Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > Midlands
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 5 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 +10
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,977 1,052 1,751
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 20.86% 19.97% 14.87%
As % of the Cloud Services category 54.28% 60.56% 52.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,612 829 1,445
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,000 £40,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 3,642 1,737 3,327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 38.42% 32.98% 28.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2,887 1,404 2,697
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +3.77%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1,407 £55,000 +10.00% 350
East Midlands +1 566 £45,000 -5.26% 214
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 847 (42.84%) Microsoft
2 703 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
3 689 (34.85%) DevOps
4 558 (28.22%) SQL
5 546 (27.62%) AWS
6 542 (27.42%) .NET
7 535 (27.06%) C#
8 443 (22.41%) Social Skills
9 428 (21.65%) Windows
10 422 (21.35%) SQL Server
11 395 (19.98%) Microsoft 365
12 338 (17.10%) VMware
13 327 (16.54%) JavaScript
14 319 (16.14%) Active Directory
15 314 (15.88%) PowerShell
16 244 (12.34%) Docker
17 242 (12.24%) Windows Server
18 238 (12.04%) Linux
19 235 (11.89%) Power Platform
20 228 (11.53%) Kubernetes
21 225 (11.38%) .NET Core
22 220 (11.13%) Python
23 217 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
24 214 (10.82%) Terraform
25 211 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
25 211 (10.67%) Scrum
26 208 (10.52%) Microservices
27 203 (10.27%) Software Engineering
27 203 (10.27%) VMware Infrastructure
28 188 (9.51%) Security Cleared

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
1 137 (6.93%) SharePoint
2 102 (5.16%) MS Exchange
3 52 (2.63%) IIS
4 20 (1.01%) CMS
5 18 (0.91%) Confluence
5 18 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (0.71%) Umbraco
8 10 (0.51%) Apache Spark
9 9 (0.46%) OpenStack
10 8 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (0.40%) OpenROAD
11 7 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.35%) SAS
12 5 (0.25%) Apache
12 5 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.10%) nginx
13 2 (0.10%) Skype for Business
14 1 (0.051%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.051%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 57 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.15%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.051%) Figma
7 1 (0.051%) Sketch
7 1 (0.051%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 42 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.51%) Sentinel
3 9 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.35%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 4 (0.20%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.15%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.10%) Elite 3E
9 2 (0.10%) Maximo
9 2 (0.10%) Workfront
10 1 (0.051%) Magento
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle BRM
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.051%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 546 (27.62%) AWS
2 395 (19.98%) Microsoft 365
3 235 (11.89%) Power Platform
4 165 (8.35%) GCP
5 133 (6.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 121 (6.12%) PaaS
7 115 (5.82%) SaaS
8 106 (5.36%) Dynamics 365
9 105 (5.31%) IaaS
10 101 (5.11%) Azure Data Factory
11 78 (3.95%) Serverless
12 70 (3.54%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 69 (3.49%) PowerApps
14 66 (3.34%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 61 (3.09%) GitHub
16 52 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
17 51 (2.58%) Azure Logic Apps
17 51 (2.58%) OneDrive
18 50 (2.53%) Power Automate
19 38 (1.92%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 164 (8.30%) Firewall
2 91 (4.60%) DNS
3 79 (4.00%) WAN
4 71 (3.59%) LAN
5 63 (3.19%) DHCP
6 60 (3.03%) SAN
7 53 (2.68%) VPN
8 50 (2.53%) TCP/IP
9 41 (2.07%) VLAN
10 28 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
10 28 (1.42%) Wireless
11 24 (1.21%) Network Security
12 23 (1.16%) NAS
13 22 (1.11%) HTTP
14 18 (0.91%) Internet
15 15 (0.76%) Remote Desktop
16 14 (0.71%) SMTP
17 13 (0.66%) VoIP
18 11 (0.56%) SD-WAN
19 9 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 422 (21.35%) SQL Server
2 178 (9.00%) Power BI
3 158 (7.99%) Data Warehouse
4 128 (6.47%) NoSQL
5 96 (4.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 93 (4.70%) Azure SQL Database
7 85 (4.30%) Data Lake
8 80 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 57 (2.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 54 (2.73%) MySQL
11 51 (2.58%) Relational Database
12 46 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
13 43 (2.18%) Big Data
13 43 (2.18%) MongoDB
14 35 (1.77%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 21 (1.06%) Hadoop
16 20 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
17 18 (0.91%) Tableau
18 17 (0.86%) RDBMS
19 16 (0.81%) Redis
Development Applications
1 164 (8.30%) Git (software)
2 119 (6.02%) Jenkins
3 68 (3.44%) JIRA
4 60 (3.03%) Visual Studio
5 57 (2.88%) Octopus Deploy
6 56 (2.83%) TeamCity
7 37 (1.87%) GitLab
8 23 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
9 22 (1.11%) Selenium
10 20 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 19 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (0.76%) JMeter
13 12 (0.61%) Vagrant
14 11 (0.56%) git-flow
15 10 (0.51%) Bitbucket
16 8 (0.40%) Artifactory
16 8 (0.40%) Mercurial
16 8 (0.40%) Metasploit
16 8 (0.40%) NUnit
16 8 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 443 (22.41%) Social Skills
2 168 (8.50%) Finance
3 92 (4.65%) Retail
4 87 (4.40%) Public Sector
5 83 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
6 62 (3.14%) Law
7 53 (2.68%) Presentation Skills
8 44 (2.23%) Marketing
9 27 (1.37%) Influencing Skills
10 23 (1.16%) Banking
10 23 (1.16%) Local Government
11 22 (1.11%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 16 (0.81%) Telecoms
13 15 (0.76%) Back Office
14 14 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.61%) Automotive
15 12 (0.61%) Billing
16 11 (0.56%) Legal
16 11 (0.56%) Manufacturing
16 11 (0.56%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 464 (23.47%) Developer
2 221 (11.18%) Architect
3 150 (7.59%) DevOps Engineer
4 127 (6.42%) Azure Engineer
5 121 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 112 (5.67%) .NET Developer
7 109 (5.51%) Senior Developer
8 105 (5.31%) Analyst
9 100 (5.06%) Support Engineer
10 98 (4.96%) Software Developer
11 91 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
12 90 (4.55%) Data Engineer
13 87 (4.40%) C# Developer
14 83 (4.20%) Cloud Engineer
15 78 (3.95%) Consultant
16 75 (3.79%) Software Engineer
17 61 (3.09%) IT Engineer
18 58 (2.93%) Full Stack Developer
19 55 (2.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
20 46 (2.33%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 542 (27.42%) .NET
2 225 (11.38%) .NET Core
3 179 (9.05%) React
4 155 (7.84%) HTML
5 148 (7.49%) AngularJS
6 139 (7.03%) ASP.NET
7 137 (6.93%) CSS
8 130 (6.58%) .NET Framework
9 105 (5.31%) Web Services
10 96 (4.86%) REST
11 88 (4.45%) RESTful
12 68 (3.44%) Entity Framework
13 66 (3.34%) jQuery
14 60 (3.03%) JSON
15 52 (2.63%) Node.js
16 43 (2.18%) Vue.js
17 42 (2.12%) XML
18 40 (2.02%) ASP.NET Web API
19 32 (1.62%) ASP.NET MVC
19 32 (1.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 115 (5.82%) Public Cloud
2 96 (4.86%) Data Centre
3 70 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
3 70 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
4 64 (3.24%) Clustering
5 50 (2.53%) User Experience
6 46 (2.33%) Cloud Native
7 41 (2.07%) Mobile App
8 36 (1.82%) Management Information System
9 32 (1.62%) Driving Licence
9 32 (1.62%) Replication
10 31 (1.57%) Private Cloud
11 28 (1.42%) Legacy Systems
12 25 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
13 22 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (0.81%) Housing Association
15 15 (0.76%) Microsoft Licensing
15 15 (0.76%) Virtual Team
16 14 (0.71%) Algorithms
16 14 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 428 (21.65%) Windows
2 242 (12.24%) Windows Server
3 238 (12.04%) Linux
4 70 (3.54%) Unix
5 55 (2.78%) Windows 10
6 47 (2.38%) Windows Server 2019
7 39 (1.97%) Windows Server 2016
8 32 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.46%) Android
10 9 (0.46%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.40%) Kali Linux
11 8 (0.40%) SUSE
11 8 (0.40%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.35%) CentOS
13 5 (0.25%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.15%) AIX
15 2 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 703 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
2 689 (34.85%) DevOps
3 217 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
4 211 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
4 211 (10.67%) Scrum
5 208 (10.52%) Microservices
6 203 (10.27%) Software Engineering
7 159 (8.04%) Mentoring
8 156 (7.89%) SDLC
9 151 (7.64%) Infrastructure as Code
10 146 (7.38%) Analytics
10 146 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 140 (7.08%) ITIL
12 132 (6.68%) Migration
13 130 (6.58%) MVC
14 119 (6.02%) Project Delivery
15 118 (5.97%) ETL
15 118 (5.97%) Project Management
16 115 (5.82%) Continuous Improvement
17 112 (5.67%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 558 (28.22%) SQL
2 535 (27.06%) C#
3 327 (16.54%) JavaScript
4 314 (15.88%) PowerShell
5 220 (11.13%) Python
6 107 (5.41%) Java
7 106 (5.36%) TypeScript
8 101 (5.11%) Bash Shell
9 99 (5.01%) T-SQL
10 41 (2.07%) PHP
11 36 (1.82%) Ruby
11 36 (1.82%) VB.NET
12 34 (1.72%) Go
13 23 (1.16%) C
14 22 (1.11%) ES6
15 20 (1.01%) C++
16 19 (0.96%) ES7
17 16 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 13 (0.66%) Perl
18 13 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 188 (9.51%) Security Cleared
2 155 (7.84%) SC Cleared
3 106 (5.36%) Degree
4 80 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (1.62%) CCNP
7 31 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
8 28 (1.42%) CCNA
9 25 (1.26%) MCITP
10 23 (1.16%) MCSA
10 23 (1.16%) MCSE
10 23 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 22 (1.11%) CISSP
12 20 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
13 19 (0.96%) AWS Certification
14 18 (0.91%) CISM
15 12 (0.61%) MCP
16 11 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
17 10 (0.51%) NCSIE
18 9 (0.46%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (5.36%) QA
2 78 (3.95%) SLA
3 45 (2.28%) GDPR
4 44 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 28 (1.42%) Data Quality
6 21 (1.06%) PMO
7 19 (0.96%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
9 15 (0.76%) Accessibility
10 14 (0.71%) NIST
11 12 (0.61%) COBIT
12 4 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 4 (0.20%) GxP
12 4 (0.20%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.10%) GRC
13 2 (0.10%) SOC 2
14 1 (0.051%) IASME
14 1 (0.051%) NCSC
14 1 (0.051%) PMBOK
System Software
1 319 (16.14%) Active Directory
2 244 (12.34%) Docker
3 203 (10.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 138 (6.98%) Hyper-V
5 53 (2.68%) XenApp
6 49 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
7 42 (2.12%) XenDesktop
8 40 (2.02%) vSphere
9 33 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (0.40%) BitLocker
12 7 (0.35%) NFS
12 7 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.25%) Firmware
15 3 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 2 (0.10%) HDFS
16 2 (0.10%) Terminal Services
17 1 (0.051%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 1 (0.051%) Snort
Systems Management
1 228 (11.53%) Kubernetes
2 214 (10.82%) Terraform
3 139 (7.03%) Ansible
4 96 (4.86%) Microsoft Intune
5 71 (3.59%) SCCM
6 55 (2.78%) Puppet
7 46 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
8 34 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
9 33 (1.67%) Grafana
10 31 (1.57%) Prometheus
11 23 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
11 23 (1.16%) vCenter Server
12 19 (0.96%) Rancher
13 17 (0.86%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 17 (0.86%) CASB
14 16 (0.81%) WSUS
15 14 (0.71%) Consul
15 14 (0.71%) Packer
16 10 (0.51%) Nessus
17 9 (0.46%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 847 (42.84%) Microsoft
2 338 (17.10%) VMware
3 120 (6.07%) Citrix
3 120 (6.07%) Oracle
4 118 (5.97%) Cisco
5 73 (3.69%) Databricks
6 72 (3.64%) Google
7 51 (2.58%) Veeam
8 39 (1.97%) Red Hat
9 36 (1.82%) SAP
10 32 (1.62%) Dell
11 30 (1.52%) HP
11 30 (1.52%) NetApp
12 28 (1.42%) Meraki
13 27 (1.37%) Aruba
14 26 (1.32%) IBM
15 23 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
16 21 (1.06%) EMC
16 21 (1.06%) Xamarin
17 20 (1.01%) SonicWALL