Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > South West
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 46 53 77
Rank change year-on-year +7 +24 +144
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 434 179 412
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 5.70% 5.50% 4.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 44.11% 36.16% 33.15%
Number of salaries quoted 282 159 364
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £44,438 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +10.00%
75th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £71,438
90th Percentile £81,250 £73,000 £83,750
England median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +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 South West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 984 495 1,243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.93% 15.22% 12.49%
Number of salaries quoted 576 401 1,056
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,000 £29,000
25th Percentile £39,000 £42,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +10.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £70,000 £69,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £79,500 £80,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £58,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +6.84% +6.36%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -1 242 £57,500 +4.55% 47
Gloucestershire -7 82 £57,500 +12.20% 17
Somerset -21 30 £45,000 -20.00% 3
Dorset -9 27 £41,000 -18.00% 9
Wiltshire -13 19 £70,000 +34.62% 10
Devon +8 14 £50,750 -40.29% 2
Cornwall - 9 £40,000 - 5
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 368 (84.79%) Docker
2 248 (57.14%) DevOps
3 207 (47.70%) AWS
4 201 (46.31%) Agile Software Development
5 184 (42.40%) Java
6 175 (40.32%) Azure
7 152 (35.02%) Linux
8 147 (33.87%) Terraform
9 141 (32.49%) Software Engineering
10 133 (30.65%) Python
11 120 (27.65%) Security Cleared
12 112 (25.81%) Ansible
13 100 (23.04%) Jenkins
14 98 (22.58%) Microservices
14 98 (22.58%) JavaScript
15 92 (21.20%) SC Cleared
16 87 (20.05%) Continuous Integration
16 87 (20.05%) Infrastructure as Code
17 83 (19.12%) Bash Shell
18 77 (17.74%) Mentoring
18 77 (17.74%) Scrum
19 74 (17.05%) React
19 74 (17.05%) Node.js
20 70 (16.13%) MongoDB
21 69 (15.90%) Oracle
22 67 (15.44%) AngularJS
22 67 (15.44%) GCP
23 62 (14.29%) Spring
24 59 (13.59%) PowerShell
24 59 (13.59%) Elasticsearch

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 59 (13.59%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (2.07%) nginx
3 8 (1.84%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (1.38%) Confluence
4 6 (1.38%) OpenStack
4 6 (1.38%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.92%) Apache
5 4 (0.92%) IIS
6 2 (0.46%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.46%) WordPress
7 1 (0.23%) CMS
7 1 (0.23%) Kentico
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Sketch
1 1 (0.23%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Magento
1 2 (0.46%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 207 (47.70%) AWS
2 175 (40.32%) Azure
3 67 (15.44%) GCP
4 56 (12.90%) OpenShift
5 43 (9.91%) Serverless
6 37 (8.53%) AWS Lambda
7 34 (7.83%) AWS CloudFormation
8 20 (4.61%) SaaS
9 19 (4.38%) PaaS
10 14 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (3.00%) Amazon ECS
11 13 (3.00%) Amazon S3
12 12 (2.76%) IaaS
13 10 (2.30%) GitHub
14 8 (1.84%) Amazon SQS
15 7 (1.61%) CloudFront
15 7 (1.61%) Datadog
15 7 (1.61%) DigitalOcean
15 7 (1.61%) Heroku
15 7 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.46%) HTTP
2 10 (2.30%) DNS
3 9 (2.07%) Firewall
4 6 (1.38%) Internet
5 3 (0.69%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.69%) SMTP
5 3 (0.69%) Software-Defined Networking
5 3 (0.69%) SSL
5 3 (0.69%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.46%) SAN
7 1 (0.23%) DHCP
7 1 (0.23%) MQTT
7 1 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.23%) Software-Defined Radio
7 1 (0.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (16.13%) MongoDB
2 57 (13.13%) NoSQL
3 53 (12.21%) MySQL
4 44 (10.14%) PostgreSQL
5 38 (8.76%) SQL Server
6 32 (7.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 30 (6.91%) Relational Database
8 21 (4.84%) Hadoop
9 18 (4.15%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
11 12 (2.76%) Redis
12 9 (2.07%) Big Data
13 6 (1.38%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.92%) GIS
15 3 (0.69%) RDBMS
16 2 (0.46%) Blockchain
16 2 (0.46%) Geospatial Data
17 1 (0.23%) BigQuery
17 1 (0.23%) Data Lake
17 1 (0.23%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 100 (23.04%) Jenkins
2 46 (10.60%) Git (software)
3 25 (5.76%) Bitbucket
4 24 (5.53%) SonarQube
5 21 (4.84%) Eclipse
5 21 (4.84%) JMeter
6 20 (4.61%) Maven
6 20 (4.61%) Robot Framework
7 16 (3.69%) JIRA
8 15 (3.46%) GitLab
8 15 (3.46%) JUnit
8 15 (3.46%) Mockito
9 11 (2.53%) TeamCity
10 10 (2.30%) Gradle
10 10 (2.30%) Selenium
11 8 (1.84%) webpack
12 7 (1.61%) Artifactory
13 5 (1.15%) GoCD
13 5 (1.15%) Protractor
14 4 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 56 (12.90%) Finance
2 48 (11.06%) Social Skills
3 27 (6.22%) Public Sector
4 12 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.30%) Electronics
5 10 (2.30%) Legal
5 10 (2.30%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.30%) Marketing
6 8 (1.84%) Billing
7 7 (1.61%) Aerospace
7 7 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (1.61%) Banking
7 7 (1.61%) Local Government
7 7 (1.61%) Presentation Skills
8 5 (1.15%) Retail
9 4 (0.92%) Military
9 4 (0.92%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.46%) Law
10 2 (0.46%) Publishing
11 1 (0.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 150 (34.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 124 (28.57%) Developer
3 55 (12.67%) Java Developer
4 38 (8.76%) Software Engineer
5 33 (7.60%) Senior Developer
6 31 (7.14%) Architect
7 28 (6.45%) Senior DevOps
7 28 (6.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 27 (6.22%) Linux Engineer
9 26 (5.99%) Software Architect
10 25 (5.76%) Lead Architect
10 25 (5.76%) Lead Software Architect
11 24 (5.53%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 24 (5.53%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 21 (4.84%) Senior Java Developer
13 19 (4.38%) AWS Engineer
13 19 (4.38%) Full Stack Developer
14 17 (3.92%) AWS DevOps
14 17 (3.92%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 16 (3.69%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (17.05%) Node.js
1 74 (17.05%) React
2 67 (15.44%) AngularJS
3 62 (14.29%) Spring
4 54 (12.44%) RESTful
5 46 (10.60%) Kafka
6 40 (9.22%) REST
7 36 (8.29%) .NET
7 36 (8.29%) CSS
8 35 (8.06%) Web Services
9 33 (7.60%) Elastic Stack
10 28 (6.45%) Spring Boot
11 27 (6.22%) Vue.js
12 24 (5.53%) Apache NiFi
12 24 (5.53%) Hibernate
12 24 (5.53%) HTML
13 23 (5.30%) RabbitMQ
14 22 (5.07%) .NET Core
15 17 (3.92%) JSON
16 15 (3.46%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.30%) Cyberattack
2 20 (4.61%) User Experience
3 19 (4.38%) Greenfield Project
4 17 (3.92%) Algorithms
5 16 (3.69%) Cloud Native
6 12 (2.76%) Public Cloud
7 9 (2.07%) Legacy Systems
8 7 (1.61%) Blog
8 7 (1.61%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.38%) Tandem
10 5 (1.15%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.92%) Online Banking
12 3 (0.69%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.69%) Clustering
12 3 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (0.46%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.46%) PKI
13 2 (0.46%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 152 (35.02%) Linux
2 45 (10.37%) Windows
3 25 (5.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (3.00%) Unix
5 6 (1.38%) CentOS
6 5 (1.15%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.69%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.23%) Android
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (57.14%) DevOps
2 201 (46.31%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (32.49%) Software Engineering
4 98 (22.58%) Microservices
5 87 (20.05%) Continuous Integration
5 87 (20.05%) Infrastructure as Code
6 77 (17.74%) Mentoring
6 77 (17.74%) Scrum
7 48 (11.06%) Artificial Intelligence
8 38 (8.76%) Mathematics
9 37 (8.53%) Computer Science
10 36 (8.29%) Open Source
11 35 (8.06%) Technical Leadership
12 34 (7.83%) Analytics
12 34 (7.83%) Full Stack Development
13 33 (7.60%) Machine Learning
14 32 (7.37%) Test Automation
15 30 (6.91%) Physics
15 30 (6.91%) TDD
16 26 (5.99%) OO
Programming Languages
1 184 (42.40%) Java
2 133 (30.65%) Python
3 98 (22.58%) JavaScript
4 83 (19.12%) Bash Shell
5 59 (13.59%) PowerShell
6 54 (12.44%) TypeScript
7 47 (10.83%) Go
8 41 (9.45%) C#
9 39 (8.99%) SQL
10 32 (7.37%) PHP
11 30 (6.91%) Ruby
12 22 (5.07%) Java 8
13 17 (3.92%) Kotlin
14 13 (3.00%) C++
15 12 (2.76%) ES6
16 6 (1.38%) Clojure
16 6 (1.38%) Scala
16 6 (1.38%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 5 (1.15%) C
17 5 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 120 (27.65%) Security Cleared
2 92 (21.20%) SC Cleared
3 46 (10.60%) Degree
4 29 (6.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.84%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.15%) PhD
7 3 (0.69%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.69%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.69%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.46%) MCSA
8 2 (0.46%) MCSE
8 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.23%) CISMP
9 1 (0.23%) ISEB
9 1 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.15%) QA
2 4 (0.92%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.46%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 368 (84.79%) Docker
2 29 (6.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.61%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.92%) KVM
5 3 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.46%) Ceph
6 2 (0.46%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.23%) LXC
7 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 147 (33.87%) Terraform
2 112 (25.81%) Ansible
3 42 (9.68%) Puppet
4 20 (4.61%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (2.30%) Grafana
6 9 (2.07%) Packer
7 6 (1.38%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (1.38%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.92%) Rancher
9 3 (0.69%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.69%) vRealize
10 2 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.46%) Kibana
10 2 (0.46%) Nagios
11 1 (0.23%) CFEngine
11 1 (0.23%) Graphite
11 1 (0.23%) Mesos
11 1 (0.23%) Proxmox
11 1 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (15.90%) Oracle
2 38 (8.76%) Microsoft
3 33 (7.60%) VMware
4 26 (5.99%) Red Hat
5 25 (5.76%) Atlassian
6 21 (4.84%) Splunk
7 20 (4.61%) Google
8 11 (2.53%) SAP
9 7 (1.61%) Netlify
10 3 (0.69%) Dynatrace
10 3 (0.69%) Rackspace
11 2 (0.46%) Cisco
11 2 (0.46%) Ericsson
11 2 (0.46%) Extreme Networks
11 2 (0.46%) F5
11 2 (0.46%) Juniper
11 2 (0.46%) PayPal
11 2 (0.46%) Sonatype
11 2 (0.46%) Veracode
12 1 (0.23%) Confluent