Period
to 19 October 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 23 32
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9 +30
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 2,713 608 552
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 9.85% 9.82% 7.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.39% 10.45% 7.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2,092 550 478
10th Percentile £41,638 £40,000 £42,175
25th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -14.29% +16.67%
75th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £85,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £86,250 £91,250
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +7.69%

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 with a WFH option and a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 26,122 5,817 7,190
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 94.83% 93.93% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 20,222 5,216 6,313
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Microservices
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Microservices as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Microservices trend for jobs with a WFH option

Microservices
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Microservices.

Microservices salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Microservices
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Microservices over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

Microservices salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, Microservices job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Microservices.

1 1,472 (54.26%) Agile Software Development
2 1,120 (41.28%) Java
3 1,035 (38.15%) Azure
4 1,028 (37.89%) AWS
5 963 (35.50%) DevOps
6 928 (34.21%) Docker
7 854 (31.48%) JavaScript
8 805 (29.67%) Kubernetes
9 793 (29.23%) React
9 793 (29.23%) C#
10 777 (28.64%) .NET
11 755 (27.83%) Software Engineering
12 730 (26.91%) SQL
13 653 (24.07%) TDD
14 529 (19.50%) Spring
15 520 (19.17%) Scrum
16 517 (19.06%) Node.js
17 508 (18.72%) Python
18 484 (17.84%) REST
19 483 (17.80%) Full Stack Development
20 480 (17.69%) Finance
21 466 (17.18%) Git (software)
22 462 (17.03%) RESTful
23 460 (16.96%) Test Automation
24 453 (16.70%) NoSQL
25 450 (16.59%) Social Skills
26 415 (15.30%) AngularJS
27 405 (14.93%) Jenkins
28 388 (14.30%) Spring Boot
29 383 (14.12%) GCP

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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
1 155 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
2 119 (4.39%) CMS
3 99 (3.65%) Confluence
4 78 (2.88%) Apache Spark
5 62 (2.29%) Apache
6 43 (1.58%) EPiServer
7 39 (1.44%) Apache Solr
8 20 (0.74%) WordPress
9 19 (0.70%) nginx
10 18 (0.66%) Umbraco
11 14 (0.52%) SharePoint
12 12 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
12 12 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (0.44%) Drupal
13 9 (0.33%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
14 7 (0.26%) OnBase
15 6 (0.22%) Luigi
15 6 (0.22%) Oracle Spatial
16 5 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (0.37%) SOLIDWORKS
2 8 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (0.18%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.11%) InVision
5 3 (0.11%) Sketch
6 1 (0.037%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.037%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.037%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 45 (1.66%) Payment Gateway
2 42 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 33 (1.22%) Shopify
4 10 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.074%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.074%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.074%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.037%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.037%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.037%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1,035 (38.15%) Azure
2 1,028 (37.89%) AWS
3 383 (14.12%) GCP
4 316 (11.65%) Serverless
5 246 (9.07%) SaaS
6 115 (4.24%) AWS Lambda
7 100 (3.69%) AWS CloudFormation
8 87 (3.21%) Azure Service Bus
9 83 (3.06%) GitHub
10 81 (2.99%) Amazon S3
10 81 (2.99%) PaaS
11 69 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
12 61 (2.25%) Amazon ECS
13 56 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
14 52 (1.92%) Azure Functions
14 52 (1.92%) CloudFront
14 52 (1.92%) OpenShift
15 39 (1.44%) Amazon SQS
16 35 (1.29%) IaaS
17 32 (1.18%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 58 (2.14%) HTTP
2 41 (1.51%) DNS
3 40 (1.47%) Internet
4 30 (1.11%) AMQP
5 22 (0.81%) TCP/IP
6 15 (0.55%) Wireless
7 13 (0.48%) Bluetooth
7 13 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (0.48%) ZigBee
8 11 (0.41%) Firewall
8 11 (0.41%) SMS
8 11 (0.41%) SSL
9 8 (0.29%) Multicast
10 6 (0.22%) IPv6
10 6 (0.22%) LAN
10 6 (0.22%) RTSP
10 6 (0.22%) UPnP
10 6 (0.22%) WAN
11 5 (0.18%) Broadband
11 5 (0.18%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 453 (16.70%) NoSQL
2 256 (9.44%) MongoDB
3 255 (9.40%) SQL Server
4 245 (9.03%) MySQL
5 235 (8.66%) PostgreSQL
6 164 (6.04%) Redis
6 164 (6.04%) Relational Database
7 133 (4.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 85 (3.13%) Big Data
9 84 (3.10%) Hadoop
10 78 (2.88%) Amazon RDS
11 47 (1.73%) Amazon Aurora
12 42 (1.55%) Data Lake
13 39 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
14 37 (1.36%) RDBMS
15 36 (1.33%) Amazon Athena
16 33 (1.22%) Hazelcast
17 29 (1.07%) BigQuery
18 23 (0.85%) Blockchain
19 22 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 466 (17.18%) Git (software)
2 405 (14.93%) Jenkins
3 180 (6.63%) JIRA
4 151 (5.57%) Maven
5 149 (5.49%) JUnit
6 109 (4.02%) Selenium
7 101 (3.72%) GitLab
8 97 (3.58%) TeamCity
9 81 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
10 63 (2.32%) Bitbucket
11 46 (1.70%) Cypress.io
12 41 (1.51%) JMeter
13 40 (1.47%) Cucumber
14 38 (1.40%) Postman
15 36 (1.33%) Mockito
16 32 (1.18%) Babel
16 32 (1.18%) CircleCI
16 32 (1.18%) Visual Studio
17 31 (1.14%) webpack
18 30 (1.11%) SpecFlow
General
1 480 (17.69%) Finance
2 450 (16.59%) Social Skills
3 266 (9.80%) Retail
4 123 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
5 120 (4.42%) Marketing
6 118 (4.35%) Banking
7 85 (3.13%) Law
8 82 (3.02%) Public Sector
9 60 (2.21%) Games
10 50 (1.84%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 49 (1.81%) Publishing
12 42 (1.55%) Legal
13 36 (1.33%) Automotive
14 31 (1.14%) Telecoms
15 28 (1.03%) Advertising
16 24 (0.88%) Billing
17 21 (0.77%) Back Office
18 19 (0.70%) Electronics
18 19 (0.70%) Financial Institution
19 17 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1,363 (50.24%) Developer
2 438 (16.14%) Java Developer
3 394 (14.52%) Senior Developer
4 345 (12.72%) Software Engineer
5 329 (12.13%) Architect
6 255 (9.40%) .NET Developer
7 220 (8.11%) C# Developer
8 192 (7.08%) Software Developer
9 168 (6.19%) Senior Java Developer
10 160 (5.90%) Java Engineer
11 135 (4.98%) Senior Software Engineer
12 128 (4.72%) React Developer
13 126 (4.64%) Full Stack Developer
14 120 (4.42%) Technical Architect
15 119 (4.39%) C# .NET Developer
16 112 (4.13%) JavaScript Developer
17 109 (4.02%) PHP Developer
18 103 (3.80%) Lead Developer
19 94 (3.46%) Solutions Architect
20 91 (3.35%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 793 (29.23%) React
2 777 (28.64%) .NET
3 529 (19.50%) Spring
4 517 (19.06%) Node.js
5 484 (17.84%) REST
6 462 (17.03%) RESTful
7 415 (15.30%) AngularJS
8 388 (14.30%) Spring Boot
9 373 (13.75%) .NET Core
10 333 (12.27%) Kafka
11 316 (11.65%) HTML
12 294 (10.84%) Web Services
13 290 (10.69%) CSS
14 212 (7.81%) GraphQL
15 190 (7.00%) Vue.js
16 176 (6.49%) ASP.NET
17 142 (5.23%) RabbitMQ
18 128 (4.72%) ASP.NET Web API
19 122 (4.50%) .NET Framework
20 120 (4.42%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 362 (13.34%) Greenfield Project
2 162 (5.97%) Mobile App
3 117 (4.31%) Virtual Team
4 111 (4.09%) User Experience
5 89 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
6 83 (3.06%) Cloud Native
7 72 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
7 72 (2.65%) Public Cloud
8 67 (2.47%) iPad
9 59 (2.17%) Algorithms
10 54 (1.99%) Tandem
11 37 (1.36%) Data Structures
12 34 (1.25%) Video\Live Streaming
13 29 (1.07%) Legacy Systems
14 25 (0.92%) Contract for Difference
15 24 (0.88%) Internet of Things
16 22 (0.81%) Data Centre
16 22 (0.81%) Video on Demand
17 19 (0.70%) Clustering
17 19 (0.70%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 323 (11.91%) Linux
2 56 (2.06%) Windows
3 42 (1.55%) Unix
4 38 (1.40%) Android
4 38 (1.40%) Apple iOS
5 13 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
6 8 (0.29%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.22%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.11%) AIX
8 3 (0.11%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.074%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.074%) zOS
10 1 (0.037%) Alpine Linux
10 1 (0.037%) CentOS
10 1 (0.037%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.037%) Debian
10 1 (0.037%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.037%) VMS
10 1 (0.037%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,472 (54.26%) Agile Software Development
2 963 (35.50%) DevOps
3 755 (27.83%) Software Engineering
4 653 (24.07%) TDD
5 520 (19.17%) Scrum
6 483 (17.80%) Full Stack Development
7 460 (16.96%) Test Automation
8 366 (13.49%) BDD
9 313 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
10 309 (11.39%) Mentoring
11 288 (10.62%) E-Commerce
12 268 (9.88%) Fintech
13 251 (9.25%) MVC
14 237 (8.74%) OO
15 214 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
16 209 (7.70%) OOP
17 208 (7.67%) Open Source
18 199 (7.34%) SOLID
19 196 (7.22%) Front End Development
20 194 (7.15%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,120 (41.28%) Java
2 854 (31.48%) JavaScript
3 793 (29.23%) C#
4 730 (26.91%) SQL
5 508 (18.72%) Python
6 286 (10.54%) TypeScript
7 264 (9.73%) Go
8 191 (7.04%) PHP
9 145 (5.34%) Java 8
10 143 (5.27%) Kotlin
11 118 (4.35%) Scala
12 93 (3.43%) C++
13 76 (2.80%) Ruby
14 51 (1.88%) Bash Shell
15 50 (1.84%) ES6
16 49 (1.81%) PowerShell
17 48 (1.77%) C
18 38 (1.40%) Java 11
19 32 (1.18%) Groovy
20 26 (0.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 157 (5.79%) Degree
2 87 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 68 (2.51%) Security Cleared
4 61 (2.25%) SC Cleared
5 41 (1.51%) AWS Certification
6 27 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (0.48%) Master's Degree
9 12 (0.44%) MCSD
9 12 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
10 6 (0.22%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 6 (0.22%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.15%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.11%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.11%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.11%) ISEB
12 3 (0.11%) MBA
12 3 (0.11%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.074%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (5.34%) QA
2 35 (1.29%) Accessibility
3 22 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 21 (0.77%) GDPR
5 13 (0.48%) SLA
6 9 (0.33%) NIST
7 8 (0.29%) WCAG
8 7 (0.26%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.22%) IASME
9 6 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.15%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.11%) PMO
11 3 (0.11%) SOC 2
12 2 (0.074%) GRC
12 2 (0.074%) PSD2
13 1 (0.037%) EMIR
13 1 (0.037%) MiFID
13 1 (0.037%) NCSC
System Software
1 928 (34.21%) Docker
2 18 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.48%) Firmware
4 8 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.15%) Varnish
6 3 (0.11%) Gluster
6 3 (0.11%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.074%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.037%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.037%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.037%) Postfix
8 1 (0.037%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.037%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.037%) vSphere
8 1 (0.037%) Xen
Systems Management
1 805 (29.67%) Kubernetes
2 341 (12.57%) Terraform
3 231 (8.51%) Ansible
4 74 (2.73%) Puppet
5 65 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
6 39 (1.44%) Docker Swarm
7 35 (1.29%) Prometheus
8 31 (1.14%) Grafana
9 22 (0.81%) Kibana
9 22 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
10 19 (0.70%) logstash
11 12 (0.44%) Istio
12 11 (0.41%) ZABBIX
13 10 (0.37%) Kustomize
14 8 (0.29%) Packer
15 7 (0.26%) Salt
16 6 (0.22%) Argo
16 6 (0.22%) CASB
16 6 (0.22%) SCCM
17 5 (0.18%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 356 (13.12%) Microsoft
2 190 (7.00%) Google
3 185 (6.82%) Oracle
4 49 (1.81%) Zend
5 47 (1.73%) Elastic Path
6 32 (1.18%) IBM
7 27 (1.00%) Atlassian
8 25 (0.92%) SAP
9 23 (0.85%) Mercator
10 20 (0.74%) Rackspace
10 20 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (0.66%) New Relic
12 17 (0.63%) Splunk
13 16 (0.59%) MuleSoft
14 15 (0.55%) Pega
14 15 (0.55%) Qubit
15 14 (0.52%) Dynatrace
16 11 (0.41%) AppDynamics
16 11 (0.41%) Guidewire
16 11 (0.41%) ServiceNow