Period
to 16 April 2021

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 16 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > North West
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 29 61 141
Rank change year-on-year +32 +80 +48
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 389 328 232
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 6.75% 4.25% 2.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 42.28% 36.44% 22.63%
Number of salaries quoted 336 253 158
10th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £41,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £48,694
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,105 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.07% -4.83% +14.29%
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,947 £72,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,027 £80,000
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 West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 920 900 1,025
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.97% 11.67% 10.05%
Number of salaries quoted 793 690 782
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,000 £52,500 £51,425
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.09% +7.14%
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,767 £65,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £74,100 £75,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%

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 16 April 2021.

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 16 April 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
Manchester +25 340 £60,000 +9.09% 93
Cheshire +29 17 £75,000 +42.86% 4
Lancashire +3 17 £40,000 -41.88% 1
Merseyside +25 15 £50,000 -23.08% 4
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 West region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 280 (71.98%) Docker
2 270 (69.41%) DevOps
3 249 (64.01%) Terraform
4 243 (62.47%) AWS
5 204 (52.44%) Agile Software Development
6 175 (44.99%) Azure
7 143 (36.76%) Linux
8 128 (32.90%) Software Engineering
9 120 (30.85%) JavaScript
10 118 (30.33%) Python
11 87 (22.37%) Opscode Chef
12 84 (21.59%) GCP
12 84 (21.59%) Jenkins
13 79 (20.31%) AWS CloudFormation
14 78 (20.05%) Java
15 76 (19.54%) Ansible
16 75 (19.28%) Puppet
16 75 (19.28%) Node.js
17 74 (19.02%) Go
17 74 (19.02%) Continuous Integration
18 72 (18.51%) Git (software)
18 72 (18.51%) TDD
18 72 (18.51%) Infrastructure as Code
19 62 (15.94%) C#
20 57 (14.65%) Security Cleared
21 54 (13.88%) SC Cleared
22 53 (13.62%) Bash Shell
23 52 (13.37%) GitLab
23 52 (13.37%) Finance
24 51 (13.11%) Ruby

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 15 (3.86%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (2.83%) Apache Spark
2 11 (2.83%) Confluence
3 8 (2.06%) OpenStack
4 7 (1.80%) nginx
5 6 (1.54%) IIS
6 4 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.77%) Apache
7 3 (0.77%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.26%) JBoss
8 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 243 (62.47%) AWS
2 175 (44.99%) Azure
3 84 (21.59%) GCP
4 79 (20.31%) AWS CloudFormation
5 36 (9.25%) PaaS
5 36 (9.25%) Serverless
6 33 (8.48%) SaaS
7 32 (8.23%) IaaS
8 27 (6.94%) Amazon EKS
9 21 (5.40%) Amazon ECS
9 21 (5.40%) Azure Active Directory
10 16 (4.11%) AWS Lambda
11 15 (3.86%) GitHub
12 13 (3.34%) Pulumi
13 9 (2.31%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 9 (2.31%) OpenShift
14 8 (2.06%) AWS CodePipeline
15 7 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
16 5 (1.29%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.08%) TCP/IP
2 9 (2.31%) DNS
2 9 (2.31%) VPN
3 8 (2.06%) DHCP
3 8 (2.06%) HTTP
4 6 (1.54%) FTP
4 6 (1.54%) IPsec
5 5 (1.29%) Network Security
6 3 (0.77%) Firewall
6 3 (0.77%) Internet
6 3 (0.77%) SSL
6 3 (0.77%) VLAN
7 2 (0.51%) 5G
7 2 (0.51%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.51%) SSH
8 1 (0.26%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.03%) MySQL
2 27 (6.94%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (6.68%) MongoDB
4 15 (3.86%) SQL Server
5 13 (3.34%) NoSQL
6 12 (3.08%) Redis
7 11 (2.83%) Hadoop
8 10 (2.57%) Amazon Redshift
9 8 (2.06%) Neo4j
10 7 (1.80%) Apache Hive
10 7 (1.80%) Big Data
11 6 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (1.54%) Cosmos DB
12 5 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (1.29%) MariaDB
13 4 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.77%) GIS
15 2 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
15 2 (0.51%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 84 (21.59%) Jenkins
2 72 (18.51%) Git (software)
3 52 (13.37%) GitLab
4 22 (5.66%) Vagrant
5 20 (5.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 16 (4.11%) Gradle
7 15 (3.86%) Cucumber
7 15 (3.86%) JIRA
8 12 (3.08%) IntelliJ
9 10 (2.57%) Hudson
10 8 (2.06%) Postman
10 8 (2.06%) SonarQube
10 8 (2.06%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.80%) Jasmine
12 6 (1.54%) Storybook
13 4 (1.03%) Maven
13 4 (1.03%) Mocha
14 3 (0.77%) CircleCI
15 2 (0.51%) Bitbucket
15 2 (0.51%) Spinnaker
General
1 52 (13.37%) Finance
2 23 (5.91%) Marketing
3 22 (5.66%) Public Sector
4 13 (3.34%) Games
4 13 (3.34%) Retail
4 13 (3.34%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.08%) Electronics
6 11 (2.83%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.06%) Law
8 7 (1.80%) Banking
9 4 (1.03%) Advertising
9 4 (1.03%) Legal
10 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 155 (39.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 86 (22.11%) Developer
3 74 (19.02%) AWS Engineer
4 61 (15.68%) AWS DevOps
5 60 (15.42%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 54 (13.88%) Software Engineer
7 33 (8.48%) Senior DevOps
8 32 (8.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 27 (6.94%) Platform Engineer
10 25 (6.43%) Architect
10 25 (6.43%) Senior Developer
11 24 (6.17%) Azure Engineer
12 19 (4.88%) Azure Architect
13 16 (4.11%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 15 (3.86%) Java Developer
14 15 (3.86%) Senior Software Engineer
15 14 (3.60%) Cloud Engineer
15 14 (3.60%) Full Stack Developer
16 12 (3.08%) PHP Developer
16 12 (3.08%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (19.28%) Node.js
2 50 (12.85%) AngularJS
2 50 (12.85%) Vue.js
3 46 (11.83%) React
4 25 (6.43%) Web Services
5 23 (5.91%) .NET
6 22 (5.66%) Kafka
7 17 (4.37%) CSS
8 16 (4.11%) RabbitMQ
9 14 (3.60%) GraphQL
9 14 (3.60%) HTML
9 14 (3.60%) REST
10 13 (3.34%) RESTful
10 13 (3.34%) Spring Boot
11 12 (3.08%) OpenJDK
12 10 (2.57%) Elastic Stack
12 10 (2.57%) Jest
12 10 (2.57%) jQuery
12 10 (2.57%) Spring
13 9 (2.31%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.46%) Hybrid Cloud
2 22 (5.66%) Public Cloud
3 13 (3.34%) Cloud Native
4 12 (3.08%) e-Learning
5 10 (2.57%) Linux Command Line
6 9 (2.31%) Blog
6 9 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (2.06%) Enterprise Cloud
8 7 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (1.80%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.54%) User Experience
10 4 (1.03%) iPad
11 3 (0.77%) Clustering
11 3 (0.77%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.51%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.26%) FMCG
13 1 (0.26%) Life Science
13 1 (0.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 143 (36.76%) Linux
2 34 (8.74%) Windows
3 31 (7.97%) Unix
4 16 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (3.34%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.54%) CentOS
7 5 (1.29%) Android
7 5 (1.29%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.03%) Alpine Linux
8 4 (1.03%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (69.41%) DevOps
2 204 (52.44%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (32.90%) Software Engineering
4 74 (19.02%) Continuous Integration
5 72 (18.51%) Infrastructure as Code
5 72 (18.51%) TDD
6 47 (12.08%) Deployment Automation
7 45 (11.57%) Scrum
8 44 (11.31%) Migration
9 43 (11.05%) Microservices
10 41 (10.54%) Configuration Management
11 39 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
12 38 (9.77%) Mentoring
13 36 (9.25%) Coaching
13 36 (9.25%) Continuous Delivery
13 36 (9.25%) OOP
14 32 (8.23%) E-Commerce
15 29 (7.46%) Fintech
15 29 (7.46%) OO
15 29 (7.46%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 120 (30.85%) JavaScript
2 118 (30.33%) Python
3 78 (20.05%) Java
4 74 (19.02%) Go
5 62 (15.94%) C#
6 53 (13.62%) Bash Shell
7 51 (13.11%) Ruby
8 45 (11.57%) SQL
9 37 (9.51%) PowerShell
9 37 (9.51%) Scala
10 36 (9.25%) TypeScript
11 31 (7.97%) Kotlin
12 29 (7.46%) C++
13 19 (4.88%) PHP
14 18 (4.63%) ES6
15 15 (3.86%) Groovy
16 7 (1.80%) Perl
17 5 (1.29%) Rust
18 4 (1.03%) T-SQL
19 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 57 (14.65%) Security Cleared
2 54 (13.88%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.86%) AWS Certification
4 8 (2.06%) RHCE
5 7 (1.80%) Degree
6 6 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.29%) OCP
7 5 (1.29%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.51%) CCIE
9 2 (0.51%) CCNA
9 2 (0.51%) CCNP
9 2 (0.51%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.51%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.26%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.26%) CCSP
10 1 (0.26%) CISSP
10 1 (0.26%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.26%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.57%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.06%) GDPR
3 8 (2.06%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.54%) QA
5 3 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 280 (71.98%) Docker
2 23 (5.91%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 249 (64.01%) Terraform
2 87 (22.37%) Opscode Chef
3 76 (19.54%) Ansible
4 75 (19.28%) Puppet
5 30 (7.71%) Packer
6 24 (6.17%) Istio
7 20 (5.14%) Grafana
7 20 (5.14%) Prometheus
8 15 (3.86%) Consul
9 12 (3.08%) Docker Swarm
10 10 (2.57%) Nagios
11 9 (2.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 9 (2.31%) SCCM
11 9 (2.31%) SCOM
12 8 (2.06%) Graphite
13 7 (1.80%) CFEngine
14 6 (1.54%) Opsview
15 5 (1.29%) Salt
16 4 (1.03%) Rancher
17 3 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 33 (8.48%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.40%) Google
3 12 (3.08%) Aquila
3 12 (3.08%) Oracle
4 11 (2.83%) SAP
5 10 (2.57%) SaltStack
6 9 (2.31%) IBM
6 9 (2.31%) VMware
7 7 (1.80%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.54%) Splunk
9 5 (1.29%) New Relic
10 3 (0.77%) Zend
11 2 (0.51%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.51%) Cloudera
11 2 (0.51%) Hortonworks
11 2 (0.51%) PayPal
12 1 (0.26%) Cisco
12 1 (0.26%) Dynatrace
12 1 (0.26%) Juniper