Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
England > North West
6 months to
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 55 77
Rank change year-on-year +22 +22 +149
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 369 523 480
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 6.70% 4.97% 3.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.28% 5.31% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 365 388 400
Median annual salary £51,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.86% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,875 £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 5,068 9,850 11,582
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.98% 93.67% 92.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4,075 7,248 9,324
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £30,850 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +22 276 £52,500 +5.00% 59
Cheshire +19 70 £47,500 -9.52% 8
Merseyside +15 13 £65,000 +23.81% 2
Lancashire +12 10 £53,750 -11.16% 7
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 252 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (45.26%) DevOps
3 162 (43.90%) .NET
4 143 (38.75%) C#
5 127 (34.42%) JavaScript
6 125 (33.88%) TDD
7 120 (32.52%) Java
8 119 (32.25%) Docker
9 118 (31.98%) AWS
9 118 (31.98%) Software Engineering
10 117 (31.71%) SQL
11 114 (30.89%) Azure
12 85 (23.04%) React
13 75 (20.33%) .NET Core
14 73 (19.78%) Git (software)
15 72 (19.51%) AngularJS
16 71 (19.24%) Kubernetes
17 68 (18.43%) NoSQL
18 64 (17.34%) Spring
19 62 (16.80%) BDD
19 62 (16.80%) Jenkins
20 61 (16.53%) Maven
21 58 (15.72%) E-Commerce
21 58 (15.72%) Scrum
22 57 (15.45%) Continuous Integration
23 56 (15.18%) MVC
23 56 (15.18%) SQL Server
24 55 (14.91%) HTML
24 55 (14.91%) Node.js
25 52 (14.09%) GitHub

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 18 (4.88%) Confluence
2 12 (3.25%) Apache
3 11 (2.98%) nginx
4 9 (2.44%) CMS
5 8 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.63%) Umbraco
7 5 (1.36%) NServiceBus
8 4 (1.08%) IIS
9 2 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.27%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.27%) Mule
10 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (2.17%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 118 (31.98%) AWS
2 114 (30.89%) Azure
3 52 (14.09%) GitHub
4 37 (10.03%) Serverless
5 29 (7.86%) SaaS
6 20 (5.42%) GCP
7 18 (4.88%) Amazon S3
7 18 (4.88%) AWS Lambda
8 16 (4.34%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (1.63%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (1.63%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (1.08%) Amazon ECS
12 4 (1.08%) Amazon Glacier
12 4 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.81%) Amazon Cognito
13 3 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.63%) Internet
2 5 (1.36%) AMQP
3 3 (0.81%) HTTP
3 3 (0.81%) SSL
4 2 (0.54%) Network Security
4 2 (0.54%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.27%) Firewall
5 1 (0.27%) VLAN
5 1 (0.27%) VPN
5 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (18.43%) NoSQL
2 56 (15.18%) SQL Server
3 25 (6.78%) MySQL
4 23 (6.23%) MongoDB
5 22 (5.96%) Relational Database
6 17 (4.61%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (4.34%) Oracle Database
8 11 (2.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 10 (2.71%) Neo4j
10 8 (2.17%) Big Data
11 6 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (1.63%) Redis
12 5 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (1.08%) Cosmos DB
13 4 (1.08%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.81%) Apache Accumulo
14 3 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (0.81%) Hadoop
15 2 (0.54%) Amazon Redshift
15 2 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 73 (19.78%) Git (software)
2 62 (16.80%) Jenkins
3 61 (16.53%) Maven
4 34 (9.21%) JUnit
5 28 (7.59%) JIRA
6 25 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (6.50%) NUnit
8 22 (5.96%) Cucumber
8 22 (5.96%) Selenium
9 21 (5.69%) Bitbucket
10 18 (4.88%) WebDriver
11 14 (3.79%) GitLab
12 12 (3.25%) Gradle
12 12 (3.25%) SpecFlow
12 12 (3.25%) TestNG
13 11 (2.98%) Hudson
13 11 (2.98%) SonarQube
13 11 (2.98%) Sonatype Nexus
14 10 (2.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (1.90%) Subversion
General
1 52 (14.09%) Finance
2 22 (5.96%) Public Sector
3 16 (4.34%) Marketing
4 14 (3.79%) Banking
5 12 (3.25%) Retail
6 10 (2.71%) Electronics
6 10 (2.71%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.71%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.17%) Games
8 7 (1.90%) Law
9 6 (1.63%) Legal
10 4 (1.08%) Advertising
10 4 (1.08%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.81%) Local Government
12 2 (0.54%) Automotive
13 1 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 195 (52.85%) Developer
2 58 (15.72%) Senior Developer
2 58 (15.72%) Software Engineer
3 47 (12.74%) Java Developer
4 34 (9.21%) PHP Developer
5 33 (8.94%) .NET Developer
6 29 (7.86%) .NET Software Engineer
7 23 (6.23%) Java Engineer
7 23 (6.23%) Software Developer
8 22 (5.96%) Full Stack Developer
9 21 (5.69%) C# Developer
9 21 (5.69%) DevOps Engineer
10 20 (5.42%) Architect
10 20 (5.42%) Senior Software Engineer
11 19 (5.15%) Senior PHP Developer
12 17 (4.61%) Solutions Architect
13 15 (4.07%) Senior Java Developer
14 14 (3.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 14 (3.79%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
15 13 (3.52%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (43.90%) .NET
2 85 (23.04%) React
3 75 (20.33%) .NET Core
4 72 (19.51%) AngularJS
5 64 (17.34%) Spring
6 55 (14.91%) HTML
6 55 (14.91%) Node.js
7 51 (13.82%) CSS
8 46 (12.47%) Spring Boot
9 45 (12.20%) ASP.NET
10 41 (11.11%) REST
10 41 (11.11%) RESTful
11 33 (8.94%) SOAP
12 30 (8.13%) Hibernate
13 27 (7.32%) Redux
14 25 (6.78%) HTML5
15 23 (6.23%) CSS3
16 22 (5.96%) ASP.NET Web API
17 21 (5.69%) .NET Framework
17 21 (5.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.50%) Mobile App
2 23 (6.23%) Enterprise Software
2 23 (6.23%) Greenfield Project
3 22 (5.96%) User Experience
4 15 (4.07%) Cloud Native
5 11 (2.98%) IVR
6 10 (2.71%) Virtual Team
7 9 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.36%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.36%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.08%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.81%) Internet of Things
10 3 (0.81%) Online Games
10 3 (0.81%) Social Media
10 3 (0.81%) Wiki
11 2 (0.54%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (0.54%) CCTV
11 2 (0.54%) EPoS
11 2 (0.54%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.30%) Linux
2 10 (2.71%) CentOS
2 10 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (1.36%) Android
3 5 (1.36%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.36%) Unix
4 4 (1.08%) Windows
5 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (45.26%) DevOps
3 125 (33.88%) TDD
4 118 (31.98%) Software Engineering
5 62 (16.80%) BDD
6 58 (15.72%) E-Commerce
6 58 (15.72%) Scrum
7 57 (15.45%) Continuous Integration
8 56 (15.18%) MVC
9 48 (13.01%) Test Automation
10 32 (8.67%) OO
10 32 (8.67%) OOP
11 29 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
12 28 (7.59%) Unit Testing
13 26 (7.05%) Open Source
14 25 (6.78%) SOA
15 24 (6.50%) Pair Programming
15 24 (6.50%) SOLID
16 21 (5.69%) Front End Development
16 21 (5.69%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 143 (38.75%) C#
2 127 (34.42%) JavaScript
3 120 (32.52%) Java
4 117 (31.71%) SQL
5 44 (11.92%) PHP
6 37 (10.03%) Python
7 35 (9.49%) TypeScript
8 28 (7.59%) Java 8
9 21 (5.69%) Ruby
10 17 (4.61%) Go
11 12 (3.25%) Scala
12 10 (2.71%) ES6
13 6 (1.63%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.36%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.36%) C
14 5 (1.36%) Kotlin
14 5 (1.36%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.36%) VB
15 3 (0.81%) Groovy
15 3 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (2.98%) Degree
2 8 (2.17%) AWS Certification
3 5 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.08%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.81%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.81%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.27%) CISSP
6 1 (0.27%) ISEB
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.27%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.50%) QA
2 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (0.27%) NIST
2 1 (0.27%) PMO
2 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 119 (32.25%) Docker
2 4 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (1.08%) vSphere
2 4 (1.08%) Xen
3 2 (0.54%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 71 (19.24%) Kubernetes
2 21 (5.69%) Terraform
3 13 (3.52%) Puppet
4 12 (3.25%) Grafana
4 12 (3.25%) Prometheus
5 10 (2.71%) Ansible
5 10 (2.71%) Graphite
6 4 (1.08%) IBM BigFix
6 4 (1.08%) SCCM
6 4 (1.08%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.54%) Consul
7 2 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.54%) Packer
8 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 52 (14.09%) Microsoft
2 34 (9.21%) Oracle
3 11 (2.98%) Veracode
4 10 (2.71%) Google
4 10 (2.71%) SAP
5 5 (1.36%) TIBCO
6 4 (1.08%) BMC
6 4 (1.08%) Cisco
6 4 (1.08%) Citrix
6 4 (1.08%) Cognos
6 4 (1.08%) DevExpress
6 4 (1.08%) F5
6 4 (1.08%) Fortinet
6 4 (1.08%) IBM
6 4 (1.08%) Progress
6 4 (1.08%) ServiceNow
6 4 (1.08%) Tanium
6 4 (1.08%) VMware
7 3 (0.81%) Xamarin
7 3 (0.81%) Zend