Period
to 23 April 2021

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 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 5 13
Rank change year-on-year +1 +8 +7
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,667 1,609 1,572
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.67% 18.36% 13.01%
As % of the Cloud Services category 56.41% 56.56% 52.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1,426 1,339 1,202
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,625 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £77,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500

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 2,955 2,845 2,990
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 38.41% 32.47% 24.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2,509 2,397 2,268
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,900 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,000 £35,500 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £74,150 £75,400 £72,500
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 23 April 2021.

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 April 2021. 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 0 1,152 £50,000 - 292
East Midlands +2 505 £45,000 -5.26% 140
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2021, 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.

1 770 (46.19%) Microsoft
2 570 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
3 512 (30.71%) DevOps
4 500 (29.99%) SQL
5 447 (26.81%) C#
6 438 (26.27%) .NET
7 433 (25.97%) AWS
8 422 (25.31%) Windows
9 350 (21.00%) SQL Server
10 326 (19.56%) Active Directory
11 321 (19.26%) Microsoft 365
12 317 (19.02%) JavaScript
13 309 (18.54%) VMware
14 279 (16.74%) PowerShell
15 246 (14.76%) Windows Server
16 202 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
17 194 (11.64%) Linux
18 182 (10.92%) Power Platform
19 181 (10.86%) Docker
20 178 (10.68%) Business Intelligence
21 177 (10.62%) HTML
22 174 (10.44%) CSS
23 170 (10.20%) Firewall
24 168 (10.08%) Python
25 166 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
26 164 (9.84%) Terraform
27 162 (9.72%) Analytics
28 161 (9.66%) Microservices
28 161 (9.66%) .NET Core
29 160 (9.60%) AngularJS

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
1 102 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 73 (4.38%) MS Exchange
3 48 (2.88%) IIS
4 33 (1.98%) CMS
5 28 (1.68%) Umbraco
6 22 (1.32%) Confluence
7 16 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (0.78%) Apache Spark
9 13 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (0.66%) SAS
11 5 (0.30%) Apache
12 4 (0.24%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.24%) OpenROAD
13 3 (0.18%) nginx
13 3 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.18%) Sitefinity
14 2 (0.12%) NServiceBus
14 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 65 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.060%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.060%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.060%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
4 9 (0.54%) Workfront
5 8 (0.48%) Sentinel
6 6 (0.36%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 4 (0.24%) Bond Adapt
8 4 (0.24%) Eikon
8 4 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.18%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 1 (0.060%) Maximo
10 1 (0.060%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.060%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.060%) SAP IS-U
10 1 (0.060%) SAP MDM
10 1 (0.060%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 433 (25.97%) AWS
2 321 (19.26%) Microsoft 365
3 182 (10.92%) Power Platform
4 136 (8.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 120 (7.20%) GCP
6 107 (6.42%) PaaS
7 84 (5.04%) SaaS
8 83 (4.98%) IaaS
9 65 (3.90%) Azure Data Factory
9 65 (3.90%) Dynamics 365
10 55 (3.30%) GitHub
11 48 (2.88%) Serverless
12 41 (2.46%) Azure Logic Apps
12 41 (2.46%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 40 (2.40%) PowerApps
14 28 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
15 27 (1.62%) Azure Service Bus
16 26 (1.56%) Power Automate
17 24 (1.44%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 24 (1.44%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 170 (10.20%) Firewall
2 81 (4.86%) DNS
3 61 (3.66%) SAN
4 52 (3.12%) VPN
4 52 (3.12%) WAN
5 50 (3.00%) DHCP
6 46 (2.76%) TCP/IP
7 44 (2.64%) LAN
8 32 (1.92%) NAS
8 32 (1.92%) VLAN
9 22 (1.32%) Network Security
10 21 (1.26%) Remote Desktop
11 20 (1.20%) VoIP
12 17 (1.02%) Wireless
13 13 (0.78%) iSCSI
14 12 (0.72%) BIG-IP
14 12 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 12 (0.72%) SD-WAN
15 11 (0.66%) Skype
16 10 (0.60%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (21.00%) SQL Server
2 152 (9.12%) Power BI
3 126 (7.56%) Data Warehouse
4 87 (5.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 77 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 76 (4.56%) NoSQL
7 61 (3.66%) Azure SQL Database
8 56 (3.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 47 (2.82%) MySQL
10 46 (2.76%) Data Lake
11 45 (2.70%) MongoDB
12 36 (2.16%) Relational Database
13 30 (1.80%) Big Data
14 26 (1.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 24 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
16 23 (1.38%) Hadoop
17 21 (1.26%) Pentaho
17 21 (1.26%) Tableau
18 20 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
19 19 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 128 (7.68%) Git (software)
2 96 (5.76%) Jenkins
3 52 (3.12%) Visual Studio
4 48 (2.88%) Octopus Deploy
5 40 (2.40%) TeamCity
6 37 (2.22%) JIRA
7 32 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
8 20 (1.20%) Artifactory
9 17 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 16 (0.96%) Bitbucket
10 16 (0.96%) GitLab
11 13 (0.78%) NUnit
12 12 (0.72%) Selenium
13 11 (0.66%) Maven
14 10 (0.60%) SpecFlow
14 10 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 10 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (0.48%) Mercurial
16 7 (0.42%) JMeter
16 7 (0.42%) MSTest
General
1 146 (8.76%) Finance
2 95 (5.70%) Public Sector
3 68 (4.08%) Law
4 58 (3.48%) Retail
5 31 (1.86%) Marketing
6 20 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
7 17 (1.02%) Back Office
8 16 (0.96%) Publishing
9 14 (0.84%) Digital Economy
10 13 (0.78%) Telecoms
11 11 (0.66%) Games
12 10 (0.60%) Automotive
12 10 (0.60%) Banking
13 9 (0.54%) Local Government
13 9 (0.54%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.48%) Legal
15 7 (0.42%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.36%) Billing
17 5 (0.30%) Electronics
18 4 (0.24%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 422 (25.31%) Developer
2 165 (9.90%) Architect
3 143 (8.58%) Azure Engineer
4 110 (6.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 109 (6.54%) .NET Developer
6 104 (6.24%) DevOps Engineer
7 100 (6.00%) Analyst
8 99 (5.94%) Senior Developer
9 96 (5.76%) Data Engineer
10 92 (5.52%) C# Developer
11 79 (4.74%) Cloud Engineer
11 79 (4.74%) IT Engineer
12 75 (4.50%) Software Developer
13 68 (4.08%) Full Stack Developer
14 64 (3.84%) Support Engineer
15 58 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
16 55 (3.30%) C# .NET Developer
17 49 (2.94%) Consultant
18 44 (2.64%) React Developer
19 43 (2.58%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 438 (26.27%) .NET
2 177 (10.62%) HTML
3 174 (10.44%) CSS
4 161 (9.66%) .NET Core
5 160 (9.60%) AngularJS
6 146 (8.76%) React
7 144 (8.64%) ASP.NET
8 118 (7.08%) .NET Framework
9 100 (6.00%) jQuery
10 93 (5.58%) REST
11 68 (4.08%) Web Services
12 66 (3.96%) Entity Framework
13 61 (3.66%) Node.js
14 55 (3.30%) JSON
15 53 (3.18%) Vue.js
16 45 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
17 43 (2.58%) RESTful
18 34 (2.04%) Ajax
19 32 (1.92%) HTML5
19 32 (1.92%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 96 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (5.34%) Greenfield Project
3 65 (3.90%) Data Centre
4 64 (3.84%) Public Cloud
5 57 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
6 54 (3.24%) Clustering
7 52 (3.12%) User Experience
8 41 (2.46%) Management Information System
9 38 (2.28%) Cloud Native
10 35 (2.10%) Mobile App
11 28 (1.68%) Private Cloud
11 28 (1.68%) Replication
12 18 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
14 11 (0.66%) Data Structures
15 10 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
15 10 (0.60%) Microsoft Licensing
16 9 (0.54%) Driving Licence
16 9 (0.54%) Taxonomies
17 8 (0.48%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 422 (25.31%) Windows
2 246 (14.76%) Windows Server
3 194 (11.64%) Linux
4 55 (3.30%) Unix
5 49 (2.94%) Windows 10
6 45 (2.70%) Windows Server 2016
7 38 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 38 (2.28%) Windows Server 2019
8 37 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (0.84%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.60%) AIX
12 8 (0.48%) CentOS
12 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.42%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.42%) SUSE
14 6 (0.36%) Alpine Linux
14 6 (0.36%) Android
15 5 (0.30%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 570 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
2 512 (30.71%) DevOps
3 178 (10.68%) Business Intelligence
4 166 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
5 162 (9.72%) Analytics
6 161 (9.66%) Microservices
7 152 (9.12%) Software Engineering
8 151 (9.06%) SDLC
9 149 (8.94%) ITIL
10 141 (8.46%) Scrum
11 139 (8.34%) MVC
12 136 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 134 (8.04%) Migration
14 130 (7.80%) Mentoring
15 103 (6.18%) Infrastructure as Code
16 97 (5.82%) Project Management
17 93 (5.58%) Continuous Integration
18 92 (5.52%) Continuous Improvement
19 89 (5.34%) TDD
20 87 (5.22%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 500 (29.99%) SQL
2 447 (26.81%) C#
3 317 (19.02%) JavaScript
4 279 (16.74%) PowerShell
5 168 (10.08%) Python
6 101 (6.06%) T-SQL
7 94 (5.64%) TypeScript
8 93 (5.58%) Java
9 63 (3.78%) Bash Shell
10 29 (1.74%) Go
11 27 (1.62%) ES6
12 25 (1.50%) PHP
13 24 (1.44%) Ruby
14 20 (1.20%) VB.NET
15 19 (1.14%) ES7
15 19 (1.14%) Perl
15 19 (1.14%) PL/SQL
16 16 (0.96%) ES8
17 13 (0.78%) R
18 10 (0.60%) C
Qualifications
1 92 (5.52%) Security Cleared
2 81 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 79 (4.74%) Degree
4 74 (4.44%) SC Cleared
5 46 (2.76%) MCSE
6 37 (2.22%) MCSA
7 19 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
9 16 (0.96%) MCITP
10 14 (0.84%) CISSP
10 14 (0.84%) TOGAF Certification
11 12 (0.72%) AWS Certification
12 11 (0.66%) CCNA
12 11 (0.66%) CCNP
12 11 (0.66%) CISM
12 11 (0.66%) Network+ Certification
13 8 (0.48%) CCENT
13 8 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (4.56%) QA
2 61 (3.66%) SLA
3 43 (2.58%) GDPR
4 31 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 24 (1.44%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.84%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.60%) COBIT
7 10 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (0.54%) PMO
9 8 (0.48%) NIST
10 5 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.18%) SOC 2
12 2 (0.12%) GRC
13 1 (0.060%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.060%) NCSC
13 1 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.060%) SOC 1
System Software
1 326 (19.56%) Active Directory
2 202 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 181 (10.86%) Docker
4 153 (9.18%) Hyper-V
5 62 (3.72%) XenApp
6 60 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
7 40 (2.40%) XenDesktop
8 37 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
9 34 (2.04%) vSphere
10 19 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
11 16 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
12 14 (0.84%) NFS
13 13 (0.78%) BitLocker
14 10 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.30%) Firmware
15 5 (0.30%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 3 (0.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
18 2 (0.12%) HDFS
19 1 (0.060%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 164 (9.84%) Terraform
2 154 (9.24%) Kubernetes
3 138 (8.28%) Ansible
4 70 (4.20%) Puppet
5 67 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
6 59 (3.54%) Microsoft Intune
7 56 (3.36%) SCCM
8 46 (2.76%) Microsoft Clustering
9 23 (1.38%) Rancher
10 22 (1.32%) vCenter Server
11 21 (1.26%) Backup Exec
12 20 (1.20%) Prometheus
13 19 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
14 18 (1.08%) CASB
14 18 (1.08%) SCOM
15 15 (0.90%) Grafana
16 14 (0.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 14 (0.84%) Packer
17 13 (0.78%) Consul
18 12 (0.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 770 (46.19%) Microsoft
2 309 (18.54%) VMware
3 121 (7.26%) Oracle
4 108 (6.48%) Citrix
5 94 (5.64%) Cisco
6 71 (4.26%) Google
7 54 (3.24%) Veeam
8 47 (2.82%) Databricks
9 45 (2.70%) Dell
10 40 (2.40%) Red Hat
11 34 (2.04%) HP
12 33 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
13 27 (1.62%) IBM
14 24 (1.44%) EMC
15 23 (1.38%) NetApp
15 23 (1.38%) SAP
16 20 (1.20%) ServiceNow
17 19 (1.14%) Meraki
17 19 (1.14%) SonicWALL
18 18 (1.08%) SolarWinds