Period
to 5 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Kubernetes Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 5 July 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 181 278 311
Rank change year-on-year +97 +33 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Kubernetes Engineer 17 14 3
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.18% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.18% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 16 14 1
Median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +33.33% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £50,000
England median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% +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 3,815 7,680 9,334
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 96.17% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3,185 6,011 7,273
Median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £24,284
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

Kubernetes Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Kubernetes Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 5 July 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 5 July 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 +62 8 £51,250 +2.50% 1
Staffordshire - 5 £60,000 - 1
Kubernetes Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 July 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 17 (100.00%) Linux
1 17 (100.00%) Python
1 17 (100.00%) Ansible
1 17 (100.00%) Docker
1 17 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 16 (94.12%) Terraform
3 13 (76.47%) DevOps
3 13 (76.47%) Bash Shell
4 12 (70.59%) Azure
4 12 (70.59%) AWS
4 12 (70.59%) Go
4 12 (70.59%) GCP
5 9 (52.94%) Jenkins
5 9 (52.94%) Open Source
6 8 (47.06%) Ruby
6 8 (47.06%) Google
6 8 (47.06%) C++
6 8 (47.06%) Perl
6 8 (47.06%) Retail
6 8 (47.06%) Git (software)
6 8 (47.06%) Docker Swarm
6 8 (47.06%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (29.41%) Puppet
7 5 (29.41%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (23.53%) OpenShift
8 4 (23.53%) NoSQL
8 4 (23.53%) High Availability
8 4 (23.53%) OpenStack
8 4 (23.53%) GitHub
8 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development

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 4 (23.53%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 12 (70.59%) AWS
1 12 (70.59%) Azure
1 12 (70.59%) GCP
2 4 (23.53%) GitHub
2 4 (23.53%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Jenkins
2 8 (47.06%) Git (software)
3 4 (23.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (23.53%) GitLab
General
1 8 (47.06%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Derivative
1 4 (23.53%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) CentOS
2 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) DevOps
2 9 (52.94%) Open Source
3 8 (47.06%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
4 4 (23.53%) High Availability
4 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure as Code
4 4 (23.53%) IT Strategy
4 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
4 4 (23.53%) Microservices
4 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
4 4 (23.53%) Time Management
4 4 (23.53%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 1 (5.88%) Architectural Design
5 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) Python
2 13 (76.47%) Bash Shell
3 12 (70.59%) Go
4 8 (47.06%) C++
4 8 (47.06%) Perl
4 8 (47.06%) Ruby
5 4 (23.53%) SQL
System Software
1 17 (100.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (100.00%) Ansible
1 17 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 16 (94.12%) Terraform
3 8 (47.06%) Docker Swarm
4 5 (29.41%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (29.41%) Puppet
5 4 (23.53%) Consul
5 4 (23.53%) Grafana
5 4 (23.53%) Graphite
5 4 (23.53%) Packer
5 4 (23.53%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Google
2 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) VMware