Period
to 20 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 20 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 75 171
Rank change year-on-year +34 +96 +136
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 601 434 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.03% 3.69% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.48% 4.05% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 519 336 188
North West median annual salary £51,147 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.58% +10.53% +3.83%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £74,000 £80,000 £75,750
England median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9,280 10,712 12,126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 93.13% 91.00% 91.45%
Number of salaries quoted 7,300 8,628 9,650
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the North West

Microservices
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microservices in the North West.

Salary trend for Microservices in the North West

Microservices
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices in the North West over the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the North West

Microservices
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 November 2019. 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
Manchester +40 436 £52,500 - 87
Cheshire +26 103 £42,500 -26.09% 10
Lancashire +4 39 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Merseyside +24 23 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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 North West region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 381 (63.39%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (40.27%) Java
3 224 (37.27%) .NET
4 223 (37.10%) AWS
5 213 (35.44%) C#
6 211 (35.11%) TDD
7 176 (29.28%) Azure
8 174 (28.95%) JavaScript
9 165 (27.45%) DevOps
10 142 (23.63%) .NET Core
11 139 (23.13%) Docker
12 130 (21.63%) Software Engineering
13 126 (20.97%) BDD
14 123 (20.47%) AngularJS
15 119 (19.80%) Test Automation
16 114 (18.97%) Spring
16 114 (18.97%) Node.js
17 113 (18.80%) Serverless
18 109 (18.14%) React
18 109 (18.14%) SQL
19 108 (17.97%) E-Commerce
20 106 (17.64%) Continuous Integration
21 103 (17.14%) Maven
22 96 (15.97%) Scrum
22 96 (15.97%) RESTful
23 94 (15.64%) MVC
23 94 (15.64%) Finance
24 91 (15.14%) Git (software)
25 87 (14.48%) Java 8
26 86 (14.31%) Spring Boot

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 25 (4.16%) Confluence
2 18 (3.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 18 (3.00%) CMS
3 15 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.50%) Sitecore CMS
5 7 (1.16%) Apache Spark
5 7 (1.16%) IIS
6 6 (1.00%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.67%) Apache
7 4 (0.67%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.33%) Commerce Server
8 2 (0.33%) nginx
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 13 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.33%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.33%) Exstream
3 2 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.17%) Magento
4 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 223 (37.10%) AWS
2 176 (29.28%) Azure
3 113 (18.80%) Serverless
4 76 (12.65%) GitHub
5 69 (11.48%) GCP
6 61 (10.15%) AWS Lambda
7 41 (6.82%) Amazon S3
7 41 (6.82%) SaaS
8 39 (6.49%) Amazon EC2
9 21 (3.49%) Amazon SQS
10 13 (2.16%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (1.50%) Sage Pay
12 7 (1.16%) Amazon Kinesis
12 7 (1.16%) AWS CodePipeline
12 7 (1.16%) Slack
13 5 (0.83%) Amazon ECS
13 5 (0.83%) IaaS
13 5 (0.83%) Kong
13 5 (0.83%) PaaS
13 5 (0.83%) SonarCloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.83%) DNS
1 5 (0.83%) Skype
2 4 (0.67%) Broadband
2 4 (0.67%) DHCP
3 3 (0.50%) ATM
3 3 (0.50%) Calico
3 3 (0.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.33%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.33%) Firewall
4 2 (0.33%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.33%) LLU
4 2 (0.33%) VPN
5 1 (0.17%) LAN
5 1 (0.17%) NAS
5 1 (0.17%) SAN
5 1 (0.17%) VLAN
5 1 (0.17%) WAN
5 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (12.65%) SQL Server
2 65 (10.82%) NoSQL
3 55 (9.15%) MongoDB
3 55 (9.15%) MySQL
4 36 (5.99%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (4.16%) Relational Database
6 18 (3.00%) Neo4j
7 11 (1.83%) Blockchain
8 6 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (1.00%) Big Data
8 6 (1.00%) Cosmos DB
9 5 (0.83%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.67%) Power BI
11 3 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.50%) Redis
11 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.33%) DB2
12 2 (0.33%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 103 (17.14%) Maven
2 91 (15.14%) Git (software)
3 59 (9.82%) JIRA
4 58 (9.65%) Jenkins
5 54 (8.99%) Gradle
6 38 (6.32%) GitLab
7 37 (6.16%) Selenium
8 36 (5.99%) Team Foundation Server
9 34 (5.66%) JUnit
10 28 (4.66%) Cucumber
11 26 (4.33%) CircleCI
12 23 (3.83%) Bitbucket
13 22 (3.66%) NUnit
13 22 (3.66%) Octopus Deploy
14 20 (3.33%) WebDriver
15 19 (3.16%) Brakeman
15 19 (3.16%) minitest
15 19 (3.16%) RSpec
15 19 (3.16%) RuboCop
15 19 (3.16%) TestNG
General
1 94 (15.64%) Finance
2 43 (7.15%) Banking
3 26 (4.33%) Retail
4 20 (3.33%) Public Sector
5 17 (2.83%) Marketing
6 16 (2.66%) Legal
7 6 (1.00%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.67%) Advertising
8 4 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.50%) Billing
9 3 (0.50%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.33%) Law
11 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.17%) Games
11 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 328 (54.58%) Developer
2 116 (19.30%) Java Developer
3 107 (17.80%) Senior Developer
4 90 (14.98%) C# Developer
5 85 (14.14%) Software Engineer
6 74 (12.31%) .NET Developer
7 60 (9.98%) Senior Java Developer
8 42 (6.99%) C# .NET Developer
9 38 (6.32%) Architect
10 37 (6.16%) Senior Software Engineer
11 33 (5.49%) PHP Developer
11 33 (5.49%) Programmer
12 32 (5.32%) DevOps Engineer
13 30 (4.99%) Software Developer
14 29 (4.83%) C# Programmer
15 24 (3.99%) Full Stack Developer
16 23 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
17 19 (3.16%) Java Engineer
17 19 (3.16%) Test Engineer
18 18 (3.00%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (37.27%) .NET
2 142 (23.63%) .NET Core
3 123 (20.47%) AngularJS
4 114 (18.97%) Node.js
4 114 (18.97%) Spring
5 109 (18.14%) React
6 96 (15.97%) RESTful
7 86 (14.31%) Spring Boot
8 84 (13.98%) HTML
9 73 (12.15%) CSS
10 71 (11.81%) ASP.NET
10 71 (11.81%) Hibernate
11 59 (9.82%) ASP.NET MVC
12 58 (9.65%) REST
13 50 (8.32%) HTML5
14 49 (8.15%) ASP.NET Web API
15 34 (5.66%) Ruby on Rails
16 33 (5.49%) Web Services
17 28 (4.66%) .NET Framework
18 27 (4.49%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.15%) Greenfield Project
2 33 (5.49%) Mobile App
3 29 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (4.49%) Cloud Native
5 24 (3.99%) Enterprise Software
6 22 (3.66%) User Experience
7 18 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (2.50%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.66%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.83%) IVR
10 5 (0.83%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.67%) Blog
12 2 (0.33%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.33%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.33%) Mobile Payment
12 2 (0.33%) Renewable Energy
13 1 (0.17%) Data Centre
13 1 (0.17%) Data Protection Act
13 1 (0.17%) Life Science
13 1 (0.17%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 34 (5.66%) Linux
2 14 (2.33%) Windows
3 10 (1.66%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.33%) Android
5 6 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.83%) AIX
6 5 (0.83%) Unix
7 4 (0.67%) CentOS
8 3 (0.50%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.50%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.33%) Debian
9 2 (0.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (63.39%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (35.11%) TDD
3 165 (27.45%) DevOps
4 130 (21.63%) Software Engineering
5 126 (20.97%) BDD
6 119 (19.80%) Test Automation
7 108 (17.97%) E-Commerce
8 106 (17.64%) Continuous Integration
9 96 (15.97%) Scrum
10 94 (15.64%) MVC
11 79 (13.14%) Mentoring
12 74 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
13 68 (11.31%) Continuous Deployment
14 66 (10.98%) SOA
15 63 (10.48%) Coaching
16 51 (8.49%) Multithreading
17 50 (8.32%) Low Latency
18 48 (7.99%) SOLID
19 43 (7.15%) Fintech
19 43 (7.15%) OO
Programming Languages
1 242 (40.27%) Java
2 213 (35.44%) C#
3 174 (28.95%) JavaScript
4 109 (18.14%) SQL
5 87 (14.48%) Java 8
6 71 (11.81%) PHP
7 56 (9.32%) Ruby
8 54 (8.99%) Python
9 18 (3.00%) Go
10 17 (2.83%) TypeScript
11 15 (2.50%) T-SQL
12 11 (1.83%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.83%) VBScript
13 10 (1.66%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.50%) Scala
15 8 (1.33%) ES6
16 6 (1.00%) C++
16 6 (1.00%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.67%) C
17 4 (0.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (6.16%) Degree
2 7 (1.16%) DBS Check
3 5 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.67%) AWS Certification
5 3 (0.50%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (0.33%) ISEB
6 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.33%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.33%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.16%) QA
2 4 (0.67%) GDPR
3 3 (0.50%) WCAG
4 2 (0.33%) TickIT
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 139 (23.13%) Docker
2 19 (3.16%) Varnish
3 7 (1.16%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 46 (7.65%) Kubernetes
2 30 (4.99%) Terraform
3 25 (4.16%) Ansible
4 18 (3.00%) Puppet
5 11 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.50%) Prometheus
7 8 (1.33%) Grafana
8 6 (1.00%) Kibana
9 3 (0.50%) Consul
9 3 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.50%) Graphite
9 3 (0.50%) Istio
9 3 (0.50%) Nessus
9 3 (0.50%) Packer
10 2 (0.33%) logstash
10 2 (0.33%) Scalr
11 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.17%) SCCM
11 1 (0.17%) StatsD
11 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 55 (9.15%) Microsoft
2 36 (5.99%) Google
3 14 (2.33%) Oracle
4 11 (1.83%) SAP
5 10 (1.66%) ATG
5 10 (1.66%) hybris
5 10 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (1.50%) Sage
6 9 (1.50%) Sitecore
6 9 (1.50%) Zend
7 8 (1.33%) Atlassian
7 8 (1.33%) Demandware
7 8 (1.33%) New Relic
8 6 (1.00%) AppDynamics
9 4 (0.67%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 3 (0.50%) Adobe
10 3 (0.50%) HP
10 3 (0.50%) Splunk
10 3 (0.50%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.33%) ForgeRock