Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 65 121
Rank change year-on-year +38 +56 +138
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1,116 671 401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.41% 4.03% 2.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 43.22% 34.43% 28.36%
Number of salaries quoted 927 488 353
Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -15.00%
10th Percentile £27,400 £28,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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 2,582 1,949 1,414
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 17.15% 11.70% 8.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2,104 1,465 1,117
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.30% +8.75% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018. 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 +30 679 £47,500 +5.56% 104
East Midlands +53 437 £47,500 +6.74% 77
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 494 (44.27%) Microsoft
2 420 (37.63%) Amazon AWS
3 372 (33.33%) SQL
4 355 (31.81%) SQL Server
5 345 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
6 344 (30.82%) Windows
7 338 (30.29%) C#
8 337 (30.20%) JavaScript
9 300 (26.88%) .NET
10 256 (22.94%) Office 365
11 229 (20.52%) MVC
12 221 (19.80%) VMware
13 219 (19.62%) Active Directory
14 207 (18.55%) Java
15 195 (17.47%) Windows Server
16 186 (16.67%) CSS
17 181 (16.22%) HTML
18 171 (15.32%) ASP.NET
18 171 (15.32%) DevOps
19 168 (15.05%) ITIL
20 167 (14.96%) VMware Infrastructure
21 161 (14.43%) Finance
22 160 (14.34%) Linux
23 151 (13.53%) PowerShell
24 150 (13.44%) Scrum
25 143 (12.81%) Puppet
26 142 (12.72%) Python
27 137 (12.28%) Hyper-V
28 135 (12.10%) Docker
29 134 (12.01%) Jenkins

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 76 (6.81%) SharePoint
2 64 (5.73%) JBoss
2 64 (5.73%) MS Exchange
3 40 (3.58%) Skype for Business
4 33 (2.96%) IIS
5 30 (2.69%) CMS
6 26 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
6 26 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (2.24%) OpenStack
8 23 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
8 23 (2.06%) Tomcat
9 19 (1.70%) WebSphere
10 18 (1.61%) Apache
11 12 (1.08%) Confluence
12 11 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (0.99%) Umbraco
13 10 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
14 9 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 8 (0.72%) Apache Spark
15 8 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 61 (5.47%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.81%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.54%) SPSS
4 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.18%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.090%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.090%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 420 (37.63%) Amazon AWS
2 256 (22.94%) Office 365
3 89 (7.97%) IaaS
4 87 (7.80%) PaaS
5 68 (6.09%) Google Cloud Platform
6 35 (3.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 33 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
8 31 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
9 30 (2.69%) Azure Data Factory
10 28 (2.51%) Serverless
11 26 (2.33%) SaaS
12 19 (1.70%) Bluemix
12 19 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
12 19 (1.70%) IBM Cloud
13 14 (1.25%) GitHub
14 11 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (0.81%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 9 (0.81%) Datadog
16 7 (0.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 7 (0.63%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 120 (10.75%) Firewall
2 66 (5.91%) DNS
3 59 (5.29%) WAN
4 54 (4.84%) LAN
4 54 (4.84%) VPN
5 46 (4.12%) SAN
6 45 (4.03%) DHCP
7 34 (3.05%) Skype
8 30 (2.69%) NetScaler
9 26 (2.33%) TCP/IP
10 22 (1.97%) Network Security
11 17 (1.52%) VLAN
12 16 (1.43%) Internet
12 16 (1.43%) MPLS
13 15 (1.34%) NAS
14 14 (1.25%) HTTP
15 12 (1.08%) SNMP
16 10 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
16 10 (0.90%) SSL
17 9 (0.81%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (31.81%) SQL Server
2 100 (8.96%) MongoDB
3 68 (6.09%) SQL Server 2016
4 66 (5.91%) NoSQL
5 64 (5.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 56 (5.02%) Power BI
7 46 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 45 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
9 41 (3.67%) Azure SQL Database
9 41 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
9 41 (3.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 40 (3.58%) MySQL
11 39 (3.49%) RavenDB
12 37 (3.32%) Big Data
13 27 (2.42%) SQL Server 2014
14 22 (1.97%) Relational Database
15 17 (1.52%) Data Lake
15 17 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
16 14 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
16 14 (1.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 134 (12.01%) Jenkins
2 90 (8.06%) Git (software)
3 89 (7.97%) Visual Studio
4 66 (5.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 43 (3.85%) TeamCity
6 36 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
7 30 (2.69%) Octopus Deploy
8 29 (2.60%) Subversion
9 25 (2.24%) Selenium
10 23 (2.06%) Maven
11 21 (1.88%) JIRA
12 19 (1.70%) NuGet
13 18 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 17 (1.52%) Bitbucket
15 14 (1.25%) Moq
16 13 (1.16%) WebDriver
17 12 (1.08%) Cucumber
18 10 (0.90%) JSUnit
18 10 (0.90%) Vagrant
19 9 (0.81%) JMeter
General
1 161 (14.43%) Finance
2 44 (3.94%) Retail
3 38 (3.41%) Marketing
4 23 (2.06%) Manufacturing
5 22 (1.97%) Banking
6 19 (1.70%) Advertising
7 15 (1.34%) Games
7 15 (1.34%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.08%) Financial Institution
9 11 (0.99%) Legal
10 4 (0.36%) Publishing
11 2 (0.18%) Automotive
11 2 (0.18%) Law
12 1 (0.090%) Back Office
12 1 (0.090%) Billing
12 1 (0.090%) Brand Awareness
12 1 (0.090%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.090%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 352 (31.54%) Developer
2 141 (12.63%) .NET Developer
3 132 (11.83%) Architect
4 96 (8.60%) DevOps Engineer
5 75 (6.72%) Senior Developer
6 71 (6.36%) Consultant
7 68 (6.09%) C# Developer
8 62 (5.56%) Java Developer
9 57 (5.11%) Analyst
10 53 (4.75%) Solutions Architect
11 51 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 48 (4.30%) Support Engineer
13 47 (4.21%) C# .NET Developer
14 43 (3.85%) Junior
15 38 (3.41%) SQL Developer
15 38 (3.41%) Support Analyst
16 37 (3.32%) ASP.NET Developer
17 36 (3.23%) Lead Developer
18 35 (3.14%) DBA
18 35 (3.14%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 300 (26.88%) .NET
2 186 (16.67%) CSS
3 181 (16.22%) HTML
4 171 (15.32%) ASP.NET
5 130 (11.65%) AngularJS
6 123 (11.02%) ASP.NET MVC
7 118 (10.57%) .NET Framework
8 96 (8.60%) Web Services
9 89 (7.97%) REST
10 83 (7.44%) ASP.NET Web API
11 75 (6.72%) Entity Framework
12 70 (6.27%) jQuery
13 62 (5.56%) RESTful
14 59 (5.29%) Spring
15 54 (4.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 53 (4.75%) SOAP
17 51 (4.57%) CSS3
17 51 (4.57%) Hibernate
17 51 (4.57%) HTML5
18 48 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 111 (9.95%) Data Centre
2 65 (5.82%) Public Cloud
3 57 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (4.57%) Computer Science
5 41 (3.67%) Fintech
6 37 (3.32%) User Experience
7 32 (2.87%) Clustering
7 32 (2.87%) Management Information System
8 31 (2.78%) Mobile App
9 28 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
10 24 (2.15%) Replication
11 23 (2.06%) Algorithms
12 20 (1.79%) Data Structures
13 17 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
14 16 (1.43%) Driving Licence
14 16 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
15 14 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
16 13 (1.16%) Robotics
17 11 (0.99%) NHS
18 10 (0.90%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 344 (30.82%) Windows
2 195 (17.47%) Windows Server
3 160 (14.34%) Linux
4 81 (7.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 70 (6.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (3.94%) Unix
7 37 (3.32%) Windows 10
8 35 (3.14%) Windows 7
9 34 (3.05%) Apple iOS
10 33 (2.96%) Android
11 22 (1.97%) Windows 8
12 12 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.36%) CentOS
14 4 (0.36%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (0.36%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.18%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (20.52%) MVC
3 171 (15.32%) DevOps
4 168 (15.05%) ITIL
5 150 (13.44%) Scrum
6 130 (11.65%) Presales
7 114 (10.22%) Test Automation
8 112 (10.04%) Project Management
9 109 (9.77%) Service Delivery
10 93 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
11 87 (7.80%) Software Engineering
12 81 (7.26%) SDLC
13 79 (7.08%) Business Intelligence
14 76 (6.81%) Analytics
15 66 (5.91%) Configuration Management
16 63 (5.65%) Migration
16 63 (5.65%) TDD
17 62 (5.56%) Line Management
17 62 (5.56%) Microservices
18 59 (5.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 372 (33.33%) SQL
2 338 (30.29%) C#
3 337 (30.20%) JavaScript
4 207 (18.55%) Java
5 151 (13.53%) PowerShell
6 142 (12.72%) Python
7 87 (7.80%) Ruby
8 70 (6.27%) PHP
9 67 (6.00%) Perl
10 62 (5.56%) T-SQL
11 46 (4.12%) Shell Script
12 43 (3.85%) Bash Shell
13 21 (1.88%) VBScript
14 16 (1.43%) R
15 15 (1.34%) VB.NET
16 13 (1.16%) C
17 12 (1.08%) C++
17 12 (1.08%) TypeScript
18 11 (0.99%) VB
19 9 (0.81%) XPath
Qualifications
1 77 (6.90%) Degree
2 67 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 59 (5.29%) MCSE
4 48 (4.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 38 (3.41%) MCSA
6 36 (3.23%) Security Cleared
7 34 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (2.33%) CCNA
8 26 (2.33%) MCP
9 21 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 19 (1.70%) Citrix Certification
11 15 (1.34%) CCNP
12 9 (0.81%) CHECK Team Leader
12 9 (0.81%) CHECK Team Member
12 9 (0.81%) OSCP
13 8 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.72%) OCP
13 8 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
14 7 (0.63%) DBS Check
14 7 (0.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.96%) QA
2 29 (2.60%) GCP
3 28 (2.51%) SLA
4 12 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.08%) PMO
5 7 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.54%) COBIT
7 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.090%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.090%) GDPR
8 1 (0.090%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 219 (19.62%) Active Directory
2 167 (14.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (12.28%) Hyper-V
4 135 (12.10%) Docker
5 38 (3.41%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (2.33%) XenApp
8 21 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
9 20 (1.79%) XenDesktop
10 15 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.45%) vSphere
14 4 (0.36%) HDFS
14 4 (0.36%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.27%) XenServer
16 2 (0.18%) BitLocker
16 2 (0.18%) Squid
16 2 (0.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 143 (12.81%) Puppet
2 124 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 100 (8.96%) Ansible
4 60 (5.38%) SCCM
5 44 (3.94%) Kubernetes
6 36 (3.23%) Terraform
7 35 (3.14%) SCOM
8 32 (2.87%) SCVMM
9 23 (2.06%) Microsoft Intune
10 22 (1.97%) SCOrch
11 20 (1.79%) Docker Swarm
12 19 (1.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 16 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 12 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 12 (1.08%) Packer
14 12 (1.08%) Salt
15 11 (0.99%) WSUS
16 7 (0.63%) Capistrano
16 7 (0.63%) Pingdom
17 6 (0.54%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 494 (44.27%) Microsoft
2 221 (19.80%) VMware
3 102 (9.14%) Citrix
4 93 (8.33%) Oracle
5 64 (5.73%) Google
6 55 (4.93%) Cisco
7 48 (4.30%) IBM
7 48 (4.30%) NetApp
8 35 (3.14%) Xamarin
9 34 (3.05%) HP
10 30 (2.69%) Dell
11 28 (2.51%) BMC
12 22 (1.97%) Veeam
13 20 (1.79%) EMC
14 18 (1.61%) Apple
15 17 (1.52%) Capita
15 17 (1.52%) Sitecore
15 17 (1.52%) Sophos
16 16 (1.43%) Juniper
17 15 (1.34%) CheckPoint