Period
to 24 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 24 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > Midlands
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 52 58 146
Rank change year-on-year +6 +88 +64
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 478 256 202
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.60% 4.65% 1.93%
As % of the Systems Management category 37.52% 33.46% 17.19%
Number of salaries quoted 380 202 167
10th Percentile £43,750 £38,750 £34,000
25th Percentile £51,250 £45,063 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £54,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +11.11% -10.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
England median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +3.70%

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 advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 1,274 765 1,175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 12.26% 13.90% 11.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,004 597 899
10th Percentile £32,725 £32,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £42,375 £38,750 £37,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £71,460 £68,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +4.35%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in the Midlands

Kubernetes
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Kubernetes in the Midlands

Kubernetes
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes in the Midlands over the 6 months to 24 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Kubernetes in the Midlands

Kubernetes
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
West Midlands -6 325 £62,500 +4.17% 88
East Midlands +17 147 £65,000 +23.81% 36
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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 across the Midlands region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 339 (70.92%) Docker
2 323 (67.57%) DevOps
3 263 (55.02%) Azure
4 251 (52.51%) AWS
5 241 (50.42%) Agile Software Development
6 205 (42.89%) CI/CD
7 196 (41.00%) Terraform
8 135 (28.24%) Jenkins
9 133 (27.82%) Microservices
10 129 (26.99%) Linux
11 118 (24.69%) C#
12 116 (24.27%) PowerShell
13 114 (23.85%) Python
14 108 (22.59%) Infrastructure as Code
15 101 (21.13%) Ansible
16 99 (20.71%) Java
17 97 (20.29%) Software Engineering
18 94 (19.67%) Go
19 93 (19.46%) SQL
20 89 (18.62%) .NET
21 88 (18.41%) GCP
22 75 (15.69%) JavaScript
23 73 (15.27%) Continuous Integration
24 72 (15.06%) Git (software)
24 72 (15.06%) Configuration Management
24 72 (15.06%) Social Skills
25 67 (14.02%) React
26 65 (13.60%) SaaS
27 62 (12.97%) RESTful
28 59 (12.34%) Finance

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 30 (6.28%) OpenStack
2 20 (4.18%) Confluence
2 20 (4.18%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (3.97%) IIS
4 13 (2.72%) Apache
5 11 (2.30%) JBoss
6 9 (1.88%) Apache Spark
7 8 (1.67%) Apache Solr
8 7 (1.46%) GlassFish
8 7 (1.46%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.05%) Apache Airflow
9 5 (1.05%) nginx
10 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.21%) Documentum
11 1 (0.21%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.21%) MTS
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.21%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 263 (55.02%) Azure
2 251 (52.51%) AWS
3 88 (18.41%) GCP
4 65 (13.60%) SaaS
5 51 (10.67%) Serverless
6 48 (10.04%) PaaS
7 35 (7.32%) IaaS
8 33 (6.90%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 28 (5.86%) GitHub
10 26 (5.44%) OpenShift
11 22 (4.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 20 (4.18%) Microsoft 365
13 18 (3.77%) AWS Lambda
14 14 (2.93%) AWS CloudFormation
14 14 (2.93%) Azure App Service
15 13 (2.72%) Azure Active Directory
16 12 (2.51%) Amazon EC2
17 11 (2.30%) Azure Monitor
18 9 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
19 8 (1.67%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.60%) DNS
2 20 (4.18%) HTTP
3 16 (3.35%) DHCP
4 12 (2.51%) WAN
5 11 (2.30%) Firewall
5 11 (2.30%) IPv6
6 10 (2.09%) SAN
7 8 (1.67%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.26%) Internet
8 6 (1.26%) Kerberos
8 6 (1.26%) Network Security
8 6 (1.26%) VLAN
9 5 (1.05%) LAN
9 5 (1.05%) Softphone
10 4 (0.84%) H.323
10 4 (0.84%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.84%) RTP
11 3 (0.63%) 5G
11 3 (0.63%) DMZ
11 3 (0.63%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (9.83%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.74%) NoSQL
3 34 (7.11%) PostgreSQL
4 30 (6.28%) MongoDB
5 29 (6.07%) Azure SQL Database
6 26 (5.44%) MySQL
6 26 (5.44%) Redis
7 23 (4.81%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 10 (2.09%) Amazon RDS
8 10 (2.09%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.46%) Amazon Aurora
9 7 (1.46%) Big Data
10 6 (1.26%) Hazelcast
10 6 (1.26%) Power BI
11 5 (1.05%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.84%) Data Lake
12 4 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.84%) Looker
Development Applications
1 135 (28.24%) Jenkins
2 72 (15.06%) Git (software)
3 41 (8.58%) JIRA
4 40 (8.37%) TeamCity
5 39 (8.16%) Octopus Deploy
6 30 (6.28%) GitLab
7 15 (3.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 14 (2.93%) Selenium
9 13 (2.72%) JUnit
10 12 (2.51%) Maven
11 10 (2.09%) Bitbucket
12 9 (1.88%) Mockito
13 7 (1.46%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (1.05%) JMeter
14 5 (1.05%) Postman
14 5 (1.05%) SonarQube
14 5 (1.05%) WebDriver
15 4 (0.84%) Bitbucket Server
15 4 (0.84%) Gradle
15 4 (0.84%) Vagrant
General
1 72 (15.06%) Social Skills
2 59 (12.34%) Finance
3 46 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (5.86%) Public Sector
5 21 (4.39%) Law
6 19 (3.97%) Retail
7 10 (2.09%) Games
8 8 (1.67%) Marketing
9 7 (1.46%) Automotive
9 7 (1.46%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 5 (1.05%) Back Office
11 5 (1.05%) Documentation Skills
11 5 (1.05%) Presentation Skills
12 4 (0.84%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.63%) Advertising
13 3 (0.63%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.42%) Legal
14 2 (0.42%) Local Government
14 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 143 (29.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 90 (18.83%) Developer
3 52 (10.88%) Platform Engineer
4 43 (9.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 39 (8.16%) Azure Engineer
6 38 (7.95%) Software Engineer
7 34 (7.11%) Architect
8 30 (6.28%) AWS Engineer
9 28 (5.86%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 25 (5.23%) Senior Developer
11 22 (4.60%) Senior DevOps
11 22 (4.60%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 21 (4.39%) Java Developer
13 16 (3.35%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 16 (3.35%) Software Developer
14 14 (2.93%) Senior Java Developer
15 13 (2.72%) Senior Software Engineer
15 13 (2.72%) Site Reliability Engineer
16 12 (2.51%) Lead DevOps
16 12 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (18.62%) .NET
2 67 (14.02%) React
3 62 (12.97%) RESTful
4 52 (10.88%) .NET Core
5 41 (8.58%) Node.js
6 40 (8.37%) AngularJS
7 38 (7.95%) .NET Framework
8 32 (6.69%) REST
9 28 (5.86%) Spring
10 27 (5.65%) ASP.NET
11 26 (5.44%) Spring Boot
12 23 (4.81%) Kafka
13 20 (4.18%) ARM Templates
14 17 (3.56%) GraphQL
15 15 (3.14%) HTML
16 14 (2.93%) ASP.NET Core
16 14 (2.93%) CSS
16 14 (2.93%) Elastic Stack
16 14 (2.93%) JSON
17 13 (2.72%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.58%) Cloud Native
2 35 (7.32%) Public Cloud
3 18 (3.77%) Mobile App
4 17 (3.56%) Data Centre
4 17 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (3.56%) Virtual Team
5 14 (2.93%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (2.51%) Life Science
7 11 (2.30%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.88%) Tandem
9 7 (1.46%) Social Media
10 6 (1.26%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.26%) Legacy Applications
11 5 (1.05%) Handset
12 4 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.84%) User Experience
13 3 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
13 3 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.63%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.42%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 129 (26.99%) Linux
2 52 (10.88%) Windows
3 26 (5.44%) Windows Server
4 19 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (2.51%) Unix
6 12 (2.51%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (1.05%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (0.63%) Debian
10 2 (0.42%) CentOS
11 1 (0.21%) Android
11 1 (0.21%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.21%) SUSE
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (67.57%) DevOps
2 241 (50.42%) Agile Software Development
3 205 (42.89%) CI/CD
4 133 (27.82%) Microservices
5 108 (22.59%) Infrastructure as Code
6 97 (20.29%) Software Engineering
7 73 (15.27%) Continuous Integration
8 72 (15.06%) Configuration Management
9 58 (12.13%) Problem-Solving
10 49 (10.25%) Continuous Delivery
11 46 (9.62%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 39 (8.16%) Test Automation
13 38 (7.95%) Computer Science
14 37 (7.74%) Open Source
14 37 (7.74%) SDLC
15 36 (7.53%) Coaching
15 36 (7.53%) TDD
16 35 (7.32%) Mentoring
17 33 (6.90%) Event-Driven
18 32 (6.69%) Full Stack Development
Programming Languages
1 118 (24.69%) C#
2 116 (24.27%) PowerShell
3 114 (23.85%) Python
4 99 (20.71%) Java
5 94 (19.67%) Go
6 93 (19.46%) SQL
7 75 (15.69%) JavaScript
8 56 (11.72%) Bash
9 42 (8.79%) Ruby
10 18 (3.77%) Perl
10 18 (3.77%) PHP
11 15 (3.14%) TypeScript
12 13 (2.72%) Java 8
13 11 (2.30%) Groovy
14 7 (1.46%) C++
15 6 (1.26%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.84%) Scala
17 3 (0.63%) C
17 3 (0.63%) Shell Script
18 1 (0.21%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 51 (10.67%) Degree
2 28 (5.86%) Computer Science Degree
2 28 (5.86%) SC Cleared
2 28 (5.86%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.26%) MCSA
4 6 (1.26%) VCAP
5 5 (1.05%) ISEB
5 5 (1.05%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.84%) CCNA
6 4 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.63%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.21%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.21%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.65%) QA
2 14 (2.93%) GxP
3 10 (2.09%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 5 (1.05%) SLA
5 4 (0.84%) Accessibility
6 3 (0.63%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 339 (70.92%) Docker
2 23 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.14%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.26%) NFS
4 6 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.05%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.84%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.42%) vSphere
8 1 (0.21%) KVM
Systems Management
1 196 (41.00%) Terraform
2 101 (21.13%) Ansible
3 49 (10.25%) Puppet
4 33 (6.90%) Grafana
5 29 (6.07%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (5.02%) Rancher
7 23 (4.81%) Prometheus
8 20 (4.18%) Istio
9 9 (1.88%) Packer
10 7 (1.46%) CFEngine
11 6 (1.26%) Consul
12 5 (1.05%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.84%) Kibana
13 4 (0.84%) Salt
14 3 (0.63%) Graphite
14 3 (0.63%) Kustomize
14 3 (0.63%) Nagios
14 3 (0.63%) Opsgenie
14 3 (0.63%) Opsview
Vendors
1 53 (11.09%) Microsoft
2 50 (10.46%) Google
3 33 (6.90%) Oracle
4 27 (5.65%) VMware
5 20 (4.18%) Dynatrace
6 17 (3.56%) Red Hat
7 13 (2.72%) Cisco
7 13 (2.72%) Splunk
8 10 (2.09%) Agilent
9 9 (1.88%) New Relic
10 7 (1.46%) Databricks
11 6 (1.26%) Twitter
12 4 (0.84%) AppDynamics
12 4 (0.84%) Avaya
12 4 (0.84%) Mitel
13 3 (0.63%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.63%) Meraki
13 3 (0.63%) Netlify
13 3 (0.63%) Okta
13 3 (0.63%) Rackspace