Period
to 5 March 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 5 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
England > West Midlands
6 months to
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 39 80 140
Rank change year-on-year +41 +60 +14
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 251 222 180
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.63% 3.42% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.09% 3.79% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 291 225 135
Median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -16.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £38,750 £38,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £92,500
England median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +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 4,122 5,856 7,378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.53% 90.33% 92.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3,120 4,879 5,591
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +18 167 £61,250 +12.39% 38
Coventry +36 32 £35,000 -33.33% 2
Wednesbury - 20 £62,500 -
Shropshire -1 8 £47,500 - 3
Staffordshire +26 5 £45,000 +28.57% 6
Worcestershire +15 3 £90,000 +125.00% 3
Warwickshire +8 2 £60,000 +14.29% 2
Solihull +13 1 £52,000 -16.13% 2
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 177 (70.52%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (48.21%) JavaScript
3 120 (47.81%) DevOps
4 104 (41.43%) C#
5 100 (39.84%) Azure
6 99 (39.44%) .NET
7 94 (37.45%) AWS
8 93 (37.05%) SQL
9 88 (35.06%) REST
10 86 (34.26%) AngularJS
11 84 (33.47%) SaaS
12 81 (32.27%) Docker
13 80 (31.87%) TDD
14 71 (28.29%) Python
14 71 (28.29%) React
15 64 (25.50%) Java
16 56 (22.31%) Kubernetes
17 55 (21.91%) SQL Server
18 54 (21.51%) Test Automation
19 51 (20.32%) .NET Framework
19 51 (20.32%) .NET Core
20 50 (19.92%) MongoDB
20 50 (19.92%) CSS
21 48 (19.12%) jQuery
22 45 (17.93%) Flask
23 44 (17.53%) HTML
24 42 (16.73%) GCP
25 41 (16.33%) Node.js
26 40 (15.94%) BDD
26 40 (15.94%) Fintech

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 12 (4.78%) IIS
2 7 (2.79%) Confluence
2 7 (2.79%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.80%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.80%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.40%) CMS
4 1 (0.40%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.40%) JBoss
4 1 (0.40%) Mule
4 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.99%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 8 (3.19%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.80%) SAP FI-CA
2 2 (0.80%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (0.40%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 100 (39.84%) Azure
2 94 (37.45%) AWS
3 84 (33.47%) SaaS
4 42 (16.73%) GCP
5 39 (15.54%) Serverless
6 36 (14.34%) AWS Lambda
7 26 (10.36%) GitHub
8 13 (5.18%) OpenShift
9 11 (4.38%) IaaS
9 11 (4.38%) PaaS
10 10 (3.98%) npm
11 9 (3.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (1.99%) AWS CodeBuild
13 4 (1.59%) Amazon EKS
13 4 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
15 2 (0.80%) Azure Functions
15 2 (0.80%) Cloud Functions
15 2 (0.80%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.76%) HTTP
2 11 (4.38%) AMQP
3 4 (1.59%) Firewall
3 4 (1.59%) Network Security
4 1 (0.40%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (21.91%) SQL Server
2 50 (19.92%) MongoDB
3 37 (14.74%) NoSQL
4 27 (10.76%) Redis
5 24 (9.56%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (7.97%) MySQL
7 17 (6.77%) Relational Database
8 11 (4.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (3.98%) Cosmos DB
10 5 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.20%) BigQuery
11 3 (1.20%) Bigtable
11 3 (1.20%) Cloud Spanner
12 2 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.80%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.40%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.40%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 34 (13.55%) Visual Studio Team System
2 28 (11.16%) Git (software)
3 21 (8.37%) Jenkins
4 13 (5.18%) Selenium
5 12 (4.78%) Postman
5 12 (4.78%) Visual Studio
6 11 (4.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 10 (3.98%) Bitbucket
7 10 (3.98%) gulp
7 10 (3.98%) JIRA
7 10 (3.98%) jspm
7 10 (3.98%) Moq
7 10 (3.98%) MSTest
7 10 (3.98%) NUnit
7 10 (3.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (3.19%) Gradle
8 8 (3.19%) Maven
9 7 (2.79%) JMeter
10 6 (2.39%) GitLab
11 5 (1.99%) Jasmine
General
1 11 (4.38%) Back Office
1 11 (4.38%) Finance
2 7 (2.79%) Automotive
3 5 (1.99%) Retail
4 4 (1.59%) Law
5 1 (0.40%) Banking
5 1 (0.40%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 151 (60.16%) Developer
2 42 (16.73%) Senior Developer
3 33 (13.15%) Software Developer
4 30 (11.95%) C# Developer
5 29 (11.55%) Full Stack Developer
6 22 (8.76%) Principal Engineer
7 21 (8.37%) Architect
7 21 (8.37%) Java Developer
7 21 (8.37%) Lead Developer
7 21 (8.37%) Python Engineer
8 20 (7.97%) .NET Developer
9 19 (7.57%) Python Developer
10 18 (7.17%) React Developer
11 17 (6.77%) Angular Developer
11 17 (6.77%) C# Software Developer
12 15 (5.98%) Backend Developer
12 15 (5.98%) Senior Java Developer
13 14 (5.58%) C# .NET Developer
14 13 (5.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 12 (4.78%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (39.44%) .NET
2 88 (35.06%) REST
3 86 (34.26%) AngularJS
4 71 (28.29%) React
5 51 (20.32%) .NET Core
5 51 (20.32%) .NET Framework
6 50 (19.92%) CSS
7 48 (19.12%) jQuery
8 45 (17.93%) Flask
9 44 (17.53%) HTML
10 41 (16.33%) Node.js
11 38 (15.14%) Spring
12 37 (14.74%) Entity Framework
12 37 (14.74%) Kafka
13 33 (13.15%) Django
14 30 (11.95%) Sass
15 25 (9.96%) ASP.NET Web API
15 25 (9.96%) RESTful
16 24 (9.56%) JSON
16 24 (9.56%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.34%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (5.18%) Cloud Native
3 12 (4.78%) Mobile App
4 11 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.38%) Private Cloud
5 10 (3.98%) N-Tier
5 10 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.99%) User Experience
7 4 (1.59%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.80%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.40%) Replication
9 1 (0.40%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.57%) Windows
2 17 (6.77%) Linux
3 7 (2.79%) Android
4 5 (1.99%) CentOS
5 4 (1.59%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.59%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.80%) Unix
7 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (70.52%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (47.81%) DevOps
3 80 (31.87%) TDD
4 54 (21.51%) Test Automation
5 40 (15.94%) BDD
5 40 (15.94%) Fintech
6 37 (14.74%) Mentoring
7 36 (14.34%) SDLC
7 36 (14.34%) Software Engineering
8 32 (12.75%) API Design
8 32 (12.75%) Kanban
9 31 (12.35%) Unit Testing
10 30 (11.95%) MVC
10 30 (11.95%) SOLID
11 26 (10.36%) Coaching
12 24 (9.56%) Scrum
13 22 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (8.37%) Front End Development
14 21 (8.37%) Technical Leadership
15 20 (7.97%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 121 (48.21%) JavaScript
2 104 (41.43%) C#
3 93 (37.05%) SQL
4 71 (28.29%) Python
5 64 (25.50%) Java
6 33 (13.15%) T-SQL
7 31 (12.35%) PowerShell
8 29 (11.55%) TypeScript
9 27 (10.76%) PHP
10 10 (3.98%) Go
11 9 (3.59%) Bash Shell
11 9 (3.59%) ES6
12 7 (2.79%) C
13 6 (2.39%) Scala
14 4 (1.59%) C++
15 3 (1.20%) Haskell
15 3 (1.20%) Java 8
15 3 (1.20%) Perl
16 1 (0.40%) Clojure
16 1 (0.40%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 25 (9.96%) Degree
2 4 (1.59%) SC Cleared
2 4 (1.59%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.80%) ISEB
4 2 (0.80%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.40%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.40%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.56%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 81 (32.27%) Docker
2 4 (1.59%) LXC
3 1 (0.40%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 56 (22.31%) Kubernetes
2 31 (12.35%) Terraform
3 20 (7.97%) Ansible
4 7 (2.79%) MIIS
4 7 (2.79%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (2.39%) Grafana
5 6 (2.39%) Prometheus
6 5 (1.99%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.99%) Puppet
7 2 (0.80%) Packer
8 1 (0.40%) Consul
8 1 (0.40%) Graphite
Vendors
1 32 (12.75%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.17%) Google
2 18 (7.17%) Oracle
3 16 (6.37%) Red Hat
4 4 (1.59%) New Relic
5 3 (1.20%) Apple
5 3 (1.20%) MuleSoft
5 3 (1.20%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.80%) IBM
6 2 (0.80%) SAP
7 1 (0.40%) Splunk
7 1 (0.40%) webMethods