Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
England > North West
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 46 34 57
Rank change year-on-year -12 +23 +34
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 315 450 483
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 5.14% 6.65% 4.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.53% 7.19% 5.13%
Number of salaries quoted 268 411 348
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,000 £33,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £66,563 £61,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £77,000
England median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -

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 5,696 6,262 9,411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.97% 92.51% 93.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4,554 5,026 7,093
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,234
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £48,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,947 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Microservices as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microservices in the North West.

Salary trend for Microservices in the North West

Microservices
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microservices in the North West over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 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
Manchester -6 247 £50,000 -4.76% 122
Cheshire -8 46 £47,500 +5.56% 12
Merseyside -11 13 £40,000 -27.27% 7
Lancashire -15 4 £47,500 - 15
Cumbria - 4 £45,000 - 1
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 14 May 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 North West region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 159 (50.48%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (48.89%) JavaScript
3 109 (34.60%) Azure
4 103 (32.70%) .NET
5 95 (30.16%) AWS
5 95 (30.16%) Node.js
6 94 (29.84%) Docker
7 92 (29.21%) React
8 86 (27.30%) C#
9 84 (26.67%) SQL Server
9 84 (26.67%) AngularJS
10 83 (26.35%) DevOps
11 82 (26.03%) TDD
12 80 (25.40%) Software Engineering
12 80 (25.40%) Java
13 76 (24.13%) MVC
14 75 (23.81%) .NET Core
15 68 (21.59%) SQL
16 65 (20.63%) Git (software)
17 64 (20.32%) Linux
18 63 (20.00%) OOP
19 61 (19.37%) MySQL
20 58 (18.41%) Scrum
20 58 (18.41%) Go
21 56 (17.78%) REST
22 55 (17.46%) jQuery
23 53 (16.83%) Kafka
24 51 (16.19%) Microsoft
25 48 (15.24%) .NET Framework
26 47 (14.92%) Kubernetes

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 21 (6.67%) CMS
2 10 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (2.22%) Confluence
4 6 (1.90%) Apache Solr
5 5 (1.59%) Umbraco
6 4 (1.27%) EPiServer
6 4 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.95%) nginx
8 2 (0.63%) Apache
8 2 (0.63%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.32%) Headless CMS
9 1 (0.32%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Magento
1 1 (0.32%) Shopify
1 1 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 109 (34.60%) Azure
2 95 (30.16%) AWS
3 45 (14.29%) Serverless
4 28 (8.89%) GCP
5 21 (6.67%) SaaS
6 16 (5.08%) Azure Service Bus
6 16 (5.08%) Azure Service Fabric
6 16 (5.08%) PaaS
7 15 (4.76%) GitHub
8 14 (4.44%) AWS Lambda
9 13 (4.13%) IaaS
10 6 (1.90%) Algolia
10 6 (1.90%) Amazon EKS
10 6 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.59%) Power Platform
12 4 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.95%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.95%) npm
13 3 (0.95%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.59%) Internet
2 2 (0.63%) AMQP
2 2 (0.63%) DNS
3 1 (0.32%) Firewall
3 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.32%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 61 (19.37%) MySQL
3 40 (12.70%) MongoDB
4 27 (8.57%) NoSQL
5 21 (6.67%) Relational Database
6 14 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (4.13%) SQL Server 2016
8 10 (3.17%) Big Data
9 6 (1.90%) Endeca
10 5 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.59%) Power BI
10 5 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.95%) Amazon Aurora
11 3 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.95%) Data Lake
12 2 (0.63%) Redis
Development Applications
1 65 (20.63%) Git (software)
2 28 (8.89%) Jenkins
3 23 (7.30%) Selenium
4 16 (5.08%) JIRA
4 16 (5.08%) JMeter
5 15 (4.76%) Visual Studio
6 14 (4.44%) MSTest
7 9 (2.86%) GitLab
7 9 (2.86%) Jasmine
7 9 (2.86%) Maven
7 9 (2.86%) TeamCity
8 8 (2.54%) Katalon Studio
9 7 (2.22%) Cypress.io
10 6 (1.90%) Bitbucket
10 6 (1.90%) git-flow
11 5 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (1.59%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (1.59%) Postman
11 5 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 42 (13.33%) Social Skills
2 30 (9.52%) Finance
3 21 (6.67%) Retail
4 13 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.13%) Law
5 9 (2.86%) Legal
5 9 (2.86%) Marketing
6 8 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (2.22%) Presentation Skills
8 6 (1.90%) Banking
9 4 (1.27%) Automotive
9 4 (1.27%) Games
9 4 (1.27%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (0.95%) Electronics
10 3 (0.95%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.63%) Retail Finance
12 1 (0.32%) Advertising
12 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.32%) Public Speaking
12 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 173 (54.92%) Developer
2 73 (23.17%) Software Developer
3 50 (15.87%) Senior Developer
4 49 (15.56%) JavaScript Developer
5 47 (14.92%) .NET Developer
6 39 (12.38%) PHP Developer
7 37 (11.75%) Software Engineer
8 28 (8.89%) Architect
9 24 (7.62%) Senior Software Developer
9 24 (7.62%) Senior Software Engineer
10 20 (6.35%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 20 (6.35%) Senior PHP Developer
11 19 (6.03%) Java Developer
12 17 (5.40%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (4.44%) C# Developer
13 14 (4.44%) Java Engineer
14 12 (3.81%) AWS Engineer
15 11 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
16 10 (3.17%) .NET Software Developer
16 10 (3.17%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (32.70%) .NET
2 95 (30.16%) Node.js
3 92 (29.21%) React
4 84 (26.67%) AngularJS
5 75 (23.81%) .NET Core
6 56 (17.78%) REST
7 55 (17.46%) jQuery
8 53 (16.83%) Kafka
9 48 (15.24%) .NET Framework
10 46 (14.60%) RESTful
11 37 (11.75%) CSS
11 37 (11.75%) Symfony
12 34 (10.79%) HTML
12 34 (10.79%) Web Services
13 33 (10.48%) ASP.NET Web API
13 33 (10.48%) Spring
14 23 (7.30%) Spring Boot
14 23 (7.30%) Vue.js
15 22 (6.98%) ASP.NET
16 13 (4.13%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.48%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 14 (4.44%) Public Cloud
4 11 (3.49%) User Experience
5 9 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.54%) Cloud Native
6 8 (2.54%) Cyberattack
7 5 (1.59%) iPad
8 4 (1.27%) Life Science
8 4 (1.27%) Renewable Energy
9 3 (0.95%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.63%) FMCG
10 2 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.63%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.63%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.63%) Social Media
11 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.32%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.32%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.32%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 64 (20.32%) Linux
2 9 (2.86%) CentOS
3 7 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (1.90%) Unix
5 2 (0.63%) Fedora
5 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.63%) Windows
6 1 (0.32%) Android
6 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.32%) VMS
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (50.48%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (26.35%) DevOps
3 82 (26.03%) TDD
4 80 (25.40%) Software Engineering
5 76 (24.13%) MVC
6 63 (20.00%) OOP
7 58 (18.41%) Scrum
8 46 (14.60%) E-Commerce
9 39 (12.38%) Test Automation
10 38 (12.06%) OO
11 35 (11.11%) SOLID
12 34 (10.79%) BDD
13 33 (10.48%) Mentoring
14 29 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
15 26 (8.25%) API Development
16 23 (7.30%) Open Source
17 22 (6.98%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 22 (6.98%) Unit Testing
18 21 (6.67%) Content Management
19 20 (6.35%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 154 (48.89%) JavaScript
2 86 (27.30%) C#
3 80 (25.40%) Java
4 68 (21.59%) SQL
5 58 (18.41%) Go
6 43 (13.65%) PHP
7 40 (12.70%) TypeScript
8 26 (8.25%) Python
9 23 (7.30%) ES6
10 20 (6.35%) C
10 20 (6.35%) C++
11 9 (2.86%) Java 8
11 9 (2.86%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.90%) Scala
13 4 (1.27%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.27%) Haskell
14 3 (0.95%) Kotlin
14 3 (0.95%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.95%) Ruby
14 3 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (4.13%) Degree
2 9 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 9 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.90%) AWS Certification
4 5 (1.59%) OCP
4 5 (1.59%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.63%) RHCE
6 2 (0.63%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.32%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.71%) QA
2 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.63%) PMO
3 1 (0.32%) GRC
System Software
1 94 (29.84%) Docker
2 2 (0.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.32%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 47 (14.92%) Kubernetes
2 12 (3.81%) Ansible
2 12 (3.81%) Terraform
3 6 (1.90%) Puppet
4 3 (0.95%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.63%) Consul
5 2 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (0.63%) Grafana
5 2 (0.63%) Graphite
5 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.63%) Packer
6 1 (0.32%) Kibana
6 1 (0.32%) Nagios
6 1 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 51 (16.19%) Microsoft
2 37 (11.75%) Zend
3 23 (7.30%) Google
4 8 (2.54%) Oracle
4 8 (2.54%) Red Hat
5 5 (1.59%) Sitecore
5 5 (1.59%) Xamarin
6 4 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.95%) SAP
7 3 (0.95%) Splunk
8 2 (0.63%) Adobe
8 2 (0.63%) Pega
8 2 (0.63%) VMware
9 1 (0.32%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.32%) BiZZdesign
9 1 (0.32%) Citrix
9 1 (0.32%) IBM
9 1 (0.32%) Juniper
9 1 (0.32%) Progress
9 1 (0.32%) Sparx