Period
to 17 October 2017

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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Kubernetes
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 320 789 1245
Rank change year-on-year +469 +456 -
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 1773 474 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 0.25% 0.024%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.45% 2.86% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1453 370 39
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% - -
10th Percentile £43,550 £45,000 £52,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +15.79% -

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 15491 16590 16698
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.86% 8.65% 7.67%
Number of salaries quoted 12653 13414 13475
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +3.23%
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 17 October 2017.

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 17 October 2017. 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 +478 1716 £65,000 -10.34% 202
London +292 1247 £72,500 - 149
UK excluding London +400 489 £55,000 - 57
South East +252 202 £60,000 -11.11% 9
North of England +137 140 £52,500 +5.00% 24
North West +86 99 £51,250 +7.89% 12
East of England +74 64 £60,000 - 12
Yorkshire +66 36 £52,500 +5.00% 11
South West +43 31 £45,000 +38.46% 6
Midlands +48 27 £50,000 +66.67% 2
West Midlands +29 16 £50,000 +66.67% 1
Northern Ireland - 16 £45,000 - 2
East Midlands - 11 £40,000 - 1
Scotland -23 10 £52,500 - 2
North East - 5 £42,500 - 1
Wales - 2 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, 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 1557 (87.82%) Docker
2 1166 (65.76%) DevOps
3 1035 (58.38%) Amazon AWS
4 935 (52.74%) Linux
5 910 (51.33%) Python
6 839 (47.32%) Ansible
7 761 (42.92%) Puppet
8 710 (40.05%) Agile Software Development
9 640 (36.10%) Jenkins
10 599 (33.78%) Opscode Chef
11 549 (30.96%) Java
12 445 (25.10%) Continuous Integration
13 387 (21.83%) Finance
14 385 (21.71%) Microservices
15 384 (21.66%) Microsoft Azure
16 380 (21.43%) Ruby
17 378 (21.32%) Terraform
18 353 (19.91%) Configuration Management
19 350 (19.74%) Bash Shell
20 308 (17.37%) Google
21 305 (17.20%) Git (software)
22 301 (16.98%) Node.js
23 290 (16.36%) JavaScript
24 289 (16.30%) Software Engineering
25 286 (16.13%) Google Cloud Platform
26 284 (16.02%) Open Source
26 284 (16.02%) Go
27 277 (15.62%) NoSQL
28 255 (14.38%) TDD
29 248 (13.99%) MySQL

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
1 218 (12.30%) OpenStack
2 206 (11.62%) Elasticsearch
3 149 (8.40%) Apache
4 127 (7.16%) Apache Spark
5 121 (6.82%) nginx
6 103 (5.81%) Cloud Foundry
7 82 (4.62%) Tomcat
8 42 (2.37%) Confluence
9 41 (2.31%) WebSphere
10 36 (2.03%) Apache Solr
11 35 (1.97%) IIS
12 24 (1.35%) Ethereum
13 18 (1.02%) CloudStack
13 18 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 17 (0.96%) JBoss
15 14 (0.79%) Hyperledger
16 13 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
16 13 (0.73%) SharePoint
16 13 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
17 9 (0.51%) Tornado
Applications
1 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 13 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.28%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1035 (58.38%) Amazon AWS
2 384 (21.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 286 (16.13%) Google Cloud Platform
4 141 (7.95%) AWS CloudFormation
5 137 (7.73%) PaaS
6 108 (6.09%) SaaS
7 95 (5.36%) GitHub
8 84 (4.74%) Amazon EC2
9 83 (4.68%) OpenShift
10 70 (3.95%) IaaS
11 69 (3.89%) Cloud Computing
12 52 (2.93%) Serverless
13 44 (2.48%) Amazon S3
14 36 (2.03%) npm
15 35 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
16 31 (1.75%) IBM Cloud
17 24 (1.35%) Google App Engine
18 21 (1.18%) CloudBees
19 20 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 18 (1.02%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 81 (4.57%) DNS
2 75 (4.23%) Firewall
3 71 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 67 (3.78%) Internet
5 59 (3.33%) VPN
6 55 (3.10%) HTTP
7 33 (1.86%) SSL
8 30 (1.69%) IPsec
9 18 (1.02%) SAN
10 16 (0.90%) Network Security
11 15 (0.85%) BGP
12 14 (0.79%) VLAN
13 12 (0.68%) DHCP
13 12 (0.68%) Kerberos
14 10 (0.56%) OpenVPN
15 8 (0.45%) SMTP
16 7 (0.39%) NAS
17 6 (0.34%) LDAP
17 6 (0.34%) SNMP
17 6 (0.34%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 277 (15.62%) NoSQL
2 248 (13.99%) MySQL
3 220 (12.41%) MongoDB
4 199 (11.22%) PostgreSQL
5 179 (10.10%) Apache Cassandra
6 164 (9.25%) Big Data
7 131 (7.39%) Redis
8 116 (6.54%) Hadoop
9 74 (4.17%) Relational Database
10 60 (3.38%) SQL Server
11 55 (3.10%) Amazon RDS
12 52 (2.93%) Blockchain
13 32 (1.80%) RDBMS
14 30 (1.69%) MariaDB
15 29 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 25 (1.41%) Event Store
16 25 (1.41%) Oracle Database
17 21 (1.18%) Neo4j
18 19 (1.07%) HBase
18 19 (1.07%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 640 (36.10%) Jenkins
2 305 (17.20%) Git (software)
3 129 (7.28%) Maven
4 110 (6.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 108 (6.09%) Vagrant
6 99 (5.58%) TeamCity
7 98 (5.53%) JIRA
8 82 (4.62%) Gradle
9 70 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 64 (3.61%) gulp
11 61 (3.44%) GitLab
12 48 (2.71%) Hudson
13 47 (2.65%) JUnit
14 45 (2.54%) Bitbucket
15 43 (2.43%) Jasmine
16 41 (2.31%) Grunt
17 38 (2.14%) Selenium
18 36 (2.03%) Subversion
18 36 (2.03%) Travis CI
19 34 (1.92%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 387 (21.83%) Finance
2 132 (7.45%) Marketing
3 123 (6.94%) Telecoms
4 106 (5.98%) Manufacturing
5 103 (5.81%) Electronics
6 99 (5.58%) Games
7 55 (3.10%) Retail
8 48 (2.71%) Banking
9 47 (2.65%) Legal
10 26 (1.47%) Publishing
11 16 (0.90%) Advertising
12 11 (0.62%) Law
13 10 (0.56%) Online Betting
14 7 (0.39%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.34%) Automotive
16 4 (0.23%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.11%) Financial Institution
18 1 (0.056%) Back Office
18 1 (0.056%) Billing
18 1 (0.056%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 681 (38.41%) DevOps Engineer
2 307 (17.32%) Developer
3 176 (9.93%) AWS DevOps
4 171 (9.64%) AWS Engineer
5 166 (9.36%) Architect
6 157 (8.86%) Linux Engineer
7 149 (8.40%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 129 (7.28%) Cloud Engineer
9 119 (6.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 116 (6.54%) Lead DevOps
11 103 (5.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 92 (5.19%) Java Developer
12 92 (5.19%) Senior DevOps
13 90 (5.08%) Software Engineer
14 80 (4.51%) Senior Developer
15 78 (4.40%) Administrator
15 78 (4.40%) Platform Engineer
16 75 (4.23%) Systems Administrator
17 74 (4.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 63 (3.55%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (16.98%) Node.js
2 169 (9.53%) .NET
3 168 (9.48%) Web Services
4 133 (7.50%) React
5 128 (7.22%) AngularJS
6 126 (7.11%) Elastic Stack
7 121 (6.82%) REST
8 118 (6.66%) Kafka
9 104 (5.87%) HTML
10 101 (5.70%) CSS
11 96 (5.41%) RESTful
12 71 (4.00%) Spring
13 69 (3.89%) HTML5
14 56 (3.16%) ActiveMQ
14 56 (3.16%) Sass
15 55 (3.10%) RabbitMQ
16 49 (2.76%) LAMP
17 44 (2.48%) Natural Language Processing
17 44 (2.48%) Redux
18 40 (2.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 141 (7.95%) Fintech
2 114 (6.43%) Public Cloud
3 81 (4.57%) Computer Science
4 76 (4.29%) Data Centre
5 72 (4.06%) Greenfield Project
6 66 (3.72%) Private Cloud
7 54 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
8 51 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
8 51 (2.88%) Clustering
8 51 (2.88%) Hybrid Cloud
8 51 (2.88%) Linux Command Line
9 40 (2.26%) User Experience
10 35 (1.97%) Cyberthreat
11 27 (1.52%) Blog
12 22 (1.24%) Replication
13 14 (0.79%) PKI
14 13 (0.73%) Mobile App
14 13 (0.73%) N-Tier
14 13 (0.73%) Virtual Team
15 11 (0.62%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 935 (52.74%) Linux
2 144 (8.12%) CentOS
3 141 (7.95%) Unix
4 133 (7.50%) Windows
5 108 (6.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 92 (5.19%) Ubuntu
7 81 (4.57%) CoreOS
8 57 (3.21%) Debian
9 13 (0.73%) Android
10 12 (0.68%) Apple iOS
11 11 (0.62%) Windows Server
12 10 (0.56%) AIX
13 4 (0.23%) Mesosphere
13 4 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.17%) Solaris
14 3 (0.17%) VMS
15 2 (0.11%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.056%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1166 (65.76%) DevOps
2 710 (40.05%) Agile Software Development
3 445 (25.10%) Continuous Integration
4 385 (21.71%) Microservices
5 353 (19.91%) Configuration Management
6 289 (16.30%) Software Engineering
7 284 (16.02%) Open Source
8 255 (14.38%) TDD
9 220 (12.41%) Continuous Delivery
10 204 (11.51%) Scrum
11 167 (9.42%) BDD
12 157 (8.86%) Machine Learning
13 127 (7.16%) Business Intelligence
14 126 (7.11%) Kanban
14 126 (7.11%) Mentoring
15 125 (7.05%) Digital Marketing
16 122 (6.88%) E-Commerce
17 115 (6.49%) Test Automation
18 107 (6.03%) Programme Management
19 100 (5.64%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 910 (51.33%) Python
2 549 (30.96%) Java
3 380 (21.43%) Ruby
4 350 (19.74%) Bash Shell
5 290 (16.36%) JavaScript
6 284 (16.02%) Go
7 191 (10.77%) SQL
8 160 (9.02%) Perl
9 156 (8.80%) PHP
10 111 (6.26%) C#
11 105 (5.92%) C++
12 103 (5.81%) Shell Script
13 100 (5.64%) Scala
14 88 (4.96%) PowerShell
15 68 (3.84%) Groovy
16 65 (3.67%) C
17 46 (2.59%) ES6
18 27 (1.52%) GraphQL
19 19 (1.07%) Clojure
20 14 (0.79%) Jython
Qualifications
1 140 (7.90%) Degree
2 61 (3.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (1.92%) Security Cleared
4 22 (1.24%) SC Cleared
5 13 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (0.62%) PhD
7 9 (0.51%) AWS Certification
8 7 (0.39%) OCP
8 7 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
9 6 (0.34%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.23%) CISSP
10 4 (0.23%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.11%) CISM
11 2 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.11%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.056%) CCNA
12 1 (0.056%) CESG Certified Professional
12 1 (0.056%) ISEB
12 1 (0.056%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (4.17%) GCP
2 62 (3.50%) QA
3 11 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.28%) COBIT
5 4 (0.23%) PMBOK
6 3 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
6 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.17%) SEPA
6 3 (0.17%) SSAE 16
7 2 (0.11%) GDPR
8 1 (0.056%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.056%) PSD2
8 1 (0.056%) SLA
System Software
1 1557 (87.82%) Docker
2 66 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (3.27%) Virtual Machines
4 50 (2.82%) LXC
5 34 (1.92%) iptables
6 32 (1.80%) vSphere
7 28 (1.58%) etcd
8 27 (1.52%) Ceph
9 23 (1.30%) Varnish
10 21 (1.18%) Xen
11 18 (1.02%) flannel
12 14 (0.79%) Active Directory
13 13 (0.73%) VirtualBox
14 12 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
15 10 (0.56%) GlusterFS
16 9 (0.51%) KVM
17 8 (0.45%) HDFS
17 8 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 7 (0.39%) OpenAM
18 7 (0.39%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 839 (47.32%) Ansible
2 761 (42.92%) Puppet
3 599 (33.78%) Opscode Chef
4 378 (21.32%) Terraform
5 96 (5.41%) Mesos
5 96 (5.41%) Nagios
6 76 (4.29%) Docker Swarm
7 72 (4.06%) Prometheus
8 70 (3.95%) Salt
9 69 (3.89%) Grafana
10 59 (3.33%) Kibana
10 59 (3.33%) Packer
11 55 (3.10%) Consul
12 42 (2.37%) logstash
13 38 (2.14%) Graphite
14 31 (1.75%) Rancher
15 27 (1.52%) rkt
16 26 (1.47%) HAProxy
16 26 (1.47%) Rundeck
17 22 (1.24%) Marathon
Vendors
1 308 (17.37%) Google
2 162 (9.14%) Red Hat
3 152 (8.57%) VMware
4 110 (6.20%) SAP
5 103 (5.81%) Oracle
6 98 (5.53%) Microsoft
7 89 (5.02%) Splunk
8 68 (3.84%) AppDynamics
9 63 (3.55%) IBM
9 63 (3.55%) SaltStack
10 49 (2.76%) Atlassian
11 48 (2.71%) New Relic
12 26 (1.47%) Rackspace
13 21 (1.18%) Dynatrace
14 20 (1.13%) XebiaLabs
15 19 (1.07%) CA
16 13 (0.73%) NetApp
17 10 (0.56%) HP
18 9 (0.51%) F5
18 9 (0.51%) LANDesk