Period
to 19 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Kubernetes (K8s)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 217 314 329
Rank change year-on-year +97 +15 -
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 80 9 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.88% 0.090% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.94% 1.12% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 55 8 8
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £33,125
Median salary % change year-on-year - +50.94% -
10th Percentile £32,750 £44,250 £21,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £58,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57% -

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 West Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 731 801 833
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.07% 7.99% 6.96%
Number of salaries quoted 476 590 551
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £28,375 £28,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,878 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Kubernetes in the West Midlands

Kubernetes
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Kubernetes in the West Midlands

Kubernetes
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Kubernetes in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Kubernetes in the West Midlands

Kubernetes
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 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 August 2018. 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 +24 35 £55,000 -15.38% 12
Worcestershire +29 13 £45,000 -
Shropshire +28 13 £82,500 +26.92% 2
Staffordshire +15 11 £50,000 - 1
Coventry - 3 - -
Solihull - 3 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £77,000 -
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Kubernetes.

1 72 (90.00%) Docker
2 61 (76.25%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (76.25%) Java
3 59 (73.75%) Python
4 44 (55.00%) Open Source
4 44 (55.00%) DevOps
5 40 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 38 (47.50%) Ansible
7 36 (45.00%) Jenkins
8 29 (36.25%) Go
9 28 (35.00%) Elasticsearch
9 28 (35.00%) Linux
10 27 (33.75%) Puppet
11 26 (32.50%) Git (software)
11 26 (32.50%) Microservices
12 25 (31.25%) Terraform
12 25 (31.25%) Nagios
13 24 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (28.75%) Opscode Chef
15 22 (27.50%) High Availability
15 22 (27.50%) MongoDB
15 22 (27.50%) Ruby
15 22 (27.50%) Configuration Management
15 22 (27.50%) Graphite
16 21 (26.25%) VMware
17 19 (23.75%) Software Engineering
17 19 (23.75%) PHP
17 19 (23.75%) Continuous Integration
17 19 (23.75%) Google Cloud Platform
18 18 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure

Kubernetes
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 28 (35.00%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (5.00%) Confluence
3 3 (3.75%) Apache
4 2 (2.50%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.50%) Drupal
4 2 (2.50%) eZ Publish
4 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.25%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Blender
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 61 (76.25%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (23.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 17 (21.25%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (16.25%) CloudFront
6 6 (7.50%) Amazon S3
6 6 (7.50%) Fastly
6 6 (7.50%) OpenShift
6 6 (7.50%) Stackdriver
7 4 (5.00%) GitHub
7 4 (5.00%) IBM Cloud
7 4 (5.00%) PaaS
7 4 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (3.75%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (3.75%) SaaS
9 2 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (2.50%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (2.50%) IaaS
9 2 (2.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.00%) Firewall
2 11 (13.75%) VPN
3 5 (6.25%) DNS
4 3 (3.75%) VSAN
5 2 (2.50%) DHCP
5 2 (2.50%) FTP
5 2 (2.50%) HTTP
5 2 (2.50%) IPsec
5 2 (2.50%) NAS
5 2 (2.50%) Network Security
5 2 (2.50%) SAN
5 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.25%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (27.50%) MongoDB
2 13 (16.25%) Amazon RDS
2 13 (16.25%) Redis
3 10 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 9 (11.25%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (11.25%) BigQuery
4 9 (11.25%) Bigtable
4 9 (11.25%) Oracle Database
5 7 (8.75%) MySQL
6 4 (5.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (5.00%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.75%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.50%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (2.50%) MariaDB
8 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.50%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 36 (45.00%) Jenkins
2 26 (32.50%) Git (software)
3 16 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (13.75%) GoCD
4 11 (13.75%) Hudson
4 11 (13.75%) Vagrant
5 9 (11.25%) Maven
6 6 (7.50%) Subversion
7 5 (6.25%) Ant
7 5 (6.25%) TeamCity
8 4 (5.00%) JIRA
9 3 (3.75%) Artifactory
9 3 (3.75%) Bitbucket
9 3 (3.75%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (2.50%) Gatling
10 2 (2.50%) GitLab
10 2 (2.50%) JUnit
10 2 (2.50%) NeoLoad
10 2 (2.50%) Selenium
11 1 (1.25%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (13.75%) Retail
2 5 (6.25%) Advertising
2 5 (6.25%) Games
3 4 (5.00%) Finance
4 2 (2.50%) Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (35.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (30.00%) Developer
3 12 (15.00%) Linux Engineer
4 11 (13.75%) Java Developer
4 11 (13.75%) Software Engineer
5 9 (11.25%) Consultant
5 9 (11.25%) Senior Developer
6 7 (8.75%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 7 (8.75%) IT Consultant
6 7 (8.75%) IT Engineer
6 7 (8.75%) Linux Consultant
7 6 (7.50%) AWS DevOps
7 6 (7.50%) PHP Developer
7 6 (7.50%) Python Developer
8 5 (6.25%) Architect
8 5 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
8 5 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (5.00%) Linux Support
9 4 (5.00%) Senior PHP Developer
9 4 (5.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.50%) Web Services
2 16 (20.00%) Elastic Stack
3 15 (18.75%) Memcached
4 13 (16.25%) Node.js
5 11 (13.75%) Spring
6 9 (11.25%) TensorFlow
7 7 (8.75%) Spring Boot
8 5 (6.25%) Hibernate
9 4 (5.00%) CSS
9 4 (5.00%) HTML
9 4 (5.00%) Kafka
10 3 (3.75%) .NET
10 3 (3.75%) jBPM
10 3 (3.75%) JSON
10 3 (3.75%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (3.75%) REST
10 3 (3.75%) RESTful
10 3 (3.75%) XML
11 2 (2.50%) JDBC
11 2 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 9 (11.25%) Computer Science
3 8 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 5 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (3.75%) Augmented Reality
5 3 (3.75%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.50%) Fintech
6 2 (2.50%) Oculus Rift
6 2 (2.50%) PKI
6 2 (2.50%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.25%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (35.00%) Linux
2 13 (16.25%) Windows
3 6 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (7.50%) Unix
3 6 (7.50%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.50%) Android
4 2 (2.50%) CentOS
4 2 (2.50%) VMS
5 1 (1.25%) DC/OS
5 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (55.00%) DevOps
1 44 (55.00%) Open Source
2 26 (32.50%) Microservices
3 24 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (27.50%) Configuration Management
4 22 (27.50%) High Availability
5 19 (23.75%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (23.75%) Software Engineering
6 15 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 14 (17.50%) Unit Testing
8 13 (16.25%) Integration Testing
9 12 (15.00%) Kanban
9 12 (15.00%) Load Balancing
9 12 (15.00%) Scrum
10 11 (13.75%) Continuous Delivery
10 11 (13.75%) Mentoring
10 11 (13.75%) SIEM
10 11 (13.75%) Virtual Environments
11 10 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
12 9 (11.25%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 61 (76.25%) Java
2 59 (73.75%) Python
3 29 (36.25%) Go
4 22 (27.50%) Ruby
5 19 (23.75%) PHP
6 16 (20.00%) Bash Shell
6 16 (20.00%) SQL
7 15 (18.75%) Java 8
8 11 (13.75%) Jython
8 11 (13.75%) PHP 5
9 8 (10.00%) Perl
10 4 (5.00%) C#
10 4 (5.00%) JavaScript
10 4 (5.00%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.50%) C++
11 2 (2.50%) PHP 7
12 1 (1.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (11.25%) Computer Science Degree
1 9 (11.25%) Degree
2 7 (8.75%) Master's Degree
3 5 (6.25%) RHCE
3 5 (6.25%) RHCSA
4 2 (2.50%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.25%) ISEB
5 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) GCP
2 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 72 (90.00%) Docker
2 18 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (13.75%) Xen
4 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.25%) NFS
5 1 (1.25%) PowerDNS
5 1 (1.25%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.25%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (47.50%) Ansible
2 27 (33.75%) Puppet
3 25 (31.25%) Nagios
3 25 (31.25%) Terraform
4 23 (28.75%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (27.50%) Graphite
6 16 (20.00%) Docker Swarm
7 15 (18.75%) Kibana
7 15 (18.75%) logstash
8 13 (16.25%) Consul
8 13 (16.25%) Grafana
8 13 (16.25%) ZABBIX
9 11 (13.75%) Opsview
9 11 (13.75%) Packer
9 11 (13.75%) Salt
10 3 (3.75%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (2.50%) Ambari
11 2 (2.50%) Mesos
11 2 (2.50%) Rancher
11 2 (2.50%) rkt
Vendors
1 21 (26.25%) VMware
2 17 (21.25%) Google
3 11 (13.75%) Red Hat
4 9 (11.25%) Oracle
5 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
6 5 (6.25%) IBM
7 4 (5.00%) Atlassian
8 3 (3.75%) AppDynamics
8 3 (3.75%) Dynatrace
8 3 (3.75%) Splunk
9 2 (2.50%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.25%) Cisco
10 1 (1.25%) New Relic
10 1 (1.25%) Remedy
10 1 (1.25%) ServiceNow