Period
to 15 June 2021

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

Microservices
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 64 57 142
Rank change year-on-year -7 +85 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 238 178 146
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.03% 4.17% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.37% 4.59% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 203 159 118
10th Percentile £37,650 £41,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £45,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £52,500 £51,250
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £64,688
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,500 £89,875
England median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +3.85%

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 5,444 3,874 7,137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.18% 90.77% 92.15%
Number of salaries quoted 3,993 3,223 5,531
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,250 £36,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +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 15 June 2021.

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 15 June 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
Birmingham -12 155 £60,000 +11.63% 37
Coventry +9 26 £37,500 -42.31% 4
Worcestershire - 13 £90,000 - 9
Warwickshire -6 9 £75,000 +57.89% 2
Shropshire -4 8 £46,250 +19.35% 6
Solihull +7 7 - - 2
Wednesbury -5 6 £67,500 +50.00% 2
Herefordshire - 4 - - 1
Staffordshire -6 3 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 15 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Microservices.

1 178 (74.79%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (50.00%) DevOps
3 104 (43.70%) Azure
4 96 (40.34%) .NET
5 95 (39.92%) C#
6 94 (39.50%) JavaScript
7 85 (35.71%) SQL
8 81 (34.03%) Docker
9 75 (31.51%) AWS
10 70 (29.41%) Java
11 62 (26.05%) TDD
11 62 (26.05%) Social Skills
12 58 (24.37%) Python
13 56 (23.53%) .NET Core
14 55 (23.11%) React
14 55 (23.11%) REST
15 50 (21.01%) AngularJS
16 48 (20.17%) Kubernetes
17 46 (19.33%) SQL Server
18 44 (18.49%) Test Automation
18 44 (18.49%) SaaS
18 44 (18.49%) Jenkins
19 43 (18.07%) .NET Framework
20 42 (17.65%) Greenfield Project
21 41 (17.23%) Spring
22 39 (16.39%) CSS
23 38 (15.97%) NoSQL
24 37 (15.55%) SDLC
25 36 (15.13%) Kafka
26 35 (14.71%) Microsoft

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 2 (0.84%) Apache Spark
1 2 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (0.84%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 104 (43.70%) Azure
2 75 (31.51%) AWS
3 44 (18.49%) SaaS
4 34 (14.29%) GCP
5 25 (10.50%) GitHub
6 22 (9.24%) Serverless
7 12 (5.04%) AWS Lambda
7 12 (5.04%) OpenShift
8 8 (3.36%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (2.94%) IaaS
9 7 (2.94%) PaaS
10 5 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (1.68%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 4 (1.68%) Azure Service Bus
11 4 (1.68%) npm
12 3 (1.26%) Azure Data Factory
12 3 (1.26%) Azure Service Fabric
13 2 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.84%) AWS CodeBuild
13 2 (0.84%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.72%) HTTP
2 9 (3.78%) AMQP
3 3 (1.26%) Broadband
4 2 (0.84%) ASN.1
4 2 (0.84%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (19.33%) SQL Server
2 38 (15.97%) NoSQL
3 25 (10.50%) MongoDB
4 16 (6.72%) MySQL
5 15 (6.30%) Big Data
6 13 (5.46%) Relational Database
7 11 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.94%) Redis
9 5 (2.10%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.26%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.42%) ArangoDB
11 1 (0.42%) DB2
11 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 44 (18.49%) Jenkins
2 32 (13.45%) Git (software)
3 29 (12.18%) Visual Studio Team System
4 12 (5.04%) Selenium
5 10 (4.20%) GitLab
5 10 (4.20%) Maven
6 9 (3.78%) Gradle
6 9 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (2.94%) Bitbucket
7 7 (2.94%) gulp
7 7 (2.94%) Visual Studio
8 6 (2.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (2.52%) JMeter
8 6 (2.52%) Postman
8 6 (2.52%) webpack
9 5 (2.10%) Grunt
9 5 (2.10%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (2.10%) SpecFlow
9 5 (2.10%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.68%) Cypress.io
General
1 62 (26.05%) Social Skills
2 18 (7.56%) Finance
3 13 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.78%) Back Office
5 6 (2.52%) Automotive
6 5 (2.10%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.68%) Law
8 3 (1.26%) Influencing Skills
8 3 (1.26%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (0.84%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.42%) Banking
10 1 (0.42%) Electronics
10 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 129 (54.20%) Developer
2 46 (19.33%) Senior Developer
3 31 (13.03%) Architect
4 29 (12.18%) Software Developer
5 27 (11.34%) Java Developer
6 26 (10.92%) C# Developer
7 20 (8.40%) Python Developer
8 16 (6.72%) Full Stack Developer
8 16 (6.72%) Solutions Architect
9 14 (5.88%) C# Software Developer
9 14 (5.88%) Senior Python Developer
10 13 (5.46%) Cloud Engineer
10 13 (5.46%) React Developer
11 11 (4.62%) Lead Developer
11 11 (4.62%) Senior Java Developer
12 10 (4.20%) .NET Developer
12 10 (4.20%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (4.20%) Principal Engineer
13 9 (3.78%) Python Engineer
14 8 (3.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (40.34%) .NET
2 56 (23.53%) .NET Core
3 55 (23.11%) React
3 55 (23.11%) REST
4 50 (21.01%) AngularJS
5 43 (18.07%) .NET Framework
6 41 (17.23%) Spring
7 39 (16.39%) CSS
8 36 (15.13%) Kafka
9 34 (14.29%) jQuery
10 29 (12.18%) Entity Framework
11 26 (10.92%) HTML
11 26 (10.92%) Spring Boot
12 24 (10.08%) Node.js
13 20 (8.40%) GraphQL
14 19 (7.98%) RESTful
15 17 (7.14%) Django
15 17 (7.14%) Flask
15 17 (7.14%) Hibernate
15 17 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.65%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (6.72%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (5.88%) Cloud Native
3 14 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.78%) N-Tier
4 9 (3.78%) Private Cloud
5 6 (2.52%) User Experience
6 3 (1.26%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.84%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.84%) Animation
7 2 (0.84%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.84%) iPad
8 1 (0.42%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.42%) NHS
8 1 (0.42%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.04%) Linux
2 4 (1.68%) CentOS
2 4 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (1.26%) Windows
4 1 (0.42%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (74.79%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (50.00%) DevOps
3 62 (26.05%) TDD
4 44 (18.49%) Test Automation
5 37 (15.55%) SDLC
6 34 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 33 (13.87%) Mentoring
7 33 (13.87%) Scrum
8 32 (13.45%) BDD
9 28 (11.76%) Fintech
10 26 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (9.24%) Kanban
12 21 (8.82%) Coaching
12 21 (8.82%) Open Source
12 21 (8.82%) SOA
13 20 (8.40%) Logistics
14 19 (7.98%) API Design
15 18 (7.56%) MVC
16 17 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 95 (39.92%) C#
2 94 (39.50%) JavaScript
3 85 (35.71%) SQL
4 70 (29.41%) Java
5 58 (24.37%) Python
6 28 (11.76%) TypeScript
7 18 (7.56%) PHP
8 14 (5.88%) PowerShell
8 14 (5.88%) T-SQL
9 11 (4.62%) Go
10 9 (3.78%) Scala
11 7 (2.94%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.94%) Java 8
12 6 (2.52%) ES6
13 5 (2.10%) Kotlin
14 4 (1.68%) C
14 4 (1.68%) Ruby
15 3 (1.26%) Clojure
15 3 (1.26%) Lisp
16 2 (0.84%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 25 (10.50%) Degree
2 21 (8.82%) SC Cleared
2 21 (8.82%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.62%) AWS Certification
4 4 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.26%) RHCE
5 3 (1.26%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.30%) QA
2 4 (1.68%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.42%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.42%) PMO
System Software
1 81 (34.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 48 (20.17%) Kubernetes
2 29 (12.18%) Terraform
3 16 (6.72%) Ansible
4 7 (2.94%) Grafana
4 7 (2.94%) Prometheus
5 5 (2.10%) Docker Swarm
5 5 (2.10%) Packer
6 4 (1.68%) Consul
6 4 (1.68%) Graphite
6 4 (1.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.62%) Red Hat
3 10 (4.20%) Oracle
4 9 (3.78%) Google
5 6 (2.52%) MuleSoft
6 2 (0.84%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.84%) Spotify
7 1 (0.42%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.42%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.42%) Databricks
7 1 (0.42%) Informatica
7 1 (0.42%) SAP
7 1 (0.42%) Splunk