Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 37 87
Rank change year-on-year +19 +50 +84
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1,427 956 602
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 9.79% 6.07% 3.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 47.27% 43.49% 33.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,212 881 496
Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £32,275 £28,000 £31,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.91% +3.00%

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 3,019 2,198 1,816
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 20.71% 13.96% 9.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2,449 1,844 1,424
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +11 812 £50,000 +11.11% 135
East Midlands +38 614 £45,000 -5.26% 71
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 797 (55.85%) Microsoft
2 569 (39.87%) C#
3 551 (38.61%) .NET
4 512 (35.88%) SQL Server
5 477 (33.43%) SQL
6 474 (33.22%) Agile Software Development
7 470 (32.94%) Amazon AWS
8 409 (28.66%) Windows
9 335 (23.48%) JavaScript
10 325 (22.78%) Office 365
11 307 (21.51%) Active Directory
12 285 (19.97%) MVC
13 266 (18.64%) ASP.NET
14 245 (17.17%) HTML
15 239 (16.75%) VMware
16 233 (16.33%) CSS
17 202 (14.16%) Windows Server
18 201 (14.09%) AngularJS
19 197 (13.81%) DevOps
20 195 (13.67%) ASP.NET Web API
21 193 (13.52%) .NET Framework
22 185 (12.96%) ASP.NET MVC
23 181 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
24 176 (12.33%) PowerShell
25 175 (12.26%) Business Intelligence
26 171 (11.98%) Scrum
26 171 (11.98%) Software Engineering
27 166 (11.63%) ITIL
28 165 (11.56%) Entity Framework
29 164 (11.49%) Finance

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
1 135 (9.46%) SharePoint
2 57 (3.99%) MS Exchange
3 43 (3.01%) Skype for Business
4 31 (2.17%) CMS
5 29 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
6 27 (1.89%) Confluence
7 23 (1.61%) IIS
8 22 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
9 19 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
10 18 (1.26%) Apache
11 17 (1.19%) Umbraco
12 16 (1.12%) Apache Spark
13 14 (0.98%) JBoss
14 11 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
16 9 (0.63%) Tomcat
17 8 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
18 7 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 7 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
19 5 (0.35%) Kentico
Applications
1 79 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.21%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.21%) Moqups
7 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.070%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 51 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.070%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 470 (32.94%) Amazon AWS
2 325 (22.78%) Office 365
3 156 (10.93%) PaaS
4 135 (9.46%) IaaS
5 80 (5.61%) SaaS
6 76 (5.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 69 (4.84%) Serverless
8 63 (4.41%) Google Cloud Platform
9 42 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
10 41 (2.87%) Azure Data Factory
11 38 (2.66%) IBM Cloud
12 29 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
13 24 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
14 20 (1.40%) GitHub
15 17 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
15 17 (1.19%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
16 14 (0.98%) Amazon S3
17 13 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
17 13 (0.91%) OneDrive
18 8 (0.56%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 122 (8.55%) Firewall
2 99 (6.94%) DNS
3 80 (5.61%) WAN
4 69 (4.84%) LAN
5 58 (4.06%) SAN
6 51 (3.57%) VPN
7 48 (3.36%) DHCP
8 45 (3.15%) VLAN
9 37 (2.59%) Skype
10 36 (2.52%) Remote Desktop
10 36 (2.52%) Wireless
11 35 (2.45%) Network Security
12 34 (2.38%) VoIP
13 30 (2.10%) MPLS
14 27 (1.89%) Internet
15 22 (1.54%) TCP/IP
16 21 (1.47%) NAS
17 20 (1.40%) Cisco Wireless
17 20 (1.40%) OSPF
18 19 (1.33%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 512 (35.88%) SQL Server
2 146 (10.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 126 (8.83%) Power BI
4 104 (7.29%) NoSQL
5 102 (7.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 94 (6.59%) MongoDB
7 90 (6.31%) SQL Server 2016
8 89 (6.24%) Data Warehouse
9 88 (6.17%) Azure SQL Database
10 67 (4.70%) Big Data
10 67 (4.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 62 (4.34%) Data Lake
12 61 (4.27%) Relational Database
13 53 (3.71%) Cosmos DB
14 51 (3.57%) MySQL
15 42 (2.94%) Hadoop
16 38 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
17 36 (2.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 33 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
19 32 (2.24%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 144 (10.09%) Git (software)
2 122 (8.55%) Visual Studio
3 98 (6.87%) Jenkins
4 76 (5.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 60 (4.20%) TeamCity
6 58 (4.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 55 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
8 47 (3.29%) JIRA
9 46 (3.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 44 (3.08%) Bitbucket
11 34 (2.38%) Selenium
12 27 (1.89%) Maven
13 22 (1.54%) JUnit
14 21 (1.47%) Subversion
15 16 (1.12%) Hudson
15 16 (1.12%) Moq
16 14 (0.98%) SonarQube
17 12 (0.84%) IBM UrbanCode
17 12 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
18 11 (0.77%) Xcode
General
1 164 (11.49%) Finance
2 105 (7.36%) Retail
3 59 (4.13%) Marketing
4 37 (2.59%) Automotive
5 33 (2.31%) Advertising
5 33 (2.31%) Manufacturing
6 32 (2.24%) Games
7 28 (1.96%) Legal
8 15 (1.05%) Banking
9 10 (0.70%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.49%) Electronics
11 6 (0.42%) Law
12 5 (0.35%) Back Office
13 4 (0.28%) Billing
13 4 (0.28%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.070%) Front Office
15 1 (0.070%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.070%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 470 (32.94%) Developer
2 204 (14.30%) .NET Developer
3 161 (11.28%) Architect
4 116 (8.13%) C# Developer
4 116 (8.13%) Consultant
5 110 (7.71%) DevOps Engineer
6 100 (7.01%) Senior Developer
7 90 (6.31%) C# .NET Developer
8 75 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 65 (4.56%) Software Engineer
10 63 (4.41%) Support Engineer
11 58 (4.06%) Analyst
12 57 (3.99%) Solutions Architect
13 53 (3.71%) Azure Engineer
13 53 (3.71%) Software Developer
14 47 (3.29%) Cloud Architect
15 42 (2.94%) Administrator
16 41 (2.87%) ASP.NET Developer
16 41 (2.87%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 41 (2.87%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 551 (38.61%) .NET
2 266 (18.64%) ASP.NET
3 245 (17.17%) HTML
4 233 (16.33%) CSS
5 201 (14.09%) AngularJS
6 195 (13.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 193 (13.52%) .NET Framework
8 185 (12.96%) ASP.NET MVC
9 165 (11.56%) Entity Framework
10 147 (10.30%) Web Services
11 129 (9.04%) jQuery
12 108 (7.57%) WCF
13 95 (6.66%) RESTful
14 84 (5.89%) HTML5
15 82 (5.75%) .NET Core
16 77 (5.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 72 (5.05%) REST
18 69 (4.84%) JSON
19 65 (4.56%) React
20 55 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 129 (9.04%) Data Centre
2 95 (6.66%) Mobile App
3 91 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
4 90 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
5 75 (5.26%) Computer Science
6 68 (4.77%) User Experience
7 52 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
7 52 (3.64%) Public Cloud
8 40 (2.80%) Driving Licence
9 38 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
10 37 (2.59%) Fintech
11 34 (2.38%) Private Cloud
12 25 (1.75%) Clustering
12 25 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
12 25 (1.75%) NHS
13 24 (1.68%) Replication
14 23 (1.61%) Data Structures
15 19 (1.33%) CMDB
15 19 (1.33%) Management Information System
16 16 (1.12%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 409 (28.66%) Windows
2 202 (14.16%) Windows Server
3 127 (8.90%) Linux
4 114 (7.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 89 (6.24%) Windows 10
6 64 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (2.31%) Windows 7
8 32 (2.24%) Android
9 21 (1.47%) Apple iOS
9 21 (1.47%) Windows 8
10 19 (1.33%) Mac OS X
10 19 (1.33%) Unix
11 13 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (0.84%) CentOS
12 12 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (0.56%) Debian
14 7 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.21%) VMS
16 2 (0.14%) SUSE
16 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (33.22%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (19.97%) MVC
3 197 (13.81%) DevOps
4 175 (12.26%) Business Intelligence
5 171 (11.98%) Scrum
5 171 (11.98%) Software Engineering
6 166 (11.63%) ITIL
7 156 (10.93%) Continuous Integration
8 151 (10.58%) Presales
9 147 (10.30%) Microservices
10 144 (10.09%) Service Delivery
11 131 (9.18%) Test Automation
12 122 (8.55%) Unit Testing
13 117 (8.20%) Analytics
14 116 (8.13%) TDD
15 115 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
16 88 (6.17%) Web Development
17 86 (6.03%) Migration
18 83 (5.82%) Project Management
19 79 (5.54%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 569 (39.87%) C#
2 477 (33.43%) SQL
3 335 (23.48%) JavaScript
4 176 (12.33%) PowerShell
5 153 (10.72%) Java
6 148 (10.37%) T-SQL
7 106 (7.43%) Python
8 73 (5.12%) Ruby
9 51 (3.57%) PHP
10 39 (2.73%) Shell Script
11 34 (2.38%) Bash Shell
11 34 (2.38%) Perl
12 31 (2.17%) Go
13 23 (1.61%) Java 8
14 20 (1.40%) Scala
15 17 (1.19%) U-SQL
16 15 (1.05%) C++
17 14 (0.98%) TypeScript
18 13 (0.91%) PHP 5
19 12 (0.84%) C
Qualifications
1 129 (9.04%) Degree
2 115 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 94 (6.59%) MCSE
4 69 (4.84%) MCSA
5 65 (4.56%) Security Cleared
6 50 (3.50%) MCP
7 48 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
8 44 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
9 34 (2.38%) CCNP
10 32 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 23 (1.61%) SC Cleared
12 22 (1.54%) CCNA
13 21 (1.47%) CISSP
14 15 (1.05%) CISM
15 13 (0.91%) Master's Degree
16 12 (0.84%) MCITP
17 11 (0.77%) ISEB
18 9 (0.63%) SANS
19 8 (0.56%) CSSLP
20 7 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.27%) SLA
2 41 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (1.89%) GCP
4 25 (1.75%) GDPR
5 18 (1.26%) QA
6 11 (0.77%) PMO
7 10 (0.70%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.56%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.21%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.070%) COBIT
12 1 (0.070%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 307 (21.51%) Active Directory
2 181 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 153 (10.72%) Hyper-V
4 118 (8.27%) Docker
5 72 (5.05%) Virtual Machines
6 36 (2.52%) XenApp
7 35 (2.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 31 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
9 30 (2.10%) XenDesktop
10 25 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
11 22 (1.54%) vSphere
12 15 (1.05%) BitLocker
13 13 (0.91%) HDFS
14 8 (0.56%) Firmware
15 7 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
16 6 (0.42%) XenServer
17 5 (0.35%) Squid
18 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 4 (0.28%) VMware NSX
19 3 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 101 (7.08%) Opscode Chef
2 98 (6.87%) SCCM
3 84 (5.89%) Puppet
4 83 (5.82%) Ansible
5 67 (4.70%) Kubernetes
6 57 (3.99%) Terraform
7 50 (3.50%) SCVMM
8 40 (2.80%) SCOrch
9 33 (2.31%) Microsoft Intune
10 30 (2.10%) SCOM
11 25 (1.75%) Docker Swarm
11 25 (1.75%) SCSM
12 24 (1.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 24 (1.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 22 (1.54%) SCDPM
14 21 (1.47%) Nagios
15 20 (1.40%) WhatsUp Gold
16 19 (1.33%) QRadar
16 19 (1.33%) WSUS
17 15 (1.05%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 797 (55.85%) Microsoft
2 239 (16.75%) VMware
3 137 (9.60%) Citrix
4 106 (7.43%) Xamarin
5 105 (7.36%) Cisco
6 75 (5.26%) Google
7 66 (4.63%) Oracle
8 65 (4.56%) HP
9 49 (3.43%) Tableau
10 40 (2.80%) IBM
11 33 (2.31%) SolarWinds
12 31 (2.17%) F5
13 28 (1.96%) Dell
13 28 (1.96%) Meraki
14 26 (1.82%) BMC
14 26 (1.82%) Red Hat
15 19 (1.33%) Tripwire
16 18 (1.26%) NetApp
17 15 (1.05%) SAP
18 14 (0.98%) Informatica