Period
to 13 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 13 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 37 51 82
Rank change year-on-year +14 +31 +40
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 3,290 2,213 3,067
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 6.02% 4.78% 3.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.51% 5.23% 4.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2,354 1,861 2,449
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +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 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 50,547 42,292 75,538
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 92.48% 91.32% 91.86%
Number of salaries quoted 35,737 33,759 58,992
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,750 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £34,202
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.95% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £61,145 £58,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,600 £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 13 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 13 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 +24 1,167 £60,000 - 178
North of England -13 653 £53,750 +7.50% 221
South West +35 554 £55,000 +4.76% 83
Midlands +5 388 £55,000 +4.76% 125
North West -12 380 £50,000 - 146
Scotland -6 250 £53,000 -3.64% 56
West Midlands -3 233 £60,000 +14.29% 71
East of England +44 168 £65,000 - 73
Yorkshire -58 161 £55,000 +10.00% 48
East Midlands +14 152 £50,000 -4.76% 54
North East +53 114 £50,000 +5.26% 27
Wales +25 79 £45,000 -7.22% 30
Northern Ireland +5 40 £77,500 +63.16% 13
Isle of Man - 1 £42,500 -
Microservices
UK

For the 6 months to 13 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 1,920 (58.36%) Agile Software Development
2 1,329 (40.40%) Azure
3 1,323 (40.21%) JavaScript
4 1,322 (40.18%) DevOps
5 1,236 (37.57%) Java
6 1,106 (33.62%) .NET
7 1,097 (33.34%) Docker
8 1,093 (33.22%) AWS
9 1,050 (31.91%) C#
10 976 (29.67%) Software Engineering
11 912 (27.72%) SQL
12 847 (25.74%) Kubernetes
13 800 (24.32%) Scrum
14 795 (24.16%) React
15 793 (24.10%) AngularJS
16 683 (20.76%) TDD
17 672 (20.43%) Spring
17 672 (20.43%) .NET Core
18 656 (19.94%) Jenkins
19 652 (19.82%) Node.js
20 634 (19.27%) CSS
21 621 (18.88%) Linux
22 599 (18.21%) Git (software)
23 560 (17.02%) REST
24 523 (15.90%) Social Skills
25 515 (15.65%) RESTful
26 513 (15.59%) SQL Server
27 507 (15.41%) Finance
28 501 (15.23%) HTML
29 483 (14.68%) 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
1 162 (4.92%) Elasticsearch
2 150 (4.56%) Apache
2 150 (4.56%) Apache Spark
3 116 (3.53%) Confluence
4 99 (3.01%) GemFire
5 78 (2.37%) CMS
6 34 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
6 34 (1.03%) Tomcat
7 32 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 26 (0.79%) nginx
9 25 (0.76%) Apache Solr
10 23 (0.70%) SharePoint
11 18 (0.55%) EPiServer
11 18 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
12 17 (0.52%) JBoss
13 13 (0.40%) NServiceBus
13 13 (0.40%) Umbraco
14 11 (0.33%) ColdFusion
14 11 (0.33%) IIS
14 11 (0.33%) OpenStack
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 (0.091%) Sketch
3 3 (0.091%) Zeplin
4 1 (0.030%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 17 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.30%) Shopify
4 8 (0.24%) Magento
5 4 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.091%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.061%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.030%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,329 (40.40%) Azure
2 1,093 (33.22%) AWS
3 408 (12.40%) SaaS
4 397 (12.07%) GCP
5 327 (9.94%) Serverless
6 223 (6.78%) GitHub
7 136 (4.13%) PaaS
8 121 (3.68%) OpenShift
9 119 (3.62%) Azure Service Bus
10 117 (3.56%) AWS Lambda
11 97 (2.95%) AWS CloudFormation
12 83 (2.52%) Amazon Kinesis
13 82 (2.49%) Amazon EC2
13 82 (2.49%) Amazon S3
14 78 (2.37%) IaaS
15 74 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
16 67 (2.04%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 64 (1.95%) Azure Service Fabric
18 54 (1.64%) Amazon EKS
19 45 (1.37%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 70 (2.13%) Internet
2 55 (1.67%) HTTP
3 29 (0.88%) Firewall
4 18 (0.55%) DNS
5 11 (0.33%) AMQP
5 11 (0.33%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.30%) HTTPS
7 9 (0.27%) Broadband
7 9 (0.27%) SSL
8 8 (0.24%) IPv4
8 8 (0.24%) VPN
9 7 (0.21%) LAN
9 7 (0.21%) WAN
10 6 (0.18%) Intelligent Network
11 4 (0.12%) FTP
11 4 (0.12%) SMTP
11 4 (0.12%) SSH
11 4 (0.12%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.091%) MQTT
12 3 (0.091%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 513 (15.59%) SQL Server
2 445 (13.53%) NoSQL
3 362 (11.00%) MySQL
4 306 (9.30%) MongoDB
5 286 (8.69%) PostgreSQL
6 285 (8.66%) Big Data
7 253 (7.69%) Relational Database
8 164 (4.98%) Redis
9 151 (4.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 124 (3.77%) MariaDB
11 119 (3.62%) HBase
12 60 (1.82%) Hadoop
13 54 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
14 52 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
15 28 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
16 25 (0.76%) Apache Accumulo
17 24 (0.73%) Data Lake
18 22 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 21 (0.64%) RDBMS
20 20 (0.61%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 656 (19.94%) Jenkins
2 599 (18.21%) Git (software)
3 226 (6.87%) JUnit
4 173 (5.26%) JIRA
5 160 (4.86%) Cucumber
6 139 (4.22%) Maven
7 132 (4.01%) Cypress.io
8 118 (3.59%) Gradle
9 115 (3.50%) IntelliJ
10 114 (3.47%) Mockito
11 113 (3.43%) Selenium
12 112 (3.40%) Sonatype Nexus
13 110 (3.34%) Protractor
14 103 (3.13%) Eclipse
15 102 (3.10%) Storybook
16 91 (2.77%) GitLab
16 91 (2.77%) TeamCity
17 81 (2.46%) Octopus Deploy
18 72 (2.19%) Artifactory
19 69 (2.10%) SonarQube
General
1 523 (15.90%) Social Skills
2 507 (15.41%) Finance
3 201 (6.11%) Law
4 199 (6.05%) Banking
5 149 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
6 132 (4.01%) Marketing
7 102 (3.10%) Public Sector
7 102 (3.10%) Retail
8 100 (3.04%) Legal
9 73 (2.22%) Games
10 51 (1.55%) Telecoms
11 47 (1.43%) Automotive
12 43 (1.31%) Electronics
13 41 (1.25%) Manufacturing
14 38 (1.16%) Presentation Skills
15 28 (0.85%) Advertising
15 28 (0.85%) Influencing Skills
16 24 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
17 22 (0.67%) Back Office
17 22 (0.67%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 1,677 (50.97%) Developer
2 531 (16.14%) Software Engineer
3 463 (14.07%) Senior Developer
4 427 (12.98%) Java Developer
5 378 (11.49%) .NET Developer
6 374 (11.37%) Software Developer
7 290 (8.81%) Architect
8 255 (7.75%) C# Developer
9 196 (5.96%) Senior Software Engineer
10 183 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
11 171 (5.20%) Full Stack Developer
12 163 (4.95%) DevOps Engineer
13 156 (4.74%) Java Engineer
14 151 (4.59%) C# .NET Developer
15 140 (4.26%) PHP Developer
16 139 (4.22%) Senior Java Developer
17 138 (4.19%) Lead Developer
18 135 (4.10%) Java Software Engineer
19 126 (3.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 120 (3.65%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,106 (33.62%) .NET
2 795 (24.16%) React
3 793 (24.10%) AngularJS
4 672 (20.43%) .NET Core
4 672 (20.43%) Spring
5 652 (19.82%) Node.js
6 634 (19.27%) CSS
7 560 (17.02%) REST
8 515 (15.65%) RESTful
9 501 (15.23%) HTML
10 448 (13.62%) Kafka
11 396 (12.04%) Spring Boot
12 373 (11.34%) .NET Framework
13 361 (10.97%) Web Services
14 262 (7.96%) ASP.NET
14 262 (7.96%) RabbitMQ
15 222 (6.75%) ASP.NET Web API
16 203 (6.17%) Redux
16 203 (6.17%) Vue.js
17 170 (5.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 300 (9.12%) Greenfield Project
2 195 (5.93%) User Experience
3 176 (5.35%) Mobile App
4 107 (3.25%) Linux Command Line
5 102 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
6 95 (2.89%) Public Cloud
7 80 (2.43%) Cyberattack
8 79 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
9 73 (2.22%) Cloud Native
10 50 (1.52%) Renewable Energy
11 49 (1.49%) Data Centre
12 47 (1.43%) iPhone
13 45 (1.37%) Algorithms
14 42 (1.28%) EPoS
15 34 (1.03%) Virtual Team
16 33 (1.00%) iPad
16 33 (1.00%) N-Tier
17 28 (0.85%) Data Structures
18 21 (0.64%) NHS
19 19 (0.58%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 621 (18.88%) Linux
2 174 (5.29%) Unix
3 109 (3.31%) Windows
4 106 (3.22%) Android
5 63 (1.91%) Apple iOS
6 47 (1.43%) CentOS
6 47 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (0.46%) Windows Server
8 12 (0.36%) VMS
9 3 (0.091%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.091%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.061%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.030%) Debian
11 1 (0.030%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,920 (58.36%) Agile Software Development
2 1,322 (40.18%) DevOps
3 976 (29.67%) Software Engineering
4 800 (24.32%) Scrum
5 683 (20.76%) TDD
6 477 (14.50%) Test Automation
7 402 (12.22%) OO
8 399 (12.13%) Mentoring
9 394 (11.98%) MVC
10 390 (11.85%) BDD
11 386 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
12 341 (10.36%) Open Source
13 301 (9.15%) Fintech
14 284 (8.63%) OOP
15 279 (8.48%) Problem-Solving
16 278 (8.45%) Computer Science
17 264 (8.02%) E-Commerce
18 256 (7.78%) Analytics
19 253 (7.69%) Machine Learning
20 222 (6.75%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 1,323 (40.21%) JavaScript
2 1,236 (37.57%) Java
3 1,050 (31.91%) C#
4 912 (27.72%) SQL
5 483 (14.68%) Python
6 372 (11.31%) TypeScript
7 267 (8.12%) PHP
8 193 (5.87%) Go
9 156 (4.74%) Java 8
10 128 (3.89%) C++
11 119 (3.62%) Shell Script
12 101 (3.07%) Groovy
13 100 (3.04%) Bash Shell
13 100 (3.04%) C
14 94 (2.86%) Ruby
15 85 (2.58%) T-SQL
16 75 (2.28%) PowerShell
17 71 (2.16%) ES6
18 58 (1.76%) Scala
19 57 (1.73%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 381 (11.58%) Degree
2 141 (4.29%) Security Cleared
3 130 (3.95%) SC Cleared
4 95 (2.89%) OCP
4 95 (2.89%) Oracle Certification
5 68 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
6 40 (1.22%) PhD
7 33 (1.00%) AWS Certification
8 17 (0.52%) ISTQB
9 15 (0.46%) 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 (0.091%) Numerate Degree
14 2 (0.061%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (5.71%) QA
2 32 (0.97%) Accessibility
3 20 (0.61%) 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 (0.091%) PMO
10 2 (0.061%) NCSC
10 2 (0.061%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.030%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 1,097 (33.34%) Docker
2 91 (2.77%) HDFS
3 80 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.58%) KVM
5 14 (0.43%) Active Directory
6 7 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.12%) Postfix
9 3 (0.091%) Gluster
9 3 (0.091%) vSphere
10 2 (0.061%) Firmware
10 2 (0.061%) NDS
10 2 (0.061%) 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
1 847 (25.74%) Kubernetes
2 333 (10.12%) Ansible
3 321 (9.76%) Terraform
4 99 (3.01%) Puppet
5 80 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
6 56 (1.70%) Grafana
7 48 (1.46%) Prometheus
8 34 (1.03%) ZABBIX
9 31 (0.94%) Packer
10 25 (0.76%) Kibana
11 21 (0.64%) Graphite
12 19 (0.58%) CFEngine
12 19 (0.58%) Consul
12 19 (0.58%) Demisto
13 18 (0.55%) Graylog
14 17 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
15 16 (0.49%) Rancher
16 13 (0.40%) logstash
17 11 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
18 10 (0.30%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 353 (10.73%) Microsoft
2 250 (7.60%) Oracle
3 197 (5.99%) Google
4 133 (4.04%) VMware
5 101 (3.07%) Okta
6 58 (1.76%) Red Hat
7 53 (1.61%) Zend
8 46 (1.40%) SAP
9 44 (1.34%) Splunk
10 43 (1.31%) IBM
11 31 (0.94%) ServiceNow
11 31 (0.94%) Xamarin
12 29 (0.88%) Sitecore
13 28 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
14 25 (0.76%) Sun
15 19 (0.58%) ArcSight
16 17 (0.52%) Atlassian
17 15 (0.46%) Pega
18 13 (0.40%) AppDynamics
19 11 (0.33%) Elastic Path