Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 62 104
Rank change year-on-year +42 +42 +113
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1,391 678 476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 9.26% 4.27% 2.65%
As % of the Cloud Services category 47.12% 36.49% 29.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,142 586 389
Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -10.00%
10th Percentile £30,800 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 2,952 1,858 1,587
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.65% 11.71% 8.82%
Number of salaries quoted 2,375 1,501 1,211
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £71,400 £66,250 £66,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.04%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +33 768 £50,000 +11.11% 110
East Midlands +51 622 £47,500 - 79
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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.

1 674 (48.45%) Microsoft
2 520 (37.38%) Amazon AWS
3 491 (35.30%) C#
4 468 (33.64%) SQL
5 448 (32.21%) SQL Server
6 434 (31.20%) Windows
7 430 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
8 422 (30.34%) .NET
9 398 (28.61%) JavaScript
10 309 (22.21%) Active Directory
11 289 (20.78%) Office 365
12 258 (18.55%) MVC
13 257 (18.48%) VMware
14 232 (16.68%) HTML
15 231 (16.61%) CSS
16 224 (16.10%) Windows Server
17 223 (16.03%) ASP.NET
18 215 (15.46%) DevOps
19 199 (14.31%) Java
20 197 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure
21 191 (13.73%) PowerShell
22 185 (13.30%) Presales
23 184 (13.23%) .NET Framework
24 181 (13.01%) Finance
24 181 (13.01%) AngularJS
25 174 (12.51%) Service Delivery
26 173 (12.44%) Scrum
27 164 (11.79%) Linux
28 162 (11.65%) ASP.NET MVC
29 161 (11.57%) Hyper-V

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
1 112 (8.05%) SharePoint
2 64 (4.60%) MS Exchange
3 43 (3.09%) IIS
4 38 (2.73%) Skype for Business
5 34 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
5 34 (2.44%) JBoss
6 30 (2.16%) CMS
7 24 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
8 22 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
9 21 (1.51%) Confluence
10 20 (1.44%) Apache
11 14 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
12 13 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
13 12 (0.86%) Apache Spark
13 12 (0.86%) OpenStack
14 10 (0.72%) Tomcat
15 9 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 7 (0.50%) SAS
16 7 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 70 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.22%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 60 (4.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.072%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 520 (37.38%) Amazon AWS
2 289 (20.78%) Office 365
3 158 (11.36%) IaaS
4 152 (10.93%) PaaS
5 106 (7.62%) Google Cloud Platform
6 65 (4.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 65 (4.67%) Serverless
7 48 (3.45%) SaaS
8 45 (3.24%) Azure Data Factory
9 38 (2.73%) Amazon EC2
10 34 (2.44%) IBM Cloud
11 32 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
12 30 (2.16%) Bluemix
13 23 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
14 21 (1.51%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 20 (1.44%) GitHub
16 16 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
17 15 (1.08%) OneDrive
18 10 (0.72%) Amazon S3
19 6 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 133 (9.56%) Firewall
2 75 (5.39%) WAN
3 73 (5.25%) DNS
4 62 (4.46%) LAN
5 61 (4.39%) VPN
6 49 (3.52%) SAN
7 45 (3.24%) DHCP
8 42 (3.02%) Remote Desktop
9 29 (2.08%) VLAN
10 25 (1.80%) VoIP
11 23 (1.65%) TCP/IP
12 19 (1.37%) Network Security
13 18 (1.29%) NetScaler
13 18 (1.29%) Wireless
14 17 (1.22%) Skype
15 15 (1.08%) NAS
16 14 (1.01%) Internet
17 12 (0.86%) WLAN
18 11 (0.79%) MPLS
19 9 (0.65%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 448 (32.21%) SQL Server
2 114 (8.20%) MongoDB
3 105 (7.55%) Power BI
4 99 (7.12%) NoSQL
5 94 (6.76%) SQL Server 2016
5 94 (6.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 84 (6.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 74 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
8 73 (5.25%) Azure SQL Database
9 68 (4.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 66 (4.74%) Big Data
11 61 (4.39%) Data Lake
12 52 (3.74%) MySQL
13 45 (3.24%) Relational Database
14 41 (2.95%) RavenDB
15 40 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
16 35 (2.52%) SQL Server 2014
17 33 (2.37%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 33 (2.37%) Hadoop
18 28 (2.01%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 136 (9.78%) Visual Studio
2 132 (9.49%) Git (software)
3 130 (9.35%) Jenkins
4 79 (5.68%) Visual Studio Team System
5 62 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 44 (3.16%) Octopus Deploy
7 39 (2.80%) TeamCity
8 33 (2.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 33 (2.37%) Bitbucket
9 32 (2.30%) JIRA
9 32 (2.30%) Selenium
10 24 (1.73%) Moq
11 23 (1.65%) Maven
12 20 (1.44%) Subversion
13 16 (1.15%) Cucumber
13 16 (1.15%) JUnit
14 13 (0.93%) MSI
15 12 (0.86%) JSUnit
15 12 (0.86%) WiX
16 11 (0.79%) SonarQube
General
1 181 (13.01%) Finance
2 87 (6.25%) Retail
3 48 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 42 (3.02%) Marketing
5 24 (1.73%) Games
6 20 (1.44%) Advertising
7 13 (0.93%) Legal
8 11 (0.79%) Banking
8 11 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.58%) Automotive
9 8 (0.58%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.36%) Billing
11 4 (0.29%) Back Office
12 2 (0.14%) Electronics
12 2 (0.14%) Law
12 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.072%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.072%) Front Office
13 1 (0.072%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 429 (30.84%) Developer
2 184 (13.23%) .NET Developer
3 152 (10.93%) Architect
4 127 (9.13%) DevOps Engineer
5 126 (9.06%) Consultant
6 89 (6.40%) Senior Developer
7 86 (6.18%) C# Developer
8 70 (5.03%) Support Engineer
9 68 (4.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 66 (4.74%) C# .NET Developer
11 60 (4.31%) Solutions Architect
12 55 (3.95%) Analyst
13 53 (3.81%) Java Developer
13 53 (3.81%) Lead Developer
14 51 (3.67%) Azure Engineer
15 46 (3.31%) Cloud Architect
16 43 (3.09%) Team Leader
17 38 (2.73%) Administrator
18 36 (2.59%) IT Engineer
18 36 (2.59%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 422 (30.34%) .NET
2 232 (16.68%) HTML
3 231 (16.61%) CSS
4 223 (16.03%) ASP.NET
5 184 (13.23%) .NET Framework
6 181 (13.01%) AngularJS
7 162 (11.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 148 (10.64%) Web Services
9 143 (10.28%) ASP.NET Web API
10 137 (9.85%) Entity Framework
11 106 (7.62%) RESTful
12 99 (7.12%) jQuery
13 81 (5.82%) REST
14 76 (5.46%) WCF
15 75 (5.39%) .NET Core
16 61 (4.39%) HTML5
16 61 (4.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 60 (4.31%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 54 (3.88%) CSS3
19 50 (3.59%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 144 (10.35%) Data Centre
2 74 (5.32%) Self-Motivation
3 71 (5.10%) Mobile App
4 69 (4.96%) Computer Science
5 64 (4.60%) User Experience
6 56 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
7 55 (3.95%) Public Cloud
8 41 (2.95%) Fintech
9 39 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
10 36 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
11 34 (2.44%) Algorithms
11 34 (2.44%) Clustering
12 32 (2.30%) Data Structures
12 32 (2.30%) Replication
13 30 (2.16%) Private Cloud
14 27 (1.94%) Driving Licence
14 27 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
15 26 (1.87%) CMDB
16 19 (1.37%) Management Information System
17 14 (1.01%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 434 (31.20%) Windows
2 224 (16.10%) Windows Server
3 164 (11.79%) Linux
4 91 (6.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 78 (5.61%) Windows 10
5 78 (5.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (2.37%) Unix
7 29 (2.08%) Windows 7
8 27 (1.94%) Android
9 25 (1.80%) Apple iOS
10 21 (1.51%) Windows 8
11 13 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (0.65%) CentOS
13 7 (0.50%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.43%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.22%) Debian
15 3 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.14%) VMS
16 2 (0.14%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.14%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (18.55%) MVC
3 215 (15.46%) DevOps
4 185 (13.30%) Presales
5 174 (12.51%) Service Delivery
6 173 (12.44%) Scrum
7 160 (11.50%) ITIL
8 154 (11.07%) Software Engineering
9 151 (10.86%) Business Intelligence
10 123 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
11 120 (8.63%) Test Automation
12 114 (8.20%) Analytics
13 101 (7.26%) Microservices
14 92 (6.61%) Migration
15 90 (6.47%) TDD
16 84 (6.04%) Line Management
17 83 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
17 83 (5.97%) Unit Testing
18 80 (5.75%) Project Management
19 70 (5.03%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 491 (35.30%) C#
2 468 (33.64%) SQL
3 398 (28.61%) JavaScript
4 199 (14.31%) Java
5 191 (13.73%) PowerShell
6 136 (9.78%) Python
7 107 (7.69%) T-SQL
8 105 (7.55%) Ruby
9 79 (5.68%) PHP
10 62 (4.46%) Shell Script
11 61 (4.39%) Perl
12 40 (2.88%) Bash Shell
13 19 (1.37%) Java 8
14 16 (1.15%) C++
15 14 (1.01%) U-SQL
16 12 (0.86%) C
16 12 (0.86%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.79%) Go
18 10 (0.72%) TypeScript
19 8 (0.58%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 108 (7.76%) Degree
2 83 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 72 (5.18%) MCSE
4 63 (4.53%) MCSA
5 53 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 42 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 36 (2.59%) MCP
9 35 (2.52%) Security Cleared
10 26 (1.87%) CCNA
11 24 (1.73%) CCNP
12 15 (1.08%) CISSP
13 11 (0.79%) SC Cleared
14 10 (0.72%) CISM
15 9 (0.65%) SANS
16 8 (0.58%) CSSLP
16 8 (0.58%) MCITP
17 7 (0.50%) DBS Check
17 7 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
17 7 (0.50%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.74%) GCP
2 35 (2.52%) SLA
3 23 (1.65%) QA
4 21 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (1.15%) PMO
6 8 (0.58%) HIPAA
7 7 (0.50%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.29%) COBIT
8 4 (0.29%) GDPR
9 3 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.072%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.072%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 309 (22.21%) Active Directory
2 197 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 161 (11.57%) Hyper-V
4 140 (10.06%) Docker
5 81 (5.82%) Virtual Machines
6 52 (3.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 49 (3.52%) XenApp
8 44 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
9 38 (2.73%) XenDesktop
10 29 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
11 16 (1.15%) vSphere
12 11 (0.79%) BitLocker
12 11 (0.79%) HDFS
13 9 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 9 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.50%) Squid
15 5 (0.36%) Firmware
16 4 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
17 3 (0.22%) XenServer
18 2 (0.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 136 (9.78%) Opscode Chef
2 125 (8.99%) Puppet
3 94 (6.76%) Ansible
4 87 (6.25%) SCCM
5 63 (4.53%) Kubernetes
6 62 (4.46%) SCVMM
7 55 (3.95%) SCOrch
8 53 (3.81%) Terraform
9 43 (3.09%) Microsoft Intune
10 38 (2.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 37 (2.66%) SCOM
12 29 (2.08%) SCSM
13 27 (1.94%) SCDPM
14 22 (1.58%) Docker Swarm
15 20 (1.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 18 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 13 (0.93%) Nagios
17 13 (0.93%) WSUS
18 12 (0.86%) Packer
18 12 (0.86%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 674 (48.45%) Microsoft
2 257 (18.48%) VMware
3 140 (10.06%) Citrix
4 99 (7.12%) Google
5 81 (5.82%) Oracle
6 69 (4.96%) Cisco
7 63 (4.53%) Xamarin
8 43 (3.09%) HP
9 42 (3.02%) IBM
10 41 (2.95%) Tableau
11 34 (2.44%) BMC
12 27 (1.94%) Dell
13 25 (1.80%) Capita
13 25 (1.80%) NetApp
14 22 (1.58%) Apple
15 21 (1.51%) F5
16 17 (1.22%) Sitecore
16 17 (1.22%) Veeam
17 16 (1.15%) Juniper
17 16 (1.15%) SolarWinds