Period
to 28 February 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 28 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
England > West Midlands
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 73 130 165
Rank change year-on-year +57 +35 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 218 181 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.39% 2.27% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.75% 2.47% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 207 128 129
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £67,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% +50.00% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £38,375 £34,900
90th Percentile £77,500 £92,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £68,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +4.62% +4.00% +4.17%

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 5,821 7,333 8,993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.44% 92.09% 91.02%
Number of salaries quoted 4,787 5,483 7,022
West Midlands median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microservices in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Microservices in the West Midlands

Microservices
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 28 February 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 28 February 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 +73 147 £54,000 -20.00% 26
Coventry +13 18 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Warwickshire 0 10 £52,500 +31.25% 3
Solihull -3 8 £62,000 -24.85% 7
Worcestershire +11 4 £40,000 -51.52% 5
Shropshire -17 4 £65,000 +26.83% 7
Staffordshire +1 3 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 28 February 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.

1 129 (59.17%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (51.38%) Azure
3 103 (47.25%) DevOps
4 101 (46.33%) C#
5 100 (45.87%) .NET
6 90 (41.28%) AWS
7 81 (37.16%) Continuous Integration
8 79 (36.24%) SQL
9 70 (32.11%) Software Engineering
10 69 (31.65%) Docker
11 68 (31.19%) JavaScript
12 64 (29.36%) TDD
13 59 (27.06%) Java
14 57 (26.15%) .NET Core
15 54 (24.77%) Git (software)
16 52 (23.85%) NoSQL
16 52 (23.85%) Python
17 48 (22.02%) Node.js
18 46 (21.10%) Jenkins
19 44 (20.18%) Scrum
20 43 (19.72%) Kubernetes
21 42 (19.27%) HTML
22 41 (18.81%) CSS
23 40 (18.35%) RESTful
24 38 (17.43%) Mentoring
25 36 (16.51%) React
26 35 (16.06%) Finance
27 34 (15.60%) Linux
27 34 (15.60%) Spring
28 33 (15.14%) SQL Server

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 15 (6.88%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (5.05%) Apache
3 6 (2.75%) IIS
4 4 (1.83%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.46%) CMS
5 1 (0.46%) Drupal
5 1 (0.46%) JBoss
5 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 112 (51.38%) Azure
2 90 (41.28%) AWS
3 24 (11.01%) GitHub
4 19 (8.72%) GCP
5 17 (7.80%) SaaS
6 9 (4.13%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (4.13%) Amazon SQS
6 9 (4.13%) Serverless
7 5 (2.29%) AWS CodePipeline
7 5 (2.29%) Office 365
7 5 (2.29%) PaaS
8 4 (1.83%) Datadog
8 4 (1.83%) Slack
9 2 (0.92%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.92%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.46%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.21%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.92%) DMZ
2 2 (0.92%) Firewall
2 2 (0.92%) VPN
3 1 (0.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (23.85%) NoSQL
2 33 (15.14%) SQL Server
3 20 (9.17%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (6.88%) MongoDB
5 9 (4.13%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (3.67%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.75%) MySQL
8 5 (2.29%) Cosmos DB
9 4 (1.83%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 54 (24.77%) Git (software)
2 46 (21.10%) Jenkins
3 27 (12.39%) JUnit
4 26 (11.93%) Maven
5 22 (10.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 20 (9.17%) SonarQube
7 18 (8.26%) GitLab
8 11 (5.05%) JMeter
9 9 (4.13%) DbUnit
9 9 (4.13%) jMock
9 9 (4.13%) Mockito
10 8 (3.67%) Bitbucket
11 7 (3.21%) JIRA
12 6 (2.75%) Moq
12 6 (2.75%) Selenium
12 6 (2.75%) TeamCity
13 5 (2.29%) CircleCI
14 4 (1.83%) git-flow
14 4 (1.83%) NUnit
15 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (16.06%) Finance
2 16 (7.34%) Games
3 12 (5.50%) Public Sector
4 10 (4.59%) Retail
5 8 (3.67%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.67%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.21%) Marketing
7 6 (2.75%) Electronics
8 5 (2.29%) Billing
9 4 (1.83%) Banking
9 4 (1.83%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.92%) Automotive
11 1 (0.46%) Advertising
11 1 (0.46%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.46%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 117 (53.67%) Developer
2 39 (17.89%) Full Stack Developer
3 37 (16.97%) Senior Developer
4 30 (13.76%) Java Developer
5 26 (11.93%) DevOps Engineer
6 20 (9.17%) Cloud Engineer
7 19 (8.72%) C# Developer
7 19 (8.72%) Software Engineer
8 17 (7.80%) .NET Developer
8 17 (7.80%) AWS Engineer
9 16 (7.34%) Senior Java Developer
10 15 (6.88%) Platform Engineer
11 14 (6.42%) Java Engineer
12 12 (5.50%) J2EE Developer
12 12 (5.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 12 (5.50%) Senior J2EE Developer
12 12 (5.50%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
13 11 (5.05%) AWS DevOps
13 11 (5.05%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 11 (5.05%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (45.87%) .NET
2 57 (26.15%) .NET Core
3 48 (22.02%) Node.js
4 42 (19.27%) HTML
5 41 (18.81%) CSS
6 40 (18.35%) RESTful
7 36 (16.51%) React
8 34 (15.60%) Spring
9 29 (13.30%) REST
9 29 (13.30%) Web Services
10 27 (12.39%) ASP.NET
11 24 (11.01%) Elastic Stack
12 22 (10.09%) Spring Boot
13 20 (9.17%) Sass
14 19 (8.72%) ASP.NET MVC
15 18 (8.26%) JPA
15 18 (8.26%) JSON
16 17 (7.80%) AngularJS
17 16 (7.34%) SOAP
18 15 (6.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.47%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (10.55%) Public Cloud
3 13 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.59%) User Experience
5 7 (3.21%) Virtual Team
6 6 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.83%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.83%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.92%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.92%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.46%) Derivative
10 1 (0.46%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 34 (15.60%) Linux
2 14 (6.42%) Windows
3 13 (5.96%) CentOS
3 13 (5.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (5.05%) Unix
5 4 (1.83%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.92%) Debian
6 2 (0.92%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.92%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.46%) Android
7 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (59.17%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (47.25%) DevOps
3 81 (37.16%) Continuous Integration
4 70 (32.11%) Software Engineering
5 64 (29.36%) TDD
6 44 (20.18%) Scrum
7 38 (17.43%) Mentoring
8 25 (11.47%) OO
8 25 (11.47%) Open Source
9 24 (11.01%) Kanban
10 23 (10.55%) Test Automation
11 22 (10.09%) MVC
12 21 (9.63%) Continuous Delivery
13 19 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (8.26%) BDD
14 18 (8.26%) Fintech
14 18 (8.26%) IT Strategy
15 16 (7.34%) Pair Programming
16 15 (6.88%) Infrastructure as Code
17 13 (5.96%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 101 (46.33%) C#
2 79 (36.24%) SQL
3 68 (31.19%) JavaScript
4 59 (27.06%) Java
5 52 (23.85%) Python
6 16 (7.34%) PowerShell
7 15 (6.88%) PHP
8 14 (6.42%) Ruby
9 11 (5.05%) TypeScript
10 8 (3.67%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.29%) Java 8
12 4 (1.83%) C++
12 4 (1.83%) Kotlin
13 2 (0.92%) Go
13 2 (0.92%) Groovy
13 2 (0.92%) Scala
13 2 (0.92%) VB
13 2 (0.92%) VBScript
14 1 (0.46%) Clojure
14 1 (0.46%) F#
Qualifications
1 7 (3.21%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.75%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.83%) ISEB
4 2 (0.92%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.92%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.92%) RHCE
4 2 (0.92%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.46%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.42%) QA
2 4 (1.83%) GDPR
System Software
1 69 (31.65%) Docker
2 9 (4.13%) Postfix
3 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 43 (19.72%) Kubernetes
2 26 (11.93%) Terraform
3 20 (9.17%) Puppet
4 17 (7.80%) Ansible
5 13 (5.96%) Kibana
6 11 (5.05%) Consul
6 11 (5.05%) Docker Swarm
6 11 (5.05%) Grafana
6 11 (5.05%) Graphite
6 11 (5.05%) logstash
6 11 (5.05%) Packer
6 11 (5.05%) Prometheus
7 7 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.92%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.92%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 2 (0.92%) WSUS
8 2 (0.92%) yum
Vendors
1 23 (10.55%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.42%) Oracle
3 6 (2.75%) SAP
4 4 (1.83%) Google
4 4 (1.83%) New Relic
5 2 (0.92%) Ab Initio
5 2 (0.92%) Informatica
5 2 (0.92%) MuleSoft
5 2 (0.92%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.92%) Software AG
5 2 (0.92%) webMethods
6 1 (0.46%) Adobe
6 1 (0.46%) ATG
6 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.46%) Sun