Period
to 27 February 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 27 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 14 20
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6 +50
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,684 1,530 1,273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.88% 12.53% 8.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 53.75% 52.61% 43.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,486 1,194 1,048
Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,838
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +8.91%

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 3,133 2,908 2,907
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 31.41% 23.82% 19.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2,665 2,195 2,358
Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,652
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.50% +0.36%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £70,475
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +5 1,099 £50,000 -4.76% 302
East Midlands +8 579 £47,500 +5.56% 177
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 800 (47.51%) Microsoft
2 561 (33.31%) AWS
3 522 (31.00%) C#
4 513 (30.46%) Agile Software Development
5 483 (28.68%) .NET
6 479 (28.44%) SQL
7 453 (26.90%) DevOps
8 445 (26.43%) Windows
9 394 (23.40%) Office 365
10 386 (22.92%) SQL Server
11 310 (18.41%) JavaScript
12 309 (18.35%) Active Directory
13 272 (16.15%) VMware
14 237 (14.07%) PowerShell
15 231 (13.72%) ASP.NET
16 208 (12.35%) Hyper-V
17 207 (12.29%) Finance
18 202 (12.00%) CSS
19 201 (11.94%) Windows Server
20 195 (11.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 181 (10.75%) Firewall
22 179 (10.63%) Public Cloud
23 178 (10.57%) HTML
24 175 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
25 171 (10.15%) ITIL
26 170 (10.10%) MVC
26 170 (10.10%) Software Engineering
26 170 (10.10%) PaaS
27 167 (9.92%) Cisco
27 167 (9.92%) Problem-Solving

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
1 106 (6.29%) SharePoint
2 86 (5.11%) MS Exchange
3 43 (2.55%) IIS
4 32 (1.90%) Skype for Business
5 27 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
5 27 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 26 (1.54%) Apache Spark
7 21 (1.25%) SAS
8 20 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
9 17 (1.01%) CMS
10 12 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (0.53%) TPMS
12 8 (0.48%) Umbraco
13 6 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
14 5 (0.30%) Confluence
15 4 (0.24%) Apache
15 4 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
15 4 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
16 3 (0.18%) Apache Pig
16 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 64 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.30%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.12%) Windchill
6 1 (0.059%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.059%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.12%) OpenCart
6 2 (0.12%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.059%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.059%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.059%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 561 (33.31%) AWS
2 394 (23.40%) Office 365
3 170 (10.10%) PaaS
4 149 (8.85%) IaaS
5 139 (8.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 124 (7.36%) Power Platform
7 114 (6.77%) GCP
8 105 (6.24%) SaaS
9 45 (2.67%) GitHub
10 44 (2.61%) Dynamics 365
11 42 (2.49%) Azure Data Factory
12 39 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
12 39 (2.32%) Serverless
13 31 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
14 29 (1.72%) Amazon S3
15 28 (1.66%) OneDrive
16 22 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
17 20 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 19 (1.13%) PowerApps
19 16 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 181 (10.75%) Firewall
2 81 (4.81%) DNS
3 77 (4.57%) DHCP
4 75 (4.45%) SAN
5 57 (3.38%) VPN
6 56 (3.33%) WAN
7 45 (2.67%) VLAN
8 41 (2.43%) LAN
9 39 (2.32%) TCP/IP
10 34 (2.02%) NAS
11 30 (1.78%) Internet
12 26 (1.54%) Wireless
13 21 (1.25%) Skype
13 21 (1.25%) VoIP
14 20 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
15 19 (1.13%) iSCSI
16 17 (1.01%) Network Security
17 15 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
18 14 (0.83%) MPLS
18 14 (0.83%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (22.92%) SQL Server
2 109 (6.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 104 (6.18%) Power BI
4 85 (5.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 80 (4.75%) Azure SQL Database
6 79 (4.69%) NoSQL
7 78 (4.63%) Data Warehouse
8 59 (3.50%) Big Data
9 48 (2.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 45 (2.67%) Hadoop
11 44 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
12 38 (2.26%) MongoDB
13 34 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
14 32 (1.90%) SQL Server 2016
15 31 (1.84%) Relational Database
16 27 (1.60%) MySQL
17 26 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
18 19 (1.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 18 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 17 (1.01%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 157 (9.32%) Git (software)
2 105 (6.24%) Jenkins
3 56 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 54 (3.21%) Octopus Deploy
5 53 (3.15%) Visual Studio
6 51 (3.03%) Selenium
7 41 (2.43%) JIRA
8 34 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
9 31 (1.84%) MSTest
10 30 (1.78%) Maven
11 28 (1.66%) Bitbucket
12 25 (1.48%) GitLab
13 24 (1.43%) SoapUI
14 16 (0.95%) Subversion
15 15 (0.89%) Cucumber
15 15 (0.89%) TeamCity
16 14 (0.83%) JMeter
17 12 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 11 (0.65%) Postman
19 10 (0.59%) Artifactory
General
1 207 (12.29%) Finance
2 103 (6.12%) Retail
3 86 (5.11%) Public Sector
4 31 (1.84%) Games
5 23 (1.37%) Marketing
6 18 (1.07%) Automotive
7 17 (1.01%) Advertising
8 14 (0.83%) Telecoms
9 13 (0.77%) Law
10 10 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.42%) Banking
11 7 (0.42%) Billing
11 7 (0.42%) Legal
12 6 (0.36%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.30%) Local Government
14 3 (0.18%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.18%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.059%) Back Office
15 1 (0.059%) Housing Association
15 1 (0.059%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 437 (25.95%) Developer
2 232 (13.78%) Architect
3 169 (10.04%) .NET Developer
4 144 (8.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 126 (7.48%) Cloud Engineer
6 109 (6.47%) Azure Engineer
7 105 (6.24%) DevOps Engineer
8 101 (6.00%) Senior Developer
9 89 (5.29%) C# Developer
10 86 (5.11%) Software Engineer
11 78 (4.63%) Software Developer
11 78 (4.63%) Solutions Architect
12 76 (4.51%) Analyst
13 67 (3.98%) C# .NET Developer
14 65 (3.86%) Consultant
15 63 (3.74%) Cloud Architect
16 59 (3.50%) Azure Architect
16 59 (3.50%) Full Stack Developer
17 47 (2.79%) Senior .NET Developer
18 44 (2.61%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 483 (28.68%) .NET
2 231 (13.72%) ASP.NET
3 202 (12.00%) CSS
4 178 (10.57%) HTML
5 135 (8.02%) AngularJS
6 134 (7.96%) .NET Framework
7 132 (7.84%) .NET Core
8 123 (7.30%) Web Services
9 110 (6.53%) ASP.NET Web API
10 96 (5.70%) REST
11 95 (5.64%) ASP.NET MVC
12 79 (4.69%) jQuery
13 71 (4.22%) React
14 70 (4.16%) Node.js
15 58 (3.44%) Entity Framework
16 56 (3.33%) RESTful
17 54 (3.21%) JSON
18 43 (2.55%) XML
19 40 (2.38%) KnockoutJS
20 38 (2.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 179 (10.63%) Public Cloud
2 130 (7.72%) Data Centre
3 107 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
4 80 (4.75%) Self-Motivation
5 53 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
6 52 (3.09%) User Experience
7 51 (3.03%) Management Information System
8 49 (2.91%) Hybrid Cloud
9 42 (2.49%) Mobile App
10 41 (2.43%) Private Cloud
11 33 (1.96%) Cloud Native
12 26 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
13 25 (1.48%) Enterprise Storage
14 24 (1.43%) Enterprise Cloud
15 23 (1.37%) Driving Licence
15 23 (1.37%) Replication
16 21 (1.25%) Data Structures
17 17 (1.01%) Clustering
17 17 (1.01%) SCADA
18 16 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 445 (26.43%) Windows
2 201 (11.94%) Windows Server
3 132 (7.84%) Linux
4 125 (7.42%) Windows 10
5 69 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (1.48%) Windows 8
8 24 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (1.01%) Unix
10 16 (0.95%) Ubuntu
11 15 (0.89%) CentOS
12 13 (0.77%) Apple iOS
13 11 (0.65%) Android
13 11 (0.65%) VMS
13 11 (0.65%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.36%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.30%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.24%) Kali Linux
18 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 513 (30.46%) Agile Software Development
2 453 (26.90%) DevOps
3 195 (11.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 171 (10.15%) ITIL
5 170 (10.10%) MVC
5 170 (10.10%) Software Engineering
6 167 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
7 164 (9.74%) Business Intelligence
8 140 (8.31%) Microservices
9 139 (8.25%) Mentoring
10 129 (7.66%) Migration
11 123 (7.30%) TDD
12 115 (6.83%) Test Automation
13 111 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
14 110 (6.53%) Scrum
15 107 (6.35%) Project Delivery
16 106 (6.29%) Presales
17 103 (6.12%) Analytics
18 92 (5.46%) Service Management
19 88 (5.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 522 (31.00%) C#
2 479 (28.44%) SQL
3 310 (18.41%) JavaScript
4 237 (14.07%) PowerShell
5 132 (7.84%) Java
6 109 (6.47%) Python
7 68 (4.04%) T-SQL
8 54 (3.21%) Bash Shell
9 38 (2.26%) C++
9 38 (2.26%) TypeScript
10 34 (2.02%) VB.NET
11 29 (1.72%) C
12 21 (1.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 19 (1.13%) PL/SQL
13 19 (1.13%) Ruby
14 13 (0.77%) Go
15 11 (0.65%) Shell Script
16 10 (0.59%) VBScript
17 9 (0.53%) R
18 7 (0.42%) Perl
Qualifications
1 122 (7.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 117 (6.95%) Degree
3 58 (3.44%) MCSE
4 47 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (2.61%) MCSA
6 31 (1.84%) CCNP
7 27 (1.60%) CCNA
8 26 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
10 20 (1.19%) HND
11 17 (1.01%) AWS Certification
12 15 (0.89%) CISSP
12 15 (0.89%) Security Cleared
13 12 (0.71%) MCSD
13 12 (0.71%) SC Cleared
14 11 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
15 9 (0.53%) CISM
16 8 (0.48%) PhD
17 7 (0.42%) ISTQB
18 6 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (2.26%) QA
3 37 (2.20%) SLA
4 17 (1.01%) Data Quality
5 16 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.83%) GDPR
7 11 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (0.53%) BS25999
9 7 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.18%) NIST
12 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.12%) HL7
12 2 (0.12%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.12%) PMO
13 1 (0.059%) COBIT
13 1 (0.059%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.059%) NCSC
13 1 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 309 (18.35%) Active Directory
2 208 (12.35%) Hyper-V
3 175 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 161 (9.56%) Docker
5 41 (2.43%) Virtual Machines
6 35 (2.08%) XenApp
7 27 (1.60%) XenDesktop
8 18 (1.07%) BitLocker
9 17 (1.01%) vSphere
10 15 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (0.65%) vCloud
13 10 (0.59%) NFS
13 10 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (0.42%) Firmware
15 7 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.42%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 3 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 115 (6.83%) SCCM
2 111 (6.59%) Microsoft Intune
3 108 (6.41%) Kubernetes
4 98 (5.82%) Terraform
5 83 (4.93%) Ansible
6 69 (4.10%) Puppet
7 42 (2.49%) SCOM
8 38 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
9 25 (1.48%) WSUS
10 19 (1.13%) Backup Exec
11 18 (1.07%) Docker Swarm
12 16 (0.95%) Packer
13 15 (0.89%) AirWatch
14 14 (0.83%) Rancher
14 14 (0.83%) vCenter Server
15 13 (0.77%) Grafana
16 12 (0.71%) Consul
16 12 (0.71%) Prometheus
17 11 (0.65%) Graphite
18 7 (0.42%) Kibana
Vendors
1 800 (47.51%) Microsoft
2 272 (16.15%) VMware
3 167 (9.92%) Cisco
4 114 (6.77%) Citrix
5 98 (5.82%) Google
6 85 (5.05%) Oracle
7 59 (3.50%) NetApp
8 45 (2.67%) HP
9 32 (1.90%) Dell
10 28 (1.66%) ServiceNow
11 26 (1.54%) Red Hat
12 25 (1.48%) IBM
13 23 (1.37%) Veeam
14 22 (1.31%) SolarWinds
15 20 (1.19%) New Relic
16 19 (1.13%) Xamarin
17 17 (1.01%) EqualLogic
17 17 (1.01%) Meraki
18 15 (0.89%) Databricks
19 14 (0.83%) Palo Alto