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

Microservices
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 37 47
Rank change year-on-year +11 +10 +53
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 5,173 7,742 7,820
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 8.28% 6.12% 5.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.97% 6.65% 5.61%
Number of salaries quoted 5,257 7,005 6,580
Median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £39,776 £40,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £101,250 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%

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 57,644 116,455 139,426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.26% 92.13% 92.24%
Number of salaries quoted 46,596 93,252 111,456
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +1.11% -

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 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 17 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 January 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 +14 4,811 £67,500 -3.57% 1,058
London +7 2,639 £75,000 - 534
UK excluding London +33 2,339 £57,500 +4.55% 607
Work from Home +3 1,000 £65,000 -7.14% 234
South East +40 774 £60,000 - 137
North of England -6 517 £53,750 +7.50% 174
Midlands +60 375 £57,500 +9.52% 85
North West +3 337 £52,500 - 121
South West +66 305 £52,500 +5.00% 57
West Midlands +60 232 £60,000 +14.29% 54
Scotland -5 182 £62,500 +19.05% 60
East Midlands +48 142 £55,000 +10.00% 31
Yorkshire -23 133 £55,000 +10.00% 38
East of England +19 121 £65,000 - 61
North East +12 47 £50,000 - 15
Wales +29 46 £46,250 -2.63% 23
Northern Ireland +21 26 £52,500 -4.55% 11

For the 6 months to 15 January 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 2,919 (56.43%) Agile Software Development
2 2,009 (38.84%) AWS
2 2,009 (38.84%) DevOps
3 1,977 (38.22%) Java
4 1,880 (36.34%) JavaScript
5 1,730 (33.44%) Docker
6 1,699 (32.84%) Azure
7 1,534 (29.65%) .NET
8 1,507 (29.13%) Kubernetes
9 1,438 (27.80%) C#
10 1,351 (26.12%) Software Engineering
11 1,299 (25.11%) TDD
12 1,237 (23.91%) SQL
13 1,176 (22.73%) Finance
14 1,160 (22.42%) React
15 1,043 (20.16%) Python
16 995 (19.23%) Node.js
17 956 (18.48%) .NET Core
18 955 (18.46%) Scrum
19 940 (18.17%) Spring
20 847 (16.37%) Test Automation
21 845 (16.33%) AngularJS
22 834 (16.12%) Git (software)
23 747 (14.44%) REST
24 732 (14.15%) CSS
25 707 (13.67%) SQL Server
26 688 (13.30%) NoSQL
27 680 (13.15%) Fintech
28 661 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
29 659 (12.74%) Spring Boot

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
1 259 (5.01%) Elasticsearch
2 158 (3.05%) Apache
3 148 (2.86%) Apache Spark
4 137 (2.65%) Confluence
5 92 (1.78%) SharePoint
6 71 (1.37%) CMS
7 62 (1.20%) NServiceBus
8 59 (1.14%) Tomcat
9 41 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
10 36 (0.70%) WebSphere
11 30 (0.58%) IIS
11 30 (0.58%) JBoss
11 30 (0.58%) WebLogic
12 26 (0.50%) Apache Solr
13 24 (0.46%) nginx
14 19 (0.37%) Headless CMS
14 19 (0.37%) OpenStack
14 19 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 18 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
16 16 (0.31%) Tornado
Applications
1 23 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (0.41%) InVision
3 19 (0.37%) Chatbot
4 18 (0.35%) Sketch
5 11 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 11 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.17%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (0.058%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.019%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.019%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.019%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 43 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.54%) R3 Corda
3 22 (0.43%) Distributed Ledger
4 19 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
5 17 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 15 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
7 13 (0.25%) Magento
8 10 (0.19%) Sentinel
9 9 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
10 7 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 7 (0.14%) Shopify
11 5 (0.097%) NetSuite
12 4 (0.077%) Oracle EBS
13 2 (0.039%) Oracle Cash Management
13 2 (0.039%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 2 (0.039%) SAP FI-CA
13 2 (0.039%) SAP PSCD
13 2 (0.039%) SAP S/4HANA
14 1 (0.019%) Actimize
14 1 (0.019%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2,009 (38.84%) AWS
2 1,699 (32.84%) Azure
3 649 (12.55%) GCP
4 555 (10.73%) SaaS
5 554 (10.71%) Serverless
6 349 (6.75%) AWS Lambda
7 345 (6.67%) PaaS
8 190 (3.67%) IaaS
9 176 (3.40%) GitHub
10 160 (3.09%) Amazon ECS
11 145 (2.80%) Amazon EKS
12 115 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
13 102 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
14 99 (1.91%) OpenShift
15 88 (1.70%) Amazon S3
16 70 (1.35%) Apigee
17 69 (1.33%) npm
18 57 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
19 56 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
20 53 (1.02%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 123 (2.38%) HTTP
2 52 (1.01%) Internet
3 46 (0.89%) DNS
3 46 (0.89%) Firewall
4 41 (0.79%) Skype
5 23 (0.44%) TCP/IP
6 21 (0.41%) AMQP
6 21 (0.41%) VPN
7 12 (0.23%) Network Security
8 11 (0.21%) SSL
9 9 (0.17%) Wireless
10 8 (0.15%) HTTPS
10 8 (0.15%) WAN
11 7 (0.14%) LAN
12 6 (0.12%) BGP
12 6 (0.12%) OSPF
12 6 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (0.097%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (0.097%) OpenVPN
13 5 (0.097%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 707 (13.67%) SQL Server
2 688 (13.30%) NoSQL
3 496 (9.59%) MongoDB
4 434 (8.39%) PostgreSQL
5 411 (7.95%) MySQL
6 291 (5.63%) Relational Database
7 247 (4.77%) Big Data
8 191 (3.69%) Redis
9 131 (2.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 100 (1.93%) Hadoop
11 89 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
12 86 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
13 85 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
14 78 (1.51%) Amazon Redshift
15 75 (1.45%) Data Lake
16 56 (1.08%) Blockchain
17 54 (1.04%) RDBMS
18 50 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
19 42 (0.81%) Cosmos DB
20 34 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 834 (16.12%) Git (software)
2 622 (12.02%) Jenkins
3 261 (5.05%) GitLab
4 247 (4.77%) JIRA
5 215 (4.16%) Selenium
6 172 (3.32%) Maven
7 165 (3.19%) JUnit
8 151 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 104 (2.01%) TeamCity
10 99 (1.91%) SonarQube
11 93 (1.80%) Cucumber
12 91 (1.76%) Mockito
13 87 (1.68%) Bitbucket
14 85 (1.64%) Artifactory
15 83 (1.60%) Gradle
16 81 (1.57%) Visual Studio
16 81 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
17 76 (1.47%) Cypress.io
18 64 (1.24%) webpack
19 60 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1,176 (22.73%) Finance
2 354 (6.84%) Banking
3 169 (3.27%) Public Sector
4 115 (2.22%) Retail
5 104 (2.01%) Marketing
6 103 (1.99%) Games
7 92 (1.78%) Law
8 88 (1.70%) Front Office
9 87 (1.68%) Back Office
10 65 (1.26%) Telecoms
11 50 (0.97%) Publishing
12 34 (0.66%) Manufacturing
13 33 (0.64%) Advertising
14 26 (0.50%) Electronics
15 25 (0.48%) Legal
16 22 (0.43%) Investment Banking
17 19 (0.37%) Private Banking
18 18 (0.35%) Online Betting
19 16 (0.31%) Financial Institution
20 15 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,665 (51.52%) Developer
2 777 (15.02%) Java Developer
3 771 (14.90%) Senior Developer
4 681 (13.16%) Software Engineer
5 547 (10.57%) Architect
6 507 (9.80%) .NET Developer
7 345 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
8 342 (6.61%) C# Developer
9 339 (6.55%) DevOps Engineer
10 323 (6.24%) Software Developer
11 307 (5.93%) Java Engineer
12 242 (4.68%) Solutions Architect
13 216 (4.18%) AWS Engineer
14 211 (4.08%) C# .NET Developer
15 195 (3.77%) Senior Java Developer
15 195 (3.77%) Senior Software Engineer
16 179 (3.46%) Java Software Engineer
17 168 (3.25%) Senior .NET Developer
18 164 (3.17%) JavaScript Developer
19 156 (3.02%) Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,534 (29.65%) .NET
2 1,160 (22.42%) React
3 995 (19.23%) Node.js
4 956 (18.48%) .NET Core
5 940 (18.17%) Spring
6 845 (16.33%) AngularJS
7 747 (14.44%) REST
8 732 (14.15%) CSS
9 659 (12.74%) Spring Boot
10 654 (12.64%) HTML
11 649 (12.55%) Kafka
12 605 (11.70%) RESTful
13 565 (10.92%) Web Services
14 540 (10.44%) .NET Framework
15 365 (7.06%) ASP.NET
16 344 (6.65%) Vue.js
17 338 (6.53%) jQuery
18 313 (6.05%) ASP.NET Web API
19 272 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
20 257 (4.97%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 449 (8.68%) Greenfield Project
2 274 (5.30%) Cloud Native
3 204 (3.94%) Mobile App
4 198 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
5 188 (3.63%) User Experience
6 131 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
7 129 (2.49%) Algorithms
8 119 (2.30%) Hedge funds
9 118 (2.28%) N-Tier
10 114 (2.20%) Public Cloud
11 69 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
12 60 (1.16%) Equities
13 53 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 51 (0.99%) Data Structures
15 49 (0.95%) Data Centre
16 48 (0.93%) Fixed Income
17 44 (0.85%) NHS
18 37 (0.72%) Derivative
18 37 (0.72%) Renewable Energy
19 36 (0.70%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 438 (8.47%) Linux
2 156 (3.02%) Windows
3 111 (2.15%) Android
4 85 (1.64%) Apple iOS
5 62 (1.20%) Unix
6 55 (1.06%) CentOS
7 43 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (0.50%) Windows Server
9 14 (0.27%) Ubuntu
10 12 (0.23%) VMS
11 4 (0.077%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.077%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.077%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.039%) Android TV
12 2 (0.039%) Fedora
12 2 (0.039%) Robot Operating System
12 2 (0.039%) Solaris
13 1 (0.019%) Debian
13 1 (0.019%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,919 (56.43%) Agile Software Development
2 2,009 (38.84%) DevOps
3 1,351 (26.12%) Software Engineering
4 1,299 (25.11%) TDD
5 955 (18.46%) Scrum
6 847 (16.37%) Test Automation
7 680 (13.15%) Fintech
8 661 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
9 615 (11.89%) Mentoring
10 587 (11.35%) BDD
11 548 (10.59%) MVC
12 425 (8.22%) OO
13 397 (7.67%) SOLID
14 367 (7.09%) Open Source
14 367 (7.09%) SOA
15 336 (6.50%) Unit Testing
16 333 (6.44%) Problem-Solving
17 293 (5.66%) Analytics
18 274 (5.30%) Computer Science
19 273 (5.28%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1,977 (38.22%) Java
2 1,880 (36.34%) JavaScript
3 1,438 (27.80%) C#
4 1,237 (23.91%) SQL
5 1,043 (20.16%) Python
6 500 (9.67%) TypeScript
7 418 (8.08%) Go
8 353 (6.82%) Java 8
9 288 (5.57%) Scala
10 230 (4.45%) PHP
11 208 (4.02%) Kotlin
12 168 (3.25%) C++
13 161 (3.11%) T-SQL
14 159 (3.07%) PowerShell
15 121 (2.34%) Ruby
16 96 (1.86%) Bash Shell
17 82 (1.59%) C
18 75 (1.45%) ES6
19 48 (0.93%) Shell Script
20 36 (0.70%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 428 (8.27%) Degree
2 174 (3.36%) Security Cleared
3 149 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 148 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 70 (1.35%) AWS Certification
6 45 (0.87%) ISTQB
7 43 (0.83%) ISEB
8 36 (0.70%) Sun Certification
9 30 (0.58%) PhD
10 22 (0.43%) DV Cleared
11 21 (0.41%) CCNA
11 21 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
12 19 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 14 (0.27%) Master's Degree
14 10 (0.19%) CISSP
15 9 (0.17%) CISM
15 9 (0.17%) SANS
16 8 (0.15%) CISA
17 7 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 7 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 391 (7.56%) QA
2 24 (0.46%) GDPR
3 17 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (0.23%) NIST
6 11 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.21%) SLA
7 10 (0.19%) HIPAA
7 10 (0.19%) WCAG
8 6 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.12%) NCSC
8 6 (0.12%) NIST 800
9 4 (0.077%) ITGC
10 3 (0.058%) PMO
11 2 (0.039%) GAAP
11 2 (0.039%) IFRS
11 2 (0.039%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.039%) PSD2
11 2 (0.039%) TARGET2
12 1 (0.019%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 1,730 (33.44%) Docker
2 31 (0.60%) Active Directory
3 29 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.33%) Hyper-V
4 17 (0.33%) Postfix
5 12 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 11 (0.21%) vSphere
7 6 (0.12%) KVM
8 4 (0.077%) HDFS
8 4 (0.077%) LXC
8 4 (0.077%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.058%) Varnish
9 3 (0.058%) zsh
10 2 (0.039%) NDS
10 2 (0.039%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 2 (0.039%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.019%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.019%) Gluster
11 1 (0.019%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.019%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1,507 (29.13%) Kubernetes
2 613 (11.85%) Terraform
3 283 (5.47%) Ansible
4 199 (3.85%) Puppet
5 144 (2.78%) Grafana
6 125 (2.42%) Prometheus
7 96 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
8 40 (0.77%) Istio
9 38 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
10 23 (0.44%) Graphite
11 21 (0.41%) MIIS
11 21 (0.41%) Rancher
12 17 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
12 17 (0.33%) Kibana
13 14 (0.27%) ZABBIX
14 11 (0.21%) Rundeck
15 9 (0.17%) Consul
15 9 (0.17%) Graylog
16 7 (0.14%) Nagios
17 6 (0.12%) Mesos
Vendors
1 458 (8.85%) Microsoft
2 387 (7.48%) Google
3 217 (4.19%) Oracle
4 82 (1.59%) SAP
5 77 (1.49%) Red Hat
6 76 (1.47%) IBM
6 76 (1.47%) VMware
7 53 (1.02%) Nintex
8 50 (0.97%) Splunk
9 49 (0.95%) Adobe
9 49 (0.95%) Databricks
10 45 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
11 40 (0.77%) Zend
12 36 (0.70%) Ceridian
13 33 (0.64%) Xamarin
14 26 (0.50%) New Relic
14 26 (0.50%) ServiceNow
15 24 (0.46%) Atlassian
16 23 (0.44%) hybris
17 22 (0.43%) Cisco