Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 17 35
Rank change year-on-year +10 +18 +43
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,748 1,347 1,002
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.98% 9.87% 6.58%
As % of the Cloud Services category 51.79% 44.11% 41.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,524 1,151 911
Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -2.17%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 3,375 3,054 2,427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 28.92% 22.39% 15.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2,790 2,495 2,044
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,075
90th Percentile £72,050 £71,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +13 1,103 £50,000 - 229
East Midlands +8 634 £45,000 -2.17% 149
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 885 (50.63%) Microsoft
2 674 (38.56%) AWS
3 639 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
4 539 (30.84%) SQL
5 538 (30.78%) C#
6 508 (29.06%) .NET
7 504 (28.83%) Windows
8 475 (27.17%) Office 365
9 460 (26.32%) DevOps
10 405 (23.17%) Active Directory
11 344 (19.68%) SQL Server
12 320 (18.31%) VMware
13 303 (17.33%) JavaScript
14 302 (17.28%) ASP.NET
15 263 (15.05%) Windows Server
16 224 (12.81%) Hyper-V
17 223 (12.76%) Scrum
18 201 (11.50%) HTML
19 196 (11.21%) CSS
20 194 (11.10%) PowerShell
21 191 (10.93%) Firewall
22 188 (10.76%) ITIL
23 187 (10.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 185 (10.58%) Finance
25 184 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
26 183 (10.47%) Linux
27 182 (10.41%) Data Centre
28 177 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
29 176 (10.07%) MVC
30 173 (9.90%) Citrix

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
1 101 (5.78%) SharePoint
2 83 (4.75%) MS Exchange
3 45 (2.57%) SAS
4 41 (2.35%) IIS
5 33 (1.89%) Skype for Business
6 24 (1.37%) Apache Spark
7 21 (1.20%) Confluence
8 18 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (0.74%) Apache
9 13 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (0.69%) CMS
11 11 (0.63%) Umbraco
12 8 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.34%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.29%) Anypoint
14 5 (0.29%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.29%) EPiServer
14 5 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (0.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 81 (4.63%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.92%) S-PLUS
4 5 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.23%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.23%) Moqups
5 4 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.17%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.057%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.057%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 32 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.46%) SAP ERP
2 8 (0.46%) Workfront
3 6 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (0.23%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.11%) OpenCart
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.057%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.057%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.057%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 674 (38.56%) AWS
2 475 (27.17%) Office 365
3 173 (9.90%) PaaS
4 163 (9.32%) IaaS
5 153 (8.75%) Azure Active Directory
6 135 (7.72%) GCP
7 97 (5.55%) Power Platform
7 97 (5.55%) SaaS
8 88 (5.03%) Serverless
9 46 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
10 45 (2.57%) Dynamics 365
11 43 (2.46%) GitHub
12 41 (2.35%) AWS CloudFormation
13 37 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
14 35 (2.00%) Amazon S3
14 35 (2.00%) Azure Functions
15 31 (1.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 27 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 26 (1.49%) IBM Cloud
18 23 (1.32%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 191 (10.93%) Firewall
2 114 (6.52%) DNS
3 84 (4.81%) WAN
4 73 (4.18%) DHCP
5 68 (3.89%) LAN
6 54 (3.09%) VPN
7 46 (2.63%) SAN
8 40 (2.29%) VLAN
9 35 (2.00%) Wireless
10 34 (1.95%) Skype
11 33 (1.89%) Unified Communications
12 32 (1.83%) NAS
13 31 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
14 25 (1.43%) Network Security
15 24 (1.37%) VoIP
16 23 (1.32%) MPLS
17 22 (1.26%) Fibre Channel
17 22 (1.26%) iSCSI
18 21 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
18 21 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 344 (19.68%) SQL Server
2 112 (6.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 97 (5.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 91 (5.21%) Power BI
5 77 (4.41%) Azure SQL Database
6 67 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
7 51 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 46 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 44 (2.52%) Big Data
10 43 (2.46%) NoSQL
11 42 (2.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 42 (2.40%) Hadoop
11 42 (2.40%) MongoDB
11 42 (2.40%) MySQL
11 42 (2.40%) Relational Database
12 40 (2.29%) Amazon RDS
13 24 (1.37%) Pentaho
14 22 (1.26%) Amazon Redshift
15 21 (1.20%) Data Lake
15 21 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 160 (9.15%) Git (software)
2 147 (8.41%) Jenkins
3 112 (6.41%) Visual Studio
4 66 (3.78%) Visual Studio Team System
5 53 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 51 (2.92%) Selenium
7 48 (2.75%) JIRA
8 39 (2.23%) Bitbucket
8 39 (2.23%) Maven
9 31 (1.77%) TeamCity
10 30 (1.72%) Subversion
11 24 (1.37%) Artifactory
12 23 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
13 22 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 16 (0.92%) Visual Studio Code
15 14 (0.80%) SoapUI
16 13 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
17 11 (0.63%) MSI
18 10 (0.57%) GitLab
19 9 (0.51%) webpack
General
1 185 (10.58%) Finance
2 137 (7.84%) Retail
3 132 (7.55%) Public Sector
4 45 (2.57%) Marketing
5 31 (1.77%) Manufacturing
6 16 (0.92%) Banking
7 14 (0.80%) Telecoms
8 10 (0.57%) Back Office
9 9 (0.51%) Games
10 7 (0.40%) Advertising
10 7 (0.40%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.29%) Automotive
11 5 (0.29%) Law
12 4 (0.23%) Local Government
13 3 (0.17%) Legal
14 2 (0.11%) Social Housing
15 1 (0.057%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.057%) Military
15 1 (0.057%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 530 (30.32%) Developer
2 283 (16.19%) Architect
3 226 (12.93%) .NET Developer
4 170 (9.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 125 (7.15%) Solutions Architect
6 121 (6.92%) Senior Developer
7 102 (5.84%) Cloud Engineer
8 100 (5.72%) Consultant
9 94 (5.38%) C# Developer
10 82 (4.69%) Cloud Architect
11 79 (4.52%) Azure Engineer
12 77 (4.41%) DevOps Engineer
13 72 (4.12%) Software Developer
14 70 (4.00%) Technical Architect
15 69 (3.95%) C# .NET Developer
15 69 (3.95%) Senior .NET Developer
16 63 (3.60%) Analyst
16 63 (3.60%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 62 (3.55%) Full Stack Developer
18 46 (2.63%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 508 (29.06%) .NET
2 302 (17.28%) ASP.NET
3 201 (11.50%) HTML
4 196 (11.21%) CSS
5 157 (8.98%) AngularJS
6 154 (8.81%) Web Services
7 132 (7.55%) .NET Framework
8 131 (7.49%) .NET Core
9 114 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 109 (6.24%) ASP.NET Web API
11 93 (5.32%) React
12 92 (5.26%) Node.js
13 71 (4.06%) jQuery
14 68 (3.89%) HTML5
15 54 (3.09%) Entity Framework
16 43 (2.46%) ASP.NET Core
17 42 (2.40%) RESTful
18 41 (2.35%) JSON
19 38 (2.17%) REST
20 36 (2.06%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 182 (10.41%) Data Centre
2 160 (9.15%) Public Cloud
3 125 (7.15%) Greenfield Project
4 109 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
5 99 (5.66%) Self-Motivation
6 76 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
7 43 (2.46%) Private Cloud
8 40 (2.29%) User Experience
9 39 (2.23%) Clustering
10 34 (1.95%) Cloud Native
10 34 (1.95%) Mobile App
10 34 (1.95%) Virtual Team
11 32 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (1.09%) NHS
13 18 (1.03%) Management Information System
13 18 (1.03%) Replication
14 17 (0.97%) Driving Licence
15 16 (0.92%) EPoS
16 14 (0.80%) Data Structures
17 13 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 504 (28.83%) Windows
2 263 (15.05%) Windows Server
3 183 (10.47%) Linux
4 125 (7.15%) Windows 10
5 80 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (2.17%) Unix
7 33 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (1.72%) Windows 7
9 28 (1.60%) Apple iOS
10 24 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (1.20%) Android
12 19 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (0.86%) CentOS
14 14 (0.80%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.51%) AIX
15 9 (0.51%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.46%) Data ONTAP
17 5 (0.29%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.17%) Windows XP
19 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 639 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
2 460 (26.32%) DevOps
3 223 (12.76%) Scrum
4 188 (10.76%) ITIL
5 187 (10.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 177 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
7 176 (10.07%) MVC
8 162 (9.27%) Business Intelligence
9 152 (8.70%) Migration
10 150 (8.58%) Presales
11 137 (7.84%) Software Engineering
12 135 (7.72%) Test Automation
13 121 (6.92%) Mentoring
14 116 (6.64%) Project Management
15 112 (6.41%) Microservices
16 111 (6.35%) Project Delivery
17 105 (6.01%) Continuous Integration
18 97 (5.55%) TDD
19 93 (5.32%) SDLC
20 86 (4.92%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 539 (30.84%) SQL
2 538 (30.78%) C#
3 303 (17.33%) JavaScript
4 194 (11.10%) PowerShell
5 143 (8.18%) Python
6 123 (7.04%) Java
7 96 (5.49%) T-SQL
8 65 (3.72%) Bash Shell
9 40 (2.29%) VB.NET
10 29 (1.66%) PL/SQL
10 29 (1.66%) TypeScript
11 17 (0.97%) Scala
12 16 (0.92%) Perl
12 16 (0.92%) Ruby
13 15 (0.86%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 15 (0.86%) Go
14 14 (0.80%) C
14 14 (0.80%) C++
15 10 (0.57%) VBScript
16 9 (0.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 149 (8.52%) Degree
2 144 (8.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 75 (4.29%) MCSE
4 70 (4.00%) MCSA
5 59 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (2.57%) Security Cleared
7 38 (2.17%) CCNP
8 34 (1.95%) SC Cleared
9 32 (1.83%) CCNA
10 29 (1.66%) CISSP
11 28 (1.60%) CISM
12 26 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
13 25 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 24 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
15 23 (1.32%) HND
16 22 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
17 20 (1.14%) Master's Degree
17 20 (1.14%) MCP
18 16 (0.92%) ISEB
19 15 (0.86%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.83%) QA
2 53 (3.03%) SLA
3 38 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 32 (1.83%) GDPR
5 20 (1.14%) PCI DSS
6 18 (1.03%) Data Quality
7 17 (0.97%) COBIT
8 9 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
9 8 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.11%) HL7
11 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.057%) NIST
11 1 (0.057%) PMO
System Software
1 405 (23.17%) Active Directory
2 224 (12.81%) Hyper-V
3 184 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 166 (9.50%) Docker
5 81 (4.63%) XenApp
6 47 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
7 45 (2.57%) vSphere
8 37 (2.12%) XenDesktop
9 32 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
10 20 (1.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 14 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.63%) Firmware
13 11 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.40%) DFS Replication
16 6 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 4 (0.23%) BitLocker
17 4 (0.23%) Terminal Services
17 4 (0.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 118 (6.75%) Kubernetes
2 102 (5.84%) Ansible
2 102 (5.84%) SCCM
3 87 (4.98%) Microsoft Intune
3 87 (4.98%) Terraform
4 72 (4.12%) Puppet
5 41 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (1.83%) SCOM
7 17 (0.97%) WSUS
8 16 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
9 15 (0.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 13 (0.74%) Backup Exec
10 13 (0.74%) NetBackup
10 13 (0.74%) SCVMM
11 11 (0.63%) AirWatch
12 10 (0.57%) FortiGate
12 10 (0.57%) Kibana
13 9 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
13 9 (0.51%) Salt
14 8 (0.46%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 885 (50.63%) Microsoft
2 320 (18.31%) VMware
3 173 (9.90%) Citrix
4 169 (9.67%) Cisco
5 117 (6.69%) Google
6 87 (4.98%) Oracle
7 46 (2.63%) NetApp
8 45 (2.57%) IBM
9 40 (2.29%) CheckPoint
10 38 (2.17%) HP
11 32 (1.83%) Dell
11 32 (1.83%) SAP
12 30 (1.72%) Meraki
12 30 (1.72%) Tableau
13 27 (1.54%) Veeam
14 26 (1.49%) Cloudera
15 20 (1.14%) ForgeRock
15 20 (1.14%) Ivanti
15 20 (1.14%) ServiceNow
16 19 (1.09%) Xamarin