Period
to 5 March 2021

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 5 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 35 65 74
Rank change year-on-year +30 +9 +87
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 2,599 2,962 3,317
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 6.06% 4.28% 3.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.60% 4.71% 4.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2,696 2,754 2,735
Median annual salary £57,250 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.05% -4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £67,500 £66,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +1.50% +2.31% +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 39,401 62,928 78,097
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.93% 90.96% 92.01%
Number of salaries quoted 30,402 50,304 61,797
Median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
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 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 5 March 2021.

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 5 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
South East +46 841 £60,000 - 201
North of England -21 491 £52,500 +5.00% 207
Midlands +50 417 £55,000 +4.76% 115
South West +53 394 £52,500 +5.00% 98
North West -8 305 £50,000 -4.76% 127
West Midlands +41 251 £60,000 +14.29% 64
Scotland -1 221 £57,500 +9.52% 45
East Midlands +49 164 £50,000 - 50
East of England +30 158 £68,000 +0.74% 83
Yorkshire -47 120 £55,000 +10.00% 46
North East +29 66 £55,000 +10.00% 34
Wales +28 56 £42,500 -15.00% 21
Northern Ireland +19 25 £52,500 +10.53% 20
Isle of Man - 1 £42,500 -
Microservices
UK

For the 6 months to 5 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 1,515 (58.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1,051 (40.44%) JavaScript
3 992 (38.17%) Azure
4 990 (38.09%) DevOps
5 938 (36.09%) Java
6 902 (34.71%) .NET
7 895 (34.44%) C#
8 839 (32.28%) AWS
9 788 (30.32%) Docker
10 764 (29.40%) SQL
11 673 (25.89%) Kubernetes
12 652 (25.09%) Software Engineering
13 598 (23.01%) Scrum
14 552 (21.24%) AngularJS
15 532 (20.47%) TDD
16 531 (20.43%) .NET Core
17 526 (20.24%) React
18 461 (17.74%) CSS
19 460 (17.70%) HTML
20 454 (17.47%) Node.js
21 447 (17.20%) Spring
22 434 (16.70%) REST
23 428 (16.47%) SQL Server
24 418 (16.08%) Test Automation
25 412 (15.85%) Git (software)
26 391 (15.04%) Python
27 387 (14.89%) SaaS
28 375 (14.43%) Finance
29 351 (13.51%) RESTful
30 349 (13.43%) Linux

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
1 134 (5.16%) Elasticsearch
2 81 (3.12%) Confluence
3 54 (2.08%) Apache
4 40 (1.54%) NServiceBus
5 37 (1.42%) Tomcat
6 31 (1.19%) CMS
7 27 (1.04%) Apache Spark
8 25 (0.96%) Apache Solr
9 21 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 20 (0.77%) JBoss
11 16 (0.62%) IIS
11 16 (0.62%) OpenStack
12 14 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
12 14 (0.54%) WebLogic
13 11 (0.42%) nginx
14 9 (0.35%) SharePoint
15 8 (0.31%) ColdFusion
15 8 (0.31%) WebSphere
16 7 (0.27%) Headless CMS
16 7 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.19%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.038%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.038%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.038%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (0.38%) Magento
2 8 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.19%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.077%) SAP FI-CA
5 2 (0.077%) SAP PSCD
5 2 (0.077%) Shopify
6 1 (0.038%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.038%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 992 (38.17%) Azure
2 839 (32.28%) AWS
3 387 (14.89%) SaaS
4 269 (10.35%) Serverless
5 254 (9.77%) GCP
6 146 (5.62%) AWS Lambda
7 126 (4.85%) PaaS
8 101 (3.89%) IaaS
9 84 (3.23%) GitHub
10 69 (2.65%) Amazon EKS
11 67 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
12 61 (2.35%) Amazon S3
13 52 (2.00%) Amazon ECS
14 45 (1.73%) OpenShift
15 42 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
16 39 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
17 30 (1.15%) npm
18 24 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 22 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 20 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (3.39%) HTTP
2 31 (1.19%) Internet
3 28 (1.08%) Skype
4 17 (0.65%) Firewall
5 15 (0.58%) TCP/IP
6 11 (0.42%) AMQP
7 8 (0.31%) DNS
8 6 (0.23%) HTTPS
8 6 (0.23%) SSL
9 5 (0.19%) Network Security
9 5 (0.19%) OpenVPN
9 5 (0.19%) VLAN
9 5 (0.19%) VPN
10 4 (0.15%) IPv4
10 4 (0.15%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.12%) Bluetooth
11 3 (0.12%) FTP
11 3 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.12%) Wireless
11 3 (0.12%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 428 (16.47%) SQL Server
2 306 (11.77%) NoSQL
3 304 (11.70%) MongoDB
4 263 (10.12%) MySQL
5 240 (9.23%) PostgreSQL
6 218 (8.39%) Relational Database
7 112 (4.31%) Big Data
8 77 (2.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 74 (2.85%) Redis
10 52 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
11 40 (1.54%) Cosmos DB
12 26 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
13 24 (0.92%) SQLPlus
14 22 (0.85%) Hadoop
14 22 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
15 17 (0.65%) RDBMS
16 16 (0.62%) Amazon Aurora
17 15 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
17 15 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 13 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 412 (15.85%) Git (software)
2 303 (11.66%) Jenkins
3 149 (5.73%) JIRA
4 116 (4.46%) Selenium
5 112 (4.31%) Maven
6 91 (3.50%) JUnit
7 76 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 63 (2.42%) Visual Studio
9 57 (2.19%) GitLab
10 56 (2.15%) Cucumber
11 43 (1.65%) Gradle
11 43 (1.65%) TeamCity
12 42 (1.62%) SpecFlow
13 41 (1.58%) JMeter
13 41 (1.58%) Visual Studio Team System
14 39 (1.50%) Bitbucket
15 33 (1.27%) NUnit
16 31 (1.19%) SonarQube
17 30 (1.15%) Postman
18 26 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 375 (14.43%) Finance
2 100 (3.85%) Public Sector
3 93 (3.58%) Marketing
4 60 (2.31%) Law
5 47 (1.81%) Banking
6 45 (1.73%) Retail
7 42 (1.62%) Legal
8 36 (1.39%) Back Office
9 31 (1.19%) Automotive
9 31 (1.19%) Games
10 30 (1.15%) Telecoms
11 21 (0.81%) Publishing
12 20 (0.77%) Electronics
12 20 (0.77%) Manufacturing
13 16 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
14 14 (0.54%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.35%) Advertising
16 7 (0.27%) German Language
17 6 (0.23%) Aerospace
18 5 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,485 (57.14%) Developer
2 426 (16.39%) Senior Developer
3 386 (14.85%) Java Developer
4 333 (12.81%) Software Engineer
5 311 (11.97%) .NET Developer
6 259 (9.97%) Software Developer
7 218 (8.39%) C# Developer
8 216 (8.31%) Architect
9 186 (7.16%) Full Stack Developer
10 136 (5.23%) JavaScript Developer
11 135 (5.19%) Java Engineer
12 127 (4.89%) Senior Java Developer
13 126 (4.85%) DevOps Engineer
14 119 (4.58%) C# .NET Developer
15 110 (4.23%) Senior Software Engineer
16 102 (3.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 100 (3.85%) Java Software Engineer
18 97 (3.73%) Lead Developer
19 93 (3.58%) Senior .NET Developer
20 86 (3.31%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 902 (34.71%) .NET
2 552 (21.24%) AngularJS
3 531 (20.43%) .NET Core
4 526 (20.24%) React
5 461 (17.74%) CSS
6 460 (17.70%) HTML
7 454 (17.47%) Node.js
8 447 (17.20%) Spring
9 434 (16.70%) REST
10 351 (13.51%) RESTful
11 332 (12.77%) .NET Framework
12 284 (10.93%) Spring Boot
13 234 (9.00%) ASP.NET
14 233 (8.96%) Kafka
15 211 (8.12%) Web Services
16 195 (7.50%) jQuery
17 180 (6.93%) ASP.NET Web API
18 166 (6.39%) Entity Framework
19 161 (6.19%) Vue.js
20 150 (5.77%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 219 (8.43%) Greenfield Project
2 127 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
3 120 (4.62%) Mobile App
4 113 (4.35%) User Experience
5 80 (3.08%) Cloud Native
6 64 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
7 63 (2.42%) Public Cloud
8 42 (1.62%) N-Tier
9 39 (1.50%) Algorithms
9 39 (1.50%) Cyberattack
10 37 (1.42%) Renewable Energy
11 35 (1.35%) NHS
12 31 (1.19%) iPhone
12 31 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
13 29 (1.12%) EPoS
14 23 (0.88%) Data Centre
15 19 (0.73%) Data Structures
15 19 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
16 15 (0.58%) Management Information System
17 13 (0.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 349 (13.43%) Linux
2 113 (4.35%) Windows
3 63 (2.42%) Android
4 41 (1.58%) Unix
5 37 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 36 (1.39%) CentOS
7 26 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.54%) Windows Server
9 12 (0.46%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.12%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.077%) Fedora
11 2 (0.077%) VMS
12 1 (0.038%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,515 (58.29%) Agile Software Development
2 990 (38.09%) DevOps
3 652 (25.09%) Software Engineering
4 598 (23.01%) Scrum
5 532 (20.47%) TDD
6 418 (16.08%) Test Automation
7 343 (13.20%) Mentoring
8 318 (12.24%) MVC
9 268 (10.31%) BDD
10 247 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
11 232 (8.93%) OO
12 220 (8.46%) Fintech
13 190 (7.31%) Kanban
14 184 (7.08%) Open Source
15 179 (6.89%) Problem-Solving
16 174 (6.69%) Artificial Intelligence
17 168 (6.46%) SOLID
18 161 (6.19%) Analytics
18 161 (6.19%) SDLC
18 161 (6.19%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,051 (40.44%) JavaScript
2 938 (36.09%) Java
3 895 (34.44%) C#
4 764 (29.40%) SQL
5 391 (15.04%) Python
6 314 (12.08%) TypeScript
7 161 (6.19%) PHP
8 158 (6.08%) Go
9 118 (4.54%) C++
9 118 (4.54%) Java 8
10 99 (3.81%) T-SQL
11 79 (3.04%) Scala
12 76 (2.92%) C
13 75 (2.89%) PowerShell
14 64 (2.46%) Bash Shell
15 54 (2.08%) ES6
16 43 (1.65%) Ruby
17 39 (1.50%) Perl
18 36 (1.39%) Shell Script
19 18 (0.69%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 214 (8.23%) Degree
2 105 (4.04%) Security Cleared
3 83 (3.19%) SC Cleared
4 55 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 28 (1.08%) ISTQB
6 27 (1.04%) PhD
7 25 (0.96%) ISEB
8 21 (0.81%) AWS Certification
8 21 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 17 (0.65%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (0.15%) MCSD
12 4 (0.15%) OCP
12 4 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.077%) Numerate Degree
13 2 (0.077%) Sun Certification
14 1 (0.038%) CCNA
14 1 (0.038%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.038%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (9.00%) QA
2 10 (0.38%) HIPAA
2 10 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 10 (0.38%) SLA
3 9 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.31%) NIST
5 6 (0.23%) NCSC
5 6 (0.23%) NIST 800
6 4 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.077%) GDPR
8 2 (0.077%) PMO
9 1 (0.038%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.038%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.038%) WCAG
System Software
1 788 (30.32%) Docker
2 17 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.58%) KVM
3 15 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.35%) vSphere
5 6 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.23%) Postfix
6 4 (0.15%) LXC
6 4 (0.15%) NDS
6 4 (0.15%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 4 (0.15%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.12%) Varnish
8 1 (0.038%) HDFS
8 1 (0.038%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.038%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.038%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 673 (25.89%) Kubernetes
2 230 (8.85%) Terraform
3 161 (6.19%) Ansible
4 118 (4.54%) Puppet
5 53 (2.04%) Grafana
6 41 (1.58%) Prometheus
7 34 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (0.88%) ZABBIX
9 20 (0.77%) MIIS
10 17 (0.65%) Graylog
11 15 (0.58%) CFEngine
11 15 (0.58%) Demisto
12 14 (0.54%) Kibana
13 13 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
14 12 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
15 11 (0.42%) Rancher
15 11 (0.42%) Rundeck
16 10 (0.38%) Consul
17 8 (0.31%) Nagios
17 8 (0.31%) Packer
Vendors
1 274 (10.54%) Microsoft
2 178 (6.85%) Oracle
3 130 (5.00%) Google
4 45 (1.73%) Splunk
5 42 (1.62%) VMware
6 41 (1.58%) Red Hat
7 39 (1.50%) ServiceNow
8 36 (1.39%) Xamarin
9 35 (1.35%) Ceridian
10 33 (1.27%) Zend
11 24 (0.92%) IBM
12 23 (0.88%) SAP
13 21 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
14 18 (0.69%) Pega
15 16 (0.62%) Sun
16 15 (0.58%) ArcSight
16 15 (0.58%) Atlassian
16 15 (0.58%) Sitecore
17 13 (0.50%) WSO2
18 12 (0.46%) Adobe