Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 28 29 28
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +17
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 2,457 985 634
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 8.45% 9.11% 8.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.90% 9.73% 9.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,814 912 570
10th Percentile £43,750 £38,750 £37,500
25th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% -7.41% -1.46%
75th Percentile £87,500 £79,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £100,000
UK median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year +7.41% - +3.85%

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 27,619 10,127 6,887
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 95.02% 93.71% 93.60%
Number of salaries quoted 21,177 8,959 5,981
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £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 £80,000 £72,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £88,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -

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 23 January 2022.

Microservices salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 1,264 (51.44%) Agile Software Development
2 998 (40.62%) AWS
3 980 (39.89%) Azure
4 947 (38.54%) Java
5 900 (36.63%) DevOps
6 897 (36.51%) CI/CD
7 875 (35.61%) Docker
8 826 (33.62%) Software Engineering
9 777 (31.62%) Kubernetes
10 776 (31.58%) .NET
11 731 (29.75%) C#
12 724 (29.47%) JavaScript
13 719 (29.26%) React
14 617 (25.11%) TDD
15 565 (23.00%) SQL
16 538 (21.90%) Full Stack Development
17 481 (19.58%) Scrum
18 465 (18.93%) Spring
19 464 (18.88%) Python
20 453 (18.44%) Finance
21 436 (17.75%) RESTful
22 433 (17.62%) Social Skills
23 429 (17.46%) .NET Core
24 427 (17.38%) Git (software)
25 417 (16.97%) Node.js
26 405 (16.48%) GCP
26 405 (16.48%) Serverless
27 388 (15.79%) Test Automation
28 386 (15.71%) NoSQL
29 384 (15.63%) REST

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
1 165 (6.72%) Elasticsearch
2 82 (3.34%) Confluence
3 55 (2.24%) CMS
4 45 (1.83%) Apache Spark
5 35 (1.42%) Apache
6 28 (1.14%) EPiServer
7 20 (0.81%) Apache Solr
7 20 (0.81%) Tomcat
8 17 (0.69%) SharePoint
9 15 (0.61%) WordPress
10 14 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
12 10 (0.41%) nginx
12 10 (0.41%) OpenStack
13 9 (0.37%) IIS
14 8 (0.33%) OnBase
15 7 (0.28%) Camunda
16 4 (0.16%) Umbraco
16 4 (0.16%) WebSphere
17 3 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (0.37%) MS Visio
2 7 (0.28%) InVision
2 7 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.28%) Sketch
3 3 (0.12%) Adobe XD
3 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.041%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 32 (1.30%) Payment Gateway
2 28 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.69%) Shopify
4 11 (0.45%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 8 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.12%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.081%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.081%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.081%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.041%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 998 (40.62%) AWS
2 980 (39.89%) Azure
3 405 (16.48%) GCP
3 405 (16.48%) Serverless
4 209 (8.51%) SaaS
5 182 (7.41%) AWS Lambda
6 126 (5.13%) Amazon EC2
7 117 (4.76%) Amazon S3
8 106 (4.31%) GitHub
9 84 (3.42%) Amazon SQS
10 82 (3.34%) PaaS
11 76 (3.09%) CloudFront
12 75 (3.05%) Amazon ECS
13 69 (2.81%) Azure Service Bus
14 65 (2.65%) Cloudflare
15 63 (2.56%) OpenShift
16 49 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
16 49 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
17 41 (1.67%) Azure Functions
18 39 (1.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (2.85%) DNS
2 55 (2.24%) HTTP
3 47 (1.91%) AMQP
3 47 (1.91%) Internet
4 24 (0.98%) TCP/IP
5 21 (0.85%) Firewall
6 14 (0.57%) IPv6
6 14 (0.57%) RTSP
6 14 (0.57%) UPnP
7 13 (0.53%) Multicast
8 11 (0.45%) Bluetooth
8 11 (0.45%) HTTPS
8 11 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (0.45%) Wireless
8 11 (0.45%) ZigBee
9 8 (0.33%) DHCP
9 8 (0.33%) VLAN
10 7 (0.28%) SSH
10 7 (0.28%) Unicast
11 5 (0.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (15.71%) NoSQL
2 239 (9.73%) PostgreSQL
3 235 (9.56%) MySQL
4 233 (9.48%) MongoDB
5 231 (9.40%) SQL Server
6 191 (7.77%) Relational Database
7 172 (7.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 146 (5.94%) Redis
9 95 (3.87%) Amazon RDS
10 79 (3.22%) Hadoop
11 62 (2.52%) Big Data
12 51 (2.08%) RDBMS
13 50 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
14 48 (1.95%) Amazon Athena
15 47 (1.91%) Amazon Aurora
16 38 (1.55%) Blockchain
17 27 (1.10%) Hazelcast
18 19 (0.77%) BigQuery
19 18 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
19 18 (0.73%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 427 (17.38%) Git (software)
2 348 (14.16%) Jenkins
3 158 (6.43%) JIRA
4 127 (5.17%) GitLab
5 92 (3.74%) Selenium
6 91 (3.70%) Maven
7 83 (3.38%) JUnit
8 57 (2.32%) CircleCI
8 57 (2.32%) TeamCity
9 56 (2.28%) Bitbucket
10 42 (1.71%) Cypress.io
11 39 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
12 38 (1.55%) JMeter
13 37 (1.51%) Visual Studio
14 34 (1.38%) Cucumber
15 28 (1.14%) Babel
16 25 (1.02%) Mockito
17 23 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
18 22 (0.90%) Postman
19 19 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 453 (18.44%) Finance
2 433 (17.62%) Social Skills
3 270 (10.99%) Retail
4 117 (4.76%) Banking
5 95 (3.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 83 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
7 82 (3.34%) Marketing
8 68 (2.77%) Automotive
9 65 (2.65%) Publishing
10 53 (2.16%) Law
11 50 (2.04%) Public Sector
12 43 (1.75%) Games
12 43 (1.75%) Legal
13 36 (1.47%) Advertising
14 34 (1.38%) Telecoms
15 32 (1.30%) Financial Institution
16 29 (1.18%) Manufacturing
17 22 (0.90%) Front Office
18 20 (0.81%) Electronics
19 19 (0.77%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 1,227 (49.94%) Developer
2 415 (16.89%) Software Engineer
3 407 (16.56%) Senior Developer
4 397 (16.16%) Java Developer
5 320 (13.02%) Architect
6 290 (11.80%) .NET Developer
7 202 (8.22%) C# Developer
8 162 (6.59%) Senior Software Engineer
9 158 (6.43%) Full Stack Developer
10 156 (6.35%) Java Engineer
11 137 (5.58%) Senior Java Developer
12 114 (4.64%) JavaScript Developer
13 113 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
14 109 (4.44%) React Developer
15 107 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
16 105 (4.27%) Software Developer
17 98 (3.99%) Java Software Engineer
18 94 (3.83%) DevOps Engineer
19 91 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
20 84 (3.42%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 776 (31.58%) .NET
2 719 (29.26%) React
3 465 (18.93%) Spring
4 436 (17.75%) RESTful
5 429 (17.46%) .NET Core
6 417 (16.97%) Node.js
7 384 (15.63%) REST
8 339 (13.80%) Spring Boot
9 326 (13.27%) AngularJS
10 273 (11.11%) HTML
11 270 (10.99%) Kafka
12 263 (10.70%) CSS
13 153 (6.23%) Web Services
14 151 (6.15%) ASP.NET
15 148 (6.02%) .NET Framework
16 144 (5.86%) GraphQL
17 142 (5.78%) Vue.js
18 122 (4.97%) HTML5
19 112 (4.56%) ASP.NET Web API
20 101 (4.11%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 249 (10.13%) Greenfield Project
2 117 (4.76%) Cloud Native
3 116 (4.72%) Mobile App
4 97 (3.95%) Public Cloud
4 97 (3.95%) User Experience
5 86 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
6 77 (3.13%) iPad
7 63 (2.56%) Algorithms
8 62 (2.52%) Video\Live Streaming
9 59 (2.40%) Virtual Team
10 58 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
11 46 (1.87%) Data Structures
12 43 (1.75%) Tandem
13 39 (1.59%) Video on Demand
14 31 (1.26%) Internet of Things
15 25 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 25 (1.02%) N-Tier
16 21 (0.85%) Credit Risk
17 20 (0.81%) Private Cloud
18 18 (0.73%) Contract for Difference
Operating Systems
1 246 (10.01%) Linux
2 70 (2.85%) Windows
3 44 (1.79%) Android
4 43 (1.75%) Unix
5 33 (1.34%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.53%) CentOS
7 11 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
8 7 (0.28%) Alpine Linux
8 7 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.28%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.24%) Debian
10 5 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.16%) AIX
11 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.12%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.12%) zOS
13 2 (0.081%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.081%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.081%) VMS
14 1 (0.041%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,264 (51.44%) Agile Software Development
2 900 (36.63%) DevOps
3 897 (36.51%) CI/CD
4 826 (33.62%) Software Engineering
5 617 (25.11%) TDD
6 538 (21.90%) Full Stack Development
7 481 (19.58%) Scrum
8 388 (15.79%) Test Automation
9 329 (13.39%) BDD
10 276 (11.23%) Continuous Integration
11 257 (10.46%) E-Commerce
12 253 (10.30%) Mentoring
13 215 (8.75%) Fintech
14 205 (8.34%) MVC
15 202 (8.22%) Open Source
16 199 (8.10%) SOLID
17 174 (7.08%) Problem-Solving
18 167 (6.80%) OO
19 153 (6.23%) SOA
20 143 (5.82%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 947 (38.54%) Java
2 731 (29.75%) C#
3 724 (29.47%) JavaScript
4 565 (23.00%) SQL
5 464 (18.88%) Python
6 334 (13.59%) TypeScript
7 188 (7.65%) Go
8 168 (6.84%) Kotlin
9 116 (4.72%) PHP
10 113 (4.60%) Java 8
11 91 (3.70%) C++
12 72 (2.93%) Scala
13 71 (2.89%) ES6
14 67 (2.73%) Ruby
15 58 (2.36%) PowerShell
16 57 (2.32%) C
17 50 (2.04%) T-SQL
18 43 (1.75%) Groovy
19 39 (1.59%) Bash
20 38 (1.55%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 156 (6.35%) Degree
2 76 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 59 (2.40%) Security Cleared
4 53 (2.16%) SC Cleared
5 51 (2.08%) AWS Certification
6 32 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (1.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 28 (1.14%) CESG Certified Professional
8 17 (0.69%) Master's Degree
9 12 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (0.28%) SANS
11 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.16%) CCNA
12 4 (0.16%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
13 3 (0.12%) ISEB
13 3 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
14 2 (0.081%) OCP
14 2 (0.081%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (5.98%) QA
2 29 (1.18%) NIST
3 28 (1.14%) Accessibility
3 28 (1.14%) IASME
3 28 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 23 (0.94%) SLA
5 12 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.33%) EMIR
6 8 (0.33%) MiFID
7 7 (0.28%) WCAG
8 4 (0.16%) GDPR
9 3 (0.12%) GRC
10 2 (0.081%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.041%) NCSC
11 1 (0.041%) PSD2
System Software
1 875 (35.61%) Docker
2 24 (0.98%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.45%) Firmware
5 7 (0.28%) NFS
6 6 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.24%) vSphere
7 5 (0.20%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.16%) Varnish
8 4 (0.16%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.12%) Ceph
10 2 (0.081%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.081%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.081%) Xen
11 1 (0.041%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 777 (31.62%) Kubernetes
2 315 (12.82%) Terraform
3 207 (8.42%) Ansible
4 91 (3.70%) Puppet
5 88 (3.58%) Opscode Chef
6 75 (3.05%) Grafana
7 44 (1.79%) Prometheus
8 40 (1.63%) Kibana
9 31 (1.26%) Docker Swarm
10 28 (1.14%) CASB
11 23 (0.94%) logstash
12 16 (0.65%) Istio
12 16 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
13 12 (0.49%) Nagios
14 11 (0.45%) Salt
15 9 (0.37%) ZABBIX
16 7 (0.28%) Knative
16 7 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 6 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
17 6 (0.24%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 351 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 203 (8.26%) Google
3 181 (7.37%) Oracle
4 40 (1.63%) New Relic
5 24 (0.98%) VMware
6 23 (0.94%) Dynatrace
7 22 (0.90%) Elastic Path
7 22 (0.90%) Red Hat
7 22 (0.90%) Splunk
8 21 (0.85%) AppDynamics
9 20 (0.81%) IBM
10 18 (0.73%) Zend
11 15 (0.61%) SAP
12 14 (0.57%) Guidewire
12 14 (0.57%) Xamarin
13 12 (0.49%) MuleSoft
14 11 (0.45%) Micro Focus
14 11 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (0.45%) ServiceNow
14 11 (0.45%) Sparx