Period
to 18 September 2020

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 18 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
England > North West
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 48 72
Rank change year-on-year +21 +24 +127
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 310 558 477
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 7.57% 5.30% 3.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.19% 5.63% 4.36%
Number of salaries quoted 328 475 404
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +10.53%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +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 3,787 9,905 10,941
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.48% 94.05% 91.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3,158 7,477 8,792
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,650 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,706 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +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 18 September 2020.

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 18 September 2020. 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 +25 262 £55,412 +4.91% 86
Cheshire +11 35 £65,250 +37.37% 23
Merseyside +25 6 £55,000 +4.76% 9
Lancashire +18 5 £57,500 +9.52% 9
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, 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.

1 195 (62.90%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (48.71%) DevOps
3 149 (48.06%) .NET
4 137 (44.19%) C#
5 114 (36.77%) JavaScript
6 106 (34.19%) Software Engineering
7 104 (33.55%) TDD
8 95 (30.65%) SQL
8 95 (30.65%) Azure
8 95 (30.65%) AWS
9 92 (29.68%) Docker
10 86 (27.74%) React
11 74 (23.87%) NoSQL
12 70 (22.58%) .NET Core
13 68 (21.94%) AngularJS
14 63 (20.32%) Continuous Integration
15 61 (19.68%) Kubernetes
16 54 (17.42%) Node.js
17 50 (16.13%) Java
18 49 (15.81%) Finance
19 48 (15.48%) HTML
20 47 (15.16%) SQL Server
20 47 (15.16%) Git (software)
21 46 (14.84%) Test Automation
22 44 (14.19%) E-Commerce
23 41 (13.23%) CSS
24 40 (12.90%) Scrum
25 39 (12.58%) MVC
26 36 (11.61%) ASP.NET
26 36 (11.61%) Open Source

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 12 (3.87%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (3.23%) nginx
3 7 (2.26%) Apache
3 7 (2.26%) Confluence
4 6 (1.94%) CMS
5 4 (1.29%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.65%) Mule
7 1 (0.32%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (4.52%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (1.94%) Magento
2 2 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 95 (30.65%) AWS
1 95 (30.65%) Azure
2 34 (10.97%) GitHub
3 27 (8.71%) Serverless
4 24 (7.74%) GCP
5 22 (7.10%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (3.87%) AWS Lambda
6 12 (3.87%) SaaS
7 9 (2.90%) Yarn
8 6 (1.94%) npm
9 5 (1.61%) Amazon ECS
9 5 (1.61%) IaaS
9 5 (1.61%) PaaS
10 3 (0.97%) Amazon Cognito
10 3 (0.97%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.65%) AWS Step Functions
11 2 (0.65%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (0.65%) SonarCloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.61%) AMQP
1 5 (1.61%) Internet
2 4 (1.29%) HTTP
3 3 (0.97%) SSL
3 3 (0.97%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.65%) Network Security
4 2 (0.65%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (23.87%) NoSQL
2 47 (15.16%) SQL Server
3 22 (7.10%) MySQL
4 19 (6.13%) MongoDB
5 13 (4.19%) Big Data
5 13 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (3.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 10 (3.23%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.94%) Neo4j
8 5 (1.61%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.29%) Redis
10 3 (0.97%) Apache Accumulo
10 3 (0.97%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.65%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.65%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 47 (15.16%) Git (software)
2 35 (11.29%) Jenkins
3 22 (7.10%) SpecFlow
4 20 (6.45%) GitLab
5 19 (6.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 18 (5.81%) JIRA
7 17 (5.48%) Selenium
8 15 (4.84%) NUnit
9 14 (4.52%) JUnit
10 12 (3.87%) Maven
10 12 (3.87%) Protractor
11 10 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (2.90%) TeamCity
13 7 (2.26%) webpack
14 5 (1.61%) GoCD
15 4 (1.29%) Bitbucket
15 4 (1.29%) Cucumber
15 4 (1.29%) Grunt
15 4 (1.29%) gulp
15 4 (1.29%) Mockito
General
1 49 (15.81%) Finance
2 28 (9.03%) Public Sector
3 21 (6.77%) Marketing
4 16 (5.16%) Retail
5 10 (3.23%) Electronics
5 10 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 10 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.58%) Law
7 6 (1.94%) Games
8 4 (1.29%) Banking
9 3 (0.97%) Local Government
10 2 (0.65%) Advertising
10 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 155 (50.00%) Developer
2 49 (15.81%) Software Engineer
3 44 (14.19%) Senior Developer
4 31 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
5 30 (9.68%) .NET Developer
6 29 (9.35%) Architect
7 23 (7.42%) Angular Developer
8 21 (6.77%) DevOps Engineer
8 21 (6.77%) PHP Developer
8 21 (6.77%) Software Developer
8 21 (6.77%) Solutions Architect
9 20 (6.45%) Senior Software Engineer
10 18 (5.81%) .NET Software Engineer
11 16 (5.16%) Java Developer
11 16 (5.16%) Node.js Developer
11 16 (5.16%) Platform Engineer
12 14 (4.52%) C# Developer
12 14 (4.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 12 (3.87%) Java Engineer
14 11 (3.55%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (48.06%) .NET
2 86 (27.74%) React
3 70 (22.58%) .NET Core
4 68 (21.94%) AngularJS
5 54 (17.42%) Node.js
6 48 (15.48%) HTML
7 41 (13.23%) CSS
8 36 (11.61%) ASP.NET
9 35 (11.29%) RESTful
10 32 (10.32%) .NET Framework
11 25 (8.06%) Spring
12 22 (7.10%) Redux
13 21 (6.77%) REST
14 19 (6.13%) HTML5
14 19 (6.13%) JSON
15 18 (5.81%) Vue.js
16 17 (5.48%) ASP.NET Core
16 17 (5.48%) ASP.NET Web API
16 17 (5.48%) Elastic Stack
16 17 (5.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.97%) Enterprise Software
2 24 (7.74%) Mobile App
3 23 (7.42%) User Experience
4 15 (4.84%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (4.52%) Cloud Native
6 10 (3.23%) Virtual Team
7 9 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.29%) Internet of Things
9 4 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.29%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.97%) EPoS
10 3 (0.97%) IVR
10 3 (0.97%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.65%) CCTV
11 2 (0.65%) iPhone
11 2 (0.65%) NHS
11 2 (0.65%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.65%) W3C
12 1 (0.32%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (11.29%) Linux
2 18 (5.81%) CentOS
3 17 (5.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (1.94%) Android
5 4 (1.29%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (62.90%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (48.71%) DevOps
3 106 (34.19%) Software Engineering
4 104 (33.55%) TDD
5 63 (20.32%) Continuous Integration
6 46 (14.84%) Test Automation
7 44 (14.19%) E-Commerce
8 40 (12.90%) Scrum
9 39 (12.58%) MVC
10 36 (11.61%) BDD
10 36 (11.61%) Open Source
11 35 (11.29%) OO
12 27 (8.71%) OOP
13 25 (8.06%) Unit Testing
14 24 (7.74%) Continuous Delivery
14 24 (7.74%) Front End Development
15 23 (7.42%) Analytics
15 23 (7.42%) Web Development
16 21 (6.77%) Machine Learning
16 21 (6.77%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 137 (44.19%) C#
2 114 (36.77%) JavaScript
3 95 (30.65%) SQL
4 50 (16.13%) Java
5 34 (10.97%) TypeScript
6 33 (10.65%) Python
7 31 (10.00%) PHP
8 25 (8.06%) Go
9 22 (7.10%) Ruby
10 13 (4.19%) ES6
11 12 (3.87%) Java 8
12 6 (1.94%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.29%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.29%) Scala
13 4 (1.29%) VB
13 4 (1.29%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.97%) C
15 2 (0.65%) Apple Swift
15 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (5.16%) AWS Certification
2 8 (2.58%) Degree
3 7 (2.26%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.29%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.97%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.65%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.68%) QA
2 3 (0.97%) WCAG
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 92 (29.68%) Docker
2 3 (0.97%) zsh
3 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 61 (19.68%) Kubernetes
2 34 (10.97%) Terraform
3 32 (10.32%) Puppet
4 21 (6.77%) Ansible
5 19 (6.13%) Grafana
5 19 (6.13%) Prometheus
6 17 (5.48%) Graphite
7 2 (0.65%) Consul
7 2 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.65%) Packer
Vendors
1 30 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.81%) Oracle
3 14 (4.52%) SAP
4 9 (2.90%) Google
5 8 (2.58%) Zend
6 5 (1.61%) Xamarin
7 3 (0.97%) Veracode
8 2 (0.65%) Progress
8 2 (0.65%) Splunk
8 2 (0.65%) webMethods