Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 30 75
Rank change year-on-year +13 +45 +68
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1,383 1,033 699
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 10.30% 6.91% 3.82%
As % of the Cloud Services category 48.90% 43.04% 35.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,173 924 527
Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £66,025 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +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 2,828 2,400 1,954
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.07% 16.06% 10.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2,277 2,002 1,479
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +8.42%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +9 848 £52,500 +16.67% 176
East Midlands +25 534 £45,000 -5.26% 109
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 726 (52.49%) Microsoft
2 529 (38.25%) Amazon AWS
3 482 (34.85%) C#
4 473 (34.20%) .NET
5 469 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
6 430 (31.09%) SQL Server
7 420 (30.37%) SQL
8 341 (24.66%) Windows
9 328 (23.72%) Office 365
10 280 (20.25%) JavaScript
10 280 (20.25%) Active Directory
11 242 (17.50%) MVC
12 234 (16.92%) ASP.NET
13 218 (15.76%) VMware
14 210 (15.18%) HTML
15 196 (14.17%) DevOps
16 190 (13.74%) Microservices
16 190 (13.74%) Java
17 184 (13.30%) Windows Server
18 182 (13.16%) Web Services
19 180 (13.02%) ASP.NET Web API
20 179 (12.94%) Finance
21 174 (12.58%) CSS
22 159 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
23 149 (10.77%) Hyper-V
24 147 (10.63%) AngularJS
24 147 (10.63%) ASP.NET MVC
25 146 (10.56%) PaaS
25 146 (10.56%) ITIL
26 145 (10.48%) Software Engineering

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
1 120 (8.68%) SharePoint
2 51 (3.69%) MS Exchange
3 48 (3.47%) Elasticsearch
4 36 (2.60%) Apache Spark
5 33 (2.39%) CMS
6 26 (1.88%) Skype for Business
7 21 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (1.23%) Umbraco
9 15 (1.08%) Apache
9 15 (1.08%) Confluence
10 10 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (0.65%) Anypoint
11 9 (0.65%) Joomla!
12 8 (0.58%) Drupal
12 8 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (0.51%) Mule
13 7 (0.51%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.43%) eZ Publish
14 6 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 74 (5.35%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.51%) Maya
5 4 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.22%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.22%) Moqups
6 3 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.43%) SAP ERP
3 6 (0.43%) Teamcenter
4 5 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.29%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.29%) SAP ECC
6 1 (0.072%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.072%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 529 (38.25%) Amazon AWS
2 328 (23.72%) Office 365
3 146 (10.56%) PaaS
4 110 (7.95%) IaaS
5 106 (7.66%) SaaS
6 97 (7.01%) Azure Active Directory
6 97 (7.01%) Google Cloud Platform
7 81 (5.86%) Serverless
8 64 (4.63%) Cloud Computing
9 51 (3.69%) Amazon S3
10 49 (3.54%) Amazon EC2
11 34 (2.46%) Amazon SQS
12 33 (2.39%) AWS CloudFormation
13 32 (2.31%) AWS Lambda
14 27 (1.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 27 (1.95%) IBM Cloud
15 23 (1.66%) Amazon EMR
15 23 (1.66%) Amazon Kinesis
16 19 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
17 16 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 105 (7.59%) Firewall
2 104 (7.52%) DNS
3 65 (4.70%) DHCP
4 63 (4.56%) Network Security
5 62 (4.48%) WAN
6 55 (3.98%) LAN
7 46 (3.33%) VLAN
8 45 (3.25%) SAN
8 45 (3.25%) VPN
9 32 (2.31%) Skype
10 28 (2.02%) TCP/IP
11 25 (1.81%) Wireless
12 24 (1.74%) Internet
13 21 (1.52%) MPLS
14 20 (1.45%) VoIP
15 15 (1.08%) IPsec
16 14 (1.01%) Intrusion Detection
16 14 (1.01%) NAS
17 13 (0.94%) Unified Communications
18 11 (0.80%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 430 (31.09%) SQL Server
2 132 (9.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 99 (7.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 86 (6.22%) Power BI
5 83 (6.00%) NoSQL
6 80 (5.78%) Big Data
6 80 (5.78%) Relational Database
7 76 (5.50%) Data Warehouse
8 73 (5.28%) Azure SQL Database
9 58 (4.19%) MongoDB
10 52 (3.76%) Amazon RDS
10 52 (3.76%) Cosmos DB
11 49 (3.54%) SQL Server 2016
12 43 (3.11%) Hadoop
13 39 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 34 (2.46%) RDBMS
15 33 (2.39%) MySQL
16 26 (1.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 26 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
16 26 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 137 (9.91%) Git (software)
2 101 (7.30%) Visual Studio
3 95 (6.87%) Jenkins
4 61 (4.41%) Visual Studio Team System
5 60 (4.34%) TeamCity
6 51 (3.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 46 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
8 37 (2.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 37 (2.68%) JIRA
9 28 (2.02%) Maven
10 26 (1.88%) Vagrant
11 22 (1.59%) Hudson
11 22 (1.59%) Selenium
12 21 (1.52%) Subversion
13 15 (1.08%) Bitbucket
14 12 (0.87%) NUnit
15 10 (0.72%) Xcode
16 9 (0.65%) JUnit
16 9 (0.65%) SonarQube
16 9 (0.65%) webpack
General
1 179 (12.94%) Finance
2 98 (7.09%) Retail
3 49 (3.54%) Marketing
4 41 (2.96%) Automotive
5 37 (2.68%) Games
6 25 (1.81%) Advertising
7 20 (1.45%) Legal
8 17 (1.23%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.51%) Banking
9 7 (0.51%) Electronics
10 6 (0.43%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.29%) Back Office
11 4 (0.29%) Law
12 2 (0.14%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.072%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.072%) Billing
13 1 (0.072%) French Language
13 1 (0.072%) Local Government
13 1 (0.072%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.072%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 448 (32.39%) Developer
2 255 (18.44%) Architect
3 184 (13.30%) .NET Developer
4 110 (7.95%) C# Developer
5 107 (7.74%) Solutions Architect
6 106 (7.66%) Senior Developer
7 93 (6.72%) Software Engineer
8 88 (6.36%) DevOps Engineer
9 85 (6.15%) Cloud Architect
10 82 (5.93%) C# .NET Developer
11 68 (4.92%) Software Developer
12 67 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 59 (4.27%) Technical Architect
14 53 (3.83%) Analyst
15 51 (3.69%) Consultant
16 46 (3.33%) Cloud Solutions Architect
17 45 (3.25%) Java Developer
17 45 (3.25%) Lead Architect
17 45 (3.25%) Support Engineer
18 43 (3.11%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 473 (34.20%) .NET
2 234 (16.92%) ASP.NET
3 210 (15.18%) HTML
4 182 (13.16%) Web Services
5 180 (13.02%) ASP.NET Web API
6 174 (12.58%) CSS
7 147 (10.63%) AngularJS
7 147 (10.63%) ASP.NET MVC
8 141 (10.20%) .NET Framework
9 118 (8.53%) Entity Framework
10 109 (7.88%) jQuery
11 89 (6.44%) HTML5
12 88 (6.36%) REST
13 87 (6.29%) WCF
14 79 (5.71%) React
15 78 (5.64%) RESTful
16 67 (4.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 60 (4.34%) JSON
18 57 (4.12%) Node.js
19 52 (3.76%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 118 (8.53%) Data Centre
2 92 (6.65%) Self-Motivation
3 85 (6.15%) Public Cloud
4 83 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
5 71 (5.13%) Mobile App
6 66 (4.77%) Computer Science
7 56 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
8 42 (3.04%) Hybrid Cloud
9 37 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
10 34 (2.46%) Management Information System
11 30 (2.17%) Private Cloud
11 30 (2.17%) User Experience
12 27 (1.95%) Clustering
13 26 (1.88%) Fintech
13 26 (1.88%) NHS
14 24 (1.74%) Driving Licence
15 21 (1.52%) Replication
16 19 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 17 (1.23%) Fat Client
17 17 (1.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 341 (24.66%) Windows
2 184 (13.30%) Windows Server
3 118 (8.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 97 (7.01%) Linux
5 83 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 60 (4.34%) Windows 10
7 47 (3.40%) Windows 7
8 33 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (2.17%) Windows 8
10 24 (1.74%) Android
11 21 (1.52%) Unix
12 20 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (1.08%) Mac OS X
14 14 (1.01%) Apple iOS
15 9 (0.65%) CentOS
16 7 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.36%) Debian
18 3 (0.22%) HPUX
18 3 (0.22%) VMS
19 2 (0.14%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (17.50%) MVC
3 196 (14.17%) DevOps
4 190 (13.74%) Microservices
5 146 (10.56%) ITIL
6 145 (10.48%) Presales
6 145 (10.48%) Software Engineering
7 138 (9.98%) Continuous Integration
8 133 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
9 132 (9.54%) Scrum
10 123 (8.89%) TDD
11 121 (8.75%) Project Management
12 113 (8.17%) Problem-Solving
13 111 (8.03%) Unit Testing
14 98 (7.09%) Open Source
14 98 (7.09%) Test Automation
15 93 (6.72%) Analytics
16 88 (6.36%) Mentoring
17 84 (6.07%) Web Development
18 81 (5.86%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 482 (34.85%) C#
2 420 (30.37%) SQL
3 280 (20.25%) JavaScript
4 190 (13.74%) Java
5 131 (9.47%) Python
6 130 (9.40%) T-SQL
7 103 (7.45%) PowerShell
8 44 (3.18%) Ruby
9 43 (3.11%) Go
10 38 (2.75%) PHP
11 34 (2.46%) Perl
12 33 (2.39%) Shell Script
13 32 (2.31%) Bash Shell
14 26 (1.88%) Scala
15 24 (1.74%) C++
16 23 (1.66%) PL/SQL
17 20 (1.45%) C
17 20 (1.45%) TypeScript
18 18 (1.30%) VB.NET
19 16 (1.16%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 140 (10.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 135 (9.76%) Degree
3 114 (8.24%) MCSE
4 70 (5.06%) Security Cleared
5 66 (4.77%) MCSA
6 40 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 39 (2.82%) MCP
8 36 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
9 33 (2.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 27 (1.95%) CCNP
11 20 (1.45%) CISSP
11 20 (1.45%) SC Cleared
12 19 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (1.37%) Master's Degree
13 18 (1.30%) MCITP
14 14 (1.01%) CCNA
15 13 (0.94%) AWS Certification
15 13 (0.94%) CISM
15 13 (0.94%) ISEB
16 9 (0.65%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.19%) SLA
2 52 (3.76%) GDPR
3 45 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.72%) QA
5 9 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.65%) PMO
6 7 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.22%) COBIT
9 1 (0.072%) IASME
9 1 (0.072%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 280 (20.25%) Active Directory
2 159 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (10.77%) Hyper-V
4 130 (9.40%) Docker
5 27 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (1.37%) vSphere
7 16 (1.16%) XenApp
8 15 (1.08%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.65%) XenServer
10 8 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
10 8 (0.58%) Terminal Services
10 8 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (0.58%) VMware NSX
11 6 (0.43%) BitLocker
11 6 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.36%) HDFS
12 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.22%) Firmware
14 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 93 (6.72%) SCCM
2 87 (6.29%) Kubernetes
3 81 (5.86%) Ansible
4 79 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
4 79 (5.71%) Puppet
5 59 (4.27%) Terraform
6 35 (2.53%) Docker Swarm
7 29 (2.10%) Packer
8 28 (2.02%) Consul
8 28 (2.02%) Grafana
9 27 (1.95%) Salt
10 23 (1.66%) Graphite
11 22 (1.59%) Opsview
11 22 (1.59%) WSUS
12 21 (1.52%) Nagios
13 18 (1.30%) ZABBIX
14 17 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
15 14 (1.01%) SCOM
16 11 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
16 11 (0.80%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 726 (52.49%) Microsoft
2 218 (15.76%) VMware
3 111 (8.03%) Google
4 107 (7.74%) Cisco
5 100 (7.23%) Citrix
6 90 (6.51%) Xamarin
7 63 (4.56%) HP
8 55 (3.98%) Oracle
9 47 (3.40%) Tableau
10 37 (2.68%) NetApp
11 29 (2.10%) IBM
12 27 (1.95%) Dell
13 24 (1.74%) Red Hat
14 22 (1.59%) Alteryx
15 21 (1.52%) SolarWinds
16 20 (1.45%) F5
17 18 (1.30%) CheckPoint
18 17 (1.23%) Meraki
18 17 (1.23%) Nimble Storage
18 17 (1.23%) Remedy