Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > Midlands
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 6 16
Rank change year-on-year +3 +10 +17
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,042 1,842 1,433
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 22.33% 16.35% 11.04%
As % of the Cloud Services category 57.22% 53.56% 48.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,116 1,864 1,355
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £78,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +9.52%

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 1,821 3,439 2,940
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 39.02% 30.53% 22.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,512 2,925 2,344
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +2 694 £50,000 - 209
East Midlands +3 348 £50,000 +11.11% 149
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 452 (43.38%) Microsoft
2 413 (39.64%) Agile Software Development
3 373 (35.80%) SQL
4 372 (35.70%) DevOps
5 325 (31.19%) .NET
6 324 (31.09%) C#
7 320 (30.71%) AWS
8 222 (21.31%) Windows
9 220 (21.11%) SQL Server
10 209 (20.06%) JavaScript
11 170 (16.31%) Microservices
12 165 (15.83%) Office 365
13 149 (14.30%) Active Directory
14 139 (13.34%) VMware
15 135 (12.96%) Oracle
16 130 (12.48%) .NET Core
17 129 (12.38%) Git (software)
18 128 (12.28%) PowerShell
19 126 (12.09%) ASP.NET
20 123 (11.80%) Scrum
21 120 (11.52%) Terraform
22 117 (11.23%) Finance
22 117 (11.23%) T-SQL
23 116 (11.13%) AngularJS
24 115 (11.04%) Docker
25 114 (10.94%) Windows Server
26 110 (10.56%) Analytics
27 107 (10.27%) Kubernetes
28 106 (10.17%) Software Engineering
29 103 (9.88%) MVC

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 55 (5.28%) SharePoint
2 32 (3.07%) Elasticsearch
2 32 (3.07%) IIS
3 24 (2.30%) MS Exchange
4 22 (2.11%) CMS
5 19 (1.82%) Confluence
5 19 (1.82%) Umbraco
6 13 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (1.15%) SAS
8 7 (0.67%) nginx
8 7 (0.67%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.58%) Sitefinity
10 5 (0.48%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.48%) WordPress
11 4 (0.38%) Kentico
11 4 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.29%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.29%) NServiceBus
12 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 32 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.58%) Eikon
4 6 (0.58%) Workfront
5 5 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.38%) Magento
7 3 (0.29%) SAP IS-U
7 3 (0.29%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 1 (0.096%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.096%) SAP CAR
9 1 (0.096%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 320 (30.71%) AWS
2 165 (15.83%) Office 365
3 88 (8.45%) GCP
4 85 (8.16%) Power Platform
5 75 (7.20%) SaaS
6 65 (6.24%) PaaS
7 50 (4.80%) GitHub
8 48 (4.61%) Azure Data Factory
9 47 (4.51%) Azure Active Directory
10 39 (3.74%) IaaS
11 31 (2.98%) Cloud Computing
12 28 (2.69%) Serverless
13 26 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
14 21 (2.02%) AWS CloudFormation
15 18 (1.73%) AWS Lambda
15 18 (1.73%) PowerApps
16 17 (1.63%) OpenShift
17 14 (1.34%) Azure Stack
18 12 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
18 12 (1.15%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 97 (9.31%) Firewall
2 47 (4.51%) DNS
3 44 (4.22%) WAN
4 39 (3.74%) SAN
5 37 (3.55%) LAN
6 29 (2.78%) DHCP
7 25 (2.40%) VLAN
8 24 (2.30%) Internet
8 24 (2.30%) TCP/IP
9 20 (1.92%) VPN
10 15 (1.44%) Network Security
11 14 (1.34%) NAS
11 14 (1.34%) VoIP
12 11 (1.06%) NetScaler
13 10 (0.96%) AMQP
13 10 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (0.67%) HTTP
14 7 (0.67%) iSCSI
15 6 (0.58%) Skype
16 5 (0.48%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (21.11%) SQL Server
2 87 (8.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 83 (7.97%) Data Warehouse
4 65 (6.24%) Power BI
5 63 (6.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 58 (5.57%) NoSQL
7 53 (5.09%) MongoDB
8 44 (4.22%) Azure SQL Database
9 40 (3.84%) Data Lake
10 37 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
11 35 (3.36%) Relational Database
12 32 (3.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 27 (2.59%) Big Data
14 25 (2.40%) Redis
15 20 (1.92%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 20 (1.92%) MySQL
15 20 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
16 19 (1.82%) Amazon Redshift
17 18 (1.73%) Hadoop
18 17 (1.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 129 (12.38%) Git (software)
2 71 (6.81%) Jenkins
3 53 (5.09%) Visual Studio
4 48 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 42 (4.03%) JIRA
6 24 (2.30%) Bitbucket
7 22 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
7 22 (2.11%) Selenium
8 19 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 17 (1.63%) Subversion
10 16 (1.54%) TeamCity
11 14 (1.34%) Artifactory
12 13 (1.25%) Maven
12 13 (1.25%) SpecFlow
13 12 (1.15%) GitLab
13 12 (1.15%) NUnit
13 12 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
14 11 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
15 10 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (0.96%) webpack
General
1 117 (11.23%) Finance
2 55 (5.28%) Public Sector
3 44 (4.22%) Law
4 32 (3.07%) Retail
5 19 (1.82%) Marketing
6 18 (1.73%) Aerospace
7 14 (1.34%) Telecoms
8 10 (0.96%) Back Office
8 10 (0.96%) Banking
8 10 (0.96%) Digital Economy
8 10 (0.96%) Games
9 5 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.38%) Automotive
11 3 (0.29%) Advertising
11 3 (0.29%) Electronics
11 3 (0.29%) Legal
11 3 (0.29%) Publishing
12 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.19%) Police
13 1 (0.096%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 288 (27.64%) Developer
2 123 (11.80%) Architect
3 103 (9.88%) Azure Engineer
4 95 (9.12%) DevOps Engineer
5 83 (7.97%) .NET Developer
6 79 (7.58%) C# Developer
7 61 (5.85%) Senior Developer
8 58 (5.57%) Data Engineer
9 56 (5.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 52 (4.99%) Analyst
10 52 (4.99%) Software Developer
11 47 (4.51%) Full Stack Developer
12 46 (4.41%) C# .NET Developer
12 46 (4.41%) Cloud Engineer
13 39 (3.74%) Solutions Architect
14 37 (3.55%) IT Engineer
15 36 (3.45%) Software Engineer
16 35 (3.36%) Platform Engineer
17 34 (3.26%) Azure DevOps Engineer
18 33 (3.17%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 325 (31.19%) .NET
2 130 (12.48%) .NET Core
3 126 (12.09%) ASP.NET
4 116 (11.13%) AngularJS
5 102 (9.79%) .NET Framework
5 102 (9.79%) CSS
6 101 (9.69%) HTML
7 75 (7.20%) jQuery
8 74 (7.10%) React
9 68 (6.53%) ASP.NET Web API
10 62 (5.95%) REST
11 49 (4.70%) JSON
12 45 (4.32%) Entity Framework
13 39 (3.74%) Vue.js
14 38 (3.65%) Kafka
15 37 (3.55%) HTML5
15 37 (3.55%) Node.js
16 34 (3.26%) ASP.NET Core
17 31 (2.98%) Web Services
18 30 (2.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 80 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (5.85%) Greenfield Project
3 45 (4.32%) User Experience
4 42 (4.03%) Self-Motivation
5 35 (3.36%) Mobile App
6 28 (2.69%) Public Cloud
7 26 (2.50%) Data Centre
8 25 (2.40%) Cloud Native
9 21 (2.02%) Private Cloud
10 16 (1.54%) Replication
11 15 (1.44%) Driving Licence
11 15 (1.44%) Management Information System
12 8 (0.77%) Clustering
12 8 (0.77%) Data Structures
12 8 (0.77%) Internet of Things
13 7 (0.67%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
14 6 (0.58%) Thin Client
14 6 (0.58%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 222 (21.31%) Windows
2 114 (10.94%) Windows Server
3 98 (9.40%) Linux
4 33 (3.17%) Unix
5 30 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (2.88%) Windows Server 2016
6 28 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (1.82%) Windows Server 2019
8 15 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (1.25%) Windows 10
10 10 (0.96%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.86%) AIX
11 9 (0.86%) Android
12 8 (0.77%) CentOS
13 5 (0.48%) Data ONTAP
14 4 (0.38%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.19%) Solaris
15 2 (0.19%) SUSE
15 2 (0.19%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.096%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 413 (39.64%) Agile Software Development
2 372 (35.70%) DevOps
3 170 (16.31%) Microservices
4 123 (11.80%) Scrum
5 110 (10.56%) Analytics
6 106 (10.17%) Software Engineering
7 103 (9.88%) MVC
7 103 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
8 102 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
9 88 (8.45%) Migration
10 87 (8.35%) SDLC
10 87 (8.35%) TDD
11 79 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
12 76 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 76 (7.29%) ITIL
13 69 (6.62%) Infrastructure as Code
14 65 (6.24%) Test Automation
15 55 (5.28%) Mentoring
16 53 (5.09%) ETL
17 50 (4.80%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 373 (35.80%) SQL
2 324 (31.09%) C#
3 209 (20.06%) JavaScript
4 128 (12.28%) PowerShell
5 117 (11.23%) T-SQL
6 91 (8.73%) Python
7 62 (5.95%) Java
8 44 (4.22%) Bash Shell
9 43 (4.13%) PL/SQL
10 31 (2.98%) TypeScript
11 27 (2.59%) Go
12 23 (2.21%) C++
13 21 (2.02%) Perl
14 18 (1.73%) PHP
15 11 (1.06%) R
15 11 (1.06%) Ruby
16 9 (0.86%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 9 (0.86%) VB
17 8 (0.77%) ABAP
17 8 (0.77%) C
Qualifications
1 65 (6.24%) Degree
2 61 (5.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (3.74%) MCSE
4 35 (3.36%) Security Cleared
5 33 (3.17%) SC Cleared
6 23 (2.21%) MCSA
7 19 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (1.54%) CCNA
9 13 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (1.15%) AWS Certification
11 9 (0.86%) CCSA
11 9 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (0.77%) A+ Certification
12 8 (0.77%) Check Point Certification
12 8 (0.77%) MCP
13 7 (0.67%) HNC
13 7 (0.67%) MCDST
13 7 (0.67%) MCITP
14 6 (0.58%) ISTQB
14 6 (0.58%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (5.76%) QA
2 23 (2.21%) SLA
3 19 (1.82%) GDPR
4 17 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.67%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.58%) NIST
7 3 (0.29%) BS25999
7 3 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.19%) PMO
8 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.096%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.096%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 149 (14.30%) Active Directory
2 115 (11.04%) Docker
3 99 (9.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 79 (7.58%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (1.92%) XenApp
6 14 (1.34%) vSphere
7 13 (1.25%) XenDesktop
8 12 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
9 10 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (0.67%) Varnish
12 5 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.38%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.38%) NFS
13 4 (0.38%) vCloud
14 3 (0.29%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.29%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.19%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 120 (11.52%) Terraform
2 107 (10.27%) Kubernetes
3 84 (8.06%) Ansible
4 37 (3.55%) Puppet
5 34 (3.26%) SCCM
6 30 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
7 26 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (1.15%) SCOM
9 11 (1.06%) Backup Exec
9 11 (1.06%) WSUS
10 10 (0.96%) vCenter Server
11 9 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
12 8 (0.77%) Data Guard
12 8 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
12 8 (0.77%) Packer
13 7 (0.67%) Grafana
13 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
13 7 (0.67%) MIIS
14 6 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 6 (0.58%) Rancher
Vendors
1 452 (43.38%) Microsoft
2 139 (13.34%) VMware
3 135 (12.96%) Oracle
4 59 (5.66%) Google
5 53 (5.09%) Cisco
6 51 (4.89%) Citrix
7 41 (3.93%) Red Hat
8 23 (2.21%) NetApp
9 20 (1.92%) Dell
9 20 (1.92%) Veeam
10 18 (1.73%) Databricks
10 18 (1.73%) IBM
10 18 (1.73%) SAP
11 17 (1.63%) Talend
12 16 (1.54%) HP
12 16 (1.54%) SolarWinds
13 14 (1.34%) EnterpriseDB
14 13 (1.25%) CheckPoint
15 12 (1.15%) Cloudera
16 11 (1.06%) ServiceNow