Period
to 15 April 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 15 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK > England
6 months to
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 34 51
Rank change year-on-year +8 +17 +32
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 6,081 6,742 7,029
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 8.17% 6.50% 5.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.82% 7.05% 5.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4,853 5,715 5,640
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £39,234
25th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,750
90th Percentile £101,250 £101,250 £95,000
UK median annual salary £68,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +5.38% - +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 68,909 95,642 127,280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.60% 92.23% 92.28%
Number of salaries quoted 53,842 77,406 102,183
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £40,000 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £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 15 April 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 15 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
London +6 3,506 £80,000 +6.67% 774
South East +32 892 £60,000 +4.35% 195
South West +62 508 £52,500 +5.00% 85
North of England -22 495 £55,000 +10.00% 212
Midlands +24 390 £53,750 +2.38% 102
North West -10 289 £50,000 - 137
West Midlands +11 230 £60,000 +14.29% 64
East of England +37 161 £66,500 -1.48% 67
East Midlands +48 158 £50,000 - 38
Yorkshire -54 127 £55,000 +10.00% 45
North East +43 81 £53,750 +7.50% 30
Microservices
UK

For the 6 months to 15 April 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 3,455 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 2,476 (40.72%) AWS
3 2,433 (40.01%) Java
4 2,332 (38.35%) JavaScript
5 2,289 (37.64%) DevOps
6 2,270 (37.33%) Docker
7 2,004 (32.96%) Azure
8 1,940 (31.90%) Kubernetes
9 1,846 (30.36%) Software Engineering
10 1,769 (29.09%) .NET
11 1,623 (26.69%) C#
12 1,556 (25.59%) SQL
13 1,491 (24.52%) React
14 1,477 (24.29%) TDD
15 1,392 (22.89%) Finance
16 1,230 (20.23%) Python
17 1,190 (19.57%) Node.js
18 1,189 (19.55%) .NET Core
19 1,127 (18.53%) Scrum
20 1,100 (18.09%) Spring
21 1,042 (17.14%) AngularJS
22 975 (16.03%) Test Automation
23 960 (15.79%) CSS
24 915 (15.05%) REST
25 901 (14.82%) Git (software)
26 844 (13.88%) Fintech
27 843 (13.86%) Web Services
28 829 (13.63%) Kafka
29 823 (13.53%) GCP
30 811 (13.34%) Jenkins

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
1 308 (5.06%) Elasticsearch
2 199 (3.27%) Confluence
3 188 (3.09%) Apache Spark
4 143 (2.35%) Apache
5 140 (2.30%) SharePoint
6 77 (1.27%) CMS
7 64 (1.05%) Tomcat
8 47 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 44 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
10 39 (0.64%) nginx
11 32 (0.53%) Apache Solr
12 26 (0.43%) NServiceBus
13 23 (0.38%) IIS
13 23 (0.38%) JBoss
13 23 (0.38%) OpenStack
14 22 (0.36%) WebLogic
15 20 (0.33%) WebSphere
15 20 (0.33%) WordPress
16 18 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
17 17 (0.28%) GemFire
Applications
1 42 (0.69%) InVision
2 35 (0.58%) Sketch
3 25 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.099%) Figma
7 6 (0.099%) GIMP
7 6 (0.099%) Revit
8 5 (0.082%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.082%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 4 (0.066%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.066%) Inkscape
9 4 (0.066%) Zeplin
10 3 (0.049%) MS Visio
11 2 (0.033%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.033%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.016%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 91 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
3 19 (0.31%) Magento
4 18 (0.30%) Shopify
5 15 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 11 (0.18%) R3 Corda
7 8 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
7 8 (0.13%) NetSuite
8 7 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
9 5 (0.082%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.066%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 4 (0.066%) Infor M3
11 2 (0.033%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.033%) Sentinel
12 1 (0.016%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 1 (0.016%) SAP CRM
12 1 (0.016%) SAP ERP
12 1 (0.016%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 2,476 (40.72%) AWS
2 2,004 (32.96%) Azure
3 823 (13.53%) GCP
4 772 (12.70%) Serverless
5 671 (11.03%) SaaS
6 412 (6.78%) PaaS
7 376 (6.18%) AWS Lambda
8 234 (3.85%) Amazon ECS
9 198 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
10 192 (3.16%) IaaS
11 180 (2.96%) GitHub
12 159 (2.61%) Amazon EKS
13 135 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
14 133 (2.19%) Amazon S3
15 123 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
16 114 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
17 112 (1.84%) OpenShift
18 105 (1.73%) Amazon SQS
19 101 (1.66%) Azure Functions
20 61 (1.00%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 134 (2.20%) HTTP
2 85 (1.40%) Internet
3 34 (0.56%) Firewall
4 32 (0.53%) DNS
5 30 (0.49%) TCP/IP
6 19 (0.31%) AMQP
7 16 (0.26%) Network Security
8 14 (0.23%) Skype
8 14 (0.23%) VPN
9 13 (0.21%) Wireless
10 12 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (0.16%) Bluetooth
11 10 (0.16%) SSL
11 10 (0.16%) ZigBee
12 9 (0.15%) HTTPS
13 8 (0.13%) DSL
13 8 (0.13%) VLAN
14 7 (0.12%) MQTT
14 7 (0.12%) WAN
15 5 (0.082%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 773 (12.71%) SQL Server
2 731 (12.02%) NoSQL
3 685 (11.26%) PostgreSQL
4 603 (9.92%) MySQL
5 555 (9.13%) MongoDB
6 459 (7.55%) Relational Database
7 349 (5.74%) Big Data
8 247 (4.06%) Redis
9 232 (3.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 134 (2.20%) Hadoop
11 127 (2.09%) Azure SQL Database
12 122 (2.01%) RDBMS
13 112 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
14 81 (1.33%) Amazon Aurora
15 80 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
15 80 (1.32%) Data Lake
16 67 (1.10%) Cosmos DB
17 48 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
18 45 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
19 43 (0.71%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 901 (14.82%) Git (software)
2 811 (13.34%) Jenkins
3 313 (5.15%) GitLab
4 287 (4.72%) JIRA
5 283 (4.65%) Maven
6 249 (4.09%) Selenium
7 224 (3.68%) JUnit
8 156 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 154 (2.53%) Gradle
10 144 (2.37%) Visual Studio Team System
11 142 (2.34%) Cucumber
12 130 (2.14%) SonarQube
13 127 (2.09%) Cypress.io
14 118 (1.94%) TeamCity
15 113 (1.86%) Mockito
16 102 (1.68%) Artifactory
17 93 (1.53%) Bitbucket
18 89 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
19 79 (1.30%) Postman
19 79 (1.30%) webpack
General
1 1,392 (22.89%) Finance
2 519 (8.53%) Banking
3 208 (3.42%) Retail
4 187 (3.08%) Public Sector
5 177 (2.91%) Games
6 165 (2.71%) Marketing
7 144 (2.37%) Front Office
8 114 (1.87%) Law
9 104 (1.71%) Legal
10 89 (1.46%) Telecoms
11 64 (1.05%) Electronics
12 63 (1.04%) Back Office
13 47 (0.77%) Automotive
14 46 (0.76%) Manufacturing
15 44 (0.72%) Advertising
15 44 (0.72%) Investment Banking
16 39 (0.64%) Publishing
17 36 (0.59%) Financial Institution
18 32 (0.53%) Online Betting
19 17 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3,045 (50.07%) Developer
2 1,016 (16.71%) Software Engineer
3 926 (15.23%) Java Developer
4 852 (14.01%) Senior Developer
5 630 (10.36%) .NET Developer
6 516 (8.49%) Architect
7 426 (7.01%) C# Developer
8 402 (6.61%) Full Stack Developer
9 395 (6.50%) Java Engineer
10 365 (6.00%) Software Developer
11 325 (5.34%) AWS Engineer
12 321 (5.28%) DevOps Engineer
13 276 (4.54%) Senior Software Engineer
14 268 (4.41%) JavaScript Developer
15 252 (4.14%) Senior Java Developer
16 250 (4.11%) Java Software Engineer
17 238 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
18 232 (3.82%) Developer/Software Engineer
19 229 (3.77%) Backend Developer
20 223 (3.67%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,769 (29.09%) .NET
2 1,491 (24.52%) React
3 1,190 (19.57%) Node.js
4 1,189 (19.55%) .NET Core
5 1,100 (18.09%) Spring
6 1,042 (17.14%) AngularJS
7 960 (15.79%) CSS
8 915 (15.05%) REST
9 843 (13.86%) Web Services
10 829 (13.63%) Kafka
11 772 (12.70%) HTML
12 767 (12.61%) Spring Boot
13 725 (11.92%) RESTful
14 659 (10.84%) .NET Framework
15 412 (6.78%) ASP.NET Web API
16 399 (6.56%) Vue.js
17 384 (6.31%) jQuery
18 366 (6.02%) ASP.NET
19 330 (5.43%) GraphQL
20 298 (4.90%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 528 (8.68%) Greenfield Project
2 306 (5.03%) Cloud Native
3 305 (5.02%) User Experience
4 248 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
5 201 (3.31%) Hedge funds
6 177 (2.91%) N-Tier
7 175 (2.88%) Mobile App
8 171 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
9 169 (2.78%) Algorithms
10 148 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
11 114 (1.87%) Public Cloud
12 111 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 103 (1.69%) Equities
14 87 (1.43%) Fixed Income
15 86 (1.41%) Data Structures
16 80 (1.32%) Derivative
17 74 (1.22%) Blog
17 74 (1.22%) Cyberattack
18 66 (1.09%) NHS
19 58 (0.95%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 681 (11.20%) Linux
2 143 (2.35%) Android
3 134 (2.20%) Windows
4 111 (1.83%) Unix
5 96 (1.58%) Apple iOS
6 70 (1.15%) CentOS
7 63 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 35 (0.58%) Windows Server
9 11 (0.18%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
11 7 (0.12%) VMS
12 4 (0.066%) Android TV
12 4 (0.066%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.033%) Fedora
13 2 (0.033%) Solaris
13 2 (0.033%) tvOS
14 1 (0.016%) Alpine Linux
14 1 (0.016%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.016%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,455 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 2,289 (37.64%) DevOps
3 1,846 (30.36%) Software Engineering
4 1,477 (24.29%) TDD
5 1,127 (18.53%) Scrum
6 975 (16.03%) Test Automation
7 844 (13.88%) Fintech
8 788 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
9 677 (11.13%) BDD
10 659 (10.84%) Mentoring
11 617 (10.15%) MVC
12 562 (9.24%) OO
13 524 (8.62%) Open Source
14 473 (7.78%) SOLID
15 453 (7.45%) SOA
16 428 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
17 400 (6.58%) Machine Learning
18 392 (6.45%) Unit Testing
19 388 (6.38%) Continuous Delivery
20 362 (5.95%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2,433 (40.01%) Java
2 2,332 (38.35%) JavaScript
3 1,623 (26.69%) C#
4 1,556 (25.59%) SQL
5 1,230 (20.23%) Python
6 741 (12.19%) TypeScript
7 510 (8.39%) Go
8 409 (6.73%) Java 8
9 311 (5.11%) PHP
10 239 (3.93%) Scala
11 221 (3.63%) Kotlin
12 211 (3.47%) T-SQL
13 190 (3.12%) PowerShell
14 167 (2.75%) C++
15 163 (2.68%) ES6
16 143 (2.35%) Bash Shell
17 135 (2.22%) Ruby
18 105 (1.73%) C
19 81 (1.33%) Shell Script
20 55 (0.90%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 578 (9.51%) Degree
2 178 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 156 (2.57%) Security Cleared
4 133 (2.19%) SC Cleared
5 72 (1.18%) AWS Certification
6 38 (0.62%) PhD
7 35 (0.58%) ISTQB
8 34 (0.56%) ISEB
9 31 (0.51%) Master's Degree
10 25 (0.41%) OCP
10 25 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
11 22 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 22 (0.36%) SANS
12 18 (0.30%) DV Cleared
12 18 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 13 (0.21%) RHCE
13 13 (0.21%) RHCSA
14 12 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (0.16%) CISSP
16 9 (0.15%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 425 (6.99%) QA
2 26 (0.43%) WCAG
3 22 (0.36%) GRC
4 20 (0.33%) GDPR
5 13 (0.21%) HIPAA
5 13 (0.21%) SLA
6 12 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.13%) PSD2
9 6 (0.099%) NIST
10 5 (0.082%) NCSC
10 5 (0.082%) NIST 800
11 3 (0.049%) SOC 2
12 2 (0.033%) ISO 13485
12 2 (0.033%) ISO 20022
12 2 (0.033%) ITGC
12 2 (0.033%) PMO
13 1 (0.016%) SEPA
System Software
1 2,270 (37.33%) Docker
2 53 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (0.62%) Active Directory
4 24 (0.39%) KVM
5 16 (0.26%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.21%) HDFS
7 12 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 10 (0.16%) vSphere
9 9 (0.15%) Firmware
9 9 (0.15%) Postfix
10 6 (0.099%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.082%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.049%) LXC
12 3 (0.049%) NDS
12 3 (0.049%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 3 (0.049%) OpenAM
12 3 (0.049%) OpenDJ
12 3 (0.049%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.033%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.033%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1,940 (31.90%) Kubernetes
2 730 (12.00%) Terraform
3 397 (6.53%) Ansible
4 187 (3.08%) Puppet
5 168 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
6 163 (2.68%) Prometheus
7 152 (2.50%) Grafana
8 42 (0.69%) Istio
9 38 (0.62%) Kibana
10 35 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
11 28 (0.46%) Consul
12 26 (0.43%) Packer
13 25 (0.41%) Rancher
14 19 (0.31%) CFEngine
14 19 (0.31%) Demisto
15 16 (0.26%) Graphite
16 11 (0.18%) MIIS
16 11 (0.18%) Rundeck
17 9 (0.15%) logstash
17 9 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 477 (7.84%) Google
2 464 (7.63%) Microsoft
3 374 (6.15%) Oracle
4 110 (1.81%) Red Hat
5 95 (1.56%) IBM
6 92 (1.51%) VMware
7 90 (1.48%) Nintex
8 79 (1.30%) SAP
9 66 (1.09%) Splunk
10 58 (0.95%) Sybase
11 49 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
12 48 (0.79%) Adobe
13 47 (0.77%) Databricks
14 44 (0.72%) Zend
15 35 (0.58%) ServiceNow
15 35 (0.58%) Xamarin
16 29 (0.48%) Atlassian
17 25 (0.41%) MuleSoft
17 25 (0.41%) Pega
18 24 (0.39%) Sitecore