Period
to 24 January 2022

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 24 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 24 28 44
Rank change year-on-year +4 +16 +26
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 2,741 1,000 459
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 9.36% 9.27% 6.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 54.40% 49.83% 41.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2,176 905 402
10th Percentile £47,250 £38,750 £42,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% -
75th Percentile £90,000 £77,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +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 5,039 2,007 1,106
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 17.20% 18.61% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 3,979 1,822 908
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £37,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -4.00% -
75th Percentile £87,500 £76,250 £77,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £87,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +4.35%

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 24 January 2022.

Kubernetes salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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 2,047 (74.68%) Docker
2 1,558 (56.84%) DevOps
3 1,462 (53.34%) AWS
4 1,261 (46.01%) CI/CD
5 1,236 (45.09%) Agile Software Development
6 1,007 (36.74%) Azure
7 961 (35.06%) Terraform
8 775 (28.27%) Microservices
9 772 (28.16%) Finance
10 762 (27.80%) Software Engineering
11 719 (26.23%) Python
12 715 (26.09%) Java
13 622 (22.69%) Linux
14 608 (22.18%) GCP
15 559 (20.39%) React
16 558 (20.36%) JavaScript
17 541 (19.74%) Jenkins
18 526 (19.19%) C#
19 515 (18.79%) .NET
20 513 (18.72%) Ansible
21 509 (18.57%) Go
22 506 (18.46%) SQL
23 489 (17.84%) Infrastructure as Code
24 482 (17.58%) Node.js
25 459 (16.75%) Git (software)
26 402 (14.67%) Full Stack Development
27 389 (14.19%) Scrum
28 381 (13.90%) Serverless
29 372 (13.57%) Social Skills
30 365 (13.32%) TypeScript

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
1 106 (3.87%) Elasticsearch
2 64 (2.33%) Confluence
3 57 (2.08%) Apache
4 55 (2.01%) Apache Solr
5 54 (1.97%) Apache Spark
6 35 (1.28%) IIS
7 27 (0.99%) Apache Airflow
7 27 (0.99%) nginx
8 23 (0.84%) OpenStack
9 19 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
10 16 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
11 12 (0.44%) CMS
12 11 (0.40%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.29%) Apache Pulsar
14 5 (0.18%) Gunicorn
14 5 (0.18%) WordPress
15 4 (0.15%) NServiceBus
15 4 (0.15%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.11%) Hyperledger
16 3 (0.11%) OpenWhisk
Applications
1 11 (0.40%) Sketch
2 10 (0.36%) InVision
3 7 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.11%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.036%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.036%) InDesign
6 1 (0.036%) LaTeX
6 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.036%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
1 7 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.22%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.18%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.15%) R3 Corda
5 3 (0.11%) Shopify
6 2 (0.073%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.036%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.036%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 1,462 (53.34%) AWS
2 1,007 (36.74%) Azure
3 608 (22.18%) GCP
4 381 (13.90%) Serverless
5 301 (10.98%) SaaS
6 190 (6.93%) AWS Lambda
7 184 (6.71%) AWS CloudFormation
8 162 (5.91%) GitHub
9 123 (4.49%) Amazon S3
10 109 (3.98%) Amazon SQS
11 97 (3.54%) PaaS
12 90 (3.28%) OpenShift
13 83 (3.03%) Amazon EKS
14 82 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
15 81 (2.96%) IaaS
16 80 (2.92%) Amazon EC2
17 61 (2.23%) AWS Step Functions
17 61 (2.23%) Datadog
18 52 (1.90%) Amazon ECS
19 43 (1.57%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 64 (2.33%) DNS
2 51 (1.86%) HTTP
3 41 (1.50%) Firewall
4 38 (1.39%) TCP/IP
5 27 (0.99%) DHCP
6 26 (0.95%) IPv6
7 19 (0.69%) SSH
8 13 (0.47%) VPN
9 11 (0.40%) HTTPS
9 11 (0.40%) SSL
9 11 (0.40%) VLAN
10 10 (0.36%) LAN
10 10 (0.36%) WAN
11 8 (0.29%) Network Security
12 7 (0.26%) Broadband
12 7 (0.26%) MQTT
12 7 (0.26%) RTSP
12 7 (0.26%) UPnP
12 7 (0.26%) VoIP
13 6 (0.22%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (12.22%) PostgreSQL
2 273 (9.96%) NoSQL
3 257 (9.38%) MySQL
4 211 (7.70%) MongoDB
5 184 (6.71%) SQL Server
6 177 (6.46%) Redis
7 155 (5.65%) Relational Database
8 141 (5.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 119 (4.34%) Big Data
10 91 (3.32%) Amazon RDS
11 55 (2.01%) Amazon Aurora
12 46 (1.68%) Blockchain
13 45 (1.64%) RDBMS
14 41 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
15 38 (1.39%) Hadoop
16 36 (1.31%) BigQuery
17 33 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
18 31 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
18 31 (1.13%) InfluxDB
19 26 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 541 (19.74%) Jenkins
2 459 (16.75%) Git (software)
3 231 (8.43%) GitLab
4 156 (5.69%) JIRA
5 97 (3.54%) Octopus Deploy
6 71 (2.59%) Cypress.io
7 55 (2.01%) Selenium
8 50 (1.82%) Maven
9 48 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 48 (1.75%) Bitbucket
10 45 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 42 (1.53%) TeamCity
12 40 (1.46%) SpecFlow
13 35 (1.28%) SonarQube
14 33 (1.20%) Postman
15 32 (1.17%) Moq
15 32 (1.17%) NUnit
16 28 (1.02%) Babel
16 28 (1.02%) CircleCI
16 28 (1.02%) Subversion
General
1 772 (28.16%) Finance
2 372 (13.57%) Social Skills
3 271 (9.89%) Retail
4 191 (6.97%) Games
5 113 (4.12%) Banking
6 112 (4.09%) Public Sector
7 82 (2.99%) Marketing
8 61 (2.23%) Front Office
9 52 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
9 52 (1.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 38 (1.39%) Law
11 35 (1.28%) Advertising
12 33 (1.20%) Automotive
13 32 (1.17%) Telecoms
14 30 (1.09%) Electronics
14 30 (1.09%) Manufacturing
15 25 (0.91%) Retail Finance
16 20 (0.73%) Financial Institution
17 19 (0.69%) Billing
17 19 (0.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1,085 (39.58%) Developer
2 592 (21.60%) DevOps Engineer
3 358 (13.06%) Software Engineer
4 272 (9.92%) Senior Developer
5 202 (7.37%) Java Developer
6 194 (7.08%) AWS Engineer
7 175 (6.38%) C# Developer
8 161 (5.87%) AWS DevOps
9 160 (5.84%) Cloud Engineer
10 158 (5.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 141 (5.14%) Senior Software Engineer
12 139 (5.07%) Architect
13 135 (4.93%) Java Engineer
14 122 (4.45%) Full Stack Developer
15 98 (3.58%) Java Software Engineer
16 97 (3.54%) React Developer
16 97 (3.54%) Senior Java Developer
17 90 (3.28%) Azure Engineer
18 79 (2.88%) Site Reliability Engineer
19 75 (2.74%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 559 (20.39%) React
2 515 (18.79%) .NET
3 482 (17.58%) Node.js
4 340 (12.40%) Spring
5 333 (12.15%) .NET Core
6 323 (11.78%) Kafka
7 238 (8.68%) Spring Boot
8 219 (7.99%) REST
9 205 (7.48%) RESTful
10 168 (6.13%) HTML
11 165 (6.02%) CSS
12 158 (5.76%) GraphQL
13 122 (4.45%) Elastic Stack
14 94 (3.43%) HTML5
15 89 (3.25%) AngularJS
16 84 (3.06%) Vue.js
17 82 (2.99%) gRPC
18 80 (2.92%) ASP.NET
19 77 (2.81%) .NET Framework
20 76 (2.77%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 347 (12.66%) Greenfield Project
2 204 (7.44%) Virtual Team
3 153 (5.58%) Public Cloud
4 107 (3.90%) Cloud Native
5 84 (3.06%) Mobile App
5 84 (3.06%) User Experience
6 45 (1.64%) Tandem
7 44 (1.61%) Blog
7 44 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
7 44 (1.61%) Social Media
8 42 (1.53%) iPad
9 38 (1.39%) Algorithms
10 35 (1.28%) Private Cloud
11 34 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
12 24 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
13 23 (0.84%) Data Centre
14 22 (0.80%) Management Information System
15 21 (0.77%) Credit Risk
16 18 (0.66%) Data Structures
17 16 (0.58%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 622 (22.69%) Linux
2 143 (5.22%) Windows
3 69 (2.52%) Unix
4 37 (1.35%) CentOS
5 35 (1.28%) Ubuntu
6 33 (1.20%) Windows Server
7 27 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (0.62%) Debian
9 15 (0.55%) Apple iOS
10 11 (0.40%) AIX
11 9 (0.33%) Android
12 7 (0.26%) Alpine Linux
13 6 (0.22%) CoreOS
13 6 (0.22%) VMS
14 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.11%) zOS
17 2 (0.073%) SUSE
17 2 (0.073%) Windows 10
18 1 (0.036%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,558 (56.84%) DevOps
2 1,261 (46.01%) CI/CD
3 1,236 (45.09%) Agile Software Development
4 775 (28.27%) Microservices
5 762 (27.80%) Software Engineering
6 489 (17.84%) Infrastructure as Code
7 402 (14.67%) Full Stack Development
8 389 (14.19%) Scrum
9 320 (11.67%) TDD
10 310 (11.31%) Continuous Integration
11 298 (10.87%) Test Automation
12 182 (6.64%) Configuration Management
13 180 (6.57%) BDD
14 172 (6.28%) Coaching
14 172 (6.28%) Fintech
15 160 (5.84%) Kanban
16 155 (5.65%) Analytics
17 154 (5.62%) Unit Testing
18 148 (5.40%) Open Source
19 143 (5.22%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 719 (26.23%) Python
2 715 (26.09%) Java
3 558 (20.36%) JavaScript
4 526 (19.19%) C#
5 509 (18.57%) Go
6 506 (18.46%) SQL
7 365 (13.32%) TypeScript
8 247 (9.01%) Bash
9 217 (7.92%) PowerShell
10 174 (6.35%) Kotlin
11 132 (4.82%) T-SQL
12 92 (3.36%) Ruby
13 91 (3.32%) Scala
13 91 (3.32%) VB.NET
14 79 (2.88%) PHP
15 62 (2.26%) Groovy
16 59 (2.15%) Java 8
17 58 (2.12%) Rust
18 45 (1.64%) C++
19 40 (1.46%) ES6
Qualifications
1 79 (2.88%) Degree
2 78 (2.85%) Security Cleared
3 51 (1.86%) AWS Certification
4 43 (1.57%) SC Cleared
5 32 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (1.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 28 (1.02%) CESG Certified Professional
7 26 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (0.44%) SANS
9 9 (0.33%) OCP
9 9 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
10 7 (0.26%) DBS Check
10 7 (0.26%) Master's Degree
10 7 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.22%) CISSP
11 6 (0.22%) CompTIA Security+
11 6 (0.22%) GIAC
11 6 (0.22%) OSCP
12 4 (0.15%) CCNA
12 4 (0.15%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (3.39%) QA
2 28 (1.02%) IASME
2 28 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 28 (1.02%) NIST
3 27 (0.99%) Accessibility
4 25 (0.91%) SLA
5 12 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.33%) GRC
7 7 (0.26%) WCAG
8 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.036%) GDPR
9 1 (0.036%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.036%) PMO
9 1 (0.036%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.036%) SOC 2
System Software
1 2,047 (74.68%) Docker
2 38 (1.39%) Active Directory
3 27 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 12 (0.44%) VirtualBox
7 9 (0.33%) Varnish
7 9 (0.33%) vSphere
8 7 (0.26%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.26%) NFS
9 4 (0.15%) Ceph
9 4 (0.15%) LXC
9 4 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.15%) XenApp
9 4 (0.15%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.11%) KVM
11 2 (0.073%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.073%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.036%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.036%) Xen
Systems Management
1 961 (35.06%) Terraform
2 513 (18.72%) Ansible
3 239 (8.72%) Puppet
4 219 (7.99%) Opscode Chef
5 157 (5.73%) Grafana
5 157 (5.73%) Prometheus
6 59 (2.15%) Docker Swarm
7 28 (1.02%) CASB
7 28 (1.02%) Istio
8 26 (0.95%) Rancher
9 22 (0.80%) Packer
10 21 (0.77%) Kibana
11 20 (0.73%) Nagios
12 14 (0.51%) Salt
13 11 (0.40%) ZABBIX
14 9 (0.33%) Icinga
15 8 (0.29%) Consul
16 7 (0.26%) Graphite
16 7 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
16 7 (0.26%) Knative
Vendors
1 300 (10.94%) Google
2 221 (8.06%) Microsoft
3 108 (3.94%) Oracle
4 46 (1.68%) Red Hat
5 42 (1.53%) Twitter
6 41 (1.50%) VMware
7 36 (1.31%) IBM
8 35 (1.28%) SAP
9 33 (1.20%) Splunk
10 22 (0.80%) New Relic
11 21 (0.77%) Dynatrace
12 18 (0.66%) Cloudera
13 15 (0.55%) Hortonworks
14 13 (0.47%) Elastic Path
15 10 (0.36%) AppDynamics
15 10 (0.36%) PagerDuty
15 10 (0.36%) SaltStack
16 9 (0.33%) F5
17 8 (0.29%) Adobe
17 8 (0.29%) Databricks