Period
to 13 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
UK > Wales
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 36 54 77
Rank change year-on-year +18 +23 +61
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 62 80 45
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 5.30% 4.41% 2.54%
As % of the Systems Management category 47.69% 42.78% 32.37%
Number of salaries quoted 57 67 41
10th Percentile " £30,882 £33,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £39,246 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,324 £66,250
UK median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,500
% change year-on-year - +6.87% +0.77%

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 Wales with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 130 187 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 11.11% 10.31% 7.85%
Number of salaries quoted 117 162 121
10th Percentile £33,650 £31,318 £26,750
25th Percentile £38,000 £36,750 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +18.75% -
75th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £54,844
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,532 £65,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in Wales

Kubernetes
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes in Wales.

Salary trend for Kubernetes in Wales

Kubernetes
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes in Wales over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Kubernetes in Wales

Kubernetes
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes within the Wales region over the 6 months to 13 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
South Wales +20 51 £51,250 +13.89% 12
West Wales +12 9 £42,000 - 3
Kubernetes
UK

For the 6 months to 13 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 Wales region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 42 (67.74%) DevOps
2 41 (66.13%) Docker
3 29 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (43.55%) AWS
5 25 (40.32%) Azure
6 23 (37.10%) Terraform
7 22 (35.48%) Scrum
8 21 (33.87%) Git (software)
9 19 (30.65%) Microservices
10 18 (29.03%) Linux
11 16 (25.81%) Python
11 16 (25.81%) Puppet
11 16 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (25.81%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (24.19%) Java
13 14 (22.58%) Migration
13 14 (22.58%) Opscode Chef
14 13 (20.97%) Deployment Automation
14 13 (20.97%) Spring
15 12 (19.35%) Finance
15 12 (19.35%) OpenShift
16 11 (17.74%) Jenkins
16 11 (17.74%) Infrastructure as Code
17 10 (16.13%) Spring Boot
18 9 (14.52%) Bash Shell
19 8 (12.90%) GCP
20 7 (11.29%) Node.js
21 6 (9.68%) Kanban
21 6 (9.68%) JIRA
21 6 (9.68%) Web Development

Kubernetes
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 5 (8.06%) Confluence
2 4 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.61%) Drupal
3 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 27 (43.55%) AWS
2 25 (40.32%) Azure
3 16 (25.81%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (19.35%) OpenShift
5 8 (12.90%) GCP
6 5 (8.06%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (4.84%) Amazon EKS
7 3 (4.84%) Datadog
7 3 (4.84%) Microsoft 365
8 2 (3.23%) Amazon S3
8 2 (3.23%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (3.23%) GitHub
8 2 (3.23%) Serverless
9 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (1.61%) PaaS
9 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.84%) MySQL
3 2 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.23%) Neo4j
3 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.61%) BigQuery
4 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (33.87%) Git (software)
2 11 (17.74%) Jenkins
3 6 (9.68%) JIRA
4 4 (6.45%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.84%) Bitbucket
5 3 (4.84%) SonarQube
6 2 (3.23%) git-flow
6 2 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.61%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.61%) JUnit
7 1 (1.61%) Maven
7 1 (1.61%) Mockito
7 1 (1.61%) Spinnaker
General
1 12 (19.35%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Advertising
2 4 (6.45%) Electronics
2 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.45%) Marketing
2 4 (6.45%) Public Sector
2 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (35.48%) Developer
2 21 (33.87%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (25.81%) AWS Engineer
4 14 (22.58%) AWS DevOps
4 14 (22.58%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 13 (20.97%) Java Developer
6 12 (19.35%) Senior Developer
7 8 (12.90%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (8.06%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Lead DevOps
9 3 (4.84%) Software Developer
10 2 (3.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 2 (3.23%) Full Stack Developer
10 2 (3.23%) Head of Operations
10 2 (3.23%) Head of Service Operations
10 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) JavaScript Developer
10 2 (3.23%) Junior
10 2 (3.23%) Lead DevOps Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.97%) Spring
2 10 (16.13%) Spring Boot
3 7 (11.29%) Node.js
4 6 (9.68%) .NET
4 6 (9.68%) React
5 5 (8.06%) ASP.NET
6 4 (6.45%) Web Services
7 3 (4.84%) GraphQL
7 3 (4.84%) RESTful
8 2 (3.23%) AngularJS
8 2 (3.23%) Apollo GraphQL
8 2 (3.23%) Dropwizard
8 2 (3.23%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (3.23%) Kafka
8 2 (3.23%) Natural Language Processing
8 2 (3.23%) Next.js
8 2 (3.23%) REST
9 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (1.61%) Spring Integration
9 1 (1.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.61%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (29.03%) Linux
2 6 (9.68%) Windows
3 3 (4.84%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.23%) CentOS
4 2 (3.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (67.74%) DevOps
2 29 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (35.48%) Scrum
4 19 (30.65%) Microservices
5 16 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (22.58%) Migration
7 13 (20.97%) Deployment Automation
8 11 (17.74%) Infrastructure as Code
9 6 (9.68%) Kanban
9 6 (9.68%) Web Development
10 5 (8.06%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (8.06%) Fintech
10 5 (8.06%) Software Delivery
11 4 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (6.45%) DevSecOps
11 4 (6.45%) Digital Marketing
11 4 (6.45%) Incident Management
11 4 (6.45%) Programme Management
12 3 (4.84%) Cloud Operations
12 3 (4.84%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.81%) Python
2 15 (24.19%) Java
3 9 (14.52%) Bash Shell
4 6 (9.68%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.45%) PowerShell
5 4 (6.45%) TypeScript
6 3 (4.84%) Java 8
7 2 (3.23%) C#
7 2 (3.23%) Go
7 2 (3.23%) Groovy
7 2 (3.23%) Ruby
7 2 (3.23%) SQL
8 1 (1.61%) C
8 1 (1.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) MCSD
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.61%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.61%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) SLA
2 2 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (66.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (37.10%) Terraform
2 16 (25.81%) Puppet
3 14 (22.58%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (9.68%) Ansible
5 3 (4.84%) Istio
6 2 (3.23%) Mesos
6 2 (3.23%) Opsgenie
Vendors
1 4 (6.45%) Google
1 4 (6.45%) SAP
2 3 (4.84%) Atlassian
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.84%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle