Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
UK
6 months to
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 61 145
Rank change year-on-year +31 +84 +182
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 3,570 5,955 3,911
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 7.31% 4.37% 2.38%
As % of the Systems Management category 44.92% 33.73% 22.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3,595 5,201 3,362
Median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -2.73% - -

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 7,947 17,653 17,532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.27% 12.97% 10.66%
Number of salaries quoted 6,539 13,351 13,847
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,834 £32,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%

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 25 October 2020.

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 25 October 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 +30 3,333 £65,000 -7.14% 907
London +16 1,986 £75,750 -1.94% 442
UK excluding London +67 1,504 £53,500 -2.73% 503
Work from Home +17 595 £60,000 -17.24% 192
South East +70 432 £57,500 -4.17% 127
North of England +77 426 £55,000 - 158
North West +99 220 £55,000 -8.33% 100
South West +18 192 £51,750 -5.91% 58
Midlands +96 179 £55,000 +4.76% 70
Yorkshire +48 178 £55,000 +4.76% 45
West Midlands +119 151 £57,500 +6.48% 54
Scotland +20 104 £50,000 - 33
Wales +72 87 £47,500 +5.56% 8
East of England +44 67 £51,250 -6.82% 45
East Midlands +41 28 £47,500 -5.00% 16
North East +33 27 £52,500 +5.00% 13
Northern Ireland +6 20 £55,000 +18.92% 7
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 2,626 (73.56%) Docker
2 2,063 (57.79%) DevOps
3 1,892 (53.00%) AWS
4 1,418 (39.72%) Azure
5 1,409 (39.47%) Python
6 1,363 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
7 1,219 (34.15%) Terraform
8 1,143 (32.02%) Java
9 1,066 (29.86%) Microservices
10 929 (26.02%) Linux
11 850 (23.81%) JavaScript
12 810 (22.69%) Jenkins
13 798 (22.35%) Ansible
14 795 (22.27%) GCP
15 771 (21.60%) Finance
16 693 (19.41%) Software Engineering
17 672 (18.82%) SQL
18 616 (17.25%) Git (software)
19 557 (15.60%) C#
20 538 (15.07%) Puppet
21 518 (14.51%) .NET
22 504 (14.12%) React
23 486 (13.61%) Node.js
24 463 (12.97%) TDD
25 460 (12.89%) Infrastructure as Code
26 450 (12.61%) Scrum
27 447 (12.52%) Go
28 430 (12.04%) Fintech
29 424 (11.88%) Google
30 423 (11.85%) NoSQL

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
1 228 (6.39%) Elasticsearch
2 221 (6.19%) Apache
3 177 (4.96%) Apache Spark
4 101 (2.83%) Confluence
5 70 (1.96%) Cloud Foundry
6 46 (1.29%) Tomcat
7 36 (1.01%) OpenStack
8 34 (0.95%) Apache Airflow
8 34 (0.95%) WebSphere
9 32 (0.90%) nginx
10 22 (0.62%) IIS
11 20 (0.56%) WebLogic
12 18 (0.50%) SharePoint
13 17 (0.48%) CMS
14 16 (0.45%) JBoss
15 11 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
16 10 (0.28%) NServiceBus
17 7 (0.20%) Ethereum
17 7 (0.20%) GlassFish
17 7 (0.20%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 14 (0.39%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.084%) Sketch
3 1 (0.028%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (0.53%) Distributed Ledger
1 19 (0.53%) R3 Corda
2 18 (0.50%) SAP Hybris
3 12 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (0.31%) Sentinel
5 8 (0.22%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 6 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.056%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.056%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 1 (0.028%) Magento
9 1 (0.028%) Maximo
9 1 (0.028%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1,892 (53.00%) AWS
2 1,418 (39.72%) Azure
3 795 (22.27%) GCP
4 345 (9.66%) Serverless
5 280 (7.84%) AWS CloudFormation
6 267 (7.48%) SaaS
7 220 (6.16%) PaaS
8 209 (5.85%) OpenShift
9 208 (5.83%) AWS Lambda
10 175 (4.90%) GitHub
11 171 (4.79%) Amazon ECS
12 132 (3.70%) Amazon EKS
13 130 (3.64%) IaaS
14 115 (3.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 100 (2.80%) Amazon S3
16 99 (2.77%) Datadog
17 95 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
18 77 (2.16%) Apigee
19 59 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
20 40 (1.12%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 121 (3.39%) Firewall
2 68 (1.90%) DNS
2 68 (1.90%) TCP/IP
3 59 (1.65%) HTTP
4 56 (1.57%) VPN
5 39 (1.09%) Internet
6 32 (0.90%) Network Security
7 26 (0.73%) HTTPS
8 18 (0.50%) WAN
9 16 (0.45%) LAN
10 14 (0.39%) Kerberos
10 14 (0.39%) Software-Defined Networking
10 14 (0.39%) SSL
11 11 (0.31%) DHCP
11 11 (0.31%) SSH
12 10 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (0.25%) CTI
14 8 (0.22%) NetScaler
15 7 (0.20%) SAN
15 7 (0.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 423 (11.85%) NoSQL
2 391 (10.95%) SQL Server
3 382 (10.70%) PostgreSQL
4 291 (8.15%) MySQL
5 267 (7.48%) MongoDB
6 216 (6.05%) Big Data
7 142 (3.98%) Redis
8 120 (3.36%) Apache Cassandra
8 120 (3.36%) Hadoop
9 99 (2.77%) Amazon Redshift
10 91 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
11 82 (2.30%) Relational Database
12 75 (2.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 60 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
14 51 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
15 49 (1.37%) Blockchain
16 43 (1.20%) Data Lake
17 38 (1.06%) Cosmos DB
18 32 (0.90%) Neo4j
19 31 (0.87%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 810 (22.69%) Jenkins
2 616 (17.25%) Git (software)
3 258 (7.23%) GitLab
4 215 (6.02%) JIRA
5 148 (4.15%) TeamCity
6 137 (3.84%) Selenium
7 115 (3.22%) Artifactory
7 115 (3.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 97 (2.72%) Octopus Deploy
9 76 (2.13%) Cucumber
10 72 (2.02%) JUnit
11 68 (1.90%) CircleCI
12 64 (1.79%) Bitbucket
13 55 (1.54%) SonarQube
13 55 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
14 49 (1.37%) Gradle
15 46 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
16 45 (1.26%) Maven
17 44 (1.23%) Vagrant
18 41 (1.15%) webpack
General
1 771 (21.60%) Finance
2 249 (6.97%) Banking
3 115 (3.22%) Public Sector
4 110 (3.08%) Games
5 86 (2.41%) Law
6 85 (2.38%) Back Office
7 81 (2.27%) Retail
8 56 (1.57%) Front Office
9 52 (1.46%) Marketing
10 40 (1.12%) Telecoms
11 37 (1.04%) Advertising
12 20 (0.56%) Electronics
12 20 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 20 (0.56%) Manufacturing
13 18 (0.50%) Legal
14 9 (0.25%) Investment Banking
15 8 (0.22%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.17%) Billing
16 6 (0.17%) Digital Economy
16 6 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,119 (31.34%) Developer
2 1,047 (29.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 385 (10.78%) AWS Engineer
4 319 (8.94%) Java Developer
5 311 (8.71%) Senior Developer
6 310 (8.68%) AWS DevOps
7 277 (7.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 260 (7.28%) Software Engineer
9 257 (7.20%) Architect
10 253 (7.09%) Senior DevOps
11 232 (6.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 190 (5.32%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 167 (4.68%) Azure Engineer
14 140 (3.92%) Cloud Engineer
15 139 (3.89%) Java Engineer
16 137 (3.84%) Site Reliability Engineer
17 127 (3.56%) Python Developer
18 124 (3.47%) .NET Developer
19 121 (3.39%) Platform Engineer
20 119 (3.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 518 (14.51%) .NET
2 504 (14.12%) React
3 486 (13.61%) Node.js
4 393 (11.01%) Kafka
5 372 (10.42%) AngularJS
6 313 (8.77%) Web Services
7 310 (8.68%) Spring
8 286 (8.01%) .NET Core
9 273 (7.65%) REST
10 225 (6.30%) Spring Boot
11 210 (5.88%) CSS
12 209 (5.85%) HTML
13 190 (5.32%) RESTful
14 186 (5.21%) RabbitMQ
15 168 (4.71%) Vue.js
16 142 (3.98%) Redux
17 129 (3.61%) gRPC
18 115 (3.22%) OAuth
19 103 (2.89%) Elastic Stack
20 90 (2.52%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 208 (5.83%) Cloud Native
2 204 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
3 180 (5.04%) Public Cloud
4 147 (4.12%) Hedge funds
5 99 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
6 87 (2.44%) Algorithms
7 77 (2.16%) Mobile App
8 76 (2.13%) User Experience
9 62 (1.74%) Data Structures
10 61 (1.71%) Data Centre
11 57 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
12 49 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
13 47 (1.32%) Equities
14 45 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
15 41 (1.15%) Blog
16 36 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
17 34 (0.95%) Social Network
18 30 (0.84%) Virtual Team
19 25 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
20 20 (0.56%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 929 (26.02%) Linux
2 300 (8.40%) Windows
3 129 (3.61%) Unix
4 83 (2.32%) CentOS
5 78 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 65 (1.82%) Windows Server
7 47 (1.32%) Ubuntu
8 43 (1.20%) Android
9 31 (0.87%) Debian
10 29 (0.81%) VMS
11 27 (0.76%) Apple iOS
12 16 (0.45%) CoreOS
13 13 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (0.34%) Mesosphere
15 8 (0.22%) zOS
16 6 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
17 5 (0.14%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.11%) Mac OS
19 3 (0.084%) Solaris
19 3 (0.084%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,063 (57.79%) DevOps
2 1,363 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
3 1,066 (29.86%) Microservices
4 693 (19.41%) Software Engineering
5 463 (12.97%) TDD
6 460 (12.89%) Infrastructure as Code
7 450 (12.61%) Scrum
8 430 (12.04%) Fintech
9 421 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
10 371 (10.39%) Test Automation
11 335 (9.38%) Mentoring
12 321 (8.99%) Configuration Management
13 286 (8.01%) Machine Learning
14 267 (7.48%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 259 (7.25%) Open Source
16 235 (6.58%) Problem-Solving
17 227 (6.36%) Migration
18 211 (5.91%) Deployment Automation
19 201 (5.63%) Analytics
20 196 (5.49%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,409 (39.47%) Python
2 1,143 (32.02%) Java
3 850 (23.81%) JavaScript
4 672 (18.82%) SQL
5 557 (15.60%) C#
6 447 (12.52%) Go
7 359 (10.06%) Bash Shell
8 293 (8.21%) PowerShell
9 248 (6.95%) Ruby
10 234 (6.55%) TypeScript
11 223 (6.25%) PHP
12 186 (5.21%) Scala
13 159 (4.45%) C++
14 158 (4.43%) Java 8
15 140 (3.92%) Kotlin
16 65 (1.82%) Shell Script
17 64 (1.79%) C
18 57 (1.60%) Perl
19 49 (1.37%) Groovy
20 48 (1.34%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 281 (7.87%) Degree
2 134 (3.75%) Security Cleared
3 111 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 105 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 64 (1.79%) AWS Certification
6 55 (1.54%) Sun Certification
7 44 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (0.90%) CCNA
9 22 (0.62%) PhD
10 19 (0.53%) RHCE
11 18 (0.50%) ISTQB
12 13 (0.36%) CCNP
13 12 (0.34%) ISEB
14 11 (0.31%) DV Cleared
15 10 (0.28%) Master's Degree
15 10 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 8 (0.22%) CCIE
18 7 (0.20%) CISSP
18 7 (0.20%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (3.05%) QA
2 30 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (0.73%) SLA
4 24 (0.67%) NIST
5 14 (0.39%) GDPR
6 12 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.17%) ISO 22301
7 6 (0.17%) PMO
8 5 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.11%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.084%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.056%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.056%) IEC 62304
11 2 (0.056%) ISO 13485
11 2 (0.056%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.056%) NCSC
11 2 (0.056%) WCAG
12 1 (0.028%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.028%) EMIR
12 1 (0.028%) MiFID
System Software
1 2,626 (73.56%) Docker
2 90 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (1.85%) Active Directory
4 46 (1.29%) vSphere
5 27 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (0.70%) VirtualBox
7 23 (0.64%) Hyper-V
8 15 (0.42%) Xen
9 12 (0.34%) GlusterFS
10 11 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.28%) XenApp
11 10 (0.28%) XenDesktop
12 9 (0.25%) HDFS
13 8 (0.22%) Ceph
14 7 (0.20%) Firmware
14 7 (0.20%) Gluster
15 6 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 6 (0.17%) KVM
15 6 (0.17%) LXC
16 5 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1,219 (34.15%) Terraform
2 798 (22.35%) Ansible
3 538 (15.07%) Puppet
4 411 (11.51%) Opscode Chef
5 154 (4.31%) Grafana
6 142 (3.98%) Prometheus
7 67 (1.88%) Istio
8 47 (1.32%) Nagios
9 41 (1.15%) ZABBIX
10 39 (1.09%) Kibana
11 36 (1.01%) logstash
12 34 (0.95%) Docker Swarm
13 32 (0.90%) Consul
13 32 (0.90%) Packer
13 32 (0.90%) Rancher
14 30 (0.84%) Mesos
15 27 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
16 20 (0.56%) Marathon
17 18 (0.50%) Salt
18 16 (0.45%) Opsview
Vendors
1 424 (11.88%) Google
2 254 (7.11%) Microsoft
3 159 (4.45%) VMware
4 128 (3.59%) Oracle
5 117 (3.28%) Splunk
6 110 (3.08%) Red Hat
7 79 (2.21%) New Relic
8 64 (1.79%) IBM
9 58 (1.62%) SAP
10 39 (1.09%) SaltStack
11 36 (1.01%) Dynatrace
12 34 (0.95%) ServiceNow
13 31 (0.87%) Atlassian
14 30 (0.84%) AppDynamics
15 28 (0.78%) Cisco
16 24 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
17 22 (0.62%) Databricks
18 21 (0.59%) Adobe
19 18 (0.50%) hybris
20 16 (0.45%) Facebook