Period
to 22 September 2020

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 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 7 16
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9 +17
Permanent jobs citing Azure 866 1,725 1,346
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.94% 15.05% 9.95%
As % of the Cloud Services category 60.43% 51.77% 44.23%
Number of salaries quoted 842 1,691 1,287
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,650
90th Percentile £73,600 £75,000 £76,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £56,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.68% +1.82% +4.76%

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 1,433 3,332 3,043
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 36.31% 29.06% 22.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,117 2,763 2,485
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £29,400 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +8.91%

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 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 2020. 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 +1 600 £50,000 -2.68% 178
East Midlands +2 271 £50,000 +11.11% 110
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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.

1 419 (48.38%) Microsoft
2 339 (39.15%) Agile Software Development
3 311 (35.91%) DevOps
4 299 (34.53%) SQL
5 268 (30.95%) .NET
6 263 (30.37%) AWS
7 247 (28.52%) C#
8 219 (25.29%) SQL Server
9 210 (24.25%) Windows
10 163 (18.82%) Office 365
11 160 (18.48%) JavaScript
12 138 (15.94%) VMware
13 133 (15.36%) Microservices
14 132 (15.24%) Git (software)
15 124 (14.32%) Active Directory
16 117 (13.51%) Software Engineering
17 116 (13.39%) ASP.NET
18 112 (12.93%) Power Platform
19 110 (12.70%) PowerShell
20 109 (12.59%) Business Intelligence
21 108 (12.47%) Windows Server
22 106 (12.24%) T-SQL
23 104 (12.01%) Problem-Solving
24 101 (11.66%) AngularJS
25 100 (11.55%) HTML
26 97 (11.20%) Finance
27 95 (10.97%) VMware Infrastructure
27 95 (10.97%) .NET Core
28 93 (10.74%) CSS
28 93 (10.74%) .NET Framework

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 40 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 36 (4.16%) IIS
3 30 (3.46%) MS Exchange
4 23 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (2.31%) Confluence
6 18 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (1.04%) CMS
7 9 (1.04%) SAS
8 7 (0.81%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.69%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.58%) nginx
10 5 (0.58%) Sitefinity
10 5 (0.58%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.46%) Anypoint
11 4 (0.46%) WordPress
12 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.23%) Kentico
13 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 29 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (3.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.46%) Eikon
3 4 (0.46%) Magento
4 2 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.23%) OpenCart
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.23%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.23%) Workfront
5 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP CAR
5 1 (0.12%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 263 (30.37%) AWS
2 163 (18.82%) Office 365
3 112 (12.93%) Power Platform
4 83 (9.58%) GCP
5 73 (8.43%) SaaS
6 50 (5.77%) PaaS
7 37 (4.27%) Azure Data Factory
7 37 (4.27%) IaaS
8 36 (4.16%) Serverless
9 32 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
10 29 (3.35%) GitHub
11 24 (2.77%) Dynamics 365
12 21 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
13 19 (2.19%) AWS Lambda
14 18 (2.08%) PowerApps
15 17 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
16 12 (1.39%) Power Automate
17 11 (1.27%) IBM Cloud
17 11 (1.27%) npm
17 11 (1.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 77 (8.89%) Firewall
2 39 (4.50%) SAN
3 35 (4.04%) DNS
4 30 (3.46%) DHCP
4 30 (3.46%) WAN
5 27 (3.12%) LAN
5 27 (3.12%) TCP/IP
6 22 (2.54%) Internet
7 19 (2.19%) VPN
8 18 (2.08%) VLAN
9 13 (1.50%) Network Security
10 12 (1.39%) iSCSI
10 12 (1.39%) Remote Desktop
11 8 (0.92%) NetScaler
12 7 (0.81%) VoIP
12 7 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (0.58%) AMQP
13 5 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (0.58%) NAS
13 5 (0.58%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (25.29%) SQL Server
2 91 (10.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 87 (10.05%) Power BI
4 82 (9.47%) Data Warehouse
5 59 (6.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 56 (6.47%) MongoDB
7 55 (6.35%) Data Lake
8 50 (5.77%) NoSQL
9 47 (5.43%) Azure SQL Database
9 47 (5.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 43 (4.97%) Big Data
11 29 (3.35%) SQL Server 2012
12 24 (2.77%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 24 (2.77%) Snowflake Schema
13 23 (2.66%) MySQL
14 22 (2.54%) Redis
15 19 (2.19%) Hadoop
16 18 (2.08%) Relational Database
17 12 (1.39%) Oracle Database
18 11 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 132 (15.24%) Git (software)
2 52 (6.00%) Jenkins
3 44 (5.08%) Visual Studio
4 39 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 35 (4.04%) JIRA
6 23 (2.66%) Selenium
6 23 (2.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 21 (2.42%) SpecFlow
8 20 (2.31%) Bitbucket
9 18 (2.08%) NUnit
10 16 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
11 13 (1.50%) Subversion
12 12 (1.39%) TeamCity
13 10 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
14 9 (1.04%) GitLab
14 9 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
15 8 (0.92%) Cypress.io
15 8 (0.92%) gulp
15 8 (0.92%) MSTest
General
1 97 (11.20%) Finance
2 33 (3.81%) Law
3 32 (3.70%) Public Sector
4 27 (3.12%) Retail
5 16 (1.85%) Marketing
6 15 (1.73%) Digital Economy
7 14 (1.62%) Aerospace
8 11 (1.27%) Games
9 8 (0.92%) Banking
10 5 (0.58%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.46%) Back Office
11 4 (0.46%) Local Government
12 3 (0.35%) Automotive
13 2 (0.23%) Advertising
13 2 (0.23%) Legal
13 2 (0.23%) Police
14 1 (0.12%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 224 (25.87%) Developer
2 86 (9.93%) Architect
3 68 (7.85%) DevOps Engineer
4 66 (7.62%) Azure Engineer
5 61 (7.04%) .NET Developer
6 57 (6.58%) C# Developer
7 55 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 53 (6.12%) Data Engineer
9 52 (6.00%) Senior Developer
10 49 (5.66%) Analyst
11 47 (5.43%) Full Stack Developer
12 44 (5.08%) Cloud Engineer
13 36 (4.16%) Software Developer
14 33 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
15 30 (3.46%) Software Engineer
16 29 (3.35%) C# .NET Developer
17 28 (3.23%) Consultant
18 27 (3.12%) IT Engineer
19 26 (3.00%) Systems Engineer
20 25 (2.89%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (30.95%) .NET
2 116 (13.39%) ASP.NET
3 101 (11.66%) AngularJS
4 100 (11.55%) HTML
5 95 (10.97%) .NET Core
6 93 (10.74%) .NET Framework
6 93 (10.74%) CSS
7 86 (9.93%) ASP.NET Web API
8 71 (8.20%) React
9 62 (7.16%) jQuery
10 44 (5.08%) REST
11 43 (4.97%) HTML5
12 42 (4.85%) ASP.NET MVC
13 41 (4.73%) Entity Framework
14 38 (4.39%) JSON
15 35 (4.04%) Node.js
16 34 (3.93%) ASP.NET Core
17 30 (3.46%) WCF
18 28 (3.23%) Web Services
19 26 (3.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 91 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (5.31%) Public Cloud
3 41 (4.73%) Greenfield Project
4 32 (3.70%) Cloud Native
4 32 (3.70%) Data Centre
5 25 (2.89%) User Experience
6 23 (2.66%) Mobile App
7 18 (2.08%) Management Information System
8 17 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
8 17 (1.96%) Replication
9 15 (1.73%) Clustering
9 15 (1.73%) Driving Licence
10 14 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
11 13 (1.50%) Private Cloud
12 10 (1.15%) Internet of Things
13 9 (1.04%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.92%) Analytical Mindset
15 7 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
16 5 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 210 (24.25%) Windows
2 108 (12.47%) Windows Server
3 87 (10.05%) Linux
4 32 (3.70%) Unix
5 22 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (2.31%) Windows Server 2016
7 17 (1.96%) Windows 10
8 13 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (1.27%) AIX
10 7 (0.81%) Android
10 7 (0.81%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.81%) CentOS
10 7 (0.81%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.69%) Windows Server 2019
12 5 (0.58%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.46%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.12%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (39.15%) Agile Software Development
2 311 (35.91%) DevOps
3 133 (15.36%) Microservices
4 117 (13.51%) Software Engineering
5 109 (12.59%) Business Intelligence
6 104 (12.01%) Problem-Solving
7 90 (10.39%) MVC
8 80 (9.24%) TDD
9 72 (8.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 69 (7.97%) ITIL
11 67 (7.74%) Mentoring
12 65 (7.51%) ETL
13 60 (6.93%) Scrum
14 58 (6.70%) Continuous Integration
14 58 (6.70%) Test Automation
15 57 (6.58%) Analytics
16 55 (6.35%) SDLC
17 47 (5.43%) Web Development
18 45 (5.20%) Migration
19 43 (4.97%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 299 (34.53%) SQL
2 247 (28.52%) C#
3 160 (18.48%) JavaScript
4 110 (12.70%) PowerShell
5 106 (12.24%) T-SQL
6 92 (10.62%) Python
7 54 (6.24%) Java
8 36 (4.16%) PL/SQL
9 29 (3.35%) Bash Shell
10 27 (3.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 26 (3.00%) TypeScript
12 18 (2.08%) Go
13 16 (1.85%) C++
14 14 (1.62%) PHP
15 13 (1.50%) ABAP
16 12 (1.39%) Perl
17 10 (1.15%) Ruby
17 10 (1.15%) VB
18 9 (1.04%) R
19 8 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 62 (7.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (6.81%) Degree
3 36 (4.16%) MCSE
4 31 (3.58%) MCSA
5 22 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (1.85%) Security Cleared
8 14 (1.62%) CCNA
8 14 (1.62%) SC Cleared
9 10 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (1.04%) AWS Certification
11 8 (0.92%) RHCE
12 7 (0.81%) A+ Certification
12 7 (0.81%) CCSA
13 6 (0.69%) Check Point Certification
13 6 (0.69%) CISSP
13 6 (0.69%) Master's Degree
13 6 (0.69%) MCP
14 5 (0.58%) HNC
14 5 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.62%) QA
2 26 (3.00%) GDPR
3 23 (2.66%) Data Quality
4 22 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (2.08%) SLA
6 10 (1.15%) BS25999
6 10 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 6 (0.69%) NIST
8 3 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.35%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 124 (14.32%) Active Directory
2 95 (10.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (9.82%) Docker
4 73 (8.43%) Hyper-V
5 33 (3.81%) XenApp
6 26 (3.00%) vSphere
7 18 (2.08%) XenDesktop
8 13 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (1.15%) BitLocker
9 10 (1.15%) NFS
9 10 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.58%) Varnish
13 4 (0.46%) HDFS
13 4 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.35%) vCloud
15 2 (0.23%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.23%) VMware NSX
16 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 85 (9.82%) Kubernetes
2 72 (8.31%) Terraform
3 45 (5.20%) Ansible
4 41 (4.73%) SCCM
5 32 (3.70%) Puppet
6 23 (2.66%) Microsoft Intune
7 15 (1.73%) Backup Exec
7 15 (1.73%) Microsoft Clustering
8 10 (1.15%) Data Guard
8 10 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
8 10 (1.15%) SCOM
9 9 (1.04%) Grafana
9 9 (1.04%) vCenter Server
10 8 (0.92%) WSUS
11 7 (0.81%) Graphite
11 7 (0.81%) Prometheus
12 5 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.35%) Consul
13 3 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 419 (48.38%) Microsoft
2 138 (15.94%) VMware
3 79 (9.12%) Oracle
4 63 (7.27%) Citrix
5 56 (6.47%) Google
6 47 (5.43%) Cisco
7 35 (4.04%) Veeam
8 29 (3.35%) Red Hat
9 26 (3.00%) Dell
9 26 (3.00%) NetApp
10 19 (2.19%) SAP
11 18 (2.08%) Databricks
12 17 (1.96%) IBM
13 11 (1.27%) Atlassian
13 11 (1.27%) CheckPoint
13 11 (1.27%) HP
13 11 (1.27%) Sophos
14 10 (1.15%) EqualLogic
15 9 (1.04%) Cloudera
16 8 (0.92%) CommVault