Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Kubernetes (K8s)
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 409 937
Rank change year-on-year +213 +528 +343
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 2,979 1,329 353
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.71% 0.77% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.99% 8.73% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,426 1,093 275
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% - -
10th Percentile £40,875 £42,500 £43,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,000 £57,500 £53,750
% change year-on-year -6.09% +6.98% -20.37%

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 17,535 15,219 17,559
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.09% 8.79% 8.72%
Number of salaries quoted 13,806 12,309 14,210
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +208 2,878 £65,000 -3.70% 588
London +108 1,776 £72,500 - 368
UK excluding London +357 1,164 £54,000 -6.09% 246
South East +145 362 £57,250 -6.91% 69
North of England +247 347 £52,500 +5.00% 66
North West +151 224 £54,000 +5.37% 48
East of England +119 144 £60,000 -7.69% 24
Midlands +84 119 £50,000 - 24
South West +83 113 £50,000 +25.00% 34
Yorkshire +132 108 £52,500 +110.00% 15
West Midlands +69 77 £50,000 - 18
Scotland +26 54 £45,000 +32.35% 16
East Midlands +30 42 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Wales +32 20 £42,500 -19.05% 9
North East -4 15 £57,500 +64.29% 3
Northern Ireland - 9 £45,000 - 4

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 2,618 (87.88%) Docker
2 1,962 (65.86%) DevOps
3 1,853 (62.20%) Amazon AWS
4 1,487 (49.92%) Linux
5 1,459 (48.98%) Python
6 1,285 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
7 1,231 (41.32%) Ansible
8 1,168 (39.21%) Java
9 1,106 (37.13%) Jenkins
10 1,016 (34.11%) Microsoft Azure
11 987 (33.13%) Puppet
12 841 (28.23%) Terraform
13 827 (27.76%) Opscode Chef
14 796 (26.72%) Continuous Integration
15 760 (25.51%) Microservices
16 622 (20.88%) Git (software)
17 603 (20.24%) Ruby
18 555 (18.63%) Configuration Management
19 554 (18.60%) Finance
20 547 (18.36%) Bash Shell
20 547 (18.36%) Google Cloud Platform
21 531 (17.82%) Software Engineering
22 513 (17.22%) Google
23 504 (16.92%) Open Source
24 496 (16.65%) Go
25 472 (15.84%) JavaScript
26 439 (14.74%) NoSQL
27 416 (13.96%) MySQL
28 415 (13.93%) Node.js
29 414 (13.90%) Web Services

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
1 269 (9.03%) Elasticsearch
2 231 (7.75%) OpenStack
3 172 (5.77%) Apache Spark
4 160 (5.37%) Apache
5 118 (3.96%) nginx
6 96 (3.22%) Ethereum
7 90 (3.02%) Tomcat
8 77 (2.58%) Confluence
9 63 (2.11%) Cloud Foundry
10 53 (1.78%) WebSphere
11 45 (1.51%) JBoss
12 36 (1.21%) WebLogic
13 35 (1.17%) Apache Solr
14 33 (1.11%) CloudStack
15 27 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 25 (0.84%) IIS
17 24 (0.81%) Hyperledger
18 22 (0.74%) CMS
19 12 (0.40%) NServiceBus
19 12 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (0.23%) HipChat
2 5 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.067%) Blender
4 2 (0.067%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.067%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.034%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.034%) Mingle
5 1 (0.034%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.034%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.034%) Weka
Business Applications
1 49 (1.64%) Distributed Ledger
2 9 (0.30%) Ripple
3 7 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.13%) Magento
4 4 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.034%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.034%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.034%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.034%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.034%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1,853 (62.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1,016 (34.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 547 (18.36%) Google Cloud Platform
4 240 (8.06%) AWS CloudFormation
5 229 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
6 212 (7.12%) OpenShift
7 207 (6.95%) SaaS
8 187 (6.28%) Amazon S3
8 187 (6.28%) GitHub
9 175 (5.87%) PaaS
10 157 (5.27%) Cloud Computing
11 145 (4.87%) Serverless
12 118 (3.96%) IaaS
13 69 (2.32%) AWS Lambda
13 69 (2.32%) IBM Cloud
14 63 (2.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 60 (2.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 42 (1.41%) Amazon ELB
16 42 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 37 (1.24%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 117 (3.93%) DNS
2 116 (3.89%) TCP/IP
3 98 (3.29%) Firewall
4 93 (3.12%) VPN
5 90 (3.02%) HTTP
6 43 (1.44%) Internet
7 33 (1.11%) VSAN
8 23 (0.77%) SMTP
9 20 (0.67%) SSL
10 19 (0.64%) SSH
11 16 (0.54%) DHCP
11 16 (0.54%) WAN
12 14 (0.47%) AMQP
12 14 (0.47%) Network Security
13 12 (0.40%) LAN
14 11 (0.37%) SAN
14 11 (0.37%) X.509
15 10 (0.34%) SMS
16 8 (0.27%) Remote Desktop
17 7 (0.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 439 (14.74%) NoSQL
2 416 (13.96%) MySQL
3 323 (10.84%) MongoDB
4 322 (10.81%) PostgreSQL
5 283 (9.50%) Big Data
6 232 (7.79%) Redis
7 215 (7.22%) Apache Cassandra
8 188 (6.31%) SQL Server
9 173 (5.81%) Hadoop
10 161 (5.40%) Blockchain
11 124 (4.16%) Relational Database
12 78 (2.62%) Amazon RDS
13 60 (2.01%) RDBMS
14 56 (1.88%) Cosmos DB
15 50 (1.68%) Neo4j
16 49 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 46 (1.54%) MariaDB
18 39 (1.31%) Data Lake
19 34 (1.14%) Amazon Redshift
20 32 (1.07%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1,106 (37.13%) Jenkins
2 622 (20.88%) Git (software)
3 244 (8.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 238 (7.99%) Vagrant
5 171 (5.74%) TeamCity
6 163 (5.47%) JIRA
7 157 (5.27%) Maven
8 114 (3.83%) GitLab
9 100 (3.36%) JUnit
10 98 (3.29%) Gradle
11 87 (2.92%) GoCD
12 80 (2.69%) Octopus Deploy
13 79 (2.65%) Subversion
14 70 (2.35%) Bitbucket
15 69 (2.32%) Hudson
15 69 (2.32%) Mocha
16 65 (2.18%) Cucumber
17 62 (2.08%) Selenium
18 59 (1.98%) Sonatype Nexus
19 53 (1.78%) Travis CI
General
1 554 (18.60%) Finance
2 213 (7.15%) Banking
3 180 (6.04%) Retail
4 138 (4.63%) Telecoms
5 112 (3.76%) Marketing
6 100 (3.36%) Games
7 66 (2.22%) Manufacturing
8 65 (2.18%) Advertising
9 60 (2.01%) Law
10 53 (1.78%) Electronics
11 36 (1.21%) Investment Banking
12 30 (1.01%) Publishing
13 26 (0.87%) Legal
14 13 (0.44%) Front Office
15 12 (0.40%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.37%) Multimedia
17 8 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.20%) French Language
19 5 (0.17%) Italian Language
19 5 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,186 (39.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 691 (23.20%) Developer
3 262 (8.79%) Java Developer
4 229 (7.69%) AWS DevOps
5 225 (7.55%) Senior DevOps
6 216 (7.25%) AWS Engineer
7 208 (6.98%) Architect
7 208 (6.98%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 204 (6.85%) Cloud Engineer
9 202 (6.78%) Software Engineer
10 177 (5.94%) Senior Developer
11 173 (5.81%) Linux Engineer
12 167 (5.61%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 153 (5.14%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 150 (5.04%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 120 (4.03%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 105 (3.52%) Java Engineer
17 91 (3.05%) Consultant
18 90 (3.02%) Lead DevOps
18 90 (3.02%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 415 (13.93%) Node.js
2 414 (13.90%) Web Services
3 295 (9.90%) Spring
4 271 (9.10%) AngularJS
5 241 (8.09%) .NET
5 241 (8.09%) Kafka
6 240 (8.06%) React
7 236 (7.92%) RESTful
8 203 (6.81%) REST
9 195 (6.55%) HTML
10 180 (6.04%) CSS
11 153 (5.14%) Spring Boot
12 138 (4.63%) Elastic Stack
12 138 (4.63%) RabbitMQ
13 77 (2.58%) J2EE
14 75 (2.52%) Jest
15 71 (2.38%) LAMP
16 67 (2.25%) HTML5
17 62 (2.08%) Middleware
18 60 (2.01%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 253 (8.49%) Fintech
2 199 (6.68%) Computer Science
3 179 (6.01%) Public Cloud
4 178 (5.98%) Greenfield Project
5 129 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
6 110 (3.69%) Data Centre
7 104 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
8 86 (2.89%) Bitcoin
9 76 (2.55%) Cloud Native
10 70 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
11 69 (2.32%) Linux Command Line
12 60 (2.01%) Private Cloud
13 57 (1.91%) User Experience
14 47 (1.58%) Blog
15 46 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
16 38 (1.28%) Algorithms
17 35 (1.17%) Mobile App
18 31 (1.04%) Management Information System
19 28 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
20 27 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,487 (49.92%) Linux
2 249 (8.36%) Windows
3 155 (5.20%) Unix
4 140 (4.70%) CentOS
5 110 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 104 (3.49%) Ubuntu
7 73 (2.45%) Debian
8 68 (2.28%) Windows Server
9 61 (2.05%) CoreOS
10 60 (2.01%) VMS
11 36 (1.21%) Android
12 27 (0.91%) DC/OS
13 23 (0.77%) Apple iOS
14 16 (0.54%) Mac OS
15 15 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (0.23%) AIX
17 6 (0.20%) Amazon Linux
17 6 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
18 5 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,962 (65.86%) DevOps
2 1,285 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
3 796 (26.72%) Continuous Integration
4 760 (25.51%) Microservices
5 555 (18.63%) Configuration Management
6 531 (17.82%) Software Engineering
7 504 (16.92%) Open Source
8 409 (13.73%) TDD
9 398 (13.36%) Test Automation
10 395 (13.26%) Scrum
11 330 (11.08%) Continuous Delivery
12 251 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
13 204 (6.85%) Machine Learning
14 182 (6.11%) BDD
15 180 (6.04%) Deployment Automation
16 177 (5.94%) E-Commerce
17 169 (5.67%) Analytics
18 161 (5.40%) High Availability
18 161 (5.40%) SDLC
19 149 (5.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,459 (48.98%) Python
2 1,168 (39.21%) Java
3 603 (20.24%) Ruby
4 547 (18.36%) Bash Shell
5 496 (16.65%) Go
6 472 (15.84%) JavaScript
7 403 (13.53%) SQL
8 285 (9.57%) C#
9 210 (7.05%) Scala
10 197 (6.61%) Perl
11 187 (6.28%) PHP
12 186 (6.24%) PowerShell
13 174 (5.84%) Java 8
14 118 (3.96%) Shell Script
15 115 (3.86%) C++
16 91 (3.05%) ES6
17 85 (2.85%) Groovy
18 71 (2.38%) Solidity
19 61 (2.05%) C
20 54 (1.81%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 257 (8.63%) Degree
2 103 (3.46%) Security Cleared
3 98 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 65 (2.18%) Master's Degree
5 55 (1.85%) SC Cleared
6 43 (1.44%) AWS Certification
7 31 (1.04%) Sun Certification
8 22 (0.74%) RHCE
9 19 (0.64%) PhD
9 19 (0.64%) RHCSA
10 15 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 8 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.27%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.23%) CCIE
12 7 (0.23%) CISSP
12 7 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.20%) CEH
13 6 (0.20%) MCSE
14 5 (0.17%) CCIE Security
14 5 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 232 (7.79%) GCP
2 121 (4.06%) QA
3 14 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.30%) PSD2
5 9 (0.30%) SLA
6 6 (0.20%) GDPR
7 5 (0.17%) PA-DSS
8 4 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.13%) PMO
9 2 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.034%) SEPA
10 1 (0.034%) UCITS
System Software
1 2,618 (87.88%) Docker
2 197 (6.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (3.83%) Virtual Machines
4 63 (2.11%) VirtualBox
5 54 (1.81%) vSphere
6 47 (1.58%) KVM
7 44 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
8 42 (1.41%) Hyper-V
9 37 (1.24%) Active Directory
10 36 (1.21%) VMware NSX
11 35 (1.17%) Ceph
12 30 (1.01%) LXC
12 30 (1.01%) Xen
13 26 (0.87%) oVirt
14 25 (0.84%) RHEV
15 24 (0.81%) HDFS
16 9 (0.30%) etcd
17 8 (0.27%) Dovecot
17 8 (0.27%) iptables
17 8 (0.27%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1,231 (41.32%) Ansible
2 987 (33.13%) Puppet
3 841 (28.23%) Terraform
4 827 (27.76%) Opscode Chef
5 267 (8.96%) Docker Swarm
6 186 (6.24%) Nagios
7 170 (5.71%) Packer
8 169 (5.67%) Salt
9 109 (3.66%) Rancher
10 105 (3.52%) Mesos
11 102 (3.42%) Prometheus
12 87 (2.92%) Consul
13 85 (2.85%) Grafana
14 84 (2.82%) Kibana
15 82 (2.75%) ZABBIX
16 72 (2.42%) logstash
17 51 (1.71%) Graphite
18 33 (1.11%) HAProxy
19 31 (1.04%) vRealize
20 27 (0.91%) Opsview
Vendors
1 513 (17.22%) Google
2 321 (10.78%) VMware
3 196 (6.58%) Red Hat
4 186 (6.24%) Oracle
5 152 (5.10%) Microsoft
6 147 (4.93%) Splunk
7 103 (3.46%) IBM
8 93 (3.12%) SAP
9 90 (3.02%) New Relic
10 86 (2.89%) SaltStack
11 77 (2.58%) AppDynamics
12 63 (2.11%) Atlassian
13 42 (1.41%) Cisco
14 37 (1.24%) Hortonworks
15 36 (1.21%) Cloudera
16 20 (0.67%) EMC
16 20 (0.67%) PagerDuty
16 20 (0.67%) Rackspace
16 20 (0.67%) Talend
17 19 (0.64%) Informatica