Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 92 151 207
Rank change year-on-year +59 +56 +155
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 275 226 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.24% 2.18% 1.39%
As % of the Systems Management category 31.14% 22.78% 16.21%
Number of salaries quoted 210 164 129
North West median annual salary £57,105 £56,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.97% +6.67% -10.64%
10th Percentile £39,525 £40,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £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 883 992 1,098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.41% 9.55% 8.58%
Number of salaries quoted 686 803 851
North West median annual salary £50,000 £52,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +11.83% +9.41%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £72,933 £75,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +46 213 £55,000 -4.35% 88
Cheshire +23 26 £52,500 -1.59% 9
Lancashire +8 26 £66,715 +11.19% 7
Merseyside +5 9 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 210 (76.36%) DevOps
2 200 (72.73%) Docker
3 161 (58.55%) AWS
4 149 (54.18%) Azure
5 118 (42.91%) Agile Software Development
6 106 (38.55%) Linux
7 87 (31.64%) Terraform
8 85 (30.91%) JavaScript
9 83 (30.18%) Python
10 73 (26.55%) C#
11 64 (23.27%) .NET
11 64 (23.27%) Ansible
12 63 (22.91%) Software Engineering
13 60 (21.82%) Jenkins
14 56 (20.36%) Microservices
14 56 (20.36%) GCP
15 55 (20.00%) SQL
16 52 (18.91%) Puppet
17 50 (18.18%) Java
17 50 (18.18%) TDD
18 48 (17.45%) Git (software)
19 46 (16.73%) Configuration Management
20 45 (16.36%) HTML
21 44 (16.00%) .NET Core
22 43 (15.64%) Greenfield Project
23 41 (14.91%) Site Reliability Engineering
23 41 (14.91%) NoSQL
24 38 (13.82%) Infrastructure as Code
25 36 (13.09%) Web Services
25 36 (13.09%) JIRA

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 15 (5.45%) Confluence
2 13 (4.73%) Apache
3 9 (3.27%) nginx
4 8 (2.91%) Apache Spark
5 7 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (2.18%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.82%) JBoss
8 4 (1.45%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.09%) CMS
10 2 (0.73%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.73%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.73%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.36%) IIS
11 1 (0.36%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.73%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 161 (58.55%) AWS
2 149 (54.18%) Azure
3 56 (20.36%) GCP
4 21 (7.64%) GitHub
5 17 (6.18%) AWS CloudFormation
6 16 (5.82%) SaaS
6 16 (5.82%) Serverless
7 14 (5.09%) IaaS
8 13 (4.73%) AWS Lambda
9 12 (4.36%) PaaS
10 11 (4.00%) OpenShift
11 8 (2.91%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (2.91%) Amazon ECS
11 8 (2.91%) Amazon S3
12 7 (2.55%) Slack
13 5 (1.82%) AWS CloudTrail
13 5 (1.82%) Office 365
13 5 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (1.45%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.73%) DNS
1 13 (4.73%) TCP/IP
2 12 (4.36%) VPN
3 7 (2.55%) Firewall
4 3 (1.09%) LAN
4 3 (1.09%) Network Security
4 3 (1.09%) Software-Defined Networking
4 3 (1.09%) WAN
5 2 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.73%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.73%) Skype
5 2 (0.73%) Wireless
6 1 (0.36%) BGP
6 1 (0.36%) HTTP
6 1 (0.36%) Internet
6 1 (0.36%) OSPF
6 1 (0.36%) SAN
6 1 (0.36%) VLAN
6 1 (0.36%) VXLAN
6 1 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (14.91%) NoSQL
2 23 (8.36%) MongoDB
3 20 (7.27%) MySQL
4 18 (6.55%) SQL Server
5 14 (5.09%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (3.64%) Redis
6 10 (3.64%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (1.82%) Neo4j
8 4 (1.45%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (1.09%) Big Data
9 3 (1.09%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.09%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.09%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.73%) Amazon QuickSight
10 2 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.36%) CockroachDB
11 1 (0.36%) Cosmos DB
11 1 (0.36%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 60 (21.82%) Jenkins
2 48 (17.45%) Git (software)
3 36 (13.09%) JIRA
4 23 (8.36%) GitLab
5 20 (7.27%) Maven
6 14 (5.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (4.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (4.00%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (3.27%) Selenium
10 8 (2.91%) TeamCity
11 7 (2.55%) Artifactory
11 7 (2.55%) Robot Framework
12 6 (2.18%) Cucumber
12 6 (2.18%) Gatling
12 6 (2.18%) Jasmine
12 6 (2.18%) Mockito
12 6 (2.18%) SoapUI
12 6 (2.18%) The Grinder
12 6 (2.18%) WebDriver
12 6 (2.18%) Zephyr
General
1 27 (9.82%) Finance
2 14 (5.09%) Banking
2 14 (5.09%) Retail
3 10 (3.64%) Law
3 10 (3.64%) Public Sector
4 7 (2.55%) Legal
5 3 (1.09%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.09%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.73%) Automotive
6 2 (0.73%) Marketing
7 1 (0.36%) Electronics
7 1 (0.36%) Games
7 1 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 82 (29.82%) DevOps Engineer
2 73 (26.55%) Developer
3 36 (13.09%) Site Reliability Engineer
4 33 (12.00%) .NET Developer
5 28 (10.18%) Cloud Engineer
5 28 (10.18%) Site Engineer
6 24 (8.73%) Senior Developer
7 22 (8.00%) Software Engineer
8 19 (6.91%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 16 (5.82%) Senior .NET Developer
10 15 (5.45%) Platform Engineer
11 14 (5.09%) AWS Engineer
12 13 (4.73%) Full Stack Developer
12 13 (4.73%) PHP Developer
12 13 (4.73%) Software Developer
13 11 (4.00%) Azure Engineer
13 11 (4.00%) Senior Full Stack Developer
14 10 (3.64%) Senior DevOps
14 10 (3.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 9 (3.27%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (23.27%) .NET
2 45 (16.36%) HTML
3 44 (16.00%) .NET Core
4 36 (13.09%) Web Services
5 29 (10.55%) CSS
6 25 (9.09%) React
7 23 (8.36%) AngularJS
7 23 (8.36%) Node.js
8 22 (8.00%) ASP.NET
9 21 (7.64%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (6.55%) Redux
11 17 (6.18%) HTML5
12 16 (5.82%) REST
12 16 (5.82%) Spring
13 13 (4.73%) Spring Boot
14 10 (3.64%) Laravel
14 10 (3.64%) Vue.js
15 9 (3.27%) RESTful
16 7 (2.55%) Elastic Stack
16 7 (2.55%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.64%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (6.55%) Hybrid Cloud
3 12 (4.36%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.91%) Cloud Native
5 5 (1.82%) Blog
5 5 (1.82%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.45%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.45%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.45%) User Experience
7 3 (1.09%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.09%) IVR
8 2 (0.73%) Acoustics
8 2 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.73%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.36%) Derivative
9 1 (0.36%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.36%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.36%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 106 (38.55%) Linux
2 16 (5.82%) Unix
3 14 (5.09%) CentOS
4 13 (4.73%) Windows
5 10 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.82%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.45%) AIX
8 4 (1.45%) VMS
9 3 (1.09%) Debian
9 3 (1.09%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.73%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (76.36%) DevOps
2 118 (42.91%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (22.91%) Software Engineering
4 56 (20.36%) Microservices
5 50 (18.18%) TDD
6 46 (16.73%) Configuration Management
7 41 (14.91%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 38 (13.82%) Infrastructure as Code
9 35 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (12.73%) Mentoring
9 35 (12.73%) MVC
10 27 (9.82%) BDD
10 27 (9.82%) Coaching
11 24 (8.73%) Fintech
12 23 (8.36%) OO
12 23 (8.36%) Open Source
12 23 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
13 22 (8.00%) Systems Engineering
14 20 (7.27%) ITIL
15 18 (6.55%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 85 (30.91%) JavaScript
2 83 (30.18%) Python
3 73 (26.55%) C#
4 55 (20.00%) SQL
5 50 (18.18%) Java
6 30 (10.91%) Go
7 28 (10.18%) Bash Shell
8 24 (8.73%) Ruby
9 19 (6.91%) PHP
10 18 (6.55%) TypeScript
11 16 (5.82%) C++
12 15 (5.45%) PowerShell
13 14 (5.09%) Scala
14 10 (3.64%) Java 8
15 9 (3.27%) C
16 8 (2.91%) Groovy
16 8 (2.91%) Kotlin
16 8 (2.91%) Shell Script
17 6 (2.18%) VB.NET
17 6 (2.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (4.00%) Degree
1 11 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.64%) DV Cleared
3 4 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.45%) DBS Check
3 4 (1.45%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (1.45%) TOGAF Certification
4 3 (1.09%) CCNA
4 3 (1.09%) CCNP
5 2 (0.73%) CCIE
5 2 (0.73%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.36%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.36%) MCP
6 1 (0.36%) MCSE
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.55%) QA
2 2 (0.73%) GDPR
3 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 200 (72.73%) Docker
2 13 (4.73%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.55%) vSphere
4 6 (2.18%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.73%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.36%) zsh
Systems Management
1 87 (31.64%) Terraform
2 64 (23.27%) Ansible
3 52 (18.91%) Puppet
4 32 (11.64%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (4.36%) Docker Swarm
6 8 (2.91%) Grafana
6 8 (2.91%) Prometheus
7 7 (2.55%) Kibana
7 7 (2.55%) Packer
8 4 (1.45%) Consul
8 4 (1.45%) Nagios
9 2 (0.73%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.73%) Graphite
9 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.73%) Scalr
9 2 (0.73%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.36%) Istio
10 1 (0.36%) Rancher
10 1 (0.36%) SCCM
10 1 (0.36%) StatsD
Vendors
1 27 (9.82%) Atlassian
2 21 (7.64%) Google
3 19 (6.91%) Microsoft
3 19 (6.91%) Oracle
4 17 (6.18%) Dynatrace
4 17 (6.18%) ServiceNow
4 17 (6.18%) VMware
5 8 (2.91%) IBM
6 7 (2.55%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.55%) Xamarin
7 6 (2.18%) CA
7 6 (2.18%) CA Agile Central
7 6 (2.18%) Micro Focus
7 6 (2.18%) Parasoft
8 5 (1.82%) Cisco
9 4 (1.45%) New Relic
9 4 (1.45%) SaltStack
10 3 (1.09%) SAP
10 3 (1.09%) Veracode
11 2 (0.73%) CheckPoint