Period
to 5 April 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 5 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > North West
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 145 180
Rank change year-on-year +81 +35 +164
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 327 232 218
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 4.07% 2.27% 1.67%
As % of the Systems Management category 35.24% 22.70% 19.31%
Number of salaries quoted 276 169 171
Median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £41,200 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,027 £80,000 £81,250
England median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -3.70%

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 928 1,022 1,129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.56% 10.02% 8.67%
Number of salaries quoted 702 778 892
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +9.47% +11.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,775 £27,050
90th Percentile £74,000 £75,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%

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 5 April 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 5 April 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 +65 267 £56,096 -6.51% 65
Cheshire +34 29 £52,500 -12.50% 5
Lancashire +23 23 £66,715 +11.19% 3
Merseyside -6 7 £65,000 +30.00% 3
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 5 April 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.

1 237 (72.48%) Docker
1 237 (72.48%) DevOps
2 176 (53.82%) Azure
2 176 (53.82%) AWS
3 155 (47.40%) Agile Software Development
4 121 (37.00%) Linux
5 112 (34.25%) Python
6 110 (33.64%) Terraform
7 87 (26.61%) Ansible
7 87 (26.61%) JavaScript
8 84 (25.69%) Software Engineering
9 75 (22.94%) Jenkins
10 72 (22.02%) Git (software)
11 68 (20.80%) Microservices
12 67 (20.49%) Java
12 67 (20.49%) C#
13 64 (19.57%) GCP
14 59 (18.04%) Puppet
15 55 (16.82%) .NET
15 55 (16.82%) Configuration Management
16 54 (16.51%) SQL
17 52 (15.90%) TDD
18 50 (15.29%) JIRA
19 49 (14.98%) Opscode Chef
20 48 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
21 47 (14.37%) NoSQL
22 44 (13.46%) Go
22 44 (13.46%) Mentoring
23 43 (13.15%) Coaching
24 41 (12.54%) Site Reliability Engineering

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 (7.03%) Confluence
2 20 (6.12%) OpenStack
3 18 (5.50%) Apache
4 15 (4.59%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (3.98%) Apache Spark
6 9 (2.75%) nginx
7 7 (2.14%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.22%) CMS
9 3 (0.92%) JBoss
9 3 (0.92%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.61%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.31%) Luigi
Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 176 (53.82%) AWS
1 176 (53.82%) Azure
2 64 (19.57%) GCP
3 26 (7.95%) SaaS
4 23 (7.03%) GitHub
5 22 (6.73%) Serverless
6 21 (6.42%) AWS CloudFormation
7 20 (6.12%) IaaS
8 19 (5.81%) AWS Lambda
9 16 (4.89%) OpenShift
9 16 (4.89%) PaaS
10 12 (3.67%) Slack
11 10 (3.06%) Amazon ECS
11 10 (3.06%) IBM Cloud
12 9 (2.75%) Office 365
13 7 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (2.14%) Amazon S3
14 6 (1.83%) AWS CodeCommit
14 6 (1.83%) Power Platform
15 5 (1.53%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.06%) Firewall
2 9 (2.75%) DNS
2 9 (2.75%) VPN
3 7 (2.14%) Software-Defined Networking
3 7 (2.14%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.14%) WAN
4 6 (1.83%) LAN
5 3 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (0.92%) IP Telephony
5 3 (0.92%) Network Security
5 3 (0.92%) VoIP
6 2 (0.61%) BGP
6 2 (0.61%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.61%) OSPF
6 2 (0.61%) SAN
6 2 (0.61%) VXLAN
6 2 (0.61%) Wireless
7 1 (0.31%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (14.37%) NoSQL
2 29 (8.87%) SQL Server
3 24 (7.34%) MongoDB
4 23 (7.03%) MySQL
5 17 (5.20%) Relational Database
6 15 (4.59%) Neo4j
7 13 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (3.36%) Oracle Database
8 11 (3.36%) Redis
9 10 (3.06%) Big Data
10 8 (2.45%) Amazon Redshift
11 6 (1.83%) GIS
11 6 (1.83%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.83%) Power BI
12 5 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (1.53%) Cosmos DB
13 4 (1.22%) Amazon Athena
13 4 (1.22%) BigQuery
14 3 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 75 (22.94%) Jenkins
2 72 (22.02%) Git (software)
3 50 (15.29%) JIRA
4 32 (9.79%) GitLab
5 23 (7.03%) Maven
6 21 (6.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 17 (5.20%) Sonatype Nexus
8 16 (4.89%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (3.67%) Selenium
10 11 (3.36%) JUnit
10 11 (3.36%) SoapUI
10 11 (3.36%) SonarQube
11 10 (3.06%) TeamCity
12 9 (2.75%) Cucumber
12 9 (2.75%) Protractor
12 9 (2.75%) WebDriver
12 9 (2.75%) Zephyr
13 7 (2.14%) Robot Framework
13 7 (2.14%) Subversion
13 7 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 28 (8.56%) Finance
2 23 (7.03%) Banking
3 17 (5.20%) Retail
4 14 (4.28%) Law
5 10 (3.06%) Public Sector
6 7 (2.14%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.53%) Legal
8 4 (1.22%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.22%) Marketing
9 3 (0.92%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.61%) Automotive
10 2 (0.61%) Games
11 1 (0.31%) Electronics
11 1 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 93 (28.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 80 (24.46%) Developer
3 35 (10.70%) Site Reliability Engineer
4 31 (9.48%) Cloud Engineer
5 29 (8.87%) Site Engineer
6 28 (8.56%) Senior Developer
7 24 (7.34%) Platform Engineer
8 22 (6.73%) .NET Developer
9 21 (6.42%) Software Engineer
10 19 (5.81%) AWS Engineer
11 18 (5.50%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 18 (5.50%) Software Developer
12 16 (4.89%) Java Engineer
13 12 (3.67%) Azure Engineer
14 10 (3.06%) C# Developer
14 10 (3.06%) Senior .NET Developer
15 9 (2.75%) PHP Developer
15 9 (2.75%) Senior DevOps
15 9 (2.75%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 8 (2.45%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (16.82%) .NET
2 40 (12.23%) Web Services
3 37 (11.31%) .NET Core
4 35 (10.70%) HTML
5 34 (10.40%) Node.js
6 28 (8.56%) REST
7 25 (7.65%) React
7 25 (7.65%) Spring
8 23 (7.03%) Redux
9 22 (6.73%) AngularJS
10 21 (6.42%) CSS
11 19 (5.81%) HTML5
12 16 (4.89%) ASP.NET
13 15 (4.59%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (4.59%) GraphQL
14 14 (4.28%) Hibernate
14 14 (4.28%) Java EE
15 13 (3.98%) Spring Boot
16 11 (3.36%) SOAP
16 11 (3.36%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.31%) Greenfield Project
2 29 (8.87%) Hybrid Cloud
3 13 (3.98%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.67%) Algorithms
4 12 (3.67%) Mobile App
5 11 (3.36%) IVR
5 11 (3.36%) User Experience
6 10 (3.06%) Blog
7 7 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.14%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.83%) Cloud Native
8 6 (1.83%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.83%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.53%) Acoustics
10 4 (1.22%) Derivative
10 4 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.61%) Clustering
12 2 (0.61%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 121 (37.00%) Linux
2 23 (7.03%) Unix
3 20 (6.12%) Windows
4 13 (3.98%) CentOS
5 10 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.83%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (1.53%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.22%) VMS
10 2 (0.61%) AIX
10 2 (0.61%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.61%) Debian
10 2 (0.61%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (72.48%) DevOps
2 155 (47.40%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (25.69%) Software Engineering
4 68 (20.80%) Microservices
5 55 (16.82%) Configuration Management
6 52 (15.90%) TDD
7 48 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (13.46%) Mentoring
9 43 (13.15%) Coaching
10 41 (12.54%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 39 (11.93%) Infrastructure as Code
12 31 (9.48%) ITIL
13 30 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
14 28 (8.56%) Systems Engineering
15 26 (7.95%) BDD
15 26 (7.95%) E-Commerce
15 26 (7.95%) Migration
16 25 (7.65%) OO
16 25 (7.65%) Open Source
17 24 (7.34%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 112 (34.25%) Python
2 87 (26.61%) JavaScript
3 67 (20.49%) C#
3 67 (20.49%) Java
4 54 (16.51%) SQL
5 44 (13.46%) Go
6 33 (10.09%) Bash Shell
7 28 (8.56%) Ruby
8 23 (7.03%) PowerShell
9 20 (6.12%) TypeScript
10 19 (5.81%) Scala
11 17 (5.20%) PHP
12 15 (4.59%) C++
13 11 (3.36%) C
14 10 (3.06%) Java 8
15 9 (2.75%) Groovy
16 8 (2.45%) Kotlin
16 8 (2.45%) Shell Script
17 6 (1.83%) VB.NET
17 6 (1.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (5.50%) Degree
2 13 (3.98%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.67%) DV Cleared
4 11 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.75%) CCNA
5 9 (2.75%) CCNP
6 8 (2.45%) CCIE
6 8 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.53%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (1.22%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (0.92%) CCDP
11 2 (0.61%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.61%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.31%) MCP
12 1 (0.31%) MCSE
12 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.06%) QA
2 7 (2.14%) GDPR
3 2 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 237 (72.48%) Docker
2 20 (6.12%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (3.06%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.83%) vSphere
6 5 (1.53%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.31%) zsh
Systems Management
1 110 (33.64%) Terraform
2 87 (26.61%) Ansible
3 59 (18.04%) Puppet
4 49 (14.98%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (5.50%) Docker Swarm
6 13 (3.98%) Grafana
7 12 (3.67%) Prometheus
8 11 (3.36%) Kibana
9 8 (2.45%) Packer
10 6 (1.83%) Istio
11 3 (0.92%) Consul
11 3 (0.92%) Nagios
12 2 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.61%) Graphite
12 2 (0.61%) Scalr
12 2 (0.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (8.87%) VMware
2 28 (8.56%) Google
3 25 (7.65%) Oracle
4 24 (7.34%) Atlassian
5 22 (6.73%) Dynatrace
5 22 (6.73%) ServiceNow
6 16 (4.89%) Microsoft
7 11 (3.36%) IBM
7 11 (3.36%) Veracode
8 10 (3.06%) Cisco
9 9 (2.75%) Red Hat
10 7 (2.14%) SaltStack
10 7 (2.14%) Xamarin
11 6 (1.83%) CA
11 6 (1.83%) CA Agile Central
11 6 (1.83%) Micro Focus
11 6 (1.83%) Parasoft
12 5 (1.53%) Cloudera
12 5 (1.53%) Hortonworks
12 5 (1.53%) New Relic