Period
to 6 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 6 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK > Scotland
6 months to
6 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 30 30 44
Rank change year-on-year 0 +14 +67
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 221 303 281
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 7.03% 7.33% 5.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.71% 7.91% 5.73%
Number of salaries quoted 144 223 148
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £37,725 £37,250 £37,350
90th Percentile £86,250 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £67,500 £66,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.54% +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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,865 3,829 4,903
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 91.10% 92.58% 93.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,924 2,452 3,194
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £32,325 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £69,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Microservices as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in Scotland

Microservices
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microservices in Scotland.

Salary trend for Microservices in Scotland

Microservices
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microservices in Scotland over the 6 months to 6 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Microservices in Scotland

Microservices
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 6 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
Glasgow -1 126 £67,500 +35.00% 13
Edinburgh -13 77 £53,750 -10.42% 24
Dundee +12 8 £63,750 -36.25% 2
Aberdeen +16 2 £61,250 +28.95% 2
South Lanarkshire 0 2 £40,000 -25.58%
West Lothian -1 1 - - 1
Microservices
UK

For the 6 months to 6 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 120 (54.30%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (48.87%) Finance
3 106 (47.96%) Java
4 83 (37.56%) C#
5 74 (33.48%) Mentoring
6 70 (31.67%) SQL
7 69 (31.22%) SaaS
8 63 (28.51%) Docker
9 62 (28.05%) DevOps
10 59 (26.70%) Scrum
11 58 (26.24%) .NET
12 56 (25.34%) JavaScript
12 56 (25.34%) OO
13 54 (24.43%) Azure
14 50 (22.62%) SDLC
15 47 (21.27%) Software Engineering
16 45 (20.36%) React
17 44 (19.91%) AngularJS
17 44 (19.91%) Artificial Intelligence
18 42 (19.00%) Microsoft
18 42 (19.00%) QA
19 41 (18.55%) Kubernetes
20 40 (18.10%) AWS
21 39 (17.65%) Mobile App
22 36 (16.29%) C++
23 35 (15.84%) SQL Server
23 35 (15.84%) Spring
23 35 (15.84%) Ceridian
23 35 (15.84%) Sprint Retrospective
24 32 (14.48%) .NET Framework

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 8 (3.62%) ColdFusion
2 6 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.26%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.81%) Apache
4 4 (1.81%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.90%) CMS
5 2 (0.90%) Confluence
5 2 (0.90%) JBoss
5 2 (0.90%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 69 (31.22%) SaaS
2 54 (24.43%) Azure
3 40 (18.10%) AWS
4 15 (6.79%) GCP
5 10 (4.52%) Serverless
6 7 (3.17%) IaaS
6 7 (3.17%) PaaS
7 3 (1.36%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.36%) GitHub
8 2 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.90%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (0.90%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.90%) Apigee
8 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.90%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.45%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.45%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.36%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.90%) BIG-IP
2 2 (0.90%) Firewall
2 2 (0.90%) NetScaler
2 2 (0.90%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.84%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.50%) MySQL
3 19 (8.60%) NoSQL
4 13 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.62%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (2.26%) Data Lake
7 4 (1.81%) Big Data
8 3 (1.36%) HBase
8 3 (1.36%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.90%) Cosmos DB
9 2 (0.90%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.45%) Amazon Aurora
10 1 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.45%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.45%) Power BI
10 1 (0.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (6.33%) FitNesse
1 14 (6.33%) Git (software)
1 14 (6.33%) JMeter
1 14 (6.33%) SpecFlow
2 9 (4.07%) Cypress.io
3 7 (3.17%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.17%) Selenium
4 6 (2.71%) JUnit
4 6 (2.71%) Maven
5 4 (1.81%) Gradle
6 3 (1.36%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.36%) JIRA
6 3 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.36%) Travis CI
6 3 (1.36%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.90%) Postman
7 2 (0.90%) PowerBuilder
7 2 (0.90%) REST Assured
7 2 (0.90%) TestNG
8 1 (0.45%) GitLab
General
1 108 (48.87%) Finance
2 28 (12.67%) Marketing
3 18 (8.14%) Banking
4 9 (4.07%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.26%) German Language
6 3 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.36%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.36%) Retail
7 2 (0.90%) Back Office
7 2 (0.90%) Front Office
7 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 100 (45.25%) Developer
2 43 (19.46%) Senior Developer
3 38 (17.19%) Software Developer
4 29 (13.12%) Architect
5 27 (12.22%) Java Developer
6 26 (11.76%) Software Engineer
7 24 (10.86%) Senior Software Developer
8 16 (7.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 16 (7.24%) Senior Software Engineer
9 15 (6.79%) Full Stack Developer
9 15 (6.79%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 11 (4.98%) Site Engineer
10 11 (4.98%) Site Reliability Engineer
11 10 (4.52%) C# Developer
11 10 (4.52%) Support Technician
12 9 (4.07%) Development Engineer
12 9 (4.07%) Test Engineer
13 8 (3.62%) Senior Development Engineer
13 8 (3.62%) Senior Software Development Engineer
13 8 (3.62%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (26.24%) .NET
2 45 (20.36%) React
3 44 (19.91%) AngularJS
4 35 (15.84%) Spring
5 32 (14.48%) .NET Framework
6 29 (13.12%) Kafka
7 22 (9.95%) Vue.js
8 20 (9.05%) Backbone.js
9 18 (8.14%) Express
9 18 (8.14%) Spring Boot
10 15 (6.79%) jQuery
10 15 (6.79%) Node.js
10 15 (6.79%) REST
11 14 (6.33%) .NET Core
12 12 (5.43%) ASP.NET
12 12 (5.43%) Dojo
13 10 (4.52%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (4.52%) Web Services
14 9 (4.07%) ASP.NET Web API
15 8 (3.62%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 39 (17.65%) Mobile App
2 28 (12.67%) EPoS
3 26 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (10.41%) Public Cloud
5 20 (9.05%) Data Centre
6 10 (4.52%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (4.07%) Algorithms
7 9 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.71%) User Experience
9 5 (2.26%) Data Structures
9 5 (2.26%) e-Learning
10 3 (1.36%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.36%) PKI
10 3 (1.36%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.90%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.90%) DataPower
11 2 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.90%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.45%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (14.48%) Linux
2 23 (10.41%) Windows
3 9 (4.07%) Unix
4 2 (0.90%) CentOS
4 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (54.30%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (33.48%) Mentoring
3 62 (28.05%) DevOps
4 59 (26.70%) Scrum
5 56 (25.34%) OO
6 50 (22.62%) SDLC
7 47 (21.27%) Software Engineering
8 44 (19.91%) Artificial Intelligence
9 35 (15.84%) Sprint Retrospective
10 32 (14.48%) TDD
11 31 (14.03%) Problem-Solving
12 30 (13.57%) Fintech
13 29 (13.12%) Test Automation
14 28 (12.67%) Analytics
15 25 (11.31%) Infrastructure as Code
16 24 (10.86%) BDD
16 24 (10.86%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 21 (9.50%) Incident Management
18 20 (9.05%) Disaster Recovery
18 20 (9.05%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 106 (47.96%) Java
2 83 (37.56%) C#
3 70 (31.67%) SQL
4 56 (25.34%) JavaScript
5 36 (16.29%) C++
6 31 (14.03%) TypeScript
7 16 (7.24%) PHP
8 13 (5.88%) Python
9 10 (4.52%) Java 8
9 10 (4.52%) PowerShell
9 10 (4.52%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.71%) Go
10 6 (2.71%) Perl
10 6 (2.71%) Ruby
10 6 (2.71%) Scala
11 5 (2.26%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.36%) Groovy
12 3 (1.36%) Kotlin
13 2 (0.90%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (4.07%) Degree
2 6 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.36%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.45%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (19.00%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 63 (28.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 41 (18.55%) Kubernetes
2 20 (9.05%) ZABBIX
3 10 (4.52%) Graylog
4 6 (2.71%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (2.71%) Terraform
5 3 (1.36%) Ansible
6 2 (0.90%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.90%) Puppet
7 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.45%) Packer
Vendors
1 42 (19.00%) Microsoft
2 35 (15.84%) Ceridian
3 7 (3.17%) Google
4 6 (2.71%) Oracle
5 4 (1.81%) IBM
6 3 (1.36%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.90%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.90%) CA
7 2 (0.90%) Citrix
7 2 (0.90%) F5
7 2 (0.90%) Pega
7 2 (0.90%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.45%) DocuSign
8 1 (0.45%) Sybase