Period
to 25 September 2021

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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 52 72 159
Rank change year-on-year +20 +87 +104
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 509 150 210
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.93% 3.89% 1.81%
As % of the Systems Management category 36.07% 29.35% 17.14%
Number of salaries quoted 384 121 163
10th Percentile £45,000 £37,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £51,250 £43,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +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 1,411 511 1,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.68% 13.23% 10.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1,074 388 908
10th Percentile £32,000 £29,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,250 £49,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.67% +3.16% +11.76%
75th Percentile £68,750 £63,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £58,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +6.84% +6.36%

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 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 2021. 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
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +11 400 £60,000 - 96
East Midlands -1 108 £56,250 +18.42% 52
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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.

1 402 (78.98%) Docker
2 320 (62.87%) DevOps
3 291 (57.17%) Azure
4 262 (51.47%) AWS
5 255 (50.10%) Agile Software Development
6 234 (45.97%) Terraform
7 176 (34.58%) Linux
8 150 (29.47%) Python
9 145 (28.49%) C#
10 143 (28.09%) .NET
11 140 (27.50%) Jenkins
12 139 (27.31%) Microservices
13 123 (24.17%) Infrastructure as Code
14 115 (22.59%) Ansible
15 106 (20.83%) GCP
16 102 (20.04%) PowerShell
17 101 (19.84%) JavaScript
18 100 (19.65%) .NET Core
19 99 (19.45%) Software Engineering
20 98 (19.25%) Social Skills
21 95 (18.66%) SQL
22 83 (16.31%) Configuration Management
23 79 (15.52%) Bash Shell
24 78 (15.32%) Go
25 73 (14.34%) Java
26 68 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
27 66 (12.97%) Puppet
28 63 (12.38%) Microsoft
28 63 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
29 60 (11.79%) React

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 23 (4.52%) OpenStack
2 20 (3.93%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (2.95%) Apache
4 11 (2.16%) Confluence
5 10 (1.96%) JBoss
5 10 (1.96%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.18%) IIS
8 4 (0.79%) nginx
9 3 (0.59%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.20%) Documentum
10 1 (0.20%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.20%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.20%) MTS
10 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 291 (57.17%) Azure
2 262 (51.47%) AWS
3 106 (20.83%) GCP
4 59 (11.59%) SaaS
5 45 (8.84%) PaaS
6 40 (7.86%) AWS CloudFormation
7 38 (7.47%) Serverless
8 37 (7.27%) IaaS
9 34 (6.68%) OpenShift
10 29 (5.70%) GitHub
10 29 (5.70%) Pulumi
11 26 (5.11%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 22 (4.32%) Amazon EKS
13 15 (2.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 14 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
14 14 (2.75%) Azure Active Directory
14 14 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
15 13 (2.55%) Microsoft 365
16 12 (2.36%) Amazon SQS
16 12 (2.36%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.89%) HTTP
2 25 (4.91%) Firewall
3 19 (3.73%) DNS
4 12 (2.36%) Network Security
5 9 (1.77%) DMZ
5 9 (1.77%) LAN
5 9 (1.77%) MQTT
5 9 (1.77%) WAN
6 8 (1.57%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.38%) DHCP
7 7 (1.38%) Internet
7 7 (1.38%) IPv4
7 7 (1.38%) SMTP
8 6 (1.18%) SSL
9 5 (0.98%) IPv6
10 4 (0.79%) ASN.1
11 3 (0.59%) AMQP
11 3 (0.59%) Kerberos
11 3 (0.59%) SAN
11 3 (0.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (10.22%) NoSQL
2 51 (10.02%) MongoDB
3 47 (9.23%) PostgreSQL
4 40 (7.86%) SQL Server
5 39 (7.66%) MySQL
6 25 (4.91%) Big Data
7 15 (2.95%) Amazon RDS
7 15 (2.95%) MariaDB
7 15 (2.95%) Relational Database
8 14 (2.75%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (2.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 12 (2.36%) GIS
10 7 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.18%) Redis
12 5 (0.98%) Hazelcast
13 4 (0.79%) DB2
13 4 (0.79%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.79%) InfluxDB
13 4 (0.79%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 140 (27.50%) Jenkins
2 59 (11.59%) Git (software)
3 51 (10.02%) GitLab
4 42 (8.25%) Octopus Deploy
4 42 (8.25%) TeamCity
5 40 (7.86%) JIRA
6 30 (5.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 16 (3.14%) Vagrant
8 14 (2.75%) Selenium
9 9 (1.77%) Hudson
10 7 (1.38%) JMeter
11 6 (1.18%) Bitbucket
11 6 (1.18%) Maven
11 6 (1.18%) webpack
12 5 (0.98%) JUnit
13 3 (0.59%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.59%) Mercurial
13 3 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (0.59%) Spinnaker
14 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 98 (19.25%) Social Skills
2 59 (11.59%) Finance
3 29 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (5.30%) Public Sector
5 20 (3.93%) Retail
6 12 (2.36%) Law
7 7 (1.38%) Influencing Skills
8 6 (1.18%) Automotive
8 6 (1.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 4 (0.79%) Games
9 4 (0.79%) Marketing
9 4 (0.79%) Presentation Skills
10 3 (0.59%) Back Office
10 3 (0.59%) Banking
10 3 (0.59%) Organisational Skills
10 3 (0.59%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.39%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.20%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 169 (33.20%) DevOps Engineer
2 115 (22.59%) Developer
3 77 (15.13%) Platform Engineer
4 56 (11.00%) AWS Engineer
5 52 (10.22%) Senior DevOps
5 52 (10.22%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 42 (8.25%) Azure Engineer
7 33 (6.48%) Cloud Engineer
8 31 (6.09%) C# Developer
9 27 (5.30%) AWS DevOps
9 27 (5.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 25 (4.91%) Lead DevOps
10 25 (4.91%) Senior Developer
10 25 (4.91%) Software Engineer
11 23 (4.52%) Architect
12 21 (4.13%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 21 (4.13%) Software Developer
13 19 (3.73%) Lead DevOps Engineer
14 18 (3.54%) Full Stack Developer
15 14 (2.75%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (28.09%) .NET
2 100 (19.65%) .NET Core
3 60 (11.79%) React
4 59 (11.59%) .NET Framework
5 53 (10.41%) Node.js
6 49 (9.63%) REST
7 42 (8.25%) AngularJS
8 39 (7.66%) RESTful
9 32 (6.29%) GraphQL
9 32 (6.29%) Kafka
10 29 (5.70%) JSON
11 28 (5.50%) ASP.NET
12 27 (5.30%) Elastic Stack
13 24 (4.72%) HTML
13 24 (4.72%) Spring
14 22 (4.32%) CSS
15 20 (3.93%) Web Services
16 17 (3.34%) Jest
17 15 (2.95%) ASP.NET Web API
17 15 (2.95%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.29%) Public Cloud
2 31 (6.09%) Cloud Native
3 19 (3.73%) Mobile App
4 15 (2.95%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (2.75%) Client/Server
5 14 (2.75%) Hybrid Cloud
5 14 (2.75%) Legacy Applications
5 14 (2.75%) Life Science
6 11 (2.16%) Data Centre
7 9 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.57%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.18%) Tandem
10 5 (0.98%) Industry 4.0
10 5 (0.98%) Legacy Systems
10 5 (0.98%) Raspberry Pi
10 5 (0.98%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
13 2 (0.39%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.39%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 176 (34.58%) Linux
2 57 (11.20%) Windows
3 26 (5.11%) Unix
4 25 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (3.73%) CentOS
6 17 (3.34%) Ubuntu
7 16 (3.14%) Windows Server
8 14 (2.75%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (1.57%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.39%) Debian
12 1 (0.20%) Android
12 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.20%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.20%) SUSE
12 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (62.87%) DevOps
2 255 (50.10%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (27.31%) Microservices
4 123 (24.17%) Infrastructure as Code
5 99 (19.45%) Software Engineering
6 83 (16.31%) Configuration Management
7 68 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
8 63 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
9 59 (11.59%) SDLC
10 46 (9.04%) Mentoring
11 45 (8.84%) Scrum
12 44 (8.64%) TDD
13 40 (7.86%) Full Stack Development
14 39 (7.66%) Computer Science
15 38 (7.47%) Continuous Improvement
16 37 (7.27%) API Development
16 37 (7.27%) Continuous Delivery
17 33 (6.48%) SOA
18 31 (6.09%) Load Balancing
19 29 (5.70%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 150 (29.47%) Python
2 145 (28.49%) C#
3 102 (20.04%) PowerShell
4 101 (19.84%) JavaScript
5 95 (18.66%) SQL
6 79 (15.52%) Bash Shell
7 78 (15.32%) Go
8 73 (14.34%) Java
9 57 (11.20%) Ruby
10 34 (6.68%) PHP
11 23 (4.52%) Perl
12 17 (3.34%) C++
13 14 (2.75%) TypeScript
14 13 (2.55%) T-SQL
15 10 (1.96%) Groovy
16 9 (1.77%) C
16 9 (1.77%) VB
16 9 (1.77%) VB.NET
17 6 (1.18%) Rust
18 5 (0.98%) Scala
Qualifications
1 53 (10.41%) SC Cleared
1 53 (10.41%) Security Cleared
2 29 (5.70%) Degree
3 22 (4.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (0.98%) AWS Certification
4 5 (0.98%) Master's Degree
5 3 (0.59%) DBS Check
5 3 (0.59%) MCSA
5 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.59%) RHCE
5 3 (0.59%) RHCSA
5 3 (0.59%) VCAP
6 2 (0.39%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.20%) ISEB
7 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.20%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.89%) QA
2 12 (2.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 12 (2.36%) GxP
3 5 (0.98%) SLA
4 4 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.59%) GDPR
6 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 402 (78.98%) Docker
2 19 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.14%) Active Directory
4 9 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.79%) Gluster
5 4 (0.79%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.59%) NFS
6 3 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.39%) vSphere
8 1 (0.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 234 (45.97%) Terraform
2 115 (22.59%) Ansible
3 66 (12.97%) Puppet
4 54 (10.61%) Opscode Chef
5 53 (10.41%) Grafana
6 42 (8.25%) Prometheus
7 27 (5.30%) Docker Swarm
8 24 (4.72%) Salt
9 22 (4.32%) Packer
10 21 (4.13%) Consul
11 18 (3.54%) Graphite
11 18 (3.54%) Rancher
12 15 (2.95%) Istio
13 13 (2.55%) Opsview
14 10 (1.96%) Rundeck
15 9 (1.77%) Nagios
16 8 (1.57%) CFEngine
16 8 (1.57%) SCCM
17 7 (1.38%) ZABBIX
18 5 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 63 (12.38%) Microsoft
2 44 (8.64%) Google
3 40 (7.86%) Oracle
4 38 (7.47%) Red Hat
5 21 (4.13%) VMware
6 20 (3.93%) New Relic
7 14 (2.75%) Dynatrace
8 12 (2.36%) Agilent
9 11 (2.16%) Splunk
10 8 (1.57%) Cisco
10 8 (1.57%) IBM
11 7 (1.38%) Alibaba
11 7 (1.38%) Rackspace
12 4 (0.79%) Citrix
12 4 (0.79%) MuleSoft
12 4 (0.79%) SaltStack
12 4 (0.79%) Sun
13 3 (0.59%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.59%) Okta
13 3 (0.59%) Sybase