Period
to 21 October 2020

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 21 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 65 160 245
Rank change year-on-year +95 +85 +120
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 176 205 127
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.39% 1.82% 0.95%
As % of the Systems Management category 32.96% 17.39% 11.65%
Number of salaries quoted 186 179 83
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £30,000 £31,500
90th Percentile £78,125 £73,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% +3.85%

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 534 1,179 1,090
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.33% 10.48% 8.19%
Number of salaries quoted 389 892 748
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +6.74% +9.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +4.49%

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 21 October 2020.

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 21 October 2020. 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 +120 150 £57,500 +4.55% 52
East Midlands +31 26 £47,500 -5.00% 13
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2020, 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.

1 147 (83.52%) Docker
2 92 (52.27%) AWS
3 91 (51.70%) DevOps
4 90 (51.14%) Azure
5 81 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (37.50%) Microservices
7 64 (36.36%) Python
8 58 (32.95%) Terraform
9 48 (27.27%) Linux
10 43 (24.43%) Continuous Integration
10 43 (24.43%) Ansible
11 41 (23.30%) SQL
12 40 (22.73%) PowerShell
12 40 (22.73%) Git (software)
13 37 (21.02%) Kafka
14 36 (20.45%) Opscode Chef
14 36 (20.45%) Software Engineering
15 33 (18.75%) JavaScript
15 33 (18.75%) Microsoft
15 33 (18.75%) Jenkins
15 33 (18.75%) GCP
16 32 (18.18%) Infrastructure as Code
17 31 (17.61%) .NET
18 30 (17.05%) Puppet
19 29 (16.48%) Node.js
20 28 (15.91%) Bash Shell
20 28 (15.91%) SaaS
20 28 (15.91%) TDD
21 27 (15.34%) AngularJS
22 25 (14.20%) 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 16 (9.09%) Confluence
1 16 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (3.98%) GlassFish
2 7 (3.98%) JBoss
2 7 (3.98%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.84%) IIS
4 4 (2.27%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.14%) Apache
6 1 (0.57%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.57%) Drupal
6 1 (0.57%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 7 (3.98%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.14%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 92 (52.27%) AWS
2 90 (51.14%) Azure
3 33 (18.75%) GCP
4 28 (15.91%) SaaS
5 21 (11.93%) PaaS
6 20 (11.36%) GitHub
7 16 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (5.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 8 (4.55%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (4.55%) OpenShift
9 8 (4.55%) Serverless
10 7 (3.98%) IaaS
10 7 (3.98%) npm
11 4 (2.27%) Amazon EKS
11 4 (2.27%) Amazon S3
11 4 (2.27%) AWS CloudTrail
11 4 (2.27%) Office 365
11 4 (2.27%) Power Automate
11 4 (2.27%) Power Platform
12 3 (1.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.09%) HTTP
2 5 (2.84%) VPN
3 4 (2.27%) Firewall
4 3 (1.70%) DNS
4 3 (1.70%) Network Security
5 2 (1.14%) Internet
6 1 (0.57%) AMQP
6 1 (0.57%) DHCP
6 1 (0.57%) H.323
6 1 (0.57%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.57%) RTP
6 1 (0.57%) SSL
6 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.57%) VLAN
6 1 (0.57%) VoIP
6 1 (0.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.93%) NoSQL
1 21 (11.93%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.39%) MongoDB
2 13 (7.39%) Redis
3 9 (5.11%) Azure SQL Database
4 8 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.98%) MySQL
6 5 (2.84%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.14%) BigQuery
8 2 (1.14%) Bigtable
8 2 (1.14%) Cloud Spanner
9 1 (0.57%) DB2
9 1 (0.57%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 40 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 33 (18.75%) Jenkins
3 24 (13.64%) JIRA
4 16 (9.09%) Bitbucket
5 14 (7.95%) TeamCity
6 13 (7.39%) GitLab
7 12 (6.82%) Octopus Deploy
8 11 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (4.55%) JUnit
9 8 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (3.98%) Apache Archiva
10 7 (3.98%) Artifactory
10 7 (3.98%) Mockito
11 5 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.14%) CircleCI
12 2 (1.14%) Selenium
12 2 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
13 1 (0.57%) GoCD
13 1 (0.57%) SonarQube
13 1 (0.57%) TestCafe
General
1 16 (9.09%) Finance
2 9 (5.11%) Retail
3 7 (3.98%) Law
4 6 (3.41%) Digital Economy
5 5 (2.84%) Games
6 4 (2.27%) Back Office
7 2 (1.14%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.14%) Banking
8 1 (0.57%) Automotive
8 1 (0.57%) Marketing
8 1 (0.57%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (32.95%) DevOps Engineer
2 45 (25.57%) Developer
3 18 (10.23%) Lead Developer
4 16 (9.09%) AWS DevOps
4 16 (9.09%) Lead DevOps
5 15 (8.52%) Architect
6 14 (7.95%) Azure Engineer
7 13 (7.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 13 (7.39%) AWS Engineer
7 13 (7.39%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 13 (7.39%) Python Developer
8 11 (6.25%) Platform Engineer
9 9 (5.11%) Java Developer
9 9 (5.11%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 8 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
10 8 (4.55%) React Developer
10 8 (4.55%) Senior DevOps
10 8 (4.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.98%) Azure Architect
11 7 (3.98%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (21.02%) Kafka
2 31 (17.61%) .NET
3 29 (16.48%) Node.js
4 27 (15.34%) AngularJS
5 25 (14.20%) React
6 20 (11.36%) REST
7 16 (9.09%) Flask
7 16 (9.09%) Vue.js
8 14 (7.95%) .NET Core
8 14 (7.95%) Laravel
8 14 (7.95%) Spring
8 14 (7.95%) Spring Boot
9 13 (7.39%) CSS
10 12 (6.82%) .NET Framework
10 12 (6.82%) Elastic Stack
11 11 (6.25%) Redux
11 11 (6.25%) Swagger
12 9 (5.11%) Hibernate
12 9 (5.11%) HTML
12 9 (5.11%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.55%) Cybercrime
1 8 (4.55%) Public Cloud
2 7 (3.98%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (3.98%) User Experience
3 6 (3.41%) Cloud Native
4 5 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.84%) PlayStation
5 4 (2.27%) Blog
5 4 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.27%) Social Media
6 3 (1.70%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.70%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.14%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.57%) Derivative
8 1 (0.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 48 (27.27%) Linux
2 24 (13.64%) Windows
3 12 (6.82%) Android
4 11 (6.25%) Unix
5 9 (5.11%) Windows Server
6 7 (3.98%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.84%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.70%) CentOS
9 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.57%) Debian
10 1 (0.57%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (51.70%) DevOps
2 81 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (37.50%) Microservices
4 43 (24.43%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (20.45%) Software Engineering
6 32 (18.18%) Infrastructure as Code
7 28 (15.91%) TDD
8 25 (14.20%) Open Source
9 24 (13.64%) Mentoring
10 23 (13.07%) Scrum
11 20 (11.36%) Pair Programming
12 18 (10.23%) API Design
12 18 (10.23%) SDLC
13 17 (9.66%) Deployment Automation
13 17 (9.66%) Migration
14 16 (9.09%) Test Automation
15 15 (8.52%) Configuration Management
15 15 (8.52%) Continuous Delivery
16 14 (7.95%) Unit Testing
17 12 (6.82%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 64 (36.36%) Python
2 41 (23.30%) SQL
3 40 (22.73%) PowerShell
4 33 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 28 (15.91%) Bash Shell
6 20 (11.36%) Java
6 20 (11.36%) PHP
7 19 (10.80%) C#
7 19 (10.80%) Go
8 9 (5.11%) Java 8
9 8 (4.55%) Perl
10 6 (3.41%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.41%) TypeScript
11 5 (2.84%) C++
11 5 (2.84%) Ruby
11 5 (2.84%) VB
12 4 (2.27%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.14%) R
14 1 (0.57%) Rust
Qualifications
1 13 (7.39%) SC Cleared
1 13 (7.39%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.98%) Degree
3 6 (3.41%) AWS Certification
4 4 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.14%) PhD
7 1 (0.57%) CCNA
7 1 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.57%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 147 (83.52%) Docker
2 8 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.27%) vSphere
4 2 (1.14%) LXC
4 2 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.14%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.57%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.57%) Gluster
5 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.57%) Varnish
5 1 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 58 (32.95%) Terraform
2 43 (24.43%) Ansible
3 36 (20.45%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (17.05%) Puppet
5 5 (2.84%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (2.27%) MIIS
7 3 (1.70%) Packer
8 2 (1.14%) Consul
8 2 (1.14%) Grafana
8 2 (1.14%) Istio
8 2 (1.14%) Marathon
8 2 (1.14%) Mesos
8 2 (1.14%) Nagios
8 2 (1.14%) Prometheus
8 2 (1.14%) Rancher
9 1 (0.57%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.57%) Graphite
9 1 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.57%) Salt
9 1 (0.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.80%) Google
3 10 (5.68%) VMware
4 8 (4.55%) IBM
4 8 (4.55%) Oracle
4 8 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.27%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.27%) Splunk
6 3 (1.70%) Apple
7 2 (1.14%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.14%) New Relic
8 1 (0.57%) Avaya
8 1 (0.57%) Broadcom
8 1 (0.57%) Mitel
8 1 (0.57%) Remedy
8 1 (0.57%) Sonatype