Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Kubernetes (K8s)
England > North West
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 221 360
Rank change year-on-year +63 +139 +9
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 226 157 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.00% 1.19% 0.024%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.50% 15.29% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 164 105 3
North West median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.95% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,750 £33,000 £46,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £81,000
England median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +3.85% -3.70% -10.00%

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 1,051 1,027 897
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.31% 7.81% 7.20%
Number of salaries quoted 873 794 703
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £55,905 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +1.65% +5.77% +4.00%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Kubernetes in the North West.

Salary trend for Kubernetes in the North West

Kubernetes
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in the North West over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018. 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 +33 182 £51,500 -1.90% 37
Cheshire +38 23 £54,175 +0.79% 5
Lancashire - 17 £48,750 - 14
Merseyside +9 3 £63,750 -32.89% 2
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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.

1 207 (91.59%) Docker
2 189 (83.63%) Amazon AWS
3 168 (74.34%) DevOps
4 147 (65.04%) Python
5 142 (62.83%) Linux
6 141 (62.39%) Microsoft Azure
7 121 (53.54%) Jenkins
8 119 (52.65%) Ansible
9 103 (45.58%) Google Cloud Platform
10 102 (45.13%) Opscode Chef
11 100 (44.25%) Agile Software Development
12 97 (42.92%) Configuration Management
13 96 (42.48%) Puppet
13 96 (42.48%) Continuous Integration
14 84 (37.17%) Terraform
15 76 (33.63%) Ruby
16 73 (32.30%) Go
17 63 (27.88%) Software Engineering
18 60 (26.55%) Java
19 51 (22.57%) Microservices
20 48 (21.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
21 44 (19.47%) Google
21 44 (19.47%) Bash Shell
22 42 (18.58%) Open Source
23 40 (17.70%) TeamCity
24 39 (17.26%) Graphite
25 37 (16.37%) Grafana
26 36 (15.93%) Packer
26 36 (15.93%) Windows
27 35 (15.49%) 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 14 (6.19%) Apache Spark
1 14 (6.19%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (3.54%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.21%) Confluence
3 5 (2.21%) JBoss
4 4 (1.77%) Apache
5 3 (1.33%) WildFly
6 2 (0.88%) Jetty
6 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.88%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.44%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.44%) CMS
7 1 (0.44%) nginx
7 1 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.44%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 189 (83.63%) Amazon AWS
2 141 (62.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 103 (45.58%) Google Cloud Platform
4 32 (14.16%) OpenShift
5 27 (11.95%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (10.62%) SaaS
7 19 (8.41%) IaaS
8 16 (7.08%) IBM Cloud
8 16 (7.08%) PaaS
9 8 (3.54%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (3.54%) GitHub
9 8 (3.54%) Serverless
10 7 (3.10%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (3.10%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (2.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 6 (2.65%) Amazon Kinesis
11 6 (2.65%) Amazon S3
12 4 (1.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.29%) Firewall
2 18 (7.96%) VPN
3 5 (2.21%) PPP
4 2 (0.88%) DHCP
4 2 (0.88%) DNS
5 1 (0.44%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (0.44%) BGP
5 1 (0.44%) OSPF
5 1 (0.44%) SAN
5 1 (0.44%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.62%) MySQL
2 23 (10.18%) Big Data
3 18 (7.96%) NoSQL
4 11 (4.87%) Hadoop
5 8 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 6 (2.65%) Amazon Aurora
8 5 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.77%) Couchbase
9 4 (1.77%) GIS
9 4 (1.77%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.77%) SQL Server
10 3 (1.33%) HBase
10 3 (1.33%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.88%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.88%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.44%) CockroachDB
12 1 (0.44%) InfluxDB
12 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 121 (53.54%) Jenkins
2 48 (21.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 40 (17.70%) TeamCity
4 34 (15.04%) Git (software)
5 21 (9.29%) Vagrant
6 18 (7.96%) Travis CI
7 17 (7.52%) Hudson
8 15 (6.64%) JIRA
8 15 (6.64%) Selenium
9 13 (5.75%) Octopus Deploy
10 12 (5.31%) Gradle
10 12 (5.31%) Subversion
11 10 (4.42%) Maven
12 8 (3.54%) CircleCI
12 8 (3.54%) Codeship
12 8 (3.54%) Cucumber
12 8 (3.54%) GitLab
12 8 (3.54%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (3.54%) SpecFlow
13 4 (1.77%) Serilog
General
1 35 (15.49%) Finance
2 29 (12.83%) Marketing
3 23 (10.18%) Electronics
3 23 (10.18%) Telecoms
4 22 (9.73%) Manufacturing
5 19 (8.41%) Retail
6 14 (6.19%) Law
7 9 (3.98%) Banking
7 9 (3.98%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 97 (42.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 35 (15.49%) Senior DevOps
2 35 (15.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 30 (13.27%) Developer
4 26 (11.50%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 25 (11.06%) Software Engineer
6 23 (10.18%) AWS Engineer
7 22 (9.73%) Linux Engineer
8 21 (9.29%) AWS DevOps
9 20 (8.85%) Platform Engineer
10 17 (7.52%) Cloud Engineer
11 15 (6.64%) Trainer
12 11 (4.87%) .NET Developer
12 11 (4.87%) Architect
12 11 (4.87%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 11 (4.87%) C# Developer
12 11 (4.87%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 11 (4.87%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 10 (4.42%) Java Software Engineer
13 10 (4.42%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (14.60%) Elastic Stack
2 22 (9.73%) HTML
3 19 (8.41%) Web Services
4 18 (7.96%) AngularJS
4 18 (7.96%) React
5 17 (7.52%) .NET
5 17 (7.52%) CSS
5 17 (7.52%) Sensu
6 14 (6.19%) REST
6 14 (6.19%) RESTful
7 11 (4.87%) HTML5
8 10 (4.42%) .NET Core
8 10 (4.42%) CSS3
9 9 (3.98%) Node.js
10 8 (3.54%) SignalR
10 8 (3.54%) Spring
11 7 (3.10%) ASP.NET
11 7 (3.10%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (3.10%) Kafka
11 7 (3.10%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (12.39%) Public Cloud
3 17 (7.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 13 (5.75%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (3.54%) Blog
6 6 (2.65%) NHS
7 5 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.77%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.33%) User Experience
10 2 (0.88%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.44%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.44%) EPoS
11 1 (0.44%) Fintech
11 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.44%) PKI
11 1 (0.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 142 (62.83%) Linux
2 36 (15.93%) Windows
3 22 (9.73%) CentOS
4 21 (9.29%) Ubuntu
5 11 (4.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (4.42%) Unix
7 3 (1.33%) Amazon Linux
7 3 (1.33%) Debian
8 2 (0.88%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.44%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (74.34%) DevOps
2 100 (44.25%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (42.92%) Configuration Management
4 96 (42.48%) Continuous Integration
5 63 (27.88%) Software Engineering
6 51 (22.57%) Microservices
7 42 (18.58%) Open Source
8 30 (13.27%) Load Balancing
9 28 (12.39%) Mentoring
10 27 (11.95%) IT Strategy
10 27 (11.95%) Test Automation
11 25 (11.06%) Continuous Delivery
12 24 (10.62%) Continuous Deployment
13 23 (10.18%) Business Intelligence
14 22 (9.73%) Digital Marketing
14 22 (9.73%) High Availability
14 22 (9.73%) Programme Management
14 22 (9.73%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
15 20 (8.85%) TDD
15 20 (8.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 147 (65.04%) Python
2 76 (33.63%) Ruby
3 73 (32.30%) Go
4 60 (26.55%) Java
5 44 (19.47%) Bash Shell
6 34 (15.04%) Perl
7 30 (13.27%) SQL
8 23 (10.18%) JavaScript
9 13 (5.75%) C#
9 13 (5.75%) PowerShell
10 11 (4.87%) Groovy
11 9 (3.98%) Scala
12 8 (3.54%) PHP
13 5 (2.21%) Java 8
13 5 (2.21%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.77%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.44%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (7.52%) Degree
2 9 (3.98%) AWS Certification
2 9 (3.98%) RHCE
2 9 (3.98%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (12.83%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 207 (91.59%) Docker
2 5 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.77%) HDFS
4 2 (0.88%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.88%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.44%) iptables
5 1 (0.44%) KVM
5 1 (0.44%) pfSense
5 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.44%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 119 (52.65%) Ansible
2 102 (45.13%) Opscode Chef
3 96 (42.48%) Puppet
4 84 (37.17%) Terraform
5 39 (17.26%) Graphite
6 37 (16.37%) Grafana
7 36 (15.93%) Packer
8 30 (13.27%) Prometheus
9 26 (11.50%) Consul
9 26 (11.50%) Docker Swarm
10 17 (7.52%) Nagios
10 17 (7.52%) Opsview
10 17 (7.52%) Salt
10 17 (7.52%) ZABBIX
11 9 (3.98%) Kibana
12 8 (3.54%) CFEngine
13 4 (1.77%) Istio
14 2 (0.88%) Rancher
15 1 (0.44%) HAProxy
15 1 (0.44%) Mesos
Vendors
1 44 (19.47%) Google
2 22 (9.73%) SAP
3 20 (8.85%) Red Hat
4 16 (7.08%) Microsoft
5 10 (4.42%) Atlassian
6 9 (3.98%) Intapp
7 5 (2.21%) VMware
8 4 (1.77%) Splunk
9 3 (1.33%) SaltStack
10 2 (0.88%) Cisco
11 1 (0.44%) IBM
11 1 (0.44%) Oracle
11 1 (0.44%) Polycom
11 1 (0.44%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.44%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.44%) Zend