Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 159 204 308
Rank change year-on-year +45 +104 +19
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 114 91 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.57% 1.06% 0.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.08% 13.96% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 94 51 19
West Midlands median annual salary £54,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.09% +15.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £28,250 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £81,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -7.14%

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 756 652 785
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.39% 7.60% 7.95%
Number of salaries quoted 586 424 585
West Midlands median annual salary £48,931 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.74% +7.14% -1.18%
10th Percentile £28,000 £31,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £66,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,635
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.49% +5.27%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +46 55 £50,000 -13.04% 34
Warwickshire +2 16 £51,750 - 5
Coventry - 15 £52,500 -
Staffordshire +6 6 £70,000 +33.33% 2
Shropshire -14 6 £82,500 +32.00% 3
Worcestershire -4 5 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Solihull - 1 £55,000 -
Wednesbury - 1 £57,500 -
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 104 (91.23%) Docker
2 63 (55.26%) DevOps
3 56 (49.12%) Azure
4 55 (48.25%) AWS
5 52 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (43.86%) Linux
7 47 (41.23%) Jenkins
8 40 (35.09%) Puppet
9 39 (34.21%) Ansible
10 36 (31.58%) Terraform
10 36 (31.58%) Python
11 34 (29.82%) Java
12 29 (25.44%) Microservices
13 26 (22.81%) SQL
13 26 (22.81%) Git (software)
13 26 (22.81%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (21.05%) MongoDB
14 24 (21.05%) Open Source
15 23 (20.18%) Microsoft
16 22 (19.30%) Bash Shell
17 21 (18.42%) NoSQL
17 21 (18.42%) Configuration Management
18 20 (17.54%) Opscode Chef
19 19 (16.67%) PowerShell
20 18 (15.79%) Software Engineering
21 17 (14.91%) Windows
21 17 (14.91%) Node.js
22 16 (14.04%) GCP
22 16 (14.04%) GitLab
22 16 (14.04%) React

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 7 (6.14%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (4.39%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.39%) Skype for Business
3 4 (3.51%) Apache
3 4 (3.51%) nginx
4 3 (2.63%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.88%) Weka
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) OpenCart
1 2 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 56 (49.12%) Azure
2 55 (48.25%) AWS
3 16 (14.04%) GCP
4 14 (12.28%) Office 365
5 12 (10.53%) GitHub
5 12 (10.53%) PaaS
6 11 (9.65%) Amazon S3
6 11 (9.65%) SaaS
6 11 (9.65%) Serverless
7 10 (8.77%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (7.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 8 (7.02%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 8 (7.02%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (7.02%) Azure Functions
9 7 (6.14%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (5.26%) Amazon ECS
10 6 (5.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 6 (5.26%) IaaS
10 6 (5.26%) Route 53
10 6 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.39%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (4.39%) Skype
2 4 (3.51%) DNS
3 3 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (1.75%) DMZ
4 2 (1.75%) Firewall
4 2 (1.75%) OpenVPN
4 2 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.05%) MongoDB
2 21 (18.42%) NoSQL
3 8 (7.02%) Azure SQL Database
3 8 (7.02%) MySQL
4 7 (6.14%) SQL Server
5 6 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (4.39%) Cosmos DB
7 4 (3.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (2.63%) Big Data
8 3 (2.63%) BigQuery
8 3 (2.63%) Bigtable
8 3 (2.63%) NewSQL
8 3 (2.63%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.75%) Amazon Aurora
9 2 (1.75%) InfluxDB
9 2 (1.75%) Redis
10 1 (0.88%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (41.23%) Jenkins
2 26 (22.81%) Git (software)
3 16 (14.04%) GitLab
4 8 (7.02%) JIRA
5 7 (6.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (6.14%) TeamCity
6 5 (4.39%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (3.51%) CircleCI
7 4 (3.51%) Gradle
7 4 (3.51%) JUnit
8 3 (2.63%) Codeship
8 3 (2.63%) Maven
8 3 (2.63%) SonarQube
8 3 (2.63%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.75%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.75%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.75%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.75%) Robot Framework
9 2 (1.75%) Selenium
9 2 (1.75%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (11.40%) Finance
2 10 (8.77%) Retail
3 6 (5.26%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.75%) Automotive
4 2 (1.75%) Marketing
5 1 (0.88%) Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (29.82%) DevOps Engineer
2 29 (25.44%) Developer
3 17 (14.91%) Java Developer
4 13 (11.40%) Platform Engineer
5 11 (9.65%) Cloud Engineer
6 10 (8.77%) AWS DevOps
6 10 (8.77%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 10 (8.77%) AWS Engineer
6 10 (8.77%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 8 (7.02%) Senior Developer
8 7 (6.14%) Junior
9 6 (5.26%) Analyst
9 6 (5.26%) Architect
9 6 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (5.26%) Senior Support Analyst
9 6 (5.26%) Server Support
9 6 (5.26%) Server Support Analyst
9 6 (5.26%) Software Engineer
9 6 (5.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.91%) Node.js
2 16 (14.04%) Elastic Stack
2 16 (14.04%) React
3 13 (11.40%) JSON
3 13 (11.40%) Spring
4 10 (8.77%) .NET
4 10 (8.77%) Web Services
5 9 (7.89%) SAML
6 8 (7.02%) Spring Boot
7 7 (6.14%) AngularJS
8 6 (5.26%) GraphQL
8 6 (5.26%) Hibernate
8 6 (5.26%) Kafka
8 6 (5.26%) React Native
8 6 (5.26%) RESTful
9 5 (4.39%) Jest
10 4 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (3.51%) Dropwizard
10 4 (3.51%) Play Framework
10 4 (3.51%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.89%) Public Cloud
2 5 (4.39%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (4.39%) NHS
3 4 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.63%) Wiki
5 2 (1.75%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.75%) Replication
5 2 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.75%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.88%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.88%) Derivative
6 1 (0.88%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 50 (43.86%) Linux
2 17 (14.91%) Windows
3 11 (9.65%) Unix
4 8 (7.02%) CentOS
4 8 (7.02%) Windows Server
5 7 (6.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.51%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.75%) Debian
8 1 (0.88%) Android
8 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (55.26%) DevOps
2 52 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (25.44%) Microservices
4 26 (22.81%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (21.05%) Open Source
6 21 (18.42%) Configuration Management
7 18 (15.79%) Software Engineering
8 16 (14.04%) Deployment Automation
9 15 (13.16%) Scrum
10 14 (12.28%) Continuous Delivery
10 14 (12.28%) Infrastructure as Code
11 13 (11.40%) Artificial Intelligence
12 11 (9.65%) Fintech
12 11 (9.65%) IT Strategy
12 11 (9.65%) Mentoring
12 11 (9.65%) MVC
13 9 (7.89%) Presales
13 9 (7.89%) Project Delivery
14 7 (6.14%) Front End Development
14 7 (6.14%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 36 (31.58%) Python
2 34 (29.82%) Java
3 26 (22.81%) SQL
4 22 (19.30%) Bash Shell
5 19 (16.67%) PowerShell
6 14 (12.28%) JavaScript
7 12 (10.53%) Go
7 12 (10.53%) Ruby
8 11 (9.65%) TypeScript
9 10 (8.77%) C#
10 8 (7.02%) Scala
11 7 (6.14%) Groovy
11 7 (6.14%) Kotlin
12 5 (4.39%) PHP
13 4 (3.51%) ES6
13 4 (3.51%) ES7
13 4 (3.51%) Perl
13 4 (3.51%) Shell Script
14 3 (2.63%) Haskell
14 3 (2.63%) ML
Qualifications
1 10 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.51%) AWS Certification
2 4 (3.51%) Degree
3 3 (2.63%) RHCE
4 2 (1.75%) ISEB
4 2 (1.75%) MCSA
4 2 (1.75%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.88%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 104 (91.23%) Docker
2 13 (11.40%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.63%) XenApp
5 3 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (35.09%) Puppet
2 39 (34.21%) Ansible
3 36 (31.58%) Terraform
4 20 (17.54%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (10.53%) Grafana
6 11 (9.65%) Docker Swarm
6 11 (9.65%) Packer
6 11 (9.65%) Prometheus
7 7 (6.14%) Consul
7 7 (6.14%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (5.26%) Graphite
9 5 (4.39%) FortiGate
9 5 (4.39%) Kibana
9 5 (4.39%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (3.51%) logstash
10 4 (3.51%) Mesos
10 4 (3.51%) rkt
11 3 (2.63%) CFEngine
11 3 (2.63%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (2.63%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 23 (20.18%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.65%) VMware
3 9 (7.89%) Google
3 9 (7.89%) Oracle
4 6 (5.26%) Cisco
5 5 (4.39%) Atlassian
5 5 (4.39%) CheckPoint
5 5 (4.39%) Citrix
6 4 (3.51%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.63%) arcserve
7 3 (2.63%) CommVault
7 3 (2.63%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 3 (2.63%) Veeam
8 2 (1.75%) IBM
8 2 (1.75%) Remedy
8 2 (1.75%) SaltStack
8 2 (1.75%) SAP
8 2 (1.75%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.88%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.88%) Splunk