Period
to 6 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 6 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > North of England
6 months to
6 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 68 160
Rank change year-on-year +42 +92 +66
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 929 521 418
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 7.68% 3.91% 2.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 45.41% 33.68% 19.41%
Number of salaries quoted 842 435 323
10th Percentile £38,750 £39,760 £36,000
25th Percentile £42,813 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £67,500 £69,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,027 £75,000
England median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - +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 North of England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 2,046 1,547 2,153
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 16.91% 11.62% 11.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,776 1,248 1,591
10th Percentile £35,125 £31,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £40,500 £38,232 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year +6.12% +2.08% +9.09%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in the North of England

Kubernetes
Salary Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes in the North of England.

Salary trend for Kubernetes in the North of England

Kubernetes
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes in the North of England over the 6 months to 6 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Kubernetes in the North of England

Kubernetes
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes within the North of England region over the 6 months to 6 May 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
Yorkshire +38 467 £57,500 +4.55% 70
North West +28 401 £60,000 +4.35% 116
North East +64 63 £46,250 - 27
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 North of England region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 681 (73.30%) Docker
2 677 (72.87%) DevOps
3 655 (70.51%) Terraform
4 634 (68.25%) AWS
5 589 (63.40%) Agile Software Development
6 459 (49.41%) Azure
7 354 (38.11%) Python
8 323 (34.77%) Linux
9 290 (31.22%) JavaScript
10 276 (29.71%) Puppet
11 275 (29.60%) Infrastructure as Code
12 271 (29.17%) Java
13 261 (28.09%) Opscode Chef
14 250 (26.91%) AWS CloudFormation
15 248 (26.70%) Software Engineering
16 245 (26.37%) Go
17 222 (23.90%) Jenkins
18 219 (23.57%) Git (software)
19 216 (23.25%) C#
20 214 (23.04%) GCP
21 206 (22.17%) Ruby
22 189 (20.34%) Ansible
23 166 (17.87%) Configuration Management
24 160 (17.22%) Deployment Automation
25 158 (17.01%) TDD
26 151 (16.25%) SQL
26 151 (16.25%) Bash Shell
26 151 (16.25%) Problem-Solving
27 146 (15.72%) Continuous Integration
28 134 (14.42%) AngularJS

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 28 (3.01%) Apache Spark
2 23 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (1.51%) Confluence
4 11 (1.18%) Apache
5 9 (0.97%) nginx
6 8 (0.86%) IIS
7 5 (0.54%) Apache Synapse
7 5 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (0.54%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.43%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.32%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 634 (68.25%) AWS
2 459 (49.41%) Azure
3 250 (26.91%) AWS CloudFormation
4 214 (23.04%) GCP
5 117 (12.59%) Pulumi
6 102 (10.98%) Amazon EKS
7 65 (7.00%) PaaS
8 64 (6.89%) Serverless
9 59 (6.35%) Datadog
10 58 (6.24%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 58 (6.24%) SaaS
11 43 (4.63%) IaaS
12 28 (3.01%) AWS Lambda
13 27 (2.91%) GitHub
14 24 (2.58%) Amazon ECS
15 22 (2.37%) Azure Active Directory
15 22 (2.37%) OpenShift
16 14 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
17 10 (1.08%) Azure Functions
17 10 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.94%) Internet
2 16 (1.72%) HTTP
2 16 (1.72%) TCP/IP
3 15 (1.61%) DNS
4 12 (1.29%) VPN
5 9 (0.97%) DHCP
5 9 (0.97%) Firewall
5 9 (0.97%) FTP
6 6 (0.65%) IPsec
7 5 (0.54%) Network Security
7 5 (0.54%) SSH
8 3 (0.32%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (0.32%) H.323
8 3 (0.32%) SSL
8 3 (0.32%) VLAN
9 2 (0.22%) 5G
9 2 (0.22%) AMQP
9 2 (0.22%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.11%) Broadband
10 1 (0.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (12.81%) MySQL
2 100 (10.76%) PostgreSQL
3 89 (9.58%) MongoDB
4 67 (7.21%) Azure SQL Database
5 65 (7.00%) Redis
6 58 (6.24%) MariaDB
7 42 (4.52%) SQL Server
8 30 (3.23%) Big Data
9 28 (3.01%) NoSQL
10 25 (2.69%) Hadoop
11 14 (1.51%) Apache Hive
12 13 (1.40%) Relational Database
13 11 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 11 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (1.08%) Amazon Redshift
15 9 (0.97%) Neo4j
16 8 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
16 8 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 7 (0.75%) HBase
17 7 (0.75%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 222 (23.90%) Jenkins
2 219 (23.57%) Git (software)
3 123 (13.24%) GitLab
4 57 (6.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 28 (3.01%) Cucumber
6 27 (2.91%) JIRA
7 25 (2.69%) Vagrant
8 24 (2.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 21 (2.26%) Gradle
10 16 (1.72%) Postman
11 15 (1.61%) PHPUnit
12 13 (1.40%) SonarQube
13 12 (1.29%) CircleCI
13 12 (1.29%) Hudson
13 12 (1.29%) IntelliJ
14 10 (1.08%) Maven
15 9 (0.97%) Bitbucket
16 8 (0.86%) Jasmine
16 8 (0.86%) Selenium
16 8 (0.86%) TeamCity
General
1 83 (8.93%) Social Skills
2 70 (7.53%) Finance
3 49 (5.27%) Public Sector
4 40 (4.31%) Banking
5 29 (3.12%) Retail
6 25 (2.69%) Marketing
7 21 (2.26%) Games
8 16 (1.72%) Law
9 15 (1.61%) Influencing Skills
10 14 (1.51%) Presentation Skills
11 13 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (1.29%) Electronics
12 12 (1.29%) Telecoms
13 10 (1.08%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.54%) Advertising
14 5 (0.54%) Organisational Skills
15 4 (0.43%) Billing
15 4 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.32%) Legal
16 3 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 416 (44.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 208 (22.39%) AWS Engineer
3 187 (20.13%) AWS DevOps
4 185 (19.91%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 165 (17.76%) Developer
6 132 (14.21%) Software Engineer
7 98 (10.55%) Azure Engineer
8 77 (8.29%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 65 (7.00%) Azure DevOps
9 65 (7.00%) Senior DevOps
10 64 (6.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 53 (5.71%) Architect
12 50 (5.38%) Senior Developer
13 42 (4.52%) Platform Engineer
14 35 (3.77%) Azure Architect
14 35 (3.77%) Cloud Engineer
15 33 (3.55%) C# Developer
16 29 (3.12%) PHP Developer
17 25 (2.69%) Java Developer
18 21 (2.26%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (14.42%) AngularJS
2 117 (12.59%) Vue.js
3 105 (11.30%) Node.js
4 88 (9.47%) React
5 70 (7.53%) .NET
6 41 (4.41%) Kafka
7 40 (4.31%) Spring
8 38 (4.09%) Web Services
9 37 (3.98%) Spring Boot
10 36 (3.88%) .NET Core
11 35 (3.77%) RESTful
12 33 (3.55%) CSS
13 31 (3.34%) HTML
14 26 (2.80%) Laravel
14 26 (2.80%) REST
15 23 (2.48%) Symfony
16 22 (2.37%) GraphQL
17 16 (1.72%) RabbitMQ
17 16 (1.72%) SOAP
18 14 (1.51%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 78 (8.40%) Hybrid Cloud
2 77 (8.29%) Linux Command Line
3 59 (6.35%) Enterprise Cloud
4 42 (4.52%) Greenfield Project
5 39 (4.20%) Public Cloud
6 28 (3.01%) Cloud Native
7 21 (2.26%) NHS
8 16 (1.72%) Data Centre
8 16 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (1.40%) e-Learning
10 12 (1.29%) Management Information System
11 8 (0.86%) Blog
11 8 (0.86%) iPad
11 8 (0.86%) User Experience
12 7 (0.75%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.65%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.43%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
15 3 (0.32%) Clustering
16 2 (0.22%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 323 (34.77%) Linux
2 45 (4.84%) Windows
3 37 (3.98%) Unix
4 23 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (1.40%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.08%) Android
7 8 (0.86%) CentOS
7 8 (0.86%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.75%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.43%) Alpine Linux
10 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.22%) Debian
12 1 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 677 (72.87%) DevOps
2 589 (63.40%) Agile Software Development
3 275 (29.60%) Infrastructure as Code
4 248 (26.70%) Software Engineering
5 166 (17.87%) Configuration Management
6 160 (17.22%) Deployment Automation
7 158 (17.01%) TDD
8 151 (16.25%) Problem-Solving
9 146 (15.72%) Continuous Integration
10 120 (12.92%) Scrum
11 113 (12.16%) Mentoring
12 111 (11.95%) OOP
13 104 (11.19%) Migration
14 89 (9.58%) Unit Testing
15 86 (9.26%) Microservices
16 83 (8.93%) SOLID
17 82 (8.83%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
18 80 (8.61%) Analytics
19 69 (7.43%) OO
20 67 (7.21%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 354 (38.11%) Python
2 290 (31.22%) JavaScript
3 271 (29.17%) Java
4 245 (26.37%) Go
5 216 (23.25%) C#
6 206 (22.17%) Ruby
7 151 (16.25%) Bash Shell
7 151 (16.25%) SQL
8 131 (14.10%) PowerShell
9 117 (12.59%) TypeScript
10 102 (10.98%) Scala
11 93 (10.01%) PHP
12 89 (9.58%) C++
12 89 (9.58%) Kotlin
13 77 (8.29%) Groovy
14 26 (2.80%) T-SQL
15 20 (2.15%) ES6
16 10 (1.08%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.97%) C
17 9 (0.97%) Perl
Qualifications
1 106 (11.41%) Security Cleared
2 102 (10.98%) SC Cleared
3 68 (7.32%) AWS Certification
4 16 (1.72%) Degree
5 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.65%) RHCE
6 5 (0.54%) OCP
6 5 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.32%) CCNA
8 3 (0.32%) PhD
9 2 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.22%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.11%) CCSP
10 1 (0.11%) CISSP
10 1 (0.11%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.11%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (1.83%) Data Quality
2 16 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.86%) GDPR
3 8 (0.86%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.65%) QA
5 3 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 681 (73.30%) Docker
2 24 (2.58%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.75%) HDFS
3 7 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.32%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 655 (70.51%) Terraform
2 276 (29.71%) Puppet
3 261 (28.09%) Opscode Chef
4 189 (20.34%) Ansible
5 77 (8.29%) Grafana
6 76 (8.18%) Prometheus
7 69 (7.43%) Istio
8 38 (4.09%) Packer
9 22 (2.37%) Nagios
10 18 (1.94%) Graphite
11 17 (1.83%) Consul
12 16 (1.72%) Opsview
13 14 (1.51%) Docker Swarm
14 11 (1.18%) Salt
15 9 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 9 (0.97%) SCCM
15 9 (0.97%) SCOM
16 8 (0.86%) Rancher
17 7 (0.75%) CFEngine
17 7 (0.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 115 (12.38%) SaltStack
2 66 (7.10%) Microsoft
3 60 (6.46%) New Relic
4 48 (5.17%) Google
5 23 (2.48%) Splunk
6 17 (1.83%) VMware
7 14 (1.51%) Oracle
8 12 (1.29%) Aquila
9 11 (1.18%) Red Hat
9 11 (1.18%) SAP
10 10 (1.08%) Atlassian
10 10 (1.08%) Dynatrace
10 10 (1.08%) IBM
11 5 (0.54%) Databricks
12 4 (0.43%) Cisco
13 3 (0.32%) Alteryx
13 3 (0.32%) Avaya
13 3 (0.32%) HP
13 3 (0.32%) SnapLogic
13 3 (0.32%) Zend