Period
to 28 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Kubernetes Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (K8s) Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 224 279 322
Rank change year-on-year +55 +43 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Kubernetes Engineer 18 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.088% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.092% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 18 7 1
West Midlands median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £42,500 £50,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £74,000 £75,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -1.33% +15.38% -7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 6,178 7,623 9,554
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.99% 95.73% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 5,165 5,777 7,527
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £65,550
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%

Kubernetes Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Kubernetes Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes Engineer in the West Midlands

Kubernetes Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Kubernetes Engineer in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Kubernetes Engineer in the West Midlands

Kubernetes Engineer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Kubernetes Engineer in the West Midlands

Kubernetes Engineer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kubernetes Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 28 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
Birmingham - 5 £45,000 - 1
Staffordshire - 2 £60,000 -
Kubernetes Engineer
England

Kubernetes Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, Kubernetes Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Kubernetes Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) Linux
1 18 (100.00%) Python
1 18 (100.00%) Ansible
1 18 (100.00%) Docker
1 18 (100.00%) Kubernetes
1 18 (100.00%) Terraform
2 16 (88.89%) DevOps
2 16 (88.89%) GCP
2 16 (88.89%) Azure
2 16 (88.89%) AWS
3 13 (72.22%) Open Source
3 13 (72.22%) Git (software)
3 13 (72.22%) Ruby
3 13 (72.22%) Jenkins
3 13 (72.22%) Docker Swarm
4 11 (61.11%) IT Strategy
4 11 (61.11%) Prometheus
4 11 (61.11%) Packer
4 11 (61.11%) Elastic Stack
4 11 (61.11%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 11 (61.11%) GitHub
4 11 (61.11%) Public Cloud
4 11 (61.11%) Grafana
4 11 (61.11%) Consul
4 11 (61.11%) GitLab
4 11 (61.11%) Graphite
4 11 (61.11%) Microservices
4 11 (61.11%) Load Balancing
4 11 (61.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (61.11%) Continuous Integration

Kubernetes Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (11.11%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 16 (88.89%) AWS
1 16 (88.89%) Azure
1 16 (88.89%) GCP
2 11 (61.11%) GitHub
3 2 (11.11%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (61.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (72.22%) Git (software)
1 13 (72.22%) Jenkins
2 11 (61.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 11 (61.11%) GitLab
General
1 5 (27.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 11 (61.11%) Public Cloud
2 2 (11.11%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (61.11%) CentOS
2 11 (61.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) DevOps
2 13 (72.22%) Open Source
3 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (61.11%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (61.11%) IT Strategy
3 11 (61.11%) Load Balancing
3 11 (61.11%) Microservices
3 11 (61.11%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 5 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.11%) High Availability
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure as Code
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) Python
2 13 (72.22%) Ruby
3 11 (61.11%) SQL
4 7 (38.89%) Bash Shell
4 7 (38.89%) Go
5 5 (27.78%) C++
5 5 (27.78%) Perl
System Software
1 18 (100.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (100.00%) Ansible
1 18 (100.00%) Kubernetes
1 18 (100.00%) Terraform
2 13 (72.22%) Docker Swarm
3 11 (61.11%) Consul
3 11 (61.11%) Grafana
3 11 (61.11%) Graphite
3 11 (61.11%) Packer
3 11 (61.11%) Prometheus
3 11 (61.11%) Puppet
4 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Google
2 2 (11.11%) Red Hat