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

Microservices
England > North West
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 44 33 77
Rank change year-on-year -11 +44 +41
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 312 572 416
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 5.66% 6.92% 4.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.04% 7.52% 4.43%
Number of salaries quoted 375 578 344
Median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £79,250
England median annual salary £67,500 £68,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -0.74% +4.62% -

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 5,167 7,610 9,400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 93.74% 92.04% 91.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4,264 6,104 7,562
Median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% - -
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,925 £70,094
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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -4 238 £50,000 -4.76% 91
Cheshire 0 52 £47,500 +11.76% 25
Merseyside -13 11 £49,500 -10.00% 9
Cumbria - 7 £45,000 - 2
Lancashire 0 3 £40,000 -20.00% 6
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (50.96%) JavaScript
2 155 (49.68%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (40.06%) .NET
4 107 (34.29%) C#
5 102 (32.69%) Node.js
6 95 (30.45%) TDD
7 92 (29.49%) Docker
8 89 (28.53%) AWS
9 88 (28.21%) Software Engineering
10 87 (27.88%) Java
11 84 (26.92%) React
11 84 (26.92%) AngularJS
12 82 (26.28%) SQL Server
13 81 (25.96%) Azure
14 80 (25.64%) .NET Core
15 75 (24.04%) MVC
16 70 (22.44%) SQL
17 68 (21.79%) DevOps
18 57 (18.27%) RESTful
19 52 (16.67%) MySQL
19 52 (16.67%) Serverless
20 51 (16.35%) Go
20 51 (16.35%) jQuery
21 49 (15.71%) REST
22 48 (15.38%) Test Automation
22 48 (15.38%) HTML
23 47 (15.06%) CSS
23 47 (15.06%) Kubernetes
24 45 (14.42%) Git (software)
25 44 (14.10%) .NET Framework

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 14 (4.49%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (3.21%) CMS
3 6 (1.92%) Apache Solr
4 3 (0.96%) Confluence
4 3 (0.96%) Headless CMS
4 3 (0.96%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.64%) Apache
5 2 (0.64%) IIS
6 1 (0.32%) Mendix
6 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Magento
2 1 (0.32%) Shopify
2 1 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 89 (28.53%) AWS
2 81 (25.96%) Azure
3 52 (16.67%) Serverless
4 26 (8.33%) GCP
5 24 (7.69%) SaaS
6 19 (6.09%) AWS Lambda
7 14 (4.49%) IaaS
7 14 (4.49%) PaaS
8 7 (2.24%) GitHub
9 6 (1.92%) Algolia
9 6 (1.92%) Amazon ECS
9 6 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.28%) Amazon EKS
10 4 (1.28%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.96%) Azure Machine Learning
11 3 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.64%) Microsoft 365
12 2 (0.64%) npm
13 1 (0.32%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.64%) Internet
2 1 (0.32%) DNS
2 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (26.28%) SQL Server
2 52 (16.67%) MySQL
3 42 (13.46%) NoSQL
4 32 (10.26%) MongoDB
5 23 (7.37%) Relational Database
6 21 (6.73%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (1.92%) Big Data
8 6 (1.92%) Endeca
9 3 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.64%) Redis
11 1 (0.32%) Amazon Aurora
11 1 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.32%) BigQuery
11 1 (0.32%) Cosmos DB
11 1 (0.32%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 45 (14.42%) Git (software)
2 28 (8.97%) Selenium
3 20 (6.41%) Jenkins
4 16 (5.13%) Visual Studio
5 13 (4.17%) MSTest
6 12 (3.85%) JMeter
6 12 (3.85%) Protractor
7 11 (3.53%) SpecFlow
8 10 (3.21%) Maven
8 10 (3.21%) TeamCity
9 9 (2.88%) git-flow
9 9 (2.88%) GitLab
9 9 (2.88%) Katalon Studio
10 8 (2.56%) JIRA
11 7 (2.24%) Jasmine
12 6 (1.92%) Cucumber
12 6 (1.92%) Cypress.io
12 6 (1.92%) JUnit
12 6 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 39 (12.50%) Finance
2 15 (4.81%) Law
3 8 (2.56%) Retail
4 6 (1.92%) Marketing
5 4 (1.28%) Banking
6 3 (0.96%) Games
6 3 (0.96%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 198 (63.46%) Developer
2 64 (20.51%) Software Developer
3 54 (17.31%) .NET Developer
4 43 (13.78%) Senior Developer
5 42 (13.46%) Software Engineer
6 37 (11.86%) JavaScript Developer
7 34 (10.90%) Java Developer
8 30 (9.62%) PHP Developer
9 23 (7.37%) Architect
10 22 (7.05%) Full Stack Developer
11 20 (6.41%) Senior Software Engineer
12 17 (5.45%) Java Engineer
13 15 (4.81%) C# Developer
13 15 (4.81%) Senior .NET Developer
14 14 (4.49%) Senior Software Developer
15 13 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
16 12 (3.85%) Java Software Engineer
17 11 (3.53%) React Developer
17 11 (3.53%) Senior JavaScript Developer
18 10 (3.21%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (40.06%) .NET
2 102 (32.69%) Node.js
3 84 (26.92%) AngularJS
3 84 (26.92%) React
4 80 (25.64%) .NET Core
5 57 (18.27%) RESTful
6 51 (16.35%) jQuery
7 49 (15.71%) REST
8 48 (15.38%) HTML
9 47 (15.06%) CSS
10 44 (14.10%) .NET Framework
11 38 (12.18%) ASP.NET Web API
12 33 (10.58%) Kafka
13 31 (9.94%) Spring
13 31 (9.94%) Web Services
14 30 (9.62%) Symfony
15 26 (8.33%) ASP.NET
16 20 (6.41%) JSON
16 20 (6.41%) Vue.js
17 17 (5.45%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (7.05%) User Experience
3 15 (4.81%) Mobile App
4 13 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.24%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.28%) NHS
9 3 (0.96%) Cloud Native
9 3 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.64%) Blog
10 2 (0.64%) Social Media
11 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.32%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.32%) iPhone
11 1 (0.32%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.32%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.32%) Renewable Energy
11 1 (0.32%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 38 (12.18%) Linux
2 5 (1.60%) CentOS
3 4 (1.28%) Android
4 3 (0.96%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.64%) Fedora
5 2 (0.64%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (49.68%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (30.45%) TDD
3 88 (28.21%) Software Engineering
4 75 (24.04%) MVC
5 68 (21.79%) DevOps
6 48 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 44 (14.10%) Scrum
8 41 (13.14%) OOP
9 34 (10.90%) E-Commerce
10 29 (9.29%) SOLID
11 28 (8.97%) OO
12 27 (8.65%) BDD
12 27 (8.65%) Front End Development
13 23 (7.37%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (6.73%) SDLC
14 21 (6.73%) Unit Testing
15 19 (6.09%) Mentoring
15 19 (6.09%) Open Source
16 18 (5.77%) Problem-Solving
17 17 (5.45%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 159 (50.96%) JavaScript
2 107 (34.29%) C#
3 87 (27.88%) Java
4 70 (22.44%) SQL
5 51 (16.35%) Go
6 39 (12.50%) TypeScript
7 36 (11.54%) PHP
8 25 (8.01%) Python
9 21 (6.73%) ES6
10 15 (4.81%) C
10 15 (4.81%) Java 8
11 12 (3.85%) C++
12 7 (2.24%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.28%) Haskell
13 4 (1.28%) Ruby
13 4 (1.28%) Scala
14 2 (0.64%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.64%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (5.77%) Degree
2 8 (2.56%) AWS Certification
3 7 (2.24%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.24%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.28%) OCP
4 4 (1.28%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.97%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) WCAG
System Software
1 92 (29.49%) Docker
2 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 47 (15.06%) Kubernetes
2 19 (6.09%) Puppet
3 16 (5.13%) Ansible
4 10 (3.21%) Terraform
5 3 (0.96%) Grafana
5 3 (0.96%) Graphite
5 3 (0.96%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.32%) Consul
7 1 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.32%) Packer
7 1 (0.32%) Rancher
Vendors
1 36 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 28 (8.97%) Zend
3 13 (4.17%) Google
4 9 (2.88%) Xamarin
5 8 (2.56%) Oracle
6 2 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.32%) Adobe
7 1 (0.32%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.32%) BiZZdesign
7 1 (0.32%) Citrix
7 1 (0.32%) Pega
7 1 (0.32%) Progress
7 1 (0.32%) SAP
7 1 (0.32%) Sparx
7 1 (0.32%) VMware