Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kubernetes (k8s)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 127 187 273
Rank change year-on-year +60 +86 +18
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 133 100 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.05% 1.27% 0.40%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.19% 13.72% 5.28%
Number of salaries quoted 124 64 38
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,750 £37,500 £35,125
90th Percentile £78,375 £77,125 £80,750
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 731 729 758
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.28% 9.26% 7.66%
Number of salaries quoted 579 473 481
West Midlands median annual salary £48,300 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.33% +4.65% +2.38%
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,550 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 16 February 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 16 February 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 +58 55 £55,000 -8.33% 30
Warwickshire +12 26 £52,900 -15.36% 2
Coventry - 15 £51,500 - 4
Staffordshire +12 14 £53,750 +34.38% 6
Shropshire -6 6 £77,500 +51.22% 7
Worcestershire - 3 £60,000 -
Solihull +3 1 £30,000 -50.00%
Wolverhampton - 1 £75,000 -
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 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.

1 122 (91.73%) Docker
2 74 (55.64%) DevOps
3 71 (53.38%) Azure
4 68 (51.13%) AWS
4 68 (51.13%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (46.62%) Terraform
6 51 (38.35%) Ansible
6 51 (38.35%) Linux
7 48 (36.09%) Python
8 43 (32.33%) Bash Shell
9 41 (30.83%) Git (software)
9 41 (30.83%) Continuous Integration
9 41 (30.83%) Microservices
10 40 (30.08%) Infrastructure as Code
11 36 (27.07%) Puppet
11 36 (27.07%) SQL
12 35 (26.32%) NoSQL
13 33 (24.81%) PowerShell
14 32 (24.06%) Open Source
15 31 (23.31%) Jenkins
16 30 (22.56%) GCP
17 27 (20.30%) Microsoft
18 24 (18.05%) Scrum
18 24 (18.05%) Mentoring
19 23 (17.29%) Opscode Chef
20 20 (15.04%) Java
20 20 (15.04%) JavaScript
20 20 (15.04%) GitHub
21 19 (14.29%) React
21 19 (14.29%) Finance

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 3 (2.26%) IIS
1 3 (2.26%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.50%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.75%) Sitefinity
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 71 (53.38%) Azure
2 68 (51.13%) AWS
3 30 (22.56%) GCP
4 20 (15.04%) GitHub
5 13 (9.77%) PaaS
6 11 (8.27%) IaaS
7 7 (5.26%) Office 365
8 5 (3.76%) SaaS
9 4 (3.01%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (2.26%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (2.26%) OpenShift
11 2 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (1.50%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (1.50%) AWS CodePipeline
11 2 (1.50%) Datadog
11 2 (1.50%) Serverless
11 2 (1.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.75%) Azure Functions
12 1 (0.75%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.01%) Skype
2 3 (2.26%) Firewall
2 3 (2.26%) LAN
2 3 (2.26%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.26%) WAN
3 2 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.50%) DMZ
3 2 (1.50%) Internet
3 2 (1.50%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (1.50%) VPN
4 1 (0.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (26.32%) NoSQL
2 16 (12.03%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.01%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.26%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (2.26%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (2.26%) Big Data
4 3 (2.26%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.26%) Pentaho
5 2 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.50%) MySQL
5 2 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.75%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 41 (30.83%) Git (software)
2 31 (23.31%) Jenkins
3 15 (11.28%) GitLab
4 11 (8.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (6.02%) JUnit
6 7 (5.26%) Maven
7 6 (4.51%) Bitbucket
8 5 (3.76%) Cypress.io
9 3 (2.26%) Artifactory
9 3 (2.26%) CircleCI
9 3 (2.26%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.26%) Gradle
9 3 (2.26%) JIRA
9 3 (2.26%) Mockito
9 3 (2.26%) Selenium
9 3 (2.26%) SonarQube
9 3 (2.26%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.50%) jMock
10 2 (1.50%) Postman
10 2 (1.50%) Robot Framework
General
1 19 (14.29%) Finance
2 12 (9.02%) Retail
3 10 (7.52%) Electronics
4 5 (3.76%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.26%) Law
6 2 (1.50%) Automotive
6 2 (1.50%) Billing
6 2 (1.50%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 48 (36.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 30 (22.56%) Platform Engineer
3 23 (17.29%) Azure Engineer
4 21 (15.79%) Developer
5 20 (15.04%) Cloud Engineer
6 16 (12.03%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 14 (10.53%) AWS DevOps
7 14 (10.53%) AWS Engineer
8 13 (9.77%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 11 (8.27%) Java Developer
10 9 (6.77%) Senior Developer
11 8 (6.02%) Junior
12 6 (4.51%) Azure DevOps
12 6 (4.51%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 6 (4.51%) Consultant
12 6 (4.51%) JavaScript Developer
12 6 (4.51%) Senior Java Developer
12 6 (4.51%) Server Support
13 5 (3.76%) Administrator
13 5 (3.76%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.29%) React
2 15 (11.28%) JSON
3 13 (9.77%) Elastic Stack
3 13 (9.77%) Node.js
3 13 (9.77%) Spring
4 11 (8.27%) Spring Boot
5 10 (7.52%) React Native
6 9 (6.77%) .NET
7 8 (6.02%) GraphQL
8 7 (5.26%) Web Services
9 6 (4.51%) Hibernate
9 6 (4.51%) Jest
10 5 (3.76%) HTML
11 4 (3.01%) CSS
11 4 (3.01%) HTML5
11 4 (3.01%) J2EE
11 4 (3.01%) REST
12 3 (2.26%) jOOQ
12 3 (2.26%) JSON Schema
12 3 (2.26%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.53%) Public Cloud
2 10 (7.52%) Infotainment
2 10 (7.52%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (7.52%) User Experience
3 8 (6.02%) Enterprise Cloud
4 3 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.50%) NHS
5 2 (1.50%) Replication
6 1 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.75%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.75%) Derivative
6 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 51 (38.35%) Linux
2 18 (13.53%) Windows
3 13 (9.77%) CentOS
3 13 (9.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (9.77%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.76%) Unix
5 2 (1.50%) Debian
5 2 (1.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (55.64%) DevOps
2 68 (51.13%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (30.83%) Continuous Integration
3 41 (30.83%) Microservices
4 40 (30.08%) Infrastructure as Code
5 32 (24.06%) Open Source
6 24 (18.05%) Mentoring
6 24 (18.05%) Scrum
7 18 (13.53%) Configuration Management
8 17 (12.78%) IT Strategy
9 13 (9.77%) Front End Development
9 13 (9.77%) Migration
9 13 (9.77%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 12 (9.02%) Deployment Automation
10 12 (9.02%) People Management
10 12 (9.02%) SDLC
10 12 (9.02%) Technical Leadership
10 12 (9.02%) Test Automation
11 11 (8.27%) Load Balancing
11 11 (8.27%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 48 (36.09%) Python
2 43 (32.33%) Bash Shell
3 36 (27.07%) SQL
4 33 (24.81%) PowerShell
5 20 (15.04%) Java
5 20 (15.04%) JavaScript
6 15 (11.28%) Perl
7 14 (10.53%) Ruby
7 14 (10.53%) TypeScript
8 11 (8.27%) Go
9 10 (7.52%) C#
10 8 (6.02%) ES6
10 8 (6.02%) ES7
11 6 (4.51%) C++
12 4 (3.01%) Java 8
12 4 (3.01%) Kotlin
13 3 (2.26%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.75%) C
14 1 (0.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (3.76%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.01%) AWS Certification
2 4 (3.01%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.50%) CCIE
4 2 (1.50%) CCNA
4 2 (1.50%) CCNP
4 2 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.50%) MCSA
4 2 (1.50%) RHCE
5 1 (0.75%) Degree
5 1 (0.75%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.26%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 122 (91.73%) Docker
2 5 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.01%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.26%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.50%) Postfix
5 2 (1.50%) XenApp
5 2 (1.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 62 (46.62%) Terraform
2 51 (38.35%) Ansible
3 36 (27.07%) Puppet
4 23 (17.29%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (13.53%) Docker Swarm
6 12 (9.02%) Grafana
6 12 (9.02%) Prometheus
7 11 (8.27%) Consul
7 11 (8.27%) Graphite
7 11 (8.27%) Packer
8 8 (6.02%) Rancher
9 2 (1.50%) FortiGate
9 2 (1.50%) Kibana
9 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.50%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (1.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (1.50%) WSUS
9 2 (1.50%) yum
10 1 (0.75%) logstash
10 1 (0.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (20.30%) Microsoft
2 16 (12.03%) Google
2 16 (12.03%) VMware
3 9 (6.77%) Oracle
4 6 (4.51%) Cisco
5 4 (3.01%) Citrix
6 3 (2.26%) Cloudera
6 3 (2.26%) Hitachi
6 3 (2.26%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.50%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.50%) New Relic
8 1 (0.75%) HP
8 1 (0.75%) NetApp
8 1 (0.75%) Palo Alto