Period
to 21 October 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 45 89
Rank change year-on-year +21 +44 +120
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 585 451 277
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 9.09% 5.88% 3.59%
As % of the Systems Management category 49.83% 38.19% 29.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,073 830 515
Median annual salary £60,000 £72,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.24% +16.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £38,750 £43,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £95,000 £87,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -

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 WFH option and a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 1,174 1,181 927
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 18.24% 15.40% 12.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,078 954 825
Median annual salary £60,000 £70,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £38,750 £42,000 £37,200
90th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £89,200
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

Kubernetes
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Kubernetes as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Kubernetes trend for jobs with a WFH option

Kubernetes
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Kubernetes.

Kubernetes salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Kubernetes
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Kubernetes over the 6 months to 21 October 2020.

Kubernetes salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 21 October 2020, Kubernetes job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 445 (76.07%) Docker
2 361 (61.71%) DevOps
3 297 (50.77%) AWS
4 227 (38.80%) Terraform
5 224 (38.29%) Python
6 214 (36.58%) Agile Software Development
7 206 (35.21%) Azure
8 191 (32.65%) Linux
9 148 (25.30%) Java
10 144 (24.62%) Microservices
11 135 (23.08%) Ansible
12 127 (21.71%) JavaScript
13 125 (21.37%) Git (software)
14 117 (20.00%) Puppet
15 110 (18.80%) Go
16 97 (16.58%) Jenkins
16 97 (16.58%) GCP
17 95 (16.24%) Software Engineering
18 90 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
19 89 (15.21%) Scrum
20 85 (14.53%) React
20 85 (14.53%) SQL
20 85 (14.53%) Opscode Chef
21 81 (13.85%) Bash Shell
22 75 (12.82%) TDD
23 74 (12.65%) Deployment Automation
24 73 (12.48%) AngularJS
25 71 (12.14%) Finance
26 70 (11.97%) MongoDB
27 69 (11.79%) Infrastructure as Code

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 48 (8.21%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (2.22%) IIS
3 12 (2.05%) Apache
4 11 (1.88%) Apache Spark
5 9 (1.54%) Confluence
5 9 (1.54%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.03%) ColdFusion
7 5 (0.85%) CMS
7 5 (0.85%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.68%) Ethereum
8 4 (0.68%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.51%) Hyperledger
9 3 (0.51%) JBoss
9 3 (0.51%) Pachyderm
9 3 (0.51%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.17%) DNN
Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 19 (3.25%) R3 Corda
2 14 (2.39%) Distributed Ledger
3 12 (2.05%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.17%) Magento
4 1 (0.17%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 297 (50.77%) AWS
2 206 (35.21%) Azure
3 97 (16.58%) GCP
4 60 (10.26%) AWS CloudFormation
5 56 (9.57%) SaaS
6 33 (5.64%) Serverless
7 29 (4.96%) PaaS
8 22 (3.76%) Amazon EKS
8 22 (3.76%) IaaS
9 21 (3.59%) OpenShift
10 20 (3.42%) AWS Lambda
11 19 (3.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 19 (3.25%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (3.08%) Amazon S3
13 15 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
14 14 (2.39%) Azure Active Directory
15 12 (2.05%) Akamai
15 12 (2.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 11 (1.88%) GitHub
16 11 (1.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.42%) DNS
2 11 (1.88%) HTTP
3 8 (1.37%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.03%) HTTPS
4 6 (1.03%) Internet
4 6 (1.03%) VPN
5 5 (0.85%) Firewall
6 3 (0.51%) VLAN
6 3 (0.51%) VoIP
6 3 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.34%) Broadband
7 2 (0.34%) CTI
7 2 (0.34%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.34%) MPLS
7 2 (0.34%) Skype
7 2 (0.34%) SSL
7 2 (0.34%) WAN
8 1 (0.17%) AMQP
8 1 (0.17%) DSL
8 1 (0.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (11.97%) MongoDB
2 59 (10.09%) SQL Server
3 56 (9.57%) PostgreSQL
4 50 (8.55%) NoSQL
5 36 (6.15%) MySQL
6 23 (3.93%) Big Data
7 20 (3.42%) Apache Cassandra
8 19 (3.25%) Redis
9 14 (2.39%) Relational Database
10 12 (2.05%) Azure SQL Database
11 11 (1.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 11 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
11 11 (1.88%) Blockchain
11 11 (1.88%) InfluxDB
12 9 (1.54%) Hadoop
13 6 (1.03%) Cosmos DB
14 5 (0.85%) BigQuery
15 4 (0.68%) Bigtable
15 4 (0.68%) Cloud Spanner
16 3 (0.51%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 125 (21.37%) Git (software)
2 97 (16.58%) Jenkins
3 30 (5.13%) GitLab
4 23 (3.93%) IntelliJ
5 18 (3.08%) JIRA
6 15 (2.56%) Cucumber
7 12 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (2.05%) RSpec
8 11 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (1.54%) Selenium
10 7 (1.20%) CircleCI
10 7 (1.20%) webpack
11 6 (1.03%) Spinnaker
11 6 (1.03%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.85%) GoCD
13 3 (0.51%) eggPlant
13 3 (0.51%) Locust
13 3 (0.51%) Postman
13 3 (0.51%) Travis CI
General
1 71 (12.14%) Finance
2 30 (5.13%) Retail
3 24 (4.10%) Public Sector
4 23 (3.93%) Marketing
5 15 (2.56%) Banking
6 14 (2.39%) Games
7 11 (1.88%) Electronics
7 11 (1.88%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.20%) Law
10 5 (0.85%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.17%) Advertising
11 1 (0.17%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.17%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 235 (40.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 179 (30.60%) Developer
3 88 (15.04%) AWS Engineer
4 73 (12.48%) AWS DevOps
4 73 (12.48%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 42 (7.18%) Java Developer
6 41 (7.01%) Senior Developer
7 38 (6.50%) Software Engineer
8 35 (5.98%) Senior DevOps
9 34 (5.81%) Azure Engineer
10 33 (5.64%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 33 (5.64%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 30 (5.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 30 (5.13%) Site Reliability Engineer
12 26 (4.44%) Architect
13 25 (4.27%) Python Developer
14 24 (4.10%) .NET Developer
14 24 (4.10%) Cloud Engineer
14 24 (4.10%) Linux Engineer
15 23 (3.93%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (14.53%) React
2 73 (12.48%) AngularJS
3 66 (11.28%) .NET
4 59 (10.09%) Web Services
5 58 (9.91%) Node.js
6 57 (9.74%) REST
7 54 (9.23%) Kafka
8 44 (7.52%) Spring Boot
9 36 (6.15%) .NET Core
10 33 (5.64%) CSS
11 28 (4.79%) RESTful
11 28 (4.79%) Spring
12 26 (4.44%) Symfony
12 26 (4.44%) Vue.js
13 22 (3.76%) HTML
13 22 (3.76%) OAuth
14 21 (3.59%) ASP.NET
14 21 (3.59%) RabbitMQ
15 19 (3.25%) Redux
16 18 (3.08%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.30%) Greenfield Project
2 30 (5.13%) Cloud Native
3 21 (3.59%) Mobile App
4 19 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (2.39%) Public Cloud
6 12 (2.05%) FMCG
6 12 (2.05%) Virtual Team
7 11 (1.88%) Algorithms
7 11 (1.88%) PlayStation
8 10 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (1.37%) User Experience
11 6 (1.03%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.68%) Cybercrime
13 4 (0.68%) Data Centre
13 4 (0.68%) NHS
13 4 (0.68%) Video on Demand
14 3 (0.51%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 191 (32.65%) Linux
2 31 (5.30%) Windows
3 23 (3.93%) Unix
4 14 (2.39%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.71%) CentOS
7 9 (1.54%) Android
8 8 (1.37%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.37%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.03%) Debian
9 6 (1.03%) VMS
10 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.17%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.17%) Fedora
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (61.71%) DevOps
2 214 (36.58%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (24.62%) Microservices
4 95 (16.24%) Software Engineering
5 90 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 89 (15.21%) Scrum
7 75 (12.82%) TDD
8 74 (12.65%) Deployment Automation
9 69 (11.79%) Infrastructure as Code
10 64 (10.94%) Fintech
11 63 (10.77%) Migration
12 51 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
13 43 (7.35%) Configuration Management
13 43 (7.35%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 41 (7.01%) Machine Learning
14 41 (7.01%) Test Automation
15 40 (6.84%) MVC
16 37 (6.32%) Analytics
17 33 (5.64%) BDD
18 30 (5.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 224 (38.29%) Python
2 148 (25.30%) Java
3 127 (21.71%) JavaScript
4 110 (18.80%) Go
5 85 (14.53%) SQL
6 81 (13.85%) Bash Shell
7 68 (11.62%) Ruby
8 62 (10.60%) C#
9 53 (9.06%) PHP
10 44 (7.52%) Kotlin
11 34 (5.81%) PowerShell
12 27 (4.62%) TypeScript
13 17 (2.91%) Perl
13 17 (2.91%) Scala
14 16 (2.74%) Java 8
15 13 (2.22%) Shell Script
16 12 (2.05%) C++
16 12 (2.05%) VB
17 11 (1.88%) Clojure
17 11 (1.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (3.76%) Degree
2 12 (2.05%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.88%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.85%) AWS Certification
6 4 (0.68%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.51%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.34%) OSCE
8 2 (0.34%) OSCP
8 2 (0.34%) PhD
9 1 (0.17%) CCNA
9 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.56%) NIST
2 8 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.20%) QA
4 6 (1.03%) PMO
5 5 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.68%) SLA
7 2 (0.34%) GDPR
7 2 (0.34%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.34%) IEC 62304
7 2 (0.34%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 445 (76.07%) Docker
2 13 (2.22%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.20%) Firmware
6 3 (0.51%) Gluster
6 3 (0.51%) GlusterFS
6 3 (0.51%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.34%) NFS
7 2 (0.34%) Samba
7 2 (0.34%) Squid
7 2 (0.34%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.17%) vSphere
8 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 227 (38.80%) Terraform
2 135 (23.08%) Ansible
3 117 (20.00%) Puppet
4 85 (14.53%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (4.44%) Prometheus
6 17 (2.91%) Grafana
7 14 (2.39%) Rancher
8 12 (2.05%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (1.54%) Kibana
10 8 (1.37%) logstash
11 7 (1.20%) ZABBIX
12 6 (1.03%) Graylog
13 5 (0.85%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (0.85%) Packer
14 4 (0.68%) Nagios
15 3 (0.51%) Istio
15 3 (0.51%) Marathon
15 3 (0.51%) Mesos
16 2 (0.34%) Consul
16 2 (0.34%) linkerd
Vendors
1 49 (8.38%) Microsoft
2 45 (7.69%) Google
3 23 (3.93%) SAP
4 20 (3.42%) New Relic
5 19 (3.25%) Red Hat
6 15 (2.56%) VMware
7 14 (2.39%) Intel
8 13 (2.22%) Oracle
9 12 (2.05%) Adobe
9 12 (2.05%) hybris
9 12 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.54%) IBM
11 5 (0.85%) Dynatrace
12 4 (0.68%) Apple
12 4 (0.68%) SaltStack
13 3 (0.51%) Avaya
13 3 (0.51%) Mitel
14 2 (0.34%) Cisco
14 2 (0.34%) Databricks
14 2 (0.34%) Sitecore