Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
28 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 40 74
Rank change year-on-year +16 +34 +130
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 1,076 462 328
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 9.43% 6.30% 4.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 51.04% 42.98% 31.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,927 806 621
Median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% - -
10th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £46,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £95,000 £95,000
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 2,108 1,075 1,029
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 18.47% 14.67% 13.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,893 879 889
Median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% - +10.62%
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £91,250 £92,750
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +9.52%

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 28 January 2021.

Kubernetes salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 855 (79.46%) Docker
2 683 (63.48%) DevOps
3 620 (57.62%) AWS
4 468 (43.49%) Agile Software Development
5 418 (38.85%) Terraform
6 389 (36.15%) Azure
7 381 (35.41%) Linux
8 359 (33.36%) Python
9 311 (28.90%) Java
10 272 (25.28%) Microservices
11 259 (24.07%) Git (software)
12 258 (23.98%) JavaScript
13 255 (23.70%) Scrum
14 248 (23.05%) Puppet
15 238 (22.12%) Ansible
16 233 (21.65%) Jenkins
17 216 (20.07%) Software Engineering
18 214 (19.89%) GCP
19 212 (19.70%) Continuous Integration
20 201 (18.68%) Opscode Chef
21 190 (17.66%) MongoDB
21 190 (17.66%) SQL
22 189 (17.57%) Node.js
23 173 (16.08%) Deployment Automation
24 166 (15.43%) React
25 164 (15.24%) AngularJS
26 162 (15.06%) Migration
27 161 (14.96%) C#
28 157 (14.59%) AWS CloudFormation
29 152 (14.13%) Finance

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 98 (9.11%) Elasticsearch
2 55 (5.11%) Apache Spark
3 23 (2.14%) Apache
4 20 (1.86%) IIS
5 12 (1.12%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.02%) Confluence
7 10 (0.93%) nginx
7 10 (0.93%) SharePoint
8 8 (0.74%) CMS
8 8 (0.74%) OpenStack
8 8 (0.74%) Tornado
9 5 (0.46%) Ethereum
9 5 (0.46%) JBoss
10 4 (0.37%) Apache Pulsar
10 4 (0.37%) Hyperledger
10 4 (0.37%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.19%) CloudStack
12 2 (0.19%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (0.19%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (1.12%) R3 Corda
2 11 (1.02%) SAP Hybris
3 5 (0.46%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.093%) Magento
4 1 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.093%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 620 (57.62%) AWS
2 389 (36.15%) Azure
3 214 (19.89%) GCP
4 157 (14.59%) AWS CloudFormation
5 109 (10.13%) SaaS
6 64 (5.95%) PaaS
7 53 (4.93%) Serverless
8 51 (4.74%) IaaS
9 41 (3.81%) Amazon EKS
10 37 (3.44%) AWS Lambda
11 34 (3.16%) Amazon ECS
11 34 (3.16%) OpenShift
12 30 (2.79%) GitHub
13 26 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
14 25 (2.32%) Amazon SQS
15 24 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
15 24 (2.23%) Amazon Kinesis
16 23 (2.14%) AWS CodeBuild
17 21 (1.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 20 (1.86%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.32%) DNS
2 21 (1.95%) HTTP
3 16 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.02%) WAN
5 10 (0.93%) HTTPS
6 9 (0.84%) Firewall
6 9 (0.84%) LAN
7 8 (0.74%) VPN
8 7 (0.65%) Internet
9 6 (0.56%) OpenVPN
10 5 (0.46%) VLAN
11 3 (0.28%) DHCP
11 3 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.19%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.19%) Network Security
12 2 (0.19%) SSL
13 1 (0.093%) DMZ
13 1 (0.093%) DSL
13 1 (0.093%) SMTP
13 1 (0.093%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (17.66%) MongoDB
2 141 (13.10%) PostgreSQL
3 93 (8.64%) NoSQL
4 90 (8.36%) SQL Server
5 89 (8.27%) MySQL
6 59 (5.48%) Big Data
7 45 (4.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 45 (4.18%) Hadoop
8 40 (3.72%) Relational Database
9 35 (3.25%) Apache Cassandra
10 34 (3.16%) Blockchain
10 34 (3.16%) Redis
11 18 (1.67%) Apache Hive
12 17 (1.58%) Azure SQL Database
13 15 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (1.02%) Cosmos DB
15 10 (0.93%) BigQuery
15 10 (0.93%) InfluxDB
16 9 (0.84%) Neo4j
17 7 (0.65%) Cloud Spanner
Development Applications
1 259 (24.07%) Git (software)
2 233 (21.65%) Jenkins
3 80 (7.43%) GitLab
4 41 (3.81%) JIRA
5 31 (2.88%) Maven
6 30 (2.79%) Cucumber
7 29 (2.70%) Gradle
7 29 (2.70%) IntelliJ
8 27 (2.51%) TeamCity
9 17 (1.58%) Octopus Deploy
9 17 (1.58%) Vagrant
10 16 (1.49%) Bitbucket
11 12 (1.12%) Subversion
12 11 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (0.93%) RSpec
13 10 (0.93%) Travis CI
13 10 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (0.74%) Artifactory
14 8 (0.74%) git-flow
General
1 152 (14.13%) Finance
2 56 (5.20%) Games
3 41 (3.81%) Retail
4 32 (2.97%) Banking
5 29 (2.70%) Public Sector
6 24 (2.23%) Marketing
7 15 (1.39%) Telecoms
8 10 (0.93%) Electronics
8 10 (0.93%) Law
9 6 (0.56%) Legal
9 6 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.28%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.28%) Automotive
10 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.19%) Advertising
11 2 (0.19%) Billing
11 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.093%) Back Office
12 1 (0.093%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.093%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 413 (38.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 377 (35.04%) Developer
3 206 (19.14%) AWS Engineer
4 177 (16.45%) AWS DevOps
4 177 (16.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 115 (10.69%) Java Developer
6 91 (8.46%) Software Engineer
7 85 (7.90%) Senior Developer
8 63 (5.86%) Senior DevOps
9 62 (5.76%) Site Reliability Engineer
10 61 (5.67%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 60 (5.58%) Azure Engineer
12 58 (5.39%) JavaScript Developer
12 58 (5.39%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 55 (5.11%) Full Stack Developer
14 54 (5.02%) Cloud Engineer
15 49 (4.55%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 45 (4.18%) Architect
17 42 (3.90%) Site Engineer
18 37 (3.44%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (17.57%) Node.js
2 166 (15.43%) React
3 164 (15.24%) AngularJS
4 140 (13.01%) Kafka
5 102 (9.48%) Vue.js
6 99 (9.20%) .NET
7 97 (9.01%) Spring Boot
8 89 (8.27%) Spring
9 80 (7.43%) Web Services
10 71 (6.60%) REST
11 49 (4.55%) CSS
12 48 (4.46%) RabbitMQ
13 44 (4.09%) RESTful
14 40 (3.72%) .NET Core
15 38 (3.53%) HTML
16 33 (3.07%) Elastic Stack
17 30 (2.79%) GraphQL
18 28 (2.60%) ActiveMQ
18 28 (2.60%) ASP.NET
19 26 (2.42%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 51 (4.74%) Cloud Native
2 41 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
3 30 (2.79%) Public Cloud
4 23 (2.14%) Algorithms
5 22 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (1.86%) Mobile App
7 20 (1.86%) Virtual Team
8 18 (1.67%) Data Structures
8 18 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.30%) e-Learning
9 14 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
10 13 (1.21%) Data Centre
10 13 (1.21%) User Experience
11 11 (1.02%) PlayStation
12 10 (0.93%) FMCG
13 9 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 9 (0.84%) Management Information System
14 8 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (0.65%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 381 (35.41%) Linux
2 63 (5.86%) Windows
3 36 (3.35%) Unix
4 23 (2.14%) Windows Server
5 19 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (1.49%) Ubuntu
7 10 (0.93%) Android
7 10 (0.93%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.93%) CentOS
8 6 (0.56%) Debian
9 5 (0.46%) VMS
10 3 (0.28%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.19%) Fedora
11 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.093%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.093%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.093%) Mesosphere
12 1 (0.093%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 683 (63.48%) DevOps
2 468 (43.49%) Agile Software Development
3 272 (25.28%) Microservices
4 255 (23.70%) Scrum
5 216 (20.07%) Software Engineering
6 212 (19.70%) Continuous Integration
7 173 (16.08%) Deployment Automation
8 162 (15.06%) Migration
9 134 (12.45%) TDD
10 133 (12.36%) Infrastructure as Code
11 120 (11.15%) Fintech
12 97 (9.01%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 96 (8.92%) Problem-Solving
14 84 (7.81%) Machine Learning
15 64 (5.95%) Configuration Management
16 61 (5.67%) Mentoring
17 60 (5.58%) Computer Science
18 56 (5.20%) Coaching
18 56 (5.20%) Data Science
18 56 (5.20%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 359 (33.36%) Python
2 311 (28.90%) Java
3 258 (23.98%) JavaScript
4 190 (17.66%) SQL
5 161 (14.96%) C#
6 149 (13.85%) Go
7 132 (12.27%) TypeScript
8 115 (10.69%) Bash Shell
9 93 (8.64%) Ruby
10 52 (4.83%) PHP
11 51 (4.74%) PowerShell
12 33 (3.07%) Groovy
12 33 (3.07%) Scala
13 32 (2.97%) Kotlin
14 28 (2.60%) C++
14 28 (2.60%) Java 8
15 16 (1.49%) ES6
16 14 (1.30%) Perl
17 13 (1.21%) Clojure
18 12 (1.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (5.30%) Degree
2 25 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (1.77%) Security Cleared
4 18 (1.67%) SC Cleared
5 13 (1.21%) AWS Certification
6 7 (0.65%) Sun Certification
7 6 (0.56%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.19%) CCNA
8 2 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.19%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.19%) OSCE
8 2 (0.19%) OSCP
9 1 (0.093%) HND
9 1 (0.093%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.093%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.093%) MCSE
9 1 (0.093%) PhD
9 1 (0.093%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.70%) QA
2 6 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (0.56%) NIST
2 6 (0.56%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.46%) GDPR
4 3 (0.28%) SLA
5 2 (0.19%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.19%) IEC 62304
5 2 (0.19%) ISO 13485
5 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 855 (79.46%) Docker
2 23 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (1.30%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.46%) Firmware
6 4 (0.37%) Postfix
7 3 (0.28%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.28%) Xen
8 2 (0.19%) NFS
8 2 (0.19%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.19%) vSphere
9 1 (0.093%) Gluster
9 1 (0.093%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.093%) pfSense
9 1 (0.093%) Varnish
9 1 (0.093%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 418 (38.85%) Terraform
2 248 (23.05%) Puppet
3 238 (22.12%) Ansible
4 201 (18.68%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (3.62%) Prometheus
6 36 (3.35%) Grafana
7 17 (1.58%) Packer
8 12 (1.12%) Docker Swarm
8 12 (1.12%) Nagios
9 11 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (0.93%) ZABBIX
11 8 (0.74%) Rancher
12 7 (0.65%) Istio
13 5 (0.46%) Mesos
14 4 (0.37%) Kibana
14 4 (0.37%) Munin
14 4 (0.37%) Salt
15 3 (0.28%) Graphite
15 3 (0.28%) Graylog
15 3 (0.28%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 89 (8.27%) Google
2 68 (6.32%) Microsoft
3 53 (4.93%) Oracle
4 37 (3.44%) VMware
5 31 (2.88%) Red Hat
6 24 (2.23%) New Relic
7 23 (2.14%) IBM
8 18 (1.67%) SAP
9 14 (1.30%) Aquila
9 14 (1.30%) Atlassian
9 14 (1.30%) Intel
10 11 (1.02%) Adobe
10 11 (1.02%) hybris
10 11 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.74%) Dynatrace
12 6 (0.56%) SaltStack
13 5 (0.46%) Apple
13 5 (0.46%) Cisco
13 5 (0.46%) Veracode
14 4 (0.37%) Lets Encrypt