Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Kubernetes (K8s)
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 223 473 1089
Rank change year-on-year +250 +616 +206
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 2,710 1,003 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.53% 0.58% 0.097%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.52% 6.63% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2,276 809 165
UK median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57% +3.70%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year -4.35% +24.32% -31.48%

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 17,461 15,125 17,312
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.84% 8.77% 8.46%
Number of salaries quoted 13,879 12,244 14,016
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,620 £30,061
90th Percentile £84,750 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%

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 April 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 20 April 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 +255 2,638 £65,000 -3.70% 471
London +143 1,624 £70,000 - 326
UK excluding London +424 1,071 £55,000 -4.35% 167
North of England +241 326 £52,500 -4.55% 50
South East +176 308 £57,500 -8.00% 37
North West +164 216 £52,500 - 27
East of England +142 164 £60,000 -9.43% 19
South West +75 107 £50,000 +21.21% 21
Midlands +64 106 £50,000 - 18
Yorkshire +109 91 £52,500 -4.55% 22
West Midlands +30 59 £50,000 - 11
East Midlands +30 47 £50,000 - 7
Scotland 0 44 £46,000 - 10
North East -9 19 £58,500 -26.88% 1
Wales - 12 £47,500 - 7
Northern Ireland - 9 £45,000 - 5

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 2,398 (88.49%) Docker
2 1,860 (68.63%) DevOps
3 1,726 (63.69%) Amazon AWS
4 1,418 (52.32%) Linux
5 1,381 (50.96%) Python
6 1,171 (43.21%) Agile Software Development
7 1,139 (42.03%) Ansible
8 1,076 (39.70%) Java
9 1,051 (38.78%) Jenkins
10 966 (35.65%) Puppet
11 878 (32.40%) Microsoft Azure
12 836 (30.85%) Opscode Chef
13 739 (27.27%) Terraform
14 680 (25.09%) Continuous Integration
15 666 (24.58%) Microservices
16 581 (21.44%) Ruby
17 551 (20.33%) Git (software)
18 547 (20.18%) Configuration Management
19 527 (19.45%) Bash Shell
20 500 (18.45%) Finance
21 482 (17.79%) Google Cloud Platform
22 475 (17.53%) Software Engineering
23 474 (17.49%) Google
24 449 (16.57%) Open Source
25 443 (16.35%) JavaScript
26 415 (15.31%) MySQL
27 411 (15.17%) NoSQL
28 401 (14.80%) Node.js
29 397 (14.65%) Go
29 397 (14.65%) 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
1 274 (10.11%) Elasticsearch
2 269 (9.93%) OpenStack
3 190 (7.01%) Apache Spark
4 161 (5.94%) Apache
5 133 (4.91%) nginx
6 84 (3.10%) Confluence
7 79 (2.92%) Tomcat
8 77 (2.84%) Ethereum
9 64 (2.36%) Cloud Foundry
10 45 (1.66%) WebSphere
11 44 (1.62%) Apache Solr
12 43 (1.59%) JBoss
13 35 (1.29%) CloudStack
14 25 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 24 (0.89%) Hyperledger
16 20 (0.74%) IIS
17 16 (0.59%) CMS
18 13 (0.48%) WebLogic
19 10 (0.37%) NServiceBus
20 7 (0.26%) Jetty
Applications
1 5 (0.18%) HipChat
1 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.074%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.074%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 52 (1.92%) Distributed Ledger
2 8 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.037%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.037%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,726 (63.69%) Amazon AWS
2 878 (32.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 482 (17.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 235 (8.67%) AWS CloudFormation
5 232 (8.56%) Amazon EC2
6 197 (7.27%) SaaS
7 195 (7.20%) OpenShift
8 183 (6.75%) Amazon S3
9 165 (6.09%) GitHub
10 153 (5.65%) PaaS
11 139 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
12 109 (4.02%) IaaS
13 78 (2.88%) Serverless
14 65 (2.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 45 (1.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 44 (1.62%) Amazon ELB
16 44 (1.62%) AWS Lambda
17 37 (1.37%) Slack
18 36 (1.33%) npm
19 34 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 138 (5.09%) TCP/IP
2 131 (4.83%) Firewall
3 128 (4.72%) DNS
4 110 (4.06%) VPN
5 85 (3.14%) HTTP
6 39 (1.44%) Internet
7 33 (1.22%) DHCP
8 24 (0.89%) VSAN
9 19 (0.70%) SMTP
10 18 (0.66%) SSL
10 18 (0.66%) WAN
11 14 (0.52%) LAN
12 13 (0.48%) SAN
12 13 (0.48%) SSH
13 10 (0.37%) AMQP
13 10 (0.37%) Kerberos
13 10 (0.37%) VLAN
14 9 (0.33%) Broadband
14 9 (0.33%) Network Security
15 8 (0.30%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 415 (15.31%) MySQL
2 411 (15.17%) NoSQL
3 354 (13.06%) MongoDB
4 343 (12.66%) PostgreSQL
5 300 (11.07%) Big Data
6 228 (8.41%) Apache Cassandra
7 220 (8.12%) Redis
8 205 (7.56%) Hadoop
9 151 (5.57%) SQL Server
10 143 (5.28%) Blockchain
11 98 (3.62%) Relational Database
12 63 (2.32%) Amazon RDS
13 57 (2.10%) RDBMS
14 44 (1.62%) Apache Hive
15 43 (1.59%) MariaDB
16 40 (1.48%) Cosmos DB
17 36 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 36 (1.33%) HBase
18 33 (1.22%) Data Lake
19 32 (1.18%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 1,051 (38.78%) Jenkins
2 551 (20.33%) Git (software)
3 212 (7.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 188 (6.94%) Vagrant
5 170 (6.27%) JIRA
6 165 (6.09%) Maven
7 161 (5.94%) TeamCity
8 109 (4.02%) Gradle
9 93 (3.43%) JUnit
10 89 (3.28%) GoCD
11 81 (2.99%) GitLab
12 62 (2.29%) Cucumber
12 62 (2.29%) Hudson
12 62 (2.29%) Octopus Deploy
12 62 (2.29%) Subversion
13 61 (2.25%) Sonatype Nexus
14 58 (2.14%) Bitbucket
15 57 (2.10%) Mocha
16 52 (1.92%) Selenium
17 50 (1.85%) Travis CI
General
1 500 (18.45%) Finance
2 164 (6.05%) Retail
3 148 (5.46%) Banking
4 119 (4.39%) Telecoms
5 114 (4.21%) Games
6 91 (3.36%) Marketing
7 64 (2.36%) Advertising
8 59 (2.18%) Law
9 56 (2.07%) Manufacturing
10 51 (1.88%) Electronics
11 41 (1.51%) Legal
12 22 (0.81%) Publishing
13 20 (0.74%) Investment Banking
14 11 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.37%) Multimedia
16 7 (0.26%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.11%) Automotive
17 3 (0.11%) French Language
17 3 (0.11%) Italian Language
17 3 (0.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,064 (39.26%) DevOps Engineer
2 571 (21.07%) Developer
3 208 (7.68%) Java Developer
4 199 (7.34%) AWS DevOps
5 194 (7.16%) Software Engineer
6 191 (7.05%) Linux Engineer
7 190 (7.01%) Cloud Engineer
8 185 (6.83%) Senior DevOps
9 176 (6.49%) AWS Engineer
10 169 (6.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 161 (5.94%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 160 (5.90%) Architect
13 136 (5.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 135 (4.98%) Senior Developer
15 122 (4.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 116 (4.28%) Kubernetes Engineer
17 112 (4.13%) Consultant
17 112 (4.13%) Lead DevOps
18 100 (3.69%) Java Engineer
19 86 (3.17%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 401 (14.80%) Node.js
2 397 (14.65%) Web Services
3 251 (9.26%) AngularJS
4 238 (8.78%) Spring
5 234 (8.63%) React
6 223 (8.23%) Kafka
7 220 (8.12%) .NET
8 212 (7.82%) RESTful
9 198 (7.31%) REST
10 161 (5.94%) HTML
11 153 (5.65%) CSS
12 144 (5.31%) Elastic Stack
13 136 (5.02%) RabbitMQ
14 98 (3.62%) Spring Boot
15 77 (2.84%) LAMP
16 68 (2.51%) J2EE
17 61 (2.25%) Middleware
18 59 (2.18%) Django
19 57 (2.10%) Jest
20 54 (1.99%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 207 (7.64%) Fintech
2 180 (6.64%) Computer Science
3 146 (5.39%) Public Cloud
4 135 (4.98%) Data Centre
5 128 (4.72%) Greenfield Project
6 123 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
7 72 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
8 67 (2.47%) Linux Command Line
9 65 (2.40%) Bitcoin
10 64 (2.36%) Private Cloud
11 62 (2.29%) Cloud Native
12 37 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
13 36 (1.33%) User Experience
14 32 (1.18%) Mobile App
15 31 (1.14%) Algorithms
16 26 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
17 24 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
18 23 (0.85%) Blog
19 22 (0.81%) Replication
20 18 (0.66%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1,418 (52.32%) Linux
2 190 (7.01%) Windows
3 166 (6.13%) Unix
4 138 (5.09%) CentOS
5 126 (4.65%) Ubuntu
6 102 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 89 (3.28%) CoreOS
8 78 (2.88%) Debian
9 46 (1.70%) VMS
10 43 (1.59%) Windows Server
11 30 (1.11%) Android
12 26 (0.96%) Apple iOS
13 18 (0.66%) DC/OS
14 13 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (0.30%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.26%) AIX
16 7 (0.26%) Solaris
16 7 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
17 6 (0.22%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,860 (68.63%) DevOps
2 1,171 (43.21%) Agile Software Development
3 680 (25.09%) Continuous Integration
4 666 (24.58%) Microservices
5 547 (20.18%) Configuration Management
6 475 (17.53%) Software Engineering
7 449 (16.57%) Open Source
8 352 (12.99%) TDD
9 350 (12.92%) Scrum
10 340 (12.55%) Test Automation
11 297 (10.96%) Continuous Delivery
12 216 (7.97%) Machine Learning
13 199 (7.34%) BDD
14 194 (7.16%) Problem-Solving
15 163 (6.01%) E-Commerce
16 151 (5.57%) Analytics
17 145 (5.35%) SDLC
18 134 (4.94%) Continuous Deployment
19 132 (4.87%) High Availability
20 124 (4.58%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,381 (50.96%) Python
2 1,076 (39.70%) Java
3 581 (21.44%) Ruby
4 527 (19.45%) Bash Shell
5 443 (16.35%) JavaScript
6 397 (14.65%) Go
7 377 (13.91%) SQL
8 257 (9.48%) C#
9 175 (6.46%) Scala
10 170 (6.27%) Perl
11 154 (5.68%) PHP
12 137 (5.06%) Shell Script
13 135 (4.98%) Java 8
14 119 (4.39%) PowerShell
15 106 (3.91%) C++
16 88 (3.25%) ES6
17 85 (3.14%) Groovy
18 69 (2.55%) C
19 59 (2.18%) Solidity
20 43 (1.59%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 215 (7.93%) Degree
2 127 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 87 (3.21%) SC Cleared
4 82 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 40 (1.48%) Master's Degree
6 30 (1.11%) Sun Certification
7 21 (0.77%) AWS Certification
8 19 (0.70%) PhD
9 12 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 10 (0.37%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.30%) CCIE
11 8 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (0.26%) CEH
13 5 (0.18%) CCIE Security
14 4 (0.15%) CREST Certified
14 4 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
14 4 (0.15%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (7.12%) GCP
2 103 (3.80%) QA
3 12 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.41%) PSD2
5 10 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.37%) SLA
6 5 (0.18%) PA-DSS
7 4 (0.15%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.15%) GDPR
8 2 (0.074%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.074%) PMO
8 2 (0.074%) SEPA
9 1 (0.037%) NIST 800
System Software
1 2,398 (88.49%) Docker
2 153 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (3.84%) Virtual Machines
4 50 (1.85%) vSphere
5 47 (1.73%) Ceph
6 41 (1.51%) KVM
6 41 (1.51%) VirtualBox
7 39 (1.44%) LXC
8 35 (1.29%) HDFS
8 35 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
9 29 (1.07%) VMware NSX
10 25 (0.92%) Hyper-V
11 23 (0.85%) Xen
12 20 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 19 (0.70%) Active Directory
14 14 (0.52%) oVirt
14 14 (0.52%) RHEV
15 13 (0.48%) Varnish
16 12 (0.44%) iptables
17 10 (0.37%) etcd
Systems Management
1 1,139 (42.03%) Ansible
2 966 (35.65%) Puppet
3 836 (30.85%) Opscode Chef
4 739 (27.27%) Terraform
5 222 (8.19%) Docker Swarm
6 166 (6.13%) Packer
7 159 (5.87%) Nagios
8 132 (4.87%) Salt
9 108 (3.99%) Mesos
9 108 (3.99%) Prometheus
10 88 (3.25%) Kibana
11 81 (2.99%) logstash
12 78 (2.88%) Rancher
13 56 (2.07%) Consul
14 54 (1.99%) ZABBIX
15 52 (1.92%) Grafana
16 37 (1.37%) Graphite
16 37 (1.37%) HAProxy
17 24 (0.89%) vRealize
18 15 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 474 (17.49%) Google
2 290 (10.70%) VMware
3 178 (6.57%) Oracle
4 176 (6.49%) Red Hat
5 129 (4.76%) Splunk
6 120 (4.43%) Microsoft
7 102 (3.76%) SaltStack
8 82 (3.03%) SAP
9 77 (2.84%) New Relic
10 66 (2.44%) IBM
11 63 (2.32%) AppDynamics
12 43 (1.59%) Atlassian
13 33 (1.22%) Hortonworks
14 27 (1.00%) Cisco
15 26 (0.96%) Cloudera
16 25 (0.92%) Twitter
17 22 (0.81%) PagerDuty
17 22 (0.81%) Rackspace
18 21 (0.77%) Apple
19 20 (0.74%) NetApp