Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 26 34
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8 +39
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 1,840 516 551
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 9.36% 9.04% 6.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.06% 9.69% 7.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,475 477 473
10th Percentile £39,200 £38,750 £46,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £55,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% -16.67% +20.00%
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £97,500
UK median annual salary £68,250 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 18,295 5,323 7,369
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 93.02% 93.21% 92.80%
Number of salaries quoted 14,900 4,538 6,338
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £43,813 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 15 June 2021.

Microservices salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 15 June 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 1,119 (60.82%) Agile Software Development
2 810 (44.02%) Java
3 729 (39.62%) AWS
4 725 (39.40%) JavaScript
5 691 (37.55%) Docker
6 685 (37.23%) Azure
7 668 (36.30%) DevOps
8 598 (32.50%) Kubernetes
9 502 (27.28%) SQL
10 496 (26.96%) Software Engineering
11 448 (24.35%) C#
12 444 (24.13%) .NET
13 428 (23.26%) React
14 404 (21.96%) TDD
15 386 (20.98%) Spring
16 376 (20.43%) AngularJS
17 364 (19.78%) Node.js
18 362 (19.67%) Scrum
19 335 (18.21%) Jenkins
20 328 (17.83%) Social Skills
21 327 (17.77%) Spring Boot
22 311 (16.90%) REST
23 302 (16.41%) Python
24 297 (16.14%) GCP
25 296 (16.09%) Finance
26 290 (15.76%) Kafka
27 284 (15.43%) Test Automation
28 277 (15.05%) TypeScript
29 273 (14.84%) HTML
30 269 (14.62%) RESTful

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
1 127 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
2 73 (3.97%) Apache Spark
3 67 (3.64%) Confluence
4 56 (3.04%) CMS
5 42 (2.28%) Apache
6 26 (1.41%) SharePoint
7 23 (1.25%) nginx
8 18 (0.98%) Tomcat
9 15 (0.82%) Umbraco
10 13 (0.71%) Apache Solr
11 9 (0.49%) Apache Airflow
12 8 (0.43%) WordPress
13 7 (0.38%) MS Exchange
14 6 (0.33%) Drupal
14 6 (0.33%) Headless CMS
14 6 (0.33%) Oracle Spatial
15 5 (0.27%) EPiServer
15 5 (0.27%) JBoss
15 5 (0.27%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (0.43%) SOLIDWORKS
2 5 (0.27%) Sketch
3 4 (0.22%) Zeplin
4 3 (0.16%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.11%) Adobe XD
5 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.054%) InVision
6 1 (0.054%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (1.63%) Payment Gateway
2 27 (1.47%) Shopify
3 5 (0.27%) Magento
3 5 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
5 3 (0.16%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.11%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.11%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.054%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.054%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 729 (39.62%) AWS
2 685 (37.23%) Azure
3 297 (16.14%) GCP
4 254 (13.80%) SaaS
5 157 (8.53%) Serverless
6 72 (3.91%) AWS CloudFormation
7 67 (3.64%) AWS Lambda
8 57 (3.10%) Azure Service Bus
9 49 (2.66%) PaaS
10 40 (2.17%) Amazon S3
11 39 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
12 35 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
13 31 (1.68%) IaaS
14 28 (1.52%) OpenShift
15 27 (1.47%) Amazon EKS
15 27 (1.47%) GitHub
16 25 (1.36%) Amazon SQS
17 24 (1.30%) Amazon ECS
18 21 (1.14%) Azure Functions
18 21 (1.14%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.41%) Internet
2 25 (1.36%) HTTP
3 16 (0.87%) Wireless
4 15 (0.82%) Bluetooth
4 15 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
4 15 (0.82%) ZigBee
5 9 (0.49%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.27%) DNS
6 5 (0.27%) Firewall
6 5 (0.27%) H.323
6 5 (0.27%) RTP
6 5 (0.27%) SSL
7 4 (0.22%) WAN
8 3 (0.16%) DAB
8 3 (0.16%) DSL
8 3 (0.16%) IPv4
8 3 (0.16%) LAN
8 3 (0.16%) Network Security
8 3 (0.16%) SAN
8 3 (0.16%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 250 (13.59%) NoSQL
2 232 (12.61%) MongoDB
3 215 (11.68%) SQL Server
4 214 (11.63%) MySQL
5 168 (9.13%) PostgreSQL
6 115 (6.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 87 (4.73%) Relational Database
8 80 (4.35%) Big Data
9 68 (3.70%) Redis
10 56 (3.04%) Hadoop
11 35 (1.90%) BigQuery
12 31 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
13 27 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
14 21 (1.14%) RDBMS
15 17 (0.92%) Amazon Aurora
16 16 (0.87%) Hazelcast
17 15 (0.82%) Data Lake
18 14 (0.76%) Bigtable
19 10 (0.54%) CockroachDB
20 9 (0.49%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 335 (18.21%) Jenkins
2 264 (14.35%) Git (software)
3 133 (7.23%) Maven
4 108 (5.87%) JUnit
5 102 (5.54%) JIRA
6 81 (4.40%) GitLab
7 80 (4.35%) Selenium
8 49 (2.66%) Cypress.io
9 46 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
9 46 (2.50%) TeamCity
10 35 (1.90%) Cucumber
11 34 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
12 30 (1.63%) Gradle
13 24 (1.30%) Postman
13 24 (1.30%) WebDriver
14 22 (1.20%) JMeter
14 22 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
15 21 (1.14%) SpecFlow
16 19 (1.03%) git-flow
16 19 (1.03%) gulp
General
1 328 (17.83%) Social Skills
2 296 (16.09%) Finance
3 172 (9.35%) Retail
4 108 (5.87%) Marketing
5 90 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
6 79 (4.29%) Law
7 76 (4.13%) Banking
8 57 (3.10%) Public Sector
9 49 (2.66%) Games
10 44 (2.39%) Electronics
11 32 (1.74%) Back Office
12 23 (1.25%) Telecoms
13 21 (1.14%) Advertising
13 21 (1.14%) Presentation Skills
14 20 (1.09%) Manufacturing
15 15 (0.82%) Front Office
15 15 (0.82%) Influencing Skills
15 15 (0.82%) Legal
16 13 (0.71%) Automotive
17 12 (0.65%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,036 (56.30%) Developer
2 353 (19.18%) Java Developer
3 260 (14.13%) Software Engineer
4 259 (14.08%) Senior Developer
5 200 (10.87%) Software Developer
6 160 (8.70%) .NET Developer
7 136 (7.39%) JavaScript Developer
8 135 (7.34%) Java Engineer
9 116 (6.30%) Senior Java Developer
10 100 (5.43%) Lead Developer
11 99 (5.38%) Architect
12 98 (5.33%) React Developer
13 97 (5.27%) C# Developer
14 89 (4.84%) Full Stack Developer
14 89 (4.84%) PHP Developer
15 86 (4.67%) Java Software Engineer
16 84 (4.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 62 (3.37%) Angular Developer
18 60 (3.26%) C# .NET Developer
19 56 (3.04%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 444 (24.13%) .NET
2 428 (23.26%) React
3 386 (20.98%) Spring
4 376 (20.43%) AngularJS
5 364 (19.78%) Node.js
6 327 (17.77%) Spring Boot
7 311 (16.90%) REST
8 290 (15.76%) Kafka
9 273 (14.84%) HTML
10 269 (14.62%) RESTful
11 258 (14.02%) CSS
12 216 (11.74%) .NET Core
13 197 (10.71%) Web Services
14 139 (7.55%) GraphQL
15 136 (7.39%) Vue.js
16 122 (6.63%) jQuery
17 120 (6.52%) .NET Framework
18 111 (6.03%) ASP.NET
19 92 (5.00%) HTML5
19 92 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 177 (9.62%) Greenfield Project
2 101 (5.49%) Mobile App
3 97 (5.27%) User Experience
4 87 (4.73%) iPad
5 69 (3.75%) Virtual Team
6 66 (3.59%) Cloud Native
7 61 (3.32%) Self-Motivation
8 30 (1.63%) Algorithms
9 26 (1.41%) Data Structures
10 22 (1.20%) Public Cloud
11 21 (1.14%) Contract for Difference
11 21 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (1.14%) NHS
12 20 (1.09%) Data Centre
13 18 (0.98%) N-Tier
14 15 (0.82%) Internet of Things
15 13 (0.71%) Clustering
15 13 (0.71%) Home Automation
16 12 (0.65%) Management Information System
16 12 (0.65%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 266 (14.46%) Linux
2 57 (3.10%) Unix
3 32 (1.74%) Android
3 32 (1.74%) Apple iOS
4 30 (1.63%) Windows
5 15 (0.82%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (0.38%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.16%) CentOS
7 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.11%) Alpine Linux
8 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.11%) VMS
9 1 (0.054%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,119 (60.82%) Agile Software Development
2 668 (36.30%) DevOps
3 496 (26.96%) Software Engineering
4 404 (21.96%) TDD
5 362 (19.67%) Scrum
6 284 (15.43%) Test Automation
7 255 (13.86%) BDD
8 215 (11.68%) E-Commerce
8 215 (11.68%) Fintech
9 197 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
10 196 (10.65%) Mentoring
11 195 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
12 182 (9.89%) MVC
13 173 (9.40%) OOP
14 163 (8.86%) Front End Development
15 158 (8.59%) OO
16 127 (6.90%) Computer Science
17 114 (6.20%) SDLC
18 108 (5.87%) SOA
19 105 (5.71%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 810 (44.02%) Java
2 725 (39.40%) JavaScript
3 502 (27.28%) SQL
4 448 (24.35%) C#
5 302 (16.41%) Python
6 277 (15.05%) TypeScript
7 204 (11.09%) Go
8 150 (8.15%) PHP
9 110 (5.98%) Java 8
10 108 (5.87%) Kotlin
11 89 (4.84%) Scala
12 46 (2.50%) ES6
13 43 (2.34%) C++
14 37 (2.01%) Ruby
15 36 (1.96%) T-SQL
16 28 (1.52%) Bash Shell
16 28 (1.52%) Groovy
17 21 (1.14%) C
18 20 (1.09%) PowerShell
19 16 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 129 (7.01%) Degree
2 54 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (1.52%) Security Cleared
4 26 (1.41%) AWS Certification
5 24 (1.30%) SC Cleared
6 22 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
8 15 (0.82%) MCSD
9 6 (0.33%) PhD
10 4 (0.22%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.11%) MBA
11 2 (0.11%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.054%) CISSP
12 1 (0.054%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.054%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (6.68%) QA
2 41 (2.23%) Accessibility
3 15 (0.82%) SLA
4 9 (0.49%) GDPR
5 8 (0.43%) WCAG
6 5 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.22%) GRC
8 3 (0.16%) PMO
9 2 (0.11%) HIPAA
System Software
1 691 (37.55%) Docker
2 16 (0.87%) Firmware
3 5 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.16%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.16%) Gluster
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.11%) Postfix
5 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.054%) NFS
6 1 (0.054%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.054%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 598 (32.50%) Kubernetes
2 142 (7.72%) Terraform
3 99 (5.38%) Ansible
4 44 (2.39%) Puppet
5 39 (2.12%) Prometheus
6 37 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
7 28 (1.52%) Grafana
8 23 (1.25%) Docker Swarm
9 20 (1.09%) Kibana
10 13 (0.71%) Istio
11 10 (0.54%) logstash
12 8 (0.43%) Kustomize
13 7 (0.38%) Packer
13 7 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.33%) FlexNet
15 4 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
15 4 (0.22%) SCCM
16 3 (0.16%) Argo
16 3 (0.16%) Graylog
16 3 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 223 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 166 (9.02%) Oracle
3 145 (7.88%) Google
4 53 (2.88%) Zend
5 32 (1.74%) Elastic Path
6 22 (1.20%) SAP
7 21 (1.14%) IBM
8 20 (1.09%) Qubit
9 19 (1.03%) Atlassian
10 15 (0.82%) Mercator
10 15 (0.82%) Sun
11 14 (0.76%) AppDynamics
12 13 (0.71%) Xamarin
13 11 (0.60%) Adobe
14 10 (0.54%) PagerDuty
14 10 (0.54%) Splunk
15 9 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
16 8 (0.43%) Nintex
16 8 (0.43%) Pega
17 7 (0.38%) New Relic