Period
to 20 September 2020

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 20 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 40 60
Rank change year-on-year +17 +20 +67
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 4,137 7,795 7,634
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 8.43% 5.52% 4.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.11% 5.98% 4.97%
Number of salaries quoted 3,990 6,739 6,370
Median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £92,500
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 45,424 130,252 153,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.57% 92.19% 91.88%
Number of salaries quoted 36,845 102,233 122,379
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,750 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 20 September 2020.

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 20 September 2020. 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 +17 3,929 £65,000 -7.14% 943
London +16 2,278 £75,000 - 407
UK excluding London +37 1,776 £57,500 +4.55% 591
South East +37 633 £60,000 - 125
Work from Home +14 593 £62,500 -10.71% 175
North of England +30 482 £55,000 +4.76% 203
North West +23 309 £57,500 +9.52% 132
Midlands +84 264 £55,000 +10.00% 91
South West +44 181 £52,470 -0.06% 48
West Midlands +98 173 £55,000 +10.00% 51
Yorkshire +52 151 £50,000 - 43
Scotland +4 113 £62,500 +25.00% 37
East Midlands +42 91 £56,000 +12.00% 40
East of England +26 61 £55,000 -4.35% 67
Wales +17 27 £42,500 -5.56% 15
North East +3 22 £47,500 -20.24% 28
Northern Ireland +19 18 £46,000 -12.38% 6

For the 6 months to 20 September 2020, 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 2,282 (55.16%) Agile Software Development
2 1,649 (39.86%) AWS
3 1,576 (38.10%) Java
4 1,565 (37.83%) DevOps
5 1,440 (34.81%) JavaScript
6 1,435 (34.69%) Azure
7 1,346 (32.54%) Docker
8 1,341 (32.41%) .NET
9 1,275 (30.82%) C#
10 1,126 (27.22%) Kubernetes
11 1,100 (26.59%) TDD
12 1,092 (26.40%) Software Engineering
13 971 (23.47%) Finance
14 957 (23.13%) React
15 860 (20.79%) SQL
16 824 (19.92%) AngularJS
17 818 (19.77%) Python
18 816 (19.72%) Node.js
18 816 (19.72%) .NET Core
19 798 (19.29%) Scrum
20 707 (17.09%) SQL Server
21 670 (16.20%) Spring
22 666 (16.10%) NoSQL
23 624 (15.08%) Git (software)
24 587 (14.19%) REST
25 561 (13.56%) HTML
26 556 (13.44%) RESTful
27 542 (13.10%) Web Services
28 538 (13.00%) Test Automation
29 537 (12.98%) 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
1 299 (7.23%) Elasticsearch
2 179 (4.33%) Apache
3 125 (3.02%) Confluence
4 98 (2.37%) Apache Spark
5 51 (1.23%) CMS
6 42 (1.02%) Tomcat
7 40 (0.97%) NServiceBus
8 38 (0.92%) IIS
9 28 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
10 23 (0.56%) nginx
10 23 (0.56%) WebSphere
11 20 (0.48%) Umbraco
12 17 (0.41%) JBoss
13 16 (0.39%) WebLogic
14 14 (0.34%) GlassFish
14 14 (0.34%) SharePoint
15 13 (0.31%) EPiServer
15 13 (0.31%) Headless CMS
15 13 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
16 12 (0.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (0.46%) Chatbot
2 15 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.048%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.048%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 57 (1.38%) R3 Corda
2 52 (1.26%) Distributed Ledger
3 17 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
4 10 (0.24%) Magento
5 8 (0.19%) Sentinel
6 7 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 5 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.097%) Eikon
8 4 (0.097%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.073%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.073%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.048%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.048%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.048%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.048%) Unit4 Business World
11 1 (0.024%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.024%) Dynamics CRM
11 1 (0.024%) OpenCart
11 1 (0.024%) Oracle ERP
11 1 (0.024%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,649 (39.86%) AWS
2 1,435 (34.69%) Azure
3 474 (11.46%) GCP
4 410 (9.91%) Serverless
5 336 (8.12%) SaaS
6 277 (6.70%) AWS Lambda
7 187 (4.52%) GitHub
8 176 (4.25%) PaaS
9 172 (4.16%) Amazon ECS
10 133 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
11 124 (3.00%) IaaS
12 93 (2.25%) OpenShift
13 84 (2.03%) Apigee
14 66 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
15 61 (1.47%) Amazon EKS
16 57 (1.38%) Amazon SQS
17 50 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
18 44 (1.06%) npm
19 38 (0.92%) Amazon S3
20 36 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 104 (2.51%) HTTP
2 55 (1.33%) Internet
3 37 (0.89%) Firewall
4 28 (0.68%) Skype
5 27 (0.65%) DNS
6 16 (0.39%) TCP/IP
7 14 (0.34%) Kerberos
8 13 (0.31%) AMQP
9 11 (0.27%) Network Security
10 10 (0.24%) SSL
11 8 (0.19%) Wireless
12 7 (0.17%) SSH
12 7 (0.17%) VPN
13 6 (0.15%) BGP
13 6 (0.15%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (0.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 6 (0.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 6 (0.15%) HTTPS
13 6 (0.15%) OSPF
13 6 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 707 (17.09%) SQL Server
2 666 (16.10%) NoSQL
3 446 (10.78%) MongoDB
4 333 (8.05%) PostgreSQL
5 329 (7.95%) MySQL
6 224 (5.41%) Big Data
7 159 (3.84%) Relational Database
8 138 (3.34%) Amazon Redshift
9 132 (3.19%) Redis
10 119 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
11 111 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
12 110 (2.66%) SQL Server 2019
13 105 (2.54%) Hadoop
14 95 (2.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 89 (2.15%) Blockchain
16 56 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 42 (1.02%) RDBMS
18 40 (0.97%) Flink
19 39 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
20 38 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 624 (15.08%) Git (software)
2 537 (12.98%) Jenkins
3 253 (6.12%) JIRA
4 199 (4.81%) GitLab
5 156 (3.77%) JUnit
6 143 (3.46%) Maven
7 118 (2.85%) Selenium
8 110 (2.66%) Artifactory
9 93 (2.25%) Mockito
10 90 (2.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 86 (2.08%) TeamCity
12 74 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
13 67 (1.62%) Visual Studio
14 64 (1.55%) NUnit
15 63 (1.52%) SonarQube
16 61 (1.47%) Bitbucket
16 61 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
17 60 (1.45%) Cucumber
17 60 (1.45%) SpecFlow
18 46 (1.11%) Gradle
General
1 971 (23.47%) Finance
2 325 (7.86%) Banking
3 124 (3.00%) Games
4 120 (2.90%) Public Sector
5 108 (2.61%) Front Office
6 102 (2.47%) Retail
7 101 (2.44%) Back Office
8 71 (1.72%) Marketing
9 68 (1.64%) Law
10 39 (0.94%) Investment Banking
11 38 (0.92%) Publishing
12 37 (0.89%) Advertising
13 35 (0.85%) Telecoms
14 30 (0.73%) Manufacturing
15 21 (0.51%) Legal
16 17 (0.41%) Financial Institution
17 14 (0.34%) Electronics
18 11 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.27%) Retail Banking
19 8 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,156 (52.12%) Developer
2 681 (16.46%) Java Developer
3 538 (13.00%) .NET Developer
4 485 (11.72%) Architect
5 476 (11.51%) Senior Developer
6 474 (11.46%) Software Engineer
7 299 (7.23%) C# Developer
8 267 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
9 256 (6.19%) Full Stack Developer
10 230 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
11 224 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
12 210 (5.08%) Java Engineer
13 180 (4.35%) Software Developer
14 163 (3.94%) AWS Engineer
15 155 (3.75%) Lead Developer
16 148 (3.58%) Senior Java Developer
17 139 (3.36%) React Developer
18 133 (3.21%) AWS Architect
19 125 (3.02%) Java Software Engineer
20 112 (2.71%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,341 (32.41%) .NET
2 957 (23.13%) React
3 824 (19.92%) AngularJS
4 816 (19.72%) .NET Core
4 816 (19.72%) Node.js
5 670 (16.20%) Spring
6 587 (14.19%) REST
7 561 (13.56%) HTML
8 556 (13.44%) RESTful
9 542 (13.10%) Web Services
10 522 (12.62%) CSS
11 487 (11.77%) ASP.NET
12 449 (10.85%) .NET Framework
13 443 (10.71%) Spring Boot
14 422 (10.20%) Kafka
15 344 (8.32%) ASP.NET Web API
16 330 (7.98%) Vue.js
17 258 (6.24%) ASP.NET MVC
18 256 (6.19%) HTML5
19 208 (5.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 408 (9.86%) Greenfield Project
2 244 (5.90%) Cloud Native
3 206 (4.98%) Hedge funds
4 181 (4.38%) Mobile App
5 148 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
6 118 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
7 112 (2.71%) User Experience
8 101 (2.44%) Equities
9 93 (2.25%) Public Cloud
10 80 (1.93%) Fixed Income
11 79 (1.91%) Algorithms
12 77 (1.86%) Derivative
13 74 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 71 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
15 48 (1.16%) Blog
16 46 (1.11%) Virtual Team
17 36 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
17 36 (0.87%) N-Tier
18 33 (0.80%) Private Cloud
18 33 (0.80%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 323 (7.81%) Linux
2 157 (3.80%) Windows
3 82 (1.98%) Android
4 63 (1.52%) Apple iOS
5 58 (1.40%) CentOS
6 53 (1.28%) Unix
7 51 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (0.63%) VMS
9 17 (0.41%) Windows Server
10 9 (0.22%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.22%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.17%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.12%) CoreOS
12 5 (0.12%) Debian
13 3 (0.073%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.024%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.024%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,282 (55.16%) Agile Software Development
2 1,565 (37.83%) DevOps
3 1,100 (26.59%) TDD
4 1,092 (26.40%) Software Engineering
5 798 (19.29%) Scrum
6 538 (13.00%) Test Automation
7 534 (12.91%) BDD
8 531 (12.84%) Fintech
9 521 (12.59%) Continuous Integration
10 495 (11.97%) MVC
11 463 (11.19%) Mentoring
12 374 (9.04%) Open Source
13 292 (7.06%) OO
14 273 (6.60%) Machine Learning
15 250 (6.04%) Kanban
16 242 (5.85%) Artificial Intelligence
17 237 (5.73%) Analytics
18 230 (5.56%) SOA
19 225 (5.44%) Problem-Solving
20 218 (5.27%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1,576 (38.10%) Java
2 1,440 (34.81%) JavaScript
3 1,275 (30.82%) C#
4 860 (20.79%) SQL
5 818 (19.77%) Python
6 416 (10.06%) TypeScript
7 308 (7.45%) Java 8
8 270 (6.53%) Go
9 215 (5.20%) Scala
10 198 (4.79%) Kotlin
11 158 (3.82%) Ruby
12 155 (3.75%) C++
13 149 (3.60%) PHP
14 97 (2.34%) T-SQL
15 94 (2.27%) PowerShell
16 60 (1.45%) Shell Script
17 59 (1.43%) Bash Shell
18 55 (1.33%) ES6
19 48 (1.16%) C
19 48 (1.16%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 373 (9.02%) Degree
2 148 (3.58%) Security Cleared
3 133 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
4 119 (2.88%) SC Cleared
5 78 (1.89%) AWS Certification
6 51 (1.23%) Sun Certification
7 38 (0.92%) DV Cleared
8 24 (0.58%) ISTQB
9 22 (0.53%) ISEB
10 19 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (0.44%) PhD
12 17 (0.41%) CCNA
13 8 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
14 7 (0.17%) CISSP
14 7 (0.17%) Master's Degree
15 6 (0.15%) CISM
15 6 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 4 (0.097%) CISA
16 4 (0.097%) TOGAF Certification
17 3 (0.073%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (5.44%) QA
2 23 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (0.41%) GDPR
3 17 (0.41%) NIST
4 16 (0.39%) SLA
5 13 (0.31%) NCSC
5 13 (0.31%) NIST 800
6 6 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.073%) ISO 13485
7 3 (0.073%) PSD2
7 3 (0.073%) WCAG
8 2 (0.048%) COBIT
8 2 (0.048%) ISO 20022
8 2 (0.048%) MiFID
8 2 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.048%) TARGET2
9 1 (0.024%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1,346 (32.54%) Docker
2 32 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.39%) vSphere
4 14 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 12 (0.29%) Postfix
6 8 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.15%) Varnish
8 3 (0.073%) HDFS
8 3 (0.073%) zsh
9 2 (0.048%) GPFS
9 2 (0.048%) Lustre
9 2 (0.048%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 2 (0.048%) vCloud
10 1 (0.024%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.024%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.024%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.024%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1,126 (27.22%) Kubernetes
2 399 (9.64%) Terraform
3 236 (5.70%) Ansible
4 174 (4.21%) Puppet
5 99 (2.39%) Grafana
6 88 (2.13%) Prometheus
7 80 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
8 44 (1.06%) Graphite
9 30 (0.73%) Istio
10 26 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
11 14 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
12 13 (0.31%) Packer
13 12 (0.29%) Mesos
14 11 (0.27%) Kibana
15 10 (0.24%) Consul
16 7 (0.17%) Marathon
16 7 (0.17%) MIIS
17 5 (0.12%) HP Fortify
17 5 (0.12%) Nagios
18 4 (0.097%) Rancher
Vendors
1 414 (10.01%) Microsoft
2 329 (7.95%) Google
3 201 (4.86%) Oracle
4 62 (1.50%) SAP
5 45 (1.09%) Splunk
6 44 (1.06%) VMware
7 37 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
8 34 (0.82%) IBM
9 33 (0.80%) Atlassian
9 33 (0.80%) Red Hat
10 24 (0.58%) Xamarin
10 24 (0.58%) Zend
11 23 (0.56%) Apple
11 23 (0.56%) TIBCO
12 20 (0.48%) Adobe
12 20 (0.48%) New Relic
13 19 (0.46%) MuleSoft
14 18 (0.44%) hybris
14 18 (0.44%) ServiceNow
15 17 (0.41%) Foundry