Microservices based, API-first, Cloud-native SaaS and Headless (MACH)
UK

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for MACH skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited MACH over the 6 months to 21 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
21 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 806 943 1144
Rank change year-on-year +137 +201 -332
Permanent jobs citing MACH 17 75 12
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.068% 0.009%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.092% 0.21% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 17 44 5
10th Percentile £65,000 £74,125 -
25th Percentile £75,000 £81,250 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £87,500 £90,000 £85,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% -8.11%
75th Percentile £122,500 £106,250 -
90th Percentile £127,500 £120,000 £131,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £115,000 - £72,500

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK

MACH is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 18,400 35,246 53,246
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 23.59% 31.80% 38.63%
Number of salaries quoted 14,398 21,583 30,864
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £50,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £61,500 £67,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.89% +8.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £81,250 £87,500 £81,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £105,000 £98,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +10.00%

MACH
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MACH as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MACH in the UK

MACH
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MACH.

Salary trend for MACH in the UK

MACH
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing MACH over the 6 months to 21 February 2024.

Salary histogram for MACH in the UK

MACH
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MACH within the UK over the 6 months to 21 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +156 17 £87,500 +2.94% 3
Work from Home +114 14 £88,750 -11.25% 2
UK excluding London +103 9 £115,000 - 2
London +164 8 £72,500 -15.94% 1
East of England - 7 £125,000 - 2
North West - 2 £82,500 -
North of England - 2 £82,500 -

MACH
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (29.41%) CMS
2 3 (17.65%) Drupal
2 3 (17.65%) Umbraco
3 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.88%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 11 (64.71%) AWS
2 7 (41.18%) Azure
3 6 (35.29%) Azure API Management
3 6 (35.29%) Serverless
4 3 (17.65%) Azure Cosmos DB
4 3 (17.65%) Azure Data Factory
4 3 (17.65%) Azure Event Grid
4 3 (17.65%) Azure Logic Apps
4 3 (17.65%) Azure Service Bus
5 2 (11.76%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (11.76%) Power Platform
5 2 (11.76%) SaaS
6 1 (5.88%) Azure AKS
6 1 (5.88%) Azure DevOps
6 1 (5.88%) BigCommerce
6 1 (5.88%) Commercetools
6 1 (5.88%) GCP
6 1 (5.88%) Salesforce Commerce Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) MySQL
2 3 (17.65%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Git
General
1 13 (76.47%) Retail
2 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (23.53%) Aviation
4 3 (17.65%) Marketing
5 2 (11.76%) Finance
5 2 (11.76%) Social Skills
6 1 (5.88%) Influencing Skills
6 1 (5.88%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Architect
2 7 (41.18%) Digital Architect
2 7 (41.18%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (35.29%) Enterprise Architect
4 4 (23.53%) Consultant
5 3 (17.65%) Asset Management Consultant
5 3 (17.65%) Management Consultant
6 2 (11.76%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 1 (5.88%) AWS Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Dynamics 365 Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Dynamics 365 Solution Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Power Platform Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) JSON
2 2 (11.76%) React
2 2 (11.76%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) YAML
3 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (5.88%) jQuery
3 1 (5.88%) Node.js
3 1 (5.88%) REST
3 1 (5.88%) SOAP
3 1 (5.88%) Spring Boot
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (70.59%) Cloud Native
2 5 (29.41%) Mobile App
3 3 (17.65%) Marketing Technology
4 1 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Microservices
2 9 (52.94%) Roadmaps
3 8 (47.06%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (35.29%) Agile
4 6 (35.29%) Business Strategy
4 6 (35.29%) Containerisation
4 6 (35.29%) E-Commerce
4 6 (35.29%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (35.29%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (29.41%) API Design
5 5 (29.41%) Content Management
5 5 (29.41%) Integration Patterns
5 5 (29.41%) Performance Optimisation
5 5 (29.41%) Requirements Gathering
6 4 (23.53%) API Management
6 4 (23.53%) Architectural Design
7 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
7 3 (17.65%) Event-Driven
7 3 (17.65%) Progressive Web App
7 3 (17.65%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
2 3 (17.65%) C#
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) PHP
3 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Kubernetes
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Databricks
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Sitecore
3 1 (5.88%) Salesforce
3 1 (5.88%) SAP