Period
to 26 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 26 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > North West
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 42 140 155
Rank change year-on-year +98 +15 +113
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 221 222 243
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 5.48% 2.22% 2.07%
As % of the Systems Management category 41.31% 21.02% 21.72%
Number of salaries quoted 233 201 199
Median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +16.50% -1.90%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £80,000 £80,000
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 North West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 535 1,056 1,119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.26% 10.55% 9.52%
Number of salaries quoted 449 792 937
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £36,250 £29,438 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,312 £71,250
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +3.77%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in the North West

Kubernetes
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Kubernetes in the North West

Kubernetes
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes in the North West over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Kubernetes in the North West

Kubernetes
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes within the North West region over the 6 months to 26 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
Manchester +71 193 £55,000 -8.33% 77
Cheshire +37 12 £52,500 -10.64% 7
Lancashire +52 6 £50,000 +53.85% 6
Merseyside +24 2 £60,000 -11.11% 6
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 156 (70.59%) Docker
2 151 (68.33%) DevOps
3 104 (47.06%) AWS
4 100 (45.25%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (36.65%) Azure
6 76 (34.39%) Terraform
7 73 (33.03%) Python
8 70 (31.67%) Linux
9 66 (29.86%) Software Engineering
10 59 (26.70%) JavaScript
10 59 (26.70%) Microservices
11 47 (21.27%) GCP
11 47 (21.27%) Ansible
12 44 (19.91%) Infrastructure as Code
13 41 (18.55%) Puppet
13 41 (18.55%) C#
14 39 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
15 38 (17.19%) Jenkins
16 37 (16.74%) .NET
17 36 (16.29%) SQL
17 36 (16.29%) Opscode Chef
17 36 (16.29%) Node.js
18 34 (15.38%) Windows
19 33 (14.93%) TDD
19 33 (14.93%) Go
20 32 (14.48%) Bash Shell
21 28 (12.67%) React
21 28 (12.67%) TypeScript
22 27 (12.22%) Serverless
22 27 (12.22%) Finance

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 18 (8.14%) Apache
2 14 (6.33%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (4.98%) nginx
4 7 (3.17%) IIS
5 6 (2.71%) Apache Spark
5 6 (2.71%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.90%) Confluence
6 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.45%) JBoss
7 1 (0.45%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (5.88%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.90%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 104 (47.06%) AWS
2 81 (36.65%) Azure
3 47 (21.27%) GCP
4 27 (12.22%) Serverless
5 25 (11.31%) AWS CloudFormation
6 17 (7.69%) AWS Lambda
7 13 (5.88%) SaaS
8 11 (4.98%) Amazon S3
9 10 (4.52%) GitHub
9 10 (4.52%) IaaS
9 10 (4.52%) PaaS
10 8 (3.62%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (3.62%) Amazon EKS
10 8 (3.62%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (3.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (2.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (2.71%) Amazon ECS
13 5 (2.26%) OpenShift
14 4 (1.81%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (1.81%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.71%) DNS
2 5 (2.26%) Firewall
2 5 (2.26%) Network Security
2 5 (2.26%) Software-Defined Networking
2 5 (2.26%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.81%) DHCP
3 4 (1.81%) Internet
4 3 (1.36%) HTTP
4 3 (1.36%) VPN
5 2 (0.90%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.90%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.90%) VLAN
6 1 (0.45%) LAN
6 1 (0.45%) OSPF
6 1 (0.45%) SAN
6 1 (0.45%) SSL
6 1 (0.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.31%) MySQL
2 18 (8.14%) NoSQL
3 14 (6.33%) MongoDB
3 14 (6.33%) SQL Server
4 11 (4.98%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (4.07%) Redis
6 7 (3.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 6 (2.71%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.81%) Big Data
8 4 (1.81%) Neo4j
9 3 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.45%) Amazon Aurora
11 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.45%) Cosmos DB
11 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 38 (17.19%) Jenkins
2 21 (9.50%) Git (software)
3 17 (7.69%) TeamCity
4 9 (4.07%) GitLab
4 9 (4.07%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (3.62%) JIRA
6 6 (2.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (2.26%) Bitbucket
7 5 (2.26%) PHPUnit
7 5 (2.26%) SonarQube
8 4 (1.81%) Grunt
8 4 (1.81%) gulp
8 4 (1.81%) webpack
9 3 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.90%) Fiddler
10 2 (0.90%) git-flow
10 2 (0.90%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.90%) Selenium
10 2 (0.90%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.90%) Travis CI
General
1 27 (12.22%) Finance
1 27 (12.22%) Law
2 12 (5.43%) Retail
3 8 (3.62%) Legal
3 8 (3.62%) Marketing
4 6 (2.71%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.81%) Banking
5 4 (1.81%) Electronics
5 4 (1.81%) Games
5 4 (1.81%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.81%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.90%) Local Government
7 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.45%) Automotive
7 1 (0.45%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 69 (31.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 59 (26.70%) Developer
3 33 (14.93%) AWS Engineer
4 31 (14.03%) Software Engineer
5 27 (12.22%) AWS DevOps
6 22 (9.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 18 (8.14%) Senior Developer
8 16 (7.24%) Software Developer
9 14 (6.33%) Senior DevOps
9 14 (6.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 13 (5.88%) .NET Developer
10 13 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
10 13 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
11 12 (5.43%) Cloud Engineer
12 11 (4.98%) Java Developer
12 11 (4.98%) PHP Developer
13 10 (4.52%) Azure Engineer
13 10 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 8 (3.62%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 8 (3.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (16.74%) .NET
2 36 (16.29%) Node.js
3 28 (12.67%) React
4 25 (11.31%) CSS
5 24 (10.86%) .NET Core
6 21 (9.50%) HTML
6 21 (9.50%) Redux
7 19 (8.60%) AngularJS
7 19 (8.60%) Vue.js
8 12 (5.43%) RabbitMQ
8 12 (5.43%) RESTful
8 12 (5.43%) Web Services
9 10 (4.52%) JSON
9 10 (4.52%) Kafka
9 10 (4.52%) REST
10 9 (4.07%) KnockoutJS
11 7 (3.17%) Dropwizard
11 7 (3.17%) GatsbyJS
11 7 (3.17%) GraphQL
12 6 (2.71%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.05%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (8.14%) Public Cloud
3 14 (6.33%) User Experience
4 11 (4.98%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.62%) Algorithms
6 8 (3.62%) Data Centre
7 7 (3.17%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.26%) Enterprise Cloud
9 4 (1.81%) Blog
9 4 (1.81%) NHS
10 3 (1.36%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.36%) EPoS
10 3 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.36%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.90%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.45%) Clustering
12 1 (0.45%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 70 (31.67%) Linux
2 34 (15.38%) Windows
3 13 (5.88%) CentOS
4 12 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (4.07%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.26%) Android
6 5 (2.26%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.81%) Unix
7 4 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.90%) DC/OS
8 2 (0.90%) Fedora
8 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (68.33%) DevOps
2 100 (45.25%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (29.86%) Software Engineering
4 59 (26.70%) Microservices
5 44 (19.91%) Infrastructure as Code
6 39 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (14.93%) TDD
8 27 (12.22%) E-Commerce
9 25 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (10.41%) Configuration Management
11 22 (9.95%) Analytics
12 20 (9.05%) Deployment Automation
13 19 (8.60%) Scrum
14 18 (8.14%) Front End Development
14 18 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 18 (8.14%) Machine Learning
15 17 (7.69%) OOP
16 16 (7.24%) Mentoring
16 16 (7.24%) Pair Programming
17 15 (6.79%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 73 (33.03%) Python
2 59 (26.70%) JavaScript
3 41 (18.55%) C#
4 36 (16.29%) SQL
5 33 (14.93%) Go
6 32 (14.48%) Bash Shell
7 28 (12.67%) TypeScript
8 27 (12.22%) Java
9 22 (9.95%) Ruby
10 21 (9.50%) PowerShell
11 17 (7.69%) PHP
12 6 (2.71%) ES6
13 5 (2.26%) C++
13 5 (2.26%) Perl
13 5 (2.26%) Scala
14 4 (1.81%) Kotlin
15 3 (1.36%) C
15 3 (1.36%) Groovy
15 3 (1.36%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (5.43%) Degree
2 8 (3.62%) AWS Certification
3 6 (2.71%) RHCE
4 4 (1.81%) CCIE
4 4 (1.81%) CCNA
4 4 (1.81%) CCNP
4 4 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.81%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.81%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.71%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) SLA
3 1 (0.45%) GDPR
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 156 (70.59%) Docker
2 13 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 10 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.36%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.36%) vSphere
4 3 (1.36%) zsh
5 2 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.90%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 76 (34.39%) Terraform
2 47 (21.27%) Ansible
3 41 (18.55%) Puppet
4 36 (16.29%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.26%) Grafana
5 5 (2.26%) Prometheus
6 4 (1.81%) Rancher
7 3 (1.36%) Nagios
8 2 (0.90%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.90%) Consul
8 2 (0.90%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.90%) Marathon
8 2 (0.90%) Mesos
8 2 (0.90%) Packer
9 1 (0.45%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.45%) Graphite
9 1 (0.45%) Icinga
9 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 22 (9.95%) VMware
2 19 (8.60%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.24%) Google
3 16 (7.24%) Splunk
4 7 (3.17%) New Relic
5 5 (2.26%) SaltStack
6 4 (1.81%) SAP
7 3 (1.36%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.36%) Cisco
7 3 (1.36%) Cloudera
7 3 (1.36%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.36%) Zend
8 2 (0.90%) Oracle
8 2 (0.90%) Rackspace
8 2 (0.90%) Sparx
9 1 (0.45%) Dell
9 1 (0.45%) IBM
9 1 (0.45%) MEDITECH
9 1 (0.45%) TOWER Software