Period
to 5 July 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 5 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > Midlands
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 10 19
Rank change year-on-year +6 +9 +21
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,181 1,739 1,460
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.38% 14.27% 9.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 59.74% 52.78% 44.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,040 1,541 1,386
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,100 £77,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +10.00%

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 1,977 3,295 3,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 32.45% 27.04% 21.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,597 2,611 2,641
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 5 July 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 5 July 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 +3 829 £50,000 -4.76% 132
East Midlands +8 345 £47,500 +5.56% 61
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 5 July 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.

1 574 (48.60%) Microsoft
2 385 (32.60%) Agile Software Development
3 363 (30.74%) DevOps
4 347 (29.38%) AWS
5 327 (27.69%) Windows
6 300 (25.40%) SQL
7 297 (25.15%) .NET
8 277 (23.45%) C#
9 251 (21.25%) Office 365
10 244 (20.66%) SQL Server
11 221 (18.71%) VMware
12 197 (16.68%) Active Directory
13 185 (15.66%) PowerShell
14 182 (15.41%) JavaScript
15 164 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
16 155 (13.12%) Problem-Solving
17 151 (12.79%) Hyper-V
18 145 (12.28%) Software Engineering
18 145 (12.28%) Windows Server
19 143 (12.11%) Power Platform
20 141 (11.94%) Finance
21 132 (11.18%) Business Intelligence
22 126 (10.67%) Git (software)
23 125 (10.58%) HTML
23 125 (10.58%) ASP.NET
24 124 (10.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 121 (10.25%) Python
26 119 (10.08%) Power BI
27 118 (9.99%) Linux
27 118 (9.99%) CSS

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 58 (4.91%) MS Exchange
1 58 (4.91%) SharePoint
2 41 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 29 (2.46%) IIS
4 21 (1.78%) Confluence
5 19 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (1.61%) Skype for Business
6 18 (1.52%) Apache Spark
7 17 (1.44%) SAS
8 9 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (0.68%) CMS
10 6 (0.51%) Anypoint
10 6 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.34%) nginx
11 4 (0.34%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.34%) WordPress
12 3 (0.25%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 32 (2.71%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.25%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.34%) Eikon
3 4 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.25%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.17%) Magento
5 2 (0.17%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.085%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.085%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 347 (29.38%) AWS
2 251 (21.25%) Office 365
3 143 (12.11%) Power Platform
4 118 (9.99%) PaaS
5 110 (9.31%) GCP
6 105 (8.89%) SaaS
7 94 (7.96%) IaaS
8 57 (4.83%) Azure Active Directory
9 55 (4.66%) Serverless
10 31 (2.62%) Azure Data Factory
11 27 (2.29%) AWS Lambda
12 25 (2.12%) GitHub
13 22 (1.86%) Amazon S3
14 20 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
14 20 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
15 19 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
15 19 (1.61%) PowerApps
16 18 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
17 15 (1.27%) CloudFront
18 14 (1.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 115 (9.74%) Firewall
2 56 (4.74%) SAN
3 48 (4.06%) DNS
3 48 (4.06%) VPN
4 46 (3.90%) DHCP
5 45 (3.81%) TCP/IP
6 24 (2.03%) iSCSI
6 24 (2.03%) VLAN
7 20 (1.69%) WAN
8 18 (1.52%) Internet
9 16 (1.35%) LAN
10 14 (1.19%) Network Security
10 14 (1.19%) Skype
11 13 (1.10%) NAS
12 11 (0.93%) Remote Desktop
13 10 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (0.76%) MPLS
15 8 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (0.51%) SMTP
16 6 (0.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (20.66%) SQL Server
2 119 (10.08%) Power BI
3 82 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
4 79 (6.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 69 (5.84%) Big Data
6 64 (5.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 62 (5.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 54 (4.57%) NoSQL
9 52 (4.40%) Data Lake
10 50 (4.23%) Azure SQL Database
11 44 (3.73%) MongoDB
12 33 (2.79%) MySQL
13 31 (2.62%) Hadoop
14 27 (2.29%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 23 (1.95%) Snowflake Schema
16 19 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 17 (1.44%) Cosmos DB
17 17 (1.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 14 (1.19%) Relational Database
19 13 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 126 (10.67%) Git (software)
2 74 (6.27%) Jenkins
3 41 (3.47%) JIRA
3 41 (3.47%) Visual Studio
4 30 (2.54%) Selenium
5 26 (2.20%) SpecFlow
6 23 (1.95%) Bitbucket
7 21 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (1.61%) NUnit
8 19 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
9 18 (1.52%) GitLab
10 16 (1.35%) TeamCity
11 15 (1.27%) Maven
11 15 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 15 (1.27%) Subversion
12 12 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (1.02%) Cypress.io
12 12 (1.02%) Moq
13 10 (0.85%) MSTest
13 10 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 141 (11.94%) Finance
2 63 (5.33%) Retail
3 43 (3.64%) Public Sector
4 27 (2.29%) Law
5 18 (1.52%) Games
6 13 (1.10%) Marketing
7 10 (0.85%) Aerospace
7 10 (0.85%) Digital Economy
8 9 (0.76%) Banking
8 9 (0.76%) Legal
9 8 (0.68%) Local Government
10 6 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.42%) Advertising
11 5 (0.42%) Automotive
11 5 (0.42%) Billing
12 4 (0.34%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.34%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.17%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.17%) Police
Job Titles
1 250 (21.17%) Developer
2 127 (10.75%) Architect
3 95 (8.04%) DevOps Engineer
4 93 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 82 (6.94%) .NET Developer
6 76 (6.44%) Analyst
7 74 (6.27%) Azure Engineer
8 64 (5.42%) Cloud Engineer
9 63 (5.33%) Senior Developer
10 58 (4.91%) Software Engineer
11 52 (4.40%) C# Developer
11 52 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
12 49 (4.15%) Consultant
12 49 (4.15%) Data Engineer
13 40 (3.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 38 (3.22%) Software Developer
15 35 (2.96%) Full Stack Developer
15 35 (2.96%) Infrastructure Support
16 31 (2.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 30 (2.54%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (25.15%) .NET
2 125 (10.58%) ASP.NET
2 125 (10.58%) HTML
3 118 (9.99%) CSS
4 110 (9.31%) .NET Framework
5 103 (8.72%) .NET Core
6 81 (6.86%) AngularJS
7 80 (6.77%) ASP.NET Web API
8 72 (6.10%) React
9 55 (4.66%) Web Services
10 54 (4.57%) jQuery
10 54 (4.57%) Node.js
11 48 (4.06%) ASP.NET MVC
12 47 (3.98%) Entity Framework
13 46 (3.90%) JSON
14 39 (3.30%) REST
15 35 (2.96%) HTML5
16 22 (1.86%) WCF
17 20 (1.69%) ASP.NET Core
18 18 (1.52%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 104 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (7.45%) Public Cloud
3 66 (5.59%) Data Centre
4 46 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 46 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
5 42 (3.56%) Enterprise Storage
6 41 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
7 39 (3.30%) User Experience
8 33 (2.79%) Cloud Native
9 30 (2.54%) Mobile App
10 25 (2.12%) Driving Licence
11 22 (1.86%) Data Structures
11 22 (1.86%) Replication
12 21 (1.78%) Clustering
13 13 (1.10%) Private Cloud
14 11 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
15 10 (0.85%) Internet of Things
16 9 (0.76%) Enterprise Cloud
16 9 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
17 8 (0.68%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 327 (27.69%) Windows
2 145 (12.28%) Windows Server
3 118 (9.99%) Linux
4 61 (5.17%) Windows 10
5 33 (2.79%) Windows Server 2016
6 32 (2.71%) Unix
6 32 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.93%) Apple iOS
9 11 (0.93%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.85%) AIX
10 10 (0.85%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.76%) Android
11 9 (0.76%) CentOS
12 8 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
13 5 (0.42%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.34%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (32.60%) Agile Software Development
2 363 (30.74%) DevOps
3 155 (13.12%) Problem-Solving
4 145 (12.28%) Software Engineering
5 132 (11.18%) Business Intelligence
6 124 (10.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 112 (9.48%) Microservices
8 103 (8.72%) TDD
9 97 (8.21%) MVC
10 94 (7.96%) Mentoring
11 92 (7.79%) ITIL
12 79 (6.69%) Analytics
12 79 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
13 76 (6.44%) Test Automation
14 73 (6.18%) Continuous Improvement
15 70 (5.93%) Project Management
16 64 (5.42%) ETL
16 64 (5.42%) Scrum
17 60 (5.08%) Process Improvement
18 59 (5.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 300 (25.40%) SQL
2 277 (23.45%) C#
3 185 (15.66%) PowerShell
4 182 (15.41%) JavaScript
5 121 (10.25%) Python
6 87 (7.37%) Java
7 66 (5.59%) T-SQL
8 57 (4.83%) Bash Shell
9 40 (3.39%) TypeScript
10 32 (2.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 24 (2.03%) C++
12 14 (1.19%) Perl
12 14 (1.19%) PHP
12 14 (1.19%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.10%) Go
13 13 (1.10%) VB.NET
14 12 (1.02%) ABAP
14 12 (1.02%) Ruby
15 9 (0.76%) R
15 9 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 85 (7.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (6.01%) Degree
3 49 (4.15%) MCSE
4 43 (3.64%) MCSA
5 36 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (2.37%) CCNA
7 26 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (1.52%) CCNP
8 18 (1.52%) Security Cleared
9 17 (1.44%) SC Cleared
10 14 (1.19%) CISSP
11 11 (0.93%) AWS Certification
11 11 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (0.68%) CISM
13 7 (0.59%) RHCE
14 6 (0.51%) Master's Degree
14 6 (0.51%) PhD
15 5 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.42%) SANS
16 4 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (4.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (2.88%) QA
3 28 (2.37%) SLA
4 24 (2.03%) BS25999
4 24 (2.03%) Data Quality
4 24 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 21 (1.78%) GDPR
6 10 (0.85%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.59%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.42%) NIST
9 4 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.17%) NCSC
12 1 (0.085%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.085%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.085%) PMO
System Software
1 197 (16.68%) Active Directory
2 164 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 151 (12.79%) Hyper-V
4 104 (8.81%) Docker
5 50 (4.23%) XenApp
6 37 (3.13%) XenDesktop
7 31 (2.62%) vSphere
8 26 (2.20%) BitLocker
9 24 (2.03%) NFS
10 20 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
11 16 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.51%) HDFS
14 5 (0.42%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.42%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.34%) Varnish
16 2 (0.17%) vCloud
17 1 (0.085%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 83 (7.03%) Kubernetes
2 82 (6.94%) SCCM
3 70 (5.93%) Terraform
4 66 (5.59%) Ansible
5 45 (3.81%) Puppet
6 42 (3.56%) Microsoft Intune
7 32 (2.71%) Backup Exec
8 29 (2.46%) SCOM
9 17 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
10 16 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
11 14 (1.19%) Docker Swarm
12 13 (1.10%) WSUS
13 10 (0.85%) Consul
13 10 (0.85%) Packer
14 9 (0.76%) Data Guard
14 9 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
15 8 (0.68%) Grafana
16 7 (0.59%) Graphite
16 7 (0.59%) Prometheus
16 7 (0.59%) Rancher
Vendors
1 574 (48.60%) Microsoft
2 221 (18.71%) VMware
3 92 (7.79%) Citrix
4 81 (6.86%) Google
5 79 (6.69%) Cisco
6 55 (4.66%) Oracle
7 48 (4.06%) Veeam
8 44 (3.73%) NetApp
9 41 (3.47%) Dell
10 27 (2.29%) Red Hat
11 26 (2.20%) HP
11 26 (2.20%) Sophos
12 23 (1.95%) Databricks
12 23 (1.95%) EqualLogic
13 18 (1.52%) SAP
14 17 (1.44%) IBM
15 16 (1.35%) Atlassian
16 10 (0.85%) Remedy
17 9 (0.76%) Capita
17 9 (0.76%) Salesforce.com