Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Kubernetes
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 363 830 1268
Rank change year-on-year +467 +438 -
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 1524 450 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.23% 0.021%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.87% 2.64% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1254 358 35
UK median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% - -
10th Percentile £43,750 £45,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% -18.52% -

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

Systems Management Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 15435 17029 16521
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.74% 8.60% 7.60%
Number of salaries quoted 12487 13856 13200
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,500 £29,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 16 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Kubernetes in the UK

Kubernetes
Top 15 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 16 August 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 +464 1479 £67,500 -3.57% 164
London +299 1123 £70,000 -3.45% 119
UK excluding London +299 354 £57,500 +4.55% 49
South East +228 175 £60,000 -11.11% 12
North of England +94 102 £52,500 +5.00% 18
North West +35 74 £52,500 +10.53% 11
East of England +31 31 £65,000 +8.33% 9
Yorkshire +40 25 £52,500 +5.00% 7
Midlands +30 21 £47,500 +31.03% 4
South West - 18 £42,500 - 2
East Midlands +33 12 £41,250 -31.25% 4
West Midlands +2 9 £50,000 +37.93%
Scotland -11 6 £34,000 - 3
North East +30 3 £35,000 -58.82%
Wales - 2 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 1324 (86.88%) Docker
2 1008 (66.14%) DevOps
3 869 (57.02%) Linux
4 864 (56.69%) Amazon AWS
5 776 (50.92%) Ansible
6 735 (48.23%) Python
7 655 (42.98%) Puppet
8 574 (37.66%) Agile Software Development
9 524 (34.38%) Jenkins
10 510 (33.46%) Opscode Chef
11 481 (31.56%) Java
12 404 (26.51%) Continuous Integration
13 373 (24.48%) Microservices
14 334 (21.92%) Microsoft Azure
15 321 (21.06%) Finance
16 318 (20.87%) Bash Shell
17 308 (20.21%) Configuration Management
18 305 (20.01%) Terraform
19 303 (19.88%) Node.js
20 296 (19.42%) Git (software)
21 294 (19.29%) Ruby
22 287 (18.83%) Google
23 285 (18.70%) Go
24 283 (18.57%) Google Cloud Platform
25 274 (17.98%) JavaScript
25 274 (17.98%) NoSQL
26 263 (17.26%) TDD
27 241 (15.81%) Open Source
28 227 (14.90%) Software Engineering
29 203 (13.32%) MongoDB

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
1 168 (11.02%) OpenStack
2 161 (10.56%) Elasticsearch
3 157 (10.30%) Apache
4 91 (5.97%) Apache Spark
5 89 (5.84%) nginx
6 69 (4.53%) Cloud Foundry
7 64 (4.20%) Tomcat
8 39 (2.56%) IIS
9 37 (2.43%) Confluence
10 31 (2.03%) Apache Solr
11 30 (1.97%) Ethereum
12 21 (1.38%) Hyperledger
12 21 (1.38%) JBoss
12 21 (1.38%) WebSphere
13 16 (1.05%) CloudStack
14 9 (0.59%) Traefik
15 8 (0.52%) WebLogic
16 7 (0.46%) Tornado
17 6 (0.39%) IBM HTTP Server
18 5 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (0.066%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.066%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.066%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.066%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 864 (56.69%) Amazon AWS
2 334 (21.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 283 (18.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 119 (7.81%) AWS CloudFormation
5 101 (6.63%) PaaS
6 88 (5.77%) GitHub
7 77 (5.05%) SaaS
8 76 (4.99%) OpenShift
9 61 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
9 61 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
10 59 (3.87%) IaaS
11 35 (2.30%) Amazon S3
12 29 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
13 26 (1.71%) CloudBees
14 25 (1.64%) IBM Cloud
15 17 (1.12%) Azure Machine Learning
15 17 (1.12%) Google App Engine
16 14 (0.92%) Akamai
17 13 (0.85%) Route 53
18 12 (0.79%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 63 (4.13%) Internet
2 55 (3.61%) HTTP
3 52 (3.41%) Firewall
4 51 (3.35%) DNS
5 39 (2.56%) TCP/IP
6 34 (2.23%) VPN
7 21 (1.38%) SSL
8 17 (1.12%) IPsec
9 16 (1.05%) Network Security
10 13 (0.85%) VLAN
11 11 (0.72%) BGP
11 11 (0.72%) Kerberos
12 8 (0.52%) OpenVPN
12 8 (0.52%) SNMP
13 7 (0.46%) LDAP
14 5 (0.33%) X.509
15 4 (0.26%) AMQP
15 4 (0.26%) DHCP
15 4 (0.26%) SAN
16 3 (0.20%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (17.98%) NoSQL
2 203 (13.32%) MongoDB
3 199 (13.06%) MySQL
4 186 (12.20%) Apache Cassandra
5 155 (10.17%) Big Data
6 127 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
7 122 (8.01%) Hadoop
8 120 (7.87%) Redis
9 89 (5.84%) Blockchain
10 43 (2.82%) Relational Database
11 42 (2.76%) SQL Server
12 40 (2.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 32 (2.10%) Oracle Database
14 26 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
14 26 (1.71%) Event Store
15 23 (1.51%) MariaDB
15 23 (1.51%) Neo4j
16 21 (1.38%) CouchDB
17 19 (1.25%) RDBMS
17 19 (1.25%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 524 (34.38%) Jenkins
2 296 (19.42%) Git (software)
3 111 (7.28%) Vagrant
4 104 (6.82%) Maven
5 100 (6.56%) JIRA
6 87 (5.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 81 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 77 (5.05%) TeamCity
9 58 (3.81%) webpack
10 56 (3.67%) Hudson
11 54 (3.54%) gulp
12 51 (3.35%) Babel
13 49 (3.22%) Bitbucket
13 49 (3.22%) GitLab
14 48 (3.15%) Gradle
15 41 (2.69%) Octopus Deploy
16 37 (2.43%) IBM UrbanCode
16 37 (2.43%) Jasmine
17 36 (2.36%) Grunt
18 35 (2.30%) GoCD
General
1 321 (21.06%) Finance
2 126 (8.27%) Marketing
3 124 (8.14%) Telecoms
4 101 (6.63%) Manufacturing
5 98 (6.43%) Electronics
6 74 (4.86%) Games
7 48 (3.15%) Retail
8 33 (2.17%) Banking
9 18 (1.18%) Law
10 15 (0.98%) Advertising
11 14 (0.92%) Publishing
12 9 (0.59%) Online Betting
13 7 (0.46%) Legal
14 6 (0.39%) Automotive
15 5 (0.33%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.26%) Billing
17 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
18 1 (0.066%) Digital Economy
18 1 (0.066%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 626 (41.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 278 (18.24%) Developer
3 156 (10.24%) AWS Engineer
4 149 (9.78%) Linux Engineer
5 148 (9.71%) Architect
6 141 (9.25%) AWS DevOps
7 128 (8.40%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 118 (7.74%) Cloud Engineer
9 110 (7.22%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 100 (6.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 98 (6.43%) Lead DevOps
12 80 (5.25%) Node.js Developer
13 75 (4.92%) Senior Developer
14 69 (4.53%) Senior DevOps
14 69 (4.53%) Software Engineer
15 68 (4.46%) Platform Engineer
16 66 (4.33%) JavaScript Developer
17 64 (4.20%) Administrator
18 62 (4.07%) Lead DevOps Engineer
18 62 (4.07%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (19.88%) Node.js
2 168 (11.02%) React
3 142 (9.32%) .NET
4 141 (9.25%) Web Services
5 125 (8.20%) CSS
6 118 (7.74%) HTML
7 117 (7.68%) Kafka
8 116 (7.61%) Elastic Stack
8 116 (7.61%) REST
9 101 (6.63%) AngularJS
10 84 (5.51%) HTML5
11 76 (4.99%) Redux
12 68 (4.46%) RESTful
13 64 (4.20%) CSS3
14 52 (3.41%) Sass
15 50 (3.28%) ActiveMQ
15 50 (3.28%) LAMP
16 45 (2.95%) LAPP Stack
17 39 (2.56%) XML
18 36 (2.36%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 120 (7.87%) Fintech
2 82 (5.38%) Public Cloud
3 81 (5.31%) Computer Science
4 66 (4.33%) Greenfield Project
5 55 (3.61%) Linux Command Line
6 48 (3.15%) Data Centre
6 48 (3.15%) Private Cloud
7 47 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
8 45 (2.95%) Clustering
9 36 (2.36%) Hybrid Cloud
10 33 (2.17%) Blog
11 27 (1.77%) User Experience
12 20 (1.31%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (1.31%) Mobile App
13 16 (1.05%) PKI
14 13 (0.85%) N-Tier
14 13 (0.85%) Replication
15 11 (0.72%) Algorithms
16 9 (0.59%) Bitcoin
16 9 (0.59%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 869 (57.02%) Linux
2 153 (10.04%) Windows
3 125 (8.20%) Unix
4 120 (7.87%) CentOS
5 100 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 82 (5.38%) Ubuntu
7 69 (4.53%) CoreOS
8 33 (2.17%) Debian
9 28 (1.84%) Android
10 27 (1.77%) Apple iOS
11 18 (1.18%) Windows Server
12 9 (0.59%) AIX
13 6 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.33%) Mesosphere
14 5 (0.33%) VMS
15 2 (0.13%) Solaris
16 1 (0.066%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.066%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1008 (66.14%) DevOps
2 574 (37.66%) Agile Software Development
3 404 (26.51%) Continuous Integration
4 373 (24.48%) Microservices
5 308 (20.21%) Configuration Management
6 263 (17.26%) TDD
7 241 (15.81%) Open Source
8 227 (14.90%) Software Engineering
9 176 (11.55%) BDD
9 176 (11.55%) Continuous Delivery
10 156 (10.24%) Scrum
11 144 (9.45%) Kanban
12 121 (7.94%) Digital Marketing
13 118 (7.74%) Machine Learning
14 112 (7.35%) Test Automation
15 107 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
16 105 (6.89%) Programme Management
17 100 (6.56%) E-Commerce
18 91 (5.97%) Mentoring
19 89 (5.84%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 735 (48.23%) Python
2 481 (31.56%) Java
3 318 (20.87%) Bash Shell
4 294 (19.29%) Ruby
5 285 (18.70%) Go
6 274 (17.98%) JavaScript
7 156 (10.24%) PHP
8 143 (9.38%) SQL
9 137 (8.99%) Perl
10 110 (7.22%) Scala
11 102 (6.69%) C++
12 85 (5.58%) PowerShell
13 73 (4.79%) C#
14 70 (4.59%) ES6
15 68 (4.46%) Shell Script
16 58 (3.81%) C
17 54 (3.54%) Groovy
18 49 (3.22%) GraphQL
19 24 (1.57%) Jython
20 22 (1.44%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 139 (9.12%) Degree
2 59 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (1.38%) Security Cleared
4 11 (0.72%) PhD
5 10 (0.66%) SC Cleared
6 8 (0.52%) AWS Certification
7 6 (0.39%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.26%) CISSP
10 2 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.13%) CISM
10 2 (0.13%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.13%) PMP
10 2 (0.13%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.066%) CCNA
11 1 (0.066%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.066%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.066%) OCP
11 1 (0.066%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (4.33%) GCP
2 51 (3.35%) QA
3 9 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.33%) COBIT
5 4 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.26%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (0.13%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1324 (86.88%) Docker
2 49 (3.22%) etcd
3 47 (3.08%) LXC
4 44 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
5 40 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 28 (1.84%) flannel
7 19 (1.25%) iptables
7 19 (1.25%) Varnish
8 17 (1.12%) Active Directory
8 17 (1.12%) vSphere
9 16 (1.05%) Ceph
10 15 (0.98%) VirtualBox
11 14 (0.92%) Xen
12 9 (0.59%) HDFS
13 7 (0.46%) Apache Flume
13 7 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 6 (0.39%) Dovecot
14 6 (0.39%) GlusterFS
14 6 (0.39%) Postfix
14 6 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 776 (50.92%) Ansible
2 655 (42.98%) Puppet
3 510 (33.46%) Opscode Chef
4 305 (20.01%) Terraform
5 96 (6.30%) Mesos
6 82 (5.38%) Nagios
7 72 (4.72%) Docker Swarm
8 68 (4.46%) Salt
9 61 (4.00%) Grafana
10 60 (3.94%) Consul
10 60 (3.94%) Prometheus
11 48 (3.15%) Packer
12 46 (3.02%) Kibana
13 42 (2.76%) Graphite
14 34 (2.23%) logstash
15 22 (1.44%) Rundeck
16 21 (1.38%) HAProxy
17 20 (1.31%) CA Service Virtualization
17 20 (1.31%) Rancher
17 20 (1.31%) rkt
Vendors
1 287 (18.83%) Google
2 158 (10.37%) Red Hat
3 102 (6.69%) SAP
4 96 (6.30%) VMware
5 75 (4.92%) AppDynamics
6 71 (4.66%) Oracle
7 70 (4.59%) Splunk
8 69 (4.53%) SaltStack
9 67 (4.40%) Microsoft
10 59 (3.87%) New Relic
11 51 (3.35%) Atlassian
12 48 (3.15%) IBM
13 28 (1.84%) Dynatrace
13 28 (1.84%) XebiaLabs
14 26 (1.71%) CA
15 21 (1.38%) Rackspace
16 17 (1.12%) Xamarin
17 11 (0.72%) F5
18 9 (0.59%) HP
19 7 (0.46%) NetApp