Period
to 17 April 2021

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 17 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 37 50
Rank change year-on-year +17 +13 +151
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 1,620 501 419
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 10.06% 7.10% 5.28%
As % of the Systems Management category 54.20% 42.35% 34.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,434 430 391
10th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £45,750
25th Percentile £47,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year - -7.14% +7.69%
75th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £97,500
UK median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +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 2,989 1,183 1,220
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 18.56% 16.76% 15.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2,627 985 998
10th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £48,750 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% - +13.04%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £82,188
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £95,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 17 April 2021.

Kubernetes salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 17 April 2021, 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 1,252 (77.28%) Docker
2 959 (59.20%) AWS
3 955 (58.95%) DevOps
4 703 (43.40%) Azure
5 701 (43.27%) Agile Software Development
6 609 (37.59%) Terraform
7 468 (28.89%) Software Engineering
8 448 (27.65%) Linux
9 443 (27.35%) Microservices
10 435 (26.85%) Python
11 430 (26.54%) Java
12 412 (25.43%) JavaScript
13 376 (23.21%) Git (software)
14 375 (23.15%) GCP
15 336 (20.74%) Scrum
16 320 (19.75%) Jenkins
17 317 (19.57%) SQL
18 302 (18.64%) React
19 298 (18.40%) Node.js
20 276 (17.04%) AngularJS
21 275 (16.98%) C#
22 266 (16.42%) Ansible
23 259 (15.99%) Puppet
24 252 (15.56%) MongoDB
25 235 (14.51%) Finance
26 230 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
27 229 (14.14%) TypeScript
28 214 (13.21%) PostgreSQL
29 213 (13.15%) Opscode Chef
30 210 (12.96%) Kafka

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
1 126 (7.78%) Elasticsearch
2 110 (6.79%) Apache Spark
3 29 (1.79%) nginx
4 27 (1.67%) Apache
5 19 (1.17%) Tomcat
6 17 (1.05%) Confluence
7 16 (0.99%) OpenStack
8 15 (0.93%) IIS
9 11 (0.68%) Apache Airflow
9 11 (0.68%) CMS
10 7 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.43%) CloudStack
11 6 (0.37%) JBoss
11 6 (0.37%) Kentico
11 6 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (0.37%) Tornado
11 6 (0.37%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.31%) Apache Pulsar
13 4 (0.25%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.25%) Sketch
1 4 (0.25%) Zeplin
2 3 (0.19%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.062%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.062%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (0.68%) R3 Corda
2 9 (0.56%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.25%) Magento
3 4 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.19%) Infor M3
4 3 (0.19%) Shopify
5 2 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.062%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 959 (59.20%) AWS
2 703 (43.40%) Azure
3 375 (23.15%) GCP
4 169 (10.43%) AWS CloudFormation
5 149 (9.20%) SaaS
6 104 (6.42%) Serverless
7 91 (5.62%) PaaS
8 71 (4.38%) Amazon EKS
9 67 (4.14%) GitHub
10 66 (4.07%) IaaS
11 62 (3.83%) AWS Lambda
12 56 (3.46%) Amazon ECS
13 51 (3.15%) Amazon S3
14 49 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
15 47 (2.90%) Amazon SQS
16 44 (2.72%) OpenShift
17 41 (2.53%) Amazon Kinesis
18 36 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
18 36 (2.22%) IBM Cloud
19 29 (1.79%) AWS CodeBuild
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.60%) TCP/IP
2 24 (1.48%) Firewall
3 17 (1.05%) DNS
3 17 (1.05%) WAN
4 16 (0.99%) HTTP
5 14 (0.86%) LAN
6 10 (0.62%) VLAN
7 9 (0.56%) OpenVPN
8 6 (0.37%) HTTPS
8 6 (0.37%) Internet
9 5 (0.31%) SSL
9 5 (0.31%) VPN
10 4 (0.25%) DMZ
10 4 (0.25%) Network Security
10 4 (0.25%) SSH
11 3 (0.19%) H.323
11 3 (0.19%) RTP
12 2 (0.12%) Calico
12 2 (0.12%) DHCP
12 2 (0.12%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (15.56%) MongoDB
2 214 (13.21%) PostgreSQL
3 162 (10.00%) MySQL
4 112 (6.91%) NoSQL
5 104 (6.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 99 (6.11%) SQL Server
7 94 (5.80%) Big Data
8 73 (4.51%) Hadoop
9 48 (2.96%) Redis
9 48 (2.96%) Relational Database
10 43 (2.65%) Amazon RDS
11 39 (2.41%) Apache Hive
11 39 (2.41%) Blockchain
12 28 (1.73%) BigQuery
13 22 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
14 20 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
14 20 (1.23%) GIS
15 17 (1.05%) Neo4j
16 13 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
17 12 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 376 (23.21%) Git (software)
2 320 (19.75%) Jenkins
3 182 (11.23%) GitLab
4 58 (3.58%) JIRA
5 50 (3.09%) Maven
6 49 (3.02%) Gradle
7 42 (2.59%) TeamCity
8 33 (2.04%) Cucumber
9 31 (1.91%) Bitbucket
10 23 (1.42%) IntelliJ
11 22 (1.36%) Vagrant
12 17 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 16 (0.99%) Subversion
14 15 (0.93%) Mercurial
15 14 (0.86%) webpack
16 13 (0.80%) Cypress.io
17 12 (0.74%) git-flow
17 12 (0.74%) Selenium
17 12 (0.74%) Travis CI
18 11 (0.68%) CircleCI
General
1 235 (14.51%) Finance
2 67 (4.14%) Games
3 57 (3.52%) Retail
4 37 (2.28%) Banking
5 36 (2.22%) Public Sector
6 35 (2.16%) Marketing
7 26 (1.60%) Law
8 19 (1.17%) Telecoms
9 17 (1.05%) Electronics
9 17 (1.05%) Front Office
10 16 (0.99%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.74%) Legal
12 10 (0.62%) Advertising
13 8 (0.49%) Billing
14 6 (0.37%) Music Industry
15 5 (0.31%) Automotive
16 4 (0.25%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.12%) Czech Language
17 2 (0.12%) Military
17 2 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 695 (42.90%) Developer
2 465 (28.70%) DevOps Engineer
3 198 (12.22%) AWS Engineer
4 185 (11.42%) Senior Developer
5 167 (10.31%) Java Developer
6 164 (10.12%) AWS DevOps
6 164 (10.12%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 130 (8.02%) Software Engineer
8 115 (7.10%) Senior DevOps
9 111 (6.85%) Full Stack Developer
10 106 (6.54%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 104 (6.42%) JavaScript Developer
12 88 (5.43%) Cloud Engineer
13 81 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
14 77 (4.75%) C# Developer
15 74 (4.57%) Ruby Developer
16 73 (4.51%) Java Engineer
17 71 (4.38%) Lead Developer
18 67 (4.14%) Architect
19 66 (4.07%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (18.64%) React
2 298 (18.40%) Node.js
3 276 (17.04%) AngularJS
4 210 (12.96%) Kafka
5 176 (10.86%) .NET
6 173 (10.68%) Vue.js
7 171 (10.56%) Spring Boot
8 164 (10.12%) Spring
9 126 (7.78%) REST
10 102 (6.30%) Web Services
11 97 (5.99%) HTML
12 91 (5.62%) CSS
13 90 (5.56%) .NET Core
14 87 (5.37%) Ruby on Rails
15 78 (4.81%) RESTful
16 68 (4.20%) GraphQL
17 59 (3.64%) HTML5
18 56 (3.46%) RabbitMQ
19 55 (3.40%) Hibernate
20 40 (2.47%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 92 (5.68%) Hybrid Cloud
2 66 (4.07%) Cloud Native
3 63 (3.89%) Greenfield Project
4 43 (2.65%) Public Cloud
5 33 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (1.91%) iPad
7 25 (1.54%) Mobile App
8 22 (1.36%) User Experience
9 21 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
10 20 (1.23%) Algorithms
10 20 (1.23%) Data Structures
11 19 (1.17%) Virtual Team
12 18 (1.11%) Data Centre
13 17 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
14 16 (0.99%) e-Learning
15 13 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 12 (0.74%) Private Cloud
17 10 (0.62%) Management Information System
18 7 (0.43%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 448 (27.65%) Linux
2 82 (5.06%) Windows
3 35 (2.16%) Unix
4 22 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (1.05%) Windows Server
6 16 (0.99%) Android
6 16 (0.99%) Ubuntu
7 14 (0.86%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.68%) CentOS
9 3 (0.19%) Alpine Linux
10 2 (0.12%) Debian
10 2 (0.12%) SUSE
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.062%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.062%) Fedora
11 1 (0.062%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.062%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.062%) VMS
11 1 (0.062%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 955 (58.95%) DevOps
2 701 (43.27%) Agile Software Development
3 468 (28.89%) Software Engineering
4 443 (27.35%) Microservices
5 336 (20.74%) Scrum
6 230 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
7 181 (11.17%) Fintech
8 179 (11.05%) Infrastructure as Code
9 178 (10.99%) TDD
10 172 (10.62%) Deployment Automation
11 157 (9.69%) Migration
12 144 (8.89%) Mentoring
13 141 (8.70%) Machine Learning
14 119 (7.35%) Artificial Intelligence
15 115 (7.10%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 111 (6.85%) OOP
17 109 (6.73%) Problem-Solving
18 101 (6.23%) Data Science
19 98 (6.05%) Coaching
20 90 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 435 (26.85%) Python
2 430 (26.54%) Java
3 412 (25.43%) JavaScript
4 317 (19.57%) SQL
5 275 (16.98%) C#
6 229 (14.14%) TypeScript
7 183 (11.30%) Go
8 132 (8.15%) Ruby
9 128 (7.90%) Bash Shell
10 78 (4.81%) PowerShell
11 76 (4.69%) PHP
12 45 (2.78%) Kotlin
13 39 (2.41%) C++
14 37 (2.28%) Scala
15 33 (2.04%) Groovy
16 32 (1.98%) Java 8
17 25 (1.54%) ES6
18 18 (1.11%) T-SQL
19 12 (0.74%) Clojure
20 10 (0.62%) C
Qualifications
1 93 (5.74%) Security Cleared
2 92 (5.68%) SC Cleared
3 64 (3.95%) Degree
4 24 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (1.05%) AWS Certification
6 11 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.43%) MCSD
8 4 (0.25%) OSCP
8 4 (0.25%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.19%) CISSP
9 3 (0.19%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.12%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.12%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.12%) MCSE
11 1 (0.062%) CCNA
11 1 (0.062%) CCNP
11 1 (0.062%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.47%) QA
2 8 (0.49%) SLA
3 6 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.31%) WCAG
5 4 (0.25%) GDPR
5 4 (0.25%) GRC
6 3 (0.19%) NIST
7 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.12%) SOC 2
8 1 (0.062%) SOC 1
System Software
1 1,252 (77.28%) Docker
2 30 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.67%) Active Directory
4 17 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.43%) Xen
6 5 (0.31%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.31%) Postfix
6 5 (0.31%) vSphere
7 4 (0.25%) LXC
7 4 (0.25%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.19%) Gluster
8 3 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.19%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.12%) Ceph
9 2 (0.12%) NFS
9 2 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.062%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.062%) KVM
10 1 (0.062%) pfSense
10 1 (0.062%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 609 (37.59%) Terraform
2 266 (16.42%) Ansible
3 259 (15.99%) Puppet
4 213 (13.15%) Opscode Chef
5 80 (4.94%) Istio
6 50 (3.09%) Prometheus
7 43 (2.65%) Grafana
8 25 (1.54%) Docker Swarm
9 23 (1.42%) Nagios
10 20 (1.23%) Packer
11 11 (0.68%) ZABBIX
12 10 (0.62%) Salt
13 5 (0.31%) Consul
13 5 (0.31%) HAProxy
13 5 (0.31%) Mesos
13 5 (0.31%) Munin
14 4 (0.25%) Argo
14 4 (0.25%) Kibana
14 4 (0.25%) Rancher
14 4 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 138 (8.52%) Google
2 81 (5.00%) Oracle
3 80 (4.94%) Microsoft
4 49 (3.02%) VMware
5 40 (2.47%) IBM
6 31 (1.91%) Red Hat
7 17 (1.05%) SAP
8 16 (0.99%) Atlassian
9 15 (0.93%) New Relic
9 15 (0.93%) Splunk
10 14 (0.86%) Aquila
11 11 (0.68%) Dynatrace
12 8 (0.49%) Cisco
12 8 (0.49%) Qubit
12 8 (0.49%) Veracode
13 7 (0.43%) Citrix
13 7 (0.43%) Cloudera
13 7 (0.43%) Hortonworks
13 7 (0.43%) SaltStack
14 6 (0.37%) Netlify