Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 60 111 188
Rank change year-on-year +51 +77 +68
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 194 138 109
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.01% 2.32% 1.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 30.36% 20.75% 13.26%
Number of salaries quoted 163 117 80
10th Percentile £41,500 £38,550 £37,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £44,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £55,000 £53,750
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% +2.33% +7.50%
75th Percentile £76,875 £65,000 £67,188
90th Percentile £82,250 £78,000 £73,875
England median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - +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 639 665 822
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.22% 11.20% 10.28%
Number of salaries quoted 533 522 542
10th Percentile £32,000 £27,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +21.05% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +42 109 £65,000 +18.18% 55
Solihull +33 17 £45,000 -2.70% 2
Coventry +21 14 £50,000 -2.87% 3
Wednesbury -1 14 £62,500 +56.25%
Worcestershire +14 13 £52,500 -12.50% 3
Warwickshire +3 7 £57,500 +6.48% 1
Shropshire -4 7 £57,500 -25.81% 5
Staffordshire -1 2 £37,500 -31.82% 5
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 160 (82.47%) Docker
2 111 (57.22%) Azure
3 110 (56.70%) DevOps
4 109 (56.19%) Terraform
5 104 (53.61%) AWS
6 94 (48.45%) Agile Software Development
7 86 (44.33%) Python
8 69 (35.57%) Jenkins
9 67 (34.54%) Linux
10 55 (28.35%) Ansible
11 51 (26.29%) PowerShell
12 49 (25.26%) JavaScript
13 48 (24.74%) Infrastructure as Code
14 47 (24.23%) Microservices
15 46 (23.71%) Continuous Integration
16 43 (22.16%) Bash Shell
16 43 (22.16%) Configuration Management
17 41 (21.13%) C#
18 39 (20.10%) SQL
19 37 (19.07%) Microsoft
19 37 (19.07%) GCP
20 36 (18.56%) Git (software)
20 36 (18.56%) React
21 35 (18.04%) Puppet
22 32 (16.49%) SC Cleared
22 32 (16.49%) Security Cleared
22 32 (16.49%) Opscode Chef
23 31 (15.98%) SaaS
23 31 (15.98%) Java
24 30 (15.46%) PaaS

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 (3.61%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.58%) Confluence
2 5 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.58%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.55%) Apache
3 3 (1.55%) JBoss
3 3 (1.55%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.55%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.03%) nginx
Business Applications
1 5 (2.58%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 111 (57.22%) Azure
2 104 (53.61%) AWS
3 37 (19.07%) GCP
4 31 (15.98%) SaaS
5 30 (15.46%) PaaS
6 21 (10.82%) GitHub
7 18 (9.28%) IaaS
8 17 (8.76%) AWS CloudFormation
9 16 (8.25%) Serverless
10 14 (7.22%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (5.67%) Amazon ECS
12 10 (5.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 10 (5.15%) Logic Apps
13 8 (4.12%) OpenShift
14 7 (3.61%) Amazon EKS
15 5 (2.58%) Azure Data Factory
15 5 (2.58%) Power Platform
16 4 (2.06%) npm
16 4 (2.06%) Pulumi
17 3 (1.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.89%) HTTP
2 8 (4.12%) Firewall
3 7 (3.61%) Network Security
4 4 (2.06%) VPN
5 3 (1.55%) DMZ
6 2 (1.03%) OpenVPN
6 2 (1.03%) SMS
7 1 (0.52%) DNS
7 1 (0.52%) Internet
7 1 (0.52%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.92%) MongoDB
2 19 (9.79%) NoSQL
3 15 (7.73%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (6.19%) MySQL
4 12 (6.19%) Relational Database
5 10 (5.15%) Azure SQL Database
6 7 (3.61%) Apache Hive
6 7 (3.61%) Cosmos DB
6 7 (3.61%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.58%) InfluxDB
7 5 (2.58%) Power BI
8 4 (2.06%) Redis
9 3 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.55%) Big Data
10 2 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.03%) BigQuery
10 2 (1.03%) Bigtable
10 2 (1.03%) Cloud Spanner
10 2 (1.03%) MariaDB
10 2 (1.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 69 (35.57%) Jenkins
2 36 (18.56%) Git (software)
3 26 (13.40%) GitLab
4 23 (11.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (9.28%) TeamCity
6 17 (8.76%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (5.15%) JIRA
7 10 (5.15%) Maven
8 9 (4.64%) Gradle
8 9 (4.64%) Hudson
8 9 (4.64%) Vagrant
9 5 (2.58%) Spinnaker
10 3 (1.55%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.55%) Subversion
11 2 (1.03%) CircleCI
11 2 (1.03%) Storybook
11 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (1.03%) webpack
12 1 (0.52%) JUnit
12 1 (0.52%) SonarQube
General
1 12 (6.19%) Public Sector
2 7 (3.61%) Automotive
2 7 (3.61%) Marketing
3 4 (2.06%) Finance
3 4 (2.06%) Retail
4 3 (1.55%) Law
5 2 (1.03%) Digital Economy
6 1 (0.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (36.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 52 (26.80%) Developer
3 31 (15.98%) Platform Engineer
4 28 (14.43%) Azure Engineer
5 25 (12.89%) AWS Engineer
6 22 (11.34%) AWS DevOps
7 21 (10.82%) Python Developer
8 19 (9.79%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 18 (9.28%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 15 (7.73%) Cloud Engineer
11 13 (6.70%) Full Stack Developer
11 13 (6.70%) Senior DevOps
11 13 (6.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 12 (6.19%) Architect
12 12 (6.19%) Java Developer
13 11 (5.67%) Senior Developer
14 10 (5.15%) Lead DevOps
15 9 (4.64%) Azure Architect
16 8 (4.12%) JavaScript Developer
16 8 (4.12%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (18.56%) React
2 29 (14.95%) AngularJS
3 23 (11.86%) .NET
3 23 (11.86%) CSS
3 23 (11.86%) HTML
4 22 (11.34%) Kafka
4 22 (11.34%) Node.js
5 21 (10.82%) REST
5 21 (10.82%) Vue.js
6 16 (8.25%) Elastic Stack
7 13 (6.70%) Flutter
7 13 (6.70%) Web Services
8 12 (6.19%) GraphQL
9 11 (5.67%) Laravel
9 11 (5.67%) Spring
9 11 (5.67%) Spring Boot
10 9 (4.64%) .NET Core
11 8 (4.12%) Flask
12 7 (3.61%) Hibernate
12 7 (3.61%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (4.64%) Public Cloud
3 6 (3.09%) Cloud Native
4 3 (1.55%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.03%) Cybercrime
5 2 (1.03%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.03%) iPad
5 2 (1.03%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.52%) RIA
6 1 (0.52%) User Experience
6 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 67 (34.54%) Linux
2 28 (14.43%) Windows
3 18 (9.28%) Ubuntu
4 16 (8.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (6.19%) CentOS
6 10 (5.15%) Unix
7 7 (3.61%) Alpine Linux
7 7 (3.61%) Windows Server
8 4 (2.06%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (2.06%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (1.03%) Android
10 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (56.70%) DevOps
2 94 (48.45%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (24.74%) Infrastructure as Code
4 47 (24.23%) Microservices
5 46 (23.71%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (22.16%) Configuration Management
7 29 (14.95%) Deployment Automation
8 28 (14.43%) Migration
9 27 (13.92%) TDD
10 26 (13.40%) Open Source
10 26 (13.40%) Software Engineering
11 17 (8.76%) Load Balancing
11 17 (8.76%) Mentoring
12 14 (7.22%) Continuous Deployment
12 14 (7.22%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (6.70%) High Availability
13 13 (6.70%) Identity Access Management
14 12 (6.19%) Logistics
14 12 (6.19%) Project Management
15 11 (5.67%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 86 (44.33%) Python
2 51 (26.29%) PowerShell
3 49 (25.26%) JavaScript
4 43 (22.16%) Bash Shell
5 41 (21.13%) C#
6 39 (20.10%) SQL
7 31 (15.98%) Java
8 30 (15.46%) Go
9 19 (9.79%) Ruby
10 17 (8.76%) PHP
11 14 (7.22%) Perl
12 6 (3.09%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.55%) C++
13 3 (1.55%) Groovy
14 2 (1.03%) ES6
14 2 (1.03%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.52%) Clojure
15 1 (0.52%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 32 (16.49%) SC Cleared
1 32 (16.49%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.61%) AWS Certification
3 4 (2.06%) Degree
4 3 (1.55%) CCNA
4 3 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.55%) RHCE
4 3 (1.55%) RHCSA
5 2 (1.03%) CCIE
5 2 (1.03%) CCNP
6 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.06%) QA
System Software
1 160 (82.47%) Docker
2 14 (7.22%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.55%) Firmware
5 3 (1.55%) LXC
6 1 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 109 (56.19%) Terraform
2 55 (28.35%) Ansible
3 35 (18.04%) Puppet
4 32 (16.49%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (11.86%) Prometheus
6 20 (10.31%) Docker Swarm
7 18 (9.28%) Grafana
7 18 (9.28%) Packer
8 17 (8.76%) Consul
9 10 (5.15%) Graphite
10 9 (4.64%) Nagios
11 7 (3.61%) CFEngine
12 6 (3.09%) Opsview
13 5 (2.58%) Zipkin
14 4 (2.06%) Salt
15 3 (1.55%) Rundeck
16 2 (1.03%) Graylog
16 2 (1.03%) logstash
16 2 (1.03%) Opsgenie
16 2 (1.03%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 37 (19.07%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.79%) Red Hat
3 17 (8.76%) Google
4 16 (8.25%) Oracle
5 5 (2.58%) Databricks
5 5 (2.58%) New Relic
5 5 (2.58%) SaltStack
5 5 (2.58%) Sparx
5 5 (2.58%) Splunk
5 5 (2.58%) VMware
6 3 (1.55%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.03%) Apple
7 2 (1.03%) Dynatrace
7 2 (1.03%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.52%) Cisco
8 1 (0.52%) RedGate