Period
to 16 February 2020

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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
UK
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 56 114 266
Rank change year-on-year +58 +152 +321
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 5,658 4,385 2,274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.62% 2.91% 1.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 36.28% 25.55% 13.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4,556 3,521 1,913
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - -3.70%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 15,597 17,165 16,284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.74% 11.40% 9.25%
Number of salaries quoted 11,930 13,391 13,147
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +2.18%
10th Percentile £32,120 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £93,775 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

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 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020. 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 +59 5,367 £70,000 +3.70% 1,282
London +32 3,506 £77,500 +6.90% 734
UK excluding London +74 2,069 £55,000 - 644
South East +57 645 £57,500 +4.55% 144
North of England +80 491 £55,000 - 165
South West +80 298 £50,000 -9.09% 78
North West +54 267 £57,105 +1.97% 101
Yorkshire +70 215 £55,000 +4.76% 54
Midlands +60 200 £55,000 -8.33% 89
Scotland +77 191 £47,500 -5.00% 58
East of England +43 189 £57,500 -4.17% 72
West Midlands +60 133 £55,000 -4.35% 51
Wales +8 66 £45,000 -8.24% 37
East Midlands +19 62 £52,500 -12.50% 37
North East +6 9 £42,500 - 10
Northern Ireland -4 1 £70,000 +40.00% 3

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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 4,595 (81.21%) Docker
2 3,240 (57.26%) DevOps
3 3,067 (54.21%) AWS
4 2,536 (44.82%) Agile Software Development
5 2,222 (39.27%) Python
6 2,184 (38.60%) Java
7 2,025 (35.79%) Azure
8 1,817 (32.11%) Microservices
9 1,743 (30.81%) Terraform
10 1,739 (30.74%) Linux
11 1,570 (27.75%) Ansible
12 1,364 (24.11%) JavaScript
13 1,352 (23.90%) GCP
14 1,307 (23.10%) Software Engineering
15 1,289 (22.78%) Jenkins
16 1,147 (20.27%) Finance
17 1,099 (19.42%) SQL
18 1,046 (18.49%) Git (software)
19 966 (17.07%) Puppet
20 952 (16.83%) TDD
21 848 (14.99%) C#
22 840 (14.85%) Continuous Integration
23 819 (14.48%) Node.js
24 804 (14.21%) React
25 801 (14.16%) .NET
26 769 (13.59%) NoSQL
27 740 (13.08%) Scrum
28 736 (13.01%) Bash Shell
29 733 (12.96%) Google
30 729 (12.88%) Go

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
1 343 (6.06%) Apache Spark
2 277 (4.90%) Elasticsearch
3 178 (3.15%) Apache
4 168 (2.97%) Confluence
5 132 (2.33%) OpenStack
6 106 (1.87%) Tomcat
7 87 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
8 84 (1.48%) nginx
9 50 (0.88%) IIS
10 34 (0.60%) Apache Airflow
11 32 (0.57%) SharePoint
11 32 (0.57%) WebSphere
12 30 (0.53%) JBoss
13 26 (0.46%) WebLogic
14 23 (0.41%) WordPress
15 18 (0.32%) CMS
16 17 (0.30%) Skype for Business
17 14 (0.25%) Ethereum
18 12 (0.21%) SAS
19 10 (0.18%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 13 (0.23%) Chatbot
2 4 (0.071%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.053%) HipChat
4 2 (0.035%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 40 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
2 21 (0.37%) Magento
3 11 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.053%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.053%) Tesseract
5 2 (0.035%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.035%) OpenCart
5 2 (0.035%) R3 Corda
5 2 (0.035%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.018%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.018%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.018%) Quorum
6 1 (0.018%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3,067 (54.21%) AWS
2 2,025 (35.79%) Azure
3 1,352 (23.90%) GCP
4 473 (8.36%) OpenShift
5 414 (7.32%) AWS CloudFormation
6 382 (6.75%) Serverless
7 324 (5.73%) SaaS
8 311 (5.50%) GitHub
9 278 (4.91%) AWS Lambda
10 269 (4.75%) PaaS
11 256 (4.52%) Amazon EC2
12 242 (4.28%) Amazon ECS
13 235 (4.15%) Amazon S3
14 195 (3.45%) IaaS
15 173 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
16 113 (2.00%) Amazon EKS
17 99 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 93 (1.64%) Amazon Kinesis
19 86 (1.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 72 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 210 (3.71%) Firewall
2 122 (2.16%) VPN
3 118 (2.09%) TCP/IP
4 109 (1.93%) DNS
5 101 (1.79%) Internet
6 71 (1.25%) HTTP
7 40 (0.71%) LAN
8 36 (0.64%) SSL
8 36 (0.64%) WAN
9 33 (0.58%) DHCP
10 27 (0.48%) DMZ
11 23 (0.41%) Skype
12 18 (0.32%) MPLS
12 18 (0.32%) Network Security
13 16 (0.28%) HTTPS
14 15 (0.27%) VLAN
15 11 (0.19%) BGP
15 11 (0.19%) OpenVPN
15 11 (0.19%) SMTP
15 11 (0.19%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 769 (13.59%) NoSQL
2 492 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
3 420 (7.42%) MySQL
4 400 (7.07%) Big Data
5 375 (6.63%) SQL Server
6 371 (6.56%) MongoDB
7 247 (4.37%) Relational Database
8 243 (4.29%) Hadoop
9 214 (3.78%) Redis
10 205 (3.62%) Apache Cassandra
11 181 (3.20%) Amazon RDS
12 157 (2.77%) Amazon Redshift
13 121 (2.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 89 (1.57%) RDBMS
15 79 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
16 77 (1.36%) Blockchain
17 75 (1.33%) Neo4j
18 61 (1.08%) Amazon Athena
19 51 (0.90%) Cosmos DB
20 38 (0.67%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,289 (22.78%) Jenkins
2 1,046 (18.49%) Git (software)
3 386 (6.82%) JIRA
4 258 (4.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 250 (4.42%) GitLab
6 236 (4.17%) TeamCity
7 197 (3.48%) Maven
8 182 (3.22%) Selenium
9 167 (2.95%) Artifactory
10 160 (2.83%) Bitbucket
11 144 (2.55%) Octopus Deploy
12 132 (2.33%) CircleCI
13 122 (2.16%) Vagrant
14 115 (2.03%) Cucumber
15 113 (2.00%) SonarQube
16 112 (1.98%) JUnit
17 88 (1.56%) Gradle
18 86 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
19 73 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
20 69 (1.22%) JMeter
General
1 1,147 (20.27%) Finance
2 369 (6.52%) Banking
3 248 (4.38%) Retail
4 201 (3.55%) Public Sector
5 180 (3.18%) Front Office
6 162 (2.86%) Games
7 87 (1.54%) Marketing
8 86 (1.52%) Automotive
9 77 (1.36%) Law
10 64 (1.13%) Manufacturing
11 47 (0.83%) Investment Banking
12 46 (0.81%) Telecoms
13 37 (0.65%) Advertising
14 34 (0.60%) Legal
15 33 (0.58%) Billing
16 30 (0.53%) Financial Institution
17 29 (0.51%) Electronics
18 15 (0.27%) Back Office
19 14 (0.25%) Retail Banking
20 12 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,654 (29.23%) Developer
2 1,523 (26.92%) DevOps Engineer
3 569 (10.06%) Software Engineer
4 555 (9.81%) Java Developer
5 428 (7.56%) Senior Developer
6 377 (6.66%) AWS Engineer
7 330 (5.83%) Cloud Engineer
8 298 (5.27%) Senior DevOps
9 292 (5.16%) Java Engineer
10 279 (4.93%) Architect
11 270 (4.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 243 (4.29%) .NET Developer
13 240 (4.24%) AWS DevOps
14 238 (4.21%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 231 (4.08%) Senior Software Engineer
16 230 (4.07%) Java Software Engineer
17 220 (3.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
18 219 (3.87%) Software Developer
19 215 (3.80%) Platform Engineer
20 194 (3.43%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 819 (14.48%) Node.js
2 804 (14.21%) React
3 801 (14.16%) .NET
4 659 (11.65%) Kafka
5 623 (11.01%) AngularJS
6 607 (10.73%) Spring
7 585 (10.34%) Web Services
8 536 (9.47%) REST
9 510 (9.01%) RESTful
10 458 (8.09%) HTML
11 442 (7.81%) Spring Boot
12 410 (7.25%) CSS
13 385 (6.80%) .NET Core
14 231 (4.08%) Elastic Stack
15 229 (4.05%) RabbitMQ
16 219 (3.87%) ASP.NET
17 210 (3.71%) HTML5
18 179 (3.16%) JSON
19 167 (2.95%) Vue.js
20 159 (2.81%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 473 (8.36%) Greenfield Project
2 361 (6.38%) Public Cloud
3 227 (4.01%) Cloud Native
4 195 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 142 (2.51%) User Experience
6 140 (2.47%) Hedge funds
6 140 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
7 117 (2.07%) Data Structures
8 111 (1.96%) Algorithms
8 111 (1.96%) Mobile App
9 110 (1.94%) Data Centre
9 110 (1.94%) Fixed Income
10 109 (1.93%) Blog
11 100 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
12 82 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
13 81 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
14 80 (1.41%) Derivative
15 71 (1.25%) Equity Derivative
16 64 (1.13%) Equities
17 49 (0.87%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,739 (30.74%) Linux
2 584 (10.32%) Windows
3 344 (6.08%) Unix
4 180 (3.18%) CentOS
5 150 (2.65%) Windows Server
6 137 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 129 (2.28%) Android
8 119 (2.10%) Apple iOS
9 112 (1.98%) Mac OS X
10 71 (1.25%) Ubuntu
11 48 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
12 37 (0.65%) Debian
13 21 (0.37%) Mesosphere
14 19 (0.34%) CoreOS
15 16 (0.28%) Fedora
16 15 (0.27%) Kali Linux
16 15 (0.27%) VMS
17 14 (0.25%) Mac OS
18 9 (0.16%) zOS
19 8 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,240 (57.26%) DevOps
2 2,536 (44.82%) Agile Software Development
3 1,817 (32.11%) Microservices
4 1,307 (23.10%) Software Engineering
5 952 (16.83%) TDD
6 840 (14.85%) Continuous Integration
7 740 (13.08%) Scrum
8 705 (12.46%) Configuration Management
9 654 (11.56%) Infrastructure as Code
10 632 (11.17%) Fintech
11 629 (11.12%) Open Source
12 628 (11.10%) Test Automation
13 493 (8.71%) Mentoring
14 459 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
15 418 (7.39%) Continuous Delivery
16 417 (7.37%) BDD
17 390 (6.89%) Computer Science
18 376 (6.65%) Migration
19 365 (6.45%) Site Reliability Engineering
20 364 (6.43%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 2,222 (39.27%) Python
2 2,184 (38.60%) Java
3 1,364 (24.11%) JavaScript
4 1,099 (19.42%) SQL
5 848 (14.99%) C#
6 736 (13.01%) Bash Shell
7 729 (12.88%) Go
8 562 (9.93%) Ruby
9 504 (8.91%) PowerShell
10 452 (7.99%) Java 8
11 384 (6.79%) Scala
12 320 (5.66%) C++
13 312 (5.51%) TypeScript
14 270 (4.77%) Kotlin
15 220 (3.89%) PHP
16 175 (3.09%) Perl
17 134 (2.37%) R
18 126 (2.23%) Shell Script
19 111 (1.96%) C
20 96 (1.70%) ES6
Qualifications
1 413 (7.30%) Degree
2 214 (3.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 138 (2.44%) Security Cleared
4 73 (1.29%) SC Cleared
5 64 (1.13%) AWS Certification
6 53 (0.94%) DV Cleared
7 52 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 40 (0.71%) PhD
8 40 (0.71%) RHCE
9 36 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
9 36 (0.64%) Master's Degree
10 35 (0.62%) CCNA
11 31 (0.55%) MCSE
12 27 (0.48%) SANS
13 25 (0.44%) CISSP
14 23 (0.41%) CompTIA Security+
15 22 (0.39%) GIAC
15 22 (0.39%) Linux+ Certification
15 22 (0.39%) Network+ Certification
15 22 (0.39%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 265 (4.68%) QA
2 27 (0.48%) SLA
3 18 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.25%) GDPR
6 10 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.12%) HIPAA
8 5 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.071%) MiFID
10 2 (0.035%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.035%) NIST
11 1 (0.018%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.018%) NCSC
11 1 (0.018%) PMO
11 1 (0.018%) PSD2
System Software
1 4,595 (81.21%) Docker
2 147 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (1.79%) Active Directory
4 84 (1.48%) VirtualBox
5 70 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
6 67 (1.18%) Hyper-V
7 34 (0.60%) vSphere
8 25 (0.44%) LXC
9 24 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
10 22 (0.39%) NFS
11 20 (0.35%) KVM
12 19 (0.34%) oVirt
12 19 (0.34%) Xen
13 15 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 14 (0.25%) HDFS
15 12 (0.21%) Samba
16 11 (0.19%) Ceph
16 11 (0.19%) RHEV
17 8 (0.14%) etcd
18 7 (0.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1,743 (30.81%) Terraform
2 1,570 (27.75%) Ansible
3 966 (17.07%) Puppet
4 715 (12.64%) Opscode Chef
5 265 (4.68%) Docker Swarm
6 234 (4.14%) Prometheus
7 219 (3.87%) Packer
8 194 (3.43%) Grafana
9 122 (2.16%) Nagios
10 120 (2.12%) Rancher
11 118 (2.09%) Consul
12 103 (1.82%) Salt
13 92 (1.63%) Mesos
14 89 (1.57%) ZABBIX
15 79 (1.40%) Istio
16 74 (1.31%) Kibana
17 59 (1.04%) Graphite
18 42 (0.74%) Marathon
19 34 (0.60%) logstash
20 26 (0.46%) Opsview
Vendors
1 733 (12.96%) Google
2 391 (6.91%) Microsoft
3 217 (3.84%) VMware
4 206 (3.64%) Oracle
5 201 (3.55%) Red Hat
6 127 (2.24%) Splunk
7 112 (1.98%) IBM
8 104 (1.84%) Atlassian
9 93 (1.64%) Cloudera
10 65 (1.15%) Hortonworks
11 55 (0.97%) SaltStack
12 51 (0.90%) Talend
13 48 (0.85%) Informatica
13 48 (0.85%) WorldPay
14 46 (0.81%) AppDynamics
15 44 (0.78%) Cisco
16 41 (0.72%) ServiceNow
17 38 (0.67%) CyberArk
18 34 (0.60%) Dynatrace
18 34 (0.60%) New Relic