Period
to

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 5 4 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Azure 2,178 1,716 1,335
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.86% 21.04% 18.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 55.14% 55.62% 56.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,647 1,431 1,084
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,625 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £80,500 £76,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% - -

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 the Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 3,950 3,085 2,358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 36.01% 37.82% 32.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2,886 2,564 1,957
10th Percentile £27,750 £29,825 £27,400
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,445 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,250 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,995 £59,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +3.38% +2.61% +4.55%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in the Midlands

Azure
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Azure in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Azure in the Midlands

Azure
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Azure in the Midlands

Azure
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 May 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
West Midlands -1 1,467 £54,000 +2.86% 275
East Midlands +2 670 £52,500 +16.67% 171
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, IT jobs citing 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Azure.

1 946 (43.43%) Microsoft
2 780 (35.81%) Agile
3 753 (34.57%) AWS
4 708 (32.51%) DevOps
5 703 (32.28%) SQL
6 536 (24.61%) .NET
7 509 (23.37%) C#
8 504 (23.14%) Windows
9 443 (20.34%) Social Skills
10 395 (18.14%) SQL Server
11 392 (18.00%) Microsoft 365
12 367 (16.85%) Active Directory
13 359 (16.48%) JavaScript
14 351 (16.12%) Python
15 333 (15.29%) Problem-Solving
16 328 (15.06%) CI/CD
17 316 (14.51%) PowerShell
18 285 (13.09%) VMware
19 279 (12.81%) Power Platform
20 278 (12.76%) Windows Server
21 268 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
22 267 (12.26%) GCP
23 242 (11.11%) Analytics
24 239 (10.97%) Terraform
24 239 (10.97%) Scrum
25 236 (10.84%) Kubernetes
26 233 (10.70%) Finance
26 233 (10.70%) Java
27 232 (10.65%) ITIL
28 229 (10.51%) Linux

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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
1 160 (7.35%) SharePoint
2 89 (4.09%) IIS
3 77 (3.54%) MS Exchange
4 47 (2.16%) Apache Spark
5 46 (2.11%) Apache
6 43 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
7 28 (1.29%) CMS
7 28 (1.29%) Confluence
7 28 (1.29%) Umbraco
8 16 (0.73%) GeoServer
9 14 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (0.55%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.51%) ThingWorx
12 10 (0.46%) Apache Airflow
12 10 (0.46%) Skype for Business
13 9 (0.41%) Apache Solr
14 6 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (0.28%) Liferay
15 4 (0.18%) JBoss
15 4 (0.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 118 (5.42%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.046%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.046%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 35 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.32%) Magento
2 7 (0.32%) Sentinel
3 6 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.28%) Exstream
3 6 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
4 4 (0.18%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.14%) Workfront
6 2 (0.092%) SAP APO
6 2 (0.092%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.092%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.046%) assyst
7 1 (0.046%) Maximo
7 1 (0.046%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.046%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 753 (34.57%) AWS
2 392 (18.00%) Microsoft 365
3 279 (12.81%) Power Platform
4 267 (12.26%) GCP
5 177 (8.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 171 (7.85%) SaaS
7 157 (7.21%) PaaS
8 117 (5.37%) IaaS
9 113 (5.19%) Azure Data Factory
10 107 (4.91%) Dynamics 365
11 89 (4.09%) Serverless
12 74 (3.40%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 64 (2.94%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 56 (2.57%) OneDrive
15 51 (2.34%) PowerApps
16 46 (2.11%) Azure Monitor
16 46 (2.11%) GitHub
17 40 (1.84%) Azure Key Vault
18 36 (1.65%) Snowflake
19 34 (1.56%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 218 (10.01%) Firewall
2 146 (6.70%) WAN
3 133 (6.11%) DNS
4 96 (4.41%) DHCP
5 91 (4.18%) LAN
6 72 (3.31%) VPN
7 56 (2.57%) SD-WAN
8 55 (2.53%) TCP/IP
9 52 (2.39%) Internet
9 52 (2.39%) SAN
10 48 (2.20%) VLAN
11 45 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
12 41 (1.88%) Cisco Nexus
13 40 (1.84%) HTTP
14 34 (1.56%) VoIP
15 30 (1.38%) Network Security
15 30 (1.38%) SSL
16 28 (1.29%) Wireless
17 21 (0.96%) FTP
17 21 (0.96%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 395 (18.14%) SQL Server
2 189 (8.68%) Data Warehouse
3 180 (8.26%) Power BI
4 147 (6.75%) Data Lake
5 121 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 110 (5.05%) NoSQL
7 98 (4.50%) Azure SQL Database
8 71 (3.26%) Relational Database
9 70 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 68 (3.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 65 (2.98%) MongoDB
12 61 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
13 48 (2.20%) Big Data
14 46 (2.11%) MySQL
15 40 (1.84%) Hadoop
16 28 (1.29%) Oracle Database
16 28 (1.29%) Star Schema
17 27 (1.24%) Amazon Athena
18 23 (1.06%) Tableau
19 19 (0.87%) GIS
Development Applications
1 196 (9.00%) Git (software)
2 104 (4.78%) Jenkins
3 87 (3.99%) JIRA
4 66 (3.03%) Visual Studio
5 47 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 43 (1.97%) GitLab
7 38 (1.74%) Octopus Deploy
8 30 (1.38%) Selenium
8 30 (1.38%) TeamCity
9 22 (1.01%) Postman
9 22 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 19 (0.87%) Maven
10 19 (0.87%) Subversion
11 16 (0.73%) Jasmine
12 15 (0.69%) CircleCI
12 15 (0.69%) Gradle
12 15 (0.69%) JUnit
12 15 (0.69%) Karma Test Runner
13 14 (0.64%) NUnit
13 14 (0.64%) SpecFlow
General
1 443 (20.34%) Social Skills
2 268 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
3 233 (10.70%) Finance
4 122 (5.60%) Manufacturing
5 110 (5.05%) Public Sector
6 104 (4.78%) Law
7 96 (4.41%) Retail
8 62 (2.85%) Marketing
9 57 (2.62%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 55 (2.53%) Influencing Skills
11 45 (2.07%) Presentation Skills
12 44 (2.02%) Local Government
13 43 (1.97%) Legal
14 40 (1.84%) Automotive
15 35 (1.61%) Documentation Skills
16 28 (1.29%) Organisational Skills
17 27 (1.24%) Banking
18 25 (1.15%) Telecoms
19 24 (1.10%) Publishing
20 17 (0.78%) Aviation
Job Titles
1 525 (24.10%) Developer
2 203 (9.32%) DevOps Engineer
3 196 (9.00%) .NET Developer
4 162 (7.44%) Data Engineer
5 159 (7.30%) Architect
6 152 (6.98%) Analyst
7 140 (6.43%) Azure Engineer
7 140 (6.43%) Senior Developer
8 107 (4.91%) IT Engineer
9 105 (4.82%) Cloud Engineer
10 101 (4.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 100 (4.59%) Software Developer
12 95 (4.36%) Software Engineer
13 84 (3.86%) Full Stack Developer
14 83 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
14 83 (3.81%) Support Engineer
15 78 (3.58%) Consultant
16 71 (3.26%) Azure Developer
17 63 (2.89%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 63 (2.89%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 536 (24.61%) .NET
2 198 (9.09%) React
3 197 (9.04%) HTML
4 184 (8.45%) .NET Core
5 182 (8.36%) ASP.NET
6 181 (8.31%) CSS
7 171 (7.85%) AngularJS
8 141 (6.47%) .NET Framework
9 107 (4.91%) XML
10 93 (4.27%) RESTful
11 92 (4.22%) JSON
12 88 (4.04%) jQuery
13 80 (3.67%) REST
14 74 (3.40%) ARM Templates
15 73 (3.35%) Web Services
16 72 (3.31%) Entity Framework
17 66 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
18 57 (2.62%) ASP.NET Web API
19 50 (2.30%) Node.js
20 49 (2.25%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 125 (5.74%) Public Cloud
2 123 (5.65%) Data Centre
3 113 (5.19%) Self-Motivation
4 89 (4.09%) Greenfield Project
5 87 (3.99%) Cloud Native
6 78 (3.58%) Management Information System
7 60 (2.75%) User Experience
8 54 (2.48%) IoT
9 47 (2.16%) Data Structures
10 46 (2.11%) Clustering
11 45 (2.07%) Housing Association
12 33 (1.52%) Private Cloud
13 30 (1.38%) Life Science
14 25 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
15 24 (1.10%) Virtual Team
16 23 (1.06%) Mobile App
17 22 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
17 22 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
17 22 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
18 21 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 504 (23.14%) Windows
2 278 (12.76%) Windows Server
3 229 (10.51%) Linux
4 81 (3.72%) Windows 10
5 64 (2.94%) Windows Server 2019
6 53 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 49 (2.25%) Windows Server 2016
8 39 (1.79%) Unix
9 25 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (1.01%) Android
10 22 (1.01%) Ubuntu
11 16 (0.73%) Apple iOS
12 15 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.41%) CentOS
14 7 (0.32%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.32%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.23%) Solaris
15 5 (0.23%) VMS
15 5 (0.23%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 780 (35.81%) Agile
2 708 (32.51%) DevOps
3 333 (15.29%) Problem-Solving
4 328 (15.06%) CI/CD
5 242 (11.11%) Analytics
6 239 (10.97%) Scrum
7 232 (10.65%) ITIL
8 220 (10.10%) Software Engineering
9 198 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
10 193 (8.86%) ETL
11 183 (8.40%) Microservices
12 174 (7.99%) Mentoring
13 167 (7.67%) Data Modelling
14 159 (7.30%) Full Stack Development
15 148 (6.80%) Infrastructure as Code
16 143 (6.57%) MVC
16 143 (6.57%) Test Automation
17 123 (5.65%) Cybersecurity
18 120 (5.51%) Machine Learning
19 119 (5.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 703 (32.28%) SQL
2 509 (23.37%) C#
3 359 (16.48%) JavaScript
4 351 (16.12%) Python
5 316 (14.51%) PowerShell
6 233 (10.70%) Java
7 127 (5.83%) T-SQL
8 87 (3.99%) Bash
9 76 (3.49%) TypeScript
10 47 (2.16%) Go
11 31 (1.42%) C++
12 29 (1.33%) C
13 28 (1.29%) PHP
14 26 (1.19%) R
15 22 (1.01%) VB.NET
16 21 (0.96%) PL/SQL
16 21 (0.96%) Ruby
17 19 (0.87%) Scala
18 16 (0.73%) Shell Script
19 15 (0.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 177 (8.13%) Degree
2 128 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 119 (5.46%) SC Cleared
4 110 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 47 (2.16%) MCSE
6 42 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
7 41 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (1.38%) CCNA
9 24 (1.10%) DBS Check
10 23 (1.06%) CISSP
11 22 (1.01%) Numerate Degree
12 18 (0.83%) MCP
12 18 (0.83%) MCSA
12 18 (0.83%) TOGAF Certification
13 13 (0.60%) SANS
14 12 (0.55%) CCNP
14 12 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (0.46%) MCITP
16 9 (0.41%) ISEB
16 9 (0.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (4.73%) QA
2 85 (3.90%) SLA
3 54 (2.48%) GDPR
4 48 (2.20%) Data Quality
5 47 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 35 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials
7 19 (0.87%) Accessibility
8 14 (0.64%) PMO
9 13 (0.60%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.55%) GRC
11 11 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 9 (0.41%) NIST
13 4 (0.18%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.18%) NCSC
14 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 2 (0.092%) GxP
16 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 1 (0.046%) P3O
16 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 1 (0.046%) WCAG
System Software
1 367 (16.85%) Active Directory
2 200 (9.18%) Docker
3 181 (8.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 102 (4.68%) Hyper-V
5 61 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (0.83%) vSphere
8 17 (0.78%) XenApp
9 13 (0.60%) XenDesktop
10 10 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 4 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 3 (0.14%) Terminal Server
16 2 (0.092%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 2 (0.092%) NFS
16 2 (0.092%) Samba
16 2 (0.092%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 239 (10.97%) Terraform
2 236 (10.84%) Kubernetes
3 127 (5.83%) Ansible
4 73 (3.35%) SCCM
5 55 (2.53%) Microsoft Intune
6 42 (1.93%) Puppet
7 27 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
8 26 (1.19%) WSUS
9 25 (1.15%) Grafana
10 19 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
11 17 (0.78%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 16 (0.73%) CASB
12 16 (0.73%) Prometheus
13 14 (0.64%) Istio
14 13 (0.60%) Rancher
15 12 (0.55%) SCOM
16 11 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
16 11 (0.51%) vCenter Server
17 10 (0.46%) FortiGate
17 10 (0.46%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 946 (43.43%) Microsoft
2 285 (13.09%) VMware
3 178 (8.17%) Cisco
4 152 (6.98%) Google
5 107 (4.91%) Oracle
6 92 (4.22%) Databricks
7 70 (3.21%) Citrix
8 59 (2.71%) Meraki
9 41 (1.88%) Northgate
10 36 (1.65%) Veeam
11 35 (1.61%) NEC
12 33 (1.52%) Red Hat
12 33 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
13 30 (1.38%) Dell
14 26 (1.19%) HP
15 23 (1.06%) CheckPoint
15 23 (1.06%) SAP
16 21 (0.96%) IBM
16 21 (0.96%) Palo Alto
16 21 (0.96%) ServiceNow