Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 37 30 39
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9 +31
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 249 194 317
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 5.99% 7.21% 5.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.60% 7.87% 6.32%
Number of salaries quoted 156 115 201
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,250 £33,750
25th Percentile £42,313 £42,625 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.64% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £69,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +6.15% - +1.96%

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 3,771 2,464 5,018
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 90.76% 91.63% 93.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2,385 1,553 3,346
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £29,375
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £34,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -
75th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,250 £70,800 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +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 20 June 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 20 June 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
Edinburgh -5 132 £53,000 -15.20% 34
Glasgow -1 102 £52,500 - 20
Aberdeen - 4 £57,500 - 1
Dundee - 4 £65,000 -
West Lothian -6 3 £55,000 -
South Lanarkshire -1 2 £40,000 -25.58%
Microservices
UK

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 (48.19%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (40.56%) Java
3 99 (39.76%) DevOps
4 92 (36.95%) Docker
5 82 (32.93%) Azure
6 75 (30.12%) JavaScript
7 72 (28.92%) AWS
8 67 (26.91%) Software Engineering
9 64 (25.70%) C#
10 58 (23.29%) SaaS
11 57 (22.89%) Finance
12 56 (22.49%) Kubernetes
13 55 (22.09%) React
13 55 (22.09%) .NET
14 51 (20.48%) SQL
15 50 (20.08%) Problem-Solving
16 49 (19.68%) Linux
17 48 (19.28%) Spring
18 47 (18.88%) SQL Server
19 44 (17.67%) Infrastructure as Code
19 44 (17.67%) Analytical Skills
19 44 (17.67%) Kafka
20 42 (16.87%) OO
20 42 (16.87%) Marketing
21 39 (15.66%) NoSQL
22 38 (15.26%) Mobile App
22 38 (15.26%) Mentoring
23 36 (14.46%) Scrum
23 36 (14.46%) Windows
23 36 (14.46%) PHP

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 14 (5.62%) Apache
2 9 (3.61%) ColdFusion
3 6 (2.41%) JBoss
4 5 (2.01%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.01%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.20%) IIS
6 3 (1.20%) nginx
7 2 (0.80%) CMS
7 2 (0.80%) Confluence
7 2 (0.80%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.40%) Drupal
8 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 82 (32.93%) Azure
2 72 (28.92%) AWS
3 58 (23.29%) SaaS
4 23 (9.24%) Serverless
5 16 (6.43%) GCP
6 9 (3.61%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (3.21%) Amazon S3
7 8 (3.21%) Amazon SQS
7 8 (3.21%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (2.81%) Azure Service Bus
8 7 (2.81%) GitHub
9 6 (2.41%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 6 (2.41%) npm
10 5 (2.01%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 4 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (1.20%) IaaS
12 3 (1.20%) PaaS
13 2 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.41%) Intelligent Network
2 5 (2.01%) DNS
2 5 (2.01%) HTTPS
2 5 (2.01%) Internet
3 3 (1.20%) Firewall
4 2 (0.80%) BIG-IP
4 2 (0.80%) Broadband
4 2 (0.80%) NetScaler
4 2 (0.80%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (18.88%) SQL Server
2 39 (15.66%) NoSQL
3 25 (10.04%) MongoDB
4 20 (8.03%) MySQL
5 15 (6.02%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (4.82%) Relational Database
7 10 (4.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (2.41%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (2.01%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (1.61%) Big Data
11 3 (1.20%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.80%) Power BI
12 2 (0.80%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.80%) Redis
13 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.40%) Oracle8/8i Database
13 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (14.06%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.42%) Octopus Deploy
3 10 (4.02%) JIRA
4 9 (3.61%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.81%) gulp
6 6 (2.41%) Babel
6 6 (2.41%) Selenium
6 6 (2.41%) Subversion
7 4 (1.61%) Cypress.io
7 4 (1.61%) JUnit
7 4 (1.61%) Postman
7 4 (1.61%) REST Assured
7 4 (1.61%) TestNG
8 3 (1.20%) InstallShield
8 3 (1.20%) Mercurial
8 3 (1.20%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.20%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.80%) Maven
10 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.40%) NUnit
General
1 57 (22.89%) Finance
2 44 (17.67%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (16.87%) Marketing
4 34 (13.65%) Social Skills
5 15 (6.02%) Banking
6 11 (4.42%) Public Sector
7 9 (3.61%) Financial Institution
8 6 (2.41%) Retail
9 3 (1.20%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (0.80%) Games
10 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.40%) Law
Job Titles
1 119 (47.79%) Developer
2 40 (16.06%) Java Developer
3 32 (12.85%) Senior Developer
4 26 (10.44%) Software Engineer
5 25 (10.04%) Software Developer
6 20 (8.03%) PHP Developer
6 20 (8.03%) Site Engineer
6 20 (8.03%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 19 (7.63%) Architect
7 19 (7.63%) Full Stack Developer
8 14 (5.62%) Senior Software Engineer
9 12 (4.82%) Senior Full Stack Developer
9 12 (4.82%) Senior PHP Developer
10 11 (4.42%) DevOps Engineer
10 11 (4.42%) Java Engineer
11 10 (4.02%) .NET Developer
11 10 (4.02%) Lead Developer
12 9 (3.61%) Senior Software Developer
13 8 (3.21%) .NET Software Developer
13 8 (3.21%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (22.09%) .NET
1 55 (22.09%) React
2 48 (19.28%) Spring
3 44 (17.67%) Kafka
4 35 (14.06%) Spring Boot
5 27 (10.84%) AngularJS
6 25 (10.04%) CSS
6 25 (10.04%) HTML
7 24 (9.64%) .NET Framework
7 24 (9.64%) ASP.NET
8 23 (9.24%) REST
9 22 (8.84%) Node.js
10 20 (8.03%) .NET Core
11 18 (7.23%) RabbitMQ
12 17 (6.83%) Web Services
13 16 (6.43%) ASP.NET Web API
13 16 (6.43%) RESTful
14 14 (5.62%) Entity Framework
14 14 (5.62%) Hibernate
14 14 (5.62%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 38 (15.26%) Mobile App
2 35 (14.06%) EPoS
3 32 (12.85%) Public Cloud
4 31 (12.45%) Data Centre
5 21 (8.43%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (6.02%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (4.82%) e-Learning
8 5 (2.01%) Algorithms
8 5 (2.01%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.01%) Mainframe
8 5 (2.01%) User Experience
9 3 (1.20%) Social Media
9 3 (1.20%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.80%) DataPower
10 2 (0.80%) PKI
11 1 (0.40%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 49 (19.68%) Linux
2 36 (14.46%) Windows
3 13 (5.22%) Unix
4 2 (0.80%) Android
4 2 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.40%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (48.19%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (39.76%) DevOps
3 67 (26.91%) Software Engineering
4 50 (20.08%) Problem-Solving
5 44 (17.67%) Infrastructure as Code
6 42 (16.87%) OO
7 38 (15.26%) Mentoring
8 36 (14.46%) Scrum
9 33 (13.25%) Test Automation
10 31 (12.45%) Analytics
10 31 (12.45%) TDD
11 30 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (11.24%) MVC
12 28 (11.24%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 27 (10.84%) Product Management
14 26 (10.44%) Systems Engineering
15 25 (10.04%) OOP
16 23 (9.24%) Critical Thinking
17 22 (8.84%) Technical Debt
17 22 (8.84%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 101 (40.56%) Java
2 75 (30.12%) JavaScript
3 64 (25.70%) C#
4 51 (20.48%) SQL
5 36 (14.46%) PHP
6 24 (9.64%) Python
7 20 (8.03%) TypeScript
8 19 (7.63%) Java 8
9 15 (6.02%) PowerShell
10 9 (3.61%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.01%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.61%) Groovy
12 4 (1.61%) VB
13 3 (1.20%) Go
13 3 (1.20%) Ruby
14 2 (0.80%) C++
14 2 (0.80%) Perl
14 2 (0.80%) Scala
14 2 (0.80%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.40%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 13 (5.22%) Degree
2 10 (4.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.20%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.40%) RHCE
4 1 (0.40%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.61%) QA
2 5 (2.01%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.40%) GDPR
4 1 (0.40%) HIPAA
System Software
1 92 (36.95%) Docker
Systems Management
1 56 (22.49%) Kubernetes
2 22 (8.84%) ZABBIX
3 14 (5.62%) Terraform
4 10 (4.02%) Graylog
5 8 (3.21%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (2.81%) Ansible
7 5 (2.01%) Puppet
8 4 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.80%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.80%) Consul
9 2 (0.80%) Packer
10 1 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.40%) Grafana
10 1 (0.40%) Graphite
10 1 (0.40%) Istio
10 1 (0.40%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 9 (3.61%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.21%) Google
2 8 (3.21%) Oracle
3 5 (2.01%) Databricks
3 5 (2.01%) IBM
3 5 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (2.01%) SAP
3 5 (2.01%) StreamSets
4 3 (1.20%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.20%) Pega
5 2 (0.80%) Apple
5 2 (0.80%) CA
5 2 (0.80%) Citrix
5 2 (0.80%) F5
5 2 (0.80%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.80%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.40%) Dynatrace
6 1 (0.40%) Okta
6 1 (0.40%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.40%) Splunk