Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 4 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 +10
Permanent jobs citing Azure 2,196 870 1,736
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 20.53% 21.56% 15.56%
As % of the Cloud Services category 52.67% 58.43% 52.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,810 714 1,535
10th Percentile £34,900 £33,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £74,750 £75,000
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 4,169 1,489 3,337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 38.98% 36.90% 29.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3,299 1,206 2,848
10th Percentile £29,500 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -

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 25 October 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 25 October 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 -2 1,543 £55,000 +10.00% 361
East Midlands +1 649 £45,000 -5.26% 204
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 863 (39.30%) Microsoft
2 818 (37.25%) DevOps
3 750 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
4 676 (30.78%) AWS
5 626 (28.51%) SQL
6 584 (26.59%) .NET
7 574 (26.14%) C#
8 506 (23.04%) Social Skills
9 500 (22.77%) SQL Server
10 482 (21.95%) Windows
11 462 (21.04%) Microsoft 365
12 362 (16.48%) Active Directory
13 357 (16.26%) VMware
14 335 (15.26%) JavaScript
14 335 (15.26%) PowerShell
15 293 (13.34%) Kubernetes
16 290 (13.21%) Docker
17 269 (12.25%) Problem-Solving
18 262 (11.93%) Windows Server
19 259 (11.79%) Power Platform
19 259 (11.79%) .NET Core
20 257 (11.70%) Scrum
21 248 (11.29%) Linux
22 243 (11.07%) Microservices
23 240 (10.93%) Terraform
24 230 (10.47%) Software Engineering
25 226 (10.29%) Business Intelligence
26 222 (10.11%) Python
27 213 (9.70%) VMware Infrastructure
28 211 (9.61%) Infrastructure as Code

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
1 145 (6.60%) SharePoint
2 79 (3.60%) IIS
3 72 (3.28%) MS Exchange
4 27 (1.23%) CMS
5 22 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
6 20 (0.91%) Confluence
7 12 (0.55%) OpenStack
8 10 (0.46%) Apache
8 10 (0.46%) Drupal
9 9 (0.41%) Umbraco
10 8 (0.36%) Apache Spark
10 8 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.32%) OpenROAD
12 6 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.27%) WordPress
13 5 (0.23%) SAS
13 5 (0.23%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.14%) nginx
14 3 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 66 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.23%) Chatbot
3 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.14%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.091%) Zeplin
7 1 (0.046%) Figma
7 1 (0.046%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.046%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 63 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.27%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
2 6 (0.27%) Oracle BRM
2 6 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.27%) Workfront
3 5 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.23%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.18%) Maximo
4 4 (0.18%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.14%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.091%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.091%) Magento
7 1 (0.046%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.046%) Eikon
7 1 (0.046%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.046%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 676 (30.78%) AWS
2 462 (21.04%) Microsoft 365
3 259 (11.79%) Power Platform
4 204 (9.29%) GCP
5 172 (7.83%) SaaS
6 163 (7.42%) PaaS
7 139 (6.33%) IaaS
8 131 (5.97%) Dynamics 365
9 123 (5.60%) Azure Active Directory
10 105 (4.78%) Azure Data Factory
11 91 (4.14%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 86 (3.92%) Serverless
13 67 (3.05%) AWS CloudFormation
14 59 (2.69%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 57 (2.60%) GitHub
16 53 (2.41%) PowerApps
17 49 (2.23%) OneDrive
18 47 (2.14%) Power Automate
19 42 (1.91%) Azure Logic Apps
20 35 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 155 (7.06%) Firewall
2 129 (5.87%) DNS
3 99 (4.51%) DHCP
4 87 (3.96%) WAN
5 77 (3.51%) LAN
6 71 (3.23%) VPN
7 63 (2.87%) SAN
8 50 (2.28%) TCP/IP
9 49 (2.23%) VLAN
10 36 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
11 29 (1.32%) HTTP
11 29 (1.32%) NAS
12 27 (1.23%) Internet
12 27 (1.23%) Wireless
13 23 (1.05%) Network Security
14 16 (0.73%) SD-WAN
15 13 (0.59%) Remote Desktop
16 12 (0.55%) BGP
16 12 (0.55%) MPLS
17 10 (0.46%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 500 (22.77%) SQL Server
2 199 (9.06%) Power BI
3 147 (6.69%) Data Warehouse
4 132 (6.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 121 (5.51%) NoSQL
6 99 (4.51%) Data Lake
7 97 (4.42%) Azure SQL Database
8 94 (4.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 71 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 67 (3.05%) Relational Database
11 63 (2.87%) MySQL
12 57 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
13 49 (2.23%) Big Data
14 48 (2.19%) MongoDB
15 42 (1.91%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 26 (1.18%) Tableau
17 23 (1.05%) Oracle Database
18 22 (1.00%) Star Schema
19 20 (0.91%) Redis
20 18 (0.82%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 175 (7.97%) Git (software)
2 133 (6.06%) Jenkins
3 88 (4.01%) JIRA
4 70 (3.19%) Visual Studio
5 61 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
6 53 (2.41%) TeamCity
7 47 (2.14%) Selenium
8 39 (1.78%) GitLab
9 25 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
10 22 (1.00%) Bitbucket
11 21 (0.96%) Maven
12 19 (0.87%) JMeter
13 18 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (0.55%) gulp
14 12 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 11 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (0.50%) WebDriver
16 10 (0.46%) Cucumber
16 10 (0.46%) Vagrant
17 9 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 506 (23.04%) Social Skills
2 199 (9.06%) Finance
3 132 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
4 99 (4.51%) Retail
5 87 (3.96%) Law
6 64 (2.91%) Marketing
7 63 (2.87%) Public Sector
8 55 (2.50%) Manufacturing
9 49 (2.23%) Presentation Skills
10 37 (1.68%) Organisational Skills
11 34 (1.55%) Influencing Skills
12 31 (1.41%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 30 (1.37%) Local Government
14 29 (1.32%) Automotive
15 26 (1.18%) Banking
16 19 (0.87%) Back Office
16 19 (0.87%) Documentation Skills
17 17 (0.77%) Telecoms
18 10 (0.46%) Legal
19 8 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 536 (24.41%) Developer
2 243 (11.07%) Architect
3 159 (7.24%) .NET Developer
3 159 (7.24%) DevOps Engineer
4 137 (6.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 128 (5.83%) Analyst
6 118 (5.37%) Support Engineer
7 113 (5.15%) Senior Developer
8 110 (5.01%) Software Developer
8 110 (5.01%) Solutions Architect
9 99 (4.51%) C# Developer
10 98 (4.46%) Cloud Engineer
11 93 (4.23%) Azure Engineer
12 87 (3.96%) Data Engineer
13 85 (3.87%) Software Engineer
14 83 (3.78%) Consultant
15 76 (3.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 74 (3.37%) IT Engineer
17 67 (3.05%) Full Stack Developer
18 57 (2.60%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 584 (26.59%) .NET
2 259 (11.79%) .NET Core
3 187 (8.52%) React
4 169 (7.70%) AngularJS
5 164 (7.47%) .NET Framework
6 145 (6.60%) ASP.NET
7 140 (6.38%) HTML
8 121 (5.51%) CSS
9 115 (5.24%) Web Services
10 111 (5.05%) RESTful
11 104 (4.74%) REST
12 86 (3.92%) Entity Framework
13 64 (2.91%) jQuery
13 64 (2.91%) JSON
14 49 (2.23%) Node.js
15 46 (2.09%) XML
16 39 (1.78%) ASP.NET Web API
17 38 (1.73%) OAuth
18 36 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
19 35 (1.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 181 (8.24%) Public Cloud
2 112 (5.10%) Data Centre
3 109 (4.96%) Self-Motivation
4 99 (4.51%) Greenfield Project
5 64 (2.91%) Clustering
6 54 (2.46%) Cloud Native
7 46 (2.09%) Mobile App
8 37 (1.68%) Management Information System
9 35 (1.59%) Driving Licence
9 35 (1.59%) User Experience
10 27 (1.23%) Housing Association
10 27 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
11 26 (1.18%) Data Structures
12 25 (1.14%) Life Science
12 25 (1.14%) Private Cloud
13 24 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
14 22 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
14 22 (1.00%) Replication
15 21 (0.96%) Client/Server
16 19 (0.87%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 482 (21.95%) Windows
2 262 (11.93%) Windows Server
3 248 (11.29%) Linux
4 74 (3.37%) Windows 10
5 67 (3.05%) Unix
6 66 (3.01%) Windows Server 2019
7 63 (2.87%) Windows Server 2016
8 52 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.64%) Android
12 12 (0.55%) CentOS
12 12 (0.55%) Windows 7
13 10 (0.46%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.27%) Kali Linux
14 6 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.18%) Debian
15 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.14%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 818 (37.25%) DevOps
2 750 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
3 269 (12.25%) Problem-Solving
4 257 (11.70%) Scrum
5 243 (11.07%) Microservices
6 230 (10.47%) Software Engineering
7 226 (10.29%) Business Intelligence
8 211 (9.61%) Infrastructure as Code
9 197 (8.97%) Mentoring
10 182 (8.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 169 (7.70%) Analytics
12 165 (7.51%) Migration
13 152 (6.92%) TDD
14 151 (6.88%) ITIL
15 150 (6.83%) SDLC
16 145 (6.60%) Full Stack Development
17 132 (6.01%) MVC
18 121 (5.51%) Project Delivery
19 119 (5.42%) Data Modelling
20 116 (5.28%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 626 (28.51%) SQL
2 574 (26.14%) C#
3 335 (15.26%) JavaScript
3 335 (15.26%) PowerShell
4 222 (10.11%) Python
5 133 (6.06%) Java
6 119 (5.42%) T-SQL
7 107 (4.87%) TypeScript
8 91 (4.14%) Bash Shell
9 56 (2.55%) PHP
10 44 (2.00%) Go
11 40 (1.82%) Ruby
12 39 (1.78%) C
13 36 (1.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 25 (1.14%) VB.NET
15 20 (0.91%) C++
15 20 (0.91%) R
16 13 (0.59%) Shell Script
17 12 (0.55%) Groovy
17 12 (0.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 185 (8.42%) Security Cleared
2 159 (7.24%) SC Cleared
3 132 (6.01%) Degree
4 113 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 42 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (1.64%) MCSA
7 30 (1.37%) CCNA
7 30 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
8 29 (1.32%) MCSE
9 27 (1.23%) CCNP
10 24 (1.09%) CISSP
11 21 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
11 21 (0.96%) MCITP
12 17 (0.77%) AWS Certification
12 17 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 16 (0.73%) CISM
14 15 (0.68%) HNC
15 14 (0.64%) HND
16 12 (0.55%) A+ Certification
17 11 (0.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (5.10%) QA
2 98 (4.46%) SLA
3 43 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (1.41%) Data Quality
5 30 (1.37%) PMO
6 25 (1.14%) Accessibility
7 24 (1.09%) GDPR
8 20 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
9 19 (0.87%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.55%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 12 (0.55%) GxP
11 9 (0.41%) COBIT
12 8 (0.36%) NIST
13 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.046%) GRC
14 1 (0.046%) IASME
14 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.046%) PMBOK
System Software
1 362 (16.48%) Active Directory
2 290 (13.21%) Docker
3 213 (9.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 153 (6.97%) Hyper-V
5 55 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (1.50%) vSphere
6 33 (1.50%) XenDesktop
7 32 (1.46%) XenApp
8 23 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (0.64%) BitLocker
10 12 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
10 12 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.27%) NFS
13 3 (0.14%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.091%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.091%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.046%) Firmware
15 1 (0.046%) Snort
Systems Management
1 293 (13.34%) Kubernetes
2 240 (10.93%) Terraform
3 120 (5.46%) Ansible
4 112 (5.10%) SCCM
5 102 (4.64%) Microsoft Intune
6 40 (1.82%) WSUS
7 37 (1.68%) Grafana
8 36 (1.64%) Puppet
9 33 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
10 32 (1.46%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 30 (1.37%) Prometheus
12 29 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
13 27 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
14 21 (0.96%) Rancher
15 18 (0.82%) SCOM
16 15 (0.68%) Istio
17 14 (0.64%) Backup Exec
18 10 (0.46%) ZABBIX
19 9 (0.41%) Consul
19 9 (0.41%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 863 (39.30%) Microsoft
2 357 (16.26%) VMware
3 143 (6.51%) Oracle
4 123 (5.60%) Cisco
5 111 (5.05%) Google
6 108 (4.92%) Citrix
7 90 (4.10%) Databricks
8 47 (2.14%) Veeam
9 36 (1.64%) HP
10 35 (1.59%) Aruba
10 35 (1.59%) SAP
11 32 (1.46%) Red Hat
12 29 (1.32%) Dell
13 28 (1.28%) NetApp
14 24 (1.09%) Meraki
14 24 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
15 20 (0.91%) ServiceNow
16 18 (0.82%) IBM
17 17 (0.77%) CheckPoint
18 16 (0.73%) Adobe