Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 130 110
Rank change year-on-year +98 -20 +53
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 177 150 234
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.78% 2.02% 2.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.19% 2.19% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 155 120 215
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £39,250 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £92,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +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 2,463 6,852 7,951
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 94.37% 92.30% 91.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,966 5,433 6,073
Median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +91 122 £60,000 +29.73% 19
Wednesbury -1 13 £52,500 +23.53%
Staffordshire +24 11 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Warwickshire +28 9 £50,000 - 5
Coventry +37 6 £53,750 +5.91% 5
Walsall 0 5 £60,000 -
Solihull +20 4 £62,500 +16.28% 2
Shropshire +2 1 £45,000 -11.11% 5
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 125 (70.62%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (45.76%) DevOps
3 77 (43.50%) Azure
4 69 (38.98%) JavaScript
5 66 (37.29%) AWS
6 63 (35.59%) .NET
7 60 (33.90%) Python
8 57 (32.20%) C#
8 57 (32.20%) TDD
9 56 (31.64%) Docker
9 56 (31.64%) Kubernetes
10 51 (28.81%) Software Engineering
11 50 (28.25%) NoSQL
11 50 (28.25%) REST
12 47 (26.55%) SQL
13 45 (25.42%) SaaS
14 43 (24.29%) MongoDB
14 43 (24.29%) AngularJS
15 42 (23.73%) React
16 41 (23.16%) Continuous Integration
17 38 (21.47%) Flask
18 35 (19.77%) Test Automation
19 34 (19.21%) Kafka
20 33 (18.64%) Node.js
21 32 (18.08%) BDD
22 29 (16.38%) GitHub
22 29 (16.38%) SQL Server
22 29 (16.38%) Mentoring
22 29 (16.38%) Continuous Delivery
23 27 (15.25%) MVC

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 27 (15.25%) Confluence
2 12 (6.78%) IIS
3 7 (3.95%) GlassFish
3 7 (3.95%) JBoss
3 7 (3.95%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.26%) CMS
4 4 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.13%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (3.95%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.13%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.56%) Magento
3 1 (0.56%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 77 (43.50%) Azure
2 66 (37.29%) AWS
3 45 (25.42%) SaaS
4 29 (16.38%) GitHub
5 20 (11.30%) AWS Lambda
5 20 (11.30%) Serverless
6 17 (9.60%) GCP
7 10 (5.65%) PaaS
8 9 (5.08%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (4.52%) npm
10 7 (3.95%) OpenShift
11 5 (2.82%) IaaS
12 4 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (1.13%) Amazon Kinesis
14 1 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.56%) AWS CodeBuild
14 1 (0.56%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.21%) HTTP
2 5 (2.82%) AMQP
3 4 (2.26%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (28.25%) NoSQL
2 43 (24.29%) MongoDB
3 29 (16.38%) SQL Server
4 15 (8.47%) Redis
5 7 (3.95%) Big Data
5 7 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (3.39%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.82%) Cosmos DB
8 3 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.56%) DB2
10 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.56%) MySQL
10 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.56%) Snowflake Schema
10 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 27 (15.25%) Git (software)
2 23 (12.99%) Jenkins
3 20 (11.30%) JIRA
4 19 (10.73%) GitLab
5 16 (9.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (6.21%) JUnit
6 11 (6.21%) Mockito
6 11 (6.21%) TeamCity
7 9 (5.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 8 (4.52%) Bitbucket
8 8 (4.52%) gulp
8 8 (4.52%) jspm
8 8 (4.52%) Moq
8 8 (4.52%) MSTest
8 8 (4.52%) NUnit
9 7 (3.95%) Apache Archiva
9 7 (3.95%) Artifactory
9 7 (3.95%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (2.26%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (2.26%) Postman
General
1 7 (3.95%) Public Sector
1 7 (3.95%) Retail
2 5 (2.82%) Finance
3 4 (2.26%) Law
4 2 (1.13%) Games
5 1 (0.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 83 (46.89%) Developer
2 23 (12.99%) Lead Developer
3 17 (9.60%) Full Stack Developer
4 15 (8.47%) Backend Developer
5 13 (7.34%) Architect
5 13 (7.34%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (7.34%) Platform Engineer
5 13 (7.34%) Project Manager
5 13 (7.34%) Python Developer
6 11 (6.21%) Java Developer
6 11 (6.21%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 10 (5.65%) .NET Developer
7 10 (5.65%) Cloud Engineer
8 9 (5.08%) Python Engineer
9 8 (4.52%) Software Developer
10 7 (3.95%) C# Developer
10 7 (3.95%) Lead Java Developer
10 7 (3.95%) Principal Engineer
10 7 (3.95%) Senior Developer
11 6 (3.39%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (35.59%) .NET
2 50 (28.25%) REST
3 43 (24.29%) AngularJS
4 42 (23.73%) React
5 38 (21.47%) Flask
6 34 (19.21%) Kafka
7 33 (18.64%) Node.js
8 26 (14.69%) .NET Framework
8 26 (14.69%) Django
9 23 (12.99%) .NET Core
9 23 (12.99%) RESTful
10 18 (10.17%) ASP.NET
10 18 (10.17%) Spring
11 17 (9.60%) ASP.NET Web API
11 17 (9.60%) HTML
12 16 (9.04%) CSS
13 14 (7.91%) Spring Boot
14 12 (6.78%) Vue.js
14 12 (6.78%) WCF
15 11 (6.21%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.47%) Mobile App
3 14 (7.91%) Cloud Native
4 9 (5.08%) User Experience
5 7 (3.95%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.82%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.26%) Blog
7 4 (2.26%) Smart Home
7 4 (2.26%) Social Media
8 3 (1.69%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.13%) Robotics
10 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.56%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.56%) BYOD
10 1 (0.56%) Digital TV
10 1 (0.56%) FMCG
10 1 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.34%) Linux
1 13 (7.34%) Windows
2 10 (5.65%) Android
3 9 (5.08%) CentOS
3 9 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (70.62%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (45.76%) DevOps
3 57 (32.20%) TDD
4 51 (28.81%) Software Engineering
5 41 (23.16%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (19.77%) Test Automation
7 32 (18.08%) BDD
8 29 (16.38%) Continuous Delivery
8 29 (16.38%) Mentoring
9 27 (15.25%) MVC
10 26 (14.69%) Fintech
11 24 (13.56%) Open Source
12 22 (12.43%) Coaching
13 21 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (11.86%) Unit Testing
14 17 (9.60%) Pair Programming
14 17 (9.60%) Technical Leadership
15 16 (9.04%) Logistics
15 16 (9.04%) Project Management
16 15 (8.47%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 69 (38.98%) JavaScript
2 60 (33.90%) Python
3 57 (32.20%) C#
4 47 (26.55%) SQL
5 20 (11.30%) PowerShell
6 18 (10.17%) Java
7 12 (6.78%) Go
8 11 (6.21%) Java 8
8 11 (6.21%) PHP
9 10 (5.65%) TypeScript
10 9 (5.08%) Ruby
10 9 (5.08%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.26%) ES6
12 2 (1.13%) Rust
12 2 (1.13%) VBA
13 1 (0.56%) ANSI SQL
13 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.56%) C
13 1 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (9.60%) Degree
2 11 (6.21%) SC Cleared
2 11 (6.21%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.08%) AWS Certification
4 5 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (0.56%) CEH
5 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.56%) CISM
5 1 (0.56%) CISSP
5 1 (0.56%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.39%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (31.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 56 (31.64%) Kubernetes
2 22 (12.43%) Terraform
3 9 (5.08%) Grafana
3 9 (5.08%) Graphite
3 9 (5.08%) Prometheus
3 9 (5.08%) Puppet
4 8 (4.52%) Ansible
5 7 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.82%) MIIS
6 5 (2.82%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.13%) Consul
7 2 (1.13%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (1.13%) Packer
Vendors
1 27 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.78%) Atlassian
3 8 (4.52%) IBM
4 6 (3.39%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.82%) MuleSoft
6 4 (2.26%) Oracle
7 2 (1.13%) Automation Anywhere
7 2 (1.13%) Blue Prism
7 2 (1.13%) UiPath
8 1 (0.56%) Google
8 1 (0.56%) hybris
8 1 (0.56%) SAP