Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 40 109 158
Rank change year-on-year +69 +49 +63
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 303 235 215
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 6.24% 2.66% 2.02%
As % of the Systems Management category 41.51% 25.94% 22.21%
Number of salaries quoted 343 213 168
Median annual salary £58,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.74% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,955 £38,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,250 £80,000
England median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -3.57% +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 730 906 968
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.03% 10.26% 9.11%
Number of salaries quoted 622 714 806
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.53%
10th Percentile £36,250 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,400 £72,660 £72,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +5.02%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +58 255 £60,000 +9.09% 103
Cheshire +47 24 £57,500 +9.52% 9
Merseyside +29 12 £45,000 -30.77% 7
Lancashire +6 9 £42,500 -36.30% 5
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 230 (75.91%) Docker
2 214 (70.63%) DevOps
3 166 (54.79%) AWS
4 165 (54.46%) Terraform
5 157 (51.82%) Agile Software Development
6 116 (38.28%) Azure
7 105 (34.65%) Linux
8 96 (31.68%) Python
9 83 (27.39%) Software Engineering
10 81 (26.73%) JavaScript
11 77 (25.41%) Opscode Chef
12 70 (23.10%) Continuous Integration
13 64 (21.12%) Jenkins
13 64 (21.12%) Infrastructure as Code
14 62 (20.46%) Puppet
15 61 (20.13%) SQL
16 59 (19.47%) Go
17 56 (18.48%) Ansible
18 54 (17.82%) GCP
18 54 (17.82%) Node.js
19 52 (17.16%) Bash Shell
19 52 (17.16%) Java
20 50 (16.50%) Microservices
21 49 (16.17%) AWS CloudFormation
22 48 (15.84%) Finance
22 48 (15.84%) TDD
23 46 (15.18%) C#
24 41 (13.53%) Git (software)
25 40 (13.20%) Deployment Automation
26 39 (12.87%) Problem-Solving

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 16 (5.28%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (3.63%) Confluence
3 9 (2.97%) Apache
4 8 (2.64%) IIS
5 6 (1.98%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.32%) nginx
6 4 (1.32%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.66%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.66%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.33%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.33%) JBoss
8 1 (0.33%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (2.31%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 166 (54.79%) AWS
2 116 (38.28%) Azure
3 54 (17.82%) GCP
4 49 (16.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 33 (10.89%) Serverless
6 22 (7.26%) SaaS
7 20 (6.60%) Amazon EKS
8 18 (5.94%) Amazon ECS
9 16 (5.28%) AWS Lambda
10 15 (4.95%) PaaS
11 11 (3.63%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (3.63%) GitHub
11 11 (3.63%) IaaS
11 11 (3.63%) Pulumi
12 8 (2.64%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (2.31%) AWS CodePipeline
14 5 (1.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (1.32%) Logic Apps
15 4 (1.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.96%) DNS
2 10 (3.30%) DHCP
2 10 (3.30%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.64%) HTTP
4 6 (1.98%) Network Security
5 4 (1.32%) FTP
5 4 (1.32%) IPsec
5 4 (1.32%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.99%) Firewall
6 3 (0.99%) Internet
6 3 (0.99%) VPN
7 2 (0.66%) VLAN
8 1 (0.33%) LAN
8 1 (0.33%) SAN
8 1 (0.33%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.56%) MySQL
2 25 (8.25%) SQL Server
3 22 (7.26%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (4.62%) MongoDB
4 14 (4.62%) NoSQL
5 8 (2.64%) Redis
6 7 (2.31%) Amazon Redshift
7 5 (1.65%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (1.65%) Neo4j
8 4 (1.32%) Cosmos DB
8 4 (1.32%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.66%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.66%) BigQuery
10 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.33%) Amazon Aurora
11 1 (0.33%) Big Data
11 1 (0.33%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 64 (21.12%) Jenkins
2 41 (13.53%) Git (software)
3 21 (6.93%) GitLab
4 16 (5.28%) Vagrant
5 15 (4.95%) JIRA
6 14 (4.62%) Gradle
6 14 (4.62%) TeamCity
7 13 (4.29%) Cucumber
8 12 (3.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (3.96%) IntelliJ
9 8 (2.64%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (2.64%) SonarQube
10 7 (2.31%) Jasmine
10 7 (2.31%) Postman
11 5 (1.65%) Storybook
12 4 (1.32%) CircleCI
12 4 (1.32%) Fiddler
12 4 (1.32%) Hudson
13 1 (0.33%) AccuRev
13 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 48 (15.84%) Finance
2 17 (5.61%) Law
3 16 (5.28%) Games
3 16 (5.28%) Marketing
4 14 (4.62%) Public Sector
5 12 (3.96%) Retail
6 9 (2.97%) Electronics
6 9 (2.97%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.97%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.99%) Banking
7 3 (0.99%) Legal
8 2 (0.66%) Advertising
8 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.33%) Automotive
9 1 (0.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 123 (40.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 78 (25.74%) Developer
3 61 (20.13%) AWS Engineer
4 53 (17.49%) AWS DevOps
4 53 (17.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 41 (13.53%) Software Engineer
6 22 (7.26%) Senior DevOps
6 22 (7.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 20 (6.60%) Azure Engineer
8 19 (6.27%) Senior Developer
9 18 (5.94%) Java Developer
10 16 (5.28%) Software Developer
11 14 (4.62%) Platform Engineer
11 14 (4.62%) Senior Software Engineer
12 13 (4.29%) .NET Developer
12 13 (4.29%) Linux Engineer
13 12 (3.96%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 12 (3.96%) Cloud Engineer
14 11 (3.63%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 10 (3.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (17.82%) Node.js
2 37 (12.21%) React
3 32 (10.56%) .NET
4 29 (9.57%) AngularJS
5 23 (7.59%) Vue.js
6 18 (5.94%) RESTful
7 17 (5.61%) RabbitMQ
7 17 (5.61%) Web Services
8 16 (5.28%) CSS
9 15 (4.95%) .NET Core
10 13 (4.29%) HTML
11 12 (3.96%) OpenJDK
12 11 (3.63%) REST
13 10 (3.30%) Jest
13 10 (3.30%) Kafka
14 9 (2.97%) GraphQL
15 8 (2.64%) Elastic Stack
16 7 (2.31%) Dropwizard
16 7 (2.31%) JSON
16 7 (2.31%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.28%) Public Cloud
2 12 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.96%) e-Learning
2 12 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (3.96%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (3.63%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.30%) Enterprise Cloud
4 10 (3.30%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (2.97%) User Experience
6 7 (2.31%) Blog
7 6 (1.98%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.65%) Cloud Native
9 4 (1.32%) Clustering
9 4 (1.32%) NHS
9 4 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.99%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.99%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.66%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.33%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 105 (34.65%) Linux
2 38 (12.54%) Windows
3 21 (6.93%) Unix
4 19 (6.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (5.61%) Windows Server
6 12 (3.96%) CentOS
7 7 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.98%) Android
8 6 (1.98%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.98%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.66%) Fedora
10 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (70.63%) DevOps
2 157 (51.82%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (27.39%) Software Engineering
4 70 (23.10%) Continuous Integration
5 64 (21.12%) Infrastructure as Code
6 50 (16.50%) Microservices
7 48 (15.84%) TDD
8 40 (13.20%) Deployment Automation
9 39 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
10 36 (11.88%) Configuration Management
11 35 (11.55%) Migration
12 34 (11.22%) Scrum
13 28 (9.24%) Pair Programming
14 27 (8.91%) E-Commerce
15 23 (7.59%) Continuous Delivery
15 23 (7.59%) Open Source
16 21 (6.93%) Fintech
17 20 (6.60%) Mentoring
18 19 (6.27%) Analytics
18 19 (6.27%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 96 (31.68%) Python
2 81 (26.73%) JavaScript
3 61 (20.13%) SQL
4 59 (19.47%) Go
5 52 (17.16%) Bash Shell
5 52 (17.16%) Java
6 46 (15.18%) C#
7 37 (12.21%) Ruby
8 32 (10.56%) TypeScript
9 28 (9.24%) PowerShell
10 16 (5.28%) Scala
11 15 (4.95%) ES6
12 14 (4.62%) Groovy
12 14 (4.62%) PHP
13 13 (4.29%) C++
14 12 (3.96%) Kotlin
15 8 (2.64%) Perl
16 3 (0.99%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.99%) VB
17 2 (0.66%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (4.95%) AWS Certification
2 13 (4.29%) Degree
3 12 (3.96%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.30%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.31%) RHCE
6 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.66%) CCIE
7 2 (0.66%) CCNA
7 2 (0.66%) CCNP
7 2 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.64%) GDPR
3 7 (2.31%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.98%) QA
5 5 (1.65%) SLA
6 4 (1.32%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 230 (75.91%) Docker
2 18 (5.94%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.65%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.99%) vSphere
5 3 (0.99%) zsh
6 2 (0.66%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 165 (54.46%) Terraform
2 77 (25.41%) Opscode Chef
3 62 (20.46%) Puppet
4 56 (18.48%) Ansible
5 20 (6.60%) Packer
6 10 (3.30%) Prometheus
7 9 (2.97%) Grafana
8 6 (1.98%) Rancher
9 5 (1.65%) Consul
9 5 (1.65%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (1.65%) Nagios
10 4 (1.32%) CA Single Sign-On
10 4 (1.32%) CFEngine
10 4 (1.32%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.33%) Graphite
11 1 (0.33%) Icinga
11 1 (0.33%) Kibana
11 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.33%) Salt
11 1 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 25 (8.25%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.93%) VMware
3 13 (4.29%) Oracle
3 13 (4.29%) Splunk
4 12 (3.96%) Aquila
5 11 (3.63%) Google
6 10 (3.30%) SaltStack
7 9 (2.97%) New Relic
8 8 (2.64%) SAP
9 6 (1.98%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.66%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.66%) Cisco
10 2 (0.66%) Rackspace
10 2 (0.66%) Zend
11 1 (0.33%) Dell
11 1 (0.33%) IBM
11 1 (0.33%) MEDITECH
11 1 (0.33%) TOWER Software