1 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (87.61%) DevOps
2 107 (45.73%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (31.62%) Configuration Management
4 54 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (17.95%) Microservices
6 28 (11.97%) Software Engineering
7 26 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 24 (10.26%) Load Balancing
9 22 (9.40%) Artefact Management
9 22 (9.40%) Kalman Filter
9 22 (9.40%) Security Testing
10 21 (8.97%) Deployment Automation
11 20 (8.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 19 (8.12%) Machine Learning
13 16 (6.84%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 15 (6.41%) Open Source
15 14 (5.98%) Cloud Operations
15 14 (5.98%) Cybersecurity
15 14 (5.98%) Immutable Infrastructure
16 13 (5.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 140 (59.83%) Python
2 84 (35.90%) Bash Shell
3 38 (16.24%) Go
4 37 (15.81%) Ruby
5 36 (15.38%) Perl
6 23 (9.83%) Java
7 11 (4.70%) SQL
8 7 (2.99%) JavaScript
8 7 (2.99%) PHP
9 6 (2.56%) Scala
10 4 (1.71%) C#
10 4 (1.71%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.85%) C++
12 1 (0.43%) C
12 1 (0.43%) Clojure
12 1 (0.43%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 15 (6.41%) Degree
2 10 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.14%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.71%) QA
2 3 (1.28%) SLA
3 1 (0.43%) GDPR
3 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 205 (87.61%) Docker
2 26 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (9.40%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.85%) HDFS
5 2 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.43%) KVM
6 1 (0.43%) QEMU
6 1 (0.43%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 234 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 147 (62.82%) Ansible
3 99 (42.31%) Puppet
4 84 (35.90%) Terraform
5 52 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (11.97%) CFEngine
7 18 (7.69%) Nagios
8 14 (5.98%) Sysdig
9 11 (4.70%) Grafana
10 10 (4.27%) Packer
11 7 (2.99%) Prometheus
11 7 (2.99%) Salt
12 4 (1.71%) Kibana
13 3 (1.28%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (1.28%) Graphite
13 3 (1.28%) Mesos
13 3 (1.28%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.85%) Consul
14 2 (0.85%) Hadoop YARN
14 2 (0.85%) Opsview
Vendors
1 56 (23.93%) Google
2 28 (11.97%) Atlassian
2 28 (11.97%) VMware
3 16 (6.84%) AppDynamics
3 16 (6.84%) Splunk
4 14 (5.98%) Oracle
4 14 (5.98%) WorldPay
5 9 (3.85%) SAP
6 6 (2.56%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.14%) Rackspace
8 3 (1.28%) Microsoft
9 2 (0.85%) Percona