Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 111 181 262
Rank change year-on-year +70 +81 +30
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 137 108 62
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.27% 1.36% 0.63%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.00% 13.35% 7.18%
Number of salaries quoted 124 84 65
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £74,625 £79,500
England median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -3.70%

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 685 809 864
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.34% 10.17% 8.71%
Number of salaries quoted 532 526 534
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,900 £70,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%

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 8 April 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 8 April 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 +66 58 £55,000 -4.35% 22
Warwickshire +23 22 £54,500 -9.17% 1
Staffordshire +21 19 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Coventry +14 5 £51,480 +28.70% 4
Shropshire -6 5 £77,500 +51.22% 9
Wednesbury - 3 £40,000 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £40,000 -
Walsall - 2 £60,000 -
Worcestershire - 2 £60,000 - 3
Solihull +1 1 £30,000 -50.00% 1
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 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.

1 124 (90.51%) Docker
2 86 (62.77%) DevOps
3 79 (57.66%) Azure
4 77 (56.20%) AWS
5 70 (51.09%) Terraform
6 66 (48.18%) Python
7 64 (46.72%) Agile Software Development
8 58 (42.34%) Ansible
9 51 (37.23%) Linux
9 51 (37.23%) Git (software)
10 49 (35.77%) Bash Shell
11 46 (33.58%) Microservices
12 45 (32.85%) Infrastructure as Code
13 42 (30.66%) Continuous Integration
14 38 (27.74%) Open Source
14 38 (27.74%) Jenkins
15 36 (26.28%) SQL
15 36 (26.28%) GCP
16 34 (24.82%) NoSQL
17 33 (24.09%) Puppet
17 33 (24.09%) PowerShell
18 27 (19.71%) Microsoft
19 25 (18.25%) Docker Swarm
20 24 (17.52%) Mentoring
20 24 (17.52%) GitHub
21 23 (16.79%) GitLab
22 22 (16.06%) Public Cloud
22 22 (16.06%) Scrum
23 21 (15.33%) Google
23 21 (15.33%) Opscode Chef

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 6 (4.38%) IIS
1 6 (4.38%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.46%) Anypoint
3 2 (1.46%) Confluence
3 2 (1.46%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Magento
1 1 (0.73%) OpenCart
1 1 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 79 (57.66%) Azure
2 77 (56.20%) AWS
3 36 (26.28%) GCP
4 24 (17.52%) GitHub
5 15 (10.95%) PaaS
6 13 (9.49%) IaaS
7 10 (7.30%) SaaS
8 7 (5.11%) Serverless
9 6 (4.38%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (3.65%) AWS CodePipeline
11 4 (2.92%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (2.92%) Datadog
12 3 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (2.19%) Office 365
13 2 (1.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (1.46%) Amazon S3
13 2 (1.46%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (1.46%) AWS CloudTrail
13 2 (1.46%) OpenShift
13 2 (1.46%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.38%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.65%) LAN
2 5 (3.65%) WAN
3 4 (2.92%) Firewall
3 4 (2.92%) Internet
3 4 (2.92%) Software-Defined Networking
4 3 (2.19%) HTTP
5 2 (1.46%) SAN
5 2 (1.46%) Skype
6 1 (0.73%) BGP
6 1 (0.73%) Network Security
6 1 (0.73%) OSPF
6 1 (0.73%) VPN
6 1 (0.73%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (24.82%) NoSQL
2 8 (5.84%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.65%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.92%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (2.19%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (2.19%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (2.19%) Big Data
5 3 (2.19%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.19%) Pentaho
6 2 (1.46%) MySQL
6 2 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.73%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.73%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 51 (37.23%) Git (software)
2 38 (27.74%) Jenkins
3 23 (16.79%) GitLab
4 15 (10.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (8.76%) Bitbucket
6 7 (5.11%) Maven
7 5 (3.65%) JUnit
7 5 (3.65%) TeamCity
8 4 (2.92%) CircleCI
8 4 (2.92%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (2.19%) Artifactory
9 3 (2.19%) Hudson
9 3 (2.19%) JIRA
9 3 (2.19%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.46%) Axure RP
10 2 (1.46%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.46%) DbUnit
10 2 (1.46%) jMock
10 2 (1.46%) Mockito
10 2 (1.46%) Selenium
General
1 17 (12.41%) Finance
2 11 (8.03%) Retail
3 10 (7.30%) Electronics
4 6 (4.38%) Law
5 4 (2.92%) Billing
5 4 (2.92%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.92%) Public Sector
6 3 (2.19%) Automotive
6 3 (2.19%) Marketing
7 1 (0.73%) Games
Job Titles
1 60 (43.80%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (19.71%) Azure Engineer
3 23 (16.79%) Platform Engineer
4 20 (14.60%) Developer
4 20 (14.60%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 17 (12.41%) Cloud Engineer
6 13 (9.49%) Azure DevOps
6 13 (9.49%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 12 (8.76%) AWS DevOps
7 12 (8.76%) AWS Engineer
8 11 (8.03%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 7 (5.11%) Administrator
9 7 (5.11%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (4.38%) Java Developer
10 6 (4.38%) Python Developer
11 5 (3.65%) JavaScript Developer
11 5 (3.65%) Junior
12 4 (2.92%) Linux Engineer
12 4 (2.92%) Software Developer
12 4 (2.92%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.95%) JSON
1 15 (10.95%) Node.js
2 14 (10.22%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (10.22%) Kafka
2 14 (10.22%) React
3 13 (9.49%) Web Services
4 11 (8.03%) .NET
5 7 (5.11%) Spring
6 6 (4.38%) Flask
6 6 (4.38%) LAMP
6 6 (4.38%) React Native
6 6 (4.38%) Spring Boot
7 5 (3.65%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.92%) CSS
8 4 (2.92%) HTML
8 4 (2.92%) Vue.js
8 4 (2.92%) YAML
9 3 (2.19%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (2.19%) REST
9 3 (2.19%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.06%) Public Cloud
2 10 (7.30%) Infotainment
2 10 (7.30%) User Experience
3 9 (6.57%) Enterprise Cloud
3 9 (6.57%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.46%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.46%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.46%) Derivative
5 2 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.73%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.73%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.73%) NHS
6 1 (0.73%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 51 (37.23%) Linux
2 19 (13.87%) Windows
3 13 (9.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (8.76%) CentOS
5 11 (8.03%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (62.77%) DevOps
2 64 (46.72%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (33.58%) Microservices
4 45 (32.85%) Infrastructure as Code
5 42 (30.66%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (27.74%) Open Source
7 24 (17.52%) Mentoring
8 22 (16.06%) Scrum
9 17 (12.41%) IT Strategy
9 17 (12.41%) Software Engineering
10 15 (10.95%) Configuration Management
11 14 (10.22%) Architectural Design
11 14 (10.22%) Test Automation
12 13 (9.49%) High Availability
12 13 (9.49%) Technical Leadership
12 13 (9.49%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 12 (8.76%) Deployment Automation
13 12 (8.76%) Load Balancing
14 11 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (8.03%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 66 (48.18%) Python
2 49 (35.77%) Bash Shell
3 36 (26.28%) SQL
4 33 (24.09%) PowerShell
5 19 (13.87%) Perl
6 18 (13.14%) Ruby
7 17 (12.41%) Java
8 16 (11.68%) Go
8 16 (11.68%) JavaScript
9 11 (8.03%) C#
10 9 (6.57%) C++
11 7 (5.11%) TypeScript
12 5 (3.65%) ES6
12 5 (3.65%) ES7
12 5 (3.65%) Java 8
13 3 (2.19%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.46%) Rust
15 1 (0.73%) C
15 1 (0.73%) PHP
15 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (4.38%) AWS Certification
2 5 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.92%) CCNA
3 4 (2.92%) CCNP
3 4 (2.92%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.92%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.19%) CCIE
4 3 (2.19%) Degree
5 2 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.73%) ISEB
6 1 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.73%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.19%) QA
2 2 (1.46%) SLA
System Software
1 124 (90.51%) Docker
2 6 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.92%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.46%) Postfix
4 2 (1.46%) XenApp
4 2 (1.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 70 (51.09%) Terraform
2 58 (42.34%) Ansible
3 33 (24.09%) Puppet
4 25 (18.25%) Docker Swarm
5 21 (15.33%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (10.95%) Consul
6 15 (10.95%) Packer
7 12 (8.76%) Grafana
7 12 (8.76%) Graphite
7 12 (8.76%) Prometheus
8 9 (6.57%) Rancher
9 3 (2.19%) Nagios
10 2 (1.46%) SCCM
10 2 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.73%) Kibana
11 1 (0.73%) logstash
11 1 (0.73%) Mesos
11 1 (0.73%) MIIS
11 1 (0.73%) rkt
Vendors
1 27 (19.71%) Microsoft
2 21 (15.33%) Google
3 17 (12.41%) VMware
4 5 (3.65%) Cisco
5 4 (2.92%) New Relic
6 3 (2.19%) Cloudera
6 3 (2.19%) Hitachi
6 3 (2.19%) Oracle
7 2 (1.46%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.46%) Citrix
7 2 (1.46%) HP
7 2 (1.46%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.46%) NetApp
7 2 (1.46%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.73%) hybris
8 1 (0.73%) IBM
8 1 (0.73%) Remedy