Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England > Midlands
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 32 71
Rank change year-on-year +16 +39 +69
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1,440 1,060 679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 11.31% 6.94% 3.87%
As % of the Cloud Services category 53.18% 41.45% 35.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1,198 919 493
Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,250 £28,600
90th Percentile £80,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £53,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +8.49% +0.95% +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 2,708 2,557 1,926
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.27% 16.75% 10.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2,129 2,108 1,448
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,200 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +17 940 £52,500 +16.67% 200
East Midlands +16 496 £47,500 - 105
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 776 (53.89%) Microsoft
2 601 (41.74%) Amazon AWS
3 481 (33.40%) Agile Software Development
4 464 (32.22%) SQL
5 426 (29.58%) C#
6 418 (29.03%) .NET
7 381 (26.46%) Windows
8 380 (26.39%) SQL Server
9 355 (24.65%) Office 365
10 317 (22.01%) Active Directory
11 261 (18.13%) JavaScript
12 257 (17.85%) VMware
13 246 (17.08%) DevOps
14 226 (15.69%) Web Services
15 207 (14.38%) Microservices
16 204 (14.17%) HTML
17 201 (13.96%) ASP.NET
17 201 (13.96%) MVC
18 200 (13.89%) Finance
19 196 (13.61%) Windows Server
20 195 (13.54%) Java
21 185 (12.85%) VMware Infrastructure
22 181 (12.57%) Hyper-V
23 179 (12.43%) Presales
24 166 (11.53%) Project Management
25 162 (11.25%) Data Centre
26 161 (11.18%) ASP.NET Web API
27 160 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
28 159 (11.04%) ITIL
29 153 (10.63%) Docker

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
1 123 (8.54%) SharePoint
2 59 (4.10%) MS Exchange
3 41 (2.85%) Elasticsearch
4 36 (2.50%) Apache Spark
4 36 (2.50%) CMS
5 31 (2.15%) Skype for Business
6 23 (1.60%) Apache
7 19 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
8 15 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (0.76%) OpenStack
10 10 (0.69%) Anypoint
10 10 (0.69%) Confluence
11 9 (0.63%) Drupal
11 9 (0.63%) Joomla!
12 8 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
12 8 (0.56%) Mule
13 7 (0.49%) Umbraco
14 6 (0.42%) eZ Publish
14 6 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 78 (5.42%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.49%) Maya
5 6 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.069%) ArchiCAD
6 1 (0.069%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.069%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.069%) Revit
Business Applications
1 28 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.49%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.42%) Teamcenter
6 4 (0.28%) SAP APO
6 4 (0.28%) SAP ECC
6 4 (0.28%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (0.28%) SAP VC
7 3 (0.21%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.069%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.069%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 601 (41.74%) Amazon AWS
2 355 (24.65%) Office 365
3 138 (9.58%) PaaS
4 128 (8.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 114 (7.92%) IaaS
6 106 (7.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 102 (7.08%) SaaS
8 86 (5.97%) Serverless
9 70 (4.86%) Cloud Computing
10 69 (4.79%) Amazon S3
11 68 (4.72%) Amazon EC2
12 43 (2.99%) AWS Lambda
13 42 (2.92%) AWS CloudFormation
14 41 (2.85%) Amazon SQS
15 39 (2.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 30 (2.08%) Amazon EMR
16 30 (2.08%) Amazon Kinesis
17 24 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 21 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
19 20 (1.39%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 105 (7.29%) DNS
2 94 (6.53%) Firewall
3 77 (5.35%) Network Security
4 71 (4.93%) DHCP
5 53 (3.68%) WAN
6 52 (3.61%) SAN
7 38 (2.64%) LAN
7 38 (2.64%) VLAN
8 37 (2.57%) VPN
9 31 (2.15%) Skype
10 30 (2.08%) TCP/IP
11 24 (1.67%) Unified Communications
12 19 (1.32%) Wireless
13 16 (1.11%) NAS
13 16 (1.11%) VoIP
14 15 (1.04%) Internet
15 14 (0.97%) IPsec
16 12 (0.83%) Intranet
16 12 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
17 11 (0.76%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 380 (26.39%) SQL Server
2 121 (8.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 105 (7.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 82 (5.69%) Big Data
4 82 (5.69%) Relational Database
5 80 (5.56%) Power BI
6 79 (5.49%) Azure SQL Database
7 78 (5.42%) NoSQL
8 72 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
9 67 (4.65%) Amazon RDS
10 56 (3.89%) Cosmos DB
11 47 (3.26%) Hadoop
12 42 (2.92%) RDBMS
13 40 (2.78%) MongoDB
14 38 (2.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 37 (2.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 33 (2.29%) MySQL
16 33 (2.29%) SQL Server 2016
17 30 (2.08%) Amazon Redshift
18 29 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 132 (9.17%) Git (software)
2 109 (7.57%) Visual Studio
3 98 (6.81%) Jenkins
4 67 (4.65%) Visual Studio Team System
5 45 (3.13%) TeamCity
6 44 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 38 (2.64%) Octopus Deploy
8 32 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 29 (2.01%) Maven
10 27 (1.88%) JIRA
11 26 (1.81%) Selenium
12 23 (1.60%) Vagrant
13 16 (1.11%) Subversion
14 14 (0.97%) Hudson
15 11 (0.76%) NUnit
16 10 (0.69%) gulp
16 10 (0.69%) ReSharper
16 10 (0.69%) webpack
17 9 (0.63%) Bitbucket
17 9 (0.63%) JMeter
General
1 200 (13.89%) Finance
2 94 (6.53%) Retail
3 40 (2.78%) Marketing
4 33 (2.29%) Automotive
5 23 (1.60%) Games
6 20 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.32%) Legal
8 15 (1.04%) Advertising
9 8 (0.56%) Law
10 6 (0.42%) Billing
10 6 (0.42%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.35%) Back Office
11 5 (0.35%) Banking
11 5 (0.35%) Local Government
12 4 (0.28%) Publishing
13 3 (0.21%) Electronics
14 2 (0.14%) Digital Economy
15 1 (0.069%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.069%) French Language
15 1 (0.069%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 430 (29.86%) Developer
2 284 (19.72%) Architect
3 156 (10.83%) .NET Developer
4 134 (9.31%) Solutions Architect
5 117 (8.13%) C# Developer
6 96 (6.67%) Senior Developer
7 92 (6.39%) Cloud Architect
7 92 (6.39%) DevOps Engineer
8 83 (5.76%) C# .NET Developer
9 79 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 70 (4.86%) Software Developer
11 67 (4.65%) Analyst
12 63 (4.38%) Software Engineer
13 60 (4.17%) Technical Architect
14 56 (3.89%) Cloud Solutions Architect
14 56 (3.89%) Consultant
15 53 (3.68%) Lead Architect
16 50 (3.47%) Java Developer
17 49 (3.40%) SQL Developer
18 42 (2.92%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 418 (29.03%) .NET
2 226 (15.69%) Web Services
3 204 (14.17%) HTML
4 201 (13.96%) ASP.NET
5 161 (11.18%) ASP.NET Web API
6 149 (10.35%) CSS
7 123 (8.54%) .NET Framework
7 123 (8.54%) AngularJS
8 115 (7.99%) ASP.NET MVC
9 95 (6.60%) HTML5
10 92 (6.39%) Entity Framework
11 84 (5.83%) REST
12 81 (5.63%) Node.js
13 75 (5.21%) jQuery
14 73 (5.07%) React
15 71 (4.93%) WCF
16 58 (4.03%) RESTful
17 52 (3.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 50 (3.47%) SOAP
19 46 (3.19%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 162 (11.25%) Data Centre
2 116 (8.06%) Self-Motivation
3 111 (7.71%) Public Cloud
4 74 (5.14%) Hybrid Cloud
5 71 (4.93%) Greenfield Project
6 69 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
7 51 (3.54%) Mobile App
8 38 (2.64%) Private Cloud
9 37 (2.57%) Management Information System
10 36 (2.50%) Clustering
11 34 (2.36%) Virtual Team
12 32 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
13 28 (1.94%) Replication
14 22 (1.53%) User Experience
15 21 (1.46%) Fintech
16 20 (1.39%) Client/Server
17 16 (1.11%) Fat Client
17 16 (1.11%) Thin Client
18 15 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
19 14 (0.97%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 381 (26.46%) Windows
2 196 (13.61%) Windows Server
3 131 (9.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 130 (9.03%) Linux
5 99 (6.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 54 (3.75%) Windows 10
6 54 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 49 (3.40%) Windows 7
8 37 (2.57%) Windows 8
9 23 (1.60%) Unix
10 18 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (1.11%) Android
12 13 (0.90%) Apple iOS
13 10 (0.69%) VMS
14 9 (0.63%) CentOS
15 7 (0.49%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.42%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.42%) Windows NT
17 4 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
18 3 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 481 (33.40%) Agile Software Development
2 246 (17.08%) DevOps
3 207 (14.38%) Microservices
4 201 (13.96%) MVC
5 179 (12.43%) Presales
6 166 (11.53%) Project Management
7 159 (11.04%) ITIL
8 138 (9.58%) Software Engineering
9 127 (8.82%) Scrum
10 126 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
11 124 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
12 118 (8.19%) TDD
13 106 (7.36%) Migration
14 99 (6.88%) Unit Testing
15 98 (6.81%) Problem-Solving
16 93 (6.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 88 (6.11%) Analytics
18 87 (6.04%) Test Automation
19 86 (5.97%) Web Development
20 82 (5.69%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 464 (32.22%) SQL
2 426 (29.58%) C#
3 261 (18.13%) JavaScript
4 195 (13.54%) Java
5 138 (9.58%) Python
6 125 (8.68%) T-SQL
7 113 (7.85%) PowerShell
8 45 (3.13%) Ruby
9 39 (2.71%) Go
10 38 (2.64%) Shell Script
11 35 (2.43%) Perl
12 33 (2.29%) PL/SQL
13 29 (2.01%) Bash Shell
13 29 (2.01%) PHP
14 24 (1.67%) C++
14 24 (1.67%) Scala
15 22 (1.53%) VB
16 20 (1.39%) TypeScript
17 19 (1.32%) C
18 17 (1.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 160 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 147 (10.21%) Degree
3 136 (9.44%) MCSE
4 81 (5.63%) Security Cleared
5 75 (5.21%) MCSA
6 52 (3.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 38 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
8 36 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
9 35 (2.43%) MCP
10 31 (2.15%) Master's Degree
11 26 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
12 24 (1.67%) CISSP
13 23 (1.60%) CCNP
14 19 (1.32%) MCITP
15 18 (1.25%) AWS Certification
16 16 (1.11%) CCNA
16 16 (1.11%) CISM
16 16 (1.11%) SC Cleared
17 15 (1.04%) ISEB
18 11 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (6.46%) GDPR
2 54 (3.75%) SLA
3 44 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (1.81%) QA
5 12 (0.83%) PMO
6 8 (0.56%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.56%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.42%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.28%) COBIT
10 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.069%) IASME
12 1 (0.069%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 317 (22.01%) Active Directory
2 185 (12.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 181 (12.57%) Hyper-V
4 153 (10.63%) Docker
5 33 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (1.88%) vSphere
8 22 (1.53%) XenApp
9 21 (1.46%) XenDesktop
10 13 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (0.76%) VMware NSX
12 9 (0.63%) Terminal Services
12 9 (0.63%) XenServer
13 8 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
14 7 (0.49%) vCloud
14 7 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.42%) Firmware
15 6 (0.42%) NFS
16 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 4 (0.28%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 107 (7.43%) Kubernetes
2 103 (7.15%) SCCM
3 86 (5.97%) Ansible
3 86 (5.97%) Puppet
4 76 (5.28%) Opscode Chef
5 67 (4.65%) Terraform
6 32 (2.22%) Docker Swarm
7 28 (1.94%) Packer
8 27 (1.88%) Consul
8 27 (1.88%) WSUS
9 26 (1.81%) Grafana
10 23 (1.60%) Microsoft Intune
10 23 (1.60%) Opsview
10 23 (1.60%) Salt
11 21 (1.46%) Graphite
12 19 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
13 17 (1.18%) Nagios
14 16 (1.11%) SCVMM
15 15 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
16 14 (0.97%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 776 (53.89%) Microsoft
2 257 (17.85%) VMware
3 121 (8.40%) Citrix
4 113 (7.85%) Google
5 102 (7.08%) Cisco
6 66 (4.58%) Xamarin
7 60 (4.17%) HP
8 56 (3.89%) NetApp
8 56 (3.89%) Oracle
9 49 (3.40%) Tableau
10 42 (2.92%) IBM
11 41 (2.85%) Dell
12 25 (1.74%) CheckPoint
12 25 (1.74%) ForgeRock
13 24 (1.67%) McAfee
13 24 (1.67%) Symantec
14 23 (1.60%) Alteryx
15 20 (1.39%) Red Hat
16 19 (1.32%) Cognos
16 19 (1.32%) Juniper