Period
to 23 November 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 29 98 101
Rank change year-on-year +69 +3 +63
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 207 213 240
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.01% 2.93% 2.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.42% 3.16% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 197 182 184
Median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09% +22.22%
10th Percentile £38,750 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,625 £87,500
England median annual salary £66,500 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +7.69% +4.00%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,791 6,734 7,767
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 94.58% 92.68% 91.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2,229 5,423 5,929
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £26,200
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,118 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.99% - +5.00%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Microservices as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the West Midlands

Microservices
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Microservices in the West Midlands

Microservices
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microservices in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2020.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the West Midlands

Microservices
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 November 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
Birmingham +51 148 £60,000 +20.00% 21
Wednesbury -1 20 £60,000 +41.18% 2
Coventry +43 13 £42,500 -19.05% 6
Warwickshire +15 6 £50,000 -4.76% 4
Shropshire +1 5 £48,750 - 2
Solihull +25 4 £62,500 +8.70% 2
Staffordshire +18 3 £36,500 -2.67% 8
Walsall - 1 £72,500 - 1
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 145 (70.05%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (45.41%) AWS
2 94 (45.41%) DevOps
3 87 (42.03%) Azure
4 76 (36.71%) JavaScript
5 72 (34.78%) Python
5 72 (34.78%) Docker
6 68 (32.85%) SaaS
7 67 (32.37%) .NET
8 66 (31.88%) REST
8 66 (31.88%) Kubernetes
9 65 (31.40%) TDD
10 59 (28.50%) SQL
11 58 (28.02%) NoSQL
12 57 (27.54%) C#
12 57 (27.54%) AngularJS
13 51 (24.64%) React
14 48 (23.19%) Flask
14 48 (23.19%) MongoDB
14 48 (23.19%) Software Engineering
15 47 (22.71%) Test Automation
15 47 (22.71%) Node.js
16 45 (21.74%) Kafka
17 43 (20.77%) Continuous Integration
18 38 (18.36%) Java
19 37 (17.87%) SQL Server
19 37 (17.87%) BDD
20 35 (16.91%) GitHub
21 34 (16.43%) AWS Lambda
21 34 (16.43%) .NET Core

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 25 (12.08%) Confluence
2 12 (5.80%) IIS
3 7 (3.38%) GlassFish
3 7 (3.38%) JBoss
3 7 (3.38%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.93%) CMS
6 2 (0.97%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.48%) Mule
7 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.45%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (3.38%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 7 (3.38%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.97%) SAP FI-CA
2 2 (0.97%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 94 (45.41%) AWS
2 87 (42.03%) Azure
3 68 (32.85%) SaaS
4 35 (16.91%) GitHub
5 34 (16.43%) AWS Lambda
5 34 (16.43%) Serverless
6 29 (14.01%) GCP
7 12 (5.80%) OpenShift
8 11 (5.31%) PaaS
9 10 (4.83%) IaaS
10 9 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (3.86%) npm
12 7 (3.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (1.93%) Amazon EKS
14 4 (1.93%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (1.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (1.45%) AWS CodeBuild
16 2 (0.97%) Amazon Kinesis
17 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.66%) HTTP
2 10 (4.83%) AMQP
3 4 (1.93%) Broadband
3 4 (1.93%) Firewall
3 4 (1.93%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (28.02%) NoSQL
2 48 (23.19%) MongoDB
3 37 (17.87%) SQL Server
4 22 (10.63%) Redis
5 14 (6.76%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (3.86%) Cosmos DB
7 8 (3.86%) Relational Database
8 7 (3.38%) Big Data
9 4 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.45%) BigQuery
10 3 (1.45%) Bigtable
10 3 (1.45%) Cloud Spanner
11 2 (0.97%) MySQL
11 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.48%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (13.53%) Jenkins
2 27 (13.04%) Git (software)
3 24 (11.59%) JIRA
4 19 (9.18%) GitLab
5 15 (7.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 13 (6.28%) JUnit
7 12 (5.80%) Mockito
7 12 (5.80%) TeamCity
8 10 (4.83%) Bitbucket
9 9 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (3.86%) gulp
10 8 (3.86%) jspm
10 8 (3.86%) Moq
10 8 (3.86%) MSTest
10 8 (3.86%) NUnit
10 8 (3.86%) Selenium
11 7 (3.38%) Apache Archiva
11 7 (3.38%) Artifactory
11 7 (3.38%) Postman
11 7 (3.38%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (4.83%) Finance
2 9 (4.35%) Retail
3 8 (3.86%) Public Sector
4 2 (0.97%) Games
5 1 (0.48%) Law
Job Titles
1 101 (48.79%) Developer
2 27 (13.04%) Lead Developer
3 20 (9.66%) Python Developer
4 19 (9.18%) Senior Developer
5 18 (8.70%) Architect
5 18 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 17 (8.21%) Full Stack Developer
6 17 (8.21%) Principal Engineer
7 15 (7.25%) Java Developer
7 15 (7.25%) Python Engineer
8 13 (6.28%) .NET Developer
8 13 (6.28%) Backend Developer
8 13 (6.28%) Platform Engineer
9 12 (5.80%) Angular Developer
9 12 (5.80%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 10 (4.83%) C# Developer
10 10 (4.83%) DevOps Architect
10 10 (4.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 8 (3.86%) Project Manager
12 7 (3.38%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (32.37%) .NET
2 66 (31.88%) REST
3 57 (27.54%) AngularJS
4 51 (24.64%) React
5 48 (23.19%) Flask
6 47 (22.71%) Node.js
7 45 (21.74%) Kafka
8 34 (16.43%) .NET Core
9 30 (14.49%) Django
10 29 (14.01%) .NET Framework
11 28 (13.53%) Spring
12 27 (13.04%) RESTful
13 23 (11.11%) HTML
14 20 (9.66%) Spring Boot
15 19 (9.18%) Sass
16 18 (8.70%) CSS
17 15 (7.25%) JSON
17 15 (7.25%) Laravel
17 15 (7.25%) Swagger
18 14 (6.76%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.21%) Cloud Native
2 11 (5.31%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (5.31%) Mobile App
3 10 (4.83%) Private Cloud
4 9 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.35%) User Experience
5 7 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.93%) Blog
6 4 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.93%) Smart Home
6 4 (1.93%) Social Media
7 3 (1.45%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.97%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.48%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.48%) BYOD
9 1 (0.48%) FMCG
9 1 (0.48%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.63%) Linux
2 15 (7.25%) Windows
3 13 (6.28%) Android
4 12 (5.80%) CentOS
5 8 (3.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.90%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.93%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.97%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (70.05%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (45.41%) DevOps
3 65 (31.40%) TDD
4 48 (23.19%) Software Engineering
5 47 (22.71%) Test Automation
6 43 (20.77%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (17.87%) BDD
8 33 (15.94%) Mentoring
9 30 (14.49%) Fintech
10 29 (14.01%) Unit Testing
11 27 (13.04%) API Design
11 27 (13.04%) MVC
11 27 (13.04%) Open Source
12 26 (12.56%) Continuous Delivery
13 25 (12.08%) Coaching
14 21 (10.14%) Scrum
15 20 (9.66%) Pair Programming
15 20 (9.66%) Technical Leadership
16 19 (9.18%) Logistics
17 16 (7.73%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 76 (36.71%) JavaScript
2 72 (34.78%) Python
3 59 (28.50%) SQL
4 57 (27.54%) C#
5 38 (18.36%) Java
6 25 (12.08%) PowerShell
7 17 (8.21%) PHP
8 15 (7.25%) Go
9 13 (6.28%) Java 8
9 13 (6.28%) T-SQL
9 13 (6.28%) TypeScript
10 8 (3.86%) Ruby
11 7 (3.38%) ES6
12 2 (0.97%) C
12 2 (0.97%) Scala
13 1 (0.48%) ANSI SQL
13 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.48%) Perl
13 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (11.59%) Degree
2 13 (6.28%) SC Cleared
2 13 (6.28%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.86%) AWS Certification
4 5 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.97%) ISEB
5 2 (0.97%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.48%) CEH
6 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.48%) CISM
6 1 (0.48%) CISSP
6 1 (0.48%) OSCP
6 1 (0.48%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.80%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.48%) PMO
System Software
1 72 (34.78%) Docker
2 4 (1.93%) LXC
3 1 (0.48%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 66 (31.88%) Kubernetes
2 32 (15.46%) Terraform
3 15 (7.25%) Ansible
4 12 (5.80%) Puppet
5 11 (5.31%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (3.86%) Grafana
6 8 (3.86%) Graphite
6 8 (3.86%) Prometheus
7 7 (3.38%) MIIS
7 7 (3.38%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (2.42%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.48%) Consul
9 1 (0.48%) Packer
Vendors
1 26 (12.56%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.73%) Oracle
3 15 (7.25%) Red Hat
4 9 (4.35%) IBM
5 8 (3.86%) Atlassian
5 8 (3.86%) Google
6 4 (1.93%) New Relic
7 3 (1.45%) Apple
7 3 (1.45%) MuleSoft
7 3 (1.45%) SAP
8 1 (0.48%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.48%) webMethods