Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Kubernetes (K8s)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 363 845
Rank change year-on-year +195 +482 +421
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 3,472 1,556 453
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.05% 0.88% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.71% 9.89% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2,814 1,281 359
UK median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £43,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £95,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £56,250
% change year-on-year -4.35% +2.22% -16.67%

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 17,612 15,736 17,555
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.42% 8.93% 8.91%
Number of salaries quoted 14,021 12,714 14,276
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 £30,750 £31,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +198 3,354 £65,000 -3.70% 549
London +126 2,091 £75,000 +3.45% 332
UK excluding London +314 1,321 £55,000 -4.35% 241
South East +145 423 £55,000 -8.33% 50
North of England +223 401 £52,500 - 73
North West +138 234 £52,500 - 45
East of England +153 177 £57,500 -11.54% 53
Yorkshire +142 141 £52,500 +16.67% 21
Midlands +107 120 £50,000 +5.26% 16
South West +98 112 £50,000 +17.65% 24
West Midlands +105 84 £50,000 - 11
Scotland +31 48 £55,000 +61.76% 12
East Midlands +25 36 £46,000 +11.52% 5
Wales +32 26 £45,000 -14.29% 9
North East +6 26 £55,000 +57.14% 7
Northern Ireland - 18 £52,500 - 4

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 3,061 (88.16%) Docker
2 2,230 (64.23%) DevOps
3 2,117 (60.97%) Amazon AWS
4 1,648 (47.47%) Linux
5 1,633 (47.03%) Python
6 1,537 (44.27%) Agile Software Development
7 1,427 (41.10%) Ansible
8 1,310 (37.73%) Java
9 1,252 (36.06%) Microsoft Azure
10 1,207 (34.76%) Jenkins
11 1,087 (31.31%) Puppet
12 1,001 (28.83%) Terraform
13 943 (27.16%) Microservices
14 877 (25.26%) Continuous Integration
15 851 (24.51%) Opscode Chef
16 711 (20.48%) Google Cloud Platform
17 687 (19.79%) Git (software)
18 679 (19.56%) Ruby
19 663 (19.10%) Configuration Management
20 631 (18.17%) Bash Shell
21 621 (17.89%) Finance
22 614 (17.68%) Software Engineering
23 613 (17.66%) Google
24 600 (17.28%) Go
25 556 (16.01%) JavaScript
26 527 (15.18%) Open Source
27 524 (15.09%) SQL
28 493 (14.20%) TDD
29 472 (13.59%) Node.js
30 471 (13.57%) 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
1 276 (7.95%) Elasticsearch
2 232 (6.68%) OpenStack
3 182 (5.24%) Apache Spark
4 160 (4.61%) Apache
5 133 (3.83%) Tomcat
6 107 (3.08%) Ethereum
7 101 (2.91%) Cloud Foundry
8 98 (2.82%) nginx
9 91 (2.62%) Confluence
10 70 (2.02%) WebSphere
11 64 (1.84%) WebLogic
12 50 (1.44%) JBoss
13 37 (1.07%) CloudStack
14 30 (0.86%) IIS
15 28 (0.81%) Apache Solr
16 25 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 20 (0.58%) Hyperledger
18 19 (0.55%) CMS
19 14 (0.40%) Anypoint
20 13 (0.37%) Jetty
Applications
1 10 (0.29%) HipChat
2 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.058%) Blender
4 2 (0.058%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.058%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.058%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.058%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.029%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.029%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.029%) Mingle
5 1 (0.029%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.029%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.029%) Weka
Business Applications
1 35 (1.01%) Distributed Ledger
2 22 (0.63%) Ripple
3 20 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (0.17%) Magento
5 5 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
5 5 (0.14%) Front Arena
5 5 (0.14%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.058%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.058%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 2,117 (60.97%) Amazon AWS
2 1,252 (36.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 711 (20.48%) Google Cloud Platform
4 257 (7.40%) OpenShift
5 252 (7.26%) AWS CloudFormation
6 248 (7.14%) PaaS
7 236 (6.80%) Amazon EC2
8 226 (6.51%) SaaS
9 214 (6.16%) GitHub
10 198 (5.70%) Amazon S3
11 189 (5.44%) Serverless
12 187 (5.39%) Cloud Computing
13 145 (4.18%) IaaS
14 108 (3.11%) AWS Lambda
15 103 (2.97%) IBM Cloud
16 67 (1.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 52 (1.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 47 (1.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 45 (1.30%) Datadog
20 42 (1.21%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 116 (3.34%) TCP/IP
2 111 (3.20%) Firewall
3 108 (3.11%) DNS
4 106 (3.05%) VPN
5 76 (2.19%) HTTP
6 64 (1.84%) Internet
7 29 (0.84%) VSAN
8 22 (0.63%) Network Security
9 21 (0.60%) DHCP
9 21 (0.60%) SSL
10 17 (0.49%) SMTP
10 17 (0.49%) VLAN
10 17 (0.49%) WAN
11 15 (0.43%) SSH
12 14 (0.40%) LAN
13 13 (0.37%) Broadband
13 13 (0.37%) SMS
14 12 (0.35%) Unified Communications
14 12 (0.35%) X.509
15 10 (0.29%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 429 (12.36%) NoSQL
2 415 (11.95%) MySQL
3 338 (9.74%) PostgreSQL
4 310 (8.93%) MongoDB
5 295 (8.50%) Big Data
6 225 (6.48%) Apache Cassandra
7 214 (6.16%) SQL Server
8 204 (5.88%) Redis
9 175 (5.04%) Blockchain
9 175 (5.04%) Hadoop
10 155 (4.46%) Relational Database
11 111 (3.20%) Amazon RDS
12 67 (1.93%) RDBMS
13 64 (1.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 61 (1.76%) Cosmos DB
15 59 (1.70%) Neo4j
16 47 (1.35%) MariaDB
17 43 (1.24%) Amazon Redshift
18 35 (1.01%) Apache Hive
19 31 (0.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,207 (34.76%) Jenkins
2 687 (19.79%) Git (software)
3 255 (7.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 255 (7.34%) Vagrant
4 203 (5.85%) JIRA
5 180 (5.18%) TeamCity
6 164 (4.72%) Maven
7 162 (4.67%) GitLab
8 111 (3.20%) JUnit
9 108 (3.11%) Subversion
10 87 (2.51%) Octopus Deploy
11 85 (2.45%) Selenium
11 85 (2.45%) Sonatype Nexus
12 84 (2.42%) Cucumber
13 79 (2.28%) Mocha
14 78 (2.25%) Gradle
15 77 (2.22%) Hudson
16 71 (2.04%) Bitbucket
17 63 (1.81%) GoCD
17 63 (1.81%) Travis CI
General
1 621 (17.89%) Finance
2 237 (6.83%) Banking
3 201 (5.79%) Retail
4 150 (4.32%) Telecoms
5 120 (3.46%) Games
6 119 (3.43%) Marketing
7 94 (2.71%) Law
8 79 (2.28%) Manufacturing
9 63 (1.81%) Electronics
10 62 (1.79%) Advertising
11 37 (1.07%) Investment Banking
12 31 (0.89%) Publishing
13 30 (0.86%) Front Office
14 26 (0.75%) Legal
15 24 (0.69%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.32%) Automotive
17 9 (0.26%) Back Office
18 8 (0.23%) Multimedia
19 7 (0.20%) French Language
20 6 (0.17%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1,300 (37.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 861 (24.80%) Developer
3 334 (9.62%) Java Developer
4 276 (7.95%) Architect
5 257 (7.40%) Senior DevOps
6 254 (7.32%) AWS DevOps
7 245 (7.06%) AWS Engineer
8 227 (6.54%) Senior Developer
9 226 (6.51%) Cloud Engineer
9 226 (6.51%) Software Engineer
10 224 (6.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 183 (5.27%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 183 (5.27%) Linux Engineer
12 181 (5.21%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 147 (4.23%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 120 (3.46%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 118 (3.40%) Lead DevOps
16 116 (3.34%) Java Engineer
17 112 (3.23%) Platform Engineer
18 92 (2.65%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 472 (13.59%) Node.js
2 471 (13.57%) Web Services
3 401 (11.55%) Spring
4 284 (8.18%) React
5 282 (8.12%) AngularJS
6 277 (7.98%) .NET
7 274 (7.89%) RESTful
8 248 (7.14%) Kafka
8 248 (7.14%) Spring Boot
9 225 (6.48%) HTML
10 224 (6.45%) REST
11 207 (5.96%) CSS
12 156 (4.49%) Elastic Stack
13 125 (3.60%) RabbitMQ
14 107 (3.08%) .NET Core
15 86 (2.48%) J2EE
16 85 (2.45%) HTML5
17 84 (2.42%) Akka
18 82 (2.36%) Jest
19 78 (2.25%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 318 (9.16%) Fintech
2 239 (6.88%) Computer Science
3 237 (6.83%) Public Cloud
4 230 (6.62%) Greenfield Project
5 174 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
6 134 (3.86%) Data Centre
7 125 (3.60%) Cloud Native
8 118 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
9 116 (3.34%) Hybrid Cloud
10 100 (2.88%) Bitcoin
11 84 (2.42%) Linux Command Line
12 69 (1.99%) Blog
12 69 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
13 63 (1.81%) Private Cloud
14 59 (1.70%) User Experience
15 48 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 43 (1.24%) Management Information System
17 39 (1.12%) Mobile App
18 37 (1.07%) Algorithms
19 33 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,648 (47.47%) Linux
2 332 (9.56%) Windows
3 183 (5.27%) Unix
4 156 (4.49%) CentOS
5 132 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 100 (2.88%) Ubuntu
7 81 (2.33%) Windows Server
8 76 (2.19%) Debian
9 72 (2.07%) VMS
10 45 (1.30%) CoreOS
11 40 (1.15%) Android
12 36 (1.04%) DC/OS
13 25 (0.72%) Apple iOS
14 16 (0.46%) Mac OS
14 16 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (0.32%) AIX
16 8 (0.23%) Fedora
17 6 (0.17%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,230 (64.23%) DevOps
2 1,537 (44.27%) Agile Software Development
3 943 (27.16%) Microservices
4 877 (25.26%) Continuous Integration
5 663 (19.10%) Configuration Management
6 614 (17.68%) Software Engineering
7 527 (15.18%) Open Source
8 493 (14.20%) TDD
9 449 (12.93%) Test Automation
10 443 (12.76%) Scrum
11 393 (11.32%) Continuous Delivery
12 372 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
13 239 (6.88%) Deployment Automation
14 215 (6.19%) Machine Learning
15 200 (5.76%) BDD
16 199 (5.73%) E-Commerce
17 194 (5.59%) Analytics
18 180 (5.18%) High Availability
19 176 (5.07%) Site Reliability Engineering
20 175 (5.04%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,633 (47.03%) Python
2 1,310 (37.73%) Java
3 679 (19.56%) Ruby
4 631 (18.17%) Bash Shell
5 600 (17.28%) Go
6 556 (16.01%) JavaScript
7 524 (15.09%) SQL
8 333 (9.59%) C#
9 255 (7.34%) PowerShell
10 253 (7.29%) Scala
11 235 (6.77%) Perl
12 207 (5.96%) Java 8
13 194 (5.59%) PHP
14 165 (4.75%) C++
15 142 (4.09%) Shell Script
16 93 (2.68%) C
17 92 (2.65%) ES6
18 77 (2.22%) Groovy
19 76 (2.19%) Solidity
20 65 (1.87%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 338 (9.74%) Degree
2 131 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 129 (3.72%) Security Cleared
4 84 (2.42%) Master's Degree
5 55 (1.58%) AWS Certification
6 51 (1.47%) SC Cleared
7 26 (0.75%) RHCE
8 22 (0.63%) RHCSA
9 18 (0.52%) DV Cleared
10 13 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 12 (0.35%) PhD
12 11 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (0.29%) CISSP
13 10 (0.29%) MCSE
14 9 (0.26%) SANS
15 8 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.23%) Sun Certification
16 7 (0.20%) CCNA
17 6 (0.17%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 332 (9.56%) GCP
2 157 (4.52%) QA
3 11 (0.32%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.29%) SLA
5 9 (0.26%) PMO
6 6 (0.17%) GDPR
7 3 (0.086%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.086%) PSD2
8 2 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.058%) PA-DSS
8 2 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.058%) WCAG
9 1 (0.029%) SEPA
9 1 (0.029%) UCITS
System Software
1 3,061 (88.16%) Docker
2 187 (5.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
4 77 (2.22%) VirtualBox
5 55 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
6 50 (1.44%) vSphere
7 48 (1.38%) Active Directory
8 41 (1.18%) Hyper-V
8 41 (1.18%) Xen
9 40 (1.15%) oVirt
10 39 (1.12%) KVM
11 32 (0.92%) RHEV
12 31 (0.89%) VMware NSX
13 28 (0.81%) Ceph
14 26 (0.75%) LXC
15 22 (0.63%) HDFS
16 12 (0.35%) NFS
16 12 (0.35%) QEMU
17 11 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 10 (0.29%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1,427 (41.10%) Ansible
2 1,087 (31.31%) Puppet
3 1,001 (28.83%) Terraform
4 851 (24.51%) Opscode Chef
5 323 (9.30%) Docker Swarm
6 201 (5.79%) Salt
7 198 (5.70%) Nagios
8 182 (5.24%) Packer
9 141 (4.06%) Prometheus
10 135 (3.89%) Grafana
11 118 (3.40%) Rancher
11 118 (3.40%) ZABBIX
12 109 (3.14%) Consul
13 107 (3.08%) Mesos
14 78 (2.25%) Kibana
15 73 (2.10%) Graphite
16 72 (2.07%) logstash
17 43 (1.24%) Opsview
18 36 (1.04%) HAProxy
19 28 (0.81%) vRealize
Vendors
1 613 (17.66%) Google
2 327 (9.42%) VMware
3 253 (7.29%) Red Hat
4 215 (6.19%) Microsoft
5 187 (5.39%) Oracle
6 180 (5.18%) Splunk
7 134 (3.86%) IBM
8 112 (3.23%) SAP
9 110 (3.17%) New Relic
10 93 (2.68%) Atlassian
11 90 (2.59%) AppDynamics
12 74 (2.13%) SaltStack
13 49 (1.41%) Cisco
14 46 (1.32%) Cloudera
14 46 (1.32%) Hortonworks
15 31 (0.89%) PagerDuty
16 30 (0.86%) WorldPay
17 29 (0.84%) Informatica
18 26 (0.75%) Rackspace
19 25 (0.72%) NetApp