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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 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 62 46 77
Rank change year-on-year -16 +31 +93
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 368 342 112
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.28% 5.24% 3.57%
As % of the Systems Management category 35.08% 36.73% 27.45%
Number of salaries quoted 299 273 91
10th Percentile £46,000 £45,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £60,000 £56,500
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% +6.19% +2.73%
75th Percentile £85,000 £73,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +10.71% - -

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 1,049 931 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.21% 14.25% 13.00%
Number of salaries quoted 649 744 301
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,404 £29,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,250 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.93% +20.53% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

Kubernetes
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Kubernetes as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Kubernetes in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Kubernetes in the West Midlands

Kubernetes
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kubernetes in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

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 2022. 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
Jobs
Birmingham -1 248 £72,500 +11.54% 21
Warwickshire -35 49 £55,000 +4.76% 4
Coventry -36 25 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Staffordshire -14 14 £60,000 - 2
Shropshire -12 8 £55,000 - 1
Worcestershire +2 5 £50,000 -23.08% 2
Solihull -3 3 £80,000 +60.00% 2
West Bromwich -13 3 £48,500 -7.62% 1
Herefordshire -17 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £50,000 -
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, 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.

1 252 (68.48%) Docker
2 226 (61.41%) Agile
2 226 (61.41%) AWS
3 186 (50.54%) DevOps
4 162 (44.02%) Azure
5 135 (36.68%) Java
6 125 (33.97%) Python
7 119 (32.34%) CI/CD
8 118 (32.07%) SQL
9 108 (29.35%) Software Engineering
10 93 (25.27%) Microservices
10 93 (25.27%) Terraform
11 88 (23.91%) C#
12 86 (23.37%) Containerisation
13 81 (22.01%) Go
14 78 (21.20%) Linux
15 76 (20.65%) .NET
16 75 (20.38%) Infrastructure as Code
17 70 (19.02%) Finance
18 67 (18.21%) PowerShell
18 67 (18.21%) Social Skills
19 65 (17.66%) GCP
20 64 (17.39%) Git (software)
21 63 (17.12%) Jenkins
22 62 (16.85%) SaaS
23 61 (16.58%) JavaScript
23 61 (16.58%) Azure DevOps
24 60 (16.30%) Ansible
25 54 (14.67%) Bash
26 53 (14.40%) Configuration Management

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 21 (5.71%) Apache Solr
2 18 (4.89%) Apache Airflow
3 11 (2.99%) Confluence
4 10 (2.72%) Apache
5 8 (2.17%) JBoss
6 7 (1.90%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.63%) ColdFusion
7 6 (1.63%) GlassFish
7 6 (1.63%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.36%) IIS
9 2 (0.54%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.27%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 226 (61.41%) AWS
2 162 (44.02%) Azure
3 65 (17.66%) GCP
4 62 (16.85%) SaaS
5 61 (16.58%) Azure DevOps
6 28 (7.61%) OpenShift
7 26 (7.07%) Azure AKS
8 25 (6.79%) GitHub
9 21 (5.71%) PaaS
10 19 (5.16%) Power Platform
11 18 (4.89%) Amazon EKS
12 16 (4.35%) IaaS
13 15 (4.08%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 15 (4.08%) Serverless
14 14 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
15 13 (3.53%) Amazon ECS
15 13 (3.53%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (2.17%) Cloud Functions
17 6 (1.63%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.98%) DNS
2 21 (5.71%) Firewall
3 20 (5.43%) HTTP
4 15 (4.08%) SSH
4 15 (4.08%) TCP/IP
5 10 (2.72%) Software-Defined Networking
6 8 (2.17%) SSL
7 7 (1.90%) Kerberos
8 6 (1.63%) Internet
9 5 (1.36%) AMQP
9 5 (1.36%) SMTP
10 4 (1.09%) DHCP
10 4 (1.09%) FCAPS
10 4 (1.09%) SAN
11 3 (0.82%) DMZ
11 3 (0.82%) IPv6
11 3 (0.82%) LAN
11 3 (0.82%) WAN
12 1 (0.27%) MPLS
12 1 (0.27%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.77%) NoSQL
2 39 (10.60%) SQL Server
3 37 (10.05%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (6.79%) MongoDB
5 23 (6.25%) Big Data
6 19 (5.16%) Redis
7 17 (4.62%) BigQuery
7 17 (4.62%) Power BI
8 16 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
9 15 (4.08%) Looker
9 15 (4.08%) Tableau
10 11 (2.99%) MySQL
11 10 (2.72%) Sybase IQ
12 7 (1.90%) Relational Database
13 6 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (1.63%) Flink
14 4 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (1.09%) DynamoDB
14 4 (1.09%) HBase
Development Applications
1 64 (17.39%) Git (software)
2 63 (17.12%) Jenkins
3 34 (9.24%) GitLab
4 33 (8.97%) JIRA
5 25 (6.79%) CircleCI
6 18 (4.89%) Maven
7 7 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (1.90%) Bitbucket
8 6 (1.63%) JUnit
8 6 (1.63%) Mockito
8 6 (1.63%) Subversion
9 5 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (1.36%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.09%) Ant
10 4 (1.09%) Gradle
10 4 (1.09%) Snyk
11 3 (0.82%) SonarQube
12 2 (0.54%) Cypress.io
12 2 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.54%) webpack
General
1 70 (19.02%) Finance
2 67 (18.21%) Social Skills
3 20 (5.43%) Retail
4 19 (5.16%) Automotive
5 17 (4.62%) Documentation Skills
6 11 (2.99%) Influencing Skills
7 9 (2.45%) Legal
7 9 (2.45%) Public Sector
8 8 (2.17%) Games
8 8 (2.17%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.90%) Law
9 7 (1.90%) Marketing
9 7 (1.90%) Presentation Skills
10 6 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (1.09%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.82%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 2 (0.54%) Advertising
14 1 (0.27%) Banking
14 1 (0.27%) Front Office
14 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 135 (36.68%) Developer
2 95 (25.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 41 (11.14%) Senior Developer
4 32 (8.70%) Software Engineer
5 30 (8.15%) Azure Engineer
5 30 (8.15%) Java Developer
6 27 (7.34%) .NET Developer
7 24 (6.52%) Architect
7 24 (6.52%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 22 (5.98%) Senior Java Developer
9 20 (5.43%) Java Engineer
10 19 (5.16%) C# Developer
10 19 (5.16%) PHP Developer
10 19 (5.16%) Senior DevOps
10 19 (5.16%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 18 (4.89%) Cloud Engineer
11 18 (4.89%) Data Engineer
12 17 (4.62%) Full Stack Developer
12 17 (4.62%) Senior Data Engineer
13 16 (4.35%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (20.65%) .NET
2 50 (13.59%) React
3 44 (11.96%) Node.js
3 44 (11.96%) Spring
4 39 (10.60%) .NET Core
5 32 (8.70%) Kafka
6 30 (8.15%) RESTful
7 26 (7.07%) Spring Boot
8 25 (6.79%) AngularJS
8 25 (6.79%) REST
9 20 (5.43%) Laravel
10 17 (4.62%) ASP.NET
10 17 (4.62%) YAML
11 15 (4.08%) NgRx
12 14 (3.80%) CSS
13 13 (3.53%) .NET Framework
14 8 (2.17%) ASP.NET Core
14 8 (2.17%) Redux
14 8 (2.17%) Spring Cloud
14 8 (2.17%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.71%) Linux Command Line
2 20 (5.43%) Management Information System
3 19 (5.16%) Social Media
4 18 (4.89%) Public Cloud
5 17 (4.62%) Life Science
6 16 (4.35%) Data Centre
6 16 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (3.80%) Cloud Native
8 12 (3.26%) Virtual Team
9 10 (2.72%) Enterprise Cloud
9 10 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.90%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.90%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.63%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.63%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.63%) EPoS
12 5 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.36%) Wiki
13 4 (1.09%) Digital Media
13 4 (1.09%) Hackathon
Operating Systems
1 78 (21.20%) Linux
2 27 (7.34%) Unix
3 18 (4.89%) CentOS
4 14 (3.80%) Windows
5 11 (2.99%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.09%) Android
7 4 (1.09%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (61.41%) Agile
2 186 (50.54%) DevOps
3 119 (32.34%) CI/CD
4 108 (29.35%) Software Engineering
5 93 (25.27%) Microservices
6 86 (23.37%) Containerisation
7 75 (20.38%) Infrastructure as Code
8 53 (14.40%) Configuration Management
8 53 (14.40%) Scrum
9 52 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
10 50 (13.59%) Coaching
11 43 (11.68%) Data Engineering
12 40 (10.87%) Data Pipeline
12 40 (10.87%) Mentoring
13 39 (10.60%) Platform Engineering
14 37 (10.05%) Analytics
14 37 (10.05%) Collaborative Working
15 34 (9.24%) Customer Experience
16 33 (8.97%) Technical Leadership
17 32 (8.70%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 135 (36.68%) Java
2 125 (33.97%) Python
3 118 (32.07%) SQL
4 88 (23.91%) C#
5 81 (22.01%) Go
6 67 (18.21%) PowerShell
7 61 (16.58%) JavaScript
8 54 (14.67%) Bash
9 44 (11.96%) PHP
10 26 (7.07%) TypeScript
11 23 (6.25%) Perl
12 22 (5.98%) T-SQL
13 16 (4.35%) C++
14 10 (2.72%) Ruby
15 9 (2.45%) Kotlin
15 9 (2.45%) Scala
16 7 (1.90%) Bicep
17 5 (1.36%) Shell Script
18 4 (1.09%) Rust
19 3 (0.82%) ES6
Qualifications
1 26 (7.07%) Security Cleared
2 22 (5.98%) Degree
2 22 (5.98%) SC Cleared
3 21 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (1.90%) AWS Certification
5 5 (1.36%) Azure Certification
6 2 (0.54%) AWS Certified Developer
6 2 (0.54%) AWS Certified SysOps Administrator
6 2 (0.54%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.07%) Data Quality
2 13 (3.53%) QA
3 10 (2.72%) GDPR
3 10 (2.72%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.82%) SLA
6 1 (0.27%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.27%) NIST
System Software
1 252 (68.48%) Docker
2 5 (1.36%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.09%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 93 (25.27%) Terraform
2 60 (16.30%) Ansible
3 29 (7.88%) Puppet
4 20 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (2.99%) Prometheus
5 11 (2.99%) Rancher
6 10 (2.72%) Grafana
6 10 (2.72%) Istio
7 5 (1.36%) Argo
7 5 (1.36%) Packer
8 4 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.82%) CFEngine
9 3 (0.82%) Consul
10 2 (0.54%) Graphite
10 2 (0.54%) Nagios
11 1 (0.27%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.27%) Kibana
11 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 46 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 34 (9.24%) Google
3 26 (7.07%) Red Hat
4 19 (5.16%) Twitter
5 12 (3.26%) Oracle
6 11 (2.99%) Sybase
7 6 (1.63%) Agilent
7 6 (1.63%) Databricks
8 5 (1.36%) New Relic
8 5 (1.36%) Splunk
9 4 (1.09%) Cisco
9 4 (1.09%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.09%) PagerDuty
9 4 (1.09%) VMware
10 3 (0.82%) HP
11 1 (0.27%) Foundry
11 1 (0.27%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.27%) Nimble Storage
11 1 (0.27%) Palantir
11 1 (0.27%) T-Plan