Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Kubernetes skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Kubernetes over the 6 months to 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Kubernetes
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 276 619 1207
Rank change year-on-year +343 +588 -
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 2,108 635 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 0.36% 0.036%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.78% 4.27% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,787 513 60
UK median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £43,250 £42,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +15.00% -

Kubernetes is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 15,302 14,888 16,321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.82% 8.53% 7.82%
Number of salaries quoted 12,476 12,055 13,363
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.38%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65% +4.88%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in the UK

Kubernetes
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Kubernetes in the UK

Kubernetes
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Kubernetes in the UK

Kubernetes
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes within the UK over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. 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 +357 2,046 £65,000 -3.70% 400
London +225 1,329 £70,000 +3.70% 246
UK excluding London +437 757 £55,000 -4.35% 167
North of England +206 234 £52,500 -4.55% 51
South East +185 216 £58,000 -17.14% 45
North West +146 161 £52,500 -17.65% 37
East of England +132 136 £60,000 -11.11% 23
South West +66 77 £52,500 +10.53% 27
Yorkshire +81 60 £52,500 -4.55% 14
Midlands +35 58 £62,500 +25.00% 8
West Midlands +16 31 £58,750 +17.50% 5
East Midlands +31 27 £65,000 +30.00% 3
Scotland -22 21 £61,250 - 10
Northern Ireland - 18 £45,000 - 2
North East -4 13 £60,000 -25.00%
Wales - 5 £50,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing Kubernetes also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 1,868 (88.61%) Docker
2 1,446 (68.60%) DevOps
3 1,281 (60.77%) Amazon AWS
4 1,135 (53.84%) Python
5 1,073 (50.90%) Linux
6 941 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
7 894 (42.41%) Ansible
8 866 (41.08%) Puppet
9 793 (37.62%) Jenkins
10 785 (37.24%) Java
11 729 (34.58%) Opscode Chef
12 552 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
13 501 (23.77%) Ruby
13 501 (23.77%) Terraform
14 490 (23.24%) Microservices
15 476 (22.58%) Configuration Management
16 475 (22.53%) Continuous Integration
17 407 (19.31%) Finance
17 407 (19.31%) Bash Shell
18 404 (19.17%) Software Engineering
19 367 (17.41%) JavaScript
20 355 (16.84%) Google
21 341 (16.18%) Open Source
21 341 (16.18%) Git (software)
22 340 (16.13%) Node.js
23 325 (15.42%) Go
24 318 (15.09%) Google Cloud Platform
25 310 (14.71%) NoSQL
26 303 (14.37%) SQL
27 293 (13.90%) PostgreSQL

Kubernetes
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
1 282 (13.38%) OpenStack
2 198 (9.39%) Elasticsearch
3 165 (7.83%) Apache Spark
4 129 (6.12%) Apache
5 117 (5.55%) nginx
6 107 (5.08%) Cloud Foundry
7 93 (4.41%) Tomcat
8 71 (3.37%) Confluence
9 55 (2.61%) WebSphere
10 40 (1.90%) Apache Solr
11 29 (1.38%) Ethereum
12 27 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 26 (1.23%) JBoss
14 24 (1.14%) IIS
15 20 (0.95%) CloudStack
16 12 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
16 12 (0.57%) SharePoint
16 12 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
17 9 (0.43%) Hyperledger
18 7 (0.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.047%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (1.04%) Distributed Ledger
2 12 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.38%) NetSuite
3 8 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1,281 (60.77%) Amazon AWS
2 552 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 318 (15.09%) Google Cloud Platform
4 170 (8.06%) AWS CloudFormation
5 151 (7.16%) PaaS
6 150 (7.12%) SaaS
7 144 (6.83%) Amazon EC2
7 144 (6.83%) OpenShift
8 100 (4.74%) Cloud Computing
9 97 (4.60%) Amazon S3
10 94 (4.46%) GitHub
11 76 (3.61%) IaaS
12 42 (1.99%) npm
12 42 (1.99%) Serverless
13 36 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
14 30 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 29 (1.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 24 (1.14%) Slack
17 23 (1.09%) Route 53
18 22 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 127 (6.02%) Firewall
2 117 (5.55%) TCP/IP
3 103 (4.89%) VPN
4 100 (4.74%) DNS
5 59 (2.80%) HTTP
6 52 (2.47%) Internet
7 30 (1.42%) DHCP
8 29 (1.38%) SSL
9 25 (1.19%) SAN
10 21 (1.00%) IPsec
11 16 (0.76%) Broadband
11 16 (0.76%) Kerberos
12 14 (0.66%) VSAN
12 14 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (0.57%) NAS
13 12 (0.57%) VLAN
13 12 (0.57%) WAN
14 11 (0.52%) LAN
15 10 (0.47%) ICMP
15 10 (0.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 310 (14.71%) NoSQL
2 293 (13.90%) PostgreSQL
3 292 (13.85%) MySQL
4 291 (13.80%) MongoDB
5 223 (10.58%) Big Data
6 191 (9.06%) Apache Cassandra
7 153 (7.26%) Redis
8 140 (6.64%) Hadoop
9 93 (4.41%) Relational Database
10 74 (3.51%) SQL Server
11 67 (3.18%) Amazon RDS
12 66 (3.13%) Blockchain
13 43 (2.04%) RDBMS
14 38 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 38 (1.80%) Apache Hive
15 34 (1.61%) HBase
16 29 (1.38%) MariaDB
17 25 (1.19%) Couchbase
18 20 (0.95%) Oracle Database
19 17 (0.81%) Riak
Development Applications
1 793 (37.62%) Jenkins
2 341 (16.18%) Git (software)
3 170 (8.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 164 (7.78%) Maven
5 138 (6.55%) JIRA
6 132 (6.26%) TeamCity
7 120 (5.69%) Vagrant
8 105 (4.98%) Gradle
9 64 (3.04%) GitLab
10 56 (2.66%) Hudson
11 55 (2.61%) Cucumber
12 53 (2.51%) gulp
12 53 (2.51%) JUnit
13 47 (2.23%) Sonatype Nexus
14 46 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
15 45 (2.13%) Travis CI
16 44 (2.09%) Bitbucket
16 44 (2.09%) Selenium
17 36 (1.71%) Subversion
18 33 (1.57%) Jasmine
General
1 407 (19.31%) Finance
2 122 (5.79%) Games
3 105 (4.98%) Retail
4 77 (3.65%) Telecoms
5 76 (3.61%) Marketing
6 74 (3.51%) Legal
7 70 (3.32%) Banking
8 53 (2.51%) Manufacturing
9 52 (2.47%) Electronics
10 38 (1.80%) Law
11 25 (1.19%) Publishing
12 23 (1.09%) Advertising
13 15 (0.71%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.24%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.19%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.19%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.14%) Automotive
18 2 (0.095%) Back Office
19 1 (0.047%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 780 (37.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 401 (19.02%) Developer
3 193 (9.16%) AWS DevOps
4 179 (8.49%) Linux Engineer
5 170 (8.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 162 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
7 145 (6.88%) Architect
8 143 (6.78%) Software Engineer
9 136 (6.45%) Cloud Engineer
10 135 (6.40%) Java Developer
11 125 (5.93%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 124 (5.88%) Senior DevOps
13 119 (5.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 115 (5.46%) Lead DevOps
15 103 (4.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 83 (3.94%) Senior Developer
17 80 (3.80%) Administrator
17 80 (3.80%) Consultant
18 76 (3.61%) Systems Engineer
19 74 (3.51%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 340 (16.13%) Node.js
2 256 (12.14%) Web Services
3 203 (9.63%) .NET
4 174 (8.25%) AngularJS
5 167 (7.92%) React
6 165 (7.83%) REST
7 141 (6.69%) Kafka
7 141 (6.69%) Spring
8 125 (5.93%) RESTful
9 117 (5.55%) HTML
10 104 (4.93%) CSS
10 104 (4.93%) Elastic Stack
11 95 (4.51%) RabbitMQ
12 72 (3.42%) Spring Boot
13 66 (3.13%) Natural Language Processing
14 56 (2.66%) LAMP
15 52 (2.47%) ActiveMQ
16 48 (2.28%) Django
17 46 (2.18%) HTML5
18 38 (1.80%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 155 (7.35%) Fintech
2 129 (6.12%) Data Centre
3 128 (6.07%) Computer Science
4 124 (5.88%) Public Cloud
5 112 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
6 89 (4.22%) Greenfield Project
7 61 (2.89%) Private Cloud
8 56 (2.66%) Cyberthreat
9 50 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
10 45 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
11 37 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
12 33 (1.57%) User Experience
13 31 (1.47%) Cloud Native
13 31 (1.47%) Clustering
14 27 (1.28%) Replication
15 22 (1.04%) Blog
16 18 (0.85%) Bitcoin
16 18 (0.85%) Online Games
17 17 (0.81%) Robotics
18 15 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1,073 (50.90%) Linux
2 162 (7.69%) Unix
3 152 (7.21%) CentOS
4 115 (5.46%) Windows
5 114 (5.41%) Ubuntu
6 109 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 96 (4.55%) CoreOS
8 75 (3.56%) Debian
9 19 (0.90%) Android
10 18 (0.85%) DC/OS
11 15 (0.71%) Apple iOS
11 15 (0.71%) Windows Server
12 13 (0.62%) AIX
13 11 (0.52%) VMS
14 7 (0.33%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.28%) Data ONTAP
16 5 (0.24%) Mesosphere
16 5 (0.24%) Solaris
16 5 (0.24%) SUSE
16 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,446 (68.60%) DevOps
2 941 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
3 490 (23.24%) Microservices
4 476 (22.58%) Configuration Management
5 475 (22.53%) Continuous Integration
6 404 (19.17%) Software Engineering
7 341 (16.18%) Open Source
8 280 (13.28%) Scrum
9 271 (12.86%) TDD
10 263 (12.48%) Continuous Delivery
11 210 (9.96%) Test Automation
12 187 (8.87%) Machine Learning
13 174 (8.25%) BDD
14 130 (6.17%) Mentoring
15 126 (5.98%) E-Commerce
16 122 (5.79%) High Availability
17 118 (5.60%) SDLC
18 109 (5.17%) Migration
19 96 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
20 94 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,135 (53.84%) Python
2 785 (37.24%) Java
3 501 (23.77%) Ruby
4 407 (19.31%) Bash Shell
5 367 (17.41%) JavaScript
6 325 (15.42%) Go
7 303 (14.37%) SQL
8 199 (9.44%) C#
9 162 (7.69%) Perl
10 142 (6.74%) Scala
11 134 (6.36%) Shell Script
12 128 (6.07%) PHP
13 111 (5.27%) C++
14 76 (3.61%) Groovy
15 75 (3.56%) PowerShell
16 69 (3.27%) C
17 50 (2.37%) ES6
18 32 (1.52%) Clojure
19 22 (1.04%) VB.NET
20 20 (0.95%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 156 (7.40%) Degree
2 107 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 77 (3.65%) SC Cleared
4 70 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (0.81%) Master's Degree
6 14 (0.66%) ISTQB
7 12 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (0.47%) PhD
8 10 (0.47%) Sun Certification
9 8 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.33%) OCP
10 7 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
11 6 (0.28%) AWS Certification
12 4 (0.19%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.14%) CCIE
13 3 (0.14%) JNCIE
13 3 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 2 (0.095%) CEH
14 2 (0.095%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (4.79%) GCP
2 82 (3.89%) QA
3 10 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.43%) SLA
5 6 (0.28%) GDPR
6 5 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.24%) PSD2
6 5 (0.24%) SEPA
7 2 (0.095%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.095%) PMO
8 1 (0.047%) COBIT
8 1 (0.047%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.047%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.047%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.047%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.047%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1,868 (88.61%) Docker
2 104 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (3.65%) Virtual Machines
4 48 (2.28%) vSphere
5 45 (2.13%) LXC
6 40 (1.90%) Ceph
7 34 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
8 29 (1.38%) VirtualBox
9 24 (1.14%) HDFS
9 24 (1.14%) iptables
10 21 (1.00%) Hyper-V
11 19 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 18 (0.85%) Xen
13 17 (0.81%) VMware NSX
14 16 (0.76%) Varnish
15 15 (0.71%) KVM
16 9 (0.43%) Apache Flume
16 9 (0.43%) GlusterFS
17 8 (0.38%) Active Directory
17 8 (0.38%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 894 (42.41%) Ansible
2 866 (41.08%) Puppet
3 729 (34.58%) Opscode Chef
4 501 (23.77%) Terraform
5 141 (6.69%) Docker Swarm
6 122 (5.79%) Packer
7 102 (4.84%) Salt
8 95 (4.51%) Mesos
9 89 (4.22%) Nagios
10 72 (3.42%) Prometheus
11 50 (2.37%) Kibana
12 45 (2.13%) Rancher
13 41 (1.94%) logstash
14 35 (1.66%) Grafana
15 30 (1.42%) Consul
16 26 (1.23%) ZABBIX
17 23 (1.09%) HAProxy
18 21 (1.00%) Rundeck
19 20 (0.95%) Marathon
19 20 (0.95%) rkt
Vendors
1 355 (16.84%) Google
2 226 (10.72%) VMware
3 174 (8.25%) Red Hat
4 145 (6.88%) Oracle
5 118 (5.60%) Microsoft
6 81 (3.84%) Splunk
7 78 (3.70%) SaltStack
8 70 (3.32%) SAP
9 58 (2.75%) IBM
10 48 (2.28%) New Relic
11 43 (2.04%) AppDynamics
12 39 (1.85%) Atlassian
13 27 (1.28%) NetApp
14 24 (1.14%) Rackspace
15 18 (0.85%) Hortonworks
15 18 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
16 17 (0.81%) Twitter
17 14 (0.66%) CA
18 13 (0.62%) CA Agile Central
18 13 (0.62%) Micro Focus