Kubernetes Jobs

Kubernetes (k8s)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring Kubernetes skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Kubernetes over the 6 months leading up to 17 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
17 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 64 36 22
Rank change year-on-year -28 -14 +4
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 3,458 5,453 18,492
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.46% 6.46% 10.31%
As % of the Systems Management category 37.64% 46.34% 57.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2,374 3,905 7,257
10th Percentile £48,250 £50,000 £46,250
25th Percentile £59,000 £61,180 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
75th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £92,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £115,000 £107,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -3.57% - +16.67%

All Systems Management Skills
UK

Kubernetes falls under the Systems Management category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring systems management skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 9,186 11,767 32,423
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 9.19% 13.95% 18.07%
Number of salaries quoted 6,390 8,344 14,359
10th Percentile £32,750 £35,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £67,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.41% - +3.85%
75th Percentile £83,750 £87,419 £85,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £105,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -8.33% +4.35% +4.55%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in the UK

Kubernetes
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes.

Salary trend for Kubernetes in the UK

Kubernetes
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes over the 6 months to 17 July 2024.

Salary histogram for Kubernetes in the UK

Kubernetes
Top 18 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 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England -34 2,885 £77,500 - 278
UK excluding London -27 2,080 £67,500 -3.57% 186
Work from Home -37 1,237 £77,500 +3.33% 160
London -16 1,230 £90,000 +5.88% 129
South East -16 563 £70,000 - 56
North of England -34 450 £65,000 -6.40% 41
Scotland -9 399 £74,000 +6.56% 21
South West -31 338 £75,000 +8.00% 28
North West -44 253 £62,500 -10.71% 29
Midlands -43 194 £60,000 -14.29% 30
Yorkshire -15 175 £65,000 -1.45% 11
West Midlands -45 103 £65,000 -7.14% 13
East Midlands -20 91 £57,500 -11.54% 17
East of England -74 83 £80,000 +14.29% 11
Wales -25 34 £42,500 -29.17% 2
North East -38 22 £72,500 +11.54% 1
Northern Ireland -7 16 £92,500 +27.59%
Isle of Man - 3 - -

Kubernetes
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 182 (5.26%) Apache
2 152 (4.40%) Apache Spark
3 131 (3.79%) Apache Airflow
4 98 (2.83%) FileNet
5 54 (1.56%) OpenStack
6 53 (1.53%) nginx
7 33 (0.95%) Microsoft Exchange
8 30 (0.87%) Confluence
9 24 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
10 22 (0.64%) Jupyter
11 21 (0.61%) Tomcat
12 18 (0.52%) IIS
12 18 (0.52%) JBoss
13 10 (0.29%) SharePoint
14 9 (0.26%) Drupal
14 9 (0.26%) WildFly
15 8 (0.23%) WebSphere
16 7 (0.20%) Red Hat Fuse
16 7 (0.20%) WebLogic
17 6 (0.17%) Apache Pulsar
Applications
1 13 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.058%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.058%) InDesign
3 1 (0.029%) Blender
3 1 (0.029%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (0.87%) Ripple
2 7 (0.20%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.087%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.087%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.058%) Salesforce CRM
4 2 (0.058%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.029%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.029%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1,841 (53.24%) AWS
2 1,370 (39.62%) Azure
3 517 (14.95%) GCP
4 381 (11.02%) Amazon S3
5 354 (10.24%) Azure DevOps
6 298 (8.62%) GitHub
7 280 (8.10%) Serverless
8 273 (7.89%) Amazon EKS
9 245 (7.09%) SaaS
10 220 (6.36%) OpenShift
11 167 (4.83%) AWS CloudFormation
12 163 (4.71%) Azure AKS
13 152 (4.40%) AWS Lambda
14 146 (4.22%) Amazon ECS
15 142 (4.11%) GitHub Actions
16 124 (3.59%) Amazon EC2
17 117 (3.38%) PaaS
18 116 (3.35%) Cloud Computing
19 112 (3.24%) IBM Cloud
20 96 (2.78%) OCI
Communications & Networking
1 189 (5.47%) Firewall
2 109 (3.15%) DNS
3 98 (2.83%) VPN
4 70 (2.02%) Internet
5 68 (1.97%) Network Security
6 63 (1.82%) DHCP
7 62 (1.79%) TCP/IP
8 61 (1.76%) HTTP
9 54 (1.56%) IPsec
9 54 (1.56%) SNMP
10 47 (1.36%) WAN
11 45 (1.30%) SD-WAN
12 42 (1.21%) AMQP
13 17 (0.49%) BGP
13 17 (0.49%) Kerberos
14 13 (0.38%) MPLS
15 11 (0.32%) Ethernet VPN
16 7 (0.20%) SAN
16 7 (0.20%) SSL
16 7 (0.20%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 369 (10.67%) NoSQL
2 245 (7.09%) Elasticsearch
3 216 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 212 (6.13%) Big Data
5 201 (5.81%) SQL Server
6 185 (5.35%) PostgreSQL
7 182 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
8 142 (4.11%) Relational Database
9 123 (3.56%) Apache Cassandra
10 117 (3.38%) MySQL
11 90 (2.60%) Data Lake
12 86 (2.49%) Redis
13 76 (2.20%) Hadoop
14 60 (1.74%) Amazon Athena
15 57 (1.65%) Dremio
16 56 (1.62%) Azure SQL Database
17 54 (1.56%) Apache Arrow
18 47 (1.36%) BigQuery
19 43 (1.24%) Amazon Aurora
20 36 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 543 (15.70%) Jenkins
2 404 (11.68%) Git
3 200 (5.78%) GitLab
4 167 (4.83%) JIRA
5 163 (4.71%) JUnit
6 116 (3.35%) Selenium
7 80 (2.31%) CircleCI
8 78 (2.26%) TeamCity
9 73 (2.11%) Cypress.io
10 63 (1.82%) Mockito
11 53 (1.53%) Jasmine
12 52 (1.50%) SonarQube
13 47 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
14 42 (1.21%) Cucumber
15 37 (1.07%) Maven
16 36 (1.04%) Bitbucket
17 30 (0.87%) Artifactory
18 26 (0.75%) SoapUI
19 24 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
19 24 (0.69%) TestNG
General
1 909 (26.29%) Finance
2 574 (16.60%) Social Skills
3 457 (13.22%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 387 (11.19%) Law
5 275 (7.95%) Public Sector
6 195 (5.64%) Banking
7 183 (5.29%) Legal
8 179 (5.18%) Marketing
9 117 (3.38%) Aerospace
10 115 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
11 104 (3.01%) Retail
12 68 (1.97%) Tech for Good
13 65 (1.88%) Financial Institution
14 64 (1.85%) Organisational Skills
15 56 (1.62%) Games
16 50 (1.45%) Retail Banking
17 32 (0.93%) Automotive
18 30 (0.87%) Telecoms
19 29 (0.84%) Front Office
20 26 (0.75%) Health Technology
Job Titles
1 884 (25.56%) Senior
2 725 (20.97%) Software Engineer
3 653 (18.88%) Developer
4 608 (17.58%) DevOps Engineer
5 527 (15.24%) Lead
6 244 (7.06%) AWS Engineer
7 235 (6.80%) Senior Software Engineer
8 227 (6.56%) Architect
9 214 (6.19%) Cloud Engineer
10 208 (6.02%) Java Developer
11 205 (5.93%) Senior Developer
12 189 (5.47%) Java Engineer
13 183 (5.29%) Azure Engineer
14 177 (5.12%) Senior DevOps
15 166 (4.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 156 (4.51%) Lead Software Engineer
17 153 (4.42%) Platform Engineer
18 139 (4.02%) Java Software Engineer
19 137 (3.96%) AWS DevOps
20 132 (3.82%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 654 (18.91%) React
2 498 (14.40%) Kafka
3 452 (13.07%) Spring
4 427 (12.35%) .NET
5 338 (9.77%) AngularJS
6 297 (8.59%) Spring Boot
7 283 (8.18%) Node.js
8 265 (7.66%) REST
9 205 (5.93%) HTML
10 195 (5.64%) CSS
11 190 (5.49%) RabbitMQ
12 180 (5.21%) RESTful
13 177 (5.12%) GraphQL
14 166 (4.80%) Hibernate
15 133 (3.85%) JSON
16 123 (3.56%) .NET Core
16 123 (3.56%) J2EE
17 118 (3.41%) YAML
18 112 (3.24%) gRPC
19 101 (2.92%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 418 (12.09%) Cloud Native
2 265 (7.66%) Distributed Systems
3 196 (5.67%) Public Cloud
4 160 (4.63%) Hybrid Cloud
5 159 (4.60%) Blockchain
6 147 (4.25%) Data Centre
7 144 (4.16%) Algorithms
8 107 (3.09%) Management Information System
9 97 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
10 91 (2.63%) Product Ownership
11 78 (2.26%) e-Learning
12 77 (2.23%) Hedge funds
13 73 (2.11%) Clustering
14 60 (1.74%) Data Structures
15 56 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
16 44 (1.27%) Mobile App
16 44 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
17 40 (1.16%) Legacy Code
18 36 (1.04%) NFT
18 36 (1.04%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 916 (26.49%) Linux
2 342 (9.89%) Windows
3 146 (4.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 109 (3.15%) CentOS
5 93 (2.69%) Windows Server
6 86 (2.49%) Debian
7 76 (2.20%) Ubuntu
8 54 (1.56%) Data ONTAP
9 49 (1.42%) Unix
10 42 (1.21%) Alpine Linux
11 37 (1.07%) Windows Server 2016
12 28 (0.81%) VMS
13 23 (0.67%) Android
14 21 (0.61%) Apple iOS
14 21 (0.61%) Windows Server 2019
15 13 (0.38%) Solaris
16 12 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
18 6 (0.17%) Mesosphere
18 6 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,530 (44.25%) DevOps
2 1,505 (43.52%) CI/CD
3 1,425 (41.21%) Agile
4 1,125 (32.53%) Software Engineering
5 893 (25.82%) Containerisation
6 792 (22.90%) Microservices
7 672 (19.43%) Infrastructure as Code
8 590 (17.06%) Artificial Intelligence
9 554 (16.02%) Problem-Solving
10 508 (14.69%) SDLC
11 445 (12.87%) Mentoring
12 404 (11.68%) Computer Science
13 372 (10.76%) Machine Learning
14 360 (10.41%) Full Stack Development
15 328 (9.49%) Test Automation
16 315 (9.11%) Continuous Improvement
17 302 (8.73%) Scrum
18 265 (7.66%) Site Reliability Engineering
19 244 (7.06%) Fintech
20 242 (7.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1,171 (33.86%) Python
2 1,155 (33.40%) Java
3 681 (19.69%) JavaScript
4 621 (17.96%) SQL
5 485 (14.03%) C#
6 418 (12.09%) TypeScript
7 318 (9.20%) PowerShell
8 315 (9.11%) Go
9 301 (8.70%) Bash
10 123 (3.56%) Rust
11 110 (3.18%) C++
12 85 (2.46%) PHP
13 81 (2.34%) C
14 74 (2.14%) Ruby
15 61 (1.76%) Bicep
16 53 (1.53%) Kotlin
17 52 (1.50%) Scala
18 50 (1.45%) Perl
19 45 (1.30%) Shell Script
20 36 (1.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 464 (13.42%) Security Cleared
2 430 (12.43%) Degree
3 268 (7.75%) SC Cleared
4 249 (7.20%) DV Cleared
5 245 (7.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 172 (4.97%) Azure Certification
7 133 (3.85%) AWS Certification
8 96 (2.78%) Master's Degree
9 89 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 43 (1.24%) CISSP
11 41 (1.19%) MCSA
11 41 (1.19%) MCSE
12 37 (1.07%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
13 36 (1.04%) CISM
14 34 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 33 (0.95%) PhD
16 32 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
17 27 (0.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 27 (0.78%) CCSK
17 27 (0.78%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (2.86%) QA
2 50 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (1.30%) NIST
4 32 (0.93%) GDPR
5 29 (0.84%) WCAG
6 22 (0.64%) PCI DSS
7 17 (0.49%) Accessibility
8 14 (0.40%) NCSC
8 14 (0.40%) SLA
9 12 (0.35%) HIPAA
9 12 (0.35%) ISO 9001
10 11 (0.32%) Data Quality
11 10 (0.29%) SOC 2
12 9 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.058%) California Consumer Privacy Act
13 2 (0.058%) ISO 20022
13 2 (0.058%) ISO 9000
13 2 (0.058%) MiFID
14 1 (0.029%) HL7
14 1 (0.029%) ISO 15022
System Software
1 1,973 (57.06%) Docker
2 160 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (3.09%) Active Directory
4 94 (2.72%) Virtual Machines
5 71 (2.05%) Hyper-V
6 31 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
7 28 (0.81%) vSphere
8 15 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (0.40%) Ceph
10 13 (0.38%) KVM
11 12 (0.35%) Firmware
12 10 (0.29%) NFS
12 10 (0.29%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 4 (0.12%) Lustre
13 4 (0.12%) pfSense
13 4 (0.12%) Xen
14 3 (0.087%) Gluster
14 3 (0.087%) GPFS
14 3 (0.087%) oVirt
14 3 (0.087%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1,278 (36.96%) Terraform
2 660 (19.09%) Ansible
3 362 (10.47%) Prometheus
4 219 (6.33%) Puppet
5 180 (5.21%) Grafana
6 102 (2.95%) Progress Chef
7 84 (2.43%) vCenter Server
8 55 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
9 51 (1.47%) Istio
10 35 (1.01%) Docker Swarm
10 35 (1.01%) SCCM
11 32 (0.93%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 27 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
13 25 (0.72%) Argo
13 25 (0.72%) Nagios
14 24 (0.69%) Kibana
14 24 (0.69%) SCOM
15 20 (0.58%) HAProxy
16 19 (0.55%) Salt
16 19 (0.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 366 (10.58%) Microsoft
2 314 (9.08%) Red Hat
3 282 (8.16%) Oracle
4 223 (6.45%) Google
5 199 (5.75%) VMware
6 118 (3.41%) IBM
7 104 (3.01%) Dynatrace
8 82 (2.37%) Splunk
9 63 (1.82%) Palo Alto
10 61 (1.76%) Databricks
11 59 (1.71%) NetApp
12 54 (1.56%) SolidFire
13 39 (1.13%) ServiceNow
14 38 (1.10%) SaltStack
15 34 (0.98%) Cisco
16 24 (0.69%) ForgeRock
17 22 (0.64%) Atlassian
17 22 (0.64%) New Relic
18 17 (0.49%) Citrix
19 16 (0.46%) Sitecore