Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Kubernetes (K8s)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 266 351
Rank change year-on-year +110 +85 +16
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 237 100 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.02% 0.78% 0.049%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.57% 9.92% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 180 69 2
North West median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £40,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £76,250 £54,500
England median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% -7.14% -

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 1,099 1,008 846
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.34% 7.89% 6.94%
Number of salaries quoted 933 803 672
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00% -

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +82 182 £50,000 - 44
Cheshire +27 34 £55,000 +2.33% 9
Merseyside - 10 £58,750 -
Lancashire - 9 £37,500 - 3
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 222 (93.67%) Docker
2 183 (77.22%) Amazon AWS
3 162 (68.35%) DevOps
4 145 (61.18%) Python
5 142 (59.92%) Linux
6 132 (55.70%) Microsoft Azure
7 121 (51.05%) Ansible
8 117 (49.37%) Agile Software Development
9 114 (48.10%) Jenkins
10 111 (46.84%) Opscode Chef
11 107 (45.15%) Continuous Integration
12 99 (41.77%) Google Cloud Platform
13 96 (40.51%) Puppet
14 91 (38.40%) Configuration Management
15 87 (36.71%) Terraform
16 83 (35.02%) Ruby
17 73 (30.80%) Software Engineering
18 72 (30.38%) Go
19 66 (27.85%) Java
20 57 (24.05%) Google
21 56 (23.63%) Open Source
22 51 (21.52%) Microservices
23 49 (20.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
24 44 (18.57%) Windows
24 44 (18.57%) Finance
25 41 (17.30%) Test Automation
25 41 (17.30%) Bash Shell
26 40 (16.88%) Graphite
27 39 (16.46%) Marketing
28 38 (16.03%) TeamCity

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 (6.75%) Apache Spark
2 9 (3.80%) Confluence
2 9 (3.80%) JBoss
3 7 (2.95%) nginx
3 7 (2.95%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.53%) Apache
5 5 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.27%) WildFly
7 2 (0.84%) Jetty
7 2 (0.84%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.42%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (0.42%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 183 (77.22%) Amazon AWS
2 132 (55.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 99 (41.77%) Google Cloud Platform
4 32 (13.50%) OpenShift
5 22 (9.28%) SaaS
6 17 (7.17%) AWS CloudFormation
6 17 (7.17%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (6.75%) IBM Cloud
8 10 (4.22%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (3.80%) IaaS
9 9 (3.80%) PaaS
10 7 (2.95%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (1.69%) GitHub
11 4 (1.69%) Serverless
12 3 (1.27%) Office 365
13 2 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.42%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.28%) Firewall
1 22 (9.28%) VPN
2 10 (4.22%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.53%) X.509
4 5 (2.11%) PPP
5 2 (0.84%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (0.42%) Internet
6 1 (0.42%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.39%) Big Data
2 19 (8.02%) MySQL
3 13 (5.49%) Hadoop
3 13 (5.49%) MongoDB
4 12 (5.06%) Couchbase
5 8 (3.38%) NoSQL
5 8 (3.38%) SQL Server
6 7 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.27%) CouchDB
9 3 (1.27%) HBase
9 3 (1.27%) MariaDB
9 3 (1.27%) Neo4j
10 2 (0.84%) GIS
10 2 (0.84%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.42%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.42%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 114 (48.10%) Jenkins
2 49 (20.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 38 (16.03%) TeamCity
4 37 (15.61%) Git (software)
5 33 (13.92%) Vagrant
6 24 (10.13%) JIRA
7 22 (9.28%) Hudson
8 20 (8.44%) Travis CI
9 18 (7.59%) Selenium
10 12 (5.06%) Octopus Deploy
10 12 (5.06%) SpecFlow
11 10 (4.22%) Cucumber
11 10 (4.22%) Gradle
11 10 (4.22%) Sonatype Nexus
11 10 (4.22%) Subversion
12 9 (3.80%) Maven
13 4 (1.69%) GitLab
13 4 (1.69%) JMeter
13 4 (1.69%) Serilog
13 4 (1.69%) SoapUI
General
1 44 (18.57%) Finance
2 39 (16.46%) Marketing
3 33 (13.92%) Telecoms
4 31 (13.08%) Electronics
4 31 (13.08%) Manufacturing
5 23 (9.70%) Retail
6 17 (7.17%) Law
7 12 (5.06%) Banking
7 12 (5.06%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.84%) Advertising
9 1 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Games
9 1 (0.42%) Legal
Job Titles
1 98 (41.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 37 (15.61%) Developer
3 35 (14.77%) Senior DevOps
3 35 (14.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 22 (9.28%) Software Engineer
5 20 (8.44%) Cloud Engineer
6 19 (8.02%) AWS DevOps
7 18 (7.59%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 17 (7.17%) C# Developer
8 17 (7.17%) Platform Engineer
9 15 (6.33%) .NET Developer
9 15 (6.33%) C# .NET Developer
9 15 (6.33%) Software Developer
10 13 (5.49%) Architect
10 13 (5.49%) AWS Engineer
11 11 (4.64%) Systems Engineer
12 10 (4.22%) C# Software Developer
12 10 (4.22%) Junior
13 9 (3.80%) Java Engineer
14 8 (3.38%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.66%) Elastic Stack
2 28 (11.81%) Web Services
3 21 (8.86%) .NET
3 21 (8.86%) HTML
4 19 (8.02%) AngularJS
5 18 (7.59%) .NET Core
5 18 (7.59%) Sensu
6 17 (7.17%) REST
7 16 (6.75%) CSS
7 16 (6.75%) React
8 15 (6.33%) RESTful
9 13 (5.49%) ASP.NET
10 12 (5.06%) ASP.NET Core
10 12 (5.06%) HTML5
10 12 (5.06%) SignalR
11 11 (4.64%) CSS3
12 10 (4.22%) Spring
12 10 (4.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (3.38%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 37 (15.61%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (10.55%) Public Cloud
3 20 (8.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 14 (5.91%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (5.06%) Blog
6 11 (4.64%) PKI
7 8 (3.38%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.69%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.69%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.69%) Enterprise Cloud
9 4 (1.69%) NHS
9 4 (1.69%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.27%) Clustering
10 3 (1.27%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.84%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.84%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.84%) User Experience
12 1 (0.42%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 142 (59.92%) Linux
2 44 (18.57%) Windows
3 16 (6.75%) CentOS
4 13 (5.49%) Ubuntu
5 10 (4.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.27%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.84%) Amazon Linux
7 2 (0.84%) DC/OS
7 2 (0.84%) Debian
7 2 (0.84%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.84%) Unix
8 1 (0.42%) Android
8 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (68.35%) DevOps
2 117 (49.37%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (45.15%) Continuous Integration
4 91 (38.40%) Configuration Management
5 73 (30.80%) Software Engineering
6 56 (23.63%) Open Source
7 51 (21.52%) Microservices
8 41 (17.30%) Test Automation
9 33 (13.92%) Digital Marketing
10 31 (13.08%) Business Intelligence
10 31 (13.08%) Programme Management
11 30 (12.66%) Load Balancing
12 29 (12.24%) TDD
13 26 (10.97%) Continuous Delivery
13 26 (10.97%) Scrum
14 24 (10.13%) High Availability
15 22 (9.28%) Continuous Deployment
15 22 (9.28%) IT Strategy
16 20 (8.44%) BDD
16 20 (8.44%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 145 (61.18%) Python
2 83 (35.02%) Ruby
3 72 (30.38%) Go
4 66 (27.85%) Java
5 41 (17.30%) Bash Shell
6 33 (13.92%) Perl
7 31 (13.08%) SQL
8 27 (11.39%) JavaScript
9 21 (8.86%) C#
10 20 (8.44%) PowerShell
11 13 (5.49%) Groovy
12 11 (4.64%) Shell Script
13 9 (3.80%) Scala
14 8 (3.38%) T-SQL
15 6 (2.53%) Java 8
16 4 (1.69%) PHP
17 3 (1.27%) Erlang
18 2 (0.84%) Haskell
19 1 (0.42%) Objective-C
19 1 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (4.22%) Degree
2 9 (3.80%) RHCE
2 9 (3.80%) RHCSA
3 5 (2.11%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.27%) PhD
5 2 (0.84%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.42%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.42%) MCSE
6 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.42%) RHCA
6 1 (0.42%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.86%) QA
2 1 (0.42%) GDPR
2 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 222 (93.67%) Docker
2 9 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.53%) VirtualBox
4 3 (1.27%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.27%) HDFS
5 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.42%) KVM
5 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.42%) Xen
Systems Management
1 121 (51.05%) Ansible
2 111 (46.84%) Opscode Chef
3 96 (40.51%) Puppet
4 87 (36.71%) Terraform
5 40 (16.88%) Graphite
6 38 (16.03%) Packer
7 33 (13.92%) Docker Swarm
8 29 (12.24%) Grafana
9 28 (11.81%) Consul
10 26 (10.97%) Nagios
11 22 (9.28%) Prometheus
12 20 (8.44%) Opsview
12 20 (8.44%) Salt
12 20 (8.44%) ZABBIX
13 11 (4.64%) Rancher
14 8 (3.38%) Kibana
15 5 (2.11%) CFEngine
16 4 (1.69%) Istio
17 2 (0.84%) Mesos
17 2 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 57 (24.05%) Google
2 31 (13.08%) SAP
3 25 (10.55%) Microsoft
4 20 (8.44%) Red Hat
5 9 (3.80%) Intapp
5 9 (3.80%) VMware
6 5 (2.11%) SolarWinds
6 5 (2.11%) Splunk
7 4 (1.69%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.69%) New Relic
8 3 (1.27%) Oracle
8 3 (1.27%) TOWER Software
9 2 (0.84%) Cisco
9 2 (0.84%) IBM
9 2 (0.84%) Polycom
9 2 (0.84%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.42%) Cadence
10 1 (0.42%) Citrix
10 1 (0.42%) Zend