Period
to

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 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 28 32 50
Rank change year-on-year +4 +18 +106
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 766 531 248
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 8.04% 7.16% 5.30%
As % of the Systems Management category 46.68% 43.38% 38.75%
Number of salaries quoted 477 433 205
10th Percentile £40,112 £39,181 £36,250
25th Percentile £52,429 £51,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% -8.33%
75th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +10.71% - -

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 1,641 1,224 640
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.22% 16.51% 13.67%
Number of salaries quoted 915 958 503
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £36,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,313 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £80,000 £71,250 £61,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £84,125 £72,500
England median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

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 19 August 2022.

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 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Manchester -2 600 £70,000 +12.00% 59
Merseyside +30 99 £65,000 +1.96% 1
Lancashire +8 46 £55,687 +29.35% 1
Cheshire -43 18 £48,750 -17.02% 5
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, 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.

1 579 (75.59%) AWS
2 516 (67.36%) DevOps
3 511 (66.71%) Docker
4 495 (64.62%) Agile
5 418 (54.57%) Azure
6 333 (43.47%) CI/CD
7 312 (40.73%) Terraform
8 308 (40.21%) Software Engineering
9 288 (37.60%) Java
10 283 (36.95%) Python
11 249 (32.51%) Microservices
12 236 (30.81%) React
13 229 (29.90%) JavaScript
14 220 (28.72%) Go
15 199 (25.98%) Linux
16 181 (23.63%) GCP
17 176 (22.98%) Infrastructure as Code
18 174 (22.72%) Git (software)
19 167 (21.80%) Node.js
20 163 (21.28%) Jenkins
21 153 (19.97%) Ansible
22 148 (19.32%) Full Stack Development
23 136 (17.75%) TDD
24 133 (17.36%) Kafka
25 132 (17.23%) Serverless
26 130 (16.97%) Continuous Integration
27 126 (16.45%) Finance
28 125 (16.32%) C#
29 119 (15.54%) PostgreSQL
30 116 (15.14%) Test Automation

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 46 (6.01%) Confluence
2 28 (3.66%) Apache
3 25 (3.26%) Apache Solr
4 13 (1.70%) Apache Spark
5 12 (1.57%) Cloud Foundry
6 8 (1.04%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.78%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.65%) nginx
9 4 (0.52%) JBoss
10 3 (0.39%) IIS
10 3 (0.39%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.26%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Fuse
Business Applications
1 9 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (1.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 579 (75.59%) AWS
2 418 (54.57%) Azure
3 181 (23.63%) GCP
4 132 (17.23%) Serverless
5 114 (14.88%) AWS CloudFormation
6 98 (12.79%) Azure DevOps
7 88 (11.49%) AWS Lambda
8 87 (11.36%) SaaS
9 72 (9.40%) GitHub
10 55 (7.18%) Amazon EC2
11 43 (5.61%) Amazon S3
11 43 (5.61%) OpenShift
12 41 (5.35%) Amazon ECS
13 36 (4.70%) Amazon SQS
14 27 (3.52%) Amazon Kinesis
15 26 (3.39%) npm
16 25 (3.26%) Azure Pipelines
17 24 (3.13%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 21 (2.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 21 (2.74%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.79%) HTTP
2 18 (2.35%) DNS
3 15 (1.96%) DHCP
4 14 (1.83%) Internet
5 12 (1.57%) FTP
5 12 (1.57%) HTTPS
5 12 (1.57%) TCP/IP
6 11 (1.44%) Firewall
6 11 (1.44%) IPsec
7 7 (0.91%) SD-WAN
7 7 (0.91%) SNMP
7 7 (0.91%) Software-Defined Networking
7 7 (0.91%) VSAN
7 7 (0.91%) WAN
8 4 (0.52%) AMQP
9 3 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.39%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.39%) VLAN
10 2 (0.26%) SAN
11 1 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (15.54%) PostgreSQL
2 104 (13.58%) MySQL
3 91 (11.88%) MongoDB
4 80 (10.44%) NoSQL
5 44 (5.74%) Elasticsearch
6 42 (5.48%) Big Data
7 39 (5.09%) Redis
8 34 (4.44%) Amazon Athena
9 29 (3.79%) DynamoDB
9 29 (3.79%) SQL Server
10 18 (2.35%) Relational Database
11 13 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (1.31%) Flink
14 9 (1.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 9 (1.17%) Neo4j
14 9 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
16 5 (0.65%) Amazon Redshift
17 4 (0.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 174 (22.72%) Git (software)
2 163 (21.28%) Jenkins
3 90 (11.75%) GitLab
4 80 (10.44%) Travis CI
5 68 (8.88%) JIRA
6 59 (7.70%) TeamCity
7 44 (5.74%) Octopus Deploy
8 40 (5.22%) IBM UrbanCode
8 40 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 28 (3.66%) Cypress.io
9 28 (3.66%) SonarQube
10 17 (2.22%) Spinnaker
11 14 (1.83%) Gradle
11 14 (1.83%) Maven
11 14 (1.83%) Subversion
11 14 (1.83%) Vagrant
12 10 (1.31%) Ant
12 10 (1.31%) Selenium
13 9 (1.17%) Postman
13 9 (1.17%) Robot Framework
General
1 126 (16.45%) Finance
2 92 (12.01%) Social Skills
3 52 (6.79%) Public Sector
4 49 (6.40%) Banking
5 43 (5.61%) Games
6 40 (5.22%) Automotive
7 37 (4.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 29 (3.79%) Retail
9 28 (3.66%) Law
10 23 (3.00%) Manufacturing
11 21 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
12 19 (2.48%) Aerospace
13 18 (2.35%) Advertising
13 18 (2.35%) Marketing
14 9 (1.17%) Telecoms
15 8 (1.04%) Influencing Skills
16 7 (0.91%) Electronics
16 7 (0.91%) Investment Banking
17 5 (0.65%) Legal
18 4 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 217 (28.33%) Developer
2 131 (17.10%) Software Engineer
3 128 (16.71%) DevOps Engineer
4 65 (8.49%) Cloud Engineer
5 54 (7.05%) Java Developer
6 53 (6.92%) Senior Developer
7 35 (4.57%) Architect
8 32 (4.18%) Site Reliability Engineer
9 30 (3.92%) Senior Java Developer
9 30 (3.92%) Site Engineer
10 29 (3.79%) Consultant
10 29 (3.79%) Senior Software Engineer
11 27 (3.52%) Full Stack Developer
12 26 (3.39%) Senior Cloud Engineer
13 25 (3.26%) Java Engineer
13 25 (3.26%) Technical Leader
14 23 (3.00%) Operations Engineer
14 23 (3.00%) Senior CloudOps Engineer
14 23 (3.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
14 23 (3.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (30.81%) React
2 167 (21.80%) Node.js
3 133 (17.36%) Kafka
4 115 (15.01%) Spring
5 104 (13.58%) .NET
6 81 (10.57%) AngularJS
7 80 (10.44%) RESTful
8 64 (8.36%) .NET Core
9 62 (8.09%) CSS
10 60 (7.83%) REST
10 60 (7.83%) Spring Boot
11 39 (5.09%) Elastic Stack
12 38 (4.96%) GraphQL
13 36 (4.70%) Web Services
14 34 (4.44%) Vue.js
15 33 (4.31%) HTML
16 29 (3.79%) React Native
17 22 (2.87%) Laravel
17 22 (2.87%) Material-UI
18 21 (2.74%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 77 (10.05%) Cloud Native
2 40 (5.22%) Virtual Team
3 32 (4.18%) User Experience
4 29 (3.79%) Greenfield Project
5 26 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (3.26%) Algorithms
6 25 (3.26%) Social Media
7 24 (3.13%) Mobile App
8 20 (2.61%) PlayStation
9 18 (2.35%) Blog
9 18 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
10 17 (2.22%) Life Science
11 16 (2.09%) Mobile Payment
12 13 (1.70%) Data Structures
12 13 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (1.70%) Public Cloud
13 12 (1.57%) Data Protection Act
14 11 (1.44%) Private Cloud
15 9 (1.17%) Reference Data
16 8 (1.04%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 199 (25.98%) Linux
2 90 (11.75%) Windows
3 77 (10.05%) Unix
4 40 (5.22%) Mesosphere
5 25 (3.26%) Windows Server
6 11 (1.44%) CentOS
7 8 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.52%) VMS
9 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.13%) AIX
10 1 (0.13%) Android
10 1 (0.13%) HPUX
10 1 (0.13%) Solaris
10 1 (0.13%) SUSE
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 516 (67.36%) DevOps
2 495 (64.62%) Agile
3 333 (43.47%) CI/CD
4 308 (40.21%) Software Engineering
5 249 (32.51%) Microservices
6 176 (22.98%) Infrastructure as Code
7 148 (19.32%) Full Stack Development
8 136 (17.75%) TDD
9 130 (16.97%) Continuous Integration
10 116 (15.14%) Test Automation
11 104 (13.58%) Open Source
12 102 (13.32%) Containerisation
13 99 (12.92%) OO
14 95 (12.40%) Coaching
15 92 (12.01%) Mentoring
16 91 (11.88%) Scrum
17 90 (11.75%) Configuration Management
18 87 (11.36%) Event-Driven
19 73 (9.53%) Continuous Delivery
19 73 (9.53%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 288 (37.60%) Java
2 283 (36.95%) Python
3 229 (29.90%) JavaScript
4 220 (28.72%) Go
5 125 (16.32%) C#
6 108 (14.10%) SQL
7 102 (13.32%) TypeScript
8 83 (10.84%) Ruby
9 78 (10.18%) Bash
10 73 (9.53%) PowerShell
11 60 (7.83%) Kotlin
12 49 (6.40%) ES6
13 43 (5.61%) PHP
14 42 (5.48%) Scala
15 35 (4.57%) C++
16 27 (3.52%) T-SQL
17 20 (2.61%) F#
17 20 (2.61%) Shell Script
18 12 (1.57%) Perl
19 9 (1.17%) ES7
Qualifications
1 73 (9.53%) Security Cleared
2 61 (7.96%) SC Cleared
3 59 (7.70%) AWS Certification
4 50 (6.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (4.05%) Azure Certification
6 16 (2.09%) Degree
7 11 (1.44%) Numerate Degree
8 10 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (0.78%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
10 3 (0.39%) AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
10 3 (0.39%) AWS Certified SysOps Administrator
10 3 (0.39%) ISEB
10 3 (0.39%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.26%) AWS Certified Developer
11 2 (0.26%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
11 2 (0.26%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.26%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.13%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (0.91%) QA
2 2 (0.26%) SLA
3 1 (0.13%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.13%) HL7
3 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 511 (66.71%) Docker
2 16 (2.09%) Virtual Desktop
3 12 (1.57%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.04%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.65%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 5 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.39%) etcd
6 3 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.26%) Ceph
7 2 (0.26%) Lustre
7 2 (0.26%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 312 (40.73%) Terraform
2 153 (19.97%) Ansible
3 75 (9.79%) Prometheus
4 74 (9.66%) Opscode Chef
5 71 (9.27%) Puppet
6 60 (7.83%) Consul
7 43 (5.61%) Grafana
8 41 (5.35%) Istio
9 40 (5.22%) Automic
10 24 (3.13%) Nagios
11 16 (2.09%) Sysdig
12 15 (1.96%) Kibana
13 14 (1.83%) logstash
14 8 (1.04%) Docker Swarm
14 8 (1.04%) Rancher
15 7 (0.91%) Packer
16 6 (0.78%) ZABBIX
17 5 (0.65%) Cacti
17 5 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
18 4 (0.52%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 100 (13.05%) Microsoft
2 64 (8.36%) Oracle
3 49 (6.40%) Hitachi
4 46 (6.01%) Google
5 45 (5.87%) Splunk
6 25 (3.26%) Twitter
6 25 (3.26%) VMware
7 20 (2.61%) Sony
8 19 (2.48%) QinetiQ
9 16 (2.09%) Red Hat
10 9 (1.17%) SAP
11 7 (0.91%) SolarWinds
12 5 (0.65%) Cisco
12 5 (0.65%) Juniper
13 4 (0.52%) Checkmarx
13 4 (0.52%) HP
13 4 (0.52%) Veracode
14 3 (0.39%) Atlassian
15 2 (0.26%) Perforce
15 2 (0.26%) Salesforce.com