Period
to 20 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 72 94
Rank change year-on-year +37 +22 +113
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 1,776 3,263 3,038
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 6.54% 4.01% 3.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.10% 4.37% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,760 2,763 2,564
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £76,250
UK 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 UK excluding London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 25,004 74,630 86,294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 92.06% 91.64% 91.46%
Number of salaries quoted 20,153 57,813 68,830
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Microservices as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the UK excluding London

Microservices
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microservices in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Microservices in the UK excluding London

Microservices
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microservices in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the UK excluding London

Microservices
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 20 September 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
South East +37 633 £60,000 - 126
North of England +30 482 £55,000 +4.76% 200
North West +23 309 £57,500 +9.52% 132
Midlands +84 264 £55,000 +10.00% 91
South West +44 181 £52,470 -0.06% 50
West Midlands +98 173 £55,000 +10.00% 51
Yorkshire +52 151 £50,000 - 43
Scotland +4 113 £62,500 +25.00% 39
East Midlands +42 91 £56,000 +12.00% 40
East of England +26 61 £55,000 -4.35% 67
Wales +17 27 £42,500 -5.56% 15
North East +3 22 £47,500 -20.24% 25
Northern Ireland +19 18 £46,000 -12.38% 6
Microservices
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 979 (55.12%) Agile Software Development
2 689 (38.80%) DevOps
3 666 (37.50%) C#
3 666 (37.50%) .NET
4 643 (36.20%) JavaScript
5 613 (34.52%) Azure
6 545 (30.69%) Java
7 536 (30.18%) Docker
8 534 (30.07%) AWS
9 509 (28.66%) Software Engineering
10 456 (25.68%) SQL
11 381 (21.45%) Scrum
12 369 (20.78%) React
12 369 (20.78%) .NET Core
13 367 (20.66%) Kubernetes
14 362 (20.38%) HTML
15 352 (19.82%) TDD
16 341 (19.20%) AngularJS
17 335 (18.86%) CSS
18 300 (16.89%) Spring
19 292 (16.44%) Node.js
20 289 (16.27%) NoSQL
21 277 (15.60%) Git (software)
22 271 (15.26%) SQL Server
22 271 (15.26%) Python
23 259 (14.58%) Test Automation
24 253 (14.25%) Finance
25 252 (14.19%) RESTful
26 246 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
27 225 (12.67%) .NET Framework

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 80 (4.50%) Elasticsearch
2 63 (3.55%) Confluence
3 49 (2.76%) Apache
4 48 (2.70%) Apache Spark
5 37 (2.08%) NServiceBus
6 19 (1.07%) nginx
7 18 (1.01%) CMS
8 14 (0.79%) JBoss
9 13 (0.73%) IIS
9 13 (0.73%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.56%) GlassFish
11 9 (0.51%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.39%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.39%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.23%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.23%) Tornado
14 3 (0.17%) WildFly
15 2 (0.11%) Anypoint
15 2 (0.11%) Headless CMS
15 2 (0.11%) Mule
Applications
1 15 (0.84%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (0.45%) Magento
2 7 (0.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 5 (0.28%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.23%) Eikon
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.056%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.056%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.056%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.056%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.056%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 613 (34.52%) Azure
2 534 (30.07%) AWS
3 173 (9.74%) SaaS
4 139 (7.83%) GCP
4 139 (7.83%) Serverless
5 109 (6.14%) GitHub
6 89 (5.01%) AWS Lambda
7 82 (4.62%) PaaS
8 56 (3.15%) IaaS
9 50 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
10 33 (1.86%) npm
11 25 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
12 24 (1.35%) OpenShift
13 21 (1.18%) Amazon S3
14 20 (1.13%) Amazon ECS
14 20 (1.13%) Amazon SQS
15 18 (1.01%) Stackdriver
16 17 (0.96%) Amazon EKS
17 13 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
17 13 (0.73%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 50 (2.82%) HTTP
2 21 (1.18%) Skype
3 14 (0.79%) Internet
4 11 (0.62%) AMQP
5 7 (0.39%) SSH
6 6 (0.34%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.28%) SSL
8 4 (0.23%) Broadband
8 4 (0.23%) Network Security
8 4 (0.23%) Software-Defined Networking
9 3 (0.17%) Firewall
9 3 (0.17%) MQTT
10 2 (0.11%) DNS
10 2 (0.11%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.11%) InfiniBand
10 2 (0.11%) VPN
11 1 (0.056%) IPsec
11 1 (0.056%) L2TP
11 1 (0.056%) LAN
11 1 (0.056%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 289 (16.27%) NoSQL
2 271 (15.26%) SQL Server
3 173 (9.74%) MongoDB
4 110 (6.19%) Big Data
5 107 (6.02%) MySQL
6 103 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
7 86 (4.84%) Relational Database
8 51 (2.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 38 (2.14%) Hadoop
10 35 (1.97%) Redis
10 35 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 28 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
12 24 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
13 22 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
14 17 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
15 15 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 14 (0.79%) Cosmos DB
17 12 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
17 12 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
17 12 (0.68%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 277 (15.60%) Git (software)
2 167 (9.40%) Jenkins
3 133 (7.49%) JIRA
4 77 (4.34%) Maven
5 76 (4.28%) JUnit
6 71 (4.00%) GitLab
7 56 (3.15%) Selenium
8 53 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
9 50 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 46 (2.59%) TeamCity
11 42 (2.36%) Mockito
12 37 (2.08%) Visual Studio
13 35 (1.97%) NUnit
13 35 (1.97%) SpecFlow
14 30 (1.69%) Bitbucket
15 29 (1.63%) Gradle
16 25 (1.41%) SonarQube
17 24 (1.35%) gulp
18 22 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
19 18 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 253 (14.25%) Finance
2 80 (4.50%) Public Sector
3 46 (2.59%) Retail
4 45 (2.53%) Banking
5 35 (1.97%) Marketing
6 23 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 22 (1.24%) Law
8 20 (1.13%) Games
9 17 (0.96%) Telecoms
10 14 (0.79%) Electronics
10 14 (0.79%) Legal
11 11 (0.62%) Investment Banking
11 11 (0.62%) Publishing
12 10 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.39%) Back Office
14 6 (0.34%) Local Government
15 4 (0.23%) Advertising
16 3 (0.17%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.17%) Front Office
16 3 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,001 (56.36%) Developer
2 260 (14.64%) Java Developer
3 253 (14.25%) Senior Developer
4 247 (13.91%) Software Engineer
5 204 (11.49%) .NET Developer
6 170 (9.57%) Architect
7 138 (7.77%) Software Developer
8 107 (6.02%) Full Stack Developer
9 105 (5.91%) C# Developer
10 96 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
11 95 (5.35%) DevOps Engineer
12 86 (4.84%) Senior Software Engineer
13 85 (4.79%) Lead Developer
14 78 (4.39%) Java Engineer
15 77 (4.34%) Senior .NET Developer
16 64 (3.60%) C# .NET Developer
17 57 (3.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 54 (3.04%) Java Software Engineer
19 52 (2.93%) React Developer
20 51 (2.87%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 666 (37.50%) .NET
2 369 (20.78%) .NET Core
2 369 (20.78%) React
3 362 (20.38%) HTML
4 341 (19.20%) AngularJS
5 335 (18.86%) CSS
6 300 (16.89%) Spring
7 292 (16.44%) Node.js
8 252 (14.19%) RESTful
9 225 (12.67%) .NET Framework
10 222 (12.50%) REST
11 187 (10.53%) ASP.NET
12 178 (10.02%) Spring Boot
13 145 (8.16%) HTML5
14 137 (7.71%) Kafka
15 121 (6.81%) Web Services
16 117 (6.59%) RabbitMQ
17 116 (6.53%) Vue.js
18 111 (6.25%) JSON
19 109 (6.14%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 126 (7.09%) Greenfield Project
2 91 (5.12%) Mobile App
3 88 (4.95%) Cloud Native
4 80 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
5 68 (3.83%) User Experience
6 47 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (1.52%) Public Cloud
7 27 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
8 26 (1.46%) Algorithms
9 23 (1.30%) N-Tier
10 21 (1.18%) NHS
11 16 (0.90%) PKI
12 13 (0.73%) Cyberattack
12 13 (0.73%) Virtual Team
13 11 (0.62%) Management Information System
14 9 (0.51%) Analytical Mindset
14 9 (0.51%) Private Cloud
14 9 (0.51%) Social Media
15 7 (0.39%) Internet of Things
16 6 (0.34%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 158 (8.90%) Linux
2 57 (3.21%) Windows
3 42 (2.36%) Android
4 33 (1.86%) CentOS
5 31 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (1.58%) Apple iOS
7 13 (0.73%) Unix
8 7 (0.39%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.23%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.17%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.056%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.056%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.056%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.056%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 979 (55.12%) Agile Software Development
2 689 (38.80%) DevOps
3 509 (28.66%) Software Engineering
4 381 (21.45%) Scrum
5 352 (19.82%) TDD
6 259 (14.58%) Test Automation
7 246 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
8 219 (12.33%) MVC
9 196 (11.04%) Mentoring
10 155 (8.73%) Artificial Intelligence
11 154 (8.67%) BDD
11 154 (8.67%) Machine Learning
12 139 (7.83%) Fintech
12 139 (7.83%) Open Source
13 126 (7.09%) SOLID
14 119 (6.70%) OO
15 117 (6.59%) Unit Testing
16 111 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
17 107 (6.02%) SOA
18 100 (5.63%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 666 (37.50%) C#
2 643 (36.20%) JavaScript
3 545 (30.69%) Java
4 456 (25.68%) SQL
5 271 (15.26%) Python
6 162 (9.12%) TypeScript
7 114 (6.42%) Java 8
8 102 (5.74%) Go
9 85 (4.79%) PHP
10 82 (4.62%) Scala
11 80 (4.50%) C++
12 55 (3.10%) T-SQL
13 47 (2.65%) Ruby
14 33 (1.86%) PowerShell
15 31 (1.75%) Kotlin
16 27 (1.52%) Bash Shell
17 24 (1.35%) ES6
18 23 (1.30%) C
19 18 (1.01%) PL/SQL
20 16 (0.90%) Rust
Qualifications
1 206 (11.60%) Degree
2 86 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 62 (3.49%) SC Cleared
4 59 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 33 (1.86%) AWS Certification
6 31 (1.75%) DV Cleared
7 9 (0.51%) PhD
8 8 (0.45%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.34%) ISEB
10 5 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.11%) CISSP
11 2 (0.11%) SANS
11 2 (0.11%) SAP Certification
11 2 (0.11%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.056%) CCSP
12 1 (0.056%) HND
12 1 (0.056%) OSCP
12 1 (0.056%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (5.86%) QA
2 19 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (0.84%) NIST
4 13 (0.73%) NCSC
4 13 (0.73%) NIST 800
5 6 (0.34%) GDPR
6 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.17%) ISO 13485
6 3 (0.17%) SLA
6 3 (0.17%) WCAG
7 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.056%) COBIT
8 1 (0.056%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.056%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 536 (30.18%) Docker
2 14 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.62%) vSphere
4 7 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.28%) Varnish
6 4 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.17%) zsh
8 2 (0.11%) GPFS
8 2 (0.11%) Lustre
8 2 (0.11%) Postfix
8 2 (0.11%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 1 (0.056%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.056%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 367 (20.66%) Kubernetes
2 157 (8.84%) Terraform
3 103 (5.80%) Ansible
4 87 (4.90%) Puppet
5 52 (2.93%) Grafana
6 36 (2.03%) Prometheus
7 26 (1.46%) Graphite
8 23 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.45%) Packer
10 7 (0.39%) MIIS
11 6 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.23%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 4 (0.23%) Consul
13 4 (0.23%) Istio
14 3 (0.17%) Rancher
14 3 (0.17%) vRealize
15 2 (0.11%) linkerd
15 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Satellite
16 1 (0.056%) StatsD
Vendors
1 185 (10.42%) Microsoft
2 101 (5.69%) Google
3 70 (3.94%) Oracle
4 25 (1.41%) VMware
5 24 (1.35%) SAP
6 23 (1.30%) Splunk
7 22 (1.24%) Xamarin
8 21 (1.18%) Zend
9 18 (1.01%) ServiceNow
10 17 (0.96%) Atlassian
11 14 (0.79%) Red Hat
12 12 (0.68%) IBM
13 10 (0.56%) Apple
13 10 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (0.39%) Ceridian
15 6 (0.34%) Cadence
15 6 (0.34%) Capita
15 6 (0.34%) Cisco
16 5 (0.28%) JD Edwards
16 5 (0.28%) MuleSoft