Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 37 52 82
Rank change year-on-year +15 +30 +42
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 3,332 2,214 3,047
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 6.04% 4.77% 3.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.53% 5.22% 4.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2,365 1,863 2,429
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,350 £35,000
25th Percentile £42,517 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
75th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £68,250 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 51,002 42,393 75,503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 92.50% 91.31% 91.85%
Number of salaries quoted 35,952 33,866 58,997
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.95% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £58,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,732 £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 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 15 June 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 15 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
South East +26 1,178 £60,000 - 182
North of England -13 664 £53,750 +7.50% 229
South West +39 559 £55,000 +4.76% 86
Midlands +9 393 £55,000 +4.76% 128
North West -12 386 £50,000 - 148
Scotland -6 250 £53,000 -3.64% 60
West Midlands -7 238 £60,000 +14.29% 70
East of England +39 170 £65,000 - 80
Yorkshire -53 164 £55,000 +10.00% 51
East Midlands +20 153 £50,000 -4.76% 58
North East +52 116 £50,000 +5.26% 30
Wales +33 85 £45,000 -7.22% 30
Northern Ireland +10 42 £77,500 +63.16% 12
Isle of Man - 1 £42,500 -
Microservices
UK

For the 6 months to 15 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 1,953 (58.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1,352 (40.58%) Azure
3 1,343 (40.31%) DevOps
4 1,329 (39.89%) JavaScript
5 1,256 (37.70%) Java
6 1,120 (33.61%) .NET
7 1,117 (33.52%) Docker
8 1,106 (33.19%) AWS
9 1,055 (31.66%) C#
10 995 (29.86%) Software Engineering
11 924 (27.73%) SQL
12 849 (25.48%) Kubernetes
13 828 (24.85%) Scrum
14 804 (24.13%) AngularJS
15 802 (24.07%) React
16 696 (20.89%) TDD
17 685 (20.56%) Spring
18 682 (20.47%) Jenkins
18 682 (20.47%) .NET Core
19 661 (19.84%) Node.js
20 636 (19.09%) CSS
21 629 (18.88%) Linux
22 605 (18.16%) Git (software)
23 576 (17.29%) REST
24 541 (16.24%) Social Skills
25 526 (15.79%) RESTful
26 523 (15.70%) SQL Server
27 519 (15.58%) Finance
28 503 (15.10%) HTML
29 485 (14.56%) Python

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
1 161 (4.83%) Elasticsearch
2 152 (4.56%) Apache Spark
3 151 (4.53%) Apache
4 122 (3.66%) Confluence
5 101 (3.03%) GemFire
6 79 (2.37%) CMS
7 36 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
8 33 (0.99%) Tomcat
9 32 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 26 (0.78%) nginx
11 24 (0.72%) Apache Solr
12 23 (0.69%) SharePoint
13 18 (0.54%) EPiServer
13 18 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
14 16 (0.48%) JBoss
15 15 (0.45%) Umbraco
16 13 (0.39%) NServiceBus
17 11 (0.33%) IIS
17 11 (0.33%) OpenStack
18 10 (0.30%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 9 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (0.12%) Chatbot
2 4 (0.12%) Figma
2 4 (0.12%) GIMP
2 4 (0.12%) Inkscape
2 4 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.090%) Sketch
3 3 (0.090%) Zeplin
4 1 (0.030%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 17 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
3 11 (0.33%) Shopify
4 7 (0.21%) Magento
5 4 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.090%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.060%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.030%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,352 (40.58%) Azure
2 1,106 (33.19%) AWS
3 414 (12.42%) SaaS
4 399 (11.97%) GCP
5 342 (10.26%) Serverless
6 235 (7.05%) GitHub
7 140 (4.20%) PaaS
8 124 (3.72%) OpenShift
9 123 (3.69%) Azure Service Bus
10 119 (3.57%) AWS Lambda
11 101 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
12 85 (2.55%) Amazon Kinesis
13 83 (2.49%) Amazon S3
14 81 (2.43%) Amazon EC2
14 81 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
15 80 (2.40%) IaaS
16 70 (2.10%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 65 (1.95%) Azure Service Fabric
18 50 (1.50%) Amazon EKS
19 46 (1.38%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 72 (2.16%) Internet
2 54 (1.62%) HTTP
3 31 (0.93%) Firewall
4 22 (0.66%) DNS
5 11 (0.33%) AMQP
5 11 (0.33%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.30%) HTTPS
6 10 (0.30%) VPN
7 9 (0.27%) Broadband
7 9 (0.27%) SSL
8 8 (0.24%) IPv4
9 7 (0.21%) LAN
9 7 (0.21%) WAN
10 6 (0.18%) Intelligent Network
11 5 (0.15%) SSH
12 4 (0.12%) FTP
12 4 (0.12%) MQTT
12 4 (0.12%) SMTP
12 4 (0.12%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.090%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 523 (15.70%) SQL Server
2 458 (13.75%) NoSQL
3 363 (10.89%) MySQL
4 306 (9.18%) MongoDB
5 304 (9.12%) Big Data
6 288 (8.64%) PostgreSQL
7 253 (7.59%) Relational Database
8 166 (4.98%) Redis
9 155 (4.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 126 (3.78%) MariaDB
11 121 (3.63%) HBase
12 60 (1.80%) Hadoop
13 55 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
14 54 (1.62%) Azure SQL Database
15 28 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
16 26 (0.78%) Apache Accumulo
17 24 (0.72%) Data Lake
18 22 (0.66%) Amazon Aurora
18 22 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 21 (0.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 682 (20.47%) Jenkins
2 605 (18.16%) Git (software)
3 230 (6.90%) JUnit
4 182 (5.46%) JIRA
5 163 (4.89%) Cucumber
6 143 (4.29%) Maven
7 135 (4.05%) Cypress.io
8 119 (3.57%) Gradle
9 117 (3.51%) IntelliJ
10 116 (3.48%) Mockito
11 115 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
12 113 (3.39%) Selenium
13 112 (3.36%) Protractor
14 104 (3.12%) Eclipse
14 104 (3.12%) Storybook
15 93 (2.79%) GitLab
16 91 (2.73%) TeamCity
17 82 (2.46%) Octopus Deploy
18 73 (2.19%) Artifactory
19 69 (2.07%) SonarQube
General
1 541 (16.24%) Social Skills
2 519 (15.58%) Finance
3 203 (6.09%) Banking
3 203 (6.09%) Law
4 149 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
5 132 (3.96%) Marketing
6 104 (3.12%) Legal
7 103 (3.09%) Public Sector
8 101 (3.03%) Retail
9 72 (2.16%) Games
10 54 (1.62%) Telecoms
11 46 (1.38%) Automotive
11 46 (1.38%) Electronics
12 43 (1.29%) Manufacturing
13 38 (1.14%) Presentation Skills
14 30 (0.90%) Advertising
15 28 (0.84%) Influencing Skills
16 27 (0.81%) Organisational Skills
17 25 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
18 21 (0.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,691 (50.75%) Developer
2 539 (16.18%) Software Engineer
3 466 (13.99%) Senior Developer
4 435 (13.06%) Java Developer
5 385 (11.55%) .NET Developer
6 376 (11.28%) Software Developer
7 297 (8.91%) Architect
8 255 (7.65%) C# Developer
9 200 (6.00%) Senior Software Engineer
10 184 (5.52%) JavaScript Developer
11 170 (5.10%) Full Stack Developer
12 164 (4.92%) DevOps Engineer
13 157 (4.71%) Java Engineer
14 152 (4.56%) C# .NET Developer
15 142 (4.26%) PHP Developer
16 140 (4.20%) Lead Developer
17 139 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
18 135 (4.05%) Java Software Engineer
19 125 (3.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 125 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,120 (33.61%) .NET
2 804 (24.13%) AngularJS
3 802 (24.07%) React
4 685 (20.56%) Spring
5 682 (20.47%) .NET Core
6 661 (19.84%) Node.js
7 636 (19.09%) CSS
8 576 (17.29%) REST
9 526 (15.79%) RESTful
10 503 (15.10%) HTML
11 456 (13.69%) Kafka
12 399 (11.97%) Spring Boot
13 379 (11.37%) .NET Framework
14 370 (11.10%) Web Services
15 267 (8.01%) RabbitMQ
16 261 (7.83%) ASP.NET
17 220 (6.60%) ASP.NET Web API
18 208 (6.24%) Redux
19 202 (6.06%) Vue.js
20 171 (5.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 301 (9.03%) Greenfield Project
2 199 (5.97%) User Experience
3 174 (5.22%) Mobile App
4 109 (3.27%) Linux Command Line
5 105 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
6 93 (2.79%) Public Cloud
7 83 (2.49%) Cyberattack
8 81 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
9 75 (2.25%) Cloud Native
10 49 (1.47%) Renewable Energy
11 48 (1.44%) Data Centre
12 46 (1.38%) iPhone
13 45 (1.35%) Algorithms
14 39 (1.17%) EPoS
15 35 (1.05%) Virtual Team
16 34 (1.02%) iPad
17 32 (0.96%) N-Tier
18 28 (0.84%) Data Structures
19 21 (0.63%) NHS
20 19 (0.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 629 (18.88%) Linux
2 177 (5.31%) Unix
3 107 (3.21%) Windows
4 105 (3.15%) Android
5 62 (1.86%) Apple iOS
6 49 (1.47%) CentOS
6 49 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (0.45%) Windows Server
8 14 (0.42%) VMS
9 3 (0.090%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.090%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.060%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.030%) Debian
11 1 (0.030%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,953 (58.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1,343 (40.31%) DevOps
3 995 (29.86%) Software Engineering
4 828 (24.85%) Scrum
5 696 (20.89%) TDD
6 482 (14.47%) Test Automation
7 409 (12.27%) Mentoring
8 408 (12.24%) OO
9 402 (12.06%) BDD
10 396 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
10 396 (11.88%) MVC
11 357 (10.71%) Open Source
12 304 (9.12%) Fintech
13 295 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
14 290 (8.70%) OOP
15 282 (8.46%) Computer Science
16 268 (8.04%) Analytics
17 264 (7.92%) E-Commerce
18 263 (7.89%) Machine Learning
19 230 (6.90%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,329 (39.89%) JavaScript
2 1,256 (37.70%) Java
3 1,055 (31.66%) C#
4 924 (27.73%) SQL
5 485 (14.56%) Python
6 374 (11.22%) TypeScript
7 271 (8.13%) PHP
8 195 (5.85%) Go
9 166 (4.98%) Java 8
10 132 (3.96%) C++
11 122 (3.66%) Shell Script
12 103 (3.09%) Groovy
13 102 (3.06%) C
14 98 (2.94%) Bash Shell
15 93 (2.79%) Ruby
16 82 (2.46%) T-SQL
17 74 (2.22%) PowerShell
18 69 (2.07%) ES6
19 58 (1.74%) Scala
20 57 (1.71%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 388 (11.64%) Degree
2 150 (4.50%) Security Cleared
3 139 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 97 (2.91%) OCP
4 97 (2.91%) Oracle Certification
5 68 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 41 (1.23%) PhD
7 33 (0.99%) AWS Certification
8 17 (0.51%) ISTQB
9 15 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (0.33%) DV Cleared
10 11 (0.33%) ISEB
10 11 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.27%) RHCE
11 9 (0.27%) RHCSA
12 4 (0.12%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.12%) MCSD
12 4 (0.12%) TOGAF Certification
13 3 (0.090%) Numerate Degree
14 2 (0.060%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (5.73%) QA
2 32 (0.96%) Accessibility
3 20 (0.60%) GDPR
4 11 (0.33%) HIPAA
5 10 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.15%) SLA
8 4 (0.12%) GRC
8 4 (0.12%) NIST
8 4 (0.12%) WCAG
9 3 (0.090%) PMO
10 2 (0.060%) NCSC
10 2 (0.060%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.030%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 1,117 (33.52%) Docker
2 93 (2.79%) HDFS
3 81 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.57%) KVM
5 16 (0.48%) Active Directory
6 7 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.12%) Postfix
9 3 (0.090%) Gluster
9 3 (0.090%) vSphere
10 2 (0.060%) Firmware
10 2 (0.060%) NDS
10 2 (0.060%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 1 (0.030%) Ceph
11 1 (0.030%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.030%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.030%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.030%) Xen
Systems Management
1 849 (25.48%) Kubernetes
2 341 (10.23%) Ansible
3 330 (9.90%) Terraform
4 97 (2.91%) Puppet
5 82 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
6 55 (1.65%) Grafana
7 47 (1.41%) Prometheus
8 33 (0.99%) ZABBIX
9 31 (0.93%) Packer
10 25 (0.75%) Kibana
11 21 (0.63%) Graphite
12 19 (0.57%) CFEngine
12 19 (0.57%) Consul
12 19 (0.57%) Demisto
13 18 (0.54%) Graylog
14 17 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
15 16 (0.48%) Rancher
16 13 (0.39%) logstash
17 11 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
18 10 (0.30%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 357 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 254 (7.62%) Oracle
3 201 (6.03%) Google
4 136 (4.08%) VMware
5 103 (3.09%) Okta
6 59 (1.77%) Red Hat
7 55 (1.65%) Zend
8 49 (1.47%) SAP
9 44 (1.32%) IBM
9 44 (1.32%) Splunk
10 32 (0.96%) ServiceNow
11 31 (0.93%) Xamarin
12 29 (0.87%) Sitecore
13 28 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
14 25 (0.75%) Sun
15 19 (0.57%) ArcSight
16 17 (0.51%) Atlassian
17 15 (0.45%) Pega
18 14 (0.42%) Elastic Path
19 13 (0.39%) AppDynamics