Period
to 5 July 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 5 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
England > West Midlands
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 149 130
Rank change year-on-year +101 -19 +11
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 194 152 226
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.82% 1.90% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.30% 2.07% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 188 136 218
Median annual salary £53,750 £53,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £30,350
90th Percentile £77,500 £92,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £68,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -5.11% +5.38% +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 3,662 7,356 8,860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.05% 92.11% 91.34%
Number of salaries quoted 3,008 5,686 6,814
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £66,250
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 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 July 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 5 July 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 +77 126 £55,000 - 11
Staffordshire +18 11 £50,000 +17.65% 4
Solihull +6 11 £55,000 -23.61% 1
Coventry +39 9 £66,750 +21.36% 6
Wednesbury +4 9 £45,000 -25.00% 2
Walsall -3 8 £56,250 -25.00% 1
Warwickshire +30 7 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Shropshire +11 3 £40,000 -21.95% 3
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 5 July 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.

1 132 (68.04%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (52.06%) DevOps
3 87 (44.85%) Azure
4 72 (37.11%) AWS
5 71 (36.60%) .NET
6 67 (34.54%) C#
7 61 (31.44%) JavaScript
8 58 (29.90%) TDD
9 57 (29.38%) Python
10 55 (28.35%) SQL
11 52 (26.80%) Docker
12 46 (23.71%) Kubernetes
13 44 (22.68%) Software Engineering
14 41 (21.13%) SaaS
15 39 (20.10%) Scrum
16 37 (19.07%) Git (software)
16 37 (19.07%) NoSQL
17 36 (18.56%) Continuous Integration
18 34 (17.53%) .NET Core
19 33 (17.01%) Flask
19 33 (17.01%) MongoDB
19 33 (17.01%) REST
20 29 (14.95%) React
20 29 (14.95%) Fintech
20 29 (14.95%) Problem-Solving
21 28 (14.43%) AngularJS
21 28 (14.43%) Jenkins
21 28 (14.43%) Node.js
22 27 (13.92%) Web Services
22 27 (13.92%) Kafka

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 20 (10.31%) Confluence
2 15 (7.73%) IIS
3 12 (6.19%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.58%) Apache
4 5 (2.58%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.55%) Anypoint
5 3 (1.55%) CMS
6 2 (1.03%) Drupal
6 2 (1.03%) WordPress
7 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Magento
1 1 (0.52%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 87 (44.85%) Azure
2 72 (37.11%) AWS
3 41 (21.13%) SaaS
4 22 (11.34%) GitHub
5 19 (9.79%) Serverless
6 14 (7.22%) GCP
7 13 (6.70%) AWS Lambda
8 12 (6.19%) PaaS
9 7 (3.61%) npm
10 5 (2.58%) AWS CodePipeline
10 5 (2.58%) Datadog
10 5 (2.58%) Office 365
11 4 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (2.06%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (1.03%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (1.03%) Slack
14 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.61%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.09%) HTTP
3 2 (1.03%) Internet
4 1 (0.52%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (19.07%) NoSQL
2 33 (17.01%) MongoDB
3 25 (12.89%) SQL Server
4 9 (4.64%) Big Data
4 9 (4.64%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (4.12%) Relational Database
6 7 (3.61%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.58%) Cosmos DB
7 5 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (2.06%) Redis
8 4 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.52%) MySQL
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 37 (19.07%) Git (software)
2 28 (14.43%) Jenkins
3 21 (10.82%) GitLab
4 18 (9.28%) JIRA
5 14 (7.22%) Maven
6 13 (6.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (6.19%) Moq
8 10 (5.15%) JUnit
9 9 (4.64%) SonarQube
10 7 (3.61%) NUnit
10 7 (3.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (3.61%) TeamCity
11 6 (3.09%) Bitbucket
12 5 (2.58%) CircleCI
12 5 (2.58%) gulp
12 5 (2.58%) JMeter
12 5 (2.58%) jspm
12 5 (2.58%) MSTest
13 4 (2.06%) DbUnit
13 4 (2.06%) PHPUnit
General
1 14 (7.22%) Finance
2 9 (4.64%) Retail
3 5 (2.58%) Billing
4 4 (2.06%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.06%) Games
5 3 (1.55%) Law
5 3 (1.55%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.03%) Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Automotive
7 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 97 (50.00%) Developer
2 24 (12.37%) Senior Developer
3 21 (10.82%) Backend Developer
4 19 (9.79%) .NET Developer
5 16 (8.25%) DevOps Engineer
6 14 (7.22%) C# Developer
6 14 (7.22%) Project Manager
7 13 (6.70%) Cloud Engineer
7 13 (6.70%) Full Stack Developer
8 11 (5.67%) C# .NET Developer
8 11 (5.67%) Java Developer
8 11 (5.67%) Lead Developer
8 11 (5.67%) Software Engineer
9 10 (5.15%) Architect
9 10 (5.15%) Senior C# Developer
10 9 (4.64%) AWS Engineer
10 9 (4.64%) Python Developer
10 9 (4.64%) Senior .NET Developer
10 9 (4.64%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 8 (4.12%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (36.60%) .NET
2 34 (17.53%) .NET Core
3 33 (17.01%) Flask
3 33 (17.01%) REST
4 29 (14.95%) React
5 28 (14.43%) AngularJS
5 28 (14.43%) Node.js
6 27 (13.92%) Kafka
6 27 (13.92%) Web Services
7 25 (12.89%) ASP.NET
8 24 (12.37%) Django
9 22 (11.34%) HTML
10 20 (10.31%) .NET Framework
11 19 (9.79%) CSS
11 19 (9.79%) RESTful
12 18 (9.28%) GraphQL
13 13 (6.70%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (6.70%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (6.70%) Elastic Stack
13 13 (6.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (10.82%) Public Cloud
3 14 (7.22%) Mobile App
4 10 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (5.15%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.09%) Cloud Native
6 5 (2.58%) Robotics
7 4 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.55%) User Experience
9 2 (1.03%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.03%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.52%) BYOD
10 1 (0.52%) Digital TV
10 1 (0.52%) FMCG
10 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.52%) Smart Home
10 1 (0.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.82%) Linux
2 19 (9.79%) Windows
3 8 (4.12%) CentOS
3 8 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.58%) Unix
5 4 (2.06%) Android
6 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (68.04%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (52.06%) DevOps
3 58 (29.90%) TDD
4 44 (22.68%) Software Engineering
5 39 (20.10%) Scrum
6 36 (18.56%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (14.95%) Fintech
7 29 (14.95%) Problem-Solving
8 25 (12.89%) Mentoring
9 24 (12.37%) Kanban
10 22 (11.34%) Continuous Delivery
11 19 (9.79%) BDD
11 19 (9.79%) Unit Testing
12 18 (9.28%) MVC
13 17 (8.76%) IT Strategy
13 17 (8.76%) Test Automation
14 16 (8.25%) OO
14 16 (8.25%) Open Source
15 15 (7.73%) Economics
15 15 (7.73%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 67 (34.54%) C#
2 61 (31.44%) JavaScript
3 57 (29.38%) Python
4 55 (28.35%) SQL
5 20 (10.31%) Java
6 16 (8.25%) PowerShell
7 10 (5.15%) Bash Shell
7 10 (5.15%) TypeScript
8 9 (4.64%) PHP
9 8 (4.12%) Ruby
10 7 (3.61%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.58%) VBA
12 4 (2.06%) Java 8
13 3 (1.55%) ES6
13 3 (1.55%) Go
13 3 (1.55%) Rust
14 2 (1.03%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 13 (6.70%) Degree
2 7 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.06%) AWS Certification
3 4 (2.06%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.06%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (0.52%) CEH
4 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.52%) CISM
4 1 (0.52%) CISSP
4 1 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.52%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.12%) QA
2 2 (1.03%) GDPR
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (26.80%) Docker
2 4 (2.06%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 46 (23.71%) Kubernetes
2 14 (7.22%) Terraform
3 12 (6.19%) Puppet
4 11 (5.67%) Ansible
5 8 (4.12%) Grafana
5 8 (4.12%) Graphite
5 8 (4.12%) Prometheus
6 7 (3.61%) Consul
6 7 (3.61%) Docker Swarm
6 7 (3.61%) Packer
7 5 (2.58%) Kibana
7 5 (2.58%) logstash
8 4 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (13.40%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.19%) Atlassian
3 7 (3.61%) Oracle
4 5 (2.58%) Automation Anywhere
4 5 (2.58%) Blue Prism
4 5 (2.58%) UiPath
5 4 (2.06%) MuleSoft
5 4 (2.06%) New Relic
6 2 (1.03%) Google
7 1 (0.52%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.52%) ATG
7 1 (0.52%) hybris
7 1 (0.52%) Informatica
7 1 (0.52%) SAP
7 1 (0.52%) webMethods