Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 67 79
Rank change year-on-year +36 +12 +98
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 2,104 3,237 3,303
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 6.90% 4.23% 3.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.55% 4.62% 3.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,202 2,850 2,701
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 £79,000 £81,250 £78,750
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 27,886 69,996 83,024
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.51% 91.46% 91.67%
Number of salaries quoted 23,073 54,887 65,638
Median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £70,000
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 24 November 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 24 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
South East +43 703 £60,000 - 152
North of England +6 514 £55,000 +10.00% 188
Midlands +70 336 £57,500 +15.00% 102
North West +17 334 £55,000 +5.39% 120
South West +59 241 £52,470 -0.06% 75
West Midlands +62 210 £57,500 +15.00% 53
Scotland +7 156 £65,000 +30.00% 44
Yorkshire 0 139 £50,000 - 44
East Midlands +54 126 £55,000 +10.00% 49
East of England +27 97 £60,000 - 45
North East +6 41 £49,500 -1.00% 24
Wales +14 37 £45,000 -5.26% 10
Northern Ireland +29 23 £52,500 -8.70% 7
Microservices
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 1,232 (58.56%) Agile Software Development
2 835 (39.69%) DevOps
3 809 (38.45%) Azure
4 799 (37.98%) JavaScript
5 765 (36.36%) .NET
6 763 (36.26%) C#
7 699 (33.22%) AWS
8 680 (32.32%) Java
9 606 (28.80%) Docker
10 587 (27.90%) SQL
11 535 (25.43%) Software Engineering
12 498 (23.67%) Scrum
13 472 (22.43%) Kubernetes
14 448 (21.29%) .NET Core
15 445 (21.15%) React
16 421 (20.01%) AngularJS
17 419 (19.91%) TDD
18 417 (19.82%) HTML
19 382 (18.16%) CSS
20 360 (17.11%) SQL Server
21 355 (16.87%) Node.js
21 355 (16.87%) Test Automation
22 351 (16.68%) Spring
23 348 (16.54%) NoSQL
24 346 (16.44%) Git (software)
25 322 (15.30%) RESTful
26 312 (14.83%) Python
27 302 (14.35%) REST
28 289 (13.74%) Finance
29 285 (13.55%) Mentoring

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 97 (4.61%) Elasticsearch
2 64 (3.04%) Confluence
3 59 (2.80%) Apache
4 58 (2.76%) NServiceBus
5 44 (2.09%) Apache Spark
6 21 (1.00%) Tomcat
7 20 (0.95%) nginx
8 19 (0.90%) JBoss
9 17 (0.81%) CMS
10 16 (0.76%) IIS
11 11 (0.52%) Umbraco
12 10 (0.48%) GlassFish
12 10 (0.48%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.38%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.33%) Headless CMS
15 6 (0.29%) Apache Solr
15 6 (0.29%) SharePoint
15 6 (0.29%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.19%) Mule
16 4 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (0.71%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (0.43%) Magento
2 7 (0.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 7 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.24%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.19%) Eikon
5 2 (0.095%) SAP FI-CA
5 2 (0.095%) SAP PSCD
5 2 (0.095%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.048%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.048%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.048%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 809 (38.45%) Azure
2 699 (33.22%) AWS
3 250 (11.88%) SaaS
4 207 (9.84%) Serverless
5 199 (9.46%) GCP
6 127 (6.04%) AWS Lambda
7 116 (5.51%) GitHub
8 103 (4.90%) PaaS
9 86 (4.09%) IaaS
10 53 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
11 43 (2.04%) Amazon EKS
12 40 (1.90%) Amazon ECS
13 37 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
14 35 (1.66%) npm
15 31 (1.47%) Amazon S3
16 27 (1.28%) OpenShift
17 23 (1.09%) Stackdriver
18 15 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
18 15 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
19 14 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 70 (3.33%) HTTP
2 37 (1.76%) Skype
3 14 (0.67%) AMQP
4 13 (0.62%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.52%) Internet
6 10 (0.48%) Firewall
7 7 (0.33%) SSH
8 6 (0.29%) DNS
9 4 (0.19%) Broadband
9 4 (0.19%) Network Security
9 4 (0.19%) SSL
9 4 (0.19%) VLAN
10 3 (0.14%) 5G
10 3 (0.14%) Bluetooth
10 3 (0.14%) IPv4
10 3 (0.14%) MQTT
10 3 (0.14%) OpenVPN
10 3 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.14%) Wireless
10 3 (0.14%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 360 (17.11%) SQL Server
2 348 (16.54%) NoSQL
3 244 (11.60%) MongoDB
4 174 (8.27%) PostgreSQL
5 164 (7.79%) MySQL
6 162 (7.70%) Relational Database
7 109 (5.18%) Big Data
8 62 (2.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 53 (2.52%) Redis
10 36 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
11 33 (1.57%) Hadoop
12 27 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 25 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
14 23 (1.09%) Cosmos DB
15 21 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
16 16 (0.76%) Amazon Aurora
17 15 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
18 13 (0.62%) Amazon Redshift
18 13 (0.62%) RDBMS
18 13 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 346 (16.44%) Git (software)
2 204 (9.70%) Jenkins
3 154 (7.32%) JIRA
4 94 (4.47%) Selenium
5 84 (3.99%) JUnit
5 84 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 77 (3.66%) GitLab
7 75 (3.56%) Maven
8 49 (2.33%) SpecFlow
9 48 (2.28%) TeamCity
10 45 (2.14%) Mockito
10 45 (2.14%) Visual Studio
11 44 (2.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 40 (1.90%) Bitbucket
13 37 (1.76%) Gradle
14 35 (1.66%) NUnit
15 27 (1.28%) Protractor
16 25 (1.19%) Cucumber
16 25 (1.19%) gulp
16 25 (1.19%) SonarQube
General
1 289 (13.74%) Finance
2 98 (4.66%) Public Sector
3 42 (2.00%) Marketing
4 41 (1.95%) Retail
5 28 (1.33%) Banking
6 27 (1.28%) Law
7 25 (1.19%) Publishing
8 16 (0.76%) Games
9 15 (0.71%) Telecoms
10 14 (0.67%) Manufacturing
11 13 (0.62%) Back Office
11 13 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
12 12 (0.57%) Electronics
13 6 (0.29%) German Language
14 5 (0.24%) Legal
15 3 (0.14%) Advertising
15 3 (0.14%) Automotive
15 3 (0.14%) Front Office
16 2 (0.095%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.095%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,195 (56.80%) Developer
2 351 (16.68%) Senior Developer
3 301 (14.31%) Java Developer
4 265 (12.60%) Software Engineer
5 234 (11.12%) .NET Developer
6 197 (9.36%) Architect
7 188 (8.94%) Software Developer
8 142 (6.75%) Full Stack Developer
9 134 (6.37%) C# Developer
10 116 (5.51%) DevOps Engineer
11 95 (4.52%) Senior .NET Developer
12 93 (4.42%) Senior Software Engineer
13 89 (4.23%) Java Engineer
14 85 (4.04%) Lead Developer
15 82 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
16 78 (3.71%) C# .NET Developer
17 77 (3.66%) Senior Java Developer
18 76 (3.61%) JavaScript Developer
19 72 (3.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 62 (2.95%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 765 (36.36%) .NET
2 448 (21.29%) .NET Core
3 445 (21.15%) React
4 421 (20.01%) AngularJS
5 417 (19.82%) HTML
6 382 (18.16%) CSS
7 355 (16.87%) Node.js
8 351 (16.68%) Spring
9 322 (15.30%) RESTful
10 302 (14.35%) REST
11 270 (12.83%) .NET Framework
12 229 (10.88%) ASP.NET
13 211 (10.03%) Spring Boot
14 179 (8.51%) Kafka
15 159 (7.56%) JSON
16 151 (7.18%) jQuery
17 150 (7.13%) Vue.js
18 144 (6.84%) HTML5
19 140 (6.65%) Web Services
20 137 (6.51%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 165 (7.84%) Greenfield Project
2 95 (4.52%) Mobile App
3 91 (4.33%) Cloud Native
4 87 (4.13%) User Experience
5 77 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
6 48 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
7 39 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
8 34 (1.62%) NHS
9 32 (1.52%) Algorithms
10 30 (1.43%) N-Tier
11 26 (1.24%) Public Cloud
12 14 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
13 13 (0.62%) Management Information System
13 13 (0.62%) Private Cloud
14 12 (0.57%) iPhone
14 12 (0.57%) Renewable Energy
15 11 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
16 9 (0.43%) PKI
17 7 (0.33%) Blog
17 7 (0.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 198 (9.41%) Linux
2 60 (2.85%) Windows
3 38 (1.81%) CentOS
4 37 (1.76%) Android
5 31 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (0.95%) Unix
7 18 (0.86%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.43%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.24%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.19%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.048%) Fedora
11 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,232 (58.56%) Agile Software Development
2 835 (39.69%) DevOps
3 535 (25.43%) Software Engineering
4 498 (23.67%) Scrum
5 419 (19.91%) TDD
6 355 (16.87%) Test Automation
7 285 (13.55%) Mentoring
8 275 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
9 271 (12.88%) MVC
10 209 (9.93%) BDD
11 155 (7.37%) OO
12 151 (7.18%) Artificial Intelligence
13 144 (6.84%) Unit Testing
14 143 (6.80%) Fintech
15 141 (6.70%) SOLID
16 137 (6.51%) Open Source
17 129 (6.13%) Front End Development
18 126 (5.99%) Problem-Solving
19 124 (5.89%) Machine Learning
20 119 (5.66%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 799 (37.98%) JavaScript
2 763 (36.26%) C#
3 680 (32.32%) Java
4 587 (27.90%) SQL
5 312 (14.83%) Python
6 208 (9.89%) TypeScript
7 116 (5.51%) Go
8 104 (4.94%) Java 8
9 101 (4.80%) C++
10 97 (4.61%) PHP
11 88 (4.18%) Scala
12 65 (3.09%) T-SQL
13 42 (2.00%) PowerShell
14 40 (1.90%) Ruby
15 35 (1.66%) Bash Shell
15 35 (1.66%) C
16 32 (1.52%) ES6
17 23 (1.09%) PL/SQL
18 20 (0.95%) Kotlin
19 16 (0.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 209 (9.93%) Degree
2 110 (5.23%) Security Cleared
3 86 (4.09%) SC Cleared
4 68 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 35 (1.66%) AWS Certification
6 23 (1.09%) DV Cleared
7 17 (0.81%) ISTQB
8 15 (0.71%) ISEB
8 15 (0.71%) PhD
9 10 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.095%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.095%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.095%) SANS
11 2 (0.095%) SAP Certification
11 2 (0.095%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.048%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 1 (0.048%) CCNA
12 1 (0.048%) CISSP
12 1 (0.048%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (9.27%) QA
2 13 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.43%) NIST
4 8 (0.38%) SLA
5 7 (0.33%) NCSC
5 7 (0.33%) NIST 800
6 5 (0.24%) GDPR
7 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.14%) WCAG
9 2 (0.095%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.095%) PMO
9 2 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.048%) COBIT
10 1 (0.048%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 606 (28.80%) Docker
2 12 (0.57%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.52%) vSphere
4 7 (0.33%) Varnish
5 4 (0.19%) LXC
5 4 (0.19%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.14%) Postfix
6 3 (0.14%) zsh
7 2 (0.095%) HDFS
7 2 (0.095%) NDS
7 2 (0.095%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.048%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.048%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 472 (22.43%) Kubernetes
2 209 (9.93%) Terraform
3 124 (5.89%) Ansible
4 113 (5.37%) Puppet
5 57 (2.71%) Grafana
6 36 (1.71%) Prometheus
7 28 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
8 22 (1.05%) Graphite
9 12 (0.57%) MIIS
10 10 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
11 9 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.24%) Nagios
13 4 (0.19%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
14 3 (0.14%) Consul
14 3 (0.14%) Packer
14 3 (0.14%) Rancher
14 3 (0.14%) vRealize
14 3 (0.14%) ZABBIX
15 2 (0.095%) Munin
15 2 (0.095%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 229 (10.88%) Microsoft
2 107 (5.09%) Google
3 101 (4.80%) Oracle
4 38 (1.81%) VMware
5 35 (1.66%) Ceridian
6 30 (1.43%) Zend
7 29 (1.38%) Splunk
8 27 (1.28%) Red Hat
9 26 (1.24%) ServiceNow
10 22 (1.05%) SAP
11 20 (0.95%) IBM
11 20 (0.95%) Xamarin
12 14 (0.67%) Atlassian
13 12 (0.57%) Pega
14 11 (0.52%) Apple
14 11 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (0.43%) WSO2
16 7 (0.33%) Cadence
17 5 (0.24%) JD Edwards
17 5 (0.24%) webMethods