Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 16 19
Rank change year-on-year +12 +3 +36
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 563 424 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 20.23% 10.93% 9.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 61.13% 48.24% 53.06%
Number of salaries quoted 490 340 325
Birmingham median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +15.38% -9.00%
10th Percentile £35,851 £33,175 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £68,250
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £43,875
% change year-on-year +5.00% +13.96% -12.25%

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 921 879 686
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 33.09% 22.67% 17.48%
Number of salaries quoted 761 676 579
Birmingham median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £28,950
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -5.88%

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 19 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Azure in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 283 (50.27%) Microsoft
2 201 (35.70%) Office 365
3 186 (33.04%) Amazon AWS
4 176 (31.26%) Windows
5 166 (29.48%) Active Directory
6 144 (25.58%) SQL
7 143 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
8 133 (23.62%) VMware
9 123 (21.85%) DevOps
10 110 (19.54%) Windows Server
11 107 (19.01%) .NET
12 100 (17.76%) SQL Server
13 93 (16.52%) Citrix
14 92 (16.34%) C#
15 88 (15.63%) Data Centre
16 83 (14.74%) Migration
16 83 (14.74%) Hyper-V
17 81 (14.39%) ITIL
17 81 (14.39%) ASP.NET
17 81 (14.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 77 (13.68%) Public Cloud
19 76 (13.50%) Presales
20 74 (13.14%) PaaS
21 73 (12.97%) Cisco
22 72 (12.79%) PowerShell
23 68 (12.08%) Finance
24 65 (11.55%) Firewall
24 65 (11.55%) Project Management
24 65 (11.55%) Azure Active Directory
25 63 (11.19%) VMware Infrastructure

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 41 (7.28%) SharePoint
2 31 (5.51%) MS Exchange
3 16 (2.84%) SAS
4 15 (2.66%) Skype for Business
5 9 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (1.60%) IIS
6 6 (1.07%) CMS
6 6 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.89%) Anypoint
7 5 (0.89%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.53%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.36%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.18%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.18%) JBoss
10 1 (0.18%) Mule
10 1 (0.18%) WildFly
Applications
1 38 (6.75%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.84%) S-PLUS
3 12 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.71%) Fireworks
4 4 (0.71%) Moqups
4 4 (0.71%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) ArchiCAD
6 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.18%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.18%) Revit
Business Applications
1 23 (4.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.07%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 6 (1.07%) Workfront
3 4 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 201 (35.70%) Office 365
2 186 (33.04%) Amazon AWS
3 74 (13.14%) PaaS
4 65 (11.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 61 (10.83%) IaaS
6 40 (7.10%) Power Platform
7 34 (6.04%) SaaS
8 32 (5.68%) Google Cloud Platform
9 26 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
10 23 (4.09%) Serverless
11 22 (3.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 22 (3.91%) AWS CloudFormation
12 21 (3.73%) Amazon EC2
12 21 (3.73%) Amazon S3
13 20 (3.55%) Dynamics 365
14 17 (3.02%) Amazon ECS
14 17 (3.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 15 (2.66%) Azure Stack
16 14 (2.49%) Azure Functions
17 12 (2.13%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 65 (11.55%) Firewall
2 62 (11.01%) DNS
3 46 (8.17%) DHCP
4 32 (5.68%) LAN
5 26 (4.62%) SAN
6 25 (4.44%) WAN
7 24 (4.26%) NAS
8 18 (3.20%) Skype
8 18 (3.20%) Wireless
9 17 (3.02%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (3.02%) Intrusion Detection
10 16 (2.84%) iSCSI
10 16 (2.84%) VLAN
11 15 (2.66%) FCoE
11 15 (2.66%) Fibre Channel
11 15 (2.66%) Spanning Tree
12 14 (2.49%) MPLS
13 13 (2.31%) Remote Desktop
14 12 (2.13%) VPN
15 9 (1.60%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (17.76%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.57%) Azure SQL Database
3 36 (6.39%) Power BI
4 35 (6.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (5.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 25 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (3.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 20 (3.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 19 (3.37%) Amazon RDS
10 14 (2.49%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.78%) MongoDB
12 9 (1.60%) NoSQL
13 8 (1.42%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.42%) Hadoop
13 8 (1.42%) QlikView
13 8 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (1.07%) Qlik Sense
15 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
15 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
15 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 34 (6.04%) Git (software)
2 33 (5.86%) Jenkins
3 12 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
4 9 (1.60%) MSI
4 9 (1.60%) Visual Studio
5 7 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (1.07%) Bitbucket
6 6 (1.07%) Subversion
7 5 (0.89%) JIRA
8 4 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.71%) GitLab
8 4 (0.71%) Maven
9 3 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.53%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.36%) NUnit
10 2 (0.36%) ReSharper
10 2 (0.36%) Selenium
10 2 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.18%) AutoIt
11 1 (0.18%) Travis CI
General
1 68 (12.08%) Finance
2 47 (8.35%) Public Sector
3 13 (2.31%) Retail
4 11 (1.95%) Banking
5 8 (1.42%) Legal
6 6 (1.07%) Marketing
7 4 (0.71%) Advertising
7 4 (0.71%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.36%) Local Government
9 1 (0.18%) Law
9 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 126 (22.38%) Architect
2 105 (18.65%) Developer
3 74 (13.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 60 (10.66%) Solutions Architect
5 44 (7.82%) Cloud Architect
5 44 (7.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 42 (7.46%) .NET Developer
7 40 (7.10%) Consultant
8 36 (6.39%) Azure Engineer
8 36 (6.39%) Cloud Engineer
9 35 (6.22%) Senior Developer
10 29 (5.15%) Infrastructure Manager
10 29 (5.15%) Technical Architect
11 28 (4.97%) Cloud Solutions Architect
12 22 (3.91%) Senior .NET Developer
13 21 (3.73%) Analyst
13 21 (3.73%) Senior Cloud Engineer
14 19 (3.37%) DevOps Engineer
14 19 (3.37%) Security Architect
14 19 (3.37%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (19.01%) .NET
2 81 (14.39%) ASP.NET
3 33 (5.86%) Web Services
4 22 (3.91%) ASP.NET Core
5 20 (3.55%) .NET Framework
6 15 (2.66%) HTML
7 14 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (2.49%) CSS
7 14 (2.49%) JSON
8 13 (2.31%) ASP.NET Web API
8 13 (2.31%) React
8 13 (2.31%) SAML
9 11 (1.95%) AngularJS
10 8 (1.42%) jQuery
10 8 (1.42%) Node.js
11 7 (1.24%) .NET Core
11 7 (1.24%) COM
11 7 (1.24%) Entity Framework
12 6 (1.07%) Spring
13 5 (0.89%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 88 (15.63%) Data Centre
2 77 (13.68%) Public Cloud
3 52 (9.24%) Greenfield Project
4 48 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
5 45 (7.99%) Clustering
6 35 (6.22%) Hybrid Cloud
7 32 (5.68%) Self-Motivation
8 29 (5.15%) Private Cloud
9 13 (2.31%) User Experience
10 12 (2.13%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.60%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (1.42%) Management Information System
13 7 (1.24%) BYOD
13 7 (1.24%) Enterprise Cloud
13 7 (1.24%) Virtual Team
14 6 (1.07%) Replication
15 5 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
16 4 (0.71%) Data Structures
16 4 (0.71%) iPad
16 4 (0.71%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 176 (31.26%) Windows
2 110 (19.54%) Windows Server
3 47 (8.35%) Linux
4 23 (4.09%) Windows 10
5 21 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (1.78%) Apple iOS
8 10 (1.78%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.60%) Android
10 5 (0.89%) CentOS
10 5 (0.89%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.18%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.18%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (21.85%) DevOps
3 83 (14.74%) Migration
4 81 (14.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 81 (14.39%) ITIL
5 76 (13.50%) Presales
6 65 (11.55%) Project Management
7 56 (9.95%) Business Intelligence
8 52 (9.24%) Project Delivery
9 42 (7.46%) Scrum
10 39 (6.93%) Problem-Solving
11 38 (6.75%) Service Delivery
12 37 (6.57%) Configuration Management
13 34 (6.04%) Line Management
14 31 (5.51%) Mentoring
14 31 (5.51%) SDLC
14 31 (5.51%) Test Automation
15 29 (5.15%) Service Management
15 29 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
16 28 (4.97%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 144 (25.58%) SQL
2 92 (16.34%) C#
3 72 (12.79%) PowerShell
4 38 (6.75%) Java
5 35 (6.22%) Python
6 31 (5.51%) JavaScript
7 15 (2.66%) Bash Shell
7 15 (2.66%) T-SQL
8 12 (2.13%) Scala
9 7 (1.24%) PHP
10 6 (1.07%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 6 (1.07%) Go
11 5 (0.89%) C
12 4 (0.71%) R
13 3 (0.53%) Perl
13 3 (0.53%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.53%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.36%) Java 8
14 2 (0.36%) Ruby
14 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (5.68%) MCSE
3 26 (4.62%) MCSA
4 16 (2.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 14 (2.49%) Degree
6 13 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (2.13%) Security Cleared
8 10 (1.78%) MCITP
9 9 (1.60%) CCNP
10 5 (0.89%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.71%) CCA
11 4 (0.71%) CCIE
11 4 (0.71%) CCNA
11 4 (0.71%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (0.71%) SC Cleared
12 3 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.36%) CREST Certified
13 2 (0.36%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.51%) SLA
2 17 (3.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.13%) GDPR
4 7 (1.24%) COBIT
5 5 (0.89%) QA
6 4 (0.71%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.18%) NIST
9 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 166 (29.48%) Active Directory
2 83 (14.74%) Hyper-V
3 63 (11.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (8.17%) Docker
5 44 (7.82%) XenApp
6 32 (5.68%) Virtual Machines
7 27 (4.80%) vSphere
8 15 (2.66%) XenDesktop
9 13 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.71%) KVM
10 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.36%) UAG
12 1 (0.18%) Firmware
12 1 (0.18%) HDFS
12 1 (0.18%) NLBS
12 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 36 (6.39%) SCCM
2 34 (6.04%) Kubernetes
3 25 (4.44%) Microsoft Intune
4 23 (4.09%) Puppet
5 21 (3.73%) Terraform
6 20 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (2.66%) Ansible
8 13 (2.31%) WSUS
9 12 (2.13%) NetBackup
10 11 (1.95%) Failover Clustering
11 10 (1.78%) SCOM
12 9 (1.60%) FortiGate
12 9 (1.60%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (1.42%) AirWatch
13 8 (1.42%) HP Data Protector
14 4 (0.71%) Kibana
14 4 (0.71%) logstash
14 4 (0.71%) Mesos
14 4 (0.71%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 4 (0.71%) rkt
Vendors
1 283 (50.27%) Microsoft
2 133 (23.62%) VMware
3 93 (16.52%) Citrix
4 73 (12.97%) Cisco
5 35 (6.22%) NetApp
6 30 (5.33%) Google
7 29 (5.15%) HP
8 28 (4.97%) Dell
9 22 (3.91%) CheckPoint
10 18 (3.20%) IBM
11 15 (2.66%) Dell Compellent
11 15 (2.66%) Oracle
11 15 (2.66%) Veeam
12 14 (2.49%) Ivanti
13 13 (2.31%) Meraki
14 11 (1.95%) SAP
15 10 (1.78%) ServiceNow
16 9 (1.60%) Remedy
16 9 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
16 9 (1.60%) Tableau