Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Kubernetes (K8s)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 292 326
Rank change year-on-year +105 +34 -10
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 98 28 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.21% 0.28% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.03% 3.65% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 56 27 9
West Midlands median annual salary £56,250 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +15.00% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,750 £21,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £81,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +3.85% -3.70% -10.00%

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 652 768 759
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.08% 7.68% 6.83%
Number of salaries quoted 454 558 482
West Midlands median annual salary £45,750 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.65% +2.41% -2.35%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,925 £26,275
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £56,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.77% +4.00%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +37 46 £57,500 -11.54% 13
Shropshire +41 39 £51,250 -26.79% 7
Warwickshire +36 3 £85,000 +126.67%
Staffordshire +21 2 £38,750 -22.50% 1
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 86 (87.76%) Docker
2 73 (74.49%) DevOps
3 62 (63.27%) Amazon AWS
4 61 (62.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 60 (61.22%) Open Source
6 55 (56.12%) Microservices
7 51 (52.04%) Agile Software Development
8 47 (47.96%) Python
9 46 (46.94%) Java
9 46 (46.94%) Configuration Management
9 46 (46.94%) Ansible
9 46 (46.94%) Terraform
10 42 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
11 41 (41.84%) Puppet
12 40 (40.82%) Jenkins
13 33 (33.67%) Linux
14 32 (32.65%) Software Engineering
14 32 (32.65%) Continuous Delivery
15 30 (30.61%) IT Strategy
15 30 (30.61%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
16 28 (28.57%) Git (software)
17 26 (26.53%) Ruby
17 26 (26.53%) Consul
17 26 (26.53%) Packer
18 23 (23.47%) Docker Swarm
18 23 (23.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 23 (23.47%) Node.js
19 22 (22.45%) High Availability
19 22 (22.45%) Load Balancing
20 21 (21.43%) Opsview

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 8 (8.16%) OpenStack
2 6 (6.12%) Drupal
2 6 (6.12%) eZ Publish
3 5 (5.10%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (4.08%) Confluence
5 2 (2.04%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.04%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (9.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (9.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (9.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 62 (63.27%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (62.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (20.41%) SaaS
4 17 (17.35%) PaaS
5 16 (16.33%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (15.31%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (12.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 11 (11.22%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (11.22%) Amazon S3
8 11 (11.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (10.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 10 (10.20%) AWS CodePipeline
9 10 (10.20%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (10.20%) CloudFront
9 10 (10.20%) GitHub
9 10 (10.20%) IaaS
9 10 (10.20%) IBM Cloud
9 10 (10.20%) Serverless
9 10 (10.20%) SoftLayer
10 9 (9.18%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.27%) Firewall
2 11 (11.22%) VPN
3 1 (1.02%) DNS
3 1 (1.02%) NAS
3 1 (1.02%) Network Security
3 1 (1.02%) SAN
3 1 (1.02%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.41%) NoSQL
2 11 (11.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 10 (10.20%) MySQL
4 8 (8.16%) MongoDB
5 6 (6.12%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.04%) Big Data
8 2 (2.04%) HBase
8 2 (2.04%) Neo4j
8 2 (2.04%) Redis
8 2 (2.04%) SQL Server
9 1 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (1.02%) BigQuery
9 1 (1.02%) Bigtable
9 1 (1.02%) MariaDB
9 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (1.02%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 40 (40.82%) Jenkins
2 28 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 23 (23.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 20 (20.41%) Vagrant
5 14 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 12 (12.24%) TeamCity
7 11 (11.22%) Hudson
8 9 (9.18%) Mockito
8 9 (9.18%) SonarQube
9 8 (8.16%) CircleCI
9 8 (8.16%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (8.16%) Subversion
10 7 (7.14%) GitLab
11 6 (6.12%) IntelliJ
12 5 (5.10%) Selenium
13 4 (4.08%) JBehave
13 4 (4.08%) JIRA
13 4 (4.08%) JUnit
13 4 (4.08%) PHPUnit
13 4 (4.08%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (9.18%) Finance
2 6 (6.12%) Marketing
3 2 (2.04%) Automotive
4 1 (1.02%) Games
4 1 (1.02%) Publishing
4 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (41.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 30 (30.61%) Developer
3 18 (18.37%) Software Engineer
4 15 (15.31%) Java Developer
5 12 (12.24%) Senior Developer
6 10 (10.20%) Senior Java Developer
7 9 (9.18%) Lead DevOps
7 9 (9.18%) Lead DevOps Engineer
8 8 (8.16%) AWS DevOps
9 7 (7.14%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 7 (7.14%) Platform Engineer
10 6 (6.12%) DevOps Developer
10 6 (6.12%) Software Developer
11 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 4 (4.08%) Android Developer
12 4 (4.08%) Architect
12 4 (4.08%) AWS Engineer
12 4 (4.08%) Java Software Developer
12 4 (4.08%) Senior Java Software Developer
12 4 (4.08%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (23.47%) Node.js
2 19 (19.39%) Spring
3 17 (17.35%) AngularJS
4 16 (16.33%) SAML
5 12 (12.24%) Dropwizard
6 11 (11.22%) React
6 11 (11.22%) REST
6 11 (11.22%) Web Services
7 9 (9.18%) Apache Camel
7 9 (9.18%) WireMock
8 8 (8.16%) Elastic Stack
8 8 (8.16%) Symfony
9 7 (7.14%) Middleware
9 7 (7.14%) OAuth
9 7 (7.14%) Play Framework
10 6 (6.12%) CSS
10 6 (6.12%) Grails
10 6 (6.12%) HTML
11 5 (5.10%) CSS3
11 5 (5.10%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 10 (10.20%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (7.14%) NHS
4 6 (6.12%) Public Cloud
5 4 (4.08%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.02%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.02%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 33 (33.67%) Linux
2 8 (8.16%) CentOS
2 8 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (5.10%) Unix
3 5 (5.10%) Windows
4 4 (4.08%) Android
4 4 (4.08%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.06%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.02%) DC/OS
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (74.49%) DevOps
2 60 (61.22%) Open Source
3 55 (56.12%) Microservices
4 51 (52.04%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (46.94%) Configuration Management
6 42 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (32.65%) Continuous Delivery
7 32 (32.65%) Software Engineering
8 30 (30.61%) IT Strategy
8 30 (30.61%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 22 (22.45%) High Availability
9 22 (22.45%) Load Balancing
10 14 (14.29%) Decision-Making
10 14 (14.29%) TDD
11 12 (12.24%) Unit Testing
12 11 (11.22%) SIEM
13 10 (10.20%) Dashboard Development
13 10 (10.20%) Deployment Automation
13 10 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (9.18%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 47 (47.96%) Python
2 46 (46.94%) Java
3 26 (26.53%) Ruby
4 20 (20.41%) Go
5 15 (15.31%) SQL
6 12 (12.24%) PHP
7 8 (8.16%) Shell Script
8 6 (6.12%) Groovy
8 6 (6.12%) JavaScript
9 5 (5.10%) Bash Shell
9 5 (5.10%) Scala
10 4 (4.08%) Java 8
10 4 (4.08%) Perl
11 2 (2.04%) C#
11 2 (2.04%) ES6
11 2 (2.04%) ES7
11 2 (2.04%) ES8
11 2 (2.04%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.02%) PHP 5
12 1 (1.02%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 11 (11.22%) AWS Certification
2 9 (9.18%) ISEB
3 5 (5.10%) RHCE
3 5 (5.10%) RHCSA
3 5 (5.10%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 86 (87.76%) Docker
2 10 (10.20%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.04%) HDFS
3 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.02%) KVM
4 1 (1.02%) pfSense
4 1 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.02%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 46 (46.94%) Ansible
1 46 (46.94%) Terraform
2 41 (41.84%) Puppet
3 26 (26.53%) Consul
3 26 (26.53%) Packer
4 23 (23.47%) Docker Swarm
5 21 (21.43%) Opsview
6 20 (20.41%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (18.37%) Grafana
8 17 (17.35%) Graphite
9 12 (12.24%) ZABBIX
10 11 (11.22%) Nagios
10 11 (11.22%) rkt
10 11 (11.22%) Salt
11 10 (10.20%) Mesos
11 10 (10.20%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (6.12%) Prometheus
13 4 (4.08%) CFEngine
14 1 (1.02%) Rundeck
14 1 (1.02%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (20.41%) Google
2 16 (16.33%) Microsoft
3 12 (12.24%) IBM
3 12 (12.24%) Red Hat
4 11 (11.22%) Atlassian
5 9 (9.18%) Remedy
6 7 (7.14%) Splunk
7 4 (4.08%) Apple
8 2 (2.04%) VMware
8 2 (2.04%) Zend
9 1 (1.02%) AppDynamics
9 1 (1.02%) Cisco
9 1 (1.02%) Dynatrace
9 1 (1.02%) New Relic
9 1 (1.02%) Oracle
9 1 (1.02%) Riverbed