Period
to 19 February 2019

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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Kubernetes (K8s)
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 111 260 570
Rank change year-on-year +149 +310 +660
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 4,435 2,280 744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.93% 1.30% 0.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 25.71% 14.05% 4.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3,568 1,919 602
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.70% -10.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - -4.35% +27.78%

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 17,250 16,222 15,229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.38% 9.24% 8.78%
Number of salaries quoted 13,494 13,084 12,322
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £51,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +1.45% +3.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +4.65%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 +146 4,218 £67,500 +3.85% 1,128
London +107 2,695 £72,500 +3.57% 651
UK excluding London +170 1,664 £55,000 - 537
South East +173 528 £55,000 -4.35% 149
North of England +105 382 £55,000 +4.76% 138
East of England +100 227 £60,000 - 49
North West +58 226 £56,000 +6.67% 87
South West +97 186 £55,000 +10.00% 77
Midlands +112 172 £60,000 - 65
Yorkshire +115 147 £52,500 - 46
Scotland +79 102 £50,000 -4.76% 29
West Midlands +82 101 £57,500 +4.55% 42
East Midlands +57 71 £60,000 -4.00% 22
Wales +59 55 £49,039 -1.92% 23
Northern Ireland -14 20 £50,000 +11.11% 8
North East +11 9 £42,500 -29.17% 5

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 3,746 (84.46%) Docker
2 2,598 (58.58%) DevOps
3 2,537 (57.20%) Amazon AWS
4 2,117 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
5 1,865 (42.05%) Linux
6 1,823 (41.10%) Python
7 1,621 (36.55%) Java
8 1,558 (35.13%) Microsoft Azure
9 1,482 (33.42%) Ansible
10 1,406 (31.70%) Microservices
11 1,282 (28.91%) Jenkins
12 1,243 (28.03%) Terraform
13 1,068 (24.08%) Puppet
14 1,031 (23.25%) Google Cloud Platform
15 881 (19.86%) Software Engineering
16 877 (19.77%) Git (software)
17 822 (18.53%) Continuous Integration
18 776 (17.50%) Finance
19 768 (17.32%) Opscode Chef
20 743 (16.75%) JavaScript
21 721 (16.26%) Google
22 715 (16.12%) Configuration Management
23 714 (16.10%) SQL
24 690 (15.56%) Bash Shell
25 629 (14.18%) Node.js
26 628 (14.16%) Open Source
27 598 (13.48%) Spring
28 577 (13.01%) Go
29 570 (12.85%) Ruby
30 566 (12.76%) TDD

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
1 315 (7.10%) Elasticsearch
2 184 (4.15%) Apache Spark
3 180 (4.06%) Apache
4 150 (3.38%) Confluence
5 139 (3.13%) Tomcat
6 124 (2.80%) OpenStack
7 116 (2.62%) nginx
8 105 (2.37%) Cloud Foundry
9 65 (1.47%) WebLogic
10 61 (1.38%) WebSphere
11 46 (1.04%) IIS
12 40 (0.90%) Apache Solr
13 29 (0.65%) JBoss
14 24 (0.54%) SharePoint
15 23 (0.52%) Ethereum
16 21 (0.47%) CMS
16 21 (0.47%) Hyperledger
17 19 (0.43%) Drupal
18 14 (0.32%) Anypoint
18 14 (0.32%) WildFly
Applications
1 10 (0.23%) Chatbot
1 10 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.18%) HipChat
2 8 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.16%) Fireworks
4 5 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 52 (1.17%) Payment Gateway
2 19 (0.43%) Distributed Ledger
3 10 (0.23%) Ripple
4 9 (0.20%) Temenos T24
5 8 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.11%) Magento
7 2 (0.045%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.023%) BigMachines
8 1 (0.023%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.023%) MultiChain
8 1 (0.023%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.023%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.023%) PolarLake
8 1 (0.023%) R3 Corda
8 1 (0.023%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 2,537 (57.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1,558 (35.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,031 (23.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 341 (7.69%) SaaS
5 310 (6.99%) OpenShift
6 303 (6.83%) PaaS
7 280 (6.31%) GitHub
8 268 (6.04%) AWS CloudFormation
9 224 (5.05%) IaaS
10 220 (4.96%) Cloud Computing
11 201 (4.53%) Serverless
12 148 (3.34%) Amazon EC2
13 111 (2.50%) Amazon S3
14 109 (2.46%) AWS Lambda
15 103 (2.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 78 (1.76%) IBM Cloud
17 46 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 41 (0.92%) Slack
19 39 (0.88%) Datadog
20 38 (0.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 201 (4.53%) Firewall
2 115 (2.59%) TCP/IP
3 102 (2.30%) HTTP
4 97 (2.19%) DNS
5 90 (2.03%) VPN
6 56 (1.26%) Network Security
7 44 (0.99%) Internet
7 44 (0.99%) VLAN
8 36 (0.81%) SAN
9 30 (0.68%) AMQP
10 23 (0.52%) LAN
10 23 (0.52%) WAN
11 18 (0.41%) BIG-IP
11 18 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
12 17 (0.38%) SSL
13 15 (0.34%) BGP
13 15 (0.34%) DHCP
14 13 (0.29%) OSPF
15 10 (0.23%) VSAN
16 8 (0.18%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 503 (11.34%) NoSQL
2 371 (8.37%) PostgreSQL
3 346 (7.80%) MongoDB
4 320 (7.22%) MySQL
5 306 (6.90%) SQL Server
6 296 (6.67%) Big Data
7 242 (5.46%) Apache Cassandra
8 155 (3.49%) Relational Database
9 135 (3.04%) Hadoop
10 124 (2.80%) Redis
11 123 (2.77%) Blockchain
12 114 (2.57%) Amazon RDS
13 60 (1.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 54 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
15 52 (1.17%) Neo4j
16 49 (1.10%) RDBMS
17 48 (1.08%) Couchbase
18 42 (0.95%) Oracle Database
19 38 (0.86%) Apache Hive
20 37 (0.83%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1,282 (28.91%) Jenkins
2 877 (19.77%) Git (software)
3 313 (7.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 274 (6.18%) Maven
4 274 (6.18%) TeamCity
5 272 (6.13%) JIRA
6 195 (4.40%) Vagrant
7 182 (4.10%) GitLab
8 169 (3.81%) Gradle
9 151 (3.40%) Octopus Deploy
10 143 (3.22%) CircleCI
11 139 (3.13%) Cucumber
12 137 (3.09%) Selenium
13 128 (2.89%) Travis CI
14 126 (2.84%) Subversion
15 114 (2.57%) Visual Studio Team System
16 109 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
17 98 (2.21%) Sonatype Nexus
18 96 (2.16%) Bitbucket
19 76 (1.71%) JUnit
General
1 776 (17.50%) Finance
2 223 (5.03%) Retail
3 210 (4.74%) Banking
4 138 (3.11%) Marketing
5 137 (3.09%) Law
6 121 (2.73%) Games
7 97 (2.19%) Telecoms
8 68 (1.53%) Manufacturing
9 61 (1.38%) Electronics
10 52 (1.17%) Financial Institution
11 41 (0.92%) Investment Banking
12 36 (0.81%) Legal
13 32 (0.72%) Publishing
14 31 (0.70%) Front Office
15 30 (0.68%) Advertising
16 17 (0.38%) Automotive
17 14 (0.32%) Back Office
18 8 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
19 6 (0.14%) Retail Banking
20 5 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,491 (33.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 1,266 (28.55%) Developer
3 575 (12.97%) Java Developer
4 354 (7.98%) Senior Developer
5 333 (7.51%) AWS Engineer
6 308 (6.94%) Senior DevOps
7 295 (6.65%) AWS DevOps
8 294 (6.63%) Architect
9 289 (6.52%) Software Engineer
10 253 (5.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 250 (5.64%) Cloud Engineer
12 240 (5.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 238 (5.37%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 219 (4.94%) Linux Engineer
15 214 (4.83%) Platform Engineer
16 182 (4.10%) Senior Java Developer
17 168 (3.79%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 149 (3.36%) .NET Developer
19 141 (3.18%) Lead DevOps
20 138 (3.11%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 629 (14.18%) Node.js
2 598 (13.48%) Spring
3 548 (12.36%) Web Services
4 492 (11.09%) .NET
5 463 (10.44%) React
6 447 (10.08%) Kafka
7 435 (9.81%) AngularJS
8 415 (9.36%) RESTful
9 360 (8.12%) Spring Boot
10 353 (7.96%) HTML
11 333 (7.51%) REST
12 271 (6.11%) CSS
13 223 (5.03%) .NET Core
14 216 (4.87%) Elastic Stack
15 196 (4.42%) HTML5
16 177 (3.99%) ASP.NET
17 175 (3.95%) RabbitMQ
18 154 (3.47%) ASP.NET Web API
19 139 (3.13%) Redux
20 119 (2.68%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 371 (8.37%) Fintech
2 333 (7.51%) Greenfield Project
3 260 (5.86%) Public Cloud
4 178 (4.01%) Data Centre
5 173 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
6 166 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
7 160 (3.61%) Hybrid Cloud
8 149 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
9 148 (3.34%) Cloud Native
10 144 (3.25%) User Experience
11 113 (2.55%) Mobile App
12 109 (2.46%) Linux Command Line
13 107 (2.41%) Algorithms
14 91 (2.05%) Blog
15 77 (1.74%) Virtual Team
16 62 (1.40%) Robotics
17 60 (1.35%) Data Structures
18 43 (0.97%) Management Information System
19 41 (0.92%) NHS
20 39 (0.88%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 1,865 (42.05%) Linux
2 516 (11.63%) Windows
3 257 (5.79%) Unix
4 236 (5.32%) CentOS
5 222 (5.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 181 (4.08%) Ubuntu
7 131 (2.95%) Windows Server
8 82 (1.85%) Android
9 51 (1.15%) Apple iOS
10 48 (1.08%) Debian
11 44 (0.99%) CoreOS
12 43 (0.97%) Fedora
13 38 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
14 30 (0.68%) DC/OS
14 30 (0.68%) VMS
15 27 (0.61%) Mesosphere
16 20 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
17 18 (0.41%) Solaris
18 17 (0.38%) SUSE
19 10 (0.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,598 (58.58%) DevOps
2 2,117 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
3 1,406 (31.70%) Microservices
4 881 (19.86%) Software Engineering
5 822 (18.53%) Continuous Integration
6 715 (16.12%) Configuration Management
7 628 (14.16%) Open Source
8 566 (12.76%) TDD
9 466 (10.51%) Continuous Delivery
10 463 (10.44%) Scrum
11 444 (10.01%) Test Automation
12 370 (8.34%) Computer Science
13 334 (7.53%) Artificial Intelligence
14 331 (7.46%) Machine Learning
15 302 (6.81%) Deployment Automation
16 287 (6.47%) BDD
17 283 (6.38%) Mentoring
18 280 (6.31%) Problem-Solving
19 235 (5.30%) Analytics
20 229 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,823 (41.10%) Python
2 1,621 (36.55%) Java
3 743 (16.75%) JavaScript
4 714 (16.10%) SQL
5 690 (15.56%) Bash Shell
6 577 (13.01%) Go
7 570 (12.85%) Ruby
8 502 (11.32%) C#
9 337 (7.60%) Scala
10 317 (7.15%) PowerShell
11 278 (6.27%) Java 8
12 233 (5.25%) Perl
13 206 (4.64%) PHP
14 197 (4.44%) C++
15 177 (3.99%) TypeScript
16 117 (2.64%) Groovy
17 104 (2.34%) Kotlin
18 102 (2.30%) Shell Script
19 97 (2.19%) C
20 71 (1.60%) ES6
Qualifications
1 426 (9.61%) Degree
2 158 (3.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 148 (3.34%) Security Cleared
4 103 (2.32%) AWS Certification
5 87 (1.96%) SC Cleared
6 68 (1.53%) Master's Degree
7 49 (1.10%) RHCE
8 48 (1.08%) RHCSA
9 29 (0.65%) DV Cleared
10 21 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
11 16 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (0.29%) MCSE
13 12 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (0.27%) CISSP
13 12 (0.27%) TOGAF Certification
14 11 (0.25%) PhD
15 8 (0.18%) CCNA
15 8 (0.18%) CompTIA Security+
15 8 (0.18%) ISEB
16 7 (0.16%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (5.19%) QA
2 43 (0.97%) GDPR
3 15 (0.34%) MiFID
3 15 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.25%) SLA
5 7 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.11%) SEPA
7 4 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.090%) PMO
7 4 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.045%) PSD2
9 1 (0.023%) WCAG
System Software
1 3,746 (84.46%) Docker
2 205 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 148 (3.34%) Active Directory
4 83 (1.87%) VirtualBox
5 76 (1.71%) Hyper-V
6 58 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
7 50 (1.13%) vSphere
8 33 (0.74%) Xen
9 31 (0.70%) HDFS
10 30 (0.68%) oVirt
10 30 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
11 26 (0.59%) RHEV
12 21 (0.47%) VMware NSX
13 20 (0.45%) KVM
14 16 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 16 (0.36%) pfSense
15 13 (0.29%) etcd
15 13 (0.29%) Firmware
15 13 (0.29%) NFS
16 12 (0.27%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1,482 (33.42%) Ansible
2 1,243 (28.03%) Terraform
3 1,068 (24.08%) Puppet
4 768 (17.32%) Opscode Chef
5 300 (6.76%) Docker Swarm
6 274 (6.18%) Prometheus
7 189 (4.26%) Packer
8 176 (3.97%) Grafana
9 154 (3.47%) Salt
10 131 (2.95%) Consul
11 106 (2.39%) Nagios
12 101 (2.28%) Mesos
13 90 (2.03%) Graphite
13 90 (2.03%) Rancher
14 89 (2.01%) ZABBIX
15 51 (1.15%) Kibana
16 48 (1.08%) Opsview
17 45 (1.01%) HAProxy
18 34 (0.77%) vRealize
19 33 (0.74%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 721 (16.26%) Google
2 384 (8.66%) Red Hat
3 364 (8.21%) Microsoft
4 269 (6.07%) Oracle
5 244 (5.50%) VMware
6 180 (4.06%) Splunk
7 149 (3.36%) Atlassian
8 101 (2.28%) SAP
9 98 (2.21%) IBM
10 75 (1.69%) Cisco
11 72 (1.62%) New Relic
12 53 (1.20%) AppDynamics
13 48 (1.08%) WorldPay
14 41 (0.92%) SaltStack
15 38 (0.86%) ForgeRock
16 36 (0.81%) Hortonworks
17 34 (0.77%) Cloudera
18 30 (0.68%) F5
19 28 (0.63%) Dynatrace
20 25 (0.56%) PagerDuty