Period
to 18 June 2019

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 18 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 176 232 291
Rank change year-on-year +56 +59 +55
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 105 73 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.36% 0.78% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.24% 8.95% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 80 56 18
West Midlands median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% - +37.93%
10th Percentile £43,125 £33,000 £44,250
90th Percentile £76,375 £78,750 £75,750
England median annual salary £68,500 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +5.38% -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 793 816 729
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.24% 8.67% 7.45%
Number of salaries quoted 529 495 520
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,500 £61,325
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 18 June 2019.

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 18 June 2019. 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 53 £57,500 -4.17% 3
Shropshire 0 16 £51,250 -37.88% 2
Coventry +32 9 £47,500 - 1
Warwickshire - 6 £51,750 -
Solihull -1 3 £57,500 - 2
Staffordshire -3 3 £100,000 +100.00%
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, 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.

1 101 (96.19%) Docker
2 74 (70.48%) Amazon AWS
3 68 (64.76%) DevOps
4 67 (63.81%) Jenkins
5 61 (58.10%) Microsoft Azure
6 57 (54.29%) Puppet
7 53 (50.48%) Linux
8 50 (47.62%) Python
9 46 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
10 42 (40.00%) Configuration Management
10 42 (40.00%) Ansible
10 42 (40.00%) Terraform
11 38 (36.19%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (34.29%) Java
13 33 (31.43%) Opscode Chef
14 31 (29.52%) Git (software)
15 30 (28.57%) Microservices
16 28 (26.67%) Bash Shell
16 28 (26.67%) SQL
17 23 (21.90%) Google
17 23 (21.90%) Docker Swarm
18 22 (20.95%) Open Source
18 22 (20.95%) Google Cloud Platform
18 22 (20.95%) Go
19 21 (20.00%) NoSQL
19 21 (20.00%) Windows
20 20 (19.05%) Ruby
21 19 (18.10%) PaaS
21 19 (18.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
22 18 (17.14%) IaaS

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 (7.62%) SharePoint
1 8 (7.62%) Skype for Business
2 7 (6.67%) Apache Spark
2 7 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (5.71%) Apache
4 5 (4.76%) nginx
5 1 (0.95%) IIS
5 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 74 (70.48%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (58.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (20.95%) Google Cloud Platform
4 19 (18.10%) PaaS
5 18 (17.14%) IaaS
6 12 (11.43%) Serverless
7 11 (10.48%) GitHub
7 11 (10.48%) SaaS
8 10 (9.52%) Amazon S3
9 9 (8.57%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (8.57%) Azure Functions
10 8 (7.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 8 (7.62%) Amazon ECS
10 8 (7.62%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (7.62%) Azure Machine Learning
10 8 (7.62%) Office 365
11 7 (6.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 7 (6.67%) Route 53
12 6 (5.71%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (5.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.62%) Cisco ASA
1 8 (7.62%) Remote Desktop
1 8 (7.62%) Skype
2 5 (4.76%) DNS
3 3 (2.86%) OpenVPN
3 3 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 11 (10.48%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (8.57%) Azure SQL Database
4 8 (7.62%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (7.62%) MongoDB
5 7 (6.67%) BigQuery
5 7 (6.67%) Bigtable
5 7 (6.67%) MySQL
6 6 (5.71%) NewSQL
7 5 (4.76%) Oracle Database
7 5 (4.76%) Redis
8 4 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.86%) Amazon Aurora
9 3 (2.86%) InfluxDB
9 3 (2.86%) Neo4j
9 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.86%) SQL Server
10 2 (1.90%) Big Data
10 2 (1.90%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.95%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 67 (63.81%) Jenkins
2 31 (29.52%) Git (software)
3 19 (18.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 16 (15.24%) GitLab
5 11 (10.48%) TeamCity
6 9 (8.57%) CircleCI
6 9 (8.57%) Codeship
6 9 (8.57%) Gradle
7 8 (7.62%) Vagrant
8 6 (5.71%) Bitbucket
8 6 (5.71%) Eclipse
9 5 (4.76%) Subversion
10 4 (3.81%) Travis CI
11 3 (2.86%) Hudson
11 3 (2.86%) Maven
11 3 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (1.90%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.90%) SoapUI
12 2 (1.90%) SonarQube
12 2 (1.90%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (6.67%) Retail
2 6 (5.71%) Finance
3 3 (2.86%) Marketing
4 2 (1.90%) Banking
4 2 (1.90%) Games
5 1 (0.95%) Automotive
5 1 (0.95%) Legal
5 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (45.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (20.95%) Developer
3 15 (14.29%) Platform Engineer
4 14 (13.33%) AWS DevOps
4 14 (13.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 14 (13.33%) AWS Engineer
4 14 (13.33%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 13 (12.38%) Java Developer
6 7 (6.67%) Architect
7 6 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.76%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Azure DevOps
9 4 (3.81%) Azure Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Digital Architect
9 4 (3.81%) Java Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Java Software Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.29%) Spring
2 13 (12.38%) Web Services
3 12 (11.43%) Elastic Stack
3 12 (11.43%) Node.js
4 10 (9.52%) AngularJS
5 9 (8.57%) JSON
5 9 (8.57%) SAML
5 9 (8.57%) Spring Boot
6 7 (6.67%) .NET
6 7 (6.67%) Kafka
6 7 (6.67%) React
7 6 (5.71%) REST
7 6 (5.71%) XML
8 4 (3.81%) Dropwizard
8 4 (3.81%) Hibernate
8 4 (3.81%) J2EE
8 4 (3.81%) Java EE
8 4 (3.81%) LAMP
8 4 (3.81%) Play Framework
8 4 (3.81%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.19%) Public Cloud
2 5 (4.76%) NHS
3 4 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.81%) Cloud Native
4 3 (2.86%) Video\Live Streaming
5 2 (1.90%) Cyberattack
5 2 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.95%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 53 (50.48%) Linux
2 21 (20.00%) Windows
3 14 (13.33%) Unix
4 8 (7.62%) Ubuntu
5 6 (5.71%) CentOS
6 5 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.81%) DC/OS
7 4 (3.81%) Windows Server
7 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.86%) Android
8 3 (2.86%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.95%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (64.76%) DevOps
2 46 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 38 (36.19%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (28.57%) Microservices
6 22 (20.95%) Open Source
7 18 (17.14%) Deployment Automation
8 15 (14.29%) Artificial Intelligence
8 15 (14.29%) IT Strategy
9 14 (13.33%) SDLC
10 13 (12.38%) Continuous Delivery
10 13 (12.38%) High Availability
10 13 (12.38%) Infrastructure as Code
10 13 (12.38%) Mentoring
10 13 (12.38%) Software Engineering
11 12 (11.43%) Machine Learning
12 11 (10.48%) Scrum
12 11 (10.48%) Test Automation
12 11 (10.48%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 10 (9.52%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 50 (47.62%) Python
2 36 (34.29%) Java
3 28 (26.67%) Bash Shell
3 28 (26.67%) SQL
4 22 (20.95%) Go
5 20 (19.05%) Ruby
6 14 (13.33%) PowerShell
7 11 (10.48%) Perl
7 11 (10.48%) PHP
8 8 (7.62%) Groovy
8 8 (7.62%) Scala
9 5 (4.76%) C#
9 5 (4.76%) JavaScript
9 5 (4.76%) Shell Script
10 4 (3.81%) Clojure
10 4 (3.81%) Elixir
10 4 (3.81%) Haskell
10 4 (3.81%) Kotlin
10 4 (3.81%) ML
11 3 (2.86%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.67%) AWS Certification
2 7 (6.67%) Degree
3 3 (2.86%) RHCE
3 3 (2.86%) RHCSA
4 2 (1.90%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.95%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.95%) GDPR
1 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 101 (96.19%) Docker
2 12 (11.43%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (7.62%) Active Directory
3 8 (7.62%) XenApp
3 8 (7.62%) XenDesktop
4 7 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (3.81%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.81%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 57 (54.29%) Puppet
2 42 (40.00%) Ansible
2 42 (40.00%) Terraform
3 33 (31.43%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (21.90%) Docker Swarm
5 15 (14.29%) Packer
6 13 (12.38%) Opsview
7 11 (10.48%) Grafana
8 9 (8.57%) CFEngine
9 8 (7.62%) FortiGate
9 8 (7.62%) HP Data Protector
9 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (7.62%) NetBackup
10 7 (6.67%) Consul
11 6 (5.71%) Nagios
12 5 (4.76%) Prometheus
12 5 (4.76%) Salt
13 4 (3.81%) Graphite
14 3 (2.86%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 3 (2.86%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (21.90%) Google
2 15 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 13 (12.38%) Oracle
4 11 (10.48%) Red Hat
5 9 (8.57%) Atlassian
6 8 (7.62%) arcserve
6 8 (7.62%) CheckPoint
6 8 (7.62%) Cisco
6 8 (7.62%) Citrix
6 8 (7.62%) CommVault
6 8 (7.62%) Veeam
7 7 (6.67%) VMware
8 5 (4.76%) Splunk
9 4 (3.81%) New Relic
10 2 (1.90%) Cloudera
10 2 (1.90%) Hortonworks
10 2 (1.90%) SaltStack
10 2 (1.90%) SAP
10 2 (1.90%) ServiceNow