Period
to 13 July 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 13 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 50 70
Rank change year-on-year +20 +20 +86
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 5,322 7,495 7,391
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.99% 5.09% 4.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.58% 5.52% 4.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4,963 6,539 6,193
Median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £39,750 £38,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £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 70,170 135,755 164,404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.17% 92.21% 92.12%
Number of salaries quoted 55,978 106,868 131,604
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £31,916 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 13 July 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 13 July 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 +20 5,033 £65,000 -7.14% 678
London +12 3,151 £75,000 - 313
UK excluding London +30 2,090 £55,000 - 403
South East +31 692 £60,000 - 121
North of England +30 598 £50,000 - 119
Work from Home +13 528 £62,500 -16.67% 119
North West +17 365 £51,750 -1.43% 67
Midlands +74 265 £55,000 +4.27% 56
South West +34 232 £52,470 -0.06% 34
Yorkshire +55 219 £50,000 - 35
West Midlands +91 193 £52,500 -4.55% 34
Scotland +8 158 £55,000 +10.00% 20
East of England +27 91 £59,000 +6.31% 36
East Midlands +12 72 £55,000 +8.91% 22
Wales +2 41 £45,000 +2.86% 13
Northern Ireland +23 21 £47,500 -2.56% 5
North East -3 14 £50,000 -19.03% 17

For the 6 months to 13 July 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 3,040 (57.12%) Agile Software Development
2 2,184 (41.04%) Java
3 2,168 (40.74%) AWS
4 1,894 (35.59%) JavaScript
5 1,855 (34.86%) Azure
6 1,734 (32.58%) .NET
7 1,705 (32.04%) DevOps
8 1,699 (31.92%) Docker
9 1,690 (31.75%) C#
10 1,647 (30.95%) TDD
11 1,422 (26.72%) Software Engineering
12 1,353 (25.42%) Kubernetes
13 1,303 (24.48%) React
14 1,215 (22.83%) Node.js
15 1,203 (22.60%) AngularJS
16 1,196 (22.47%) Scrum
17 1,146 (21.53%) Finance
18 1,117 (20.99%) SQL
19 1,081 (20.31%) .NET Core
20 972 (18.26%) Python
21 968 (18.19%) SQL Server
22 897 (16.85%) Spring
23 885 (16.63%) BDD
24 833 (15.65%) Git (software)
25 792 (14.88%) NoSQL
26 713 (13.40%) HTML
27 712 (13.38%) Web Services
28 708 (13.30%) RESTful
29 702 (13.19%) REST
30 699 (13.13%) ASP.NET

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
1 503 (9.45%) Elasticsearch
2 197 (3.70%) Apache
3 178 (3.34%) Confluence
4 119 (2.24%) Apache Spark
5 94 (1.77%) CMS
6 57 (1.07%) IIS
7 56 (1.05%) Tomcat
8 52 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
9 40 (0.75%) nginx
9 40 (0.75%) Umbraco
10 23 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 22 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
12 21 (0.39%) EPiServer
12 21 (0.39%) WebSphere
13 20 (0.38%) DNN
13 20 (0.38%) Immediacy CMS
13 20 (0.38%) Kentico
13 20 (0.38%) Sitefinity
14 19 (0.36%) SharePoint
15 18 (0.34%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 17 (0.32%) Chatbot
2 4 (0.075%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.075%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.019%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.019%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 38 (0.71%) Distributed Ledger
1 38 (0.71%) R3 Corda
2 15 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.28%) Magento
3 8 (0.15%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.075%) Eikon
4 4 (0.075%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 3 (0.056%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.056%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.056%) Tesseract
6 2 (0.038%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.038%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.019%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.019%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.019%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.019%) Ripple
7 1 (0.019%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.019%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.019%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 2,168 (40.74%) AWS
2 1,855 (34.86%) Azure
3 561 (10.54%) GCP
4 494 (9.28%) Serverless
5 398 (7.48%) SaaS
6 283 (5.32%) AWS Lambda
7 199 (3.74%) GitHub
8 187 (3.51%) PaaS
9 153 (2.87%) Amazon ECS
10 140 (2.63%) OpenShift
11 118 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
12 108 (2.03%) IaaS
13 107 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
14 77 (1.45%) Apigee
14 77 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
15 75 (1.41%) Amazon S3
16 71 (1.33%) Amazon SQS
17 49 (0.92%) Slack
18 40 (0.75%) Power Platform
19 38 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 111 (2.09%) HTTP
2 90 (1.69%) Internet
3 31 (0.58%) Firewall
4 25 (0.47%) TCP/IP
5 20 (0.38%) DNS
6 18 (0.34%) VPN
7 10 (0.19%) Network Security
8 9 (0.17%) Skype
9 8 (0.15%) Reverse Proxy
9 8 (0.15%) SSH
10 7 (0.13%) Kerberos
10 7 (0.13%) MQTT
10 7 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.13%) Wireless
11 6 (0.11%) SSL
12 5 (0.094%) AMQP
12 5 (0.094%) DMZ
12 5 (0.094%) X.509
13 4 (0.075%) Wireshark
13 4 (0.075%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 968 (18.19%) SQL Server
2 792 (14.88%) NoSQL
3 691 (12.98%) MongoDB
4 409 (7.69%) MySQL
5 371 (6.97%) PostgreSQL
6 289 (5.43%) SQL Server 2019
7 259 (4.87%) Big Data
8 254 (4.77%) Relational Database
9 181 (3.40%) Redis
10 157 (2.95%) Hadoop
11 131 (2.46%) Apache Cassandra
12 130 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
13 127 (2.39%) Amazon Redshift
14 107 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 83 (1.56%) Blockchain
16 75 (1.41%) RDBMS
17 62 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 53 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
18 53 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 52 (0.98%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 833 (15.65%) Git (software)
2 672 (12.63%) Jenkins
3 337 (6.33%) JIRA
4 281 (5.28%) Maven
5 219 (4.11%) JUnit
6 180 (3.38%) GitLab
7 179 (3.36%) Selenium
8 126 (2.37%) Cucumber
9 125 (2.35%) TeamCity
10 122 (2.29%) Octopus Deploy
11 101 (1.90%) Bitbucket
12 99 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 95 (1.79%) Artifactory
13 95 (1.79%) NUnit
13 95 (1.79%) Visual Studio
14 83 (1.56%) SpecFlow
15 76 (1.43%) SonarQube
16 72 (1.35%) Gradle
17 61 (1.15%) Mockito
18 58 (1.09%) Postman
General
1 1,146 (21.53%) Finance
2 431 (8.10%) Banking
3 237 (4.45%) Games
4 229 (4.30%) Retail
5 164 (3.08%) Front Office
6 111 (2.09%) Marketing
7 108 (2.03%) Public Sector
8 97 (1.82%) Back Office
9 68 (1.28%) Investment Banking
10 63 (1.18%) Telecoms
11 56 (1.05%) Advertising
12 53 (1.00%) Law
13 39 (0.73%) Financial Institution
14 31 (0.58%) Legal
14 31 (0.58%) Publishing
15 26 (0.49%) Manufacturing
16 15 (0.28%) Retail Banking
17 14 (0.26%) Electronics
18 13 (0.24%) Automotive
19 11 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,920 (54.87%) Developer
2 961 (18.06%) Java Developer
3 826 (15.52%) .NET Developer
4 676 (12.70%) Senior Developer
5 666 (12.51%) Software Engineer
6 527 (9.90%) Architect
7 467 (8.77%) C# Developer
8 329 (6.18%) C# .NET Developer
9 313 (5.88%) Java Engineer
10 278 (5.22%) Full Stack Developer
11 275 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
12 270 (5.07%) Senior Java Developer
13 265 (4.98%) Software Developer
14 243 (4.57%) Solutions Architect
15 204 (3.83%) Java Software Engineer
16 193 (3.63%) React Developer
17 189 (3.55%) Lead Developer
18 174 (3.27%) AWS Engineer
19 163 (3.06%) Senior Software Engineer
20 158 (2.97%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,734 (32.58%) .NET
2 1,303 (24.48%) React
3 1,215 (22.83%) Node.js
4 1,203 (22.60%) AngularJS
5 1,081 (20.31%) .NET Core
6 897 (16.85%) Spring
7 713 (13.40%) HTML
8 712 (13.38%) Web Services
9 708 (13.30%) RESTful
10 702 (13.19%) REST
11 699 (13.13%) ASP.NET
12 680 (12.78%) CSS
13 633 (11.89%) Spring Boot
14 630 (11.84%) .NET Framework
15 586 (11.01%) ASP.NET Web API
16 499 (9.38%) Vue.js
17 441 (8.29%) ASP.NET MVC
18 426 (8.00%) Kafka
19 364 (6.84%) Entity Framework
20 297 (5.58%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 575 (10.80%) Greenfield Project
2 246 (4.62%) Cloud Native
3 203 (3.81%) Hedge funds
4 193 (3.63%) User Experience
5 191 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
6 180 (3.38%) Mobile App
7 141 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
8 133 (2.50%) Public Cloud
9 123 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
10 116 (2.18%) Algorithms
11 112 (2.10%) Equities
12 83 (1.56%) Data Structures
12 83 (1.56%) Fixed Income
13 82 (1.54%) Derivative
14 73 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 57 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
15 57 (1.07%) Tandem
16 55 (1.03%) Blog
17 47 (0.88%) Virtual Team
18 34 (0.64%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 501 (9.41%) Linux
2 213 (4.00%) Windows
3 112 (2.10%) Unix
4 109 (2.05%) Android
5 95 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 54 (1.01%) CentOS
7 44 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 42 (0.79%) Mac OS X
9 19 (0.36%) VMS
9 19 (0.36%) Windows Server
10 18 (0.34%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.17%) Debian
12 8 (0.15%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.13%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.038%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.038%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.038%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.019%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,040 (57.12%) Agile Software Development
2 1,705 (32.04%) DevOps
3 1,647 (30.95%) TDD
4 1,422 (26.72%) Software Engineering
5 1,196 (22.47%) Scrum
6 885 (16.63%) BDD
7 689 (12.95%) MVC
8 669 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
9 651 (12.23%) Test Automation
10 625 (11.74%) Fintech
11 507 (9.53%) Kanban
12 504 (9.47%) Mentoring
13 441 (8.29%) Open Source
14 379 (7.12%) OO
15 374 (7.03%) Machine Learning
16 373 (7.01%) Problem-Solving
17 333 (6.26%) E-Commerce
18 322 (6.05%) Artificial Intelligence
19 320 (6.01%) Web Application Development
20 300 (5.64%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2,184 (41.04%) Java
2 1,894 (35.59%) JavaScript
3 1,690 (31.75%) C#
4 1,117 (20.99%) SQL
5 972 (18.26%) Python
6 661 (12.42%) TypeScript
7 515 (9.68%) Java 8
8 292 (5.49%) Go
9 283 (5.32%) Scala
10 231 (4.34%) Kotlin
11 228 (4.28%) PHP
12 187 (3.51%) C++
13 185 (3.48%) Ruby
14 122 (2.29%) Bash Shell
15 100 (1.88%) PowerShell
16 91 (1.71%) F#
16 91 (1.71%) T-SQL
17 81 (1.52%) ES6
18 58 (1.09%) C
19 56 (1.05%) R
Qualifications
1 390 (7.33%) Degree
2 146 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 82 (1.54%) Security Cleared
4 59 (1.11%) AWS Certification
5 54 (1.01%) SC Cleared
6 35 (0.66%) DV Cleared
7 30 (0.56%) Sun Certification
8 19 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
9 18 (0.34%) ISTQB
10 12 (0.23%) ISEB
10 12 (0.23%) PhD
11 9 (0.17%) CISSP
11 9 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
12 8 (0.15%) Master's Degree
13 7 (0.13%) RHCE
14 6 (0.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 6 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (0.094%) MBA
16 4 (0.075%) CEH
16 4 (0.075%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 278 (5.22%) QA
2 25 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (0.47%) NIST
3 17 (0.32%) NCSC
4 15 (0.28%) SLA
5 14 (0.26%) NIST 800
6 12 (0.23%) GDPR
7 10 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.13%) COBIT
9 5 (0.094%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.094%) PMO
10 4 (0.075%) ISO 13485
11 2 (0.038%) HL7
12 1 (0.019%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.019%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.019%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.019%) MiFID
12 1 (0.019%) PSD2
12 1 (0.019%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.019%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,699 (31.92%) Docker
2 35 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 25 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 22 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (0.41%) vSphere
5 18 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.19%) Postfix
7 5 (0.094%) Varnish
7 5 (0.094%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.075%) GPFS
8 4 (0.075%) Lustre
8 4 (0.075%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.075%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 4 (0.075%) Xen
9 3 (0.056%) LXC
10 2 (0.038%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.038%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.038%) vCloud
10 2 (0.038%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.019%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 1,353 (25.42%) Kubernetes
2 367 (6.90%) Terraform
3 280 (5.26%) Ansible
4 170 (3.19%) Puppet
5 96 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
6 71 (1.33%) Prometheus
7 63 (1.18%) Grafana
8 38 (0.71%) Graphite
9 33 (0.62%) Docker Swarm
10 27 (0.51%) Consul
11 26 (0.49%) Mesos
11 26 (0.49%) Packer
12 24 (0.45%) Istio
13 23 (0.43%) Kibana
14 20 (0.38%) Marathon
15 16 (0.30%) Rancher
16 14 (0.26%) Salt
17 10 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
18 9 (0.17%) logstash
19 8 (0.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 510 (9.58%) Microsoft
2 357 (6.71%) Google
3 281 (5.28%) Oracle
4 75 (1.41%) SAP
5 51 (0.96%) Red Hat
6 46 (0.86%) Atlassian
7 44 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
8 43 (0.81%) VMware
9 32 (0.60%) Splunk
9 32 (0.60%) Xamarin
10 31 (0.58%) IBM
11 29 (0.54%) Foundry
12 27 (0.51%) Apple
13 26 (0.49%) MuleSoft
13 26 (0.49%) Sitecore
14 23 (0.43%) TIBCO
15 22 (0.41%) Adobe
15 22 (0.41%) Tableau
16 20 (0.38%) Alterian
17 19 (0.36%) Veracode