Period
to 24 January 2021

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 24 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 39 136 196
Rank change year-on-year +97 +60 +98
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 200 129 101
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.70% 1.92% 1.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 37.24% 17.48% 14.62%
Number of salaries quoted 211 115 68
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £38,750 £28,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -3.57% +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 537 738 691
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.31% 10.97% 8.83%
Number of salaries quoted 413 587 453
Median annual salary £55,000 £48,300 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.87% +7.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £33,500 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 24 January 2021.

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 24 January 2021. 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 +72 111 £60,000 +9.09% 33
Wednesbury - 19 £60,000 - 1
Worcestershire +33 18 £52,500 +13.51% 2
Solihull +32 14 £65,000 +116.67% 4
Coventry +23 10 £50,000 -2.91% 2
Warwickshire +3 9 £80,000 +51.23%
Staffordshire +22 3 £42,500 -27.66% 2
Shropshire -1 2 £62,500 -19.35% 2
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, 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.

1 152 (76.00%) Docker
2 122 (61.00%) AWS
3 110 (55.00%) Azure
3 110 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
4 107 (53.50%) DevOps
5 96 (48.00%) Terraform
6 75 (37.50%) Python
7 70 (35.00%) Microservices
8 60 (30.00%) Ansible
8 60 (30.00%) Linux
9 59 (29.50%) Jenkins
10 52 (26.00%) Git (software)
11 47 (23.50%) Continuous Integration
12 43 (21.50%) JavaScript
12 43 (21.50%) Infrastructure as Code
13 41 (20.50%) Opscode Chef
13 41 (20.50%) PowerShell
14 40 (20.00%) SQL
14 40 (20.00%) GCP
15 39 (19.50%) Microsoft
16 38 (19.00%) SaaS
17 37 (18.50%) Open Source
18 36 (18.00%) Kafka
18 36 (18.00%) TDD
19 35 (17.50%) Configuration Management
20 34 (17.00%) AngularJS
20 34 (17.00%) Puppet
21 33 (16.50%) Bash Shell
22 31 (15.50%) PaaS
22 31 (15.50%) Node.js

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 18 (9.00%) Confluence
2 12 (6.00%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (3.50%) GlassFish
3 7 (3.50%) JBoss
3 7 (3.50%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.00%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.00%) IIS
4 2 (1.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.50%) Drupal
5 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 7 (3.50%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (2.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 122 (61.00%) AWS
2 110 (55.00%) Azure
3 40 (20.00%) GCP
4 38 (19.00%) SaaS
5 31 (15.50%) PaaS
6 30 (15.00%) GitHub
7 18 (9.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 18 (9.00%) AWS CloudFormation
8 14 (7.00%) IaaS
9 12 (6.00%) Serverless
10 9 (4.50%) OpenShift
11 8 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (3.50%) Logic Apps
12 7 (3.50%) npm
13 5 (2.50%) Amazon ECS
13 5 (2.50%) Amazon EKS
14 4 (2.00%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (1.50%) Amazon S3
15 3 (1.50%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 28 (14.00%) HTTP
2 5 (2.50%) Network Security
2 5 (2.50%) VPN
3 4 (2.00%) Firewall
4 2 (1.00%) OpenVPN
5 1 (0.50%) AMQP
5 1 (0.50%) DNS
5 1 (0.50%) Internet
5 1 (0.50%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.50%) MongoDB
1 17 (8.50%) NoSQL
1 17 (8.50%) PostgreSQL
1 17 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 10 (5.00%) MySQL
4 9 (4.50%) Redis
5 8 (4.00%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.00%) BigQuery
7 4 (2.00%) Bigtable
7 4 (2.00%) Cloud Spanner
8 2 (1.00%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.00%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.00%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.50%) DB2
9 1 (0.50%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 59 (29.50%) Jenkins
2 52 (26.00%) Git (software)
3 26 (13.00%) JIRA
4 21 (10.50%) GitLab
5 17 (8.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 17 (8.50%) Bitbucket
6 15 (7.50%) Octopus Deploy
6 15 (7.50%) TeamCity
7 8 (4.00%) JUnit
8 7 (3.50%) Apache Archiva
8 7 (3.50%) Artifactory
8 7 (3.50%) Gradle
8 7 (3.50%) Maven
8 7 (3.50%) Mockito
8 7 (3.50%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (2.00%) Hudson
9 4 (2.00%) Vagrant
10 3 (1.50%) CircleCI
10 3 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (7.00%) Finance
2 11 (5.50%) Retail
3 7 (3.50%) Automotive
4 6 (3.00%) Digital Economy
5 5 (2.50%) Public Sector
6 4 (2.00%) Marketing
7 3 (1.50%) Banking
7 3 (1.50%) Games
8 2 (1.00%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 68 (34.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 57 (28.50%) Developer
3 22 (11.00%) Python Developer
4 21 (10.50%) AWS DevOps
5 20 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
5 20 (10.00%) Lead Developer
6 19 (9.50%) Lead DevOps
7 18 (9.00%) Architect
8 17 (8.50%) AWS Engineer
9 16 (8.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 16 (8.00%) Platform Engineer
10 15 (7.50%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 15 (7.50%) Java Developer
11 13 (6.50%) Azure Architect
12 12 (6.00%) Cloud Engineer
12 12 (6.00%) Senior Developer
13 11 (5.50%) Senior DevOps
13 11 (5.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 10 (5.00%) Azure DevOps
14 10 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (18.00%) Kafka
2 34 (17.00%) AngularJS
3 31 (15.50%) Node.js
4 29 (14.50%) React
5 27 (13.50%) REST
6 26 (13.00%) .NET
7 21 (10.50%) Vue.js
8 19 (9.50%) Spring
8 19 (9.50%) Spring Boot
9 18 (9.00%) Elastic Stack
9 18 (9.00%) Laravel
10 16 (8.00%) CSS
11 14 (7.00%) Flask
11 14 (7.00%) Hibernate
11 14 (7.00%) HTML
12 10 (5.00%) Redux
12 10 (5.00%) Swagger
13 9 (4.50%) Web Services
14 8 (4.00%) .NET Framework
14 8 (4.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.00%) Public Cloud
2 8 (4.00%) Cybercrime
2 8 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (3.00%) Cloud Native
3 6 (3.00%) Private Cloud
3 6 (3.00%) User Experience
4 5 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.00%) Blog
5 4 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.00%) Social Media
6 3 (1.50%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.50%) PlayStation
7 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.50%) RIA
8 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 60 (30.00%) Linux
2 22 (11.00%) Windows
3 15 (7.50%) Unix
4 14 (7.00%) Ubuntu
5 10 (5.00%) Android
6 8 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (3.50%) Apple iOS
7 7 (3.50%) CentOS
8 6 (3.00%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.50%) Debian
9 1 (0.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (53.50%) DevOps
3 70 (35.00%) Microservices
4 47 (23.50%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (21.50%) Infrastructure as Code
6 37 (18.50%) Open Source
7 36 (18.00%) TDD
8 35 (17.50%) Configuration Management
9 29 (14.50%) Deployment Automation
9 29 (14.50%) Software Engineering
10 27 (13.50%) Migration
11 22 (11.00%) API Design
11 22 (11.00%) Scrum
11 22 (11.00%) SDLC
12 19 (9.50%) Mentoring
13 17 (8.50%) Pair Programming
13 17 (8.50%) Unit Testing
14 14 (7.00%) Logistics
14 14 (7.00%) Test Automation
15 13 (6.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 75 (37.50%) Python
2 43 (21.50%) JavaScript
3 41 (20.50%) PowerShell
4 40 (20.00%) SQL
5 33 (16.50%) Bash Shell
6 31 (15.50%) Java
7 25 (12.50%) C#
7 25 (12.50%) Go
8 23 (11.50%) PHP
9 12 (6.00%) Perl
10 10 (5.00%) TypeScript
11 9 (4.50%) Ruby
12 8 (4.00%) Java 8
13 7 (3.50%) C++
14 5 (2.50%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.50%) VB
16 2 (1.00%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.50%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (12.00%) SC Cleared
1 24 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.50%) AWS Certification
3 5 (2.50%) Degree
4 3 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.00%) CCNA
5 2 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.50%) CCIE
6 1 (0.50%) CCNP
6 1 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 152 (76.00%) Docker
2 8 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.00%) LXC
4 2 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.50%) Varnish
5 1 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 96 (48.00%) Terraform
2 60 (30.00%) Ansible
3 41 (20.50%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (17.00%) Puppet
5 10 (5.00%) Prometheus
6 9 (4.50%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (3.50%) Grafana
8 6 (3.00%) Packer
9 5 (2.50%) Consul
10 4 (2.00%) CFEngine
10 4 (2.00%) Nagios
11 2 (1.00%) Graylog
11 2 (1.00%) logstash
11 2 (1.00%) Opsgenie
12 1 (0.50%) Graphite
12 1 (0.50%) Istio
12 1 (0.50%) ITRS Geneos
12 1 (0.50%) Rancher
12 1 (0.50%) Salt
12 1 (0.50%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 39 (19.50%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.50%) Google
2 23 (11.50%) Oracle
3 15 (7.50%) Red Hat
4 9 (4.50%) Splunk
5 8 (4.00%) IBM
6 5 (2.50%) Apple
7 4 (2.00%) New Relic
8 3 (1.50%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.50%) VMware
9 1 (0.50%) Broadcom
9 1 (0.50%) Cisco
9 1 (0.50%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.50%) SaltStack