Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 138 108 150
Rank change year-on-year -30 +42 +118
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 153 236 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.93% 2.52% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 2.77% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 131 191 205
West Midlands median annual salary £51,250 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +17.65% -15.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £72,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +3.85% +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 7,282 8,517 9,245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.10% 91.07% 91.93%
Number of salaries quoted 5,633 6,549 7,675
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.04%

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 19 July 2019.

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 19 July 2019. 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 +19 69 £55,000 +10.00% 31
Shropshire -7 19 £51,250 -10.87% 1
Solihull -25 17 £82,500 +65.00% 7
Staffordshire -6 11 £42,500 -12.82% 4
Warwickshire - 10 £50,000 - 4
Coventry -18 8 £50,000 - 6
Walsall - 7 £75,000 - 1
Worcestershire -7 6 £67,500 +42.11% 4
Herefordshire -23 4 £85,000 +30.77%
Wednesbury - 2 £58,750 - 1
Microservices
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 84 (54.90%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (47.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (45.75%) Amazon AWS
4 67 (43.79%) DevOps
5 52 (33.99%) SQL
6 49 (32.03%) Java
7 41 (26.80%) NoSQL
7 41 (26.80%) Continuous Integration
7 41 (26.80%) Jenkins
8 39 (25.49%) Python
9 38 (24.84%) Docker
10 33 (21.57%) Linux
10 33 (21.57%) JavaScript
11 32 (20.92%) Web Services
11 32 (20.92%) Kubernetes
12 31 (20.26%) .NET
12 31 (20.26%) Scrum
13 29 (18.95%) Software Engineering
13 29 (18.95%) Continuous Delivery
14 28 (18.30%) Git (software)
15 26 (16.99%) Test Automation
15 26 (16.99%) Spring
15 26 (16.99%) C#
15 26 (16.99%) HTML
15 26 (16.99%) CSS
15 26 (16.99%) AngularJS
16 24 (15.69%) Puppet
17 22 (14.38%) SaaS
17 22 (14.38%) Open Source
17 22 (14.38%) PHP

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 9 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (3.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (2.61%) CMS
4 3 (1.96%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.31%) Anypoint
5 2 (1.31%) Apache
5 2 (1.31%) IIS
5 2 (1.31%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.65%) ArchiCAD
1 1 (0.65%) AutoCAD
1 1 (0.65%) MicroStation
1 1 (0.65%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Magento
1 1 (0.65%) SAP FI-CA
1 1 (0.65%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 72 (47.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (45.75%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (14.38%) SaaS
4 18 (11.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 17 (11.11%) PaaS
5 17 (11.11%) Serverless
6 14 (9.15%) GitHub
7 13 (8.50%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (7.84%) AWS Lambda
9 11 (7.19%) Amazon S3
9 11 (7.19%) IaaS
10 10 (6.54%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (5.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (4.58%) Amazon EKS
12 7 (4.58%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (2.61%) Route 53
14 3 (1.96%) Amazon Kinesis
14 3 (1.96%) npm
15 2 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.61%) Firewall
2 4 (2.61%) HTTP
3 3 (1.96%) SSL
4 2 (1.31%) DNS
4 2 (1.31%) Internet
5 1 (0.65%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (26.80%) NoSQL
2 18 (11.76%) MongoDB
3 17 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 15 (9.80%) Big Data
5 9 (5.88%) MySQL
6 8 (5.23%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (4.58%) BigQuery
7 7 (4.58%) Bigtable
7 7 (4.58%) NewSQL
8 6 (3.92%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (2.61%) EDMS
10 4 (2.61%) GIS
10 4 (2.61%) OLAP
10 4 (2.61%) OLTP
10 4 (2.61%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (2.61%) RDBMS
10 4 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 41 (26.80%) Jenkins
2 28 (18.30%) Git (software)
3 13 (8.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (7.19%) Maven
5 9 (5.88%) JUnit
5 9 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (4.58%) Bitbucket
7 6 (3.92%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.27%) Selenium
9 4 (2.61%) Gatling
9 4 (2.61%) GitLab
9 4 (2.61%) JMeter
10 3 (1.96%) Grunt
10 3 (1.96%) JIRA
10 3 (1.96%) Mercurial
10 3 (1.96%) Travis CI
11 2 (1.31%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.31%) Gradle
11 2 (1.31%) Subversion
11 2 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (5.23%) Finance
2 7 (4.58%) Marketing
3 4 (2.61%) Billing
3 4 (2.61%) Retail
4 3 (1.96%) Advertising
5 1 (0.65%) Automotive
5 1 (0.65%) Games
5 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 73 (47.71%) Developer
2 29 (18.95%) Architect
3 16 (10.46%) Java Developer
3 16 (10.46%) Solutions Architect
4 15 (9.80%) Full Stack Developer
5 14 (9.15%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (8.50%) Software Engineer
7 11 (7.19%) .NET Developer
7 11 (7.19%) Senior Developer
8 9 (5.88%) PHP Developer
8 9 (5.88%) Platform Engineer
9 8 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (5.23%) Java Engineer
9 8 (5.23%) Java Software Engineer
10 7 (4.58%) Software Developer
11 6 (3.92%) AWS Consultant
11 6 (3.92%) Cloud Consultant
11 6 (3.92%) Consultant
11 6 (3.92%) Package Solution Consultant
11 6 (3.92%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (20.92%) Web Services
2 31 (20.26%) .NET
3 26 (16.99%) AngularJS
3 26 (16.99%) CSS
3 26 (16.99%) HTML
3 26 (16.99%) Spring
4 19 (12.42%) Node.js
5 18 (11.76%) RESTful
6 17 (11.11%) SOAP
7 15 (9.80%) React
8 14 (9.15%) HTML5
8 14 (9.15%) JSON
9 13 (8.50%) .NET Core
9 13 (8.50%) REST
10 12 (7.84%) Middleware
11 11 (7.19%) Apache Camel
11 11 (7.19%) J2EE
11 11 (7.19%) XML
12 10 (6.54%) Kafka
12 10 (6.54%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.07%) Public Cloud
2 11 (7.19%) iPad
3 8 (5.23%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (4.58%) Cloud Native
4 7 (4.58%) User Experience
5 6 (3.92%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.96%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.65%) Derivative
9 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.65%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.65%) Raspberry Pi
9 1 (0.65%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 33 (21.57%) Linux
2 9 (5.88%) Unix
3 8 (5.23%) Windows
4 4 (2.61%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.96%) Android
5 3 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.96%) CentOS
5 3 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.65%) Amazon Linux
6 1 (0.65%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (54.90%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (43.79%) DevOps
3 41 (26.80%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (20.26%) Scrum
5 29 (18.95%) Continuous Delivery
5 29 (18.95%) Software Engineering
6 26 (16.99%) Test Automation
7 22 (14.38%) IT Strategy
7 22 (14.38%) Open Source
7 22 (14.38%) SOA
8 21 (13.73%) TDD
9 20 (13.07%) E-Commerce
10 18 (11.76%) MVC
11 16 (10.46%) Web Development
12 15 (9.80%) Mentoring
12 15 (9.80%) Unit Testing
13 14 (9.15%) High Availability
13 14 (9.15%) Kanban
13 14 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (7.19%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (33.99%) SQL
2 49 (32.03%) Java
3 39 (25.49%) Python
4 33 (21.57%) JavaScript
5 26 (16.99%) C#
6 22 (14.38%) Go
6 22 (14.38%) PHP
7 15 (9.80%) Ruby
8 12 (7.84%) Scala
9 10 (6.54%) Bash Shell
10 7 (4.58%) Java 8
11 5 (3.27%) Elixir
11 5 (3.27%) Haskell
11 5 (3.27%) Kotlin
11 5 (3.27%) ML
12 4 (2.61%) Apex Code
12 4 (2.61%) Clojure
12 4 (2.61%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.61%) SOQL
13 1 (0.65%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 6 (3.92%) AWS Certification
2 5 (3.27%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.61%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.96%) RHCE
4 3 (1.96%) RHCSA
5 2 (1.31%) Degree
5 2 (1.31%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.65%) ISEB
6 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.23%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) GDPR
System Software
1 38 (24.84%) Docker
2 2 (1.31%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.65%) Varnish
3 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (20.92%) Kubernetes
2 24 (15.69%) Puppet
3 14 (9.15%) Ansible
3 14 (9.15%) Terraform
4 10 (6.54%) Docker Swarm
5 9 (5.88%) Opsview
6 8 (5.23%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (5.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 5 (3.27%) Packer
8 4 (2.61%) Consul
8 4 (2.61%) Grafana
9 3 (1.96%) Nagios
10 2 (1.31%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.65%) Graphite
11 1 (0.65%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.65%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.65%) Salt
Vendors
1 18 (11.76%) Google
2 16 (10.46%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 9 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (3.27%) Oracle
5 2 (1.31%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.31%) Nimble Storage
5 2 (1.31%) SAP
5 2 (1.31%) Veeam
5 2 (1.31%) WSO2
6 1 (0.65%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.65%) Facebook
6 1 (0.65%) Spotify
6 1 (0.65%) VMware
6 1 (0.65%) Xamarin