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

Microservices
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 28 38
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10 +49
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 1,241 635 498
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 8.85% 8.48% 6.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.56% 9.11% 6.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2,191 1,208 823
Median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% -6.90% +20.83%
10th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £44,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £100,000 £93,750
UK median annual salary £67,500 £66,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +1.50% +2.31% +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 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 12,987 6,972 7,201
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 92.63% 93.12% 92.52%
Number of salaries quoted 11,182 6,002 6,225
Median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% - +6.48%
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £34,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +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 5 March 2021.

Microservices salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 666 (53.67%) Agile Software Development
2 550 (44.32%) Java
3 465 (37.47%) AWS
4 450 (36.26%) DevOps
5 449 (36.18%) Docker
6 448 (36.10%) JavaScript
7 436 (35.13%) Azure
8 349 (28.12%) Software Engineering
8 349 (28.12%) Kubernetes
9 308 (24.82%) SQL
10 304 (24.50%) C#
11 301 (24.25%) .NET
12 287 (23.13%) Spring
13 264 (21.27%) TDD
14 247 (19.90%) AngularJS
15 242 (19.50%) React
16 233 (18.78%) Python
17 229 (18.45%) Finance
18 228 (18.37%) Scrum
19 225 (18.13%) TypeScript
19 225 (18.13%) Node.js
20 222 (17.89%) Spring Boot
21 204 (16.44%) GCP
22 183 (14.75%) Git (software)
23 180 (14.50%) Fintech
24 179 (14.42%) MongoDB
25 178 (14.34%) Kafka
25 178 (14.34%) SQL Server
26 170 (13.70%) Jenkins
27 165 (13.30%) HTML

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 90 (7.25%) Elasticsearch
2 62 (5.00%) Apache Spark
3 43 (3.46%) Confluence
4 40 (3.22%) Apache
5 25 (2.01%) CMS
6 23 (1.85%) Tomcat
7 13 (1.05%) Tornado
8 12 (0.97%) nginx
8 12 (0.97%) SharePoint
9 9 (0.73%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.48%) Ethereum
11 5 (0.40%) Apache Pulsar
11 5 (0.40%) JBoss
11 5 (0.40%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.32%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.32%) WordPress
13 3 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.24%) Hyperledger
13 3 (0.24%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 7 (0.56%) InVision
1 7 (0.56%) Sketch
2 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.16%) Adobe XD
3 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.081%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (1.45%) Payment Gateway
2 15 (1.21%) Shopify
3 11 (0.89%) R3 Corda
4 10 (0.81%) SAP Hybris
5 9 (0.73%) Distributed Ledger
6 3 (0.24%) Magento
7 2 (0.16%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.081%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.081%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 465 (37.47%) AWS
2 436 (35.13%) Azure
3 204 (16.44%) GCP
4 144 (11.60%) SaaS
5 113 (9.11%) Serverless
6 60 (4.83%) AWS Lambda
7 47 (3.79%) PaaS
8 33 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
8 33 (2.66%) IaaS
9 29 (2.34%) Amazon S3
10 26 (2.10%) Amazon EKS
11 24 (1.93%) GitHub
12 22 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
13 18 (1.45%) Amazon ECS
13 18 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 17 (1.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 15 (1.21%) npm
16 14 (1.13%) Azure Data Factory
16 14 (1.13%) Logic Apps
16 14 (1.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.69%) Internet
2 16 (1.29%) DNS
3 9 (0.73%) HTTP
4 7 (0.56%) Firewall
4 7 (0.56%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.56%) VLAN
5 5 (0.40%) OpenVPN
6 4 (0.32%) WAN
7 3 (0.24%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.24%) DHCP
7 3 (0.24%) DSL
7 3 (0.24%) IPv4
7 3 (0.24%) LAN
7 3 (0.24%) VPN
7 3 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.24%) Wireless
7 3 (0.24%) ZigBee
8 2 (0.16%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.16%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (14.42%) MongoDB
2 178 (14.34%) SQL Server
3 156 (12.57%) MySQL
4 146 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
5 133 (10.72%) NoSQL
6 66 (5.32%) Big Data
7 60 (4.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 59 (4.75%) Relational Database
9 53 (4.27%) Redis
10 34 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
11 25 (2.01%) Hadoop
12 21 (1.69%) Blockchain
13 20 (1.61%) BigQuery
14 10 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
14 10 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
14 10 (0.81%) Data Lake
14 10 (0.81%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.73%) Bigtable
16 8 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
17 7 (0.56%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 183 (14.75%) Git (software)
2 170 (13.70%) Jenkins
3 83 (6.69%) Maven
4 56 (4.51%) JIRA
5 52 (4.19%) JUnit
6 48 (3.87%) GitLab
6 48 (3.87%) Selenium
7 39 (3.14%) Visual Studio Team System
8 31 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 30 (2.42%) Gradle
10 29 (2.34%) Cucumber
11 22 (1.77%) Cypress.io
12 17 (1.37%) git-flow
12 17 (1.37%) Visual Studio
13 13 (1.05%) IntelliJ
14 11 (0.89%) SonarQube
15 10 (0.81%) JMeter
15 10 (0.81%) TeamCity
15 10 (0.81%) WebDriver
16 9 (0.73%) Travis CI
General
1 229 (18.45%) Finance
2 85 (6.85%) Retail
3 54 (4.35%) Banking
4 49 (3.95%) Marketing
5 37 (2.98%) Games
6 33 (2.66%) Law
7 31 (2.50%) Back Office
8 20 (1.61%) Front Office
9 18 (1.45%) Public Sector
10 16 (1.29%) Telecoms
11 15 (1.21%) Electronics
12 14 (1.13%) Advertising
13 5 (0.40%) Automotive
13 5 (0.40%) Billing
13 5 (0.40%) Local Government
13 5 (0.40%) Publishing
14 3 (0.24%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.16%) Housing Association
15 2 (0.16%) Legal
16 1 (0.081%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 768 (61.89%) Developer
2 265 (21.35%) Java Developer
3 205 (16.52%) Senior Developer
4 185 (14.91%) Software Engineer
5 132 (10.64%) Software Developer
6 113 (9.11%) .NET Developer
7 99 (7.98%) Java Engineer
8 84 (6.77%) JavaScript Developer
9 82 (6.61%) Senior Java Developer
10 78 (6.29%) Full Stack Developer
11 68 (5.48%) C# Developer
12 64 (5.16%) Angular Developer
13 62 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
14 59 (4.75%) Architect
14 59 (4.75%) Java Software Engineer
15 53 (4.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 51 (4.11%) React Developer
17 49 (3.95%) Lead Developer
18 48 (3.87%) Senior Software Developer
19 42 (3.38%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (24.25%) .NET
2 287 (23.13%) Spring
3 247 (19.90%) AngularJS
4 242 (19.50%) React
5 225 (18.13%) Node.js
6 222 (17.89%) Spring Boot
7 178 (14.34%) Kafka
8 165 (13.30%) HTML
9 164 (13.22%) REST
10 163 (13.13%) CSS
11 160 (12.89%) Web Services
12 155 (12.49%) .NET Core
13 137 (11.04%) RESTful
14 109 (8.78%) .NET Framework
15 97 (7.82%) jQuery
16 91 (7.33%) Vue.js
17 66 (5.32%) ASP.NET
17 66 (5.32%) Entity Framework
18 61 (4.92%) HTML5
19 60 (4.83%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 105 (8.46%) Greenfield Project
2 59 (4.75%) Mobile App
3 52 (4.19%) Cloud Native
4 50 (4.03%) User Experience
5 49 (3.95%) iPad
6 33 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
7 29 (2.34%) Algorithms
7 29 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (2.34%) NHS
8 25 (2.01%) Data Structures
9 24 (1.93%) N-Tier
10 19 (1.53%) Internet of Things
11 15 (1.21%) Virtual Team
12 11 (0.89%) Public Cloud
13 9 (0.73%) Management Information System
14 8 (0.64%) Contract for Difference
14 8 (0.64%) Data Centre
14 8 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (0.56%) FMCG
15 7 (0.56%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 136 (10.96%) Linux
2 28 (2.26%) Unix
3 20 (1.61%) Windows
4 18 (1.45%) Android
4 18 (1.45%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.64%) Ubuntu
6 6 (0.48%) CentOS
6 6 (0.48%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.16%) VMS
9 1 (0.081%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.081%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.081%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 666 (53.67%) Agile Software Development
2 450 (36.26%) DevOps
3 349 (28.12%) Software Engineering
4 264 (21.27%) TDD
5 228 (18.37%) Scrum
6 180 (14.50%) Fintech
7 139 (11.20%) BDD
8 130 (10.48%) MVC
9 129 (10.39%) Mentoring
10 121 (9.75%) Continuous Integration
11 115 (9.27%) Test Automation
12 108 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
13 93 (7.49%) Machine Learning
14 91 (7.33%) OOP
15 87 (7.01%) SDLC
16 85 (6.85%) Computer Science
17 82 (6.61%) E-Commerce
18 81 (6.53%) SOLID
19 76 (6.12%) OO
20 74 (5.96%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 550 (44.32%) Java
2 448 (36.10%) JavaScript
3 308 (24.82%) SQL
4 304 (24.50%) C#
5 233 (18.78%) Python
6 225 (18.13%) TypeScript
7 114 (9.19%) Go
8 78 (6.29%) Java 8
9 76 (6.12%) Kotlin
10 68 (5.48%) PHP
11 57 (4.59%) Scala
12 39 (3.14%) T-SQL
13 27 (2.18%) C++
13 27 (2.18%) Ruby
14 25 (2.01%) Bash Shell
15 24 (1.93%) Groovy
16 19 (1.53%) ES6
17 11 (0.89%) C
18 9 (0.73%) PowerShell
19 8 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 70 (5.64%) Degree
2 30 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (1.37%) AWS Certification
3 17 (1.37%) Security Cleared
4 15 (1.21%) SC Cleared
5 9 (0.73%) PhD
6 7 (0.56%) Sun Certification
7 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.24%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.16%) CISSP
9 2 (0.16%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.16%) MCSD
9 2 (0.16%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.081%) CCNA
10 1 (0.081%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.081%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (5.80%) QA
2 5 (0.40%) GDPR
3 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.16%) SLA
5 1 (0.081%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.081%) NIST
5 1 (0.081%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.081%) WCAG
System Software
1 449 (36.18%) Docker
2 5 (0.40%) Postfix
2 5 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.40%) vSphere
3 4 (0.32%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.24%) Firmware
5 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.16%) NFS
5 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.081%) Gluster
6 1 (0.081%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.081%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 349 (28.12%) Kubernetes
2 96 (7.74%) Terraform
3 68 (5.48%) Ansible
4 40 (3.22%) Puppet
5 33 (2.66%) Prometheus
6 31 (2.50%) Grafana
7 25 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (0.89%) Docker Swarm
9 10 (0.81%) Kibana
10 9 (0.73%) Istio
11 8 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.40%) Munin
12 5 (0.40%) Nagios
13 4 (0.32%) FlexNet
13 4 (0.32%) logstash
14 3 (0.24%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
14 3 (0.24%) Packer
14 3 (0.24%) Zipkin
15 2 (0.16%) Rancher
15 2 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 143 (11.52%) Microsoft
2 100 (8.06%) Oracle
3 98 (7.90%) Google
4 26 (2.10%) Zend
5 23 (1.85%) Adobe
6 17 (1.37%) IBM
7 15 (1.21%) Elastic Path
8 13 (1.05%) Sun
9 12 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (0.97%) SAP
10 11 (0.89%) Atlassian
10 11 (0.89%) hybris
10 11 (0.89%) New Relic
11 10 (0.81%) Splunk
11 10 (0.81%) Xamarin
12 9 (0.73%) AppDynamics
12 9 (0.73%) ServiceNow
13 8 (0.64%) Databricks
13 8 (0.64%) VMware
14 7 (0.56%) PagerDuty