Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Kubernetes (K8s)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 299 334
Rank change year-on-year +138 +35 +25
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 232 77 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.91% 0.59% 0.069%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.75% 7.63% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 186 54 2
North West median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.53% -29.63%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,000 £40,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £54,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57% -

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 1,118 1,009 776
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.23% 7.70% 6.70%
Number of salaries quoted 938 833 621
North West median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,275 £26,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +111 160 £52,500 - 28
Cheshire +35 53 £52,500 -4.55% 11
Merseyside - 9 £57,500 - 2
Lancashire - 5 £37,500 - 2
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 210 (90.52%) Docker
2 160 (68.97%) Amazon AWS
3 150 (64.66%) DevOps
4 126 (54.31%) Python
5 123 (53.02%) Linux
6 121 (52.16%) Continuous Integration
6 121 (52.16%) Agile Software Development
7 105 (45.26%) Microsoft Azure
8 100 (43.10%) Jenkins
9 96 (41.38%) Ansible
10 91 (39.22%) Google Cloud Platform
11 82 (35.34%) Java
12 81 (34.91%) Opscode Chef
13 73 (31.47%) Puppet
13 73 (31.47%) Terraform
14 72 (31.03%) Software Engineering
15 67 (28.88%) Ruby
16 64 (27.59%) Configuration Management
16 64 (27.59%) Finance
17 62 (26.72%) Google
18 56 (24.14%) Microservices
18 56 (24.14%) Go
19 54 (23.28%) Open Source
20 48 (20.69%) GCP
20 48 (20.69%) Windows
21 47 (20.26%) Marketing
22 44 (18.97%) Digital Marketing
22 44 (18.97%) Test Automation
23 43 (18.53%) JavaScript
24 42 (18.10%) Web Services

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 23 (9.91%) Apache Spark
2 15 (6.47%) JBoss
3 10 (4.31%) Confluence
4 9 (3.88%) WebSphere
5 8 (3.45%) nginx
6 7 (3.02%) Apache
6 7 (3.02%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.16%) Jetty
7 5 (2.16%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.43%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.43%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (0.43%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 160 (68.97%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (45.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (39.22%) Google Cloud Platform
4 30 (12.93%) OpenShift
5 24 (10.34%) SaaS
6 18 (7.76%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (3.88%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (3.45%) PaaS
9 7 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (3.02%) Serverless
10 6 (2.59%) Amazon S3
10 6 (2.59%) IaaS
11 5 (2.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 5 (2.16%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (1.29%) npm
12 3 (1.29%) Office 365
13 2 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.43%) AWS OpsWorks
14 1 (0.43%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.60%) TCP/IP
2 12 (5.17%) VPN
3 11 (4.74%) Firewall
4 6 (2.59%) X.509
5 4 (1.72%) PPP
6 1 (0.43%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (0.43%) Internet
6 1 (0.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.50%) Big Data
2 25 (10.78%) Hadoop
3 17 (7.33%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (6.47%) MongoDB
5 13 (5.60%) MySQL
6 11 (4.74%) Couchbase
6 11 (4.74%) SQL Server
7 7 (3.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (2.59%) MariaDB
9 5 (2.16%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.72%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.29%) CouchDB
11 3 (1.29%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
13 1 (0.43%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.43%) HBase
13 1 (0.43%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 100 (43.10%) Jenkins
2 42 (18.10%) Git (software)
3 33 (14.22%) Vagrant
4 28 (12.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 25 (10.78%) JIRA
5 25 (10.78%) TeamCity
6 19 (8.19%) Selenium
7 15 (6.47%) Hudson
8 13 (5.60%) Gradle
9 11 (4.74%) SpecFlow
10 10 (4.31%) Cucumber
10 10 (4.31%) Maven
10 10 (4.31%) Sonatype Nexus
10 10 (4.31%) Travis CI
11 6 (2.59%) Geb
11 6 (2.59%) Subversion
12 5 (2.16%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (1.72%) Serilog
14 3 (1.29%) Bitbucket
14 3 (1.29%) SonarQube
General
1 64 (27.59%) Finance
2 47 (20.26%) Marketing
3 40 (17.24%) Telecoms
4 39 (16.81%) Electronics
4 39 (16.81%) Manufacturing
5 27 (11.64%) Retail
6 17 (7.33%) Law
7 10 (4.31%) Banking
7 10 (4.31%) Investment Banking
8 6 (2.59%) Advertising
9 1 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Games
9 1 (0.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 90 (38.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 45 (19.40%) Developer
3 25 (10.78%) Senior DevOps
3 25 (10.78%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 23 (9.91%) Software Engineer
5 16 (6.90%) C# Developer
5 16 (6.90%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 15 (6.47%) Cloud Engineer
6 15 (6.47%) Java Developer
7 14 (6.03%) .NET Developer
7 14 (6.03%) C# .NET Developer
7 14 (6.03%) Software Developer
8 13 (5.60%) Architect
9 12 (5.17%) AWS DevOps
9 12 (5.17%) Azure Engineer
10 11 (4.74%) Junior
11 10 (4.31%) AWS Engineer
11 10 (4.31%) C# Software Developer
11 10 (4.31%) Software Manager
12 9 (3.88%) Software Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (18.10%) Web Services
2 35 (15.09%) AngularJS
3 32 (13.79%) .NET
4 26 (11.21%) RESTful
5 25 (10.78%) REST
6 24 (10.34%) React
7 20 (8.62%) Spring
8 17 (7.33%) .NET Core
9 16 (6.90%) HTML
10 15 (6.47%) CSS
11 14 (6.03%) Elastic Stack
12 13 (5.60%) Node.js
13 12 (5.17%) ASP.NET
13 12 (5.17%) SOAP
14 11 (4.74%) ASP.NET Core
14 11 (4.74%) SignalR
15 10 (4.31%) HTML5
16 9 (3.88%) Angular 2
16 9 (3.88%) CSS3
16 9 (3.88%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.33%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (7.33%) Public Cloud
3 12 (5.17%) Fintech
3 12 (5.17%) PKI
4 11 (4.74%) Blog
4 11 (4.74%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 9 (3.88%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (3.88%) Virtual Team
7 7 (3.02%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.16%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.72%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (1.29%) Clustering
10 3 (1.29%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.29%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.86%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 123 (53.02%) Linux
2 48 (20.69%) Windows
3 10 (4.31%) CentOS
4 8 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.59%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.72%) Mac OS
6 4 (1.72%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.86%) Unix
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (0.43%) Android
8 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.43%) DC/OS
8 1 (0.43%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (64.66%) DevOps
2 121 (52.16%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (52.16%) Continuous Integration
3 72 (31.03%) Software Engineering
4 64 (27.59%) Configuration Management
5 56 (24.14%) Microservices
6 54 (23.28%) Open Source
7 44 (18.97%) Digital Marketing
7 44 (18.97%) Test Automation
8 41 (17.67%) TDD
9 39 (16.81%) Business Intelligence
9 39 (16.81%) Programme Management
9 39 (16.81%) Scrum
10 31 (13.36%) Continuous Delivery
11 25 (10.78%) Kanban
12 20 (8.62%) BDD
13 19 (8.19%) Continuous Deployment
13 19 (8.19%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 18 (7.76%) Deployment Automation
14 18 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 126 (54.31%) Python
2 82 (35.34%) Java
3 67 (28.88%) Ruby
4 56 (24.14%) Go
5 43 (18.53%) JavaScript
6 41 (17.67%) Bash Shell
7 32 (13.79%) SQL
8 29 (12.50%) C#
9 27 (11.64%) Perl
10 21 (9.05%) PowerShell
10 21 (9.05%) Shell Script
11 14 (6.03%) C++
12 9 (3.88%) Groovy
12 9 (3.88%) Scala
13 8 (3.45%) C
14 7 (3.02%) T-SQL
15 5 (2.16%) Java 8
16 3 (1.29%) Erlang
16 3 (1.29%) PHP
17 2 (0.86%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 17 (7.33%) Degree
2 6 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (2.59%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.16%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.72%) PhD
4 4 (1.72%) RHCE
4 4 (1.72%) RHCSA
5 3 (1.29%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.43%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.43%) MCSE
6 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.43%) RHCA
6 1 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (20.69%) GCP
2 13 (5.60%) QA
3 1 (0.43%) GDPR
3 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 210 (90.52%) Docker
2 6 (2.59%) VirtualBox
2 6 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.43%) HDFS
4 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.43%) KVM
4 1 (0.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 96 (41.38%) Ansible
2 81 (34.91%) Opscode Chef
3 73 (31.47%) Puppet
3 73 (31.47%) Terraform
4 34 (14.66%) Packer
5 24 (10.34%) Docker Swarm
6 21 (9.05%) Consul
7 19 (8.19%) Graphite
7 19 (8.19%) Nagios
8 15 (6.47%) Grafana
8 15 (6.47%) Rancher
8 15 (6.47%) Salt
9 13 (5.60%) Prometheus
10 10 (4.31%) Opsview
10 10 (4.31%) ZABBIX
11 9 (3.88%) Kibana
12 4 (1.72%) Istio
13 3 (1.29%) CFEngine
13 3 (1.29%) Mesos
14 2 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 62 (26.72%) Google
2 39 (16.81%) SAP
3 21 (9.05%) Microsoft
4 12 (5.17%) Red Hat
5 9 (3.88%) Intapp
6 7 (3.02%) Splunk
7 6 (2.59%) SaltStack
7 6 (2.59%) VMware
8 5 (2.16%) Oracle
8 5 (2.16%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.72%) New Relic
10 3 (1.29%) TOWER Software
11 2 (0.86%) IBM
12 1 (0.43%) Cadence
12 1 (0.43%) Cisco
12 1 (0.43%) Citrix
12 1 (0.43%) Cloudera
12 1 (0.43%) Hortonworks
12 1 (0.43%) Polycom