Period
to 17 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South 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 17 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > South West
6 months to
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 37 75 134
Rank change year-on-year +38 +59 +106
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 449 277 237
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 7.10% 3.80% 2.34%
As % of the Systems Management category 44.63% 35.56% 23.65%
Number of salaries quoted 339 232 205
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £36,250
25th Percentile £43,125 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £51,593 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.76% -10.27% +15.00%
75th Percentile £63,750 £66,250 £66,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £79,000
England median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%

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 South West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 1,006 779 1,002
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.91% 10.67% 9.91%
Number of salaries quoted 722 620 810
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £35,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in the South West

Kubernetes
Salary Trend in the South West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes in the South West.

Salary trend for Kubernetes in the South West

Kubernetes
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes in the South West over the 6 months to 17 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Kubernetes in the South West

Kubernetes
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes within the South West region over the 6 months to 17 April 2021. 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
Bristol +76 262 £52,500 +5.00% 45
Gloucestershire -9 57 £55,000 - 10
Dorset +8 36 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Wiltshire +1 34 £52,000 -25.71% 4
Somerset -15 18 £58,750 +17.50% 2
Devon +9 15 £42,500 -5.56%
Cornwall -1 3 £32,500 - 3
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2021, 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 South West region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 364 (81.07%) Docker
2 272 (60.58%) Agile Software Development
3 250 (55.68%) DevOps
4 224 (49.89%) AWS
5 206 (45.88%) Java
6 190 (42.32%) Azure
7 187 (41.65%) Microservices
8 177 (39.42%) JavaScript
9 172 (38.31%) Python
10 144 (32.07%) Software Engineering
11 143 (31.85%) Terraform
12 134 (29.84%) Jenkins
13 133 (29.62%) Scrum
14 132 (29.40%) TypeScript
15 128 (28.51%) Linux
16 126 (28.06%) React
17 123 (27.39%) GCP
18 122 (27.17%) Oracle
19 120 (26.73%) AngularJS
20 109 (24.28%) SQL
21 102 (22.72%) MongoDB
21 102 (22.72%) Node.js
22 87 (19.38%) PostgreSQL
23 85 (18.93%) Spring
24 79 (17.59%) Elasticsearch
25 78 (17.37%) Mentoring
25 78 (17.37%) Ansible
26 77 (17.15%) Go
26 77 (17.15%) Kafka
27 76 (16.93%) Spring Boot

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 79 (17.59%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (4.23%) Apache Spark
2 19 (4.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (2.23%) Apache
3 10 (2.23%) Confluence
4 7 (1.56%) CMS
4 7 (1.56%) Kentico
4 7 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
4 7 (1.56%) Umbraco
5 6 (1.34%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.11%) nginx
7 4 (0.89%) Apache Airflow
7 4 (0.89%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.67%) JBoss
9 1 (0.22%) IIS
9 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Sketch
1 1 (0.22%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (0.67%) Magento
1 3 (0.67%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 224 (49.89%) AWS
2 190 (42.32%) Azure
3 123 (27.39%) GCP
4 69 (15.37%) SaaS
5 61 (13.59%) PaaS
6 46 (10.24%) IaaS
7 40 (8.91%) Serverless
8 26 (5.79%) Amazon EKS
9 25 (5.57%) OpenShift
10 17 (3.79%) AWS Lambda
11 16 (3.56%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (1.78%) AWS Fargate
13 7 (1.56%) GitHub
14 6 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (1.34%) Amazon S3
14 6 (1.34%) Datadog
14 6 (1.34%) npm
15 5 (1.11%) Sauce Labs
16 4 (0.89%) Amazon ECS
16 4 (0.89%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (11.58%) Internet
2 11 (2.45%) Firewall
3 5 (1.11%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.67%) DNS
4 3 (0.67%) HTTP
4 3 (0.67%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (0.45%) SMTP
5 2 (0.45%) SSL
6 1 (0.22%) AMQP
6 1 (0.22%) CHAP
6 1 (0.22%) MQTT
6 1 (0.22%) Network Security
6 1 (0.22%) SAN
6 1 (0.22%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (22.72%) MongoDB
2 87 (19.38%) PostgreSQL
3 50 (11.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 41 (9.13%) SQL Server
5 40 (8.91%) MySQL
6 38 (8.46%) NoSQL
7 25 (5.57%) Big Data
8 16 (3.56%) Hadoop
9 14 (3.12%) Apache Hive
10 12 (2.67%) Redis
11 8 (1.78%) Relational Database
12 7 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.67%) Data Lake
13 3 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.45%) ArangoDB
14 2 (0.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.45%) DB2
14 2 (0.45%) Geospatial Data
14 2 (0.45%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 134 (29.84%) Jenkins
2 62 (13.81%) Git (software)
3 17 (3.79%) Maven
4 16 (3.56%) GitLab
5 15 (3.34%) Sonatype Nexus
6 14 (3.12%) JIRA
7 13 (2.90%) Selenium
8 10 (2.23%) Mocha
8 10 (2.23%) Protractor
9 9 (2.00%) Artifactory
10 8 (1.78%) Bitbucket
11 7 (1.56%) Gradle
11 7 (1.56%) JUnit
12 6 (1.34%) Cucumber
12 6 (1.34%) PHPUnit
12 6 (1.34%) TeamCity
13 5 (1.11%) eggPlant
13 5 (1.11%) Mockito
13 5 (1.11%) SoapUI
13 5 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (8.02%) Finance
2 28 (6.24%) Public Sector
3 20 (4.45%) Legal
4 9 (2.00%) Electronics
4 9 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.00%) Marketing
4 9 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.56%) Banking
6 3 (0.67%) Billing
7 2 (0.45%) Games
7 2 (0.45%) Local Government
8 1 (0.22%) French Language
8 1 (0.22%) Law
8 1 (0.22%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.22%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 186 (41.43%) Developer
2 108 (24.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 85 (18.93%) Java Developer
4 63 (14.03%) JavaScript Developer
5 54 (12.03%) Angular Developer
6 52 (11.58%) Cloud Engineer
7 45 (10.02%) Full Stack Developer
8 41 (9.13%) Senior Developer
9 39 (8.69%) AWS Engineer
9 39 (8.69%) Software Engineer
10 33 (7.35%) AWS DevOps
10 33 (7.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 30 (6.68%) Senior DevOps
12 27 (6.01%) Software Developer
13 26 (5.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 26 (5.79%) Senior Software Engineer
14 24 (5.35%) Azure Engineer
14 24 (5.35%) Senior Java Developer
15 21 (4.68%) Security Engineer
16 20 (4.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (28.06%) React
2 120 (26.73%) AngularJS
3 102 (22.72%) Node.js
4 85 (18.93%) Spring
5 77 (17.15%) Kafka
6 76 (16.93%) Spring Boot
7 49 (10.91%) Hibernate
8 48 (10.69%) Elastic Stack
9 43 (9.58%) REST
10 42 (9.35%) Vue.js
11 32 (7.13%) Web Services
12 29 (6.46%) CSS
13 23 (5.12%) .NET
13 23 (5.12%) RabbitMQ
14 22 (4.90%) RESTful
15 21 (4.68%) GraphQL
16 20 (4.45%) Natural Language Processing
17 19 (4.23%) HTML
18 17 (3.79%) Laravel
19 16 (3.56%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.36%) Algorithms
2 41 (9.13%) Public Cloud
3 34 (7.57%) Data Centre
4 31 (6.90%) Data Structures
5 26 (5.79%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (3.79%) Cyberattack
7 13 (2.90%) Cloud Native
8 12 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (2.23%) Mobile App
9 10 (2.23%) User Experience
10 8 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.67%) Blog
13 3 (0.67%) Cybercrime
13 3 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
13 3 (0.67%) Social Network
14 2 (0.45%) Management Information System
14 2 (0.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 128 (28.51%) Linux
2 37 (8.24%) Windows
3 14 (3.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (2.90%) CentOS
5 8 (1.78%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.89%) Android
6 4 (0.89%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.67%) Unix
7 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.22%) Fedora
8 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (60.58%) Agile Software Development
2 250 (55.68%) DevOps
3 187 (41.65%) Microservices
4 144 (32.07%) Software Engineering
5 133 (29.62%) Scrum
6 78 (17.37%) Mentoring
7 69 (15.37%) Infrastructure as Code
8 60 (13.36%) Data Science
9 55 (12.25%) Analytics
10 50 (11.14%) Coaching
11 47 (10.47%) Machine Learning
12 43 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
13 41 (9.13%) Computer Science
13 41 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (9.13%) TDD
14 40 (8.91%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 37 (8.24%) Configuration Management
16 36 (8.02%) Fintech
17 35 (7.80%) Artificial Intelligence
17 35 (7.80%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 206 (45.88%) Java
2 177 (39.42%) JavaScript
3 172 (38.31%) Python
4 132 (29.40%) TypeScript
5 109 (24.28%) SQL
6 77 (17.15%) Go
7 53 (11.80%) C#
8 35 (7.80%) Ruby
9 32 (7.13%) Bash Shell
10 30 (6.68%) PHP
11 25 (5.57%) Shell Script
12 21 (4.68%) Perl
13 19 (4.23%) Java 8
14 16 (3.56%) PowerShell
15 13 (2.90%) ES6
16 9 (2.00%) PL/SQL
17 7 (1.56%) C
17 7 (1.56%) C++
18 3 (0.67%) Groovy
18 3 (0.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (11.80%) Security Cleared
2 52 (11.58%) Degree
3 39 (8.69%) Master's Degree
3 39 (8.69%) SC Cleared
4 37 (8.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (4.01%) PhD
6 17 (3.79%) DV Cleared
7 11 (2.45%) AWS Certification
8 6 (1.34%) ISEB
8 6 (1.34%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (1.34%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.45%) MCSE
9 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.22%) CISSP
10 1 (0.22%) GIAC
10 1 (0.22%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (0.22%) MCSA
10 1 (0.22%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.22%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 364 (81.07%) Docker
2 20 (4.45%) KVM
3 13 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.67%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.67%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.67%) vSphere
5 3 (0.67%) Xen
6 2 (0.45%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.22%) NFS
7 1 (0.22%) Samba
Systems Management
1 143 (31.85%) Terraform
2 78 (17.37%) Ansible
3 58 (12.92%) Puppet
4 40 (8.91%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (4.68%) CFEngine
6 19 (4.23%) Demisto
7 16 (3.56%) Packer
8 14 (3.12%) Grafana
8 14 (3.12%) Prometheus
9 7 (1.56%) Nagios
10 4 (0.89%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.89%) Proxmox
11 3 (0.67%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.45%) Kibana
13 1 (0.22%) Consul
13 1 (0.22%) Graphite
13 1 (0.22%) Graylog
13 1 (0.22%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 122 (27.17%) Oracle
2 49 (10.91%) Google
3 31 (6.90%) PagerDuty
4 22 (4.90%) Microsoft
5 21 (4.68%) VMware
6 19 (4.23%) ArcSight
6 19 (4.23%) ServiceNow
6 19 (4.23%) Splunk
7 18 (4.01%) Red Hat
8 13 (2.90%) Atlassian
9 12 (2.67%) SAP
10 8 (1.78%) Pega
11 7 (1.56%) Netlify
11 7 (1.56%) Sitecore
11 7 (1.56%) SolarWinds
12 3 (0.67%) Cisco
12 3 (0.67%) Dynatrace
12 3 (0.67%) Guidewire
12 3 (0.67%) PayPal
12 3 (0.67%) RedGate