Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 6 months to 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 22 42
Rank change year-on-year +15 +20 +38
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 517 298 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 15.77% 8.27% 5.64%
As % of the Cloud Services category 66.71% 47.00% 42.00%
Number of salaries quoted 365 200 151
Birmingham median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +13.70%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,952 £28,500
90th Percentile £82,000 £70,000 £68,750
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +2.33%

Microsoft Azure is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 775 634 581
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 23.64% 17.59% 13.42%
Number of salaries quoted 543 432 384
Birmingham median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,150 £27,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £68,750
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.30% +8.75%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Birmingham

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Microsoft Azure in Birmingham

Microsoft Azure
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Birmingham over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Azure in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 286 (55.32%) Amazon AWS
2 285 (55.13%) Microsoft
3 156 (30.17%) Office 365
4 147 (28.43%) Project Management
5 145 (28.05%) Active Directory
6 133 (25.73%) Presales
7 131 (25.34%) SQL
8 124 (23.98%) Windows
9 122 (23.60%) Agile Software Development
10 121 (23.40%) VMware
11 120 (23.21%) .NET
12 116 (22.44%) Web Services
13 113 (21.86%) C#
14 108 (20.89%) Data Centre
15 107 (20.70%) VMware Infrastructure
16 96 (18.57%) ITIL
16 96 (18.57%) DevOps
17 94 (18.18%) GDPR
18 92 (17.79%) Java
18 92 (17.79%) SQL Server
19 91 (17.60%) Microsoft Certification
20 90 (17.41%) Data Protection
21 85 (16.44%) Hyper-V
21 85 (16.44%) MCSE
22 79 (15.28%) Windows Server
23 74 (14.31%) SharePoint
24 73 (14.12%) JavaScript
25 71 (13.73%) Python
26 68 (13.15%) ASP.NET
27 67 (12.96%) Amazon EC2

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 74 (14.31%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.87%) SharePoint Server
3 17 (3.29%) MS Exchange
4 15 (2.90%) CMS
5 12 (2.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 11 (2.13%) Anypoint
7 9 (1.74%) Joomla!
7 9 (1.74%) Mule
7 9 (1.74%) Skype for Business
8 8 (1.55%) Apache
8 8 (1.55%) Drupal
9 7 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (1.16%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.97%) eZ Publish
11 5 (0.97%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.97%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 49 (9.48%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.35%) Maya
5 1 (0.19%) ArchiCAD
5 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.19%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.19%) Revit
Business Applications
1 15 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.74%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (1.16%) Teamcenter
4 4 (0.77%) SAP ECC
4 4 (0.77%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 286 (55.32%) Amazon AWS
2 156 (30.17%) Office 365
3 67 (12.96%) Amazon EC2
3 67 (12.96%) Amazon S3
4 62 (11.99%) Azure Active Directory
5 60 (11.61%) Serverless
6 52 (10.06%) PaaS
7 49 (9.48%) SaaS
8 42 (8.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 41 (7.93%) AWS CloudFormation
10 38 (7.35%) AWS Lambda
11 37 (7.16%) IaaS
12 36 (6.96%) Amazon SQS
13 33 (6.38%) Cloud Computing
14 29 (5.61%) Amazon EMR
14 29 (5.61%) Amazon Kinesis
14 29 (5.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 27 (5.22%) Google Cloud Platform
16 14 (2.71%) AWS CloudTrail
17 11 (2.13%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 61 (11.80%) Network Security
2 45 (8.70%) Firewall
3 38 (7.35%) DNS
4 31 (6.00%) DHCP
5 24 (4.64%) WAN
6 16 (3.09%) SAN
7 14 (2.71%) Wireless
8 11 (2.13%) LAN
9 10 (1.93%) VLAN
10 9 (1.74%) IPsec
10 9 (1.74%) Skype
10 9 (1.74%) Spanning Tree
11 8 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (1.55%) VPN
12 7 (1.35%) MPLS
13 6 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (1.16%) IPv6
14 5 (0.97%) Remote Desktop
14 5 (0.97%) VSAN
15 4 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (17.79%) SQL Server
2 58 (11.22%) Amazon RDS
3 50 (9.67%) Relational Database
4 42 (8.12%) Azure SQL Database
5 38 (7.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 37 (7.16%) RDBMS
7 35 (6.77%) Cosmos DB
8 29 (5.61%) Amazon Redshift
9 25 (4.84%) Power BI
10 24 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (3.87%) NoSQL
12 19 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (2.51%) MySQL
15 12 (2.32%) Hadoop
16 11 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (1.93%) Big Data
18 9 (1.74%) MongoDB
18 9 (1.74%) QlikView
19 6 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 39 (7.54%) Visual Studio
2 35 (6.77%) Jenkins
3 32 (6.19%) Git (software)
4 19 (3.68%) Maven
5 17 (3.29%) Visual Studio Team System
6 15 (2.90%) JIRA
7 11 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (1.93%) Selenium
9 9 (1.74%) JMeter
10 6 (1.16%) SoapUI
10 6 (1.16%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.58%) Gatling
12 3 (0.58%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.58%) Subversion
12 3 (0.58%) Travis CI
12 3 (0.58%) Vagrant
13 2 (0.39%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 54 (10.44%) Finance
2 17 (3.29%) Retail
3 10 (1.93%) Manufacturing
4 9 (1.74%) Marketing
5 8 (1.55%) Legal
6 6 (1.16%) Law
7 5 (0.97%) Local Government
8 3 (0.58%) Games
8 3 (0.58%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.39%) Automotive
9 2 (0.39%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.39%) Publishing
10 1 (0.19%) Back Office
10 1 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 169 (32.69%) Architect
2 133 (25.73%) Developer
3 91 (17.60%) Solutions Architect
4 62 (11.99%) Cloud Architect
5 58 (11.22%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 52 (10.06%) Technical Architect
7 46 (8.90%) .NET Developer
8 39 (7.54%) Senior Developer
9 33 (6.38%) DevOps Engineer
9 33 (6.38%) Lead Architect
10 30 (5.80%) C# Developer
11 29 (5.61%) Technical Leader
12 27 (5.22%) Software Developer
13 25 (4.84%) Lead Solutions Architect
14 22 (4.26%) Analyst
14 22 (4.26%) ASP.NET Developer
14 22 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
14 22 (4.26%) Software Engineer
15 20 (3.87%) Consultant
16 19 (3.68%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (23.21%) .NET
2 116 (22.44%) Web Services
3 68 (13.15%) ASP.NET
4 45 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
5 34 (6.58%) HTML
6 28 (5.42%) Node.js
7 25 (4.84%) AngularJS
8 24 (4.64%) React
9 21 (4.06%) CSS
9 21 (4.06%) REST
9 21 (4.06%) RESTful
10 20 (3.87%) SOAP
11 19 (3.68%) .NET Framework
12 16 (3.09%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (2.71%) XML
14 13 (2.51%) Spring
15 12 (2.32%) HTML5
16 10 (1.93%) XSLT
17 9 (1.74%) JSON
17 9 (1.74%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 108 (20.89%) Data Centre
2 66 (12.77%) Self-Motivation
3 50 (9.67%) Public Cloud
4 41 (7.93%) Hybrid Cloud
5 34 (6.58%) Private Cloud
6 31 (6.00%) Greenfield Project
7 26 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (3.29%) Mobile App
8 17 (3.29%) User Experience
9 12 (2.32%) Management Information System
10 11 (2.13%) NHS
11 7 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.16%) Fat Client
12 6 (1.16%) Fintech
12 6 (1.16%) HP StoreVirtual
12 6 (1.16%) Thin Client
13 5 (0.97%) Replication
13 5 (0.97%) Smartphone
14 4 (0.77%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 124 (23.98%) Windows
2 79 (15.28%) Windows Server
3 53 (10.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (5.42%) Linux
6 23 (4.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (4.26%) Windows 7
7 22 (4.26%) Windows 8
8 13 (2.51%) Windows 10
9 6 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.77%) CentOS
11 3 (0.58%) DC/OS
11 3 (0.58%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.58%) Unix
12 1 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (28.43%) Project Management
2 133 (25.73%) Presales
3 122 (23.60%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (18.57%) DevOps
4 96 (18.57%) ITIL
5 90 (17.41%) Data Protection
6 60 (11.61%) Enterprise Architecture
7 56 (10.83%) Vendor Relationship Management
8 54 (10.44%) Service Management
9 53 (10.25%) Business Intelligence
9 53 (10.25%) Migration
9 53 (10.25%) Software Engineering
10 50 (9.67%) PRINCE2
11 49 (9.48%) Line Management
12 47 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
13 46 (8.90%) Continuous Integration
14 42 (8.12%) Load Balancing
15 41 (7.93%) ITIL V3
16 39 (7.54%) Problem-Solving
16 39 (7.54%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 131 (25.34%) SQL
2 113 (21.86%) C#
3 92 (17.79%) Java
4 73 (14.12%) JavaScript
5 71 (13.73%) Python
6 27 (5.22%) PL/SQL
6 27 (5.22%) PowerShell
7 26 (5.03%) Scala
8 24 (4.64%) Shell Script
9 23 (4.45%) PHP
10 20 (3.87%) T-SQL
11 17 (3.29%) Perl
12 10 (1.93%) VB.NET
12 10 (1.93%) VBScript
13 9 (1.74%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 7 (1.35%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.16%) Go
16 4 (0.77%) Java 8
17 3 (0.58%) C
17 3 (0.58%) R
Qualifications
1 91 (17.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (16.44%) MCSE
3 55 (10.64%) Security Cleared
4 47 (9.09%) MCSA
5 45 (8.70%) Degree
6 27 (5.22%) MCP
7 25 (4.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 23 (4.45%) CCNP
8 23 (4.45%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (3.87%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (2.90%) MCITP
11 10 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (1.74%) ISEB
13 7 (1.35%) CISM
13 7 (1.35%) CISSP
14 4 (0.77%) CCIE
14 4 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (0.77%) SC Cleared
15 3 (0.58%) JNCIS
16 1 (0.19%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (18.18%) GDPR
2 19 (3.68%) QA
3 17 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (3.09%) SLA
5 5 (0.97%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 145 (28.05%) Active Directory
2 107 (20.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (16.44%) Hyper-V
4 39 (7.54%) Virtual Machines
5 31 (6.00%) Docker
6 17 (3.29%) XenDesktop
7 16 (3.09%) XenApp
8 12 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (1.93%) vSphere
10 7 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (1.16%) Forefront TMG
11 6 (1.16%) VMware NSX
12 5 (0.97%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.77%) Firmware
14 3 (0.58%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 44 (8.51%) SCCM
2 28 (5.42%) Ansible
3 25 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (4.45%) Puppet
5 21 (4.06%) Kubernetes
6 19 (3.68%) Terraform
7 17 (3.29%) WSUS
8 16 (3.09%) Norton AntiVirus
9 12 (2.32%) SCVMM
10 9 (1.74%) Mesos
10 9 (1.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 9 (1.74%) rkt
10 9 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
12 7 (1.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 7 (1.35%) SCOrch
13 5 (0.97%) Packer
14 4 (0.77%) SCOM
14 4 (0.77%) vMotion
15 3 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 285 (55.13%) Microsoft
2 121 (23.40%) VMware
3 61 (11.80%) Citrix
4 57 (11.03%) Cisco
5 39 (7.54%) HP
6 38 (7.35%) Dell
6 38 (7.35%) NetApp
7 29 (5.61%) IBM
8 23 (4.45%) Oracle
9 19 (3.68%) CheckPoint
9 19 (3.68%) Google
10 17 (3.29%) Juniper
11 16 (3.09%) Forcepoint
11 16 (3.09%) McAfee
11 16 (3.09%) Symantec
11 16 (3.09%) Xamarin
12 15 (2.90%) Nimble Storage
13 13 (2.51%) Fortinet
14 12 (2.32%) BMC
14 12 (2.32%) Brocade