Period
to 27 September 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 27 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK > England
6 months to
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 25 41
Rank change year-on-year +1 +16 +20
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 9,648 3,839 7,285
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 8.97% 8.76% 5.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.53% 9.38% 6.06%
Number of salaries quoted 5,744 3,280 6,023
10th Percentile £42,517 £42,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,235 £51,850
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% +7.69%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £86,250
90th Percentile £106,250 £107,500 £97,500
UK median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year +3.70% - +3.85%

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 101,213 40,914 120,119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 94.15% 93.32% 92.62%
Number of salaries quoted 68,541 34,176 96,416
10th Percentile £33,000 £33,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,125 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +0.66% +8.81% +2.94%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,750 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -1 5,726 £80,000 +6.67% 881
South East -1 1,511 £60,000 - 187
North of England -4 982 £55,000 - 275
North West -4 555 £51,500 -6.36% 168
Midlands -17 552 £60,000 +9.09% 154
South West +14 482 £60,000 +14.29% 97
West Midlands -11 396 £60,000 +9.09% 94
Yorkshire -8 308 £60,000 +20.00% 79
East of England +11 220 £57,500 +9.52% 103
East Midlands -29 154 £55,000 - 59
North East +26 120 £50,000 +17.65% 28
Microservices
UK

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 5,394 (55.91%) Agile Software Development
2 4,321 (44.79%) Java
3 4,213 (43.67%) AWS
4 3,639 (37.72%) DevOps
5 3,601 (37.32%) Docker
6 3,338 (34.60%) Azure
7 3,254 (33.73%) Software Engineering
8 3,248 (33.67%) Kubernetes
9 2,972 (30.80%) JavaScript
10 2,908 (30.14%) React
11 2,676 (27.74%) SQL
12 2,545 (26.38%) TDD
13 2,503 (25.94%) C#
14 2,466 (25.56%) Finance
15 2,426 (25.15%) .NET
16 2,258 (23.40%) Python
17 2,157 (22.36%) Spring
18 2,032 (21.06%) Node.js
19 1,878 (19.47%) Social Skills
20 1,812 (18.78%) Scrum
21 1,804 (18.70%) Full Stack Development
22 1,781 (18.46%) REST
23 1,773 (18.38%) NoSQL
24 1,725 (17.88%) Test Automation
25 1,717 (17.80%) Serverless
26 1,715 (17.78%) Jenkins
27 1,687 (17.49%) AngularJS
28 1,633 (16.93%) Git (software)
29 1,619 (16.78%) Kafka
30 1,575 (16.32%) GCP

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
1 497 (5.15%) Elasticsearch
2 494 (5.12%) Apache Spark
3 346 (3.59%) Apache
4 333 (3.45%) Confluence
5 218 (2.26%) CMS
6 194 (2.01%) GemFire
7 109 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
8 92 (0.95%) nginx
9 70 (0.73%) Apache Solr
9 70 (0.73%) EPiServer
10 61 (0.63%) Tomcat
11 57 (0.59%) SharePoint
12 45 (0.47%) IIS
13 40 (0.41%) WordPress
14 35 (0.36%) OpenStack
14 35 (0.36%) Tornado
15 34 (0.35%) Umbraco
16 31 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 30 (0.31%) Drupal
18 29 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 33 (0.34%) Sketch
2 32 (0.33%) InVision
3 24 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 24 (0.25%) Photoshop
4 21 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.20%) GIMP
6 14 (0.15%) Figma
6 14 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
7 10 (0.10%) Chatbot
7 10 (0.10%) Microsoft Excel
7 10 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
8 8 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.052%) Fireworks
10 4 (0.041%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 3 (0.031%) Inkscape
12 2 (0.021%) Zeplin
13 1 (0.010%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.010%) Revit
Business Applications
1 92 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
3 34 (0.35%) Shopify
4 22 (0.23%) Magento
5 12 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
6 10 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
7 9 (0.093%) R3 Corda
8 8 (0.083%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 6 (0.062%) Summit
10 5 (0.052%) NetSuite
10 5 (0.052%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (0.052%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 4 (0.041%) Sentinel
12 2 (0.021%) Remedy ITSM
13 1 (0.010%) Adobe Campaign
13 1 (0.010%) Maximo
13 1 (0.010%) Oracle ERP
13 1 (0.010%) RMDS
13 1 (0.010%) Temenos T24
13 1 (0.010%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 4,213 (43.67%) AWS
2 3,338 (34.60%) Azure
3 1,717 (17.80%) Serverless
4 1,575 (16.32%) GCP
5 874 (9.06%) GitHub
6 764 (7.92%) SaaS
7 654 (6.78%) AWS Lambda
8 439 (4.55%) PaaS
9 423 (4.38%) Amazon ECS
10 392 (4.06%) Amazon EC2
11 295 (3.06%) Amazon Kinesis
12 285 (2.95%) AWS CloudFormation
13 268 (2.78%) Azure Service Bus
14 264 (2.74%) Amazon S3
15 233 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
16 230 (2.38%) OpenShift
17 217 (2.25%) Amazon SQS
18 204 (2.11%) IaaS
19 166 (1.72%) Azure Cosmos DB
20 139 (1.44%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 347 (3.60%) HTTP
2 101 (1.05%) Internet
3 87 (0.90%) DNS
4 71 (0.74%) Firewall
5 51 (0.53%) Broadband
6 45 (0.47%) TCP/IP
7 41 (0.42%) VPN
8 29 (0.30%) AMQP
9 23 (0.24%) Network Security
10 21 (0.22%) WAN
11 20 (0.21%) SSL
12 19 (0.20%) SSH
13 18 (0.19%) IPv4
13 18 (0.19%) LAN
13 18 (0.19%) MQTT
14 16 (0.17%) WebEx
14 16 (0.17%) Wireless
15 14 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (0.13%) Bluetooth
16 13 (0.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,773 (18.38%) NoSQL
2 1,382 (14.32%) PostgreSQL
3 1,101 (11.41%) SQL Server
4 960 (9.95%) MySQL
5 948 (9.83%) Relational Database
6 841 (8.72%) MongoDB
7 776 (8.04%) Big Data
8 701 (7.27%) Redis
9 554 (5.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 299 (3.10%) Amazon Aurora
11 273 (2.83%) MariaDB
12 264 (2.74%) HBase
13 262 (2.72%) Hadoop
14 224 (2.32%) Amazon RDS
15 169 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
16 163 (1.69%) Amazon Athena
17 151 (1.57%) RDBMS
18 150 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
19 144 (1.49%) Data Lake
20 134 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1,715 (17.78%) Jenkins
2 1,633 (16.93%) Git (software)
3 573 (5.94%) JIRA
4 565 (5.86%) JUnit
5 426 (4.42%) GitLab
6 396 (4.10%) Maven
7 394 (4.08%) Cypress.io
8 364 (3.77%) Gradle
9 363 (3.76%) Mockito
10 353 (3.66%) Cucumber
11 348 (3.61%) TeamCity
12 342 (3.54%) Selenium
13 301 (3.12%) Octopus Deploy
14 258 (2.67%) Artifactory
15 256 (2.65%) Sonatype Nexus
16 231 (2.39%) SonarQube
17 230 (2.38%) Protractor
18 220 (2.28%) Storybook
19 214 (2.22%) IntelliJ
20 202 (2.09%) Eclipse
General
1 2,466 (25.56%) Finance
2 1,878 (19.47%) Social Skills
3 967 (10.02%) Banking
4 562 (5.83%) Retail
5 488 (5.06%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 462 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
7 383 (3.97%) Law
8 341 (3.53%) Games
9 295 (3.06%) Marketing
10 253 (2.62%) Public Sector
11 220 (2.28%) Legal
12 201 (2.08%) Presentation Skills
13 153 (1.59%) Telecoms
14 150 (1.55%) Financial Institution
15 120 (1.24%) Manufacturing
16 106 (1.10%) Publishing
17 101 (1.05%) Back Office
18 82 (0.85%) Advertising
19 80 (0.83%) Automotive
20 78 (0.81%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 4,134 (42.85%) Developer
2 1,811 (18.77%) Software Engineer
3 1,351 (14.00%) Java Developer
4 1,173 (12.16%) Senior Developer
5 941 (9.75%) Architect
6 676 (7.01%) .NET Developer
7 656 (6.80%) Senior Software Engineer
8 611 (6.33%) Java Engineer
9 589 (6.10%) Software Developer
10 506 (5.24%) Full Stack Developer
11 476 (4.93%) C# Developer
12 408 (4.23%) Senior Java Developer
13 402 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
14 393 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
15 347 (3.60%) Backend Developer
16 338 (3.50%) Java Software Engineer
17 321 (3.33%) AWS Engineer
18 319 (3.31%) Lead Developer
19 261 (2.71%) C# .NET Developer
20 258 (2.67%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,908 (30.14%) React
2 2,426 (25.15%) .NET
3 2,157 (22.36%) Spring
4 2,032 (21.06%) Node.js
5 1,781 (18.46%) REST
6 1,687 (17.49%) AngularJS
7 1,619 (16.78%) Kafka
8 1,433 (14.85%) .NET Core
9 1,419 (14.71%) Web Services
10 1,387 (14.38%) RESTful
11 1,293 (13.40%) Spring Boot
12 1,215 (12.59%) CSS
13 954 (9.89%) HTML
14 881 (9.13%) GraphQL
15 774 (8.02%) RabbitMQ
16 680 (7.05%) .NET Framework
17 585 (6.06%) Redux
18 544 (5.64%) JSON
19 486 (5.04%) ASP.NET
20 405 (4.20%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 870 (9.02%) Greenfield Project
2 722 (7.48%) User Experience
3 510 (5.29%) Cloud Native
4 364 (3.77%) Mobile App
5 349 (3.62%) Self-Motivation
6 315 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
7 306 (3.17%) Algorithms
8 227 (2.35%) Virtual Team
9 222 (2.30%) Hedge funds
10 219 (2.27%) Public Cloud
11 216 (2.24%) Linux Command Line
12 183 (1.90%) Data Structures
13 160 (1.66%) Blog
14 148 (1.53%) Pricing Data
15 136 (1.41%) Legacy Systems
16 97 (1.01%) NHS
17 84 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
18 82 (0.85%) Social Media
19 75 (0.78%) Data Centre
19 75 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1,223 (12.68%) Linux
2 443 (4.59%) Unix
3 219 (2.27%) Android
4 203 (2.10%) Windows
5 170 (1.76%) Apple iOS
6 66 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 64 (0.66%) CentOS
8 38 (0.39%) VMS
9 34 (0.35%) Mesosphere
10 27 (0.28%) Windows Server
11 21 (0.22%) Mac OS X
12 15 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
12 15 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 13 (0.13%) Debian
14 11 (0.11%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.041%) Windows Server 2016
16 3 (0.031%) Windows Server 2019
17 2 (0.021%) Alpine Linux
17 2 (0.021%) CoreOS
18 1 (0.010%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,394 (55.91%) Agile Software Development
2 3,639 (37.72%) DevOps
3 3,254 (33.73%) Software Engineering
4 2,545 (26.38%) TDD
5 1,812 (18.78%) Scrum
6 1,804 (18.70%) Full Stack Development
7 1,725 (17.88%) Test Automation
8 1,378 (14.28%) Continuous Integration
9 1,282 (13.29%) BDD
10 1,147 (11.89%) Open Source
11 1,115 (11.56%) Fintech
12 1,078 (11.17%) Mentoring
13 976 (10.12%) Event-Driven
14 967 (10.02%) OO
15 958 (9.93%) Problem-Solving
16 902 (9.35%) Analytics
17 860 (8.91%) Computer Science
18 740 (7.67%) Continuous Delivery
19 739 (7.66%) Machine Learning
20 723 (7.49%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 4,321 (44.79%) Java
2 2,972 (30.80%) JavaScript
3 2,676 (27.74%) SQL
4 2,503 (25.94%) C#
5 2,258 (23.40%) Python
6 1,315 (13.63%) TypeScript
7 750 (7.77%) Go
8 645 (6.69%) Java 8
9 493 (5.11%) PHP
10 425 (4.41%) Kotlin
11 409 (4.24%) Scala
12 375 (3.89%) C++
13 310 (3.21%) Ruby
14 269 (2.79%) Groovy
15 268 (2.78%) Java 11
16 265 (2.75%) Shell Script
17 216 (2.24%) PowerShell
18 212 (2.20%) C
19 185 (1.92%) Bash Shell
20 167 (1.73%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,060 (10.99%) Degree
2 383 (3.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 343 (3.56%) Security Cleared
4 318 (3.30%) SC Cleared
5 203 (2.10%) OCP
5 203 (2.10%) Oracle Certification
6 99 (1.03%) Master's Degree
7 90 (0.93%) AWS Certification
8 41 (0.42%) PhD
9 17 (0.18%) SANS
10 15 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
11 14 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
12 12 (0.12%) ISTQB
13 11 (0.11%) DV Cleared
13 11 (0.11%) MBA
13 11 (0.11%) RHCE
13 11 (0.11%) RHCSA
14 7 (0.073%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.073%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (0.062%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 839 (8.70%) QA
2 79 (0.82%) GDPR
3 72 (0.75%) Accessibility
4 56 (0.58%) PSD2
5 54 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 52 (0.54%) SLA
7 25 (0.26%) WCAG
8 19 (0.20%) GxP
9 15 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 14 (0.15%) PCI DSS
11 9 (0.093%) Cyber Essentials
11 9 (0.093%) GRC
12 8 (0.083%) HIPAA
12 8 (0.083%) ISO 13485
12 8 (0.083%) NIST
13 7 (0.073%) IEC 62304
14 6 (0.062%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 6 (0.062%) TickIT
15 4 (0.041%) PMO
16 3 (0.031%) SEPA
System Software
1 3,601 (37.32%) Docker
2 191 (1.98%) HDFS
3 174 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 69 (0.72%) Active Directory
5 35 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 23 (0.24%) ISA Server
7 19 (0.20%) Postfix
8 17 (0.18%) Firmware
9 8 (0.083%) Ceph
9 8 (0.083%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.073%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.052%) KVM
11 5 (0.052%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.052%) vSphere
12 3 (0.031%) Gluster
12 3 (0.031%) OpenAM
12 3 (0.031%) OpenDJ
12 3 (0.031%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.021%) NFS
13 2 (0.021%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3,248 (33.67%) Kubernetes
2 1,368 (14.18%) Terraform
3 852 (8.83%) Ansible
4 346 (3.59%) Prometheus
5 322 (3.34%) Grafana
6 264 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
7 217 (2.25%) Puppet
8 95 (0.98%) Kibana
9 94 (0.97%) Istio
10 74 (0.77%) Graphite
10 74 (0.77%) logstash
11 73 (0.76%) Docker Swarm
12 66 (0.68%) Consul
13 49 (0.51%) Packer
14 42 (0.44%) Opsgenie
15 34 (0.35%) Automic
15 34 (0.35%) Mesos
16 30 (0.31%) Graylog
17 27 (0.28%) HAProxy
18 26 (0.27%) Rancher
Vendors
1 888 (9.20%) Microsoft
2 856 (8.87%) Google
3 637 (6.60%) Oracle
4 260 (2.69%) VMware
5 208 (2.16%) Okta
6 119 (1.23%) Red Hat
7 104 (1.08%) Splunk
8 100 (1.04%) SAP
9 92 (0.95%) IBM
10 90 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
11 84 (0.87%) Samsung
12 68 (0.70%) Atlassian
13 62 (0.64%) New Relic
14 60 (0.62%) Zend
15 43 (0.45%) Adobe
15 43 (0.45%) Elastic Path
15 43 (0.45%) Spotify
16 42 (0.44%) MuleSoft
17 38 (0.39%) Xamarin
18 33 (0.34%) Sybase