Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Kubernetes (K8s)
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 321 806
Rank change year-on-year +177 +485 +472
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 3,844 1,823 469
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.33% 1.04% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.08% 11.56% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3,056 1,499 365
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.14% -
10th Percentile £40,779 £43,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 17,411 15,765 17,103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.57% 9.02% 8.94%
Number of salaries quoted 13,779 12,881 13,819
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +166 3,688 £67,500 +3.85% 833
London +121 2,362 £75,000 +3.45% 527
UK excluding London +263 1,408 £55,000 - 332
South East +131 444 £55,000 -8.33% 73
North of England +172 398 £52,500 - 90
North West +103 238 £52,500 - 56
East of England +131 191 £58,750 -2.08% 54
Yorkshire +117 138 £50,000 -4.76% 25
South West +92 131 £53,750 +13.16% 46
Midlands +109 127 £57,500 +15.00% 42
West Midlands +106 91 £57,500 +15.00% 30
Scotland +56 66 £50,000 -4.76% 17
Wales +45 43 £49,039 -6.59% 7
East Midlands +21 36 £65,000 +62.50% 12
North East +9 22 £52,500 +23.53% 9
Northern Ireland +7 15 £45,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT jobs citing Kubernetes also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 3,345 (87.02%) Docker
2 2,410 (62.70%) DevOps
3 2,281 (59.34%) Amazon AWS
4 1,811 (47.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1,726 (44.90%) Linux
6 1,713 (44.56%) Python
7 1,534 (39.91%) Ansible
8 1,436 (37.36%) Microsoft Azure
9 1,410 (36.68%) Java
10 1,258 (32.73%) Jenkins
11 1,157 (30.10%) Puppet
12 1,136 (29.55%) Microservices
13 1,105 (28.75%) Terraform
14 884 (23.00%) Continuous Integration
15 869 (22.61%) Opscode Chef
16 844 (21.96%) Google Cloud Platform
17 740 (19.25%) Configuration Management
18 732 (19.04%) Git (software)
19 700 (18.21%) Software Engineering
20 672 (17.48%) Google
21 664 (17.27%) Finance
22 649 (16.88%) Go
23 644 (16.75%) Bash Shell
24 643 (16.73%) Ruby
25 633 (16.47%) JavaScript
26 620 (16.13%) Open Source
27 597 (15.53%) SQL
28 538 (14.00%) TDD
29 508 (13.22%) Node.js
30 488 (12.70%) Test Automation

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
1 280 (7.28%) Elasticsearch
2 208 (5.41%) OpenStack
3 177 (4.60%) Apache Spark
4 154 (4.01%) Apache
5 147 (3.82%) Tomcat
6 145 (3.77%) Cloud Foundry
7 124 (3.23%) Confluence
8 91 (2.37%) nginx
9 89 (2.32%) WebLogic
10 83 (2.16%) WebSphere
11 82 (2.13%) Ethereum
12 39 (1.01%) JBoss
13 34 (0.88%) Apache Solr
14 29 (0.75%) IIS
15 28 (0.73%) Anypoint
16 27 (0.70%) CloudStack
17 22 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 17 (0.44%) Drupal
19 15 (0.39%) CMS
20 14 (0.36%) Jetty
Applications
1 8 (0.21%) HipChat
2 7 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.052%) Blender
4 2 (0.052%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.052%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.052%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.026%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.026%) Mingle
5 1 (0.026%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.026%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.026%) Weka
Business Applications
1 26 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
2 25 (0.65%) Ripple
3 22 (0.57%) Distributed Ledger
4 9 (0.23%) Magento
5 5 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
5 5 (0.13%) Front Arena
5 5 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.13%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.052%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.026%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.026%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 2,281 (59.34%) Amazon AWS
2 1,436 (37.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 844 (21.96%) Google Cloud Platform
4 323 (8.40%) OpenShift
5 313 (8.14%) PaaS
6 268 (6.97%) GitHub
7 263 (6.84%) AWS CloudFormation
8 250 (6.50%) SaaS
9 241 (6.27%) Cloud Computing
10 209 (5.44%) Serverless
11 194 (5.05%) Amazon EC2
12 165 (4.29%) Amazon S3
13 163 (4.24%) IaaS
14 127 (3.30%) IBM Cloud
15 122 (3.17%) AWS Lambda
16 66 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 53 (1.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 44 (1.14%) Datadog
19 37 (0.96%) Route 53
20 30 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 167 (4.34%) Firewall
2 129 (3.36%) VPN
3 112 (2.91%) TCP/IP
4 91 (2.37%) DNS
5 86 (2.24%) HTTP
6 60 (1.56%) Internet
7 35 (0.91%) Network Security
8 32 (0.83%) VLAN
9 29 (0.75%) VSAN
10 21 (0.55%) SSL
11 17 (0.44%) WAN
12 15 (0.39%) BGP
12 15 (0.39%) DHCP
13 13 (0.34%) LAN
14 12 (0.31%) AMQP
14 12 (0.31%) X.509
15 11 (0.29%) OSPF
16 10 (0.26%) BIG-IP
16 10 (0.26%) SAN
16 10 (0.26%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 402 (10.46%) NoSQL
2 326 (8.48%) MySQL
3 319 (8.30%) Big Data
4 313 (8.14%) PostgreSQL
5 311 (8.09%) MongoDB
6 210 (5.46%) SQL Server
7 207 (5.39%) Apache Cassandra
8 166 (4.32%) Relational Database
9 163 (4.24%) Hadoop
10 157 (4.08%) Redis
11 148 (3.85%) Blockchain
12 120 (3.12%) Amazon RDS
13 63 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 60 (1.56%) Neo4j
15 59 (1.53%) RDBMS
16 46 (1.20%) Apache Hive
17 45 (1.17%) Oracle Database
18 40 (1.04%) Cosmos DB
19 37 (0.96%) HBase
20 35 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1,258 (32.73%) Jenkins
2 732 (19.04%) Git (software)
3 315 (8.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 256 (6.66%) Vagrant
5 246 (6.40%) JIRA
6 225 (5.85%) TeamCity
7 203 (5.28%) Maven
8 189 (4.92%) GitLab
9 153 (3.98%) Subversion
10 126 (3.28%) Cucumber
11 116 (3.02%) Octopus Deploy
12 115 (2.99%) Selenium
13 112 (2.91%) Sonatype Nexus
14 98 (2.55%) JUnit
15 94 (2.45%) Hudson
16 91 (2.37%) Visual Studio Team System
17 90 (2.34%) Travis CI
18 89 (2.32%) Bitbucket
19 78 (2.03%) Gradle
20 65 (1.69%) CircleCI
General
1 664 (17.27%) Finance
2 242 (6.30%) Banking
3 206 (5.36%) Retail
4 140 (3.64%) Marketing
5 134 (3.49%) Telecoms
6 126 (3.28%) Games
7 118 (3.07%) Law
8 84 (2.19%) Manufacturing
9 67 (1.74%) Electronics
10 44 (1.14%) Investment Banking
11 41 (1.07%) Advertising
12 38 (0.99%) Front Office
13 34 (0.88%) Financial Institution
14 31 (0.81%) Publishing
15 21 (0.55%) Legal
16 18 (0.47%) Automotive
17 16 (0.42%) Back Office
18 7 (0.18%) French Language
19 6 (0.16%) Italian Language
19 6 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,382 (35.95%) DevOps Engineer
2 1,010 (26.27%) Developer
3 409 (10.64%) Java Developer
4 319 (8.30%) Architect
5 287 (7.47%) Senior DevOps
6 273 (7.10%) Senior Developer
7 269 (7.00%) AWS DevOps
8 250 (6.50%) AWS Engineer
9 245 (6.37%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 241 (6.27%) Software Engineer
11 229 (5.96%) Cloud Engineer
12 194 (5.05%) Linux Engineer
13 188 (4.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 186 (4.84%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 167 (4.34%) Platform Engineer
16 162 (4.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 150 (3.90%) Lead DevOps
18 132 (3.43%) Senior Java Developer
19 125 (3.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
20 114 (2.97%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 508 (13.22%) Node.js
2 458 (11.91%) Web Services
3 446 (11.60%) Spring
4 348 (9.05%) React
5 341 (8.87%) AngularJS
6 333 (8.66%) Spring Boot
7 329 (8.56%) .NET
8 309 (8.04%) RESTful
9 278 (7.23%) Kafka
10 268 (6.97%) HTML
11 266 (6.92%) REST
12 241 (6.27%) CSS
13 167 (4.34%) .NET Core
14 165 (4.29%) Elastic Stack
15 132 (3.43%) HTML5
16 110 (2.86%) Java EE
17 105 (2.73%) RabbitMQ
18 102 (2.65%) XML
19 96 (2.50%) Redux
20 87 (2.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 351 (9.13%) Fintech
2 305 (7.93%) Computer Science
3 286 (7.44%) Greenfield Project
4 251 (6.53%) Public Cloud
5 184 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
6 150 (3.90%) Cloud Native
7 144 (3.75%) Hybrid Cloud
8 128 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
9 121 (3.15%) Data Centre
10 113 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
11 103 (2.68%) Blog
12 95 (2.47%) Linux Command Line
13 77 (2.00%) Bitcoin
14 76 (1.98%) User Experience
15 71 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 68 (1.77%) Mobile App
17 58 (1.51%) Algorithms
18 57 (1.48%) Management Information System
19 49 (1.27%) Data Structures
20 44 (1.14%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,726 (44.90%) Linux
2 408 (10.61%) Windows
3 234 (6.09%) Unix
4 199 (5.18%) CentOS
5 175 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 124 (3.23%) Ubuntu
7 92 (2.39%) Windows Server
8 69 (1.80%) Debian
9 58 (1.51%) VMS
10 50 (1.30%) Android
11 39 (1.01%) CoreOS
12 37 (0.96%) DC/OS
13 31 (0.81%) Apple iOS
14 19 (0.49%) Fedora
15 17 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
17 15 (0.39%) Solaris
18 13 (0.34%) AIX
18 13 (0.34%) Mesosphere
19 10 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,410 (62.70%) DevOps
2 1,811 (47.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1,136 (29.55%) Microservices
4 884 (23.00%) Continuous Integration
5 740 (19.25%) Configuration Management
6 700 (18.21%) Software Engineering
7 620 (16.13%) Open Source
8 538 (14.00%) TDD
9 488 (12.70%) Test Automation
10 484 (12.59%) Scrum
11 444 (11.55%) Continuous Delivery
12 367 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
13 294 (7.65%) Deployment Automation
14 246 (6.40%) Machine Learning
15 240 (6.24%) BDD
16 233 (6.06%) High Availability
17 222 (5.78%) Mentoring
18 207 (5.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 203 (5.28%) Artificial Intelligence
20 193 (5.02%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,713 (44.56%) Python
2 1,410 (36.68%) Java
3 649 (16.88%) Go
4 644 (16.75%) Bash Shell
5 643 (16.73%) Ruby
6 633 (16.47%) JavaScript
7 597 (15.53%) SQL
8 408 (10.61%) C#
9 312 (8.12%) PowerShell
10 292 (7.60%) Scala
11 247 (6.43%) Perl
12 209 (5.44%) PHP
13 208 (5.41%) C++
14 206 (5.36%) Java 8
15 151 (3.93%) Shell Script
16 118 (3.07%) C
17 107 (2.78%) TypeScript
18 85 (2.21%) ES6
19 77 (2.00%) Groovy
20 67 (1.74%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 404 (10.51%) Degree
2 168 (4.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 151 (3.93%) Security Cleared
4 81 (2.11%) Master's Degree
5 72 (1.87%) AWS Certification
6 54 (1.40%) SC Cleared
7 50 (1.30%) RHCE
8 42 (1.09%) RHCSA
9 29 (0.75%) DV Cleared
10 15 (0.39%) CISSP
11 14 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (0.36%) SANS
12 11 (0.29%) MCSE
12 11 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
13 10 (0.26%) CCNA
13 10 (0.26%) PhD
14 8 (0.21%) Linux+ Certification
14 8 (0.21%) Network+ Certification
14 8 (0.21%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (5.33%) QA
2 13 (0.34%) PMO
3 11 (0.29%) GDPR
4 8 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.21%) SLA
5 6 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.052%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.052%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.052%) WCAG
8 1 (0.026%) SEPA
8 1 (0.026%) UCITS
System Software
1 3,345 (87.02%) Docker
2 204 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 100 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
4 93 (2.42%) VirtualBox
5 75 (1.95%) Active Directory
6 64 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
7 49 (1.27%) vSphere
8 41 (1.07%) oVirt
8 41 (1.07%) Xen
9 40 (1.04%) Hyper-V
10 35 (0.91%) VMware NSX
11 32 (0.83%) RHEV
12 27 (0.70%) Ceph
12 27 (0.70%) KVM
13 23 (0.60%) HDFS
14 22 (0.57%) NFS
15 19 (0.49%) LXC
16 12 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 10 (0.26%) Firmware
17 10 (0.26%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1,534 (39.91%) Ansible
2 1,157 (30.10%) Puppet
3 1,105 (28.75%) Terraform
4 869 (22.61%) Opscode Chef
5 370 (9.63%) Docker Swarm
6 224 (5.83%) Salt
7 219 (5.70%) Packer
8 182 (4.73%) Grafana
9 179 (4.66%) Nagios
10 172 (4.47%) Prometheus
11 154 (4.01%) Consul
12 139 (3.62%) ZABBIX
13 116 (3.02%) Rancher
14 111 (2.89%) Mesos
15 107 (2.78%) Graphite
16 68 (1.77%) Opsview
17 63 (1.64%) Kibana
18 47 (1.22%) logstash
19 35 (0.91%) vRealize
20 34 (0.88%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 672 (17.48%) Google
2 352 (9.16%) Red Hat
3 303 (7.88%) VMware
4 291 (7.57%) Microsoft
5 215 (5.59%) Oracle
6 158 (4.11%) Splunk
7 150 (3.90%) IBM
8 125 (3.25%) SAP
9 118 (3.07%) Atlassian
10 114 (2.97%) New Relic
11 78 (2.03%) AppDynamics
12 62 (1.61%) SaltStack
13 59 (1.53%) Cisco
14 53 (1.38%) Hortonworks
15 52 (1.35%) Cloudera
16 34 (0.88%) WorldPay
17 33 (0.86%) NetApp
18 32 (0.83%) MuleSoft
19 31 (0.81%) Citrix
20 30 (0.78%) EMC