Period
to 17 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 6 months to 17 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 18 37
Rank change year-on-year +11 +19 +39
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1,764 1,380 971
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.98% 9.81% 6.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 52.31% 44.88% 41.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,510 1,178 893
Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -

Microsoft 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 3,372 3,075 2,350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 28.63% 21.85% 15.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2,754 2,511 1,975
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in the Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Microsoft Azure in the Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Azure in the Midlands

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 August 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 1,152 £52,228 +4.46% 237
East Midlands +8 601 £45,000 - 165
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, IT jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure.

1 894 (50.68%) Microsoft
2 712 (40.36%) Amazon AWS
3 650 (36.85%) Agile Software Development
4 527 (29.88%) C#
5 517 (29.31%) SQL
6 511 (28.97%) .NET
7 502 (28.46%) Windows
8 478 (27.10%) Office 365
9 460 (26.08%) DevOps
10 418 (23.70%) Active Directory
11 345 (19.56%) SQL Server
12 319 (18.08%) VMware
13 295 (16.72%) JavaScript
14 294 (16.67%) ASP.NET
15 270 (15.31%) Windows Server
16 233 (13.21%) Scrum
17 223 (12.64%) Hyper-V
18 211 (11.96%) PowerShell
19 192 (10.88%) ITIL
20 190 (10.77%) HTML
21 189 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 188 (10.66%) Linux
23 187 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
23 187 (10.60%) Docker
24 185 (10.49%) CSS
25 184 (10.43%) Finance
26 182 (10.32%) MVC
27 177 (10.03%) VMware Infrastructure
27 177 (10.03%) PaaS
28 175 (9.92%) Firewall

Microsoft 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
1 100 (5.67%) SharePoint
2 76 (4.31%) MS Exchange
3 47 (2.66%) SAS
4 35 (1.98%) Skype for Business
5 34 (1.93%) IIS
6 30 (1.70%) Apache Spark
7 25 (1.42%) Confluence
8 23 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
9 16 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
11 14 (0.79%) Apache
12 10 (0.57%) CMS
13 9 (0.51%) JBoss
14 8 (0.45%) Umbraco
14 8 (0.45%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.40%) OpenStack
16 5 (0.28%) Anypoint
16 5 (0.28%) Apache Solr
16 5 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
17 4 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 85 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.91%) S-PLUS
4 5 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.23%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.23%) Moqups
5 4 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.17%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.11%) ArchiCAD
7 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.11%) MicroStation
7 2 (0.11%) Revit
8 1 (0.057%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.057%) Figma
8 1 (0.057%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 37 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.45%) SAP ERP
4 7 (0.40%) NetSuite
4 7 (0.40%) Workfront
5 6 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
5 6 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.057%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.057%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.057%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.057%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.057%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.057%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 712 (40.36%) Amazon AWS
2 478 (27.10%) Office 365
3 177 (10.03%) PaaS
4 163 (9.24%) IaaS
5 148 (8.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 145 (8.22%) Google Cloud Platform
7 117 (6.63%) SaaS
8 106 (6.01%) Power Platform
9 93 (5.27%) Serverless
10 51 (2.89%) Dynamics 365
11 50 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
12 45 (2.55%) GitHub
13 36 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
14 33 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
15 32 (1.81%) Amazon S3
16 31 (1.76%) Azure Functions
17 28 (1.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 24 (1.36%) Azure Data Factory
18 24 (1.36%) Azure Stack
19 23 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 175 (9.92%) Firewall
2 125 (7.09%) DNS
3 82 (4.65%) DHCP
4 73 (4.14%) WAN
5 61 (3.46%) LAN
6 48 (2.72%) VPN
7 47 (2.66%) SAN
8 38 (2.15%) Skype
8 38 (2.15%) Unified Communications
9 35 (1.98%) Wireless
10 32 (1.81%) Network Security
11 31 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
12 29 (1.64%) VLAN
13 27 (1.53%) NAS
14 26 (1.47%) VoIP
15 25 (1.42%) Intrusion Detection
16 20 (1.13%) MPLS
16 20 (1.13%) TCP/IP
17 17 (0.96%) Fibre Channel
17 17 (0.96%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 345 (19.56%) SQL Server
2 109 (6.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 102 (5.78%) Power BI
4 99 (5.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 84 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
6 71 (4.02%) Azure SQL Database
7 55 (3.12%) Hadoop
8 51 (2.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 50 (2.83%) Relational Database
10 46 (2.61%) Big Data
11 45 (2.55%) NoSQL
12 41 (2.32%) MySQL
13 39 (2.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 38 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
15 37 (2.10%) Amazon RDS
16 32 (1.81%) MongoDB
17 29 (1.64%) OLAP
17 29 (1.64%) Pentaho
18 27 (1.53%) Amazon Redshift
19 25 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 158 (8.96%) Git (software)
2 151 (8.56%) Jenkins
3 126 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 72 (4.08%) Visual Studio Team System
5 62 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 52 (2.95%) JIRA
7 46 (2.61%) Bitbucket
8 42 (2.38%) Maven
9 41 (2.32%) Selenium
10 31 (1.76%) TeamCity
11 29 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 28 (1.59%) Artifactory
13 26 (1.47%) Subversion
14 22 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
15 16 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
15 16 (0.91%) Visual Studio Code
16 11 (0.62%) MSI
17 9 (0.51%) CircleCI
17 9 (0.51%) GitLab
17 9 (0.51%) SoapUI
General
1 184 (10.43%) Finance
2 123 (6.97%) Retail
3 45 (2.55%) Marketing
4 36 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 17 (0.96%) Telecoms
6 16 (0.91%) Banking
7 13 (0.74%) Back Office
8 12 (0.68%) Aerospace
8 12 (0.68%) Games
9 9 (0.51%) Automotive
10 8 (0.45%) Legal
11 6 (0.34%) Advertising
12 4 (0.23%) Law
12 4 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.057%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.057%) Local Government
13 1 (0.057%) Military
Job Titles
1 532 (30.16%) Developer
2 287 (16.27%) Architect
3 225 (12.76%) .NET Developer
4 170 (9.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 138 (7.82%) Solutions Architect
6 117 (6.63%) Senior Developer
7 99 (5.61%) Consultant
8 96 (5.44%) C# Developer
9 89 (5.05%) Cloud Engineer
10 86 (4.88%) Cloud Architect
11 85 (4.82%) DevOps Engineer
12 77 (4.37%) Azure Engineer
13 73 (4.14%) Software Developer
14 71 (4.02%) C# .NET Developer
15 67 (3.80%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 66 (3.74%) Senior .NET Developer
17 58 (3.29%) Analyst
18 57 (3.23%) Technical Architect
19 51 (2.89%) Full Stack Developer
20 50 (2.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 511 (28.97%) .NET
2 294 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 190 (10.77%) HTML
4 185 (10.49%) CSS
5 174 (9.86%) Web Services
6 150 (8.50%) AngularJS
7 131 (7.43%) .NET Core
8 130 (7.37%) .NET Framework
9 110 (6.24%) ASP.NET MVC
10 106 (6.01%) ASP.NET Web API
11 97 (5.50%) Node.js
12 94 (5.33%) React
13 73 (4.14%) HTML5
13 73 (4.14%) jQuery
14 53 (3.00%) Entity Framework
15 49 (2.78%) WCF
16 44 (2.49%) JSON
17 40 (2.27%) RESTful
18 37 (2.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 35 (1.98%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 168 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 154 (8.73%) Public Cloud
3 130 (7.37%) Greenfield Project
4 120 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
5 99 (5.61%) Self-Motivation
6 77 (4.37%) Hybrid Cloud
7 55 (3.12%) Clustering
8 42 (2.38%) User Experience
9 37 (2.10%) Mobile App
10 35 (1.98%) Private Cloud
11 34 (1.93%) Virtual Team
12 33 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
13 26 (1.47%) Driving Licence
14 22 (1.25%) Cloud Native
15 17 (0.96%) Data Structures
15 17 (0.96%) Management Information System
15 17 (0.96%) Replication
16 16 (0.91%) NHS
17 14 (0.79%) EPoS
18 12 (0.68%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 502 (28.46%) Windows
2 270 (15.31%) Windows Server
3 188 (10.66%) Linux
4 119 (6.75%) Windows 10
5 87 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (2.55%) Unix
7 40 (2.27%) Windows 7
8 32 (1.81%) Apple iOS
8 32 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (1.42%) Android
9 25 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (1.02%) CentOS
11 17 (0.96%) Windows 8
11 17 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (0.57%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.45%) AIX
14 7 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
15 6 (0.34%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.17%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 650 (36.85%) Agile Software Development
2 460 (26.08%) DevOps
3 233 (13.21%) Scrum
4 192 (10.88%) ITIL
5 189 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 187 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
7 182 (10.32%) MVC
8 171 (9.69%) Business Intelligence
9 153 (8.67%) Presales
10 147 (8.33%) Software Engineering
11 139 (7.88%) Migration
12 125 (7.09%) Mentoring
13 123 (6.97%) Project Management
14 121 (6.86%) Continuous Integration
15 120 (6.80%) Test Automation
16 115 (6.52%) Microservices
17 108 (6.12%) TDD
18 97 (5.50%) Analytics
19 96 (5.44%) SDLC
19 96 (5.44%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 527 (29.88%) C#
2 517 (29.31%) SQL
3 295 (16.72%) JavaScript
4 211 (11.96%) PowerShell
5 157 (8.90%) Python
6 130 (7.37%) Java
7 100 (5.67%) T-SQL
8 73 (4.14%) Bash Shell
9 35 (1.98%) PL/SQL
10 31 (1.76%) VB.NET
11 24 (1.36%) TypeScript
12 20 (1.13%) Scala
13 18 (1.02%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 18 (1.02%) Go
13 18 (1.02%) Perl
13 18 (1.02%) Ruby
14 17 (0.96%) C
14 17 (0.96%) PHP
15 14 (0.79%) C++
16 11 (0.62%) R
Qualifications
1 173 (9.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 166 (9.41%) Degree
3 103 (5.84%) MCSE
4 88 (4.99%) MCSA
5 61 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
5 61 (3.46%) Security Cleared
6 45 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 38 (2.15%) SC Cleared
8 37 (2.10%) CCNA
9 36 (2.04%) CCNP
10 32 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
11 25 (1.42%) CISSP
11 25 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
12 24 (1.36%) CISM
13 21 (1.19%) MCP
14 18 (1.02%) HND
14 18 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (1.02%) Master's Degree
15 16 (0.91%) MCITP
16 15 (0.85%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.29%) QA
2 54 (3.06%) SLA
3 45 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 43 (2.44%) GDPR
5 19 (1.08%) PCI DSS
6 17 (0.96%) COBIT
7 14 (0.79%) Data Quality
8 10 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.057%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.057%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.057%) NIST
System Software
1 418 (23.70%) Active Directory
2 223 (12.64%) Hyper-V
3 187 (10.60%) Docker
4 177 (10.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 84 (4.76%) XenApp
6 48 (2.72%) vSphere
7 43 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
8 41 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
9 37 (2.10%) XenDesktop
10 20 (1.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 16 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
11 16 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (0.45%) BitLocker
14 7 (0.40%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 6 (0.34%) DFS Replication
15 6 (0.34%) Firmware
15 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.28%) KVM
Systems Management
1 117 (6.63%) SCCM
2 116 (6.58%) Ansible
3 114 (6.46%) Kubernetes
4 86 (4.88%) Terraform
5 83 (4.71%) Microsoft Intune
6 80 (4.54%) Puppet
7 49 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
8 40 (2.27%) SCOM
9 20 (1.13%) WSUS
10 18 (1.02%) SCVMM
11 17 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
12 15 (0.85%) NetBackup
13 14 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 13 (0.74%) AirWatch
14 13 (0.74%) Backup Exec
15 12 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
16 11 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
17 10 (0.57%) FortiGate
18 9 (0.51%) Salt
19 8 (0.45%) Kibana
Vendors
1 894 (50.68%) Microsoft
2 319 (18.08%) VMware
3 171 (9.69%) Citrix
4 162 (9.18%) Cisco
5 120 (6.80%) Google
6 96 (5.44%) Oracle
7 49 (2.78%) NetApp
8 41 (2.32%) CheckPoint
9 38 (2.15%) Dell
10 37 (2.10%) HP
11 36 (2.04%) IBM
12 35 (1.98%) Veeam
13 34 (1.93%) SAP
13 34 (1.93%) Tableau
14 31 (1.76%) Cloudera
15 28 (1.59%) Meraki
16 26 (1.47%) Red Hat
17 21 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
18 19 (1.08%) Ivanti
19 18 (1.02%) ForgeRock