Period
to 15 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK
6 months to
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 27 35 50
Rank change year-on-year +8 +15 +37
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 6,583 7,175 7,573
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 7.87% 6.38% 5.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.51% 6.93% 5.51%
Number of salaries quoted 5,179 6,029 6,000
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £38,750
25th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £68,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.38% - +4.00%
75th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 77,351 103,606 137,416
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.48% 92.16% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 59,501 83,213 109,234
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 15 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the UK over the 6 months to 15 April 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
England +8 6,081 £70,000 +7.69% 1,445
London +6 3,506 £80,000 +6.67% 778
UK excluding London +19 2,732 £55,000 +4.76% 764
Work from Home +2 1,412 £65,000 -2.99% 381
South East +32 892 £60,000 +4.35% 196
South West +62 508 £52,500 +5.00% 85
North of England -22 495 £55,000 +10.00% 209
Midlands +24 390 £53,750 +2.38% 102
North West -10 289 £50,000 - 135
West Midlands +11 230 £60,000 +14.29% 64
Scotland -5 210 £55,000 +4.76% 61
East of England +37 161 £66,500 -1.48% 67
East Midlands +48 158 £50,000 - 38
Yorkshire -54 127 £55,000 +10.00% 44
North East +43 81 £53,750 +7.50% 30
Wales +33 55 £45,000 -10.00% 29
Northern Ireland +5 24 £52,500 +10.53% 16
Isle of Man - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 15 April 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 with a requirement for Microservices.

1 3,735 (56.74%) Agile Software Development
2 2,630 (39.95%) Java
3 2,604 (39.56%) AWS
4 2,474 (37.58%) DevOps
5 2,466 (37.46%) JavaScript
6 2,456 (37.31%) Docker
7 2,161 (32.83%) Azure
8 2,133 (32.40%) Kubernetes
9 1,948 (29.59%) Software Engineering
10 1,901 (28.88%) .NET
11 1,796 (27.28%) C#
12 1,693 (25.72%) SQL
13 1,596 (24.24%) TDD
14 1,582 (24.03%) React
15 1,520 (23.09%) Finance
16 1,299 (19.73%) Python
17 1,257 (19.09%) Node.js
18 1,248 (18.96%) .NET Core
19 1,233 (18.73%) Scrum
20 1,168 (17.74%) Spring
21 1,123 (17.06%) AngularJS
22 1,045 (15.87%) Test Automation
23 1,018 (15.46%) CSS
24 992 (15.07%) Git (software)
25 968 (14.70%) REST
26 906 (13.76%) Fintech
27 888 (13.49%) Kafka
27 888 (13.49%) Web Services
28 877 (13.32%) GCP
29 855 (12.99%) Jenkins

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 327 (4.97%) Elasticsearch
2 207 (3.14%) Confluence
3 198 (3.01%) Apache Spark
4 159 (2.42%) Apache
5 142 (2.16%) SharePoint
6 79 (1.20%) CMS
7 73 (1.11%) Tomcat
8 48 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 46 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
9 46 (0.70%) nginx
10 37 (0.56%) Apache Solr
10 37 (0.56%) ColdFusion
11 27 (0.41%) JBoss
12 26 (0.39%) NServiceBus
13 23 (0.35%) IIS
13 23 (0.35%) OpenStack
13 23 (0.35%) WebLogic
14 22 (0.33%) WebSphere
15 20 (0.30%) WordPress
16 18 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 42 (0.64%) InVision
2 35 (0.53%) Sketch
3 26 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.091%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.091%) Figma
7 6 (0.091%) GIMP
7 6 (0.091%) Revit
8 5 (0.076%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.076%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 4 (0.061%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.061%) Inkscape
9 4 (0.061%) Zeplin
10 3 (0.046%) MS Visio
11 2 (0.030%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.030%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.015%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 91 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
3 20 (0.30%) Magento
4 18 (0.27%) Shopify
5 15 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 11 (0.17%) R3 Corda
7 8 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
7 8 (0.12%) NetSuite
7 8 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
8 5 (0.076%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.061%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 4 (0.061%) Infor M3
10 2 (0.030%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.030%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.030%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.030%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.030%) Sentinel
11 1 (0.015%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2,604 (39.56%) AWS
2 2,161 (32.83%) Azure
3 877 (13.32%) GCP
4 808 (12.27%) Serverless
5 749 (11.38%) SaaS
6 433 (6.58%) PaaS
7 388 (5.89%) AWS Lambda
8 238 (3.62%) Amazon ECS
9 215 (3.27%) Amazon EC2
10 211 (3.21%) IaaS
11 194 (2.95%) GitHub
12 163 (2.48%) Amazon EKS
13 145 (2.20%) Amazon S3
14 143 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
15 134 (2.04%) OpenShift
16 124 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
17 115 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
18 111 (1.69%) Amazon SQS
19 104 (1.58%) Azure Functions
20 66 (1.00%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 148 (2.25%) HTTP
2 88 (1.34%) Internet
3 37 (0.56%) Firewall
4 34 (0.52%) TCP/IP
5 33 (0.50%) DNS
6 19 (0.29%) AMQP
7 18 (0.27%) VPN
8 16 (0.24%) Network Security
9 15 (0.23%) Wireless
10 14 (0.21%) HTTPS
10 14 (0.21%) Skype
11 12 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (0.15%) Bluetooth
12 10 (0.15%) SSL
12 10 (0.15%) ZigBee
13 9 (0.14%) MQTT
14 8 (0.12%) DSL
14 8 (0.12%) VLAN
14 8 (0.12%) WAN
15 6 (0.091%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 849 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 772 (11.73%) NoSQL
3 708 (10.75%) PostgreSQL
4 649 (9.86%) MySQL
5 587 (8.92%) MongoDB
6 479 (7.28%) Relational Database
7 362 (5.50%) Big Data
8 260 (3.95%) Redis
9 240 (3.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 138 (2.10%) Azure SQL Database
10 138 (2.10%) Hadoop
11 134 (2.04%) RDBMS
12 125 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
13 83 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
14 81 (1.23%) Amazon Aurora
14 81 (1.23%) Data Lake
15 71 (1.08%) Cosmos DB
16 53 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
17 48 (0.73%) BigQuery
18 47 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 992 (15.07%) Git (software)
2 855 (12.99%) Jenkins
3 329 (5.00%) GitLab
4 301 (4.57%) JIRA
5 295 (4.48%) Maven
6 271 (4.12%) Selenium
7 233 (3.54%) JUnit
8 165 (2.51%) Gradle
9 159 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
10 152 (2.31%) Cucumber
11 145 (2.20%) Visual Studio Team System
12 141 (2.14%) Cypress.io
13 130 (1.97%) SonarQube
14 123 (1.87%) TeamCity
15 114 (1.73%) Mockito
16 107 (1.63%) Artifactory
17 100 (1.52%) Bitbucket
18 91 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
19 83 (1.26%) Postman
19 83 (1.26%) webpack
General
1 1,520 (23.09%) Finance
2 540 (8.20%) Banking
3 239 (3.63%) Marketing
4 230 (3.49%) Retail
5 212 (3.22%) Public Sector
6 181 (2.75%) Games
7 144 (2.19%) Front Office
8 120 (1.82%) Law
9 106 (1.61%) Legal
10 95 (1.44%) Telecoms
11 71 (1.08%) Back Office
12 70 (1.06%) Electronics
13 61 (0.93%) Advertising
14 50 (0.76%) Manufacturing
15 48 (0.73%) Automotive
16 45 (0.68%) Financial Institution
17 44 (0.67%) Investment Banking
18 41 (0.62%) Publishing
19 32 (0.49%) Online Betting
20 18 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,295 (50.05%) Developer
2 1,083 (16.45%) Software Engineer
3 998 (15.16%) Java Developer
4 952 (14.46%) Senior Developer
5 667 (10.13%) .NET Developer
6 567 (8.61%) Architect
7 463 (7.03%) C# Developer
8 444 (6.74%) Full Stack Developer
9 417 (6.33%) Java Engineer
10 405 (6.15%) Software Developer
11 345 (5.24%) DevOps Engineer
12 333 (5.06%) AWS Engineer
13 311 (4.72%) Senior Software Engineer
14 281 (4.27%) Senior Java Developer
15 277 (4.21%) JavaScript Developer
16 263 (4.00%) Java Software Engineer
17 256 (3.89%) C# .NET Developer
18 237 (3.60%) Backend Developer
19 232 (3.52%) Developer/Software Engineer
20 228 (3.46%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,901 (28.88%) .NET
2 1,582 (24.03%) React
3 1,257 (19.09%) Node.js
4 1,248 (18.96%) .NET Core
5 1,168 (17.74%) Spring
6 1,123 (17.06%) AngularJS
7 1,018 (15.46%) CSS
8 968 (14.70%) REST
9 888 (13.49%) Kafka
9 888 (13.49%) Web Services
10 842 (12.79%) HTML
11 815 (12.38%) Spring Boot
12 770 (11.70%) RESTful
13 711 (10.80%) .NET Framework
14 453 (6.88%) Vue.js
15 441 (6.70%) ASP.NET Web API
16 394 (5.99%) jQuery
17 387 (5.88%) ASP.NET
18 344 (5.23%) GraphQL
19 317 (4.82%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 552 (8.39%) Greenfield Project
2 327 (4.97%) User Experience
3 320 (4.86%) Cloud Native
4 288 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
5 263 (4.00%) Mobile App
6 201 (3.05%) Hedge funds
7 184 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
8 178 (2.70%) Algorithms
8 178 (2.70%) N-Tier
9 149 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
10 146 (2.22%) Public Cloud
11 111 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 103 (1.56%) Equities
13 93 (1.41%) Data Structures
14 87 (1.32%) Fixed Income
15 80 (1.22%) Derivative
16 79 (1.20%) Data Centre
17 74 (1.12%) Blog
17 74 (1.12%) Cyberattack
18 67 (1.02%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 740 (11.24%) Linux
2 172 (2.61%) Windows
3 149 (2.26%) Android
4 122 (1.85%) Unix
5 103 (1.56%) Apple iOS
6 76 (1.15%) CentOS
7 65 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 35 (0.53%) Windows Server
9 17 (0.26%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
11 7 (0.11%) VMS
12 4 (0.061%) Android TV
12 4 (0.061%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.046%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.030%) Fedora
14 2 (0.030%) Solaris
14 2 (0.030%) tvOS
15 1 (0.015%) Alpine Linux
15 1 (0.015%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,735 (56.74%) Agile Software Development
2 2,474 (37.58%) DevOps
3 1,948 (29.59%) Software Engineering
4 1,596 (24.24%) TDD
5 1,233 (18.73%) Scrum
6 1,045 (15.87%) Test Automation
7 906 (13.76%) Fintech
8 836 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
9 778 (11.82%) Mentoring
10 762 (11.58%) BDD
11 654 (9.93%) MVC
12 633 (9.62%) OO
13 544 (8.26%) Open Source
14 487 (7.40%) Problem-Solving
14 487 (7.40%) SOLID
15 482 (7.32%) SOA
16 411 (6.24%) Machine Learning
17 406 (6.17%) Continuous Delivery
18 399 (6.06%) Analytics
19 398 (6.05%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2,630 (39.95%) Java
2 2,466 (37.46%) JavaScript
3 1,796 (27.28%) C#
4 1,693 (25.72%) SQL
5 1,299 (19.73%) Python
6 819 (12.44%) TypeScript
7 554 (8.42%) Go
8 429 (6.52%) Java 8
9 384 (5.83%) PHP
10 260 (3.95%) Scala
11 230 (3.49%) Kotlin
12 226 (3.43%) T-SQL
13 210 (3.19%) PowerShell
14 197 (2.99%) C++
15 164 (2.49%) ES6
16 155 (2.35%) Ruby
17 153 (2.32%) Bash Shell
18 112 (1.70%) C
19 83 (1.26%) Shell Script
20 64 (0.97%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 600 (9.11%) Degree
2 195 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 163 (2.48%) Security Cleared
4 139 (2.11%) SC Cleared
5 74 (1.12%) AWS Certification
6 39 (0.59%) ISTQB
7 38 (0.58%) PhD
8 34 (0.52%) ISEB
9 31 (0.47%) Master's Degree
10 25 (0.38%) OCP
10 25 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
11 23 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 22 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 22 (0.33%) SANS
13 20 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 18 (0.27%) DV Cleared
15 14 (0.21%) RHCE
15 14 (0.21%) RHCSA
16 11 (0.17%) MCSD
17 10 (0.15%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 458 (6.96%) QA
2 31 (0.47%) WCAG
3 30 (0.46%) GDPR
4 24 (0.36%) SLA
5 23 (0.35%) GRC
6 13 (0.20%) HIPAA
6 13 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 12 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.15%) Data Quality
9 9 (0.14%) NIST
10 8 (0.12%) PSD2
11 5 (0.076%) NCSC
11 5 (0.076%) NIST 800
12 3 (0.046%) SOC 2
13 2 (0.030%) ISO 13485
13 2 (0.030%) ISO 20022
13 2 (0.030%) ITGC
13 2 (0.030%) PMO
14 1 (0.015%) SEPA
System Software
1 2,456 (37.31%) Docker
2 56 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (0.58%) Active Directory
4 25 (0.38%) KVM
5 19 (0.29%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.21%) Postfix
7 13 (0.20%) HDFS
8 12 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 10 (0.15%) vSphere
10 9 (0.14%) Firmware
11 6 (0.091%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.076%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.046%) LXC
13 3 (0.046%) NDS
13 3 (0.046%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 3 (0.046%) OpenAM
13 3 (0.046%) OpenDJ
13 3 (0.046%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.030%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.030%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2,133 (32.40%) Kubernetes
2 757 (11.50%) Terraform
3 422 (6.41%) Ansible
4 199 (3.02%) Puppet
5 173 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
6 172 (2.61%) Prometheus
7 159 (2.42%) Grafana
8 43 (0.65%) Istio
9 42 (0.64%) Kibana
10 41 (0.62%) Docker Swarm
11 32 (0.49%) ZABBIX
12 29 (0.44%) Consul
12 29 (0.44%) Packer
13 27 (0.41%) Rancher
14 19 (0.29%) CFEngine
14 19 (0.29%) Demisto
15 18 (0.27%) Graylog
16 17 (0.26%) Graphite
17 16 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
18 11 (0.17%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 511 (7.76%) Microsoft
2 505 (7.67%) Google
3 383 (5.82%) Oracle
4 114 (1.73%) Red Hat
5 103 (1.56%) IBM
6 95 (1.44%) VMware
7 90 (1.37%) Nintex
8 84 (1.28%) SAP
9 66 (1.00%) Splunk
10 60 (0.91%) Sybase
11 52 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
12 48 (0.73%) Adobe
13 47 (0.71%) Databricks
14 45 (0.68%) Zend
15 37 (0.56%) Xamarin
16 35 (0.53%) ServiceNow
17 34 (0.52%) Atlassian
18 28 (0.43%) Pega
19 26 (0.39%) MuleSoft
20 24 (0.36%) Sitecore