Period
to 30 October 2020

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 30 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 158 199
Rank change year-on-year +120 +41 +109
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 158 113 92
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.84% 1.55% 1.06%
As % of the Systems Management category 37.26% 14.89% 14.11%
Number of salaries quoted 173 103 55
Median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.85% -6.09% +15.00%
10th Percentile £38,750 £28,250 £36,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £79,750
England median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% +3.85%

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 424 759 652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.67% 10.41% 7.53%
Number of salaries quoted 308 591 422
Median annual salary £52,500 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.25% +7.78% +8.10%
10th Percentile £34,850 £27,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +3.77%

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 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 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 +80 89 £57,500 +12.20% 24
Worcestershire +45 17 £52,500 +10.53% 1
Wednesbury +1 13 £60,000 +4.35% 3
Solihull +35 10 £65,000 +18.18% 2
Staffordshire +32 8 £48,750 -30.36% 4
Warwickshire +17 6 £80,000 +54.59%
Coventry +32 4 £72,500 +38.10% 2
Shropshire +9 1 £67,500 -18.18% 5
Walsall - 1 £72,500 -
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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.

1 129 (81.65%) Docker
2 91 (57.59%) AWS
3 84 (53.16%) DevOps
4 81 (51.27%) Azure
5 79 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (39.87%) Python
7 60 (37.97%) Microservices
8 59 (37.34%) Terraform
9 45 (28.48%) Linux
10 44 (27.85%) Ansible
11 39 (24.68%) Continuous Integration
12 38 (24.05%) Git (software)
13 37 (23.42%) Kafka
14 35 (22.15%) GCP
15 34 (21.52%) Jenkins
16 33 (20.89%) PowerShell
17 32 (20.25%) Opscode Chef
17 32 (20.25%) Software Engineering
18 30 (18.99%) SQL
18 30 (18.99%) Infrastructure as Code
19 28 (17.72%) JavaScript
19 28 (17.72%) TDD
19 28 (17.72%) Node.js
20 27 (17.09%) AngularJS
20 27 (17.09%) Bash Shell
21 26 (16.46%) SaaS
21 26 (16.46%) Puppet
22 25 (15.82%) Microsoft
23 24 (15.19%) JIRA
23 24 (15.19%) Open Source

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 16 (10.13%) Confluence
2 15 (9.49%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (4.43%) GlassFish
3 7 (4.43%) JBoss
3 7 (4.43%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.27%) IIS
4 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.63%) Drupal
5 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 7 (4.43%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (2.53%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 91 (57.59%) AWS
2 81 (51.27%) Azure
3 35 (22.15%) GCP
4 26 (16.46%) SaaS
5 22 (13.92%) GitHub
6 18 (11.39%) PaaS
7 14 (8.86%) AWS CloudFormation
8 12 (7.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (4.43%) npm
10 6 (3.80%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (3.80%) OpenShift
10 6 (3.80%) Serverless
11 5 (3.16%) IaaS
12 4 (2.53%) Amazon EKS
12 4 (2.53%) Amazon S3
12 4 (2.53%) AWS CloudTrail
13 3 (1.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (1.27%) Office 365
14 2 (1.27%) Power Automate
14 2 (1.27%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.76%) HTTP
2 5 (3.16%) VPN
3 4 (2.53%) Network Security
4 3 (1.90%) Firewall
5 1 (0.63%) AMQP
5 1 (0.63%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.76%) NoSQL
2 15 (9.49%) SQL Server
3 12 (7.59%) MongoDB
4 8 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (5.06%) Redis
5 7 (4.43%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (3.16%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (2.53%) MySQL
8 3 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.27%) BigQuery
9 2 (1.27%) Bigtable
9 2 (1.27%) Cloud Spanner
10 1 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.63%) DB2
10 1 (0.63%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (24.05%) Git (software)
2 34 (21.52%) Jenkins
3 24 (15.19%) JIRA
4 17 (10.76%) Bitbucket
5 13 (8.23%) TeamCity
6 12 (7.59%) GitLab
7 11 (6.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (5.70%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (5.06%) JUnit
10 7 (4.43%) Apache Archiva
10 7 (4.43%) Artifactory
10 7 (4.43%) Mockito
10 7 (4.43%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.27%) CircleCI
13 1 (0.63%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.63%) JBehave
13 1 (0.63%) PHPUnit
13 1 (0.63%) SonarQube
13 1 (0.63%) TestCafe
General
1 12 (7.59%) Finance
2 10 (6.33%) Retail
3 7 (4.43%) Law
4 6 (3.80%) Digital Economy
5 3 (1.90%) Games
6 2 (1.27%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.27%) Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Automotive
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 48 (30.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 43 (27.22%) Developer
3 19 (12.03%) Lead Developer
4 17 (10.76%) Lead DevOps
5 14 (8.86%) Python Developer
6 13 (8.23%) AWS DevOps
7 11 (6.96%) Architect
7 11 (6.96%) Azure Engineer
8 10 (6.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 9 (5.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 9 (5.70%) AWS Engineer
9 9 (5.70%) Java Developer
9 9 (5.70%) React Developer
10 8 (5.06%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 8 (5.06%) Platform Engineer
11 7 (4.43%) Azure Architect
11 7 (4.43%) Azure DevOps
11 7 (4.43%) Full Stack Developer
11 7 (4.43%) Lead Java Developer
11 7 (4.43%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (23.42%) Kafka
2 28 (17.72%) Node.js
3 27 (17.09%) AngularJS
4 24 (15.19%) React
5 23 (14.56%) .NET
6 19 (12.03%) REST
7 17 (10.76%) Flask
8 16 (10.13%) Vue.js
9 15 (9.49%) Laravel
10 14 (8.86%) Spring
10 14 (8.86%) Spring Boot
11 13 (8.23%) Elastic Stack
12 12 (7.59%) Swagger
13 11 (6.96%) Redux
14 10 (6.33%) .NET Core
15 9 (5.70%) Hibernate
15 9 (5.70%) Java EE
16 8 (5.06%) .NET Framework
16 8 (5.06%) CSS
16 8 (5.06%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.06%) Cybercrime
2 7 (4.43%) Public Cloud
2 7 (4.43%) User Experience
3 6 (3.80%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.16%) Cloud Native
5 4 (2.53%) Blog
5 4 (2.53%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.53%) Social Media
6 3 (1.90%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.90%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.90%) PlayStation
6 3 (1.90%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 45 (28.48%) Linux
2 19 (12.03%) Windows
3 13 (8.23%) Android
4 12 (7.59%) Unix
5 7 (4.43%) Apple iOS
5 7 (4.43%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.80%) CentOS
6 6 (3.80%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.63%) Debian
7 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (53.16%) DevOps
2 79 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (37.97%) Microservices
4 39 (24.68%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (20.25%) Software Engineering
6 30 (18.99%) Infrastructure as Code
7 28 (17.72%) TDD
8 24 (15.19%) Open Source
9 21 (13.29%) Mentoring
9 21 (13.29%) Pair Programming
9 21 (13.29%) Scrum
10 19 (12.03%) API Design
10 19 (12.03%) SDLC
11 16 (10.13%) Unit Testing
12 15 (9.49%) Continuous Delivery
12 15 (9.49%) Deployment Automation
12 15 (9.49%) Migration
13 14 (8.86%) Configuration Management
14 13 (8.23%) ERP
14 13 (8.23%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 63 (39.87%) Python
2 33 (20.89%) PowerShell
3 30 (18.99%) SQL
4 28 (17.72%) JavaScript
5 27 (17.09%) Bash Shell
6 19 (12.03%) Java
6 19 (12.03%) PHP
7 18 (11.39%) Go
8 16 (10.13%) C#
9 9 (5.70%) Java 8
9 9 (5.70%) Perl
10 6 (3.80%) C++
10 6 (3.80%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.80%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.90%) Ruby
11 3 (1.90%) VB
12 2 (1.27%) R
12 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (8.23%) SC Cleared
1 13 (8.23%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.80%) AWS Certification
3 5 (3.16%) Degree
4 4 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.63%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 129 (81.65%) Docker
2 6 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.53%) vSphere
4 3 (1.90%) LXC
5 2 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.63%) Varnish
6 1 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 59 (37.34%) Terraform
2 44 (27.85%) Ansible
3 32 (20.25%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (16.46%) Puppet
5 5 (3.16%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (1.90%) Prometheus
7 2 (1.27%) Consul
7 2 (1.27%) Grafana
7 2 (1.27%) Packer
8 1 (0.63%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.63%) Graphite
8 1 (0.63%) Graylog
8 1 (0.63%) Istio
8 1 (0.63%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.63%) logstash
8 1 (0.63%) Nagios
8 1 (0.63%) Opsgenie
8 1 (0.63%) Rancher
8 1 (0.63%) Salt
Vendors
1 25 (15.82%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.03%) Google
3 9 (5.70%) Oracle
3 9 (5.70%) Red Hat
4 8 (5.06%) IBM
4 8 (5.06%) VMware
5 4 (2.53%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.53%) Splunk
6 3 (1.90%) Apple
6 3 (1.90%) New Relic
7 1 (0.63%) Broadcom
7 1 (0.63%) MuleSoft