Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Kubernetes (K8s)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 209 311 328
Rank change year-on-year +102 +17 +2
Permanent jobs citing Kubernetes 93 19 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.08% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.60% 2.42% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 52 19 9
West Midlands median annual salary £56,250 £50,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +66.67% -
10th Percentile £35,125 £32,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £80,875 £75,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £71,250
% change year-on-year +3.85% -8.77% +1.79%

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 637 786 856
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.37% 7.94% 7.32%
Number of salaries quoted 427 585 539
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £30,900 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00% -

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018. 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 +43 47 £57,500 +6.98% 14
Shropshire +42 31 £62,500 -7.41% 9
Staffordshire +21 9 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Worcestershire - 2 £40,000 - 1
Warwickshire +36 1 - - 1
Kubernetes
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 83 (89.25%) Docker
2 63 (67.74%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (67.74%) Open Source
2 63 (67.74%) Java
3 61 (65.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 58 (62.37%) DevOps
5 50 (53.76%) Python
6 49 (52.69%) Microservices
7 48 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (43.01%) Terraform
9 38 (40.86%) Software Engineering
10 37 (39.78%) Ansible
11 35 (37.63%) Git (software)
12 34 (36.56%) Puppet
12 34 (36.56%) Configuration Management
13 33 (35.48%) Continuous Integration
14 31 (33.33%) Jenkins
15 30 (32.26%) Go
16 28 (30.11%) Consul
17 27 (29.03%) Packer
17 27 (29.03%) Ruby
18 25 (26.88%) Google
19 24 (25.81%) Vagrant
20 23 (24.73%) Google Cloud Platform
20 23 (24.73%) Linux
21 22 (23.66%) Opscode Chef
21 22 (23.66%) Docker Swarm
22 21 (22.58%) Grafana
22 21 (22.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
22 21 (22.58%) 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 16 (17.20%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (7.53%) OpenStack
3 6 (6.45%) Drupal
3 6 (6.45%) eZ Publish
4 3 (3.23%) Confluence
5 2 (2.15%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.15%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.15%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (5.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.15%) Blender
Business Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 63 (67.74%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (65.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (24.73%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (13.98%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (12.90%) PaaS
6 11 (11.83%) SaaS
7 8 (8.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 8 (8.60%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (6.45%) Amazon S3
8 6 (6.45%) AWS CodePipeline
8 6 (6.45%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (6.45%) CloudFront
8 6 (6.45%) Fastly
8 6 (6.45%) IaaS
8 6 (6.45%) IBM Cloud
8 6 (6.45%) iPaaS
8 6 (6.45%) OpenShift
8 6 (6.45%) Serverless
8 6 (6.45%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.28%) Firewall
2 16 (17.20%) VPN
3 3 (3.23%) DNS
4 2 (2.15%) NAS
4 2 (2.15%) Network Security
4 2 (2.15%) SAN
4 2 (2.15%) VSAN
5 1 (1.08%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.05%) MongoDB
2 12 (12.90%) NoSQL
3 11 (11.83%) MySQL
3 11 (11.83%) Redis
4 9 (9.68%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (8.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 7 (7.53%) BigQuery
6 7 (7.53%) Bigtable
7 5 (5.38%) Relational Database
8 4 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (3.23%) Big Data
9 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
10 2 (2.15%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (2.15%) HBase
10 2 (2.15%) MariaDB
10 2 (2.15%) Neo4j
10 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database
10 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (2.15%) RDBMS
10 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 35 (37.63%) Git (software)
2 31 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 24 (25.81%) Vagrant
4 21 (22.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 16 (17.20%) Hudson
6 9 (9.68%) Cucumber
6 9 (9.68%) TeamCity
7 8 (8.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (8.60%) Subversion
8 6 (6.45%) Maven
9 5 (5.38%) GitLab
9 5 (5.38%) IntelliJ
9 5 (5.38%) JUnit
9 5 (5.38%) Mockito
9 5 (5.38%) Selenium
9 5 (5.38%) SonarQube
10 4 (4.30%) CircleCI
11 3 (3.23%) JBehave
11 3 (3.23%) JIRA
11 3 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (7.53%) Retail
2 5 (5.38%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Marketing
3 3 (3.23%) Games
4 1 (1.08%) Advertising
4 1 (1.08%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 36 (38.71%) Developer
2 31 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 24 (25.81%) Software Engineer
4 18 (19.35%) Java Developer
5 12 (12.90%) Senior Developer
6 11 (11.83%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 10 (10.75%) Senior Java Developer
8 8 (8.60%) Software Developer
9 6 (6.45%) AWS DevOps
9 6 (6.45%) DevOps Developer
9 6 (6.45%) PHP Developer
9 6 (6.45%) Python Developer
10 5 (5.38%) Architect
10 5 (5.38%) Java Engineer
10 5 (5.38%) Lead DevOps
10 5 (5.38%) Lead DevOps Engineer
11 4 (4.30%) Java Software Engineer
11 4 (4.30%) Senior PHP Developer
11 4 (4.30%) Senior Python Developer
11 4 (4.30%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (22.58%) Node.js
2 19 (20.43%) Spring
3 13 (13.98%) Memcached
4 12 (12.90%) AngularJS
5 11 (11.83%) SAML
5 11 (11.83%) Web Services
6 9 (9.68%) React
6 9 (9.68%) REST
7 8 (8.60%) Dropwizard
8 7 (7.53%) CSS
8 7 (7.53%) Elastic Stack
8 7 (7.53%) Hibernate
8 7 (7.53%) HTML
8 7 (7.53%) TensorFlow
9 6 (6.45%) OAuth
9 6 (6.45%) Spring Boot
10 5 (5.38%) CSS3
10 5 (5.38%) HTML5
10 5 (5.38%) RESTful
10 5 (5.38%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 9 (9.68%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (4.30%) NHS
4 3 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.15%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.15%) Oculus Rift
5 2 (2.15%) PKI
5 2 (2.15%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.08%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (24.73%) Linux
2 8 (8.60%) Windows
3 7 (7.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (6.45%) CentOS
5 5 (5.38%) Android
6 4 (4.30%) Ubuntu
6 4 (4.30%) Unix
7 3 (3.23%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.15%) DC/OS
8 2 (2.15%) Windows Server
8 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (67.74%) Open Source
2 58 (62.37%) DevOps
3 49 (52.69%) Microservices
4 48 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (40.86%) Software Engineering
6 34 (36.56%) Configuration Management
7 33 (35.48%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (21.51%) Continuous Delivery
8 20 (21.51%) IT Strategy
9 19 (20.43%) High Availability
9 19 (20.43%) Load Balancing
10 16 (17.20%) SIEM
10 16 (17.20%) Unit Testing
11 15 (16.13%) Decision-Making
12 14 (15.05%) Test Automation
13 13 (13.98%) Mentoring
14 12 (12.90%) Scrum
15 11 (11.83%) Integration Testing
15 11 (11.83%) TDD
16 10 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 63 (67.74%) Java
2 50 (53.76%) Python
3 30 (32.26%) Go
4 27 (29.03%) Ruby
5 20 (21.51%) PHP
6 14 (15.05%) Java 8
7 12 (12.90%) SQL
8 9 (9.68%) PHP 5
9 7 (7.53%) JavaScript
9 7 (7.53%) Shell Script
10 5 (5.38%) Perl
10 5 (5.38%) Scala
11 4 (4.30%) Groovy
12 2 (2.15%) Bash Shell
12 2 (2.15%) C#
12 2 (2.15%) C++
12 2 (2.15%) PHP 7
13 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (8.60%) RHCE
1 8 (8.60%) RHCSA
2 5 (5.38%) ISEB
3 3 (3.23%) AWS Certification
3 3 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.15%) Degree
4 2 (2.15%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 83 (89.25%) Docker
2 6 (6.45%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.15%) HDFS
4 2 (2.15%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.15%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.08%) NFS
5 1 (1.08%) PowerDNS
5 1 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 40 (43.01%) Terraform
2 37 (39.78%) Ansible
3 34 (36.56%) Puppet
4 28 (30.11%) Consul
5 27 (29.03%) Packer
6 22 (23.66%) Docker Swarm
6 22 (23.66%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (22.58%) Grafana
8 19 (20.43%) Graphite
9 18 (19.35%) Opsview
9 18 (19.35%) ZABBIX
10 17 (18.28%) Nagios
11 16 (17.20%) Salt
12 7 (7.53%) rkt
12 7 (7.53%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (6.45%) Mesos
14 3 (3.23%) Prometheus
15 2 (2.15%) Kibana
15 2 (2.15%) logstash
15 2 (2.15%) Rancher
Vendors
1 25 (26.88%) Google
2 13 (13.98%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.60%) Atlassian
3 8 (8.60%) IBM
3 8 (8.60%) Red Hat
4 6 (6.45%) VMware
5 5 (5.38%) Remedy
6 4 (4.30%) Splunk
7 3 (3.23%) Apple
8 2 (2.15%) AppDynamics
8 2 (2.15%) Dynatrace
8 2 (2.15%) Oracle
8 2 (2.15%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.08%) Cisco
9 1 (1.08%) New Relic