Period
to 25 November 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 25 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
England > North West
6 months to
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 43 75
Rank change year-on-year +18 +32 +94
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 334 595 428
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 7.78% 6.03% 3.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.39% 6.48% 4.07%
Number of salaries quoted 390 567 358
Median annual salary £55,000 £51,147 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% -3.50% +11.58%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,850 £79,125
England median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -3.57% +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 3,979 9,187 10,522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.69% 93.16% 91.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3,445 7,218 8,477
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,122 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.99% - +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 25 November 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 25 November 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 +18 274 £55,000 +4.76% 87
Cheshire +7 46 £47,500 +11.76% 19
Merseyside +14 5 £40,000 -27.27% 9
Cumbria - 5 £45,000 - 4
Lancashire +6 2 £60,000 +33.33% 4
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 203 (60.78%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (49.70%) .NET
3 148 (44.31%) JavaScript
4 146 (43.71%) C#
5 131 (39.22%) DevOps
6 110 (32.93%) AWS
7 108 (32.34%) Software Engineering
8 102 (30.54%) TDD
9 99 (29.64%) Azure
10 97 (29.04%) Docker
11 91 (27.25%) SQL
12 90 (26.95%) Node.js
13 85 (25.45%) AngularJS
13 85 (25.45%) React
14 83 (24.85%) .NET Core
15 72 (21.56%) SQL Server
16 71 (21.26%) NoSQL
17 66 (19.76%) HTML
17 66 (19.76%) Java
18 63 (18.86%) Kubernetes
19 59 (17.66%) CSS
20 57 (17.07%) Test Automation
21 53 (15.87%) RESTful
21 53 (15.87%) MVC
22 52 (15.57%) Finance
23 47 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
24 46 (13.77%) Git (software)
25 45 (13.47%) .NET Framework
26 44 (13.17%) Scrum
27 43 (12.87%) Serverless

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 9 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (2.10%) nginx
3 4 (1.20%) Apache
4 3 (0.90%) CMS
4 3 (0.90%) Headless CMS
4 3 (0.90%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.60%) Confluence
6 1 (0.30%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.30%) IIS
6 1 (0.30%) Mendix
6 1 (0.30%) Mule
Applications
1 12 (3.59%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (1.80%) Magento
2 2 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 110 (32.93%) AWS
2 99 (29.64%) Azure
3 43 (12.87%) Serverless
4 36 (10.78%) GCP
5 23 (6.89%) GitHub
6 21 (6.29%) AWS Lambda
7 20 (5.99%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (3.59%) SaaS
9 9 (2.69%) Amazon ECS
9 9 (2.69%) Yarn
10 8 (2.40%) IaaS
11 7 (2.10%) PaaS
12 6 (1.80%) npm
13 5 (1.50%) Amazon S3
14 4 (1.20%) Azure Machine Learning
15 3 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 2 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
16 2 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
16 2 (0.60%) SonarCloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.90%) AMQP
1 3 (0.90%) HTTP
1 3 (0.90%) Internet
1 3 (0.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (21.56%) SQL Server
2 71 (21.26%) NoSQL
3 37 (11.08%) MySQL
4 26 (7.78%) MongoDB
5 23 (6.89%) Relational Database
6 20 (5.99%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (3.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 9 (2.69%) Big Data
9 5 (1.50%) Redis
10 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.60%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.60%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.60%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.30%) BigQuery
12 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 46 (13.77%) Git (software)
2 30 (8.98%) Jenkins
2 30 (8.98%) Selenium
3 22 (6.59%) SpecFlow
4 20 (5.99%) GitLab
5 18 (5.39%) Protractor
6 16 (4.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 13 (3.89%) JIRA
7 13 (3.89%) TeamCity
8 10 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (2.99%) webpack
9 9 (2.69%) JUnit
9 9 (2.69%) NUnit
10 8 (2.40%) Maven
11 7 (2.10%) Cypress.io
12 6 (1.80%) git-flow
12 6 (1.80%) Visual Studio
13 5 (1.50%) GoCD
13 5 (1.50%) JMeter
13 5 (1.50%) Mockito
General
1 52 (15.57%) Finance
2 17 (5.09%) Public Sector
3 16 (4.79%) Marketing
4 13 (3.89%) Retail
5 11 (3.29%) Law
6 3 (0.90%) Electronics
6 3 (0.90%) Games
6 3 (0.90%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.90%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.30%) Advertising
7 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.30%) Legal
7 1 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 200 (59.88%) Developer
2 51 (15.27%) Senior Developer
3 45 (13.47%) Software Developer
4 43 (12.87%) Software Engineer
5 42 (12.57%) .NET Developer
6 40 (11.98%) Full Stack Developer
7 35 (10.48%) Java Developer
8 25 (7.49%) Architect
9 24 (7.19%) Angular Developer
9 24 (7.19%) PHP Developer
10 20 (5.99%) JavaScript Developer
10 20 (5.99%) Senior Software Engineer
11 19 (5.69%) DevOps Engineer
12 17 (5.09%) Solutions Architect
13 15 (4.49%) Node.js Developer
13 15 (4.49%) Senior .NET Developer
14 14 (4.19%) AWS Engineer
14 14 (4.19%) Platform Engineer
15 13 (3.89%) C# Developer
15 13 (3.89%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (49.70%) .NET
2 90 (26.95%) Node.js
3 85 (25.45%) AngularJS
3 85 (25.45%) React
4 83 (24.85%) .NET Core
5 66 (19.76%) HTML
6 59 (17.66%) CSS
7 53 (15.87%) RESTful
8 45 (13.47%) .NET Framework
9 41 (12.28%) ASP.NET
10 33 (9.88%) JSON
11 32 (9.58%) REST
12 29 (8.68%) ASP.NET Web API
13 27 (8.08%) jQuery
14 26 (7.78%) XML
15 24 (7.19%) Spring
16 22 (6.59%) Vue.js
17 20 (5.99%) Symfony
18 18 (5.39%) Kafka
18 18 (5.39%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.68%) Enterprise Software
2 28 (8.38%) User Experience
3 20 (5.99%) Greenfield Project
4 19 (5.69%) Mobile App
5 12 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (2.69%) Cloud Native
8 6 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.20%) NHS
10 3 (0.90%) EPoS
10 3 (0.90%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.90%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.90%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.60%) Blog
11 2 (0.60%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.60%) iPhone
11 2 (0.60%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 36 (10.78%) Linux
2 16 (4.79%) CentOS
3 14 (4.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (2.10%) Android
5 5 (1.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.30%) Fedora
6 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (60.78%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (39.22%) DevOps
3 108 (32.34%) Software Engineering
4 102 (30.54%) TDD
5 57 (17.07%) Test Automation
6 53 (15.87%) MVC
7 47 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (13.17%) Scrum
9 41 (12.28%) Front End Development
10 39 (11.68%) OO
11 37 (11.08%) E-Commerce
12 34 (10.18%) OOP
13 33 (9.88%) Open Source
14 27 (8.08%) BDD
14 27 (8.08%) Problem-Solving
15 24 (7.19%) Web Development
16 21 (6.29%) Continuous Delivery
16 21 (6.29%) Pair Programming
17 20 (5.99%) Analytics
18 18 (5.39%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 148 (44.31%) JavaScript
2 146 (43.71%) C#
3 91 (27.25%) SQL
4 66 (19.76%) Java
5 36 (10.78%) Python
5 36 (10.78%) TypeScript
6 30 (8.98%) PHP
7 29 (8.68%) Go
8 15 (4.49%) Java 8
9 14 (4.19%) ES6
9 14 (4.19%) Ruby
10 8 (2.40%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.90%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.90%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.90%) VB
12 1 (0.30%) R
12 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (4.79%) AWS Certification
2 15 (4.49%) Degree
3 5 (1.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.60%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (11.08%) QA
2 3 (0.90%) WCAG
3 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 97 (29.04%) Docker
2 3 (0.90%) zsh
Systems Management
1 63 (18.86%) Kubernetes
2 40 (11.98%) Puppet
3 29 (8.68%) Terraform
4 27 (8.08%) Ansible
5 16 (4.79%) Grafana
5 16 (4.79%) Prometheus
6 14 (4.19%) Graphite
7 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.30%) Consul
8 1 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.30%) Packer
8 1 (0.30%) Rancher
Vendors
1 31 (9.28%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.09%) Zend
3 13 (3.89%) Oracle
4 10 (2.99%) Xamarin
5 9 (2.69%) Google
6 7 (2.10%) SAP
7 2 (0.60%) Progress
7 2 (0.60%) Splunk
8 1 (0.30%) webMethods