Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > Midlands
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 16 32
Rank change year-on-year +10 +16 +43
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,852 1,409 1,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.23% 10.63% 6.80%
As % of the Cloud Services category 53.48% 47.70% 40.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,682 1,183 936
Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £80,000 £65,875
England median annual salary £55,000 £56,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -1.79% +6.67% -

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 3,463 2,954 2,624
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 30.34% 22.29% 16.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2,938 2,364 2,182
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,275
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +1.16%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure in the Midlands

Azure
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Azure in the Midlands

Azure
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in the Midlands over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019. 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
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +11 1,160 £50,000 -4.76% 262
East Midlands +10 683 £45,000 -3.23% 161
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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.

1 886 (47.84%) Microsoft
2 672 (36.29%) AWS
3 656 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
4 623 (33.64%) C#
5 582 (31.43%) SQL
5 582 (31.43%) .NET
6 490 (26.46%) Windows
7 486 (26.24%) DevOps
8 479 (25.86%) Office 365
9 388 (20.95%) SQL Server
10 369 (19.92%) JavaScript
11 362 (19.55%) Active Directory
12 348 (18.79%) ASP.NET
13 304 (16.41%) VMware
14 238 (12.85%) Windows Server
15 237 (12.80%) CSS
16 231 (12.47%) HTML
17 225 (12.15%) Hyper-V
18 217 (11.72%) Scrum
19 209 (11.29%) Finance
19 209 (11.29%) MVC
20 204 (11.02%) Firewall
21 200 (10.80%) PowerShell
22 194 (10.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 192 (10.37%) Public Cloud
24 186 (10.04%) Problem-Solving
25 184 (9.94%) Data Centre
26 183 (9.88%) ITIL
26 183 (9.88%) Cisco
27 182 (9.83%) Business Intelligence

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 99 (5.35%) SharePoint
2 89 (4.81%) MS Exchange
3 45 (2.43%) IIS
4 33 (1.78%) SAS
5 25 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
6 24 (1.30%) Apache Spark
7 20 (1.08%) CMS
8 17 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (0.92%) Skype for Business
9 14 (0.76%) Confluence
10 13 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (0.70%) Umbraco
11 9 (0.49%) TPMS
12 6 (0.32%) Apache
12 6 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.27%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.22%) Anypoint
14 4 (0.22%) EPiServer
14 4 (0.22%) JBoss
Applications
1 75 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.86%) S-PLUS
4 4 (0.22%) Fireworks
4 4 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.22%) Moqups
4 4 (0.22%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.22%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.054%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 28 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.32%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.27%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.27%) Workfront
5 4 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.11%) OpenCart
6 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.054%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.054%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.054%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.054%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.054%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 672 (36.29%) AWS
2 479 (25.86%) Office 365
3 159 (8.59%) PaaS
4 144 (7.78%) GCP
5 141 (7.61%) IaaS
6 140 (7.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 108 (5.83%) Power Platform
8 97 (5.24%) SaaS
9 65 (3.51%) Serverless
10 48 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
10 48 (2.59%) Dynamics 365
11 42 (2.27%) GitHub
12 40 (2.16%) AWS CloudFormation
13 39 (2.11%) Amazon S3
14 36 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
15 33 (1.78%) Azure Data Factory
16 31 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 31 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 28 (1.51%) IBM Cloud
18 22 (1.19%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 204 (11.02%) Firewall
2 104 (5.62%) DNS
3 82 (4.43%) WAN
4 73 (3.94%) DHCP
5 66 (3.56%) LAN
6 63 (3.40%) VPN
7 48 (2.59%) SAN
8 41 (2.21%) VLAN
9 40 (2.16%) Wireless
10 33 (1.78%) NAS
11 27 (1.46%) VoIP
12 26 (1.40%) Network Security
13 21 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
13 21 (1.13%) Internet
13 21 (1.13%) Intrusion Detection
13 21 (1.13%) MPLS
13 21 (1.13%) TCP/IP
14 20 (1.08%) Fibre Channel
14 20 (1.08%) iSCSI
15 17 (0.92%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 388 (20.95%) SQL Server
2 115 (6.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 104 (5.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 97 (5.24%) Power BI
5 77 (4.16%) Azure SQL Database
6 69 (3.73%) NoSQL
7 68 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
8 55 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 50 (2.70%) MongoDB
9 50 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 46 (2.48%) Amazon RDS
10 46 (2.48%) Big Data
11 43 (2.32%) MySQL
12 39 (2.11%) Hadoop
13 36 (1.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 36 (1.94%) Relational Database
14 35 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
15 26 (1.40%) SQL Server 2014
16 20 (1.08%) Data Lake
17 14 (0.76%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 172 (9.29%) Git (software)
2 114 (6.16%) Jenkins
3 84 (4.54%) Visual Studio
4 62 (3.35%) Selenium
5 55 (2.97%) Visual Studio Team System
6 53 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 44 (2.38%) JIRA
8 42 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
9 29 (1.57%) Bitbucket
9 29 (1.57%) Maven
10 25 (1.35%) Subversion
11 23 (1.24%) SoapUI
12 20 (1.08%) MSTest
13 17 (0.92%) TeamCity
14 16 (0.86%) Cucumber
15 14 (0.76%) Artifactory
16 13 (0.70%) GitLab
17 9 (0.49%) JMeter
17 9 (0.49%) MSI
18 8 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 209 (11.29%) Finance
2 136 (7.34%) Retail
3 127 (6.86%) Public Sector
4 47 (2.54%) Marketing
5 23 (1.24%) Games
6 13 (0.70%) Telecoms
7 12 (0.65%) Advertising
7 12 (0.65%) Automotive
7 12 (0.65%) Banking
8 10 (0.54%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.32%) Law
10 5 (0.27%) Local Government
11 2 (0.11%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.11%) Legal
11 2 (0.11%) Social Housing
12 1 (0.054%) Back Office
12 1 (0.054%) Billing
12 1 (0.054%) Housing Association
12 1 (0.054%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 577 (31.16%) Developer
2 268 (14.47%) Architect
3 249 (13.44%) .NET Developer
4 163 (8.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 133 (7.18%) Senior Developer
6 125 (6.75%) Cloud Engineer
7 106 (5.72%) Solutions Architect
8 100 (5.40%) C# Developer
9 97 (5.24%) Azure Engineer
10 96 (5.18%) Consultant
11 84 (4.54%) Software Developer
12 80 (4.32%) Full Stack Developer
13 79 (4.27%) C# .NET Developer
14 75 (4.05%) DevOps Engineer
15 73 (3.94%) Cloud Architect
16 69 (3.73%) Analyst
16 69 (3.73%) Senior .NET Developer
17 66 (3.56%) Technical Architect
18 60 (3.24%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
19 59 (3.19%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 582 (31.43%) .NET
2 348 (18.79%) ASP.NET
3 237 (12.80%) CSS
4 231 (12.47%) HTML
5 180 (9.72%) AngularJS
6 157 (8.48%) Web Services
7 151 (8.15%) .NET Core
8 140 (7.56%) .NET Framework
9 138 (7.45%) ASP.NET MVC
10 124 (6.70%) ASP.NET Web API
11 98 (5.29%) jQuery
12 85 (4.59%) Node.js
13 84 (4.54%) React
14 78 (4.21%) REST
15 65 (3.51%) HTML5
16 61 (3.29%) Entity Framework
17 54 (2.92%) ASP.NET Core
18 50 (2.70%) RESTful
19 43 (2.32%) KnockoutJS
20 41 (2.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 192 (10.37%) Public Cloud
2 184 (9.94%) Data Centre
3 118 (6.37%) Greenfield Project
4 101 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
5 87 (4.70%) Self-Motivation
6 69 (3.73%) Hybrid Cloud
7 51 (2.75%) User Experience
8 50 (2.70%) Private Cloud
9 42 (2.27%) Mobile App
10 41 (2.21%) Cloud Native
11 37 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
12 32 (1.73%) Virtual Team
13 25 (1.35%) Clustering
13 25 (1.35%) Management Information System
14 21 (1.13%) Replication
15 17 (0.92%) NHS
16 15 (0.81%) EPoS
17 12 (0.65%) Data Structures
17 12 (0.65%) Enterprise Cloud
17 12 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 490 (26.46%) Windows
2 238 (12.85%) Windows Server
3 157 (8.48%) Linux
4 135 (7.29%) Windows 10
5 81 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (1.46%) Unix
8 25 (1.35%) Windows 8
9 22 (1.19%) Windows 7
10 21 (1.13%) Apple iOS
11 19 (1.03%) Android
12 17 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (0.70%) CentOS
13 13 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (0.49%) AIX
15 7 (0.38%) Data ONTAP
15 7 (0.38%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.38%) VMS
16 6 (0.32%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 656 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
2 486 (26.24%) DevOps
3 217 (11.72%) Scrum
4 209 (11.29%) MVC
5 194 (10.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 186 (10.04%) Problem-Solving
7 183 (9.88%) ITIL
8 182 (9.83%) Business Intelligence
9 161 (8.69%) Software Engineering
10 154 (8.32%) Migration
11 153 (8.26%) Test Automation
12 147 (7.94%) Microservices
13 146 (7.88%) Mentoring
14 131 (7.07%) Presales
15 121 (6.53%) TDD
16 108 (5.83%) SDLC
17 99 (5.35%) Project Delivery
18 96 (5.18%) Continuous Integration
19 94 (5.08%) Project Management
20 89 (4.81%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 623 (33.64%) C#
2 582 (31.43%) SQL
3 369 (19.92%) JavaScript
4 200 (10.80%) PowerShell
5 133 (7.18%) Java
6 126 (6.80%) Python
7 87 (4.70%) T-SQL
8 40 (2.16%) VB.NET
9 36 (1.94%) TypeScript
10 35 (1.89%) Bash Shell
11 29 (1.57%) C++
12 24 (1.30%) C
13 23 (1.24%) PL/SQL
14 15 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 14 (0.76%) Ruby
16 12 (0.65%) Go
17 10 (0.54%) Perl
17 10 (0.54%) Scala
17 10 (0.54%) VBScript
18 8 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 152 (8.21%) Degree
2 126 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 62 (3.35%) MCSE
4 53 (2.86%) MCSA
5 48 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (1.84%) CCNP
7 32 (1.73%) CISSP
7 32 (1.73%) HND
8 30 (1.62%) CISM
9 29 (1.57%) Security Cleared
10 28 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
11 27 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
12 21 (1.13%) SC Cleared
13 20 (1.08%) CCNA
14 19 (1.03%) ISEB
15 16 (0.86%) CISA
15 16 (0.86%) Master's Degree
16 15 (0.81%) CRISC
17 14 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
18 12 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.13%) QA
2 50 (2.70%) SLA
3 40 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (1.46%) GDPR
5 26 (1.40%) Data Quality
6 22 (1.19%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.81%) COBIT
8 12 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.16%) NIST
10 3 (0.16%) PMO
11 2 (0.11%) HL7
12 1 (0.054%) BS25999
12 1 (0.054%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 362 (19.55%) Active Directory
2 225 (12.15%) Hyper-V
3 176 (9.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 148 (7.99%) Docker
5 53 (2.86%) XenApp
6 45 (2.43%) Virtual Machines
7 42 (2.27%) vSphere
8 23 (1.24%) XenDesktop
9 19 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (0.86%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 15 (0.81%) Firmware
12 13 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 11 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (0.49%) BitLocker
14 9 (0.49%) vCloud
15 7 (0.38%) DFS Replication
15 7 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
16 4 (0.22%) Terminal Services
17 3 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 104 (5.62%) Kubernetes
2 98 (5.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 91 (4.91%) SCCM
4 87 (4.70%) Ansible
5 80 (4.32%) Terraform
6 57 (3.08%) Puppet
7 33 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
8 27 (1.46%) SCOM
9 21 (1.13%) WSUS
10 16 (0.86%) Backup Exec
11 15 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
12 13 (0.70%) Kibana
13 12 (0.65%) AirWatch
14 10 (0.54%) Packer
14 10 (0.54%) vCenter Server
15 9 (0.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 8 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
16 8 (0.43%) Grafana
16 8 (0.43%) Prometheus
16 8 (0.43%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 886 (47.84%) Microsoft
2 304 (16.41%) VMware
3 183 (9.88%) Cisco
4 147 (7.94%) Citrix
5 136 (7.34%) Google
6 77 (4.16%) Oracle
7 47 (2.54%) NetApp
8 42 (2.27%) IBM
9 39 (2.11%) HP
10 34 (1.84%) Dell
10 34 (1.84%) Tableau
11 28 (1.51%) CheckPoint
11 28 (1.51%) ServiceNow
12 27 (1.46%) Xamarin
13 24 (1.30%) Meraki
14 23 (1.24%) Veeam
15 22 (1.19%) SolarWinds
16 20 (1.08%) SAP
17 19 (1.03%) Palo Alto
18 17 (0.92%) New Relic