Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Kubernetes
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 295 764 1242
Rank change year-on-year +469 +478 -
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 1966 483 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 0.26% 0.032%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.48% 2.97% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1631 389 48
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% - -
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,750 £89,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% -

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 15758 16262 16831
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.77% 8.69% 7.70%
Number of salaries quoted 12923 13142 13660
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 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 +472 1903 £65,000 -7.14% 221
London +286 1350 £70,000 - 138
UK excluding London +446 590 £55,000 -8.33% 88
South East +213 203 £60,000 -7.69% 14
North of England +178 182 £52,500 +2.44% 36
North West +109 123 £50,000 -2.44% 24
East of England +91 98 £60,000 -7.69% 15
Yorkshire +53 48 £52,500 -4.55% 10
South West +47 40 £50,000 +6.38% 10
Midlands +33 34 £52,500 +50.00% 8
West Midlands +19 25 £55,000 +57.14% 2
Scotland -13 17 £63,750 - 2
Northern Ireland - 16 £45,000 - 1
North East - 11 £60,000 - 2
East Midlands - 9 £40,000 - 6
Wales - 5 £51,250 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 1712 (87.08%) Docker
2 1308 (66.53%) DevOps
3 1169 (59.46%) Amazon AWS
4 1033 (52.54%) Linux
5 1020 (51.88%) Python
6 900 (45.78%) Ansible
7 854 (43.44%) Puppet
8 811 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
9 742 (37.74%) Jenkins
10 691 (35.15%) Opscode Chef
11 668 (33.98%) Java
12 477 (24.26%) Ruby
13 467 (23.75%) Continuous Integration
14 458 (23.30%) Microsoft Azure
15 455 (23.14%) Configuration Management
16 447 (22.74%) Terraform
17 427 (21.72%) Microservices
18 410 (20.85%) Finance
19 380 (19.33%) Bash Shell
20 331 (16.84%) Google
21 326 (16.58%) Git (software)
22 322 (16.38%) JavaScript
23 318 (16.17%) Google Cloud Platform
24 317 (16.12%) Node.js
25 316 (16.07%) Software Engineering
26 304 (15.46%) Go
27 294 (14.95%) NoSQL
28 291 (14.80%) Open Source
29 285 (14.50%) MySQL
30 270 (13.73%) 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
1 266 (13.53%) OpenStack
2 208 (10.58%) Elasticsearch
3 157 (7.99%) Apache
4 148 (7.53%) Apache Spark
5 127 (6.46%) nginx
6 118 (6.00%) Cloud Foundry
7 92 (4.68%) Tomcat
8 48 (2.44%) Confluence
9 43 (2.19%) WebSphere
10 42 (2.14%) Apache Solr
11 38 (1.93%) IIS
12 24 (1.22%) CloudStack
13 21 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 20 (1.02%) Ethereum
15 17 (0.86%) JBoss
16 12 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
16 12 (0.61%) Hyperledger
16 12 (0.61%) SharePoint
16 12 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
17 7 (0.36%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.41%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1169 (59.46%) Amazon AWS
2 458 (23.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 318 (16.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 167 (8.49%) AWS CloudFormation
5 141 (7.17%) PaaS
6 129 (6.56%) SaaS
7 108 (5.49%) Amazon EC2
8 103 (5.24%) GitHub
9 98 (4.98%) OpenShift
10 70 (3.56%) Amazon S3
11 67 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
12 66 (3.36%) IaaS
13 50 (2.54%) Serverless
14 40 (2.03%) AWS Lambda
14 40 (2.03%) npm
15 32 (1.63%) IBM Cloud
16 25 (1.27%) Google App Engine
17 24 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 19 (0.97%) Bluemix
19 16 (0.81%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 120 (6.10%) Firewall
2 101 (5.14%) TCP/IP
3 98 (4.98%) DNS
4 97 (4.93%) VPN
5 62 (3.15%) Internet
6 57 (2.90%) HTTP
7 36 (1.83%) SSL
8 31 (1.58%) IPsec
9 22 (1.12%) DHCP
10 18 (0.92%) Kerberos
10 18 (0.92%) SAN
11 17 (0.86%) Network Security
12 16 (0.81%) Broadband
13 15 (0.76%) BGP
13 15 (0.76%) VLAN
14 12 (0.61%) LDAP
15 11 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (0.46%) NAS
16 9 (0.46%) VSAN
17 8 (0.41%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 294 (14.95%) NoSQL
2 285 (14.50%) MySQL
3 256 (13.02%) MongoDB
4 253 (12.87%) PostgreSQL
5 190 (9.66%) Apache Cassandra
6 176 (8.95%) Big Data
7 143 (7.27%) Redis
8 127 (6.46%) Hadoop
9 86 (4.37%) Relational Database
10 69 (3.51%) SQL Server
11 57 (2.90%) Amazon RDS
12 52 (2.64%) Blockchain
13 40 (2.03%) RDBMS
14 31 (1.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 31 (1.58%) MariaDB
15 25 (1.27%) Couchbase
16 23 (1.17%) Apache Hive
16 23 (1.17%) HBase
16 23 (1.17%) Oracle Database
17 22 (1.12%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 742 (37.74%) Jenkins
2 326 (16.58%) Git (software)
3 137 (6.97%) Maven
4 133 (6.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 117 (5.95%) JIRA
6 112 (5.70%) Vagrant
7 107 (5.44%) TeamCity
8 88 (4.48%) Gradle
9 67 (3.41%) Hudson
10 65 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
11 62 (3.15%) GitLab
12 58 (2.95%) gulp
13 46 (2.34%) JUnit
14 44 (2.24%) Bitbucket
15 43 (2.19%) Selenium
16 40 (2.03%) Travis CI
17 38 (1.93%) Sonatype Nexus
18 37 (1.88%) Cucumber
19 36 (1.83%) Grunt
19 36 (1.83%) Jasmine
General
1 410 (20.85%) Finance
2 125 (6.36%) Games
3 105 (5.34%) Telecoms
4 102 (5.19%) Marketing
5 95 (4.83%) Retail
6 89 (4.53%) Manufacturing
7 85 (4.32%) Electronics
8 62 (3.15%) Legal
9 59 (3.00%) Banking
10 29 (1.48%) Publishing
11 28 (1.42%) Law
12 20 (1.02%) Advertising
13 9 (0.46%) Online Betting
14 7 (0.36%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.31%) Automotive
15 6 (0.31%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.20%) Aerospace
17 1 (0.051%) Back Office
17 1 (0.051%) French Language
17 1 (0.051%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 733 (37.28%) DevOps Engineer
2 357 (18.16%) Developer
3 205 (10.43%) AWS DevOps
4 184 (9.36%) AWS Engineer
5 182 (9.26%) Linux Engineer
6 168 (8.55%) Architect
7 167 (8.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 141 (7.17%) Cloud Engineer
9 133 (6.77%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 122 (6.21%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 109 (5.54%) Lead DevOps
12 108 (5.49%) Java Developer
12 108 (5.49%) Senior DevOps
13 101 (5.14%) Software Engineer
14 86 (4.37%) Administrator
14 86 (4.37%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 84 (4.27%) Senior Developer
16 77 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
17 73 (3.71%) Consultant
18 71 (3.61%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (16.12%) Node.js
2 203 (10.33%) Web Services
3 169 (8.60%) .NET
4 146 (7.43%) React
5 140 (7.12%) AngularJS
6 132 (6.71%) Kafka
6 132 (6.71%) REST
7 115 (5.85%) Elastic Stack
8 112 (5.70%) RESTful
9 105 (5.34%) HTML
10 102 (5.19%) Spring
11 99 (5.04%) CSS
12 69 (3.51%) RabbitMQ
13 61 (3.10%) ActiveMQ
14 59 (3.00%) Natural Language Processing
15 56 (2.85%) LAMP
16 55 (2.80%) HTML5
17 54 (2.75%) Spring Boot
18 51 (2.59%) Sass
19 44 (2.24%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 141 (7.17%) Fintech
2 129 (6.56%) Public Cloud
3 108 (5.49%) Computer Science
4 104 (5.29%) Data Centre
5 82 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
6 78 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
7 75 (3.81%) Private Cloud
8 56 (2.85%) Hybrid Cloud
9 51 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
10 50 (2.54%) Cyberthreat
11 48 (2.44%) Clustering
12 47 (2.39%) Linux Command Line
13 38 (1.93%) User Experience
14 26 (1.32%) Blog
15 23 (1.17%) Replication
16 18 (0.92%) Cloud Native
17 17 (0.86%) Mobile App
18 15 (0.76%) Client/Server
18 15 (0.76%) Online Games
18 15 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1033 (52.54%) Linux
2 157 (7.99%) CentOS
3 154 (7.83%) Unix
4 131 (6.66%) Windows
5 113 (5.75%) Ubuntu
6 111 (5.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 89 (4.53%) CoreOS
8 62 (3.15%) Debian
9 17 (0.86%) DC/OS
10 14 (0.71%) Windows Server
11 12 (0.61%) AIX
12 11 (0.56%) Android
13 8 (0.41%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.36%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.20%) Solaris
16 3 (0.15%) Mesosphere
16 3 (0.15%) VMS
16 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
17 2 (0.10%) Data ONTAP
17 2 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1308 (66.53%) DevOps
2 811 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
3 467 (23.75%) Continuous Integration
4 455 (23.14%) Configuration Management
5 427 (21.72%) Microservices
6 316 (16.07%) Software Engineering
7 291 (14.80%) Open Source
8 270 (13.73%) TDD
9 241 (12.26%) Continuous Delivery
10 239 (12.16%) Scrum
11 175 (8.90%) BDD
12 169 (8.60%) Machine Learning
13 150 (7.63%) Test Automation
14 136 (6.92%) E-Commerce
15 135 (6.87%) Mentoring
16 121 (6.15%) High Availability
17 117 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
18 115 (5.85%) Kanban
19 106 (5.39%) Migration
20 102 (5.19%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1020 (51.88%) Python
2 668 (33.98%) Java
3 477 (24.26%) Ruby
4 380 (19.33%) Bash Shell
5 322 (16.38%) JavaScript
6 304 (15.46%) Go
7 248 (12.61%) SQL
8 167 (8.49%) Perl
9 156 (7.93%) PHP
10 133 (6.77%) C#
11 117 (5.95%) Shell Script
12 110 (5.60%) Scala
13 109 (5.54%) C++
14 95 (4.83%) PowerShell
15 72 (3.66%) C
16 63 (3.20%) Groovy
17 43 (2.19%) ES6
18 22 (1.12%) Clojure
19 20 (1.02%) GraphQL
20 13 (0.66%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 150 (7.63%) Degree
2 69 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 67 (3.41%) Security Cleared
4 39 (1.98%) SC Cleared
5 13 (0.66%) PhD
6 12 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.46%) Master's Degree
8 8 (0.41%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.36%) OCP
9 7 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
10 6 (0.31%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.20%) CISSP
12 2 (0.10%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (0.10%) CISM
12 2 (0.10%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.10%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 1 (0.051%) Numerate Degree
13 1 (0.051%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (5.04%) GCP
2 70 (3.56%) QA
3 12 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.25%) COBIT
4 5 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.25%) SEPA
5 4 (0.20%) PMBOK
6 3 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
6 3 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.15%) SLA
6 3 (0.15%) SSAE 16
7 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.10%) GDPR
8 1 (0.051%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.051%) PSD2
System Software
1 1712 (87.08%) Docker
2 75 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
4 56 (2.85%) LXC
5 42 (2.14%) vSphere
6 33 (1.68%) iptables
7 32 (1.63%) Ceph
8 26 (1.32%) Varnish
9 25 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
10 20 (1.02%) Xen
11 17 (0.86%) VirtualBox
12 14 (0.71%) Active Directory
12 14 (0.71%) etcd
13 12 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 12 (0.61%) HDFS
14 11 (0.56%) GlusterFS
14 11 (0.56%) Hyper-V
15 10 (0.51%) OpenAM
15 10 (0.51%) VMware NSX
16 9 (0.46%) KVM
Systems Management
1 900 (45.78%) Ansible
2 854 (43.44%) Puppet
3 691 (35.15%) Opscode Chef
4 447 (22.74%) Terraform
5 113 (5.75%) Docker Swarm
6 103 (5.24%) Nagios
7 97 (4.93%) Packer
8 92 (4.68%) Mesos
9 80 (4.07%) Salt
10 72 (3.66%) Prometheus
11 64 (3.26%) Grafana
12 53 (2.70%) Kibana
13 49 (2.49%) Consul
14 39 (1.98%) logstash
15 31 (1.58%) Graphite
15 31 (1.58%) HAProxy
15 31 (1.58%) Rancher
16 28 (1.42%) Rundeck
17 24 (1.22%) rkt
17 24 (1.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 331 (16.84%) Google
2 193 (9.82%) VMware
3 161 (8.19%) Red Hat
4 112 (5.70%) Microsoft
4 112 (5.70%) Oracle
5 96 (4.88%) Splunk
6 95 (4.83%) SAP
7 71 (3.61%) SaltStack
8 62 (3.15%) IBM
9 60 (3.05%) AppDynamics
10 48 (2.44%) New Relic
11 45 (2.29%) Atlassian
12 31 (1.58%) Rackspace
13 18 (0.92%) NetApp
14 16 (0.81%) Dynatrace
15 15 (0.76%) XebiaLabs
16 14 (0.71%) CA
17 12 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
17 12 (0.61%) ServiceNow
18 10 (0.51%) Twitter