Period
to 16 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microservices skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microservices over the 6 months to 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 37 48
Rank change year-on-year +14 +11 +51
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 4,795 7,232 7,352
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 8.54% 6.20% 5.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.24% 6.73% 5.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4,913 6,600 6,253
Median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £102,500 £95,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% +4.00%

Microservices is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 51,896 107,460 129,606
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.41% 92.14% 92.25%
Number of salaries quoted 42,492 86,722 104,595
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,750 £30,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microservices as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in England

Microservices
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microservices in England.

Salary trend for Microservices in England

Microservices
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microservices in England over the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Microservices in England

Microservices
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the England region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
London +8 2,632 £75,000 - 541
South East +39 772 £60,000 - 130
North of England -5 517 £53,750 +7.50% 176
Midlands +55 369 £57,500 +9.52% 84
North West +4 337 £52,500 - 120
South West +63 305 £52,500 +5.00% 50
West Midlands +53 229 £60,000 +14.29% 54
East Midlands +52 139 £55,000 +10.00% 30
Yorkshire -25 133 £55,000 +10.00% 40
East of England +17 120 £65,000 - 59
North East +11 47 £50,000 - 16
Microservices
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, IT jobs citing Microservices 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 England region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 2,725 (56.83%) Agile Software Development
2 1,902 (39.67%) AWS
3 1,885 (39.31%) DevOps
4 1,815 (37.85%) Java
5 1,789 (37.31%) JavaScript
6 1,640 (34.20%) Docker
7 1,567 (32.68%) Azure
8 1,425 (29.72%) .NET
9 1,410 (29.41%) Kubernetes
10 1,298 (27.07%) C#
11 1,276 (26.61%) Software Engineering
12 1,226 (25.57%) TDD
13 1,124 (23.44%) SQL
14 1,100 (22.94%) React
15 1,047 (21.84%) Finance
16 965 (20.13%) Python
17 958 (19.98%) Node.js
18 922 (19.23%) .NET Core
19 891 (18.58%) Spring
20 886 (18.48%) Scrum
21 796 (16.60%) Test Automation
22 789 (16.45%) Git (software)
23 775 (16.16%) AngularJS
24 718 (14.97%) REST
25 705 (14.70%) CSS
26 665 (13.87%) SQL Server
26 665 (13.87%) NoSQL
27 634 (13.22%) Continuous Integration
28 629 (13.12%) Spring Boot
29 627 (13.08%) Kafka

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 235 (4.90%) Elasticsearch
2 139 (2.90%) Apache
3 131 (2.73%) Apache Spark
3 131 (2.73%) Confluence
4 91 (1.90%) SharePoint
5 68 (1.42%) CMS
6 62 (1.29%) NServiceBus
7 52 (1.08%) Tomcat
8 39 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
9 33 (0.69%) WebSphere
10 30 (0.63%) WebLogic
11 28 (0.58%) IIS
11 28 (0.58%) JBoss
12 21 (0.44%) Apache Solr
13 19 (0.40%) Headless CMS
13 19 (0.40%) nginx
13 19 (0.40%) OpenStack
13 19 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 18 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
15 16 (0.33%) Tornado
Applications
1 24 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (0.44%) InVision
3 19 (0.40%) Chatbot
4 18 (0.38%) Sketch
5 11 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 11 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.19%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (0.063%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.021%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.021%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.021%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 43 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.58%) R3 Corda
3 22 (0.46%) Distributed Ledger
4 19 (0.40%) SAP Hybris
5 17 (0.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 15 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
7 13 (0.27%) Magento
8 10 (0.21%) Sentinel
9 9 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
10 7 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 7 (0.15%) Shopify
11 5 (0.10%) NetSuite
12 4 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
13 2 (0.042%) Oracle Cash Management
13 2 (0.042%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 2 (0.042%) SAP FI-CA
13 2 (0.042%) SAP PSCD
13 2 (0.042%) SAP S/4HANA
14 1 (0.021%) Actimize
14 1 (0.021%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,902 (39.67%) AWS
2 1,567 (32.68%) Azure
3 593 (12.37%) GCP
4 527 (10.99%) Serverless
5 488 (10.18%) SaaS
6 335 (6.99%) AWS Lambda
7 334 (6.97%) PaaS
8 176 (3.67%) IaaS
9 159 (3.32%) GitHub
10 154 (3.21%) Amazon ECS
11 137 (2.86%) Amazon EKS
12 105 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
13 95 (1.98%) OpenShift
14 87 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
15 75 (1.56%) Amazon S3
16 66 (1.38%) Apigee
16 66 (1.38%) npm
17 54 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
18 52 (1.08%) Datadog
19 49 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 115 (2.40%) HTTP
2 52 (1.08%) Internet
3 45 (0.94%) DNS
4 41 (0.86%) Skype
5 39 (0.81%) Firewall
6 22 (0.46%) TCP/IP
7 21 (0.44%) AMQP
8 15 (0.31%) VPN
9 10 (0.21%) Network Security
9 10 (0.21%) SSL
10 7 (0.15%) HTTPS
10 7 (0.15%) Wireless
11 6 (0.13%) BGP
11 6 (0.13%) OSPF
11 6 (0.13%) WAN
11 6 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.10%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (0.10%) LAN
12 5 (0.10%) VLAN
13 4 (0.083%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 665 (13.87%) NoSQL
1 665 (13.87%) SQL Server
2 478 (9.97%) MongoDB
3 405 (8.45%) PostgreSQL
4 388 (8.09%) MySQL
5 273 (5.69%) Relational Database
6 233 (4.86%) Big Data
7 189 (3.94%) Redis
8 129 (2.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 87 (1.81%) Hadoop
10 85 (1.77%) Azure SQL Database
11 79 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
12 78 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
13 72 (1.50%) Amazon Redshift
14 68 (1.42%) Data Lake
15 53 (1.11%) Blockchain
16 48 (1.00%) RDBMS
17 47 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
18 41 (0.86%) Cosmos DB
19 34 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 789 (16.45%) Git (software)
2 593 (12.37%) Jenkins
3 251 (5.23%) GitLab
4 237 (4.94%) JIRA
5 204 (4.25%) Selenium
6 163 (3.40%) Maven
7 157 (3.27%) JUnit
8 147 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
9 101 (2.11%) TeamCity
10 98 (2.04%) SonarQube
11 89 (1.86%) Mockito
12 87 (1.81%) Cucumber
13 82 (1.71%) Bitbucket
14 79 (1.65%) Artifactory
15 78 (1.63%) Visual Studio Team System
16 74 (1.54%) Visual Studio
17 66 (1.38%) Gradle
18 63 (1.31%) webpack
19 62 (1.29%) Cypress.io
20 59 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1,047 (21.84%) Finance
2 336 (7.01%) Banking
3 149 (3.11%) Public Sector
4 106 (2.21%) Retail
5 103 (2.15%) Games
6 92 (1.92%) Law
7 83 (1.73%) Front Office
8 80 (1.67%) Back Office
9 77 (1.61%) Marketing
10 62 (1.29%) Telecoms
11 46 (0.96%) Publishing
12 30 (0.63%) Manufacturing
13 28 (0.58%) Advertising
14 25 (0.52%) Legal
15 23 (0.48%) Electronics
16 22 (0.46%) Investment Banking
17 19 (0.40%) Private Banking
18 18 (0.38%) Online Betting
19 16 (0.33%) Financial Institution
20 13 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2,473 (51.57%) Developer
2 733 (15.29%) Java Developer
3 680 (14.18%) Senior Developer
4 637 (13.28%) Software Engineer
5 496 (10.34%) Architect
6 482 (10.05%) .NET Developer
7 323 (6.74%) C# Developer
8 322 (6.72%) DevOps Engineer
9 319 (6.65%) Full Stack Developer
10 297 (6.19%) Java Engineer
11 254 (5.30%) Software Developer
12 231 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
13 204 (4.25%) C# .NET Developer
14 202 (4.21%) AWS Engineer
15 175 (3.65%) Senior Software Engineer
16 174 (3.63%) Java Software Engineer
17 172 (3.59%) Senior Java Developer
18 162 (3.38%) Senior .NET Developer
19 160 (3.34%) JavaScript Developer
20 151 (3.15%) Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,425 (29.72%) .NET
2 1,100 (22.94%) React
3 958 (19.98%) Node.js
4 922 (19.23%) .NET Core
5 891 (18.58%) Spring
6 775 (16.16%) AngularJS
7 718 (14.97%) REST
8 705 (14.70%) CSS
9 629 (13.12%) Spring Boot
10 627 (13.08%) Kafka
11 625 (13.03%) HTML
12 572 (11.93%) RESTful
13 521 (10.87%) Web Services
14 504 (10.51%) .NET Framework
15 343 (7.15%) ASP.NET
16 318 (6.63%) jQuery
17 298 (6.21%) Vue.js
18 293 (6.11%) ASP.NET Web API
19 254 (5.30%) HTML5
20 243 (5.07%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 428 (8.93%) Greenfield Project
2 266 (5.55%) Cloud Native
3 176 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
3 176 (3.67%) User Experience
4 165 (3.44%) Mobile App
5 122 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
6 120 (2.50%) Algorithms
7 118 (2.46%) N-Tier
8 116 (2.42%) Hedge funds
9 97 (2.02%) Public Cloud
10 69 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
11 58 (1.21%) Equities
12 51 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 48 (1.00%) Data Structures
14 46 (0.96%) Fixed Income
15 44 (0.92%) NHS
16 37 (0.77%) Data Centre
16 37 (0.77%) Renewable Energy
17 36 (0.75%) Blog
18 35 (0.73%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 400 (8.34%) Linux
2 133 (2.77%) Windows
3 110 (2.29%) Android
4 82 (1.71%) Apple iOS
5 55 (1.15%) Unix
6 49 (1.02%) CentOS
7 40 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (0.46%) Windows Server
9 12 (0.25%) VMS
10 8 (0.17%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.083%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.063%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.042%) Android TV
13 2 (0.042%) Fedora
13 2 (0.042%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.042%) Robot Operating System
13 2 (0.042%) Solaris
14 1 (0.021%) Debian
14 1 (0.021%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,725 (56.83%) Agile Software Development
2 1,885 (39.31%) DevOps
3 1,276 (26.61%) Software Engineering
4 1,226 (25.57%) TDD
5 886 (18.48%) Scrum
6 796 (16.60%) Test Automation
7 634 (13.22%) Continuous Integration
8 614 (12.81%) Fintech
9 537 (11.20%) BDD
10 525 (10.95%) MVC
11 499 (10.41%) Mentoring
12 388 (8.09%) SOLID
13 363 (7.57%) Open Source
14 361 (7.53%) OO
15 356 (7.42%) SOA
16 329 (6.86%) Unit Testing
17 300 (6.26%) Problem-Solving
18 270 (5.63%) Analytics
19 259 (5.40%) Computer Science
20 257 (5.36%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 1,815 (37.85%) Java
2 1,789 (37.31%) JavaScript
3 1,298 (27.07%) C#
4 1,124 (23.44%) SQL
5 965 (20.13%) Python
6 443 (9.24%) TypeScript
7 372 (7.76%) Go
8 342 (7.13%) Java 8
9 267 (5.57%) Scala
10 203 (4.23%) PHP
11 189 (3.94%) Kotlin
12 154 (3.21%) T-SQL
13 146 (3.04%) PowerShell
14 118 (2.46%) C++
15 100 (2.09%) Ruby
16 88 (1.84%) Bash Shell
17 73 (1.52%) ES6
18 72 (1.50%) C
19 44 (0.92%) Shell Script
20 33 (0.69%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 416 (8.68%) Degree
2 156 (3.25%) Security Cleared
3 139 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 130 (2.71%) SC Cleared
5 65 (1.36%) AWS Certification
6 43 (0.90%) ISEB
6 43 (0.90%) ISTQB
7 33 (0.69%) Sun Certification
8 30 (0.63%) PhD
9 22 (0.46%) DV Cleared
10 21 (0.44%) CCNA
10 21 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
11 19 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 15 (0.31%) Master's Degree
13 10 (0.21%) CISSP
14 9 (0.19%) CISM
14 9 (0.19%) SANS
15 8 (0.17%) CISA
16 7 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 7 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 343 (7.15%) QA
2 17 (0.35%) GDPR
3 16 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 14 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.23%) NIST
6 10 (0.21%) HIPAA
6 10 (0.21%) WCAG
7 9 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.19%) SLA
8 6 (0.13%) NCSC
8 6 (0.13%) NIST 800
9 4 (0.083%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.083%) ITGC
10 3 (0.063%) PMO
11 2 (0.042%) GAAP
11 2 (0.042%) IFRS
11 2 (0.042%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.042%) PSD2
11 2 (0.042%) TARGET2
12 1 (0.021%) MiFID
System Software
1 1,640 (34.20%) Docker
2 30 (0.63%) Active Directory
3 28 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.33%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.27%) Postfix
6 12 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 11 (0.23%) vSphere
8 5 (0.10%) KVM
9 4 (0.083%) HDFS
9 4 (0.083%) LXC
9 4 (0.083%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.063%) Varnish
10 3 (0.063%) zsh
11 2 (0.042%) NDS
11 2 (0.042%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 1 (0.021%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.021%) Gluster
12 1 (0.021%) NFS
12 1 (0.021%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.021%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1,410 (29.41%) Kubernetes
2 580 (12.10%) Terraform
3 262 (5.46%) Ansible
4 188 (3.92%) Puppet
5 125 (2.61%) Grafana
6 115 (2.40%) Prometheus
7 90 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
8 39 (0.81%) Istio
9 33 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
10 23 (0.48%) Graphite
11 21 (0.44%) MIIS
12 19 (0.40%) Rancher
13 17 (0.35%) Kibana
14 13 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
15 11 (0.23%) Rundeck
16 9 (0.19%) Consul
17 6 (0.13%) Salt
18 5 (0.10%) Packer
19 4 (0.083%) Graylog
19 4 (0.083%) Icinga
Vendors
1 388 (8.09%) Microsoft
2 358 (7.47%) Google
3 209 (4.36%) Oracle
4 81 (1.69%) SAP
5 75 (1.56%) VMware
6 71 (1.48%) Red Hat
7 66 (1.38%) IBM
8 53 (1.11%) Nintex
9 49 (1.02%) Adobe
9 49 (1.02%) Databricks
10 43 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
11 40 (0.83%) Zend
12 39 (0.81%) Splunk
13 30 (0.63%) Xamarin
14 24 (0.50%) New Relic
15 23 (0.48%) hybris
16 20 (0.42%) Atlassian
17 18 (0.38%) Cisco
17 18 (0.38%) Sitecore
18 17 (0.35%) Pega