Period
to 22 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 9 16
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7 +8
Permanent jobs citing Azure 188 227 169
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in South Wales 25.03% 14.14% 10.85%
As % of the Cloud Services category 55.79% 52.79% 45.80%
Number of salaries quoted 216 223 163
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £64,750 £65,000
Wales median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% -2.30% +8.75%

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 South Wales with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 337 430 369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 44.87% 26.79% 23.70%
Number of salaries quoted 303 383 328
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £30,100 £28,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
Wales median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in South Wales

Azure
Salary Trend in South Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Azure in South Wales.

Salary trend for Azure in South Wales

Azure
Salary Histogram in South Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure in South Wales over the 6 months to 22 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Azure in South Wales

Azure
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 22 January 2021. 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
Cardiff +6 169 £47,500 +5.56% 24
Newport +30 12 £35,000 -17.65% 2
Glamorgan - 4 £65,000 - 2
Caerphilly - 2 £37,500 -
Torfaen - 1 £32,000 -
Azure
Wales

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, IT jobs citing 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Azure.

1 92 (48.94%) Microsoft
2 89 (47.34%) DevOps
3 73 (38.83%) SQL
4 60 (31.91%) Windows
5 49 (26.06%) C#
6 47 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (23.94%) .NET
8 42 (22.34%) SQL Server
9 41 (21.81%) Office 365
10 37 (19.68%) AWS
11 30 (15.96%) Windows Server
12 28 (14.89%) AngularJS
12 28 (14.89%) Visual Studio Team System
13 27 (14.36%) Scrum
14 24 (12.77%) Finance
14 24 (12.77%) Active Directory
14 24 (12.77%) Process Improvement
14 24 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (12.23%) JavaScript
15 23 (12.23%) ASP.NET Web API
15 23 (12.23%) Infrastructure as Code
16 22 (11.70%) Test Automation
17 21 (11.17%) Selenium
17 21 (11.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 21 (11.17%) Docker
18 20 (10.64%) Migration
18 20 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
18 20 (10.64%) PowerShell
19 19 (10.11%) BDD
19 19 (10.11%) MVC

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 11 (5.85%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.79%) IIS
3 8 (4.26%) Confluence
4 7 (3.72%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.72%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (3.19%) FileNet
6 4 (2.13%) CMS
6 4 (2.13%) LiveCycle
7 3 (1.60%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (4.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 41 (21.81%) Office 365
2 37 (19.68%) AWS
3 19 (10.11%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (4.26%) OneDrive
5 6 (3.19%) GCP
5 6 (3.19%) PaaS
6 5 (2.66%) BrowserStack
6 5 (2.66%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.60%) PowerApps
8 2 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.06%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.06%) SaaS
9 1 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.53%) Logic Apps
9 1 (0.53%) Power Automate
9 1 (0.53%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.45%) LAN
1 14 (7.45%) WAN
2 10 (5.32%) Firewall
2 10 (5.32%) SAN
3 9 (4.79%) DHCP
4 8 (4.26%) VPN
5 6 (3.19%) Skype
6 5 (2.66%) DNS
6 5 (2.66%) NAS
6 5 (2.66%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.13%) Unified Communications
8 2 (1.06%) FTP
8 2 (1.06%) HTTP
8 2 (1.06%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.06%) SSL
8 2 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.06%) Wireless
9 1 (0.53%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (22.34%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.91%) Azure SQL Database
3 12 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (6.38%) SQL Server 2017
4 11 (5.85%) Relational Database
4 11 (5.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (5.85%) Tableau
5 10 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.72%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (3.72%) Big Data
6 7 (3.72%) MySQL
6 7 (3.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (3.19%) Biml
8 5 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (2.13%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (2.13%) SQL Server 2019
10 3 (1.60%) Power BI
11 2 (1.06%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 28 (14.89%) Visual Studio Team System
2 21 (11.17%) Selenium
3 20 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (9.04%) SpecFlow
5 13 (6.91%) Git (software)
6 10 (5.32%) Jenkins
6 10 (5.32%) JIRA
7 7 (3.72%) Bitbucket
8 5 (2.66%) Postman
9 4 (2.13%) Artifactory
9 4 (2.13%) Maven
10 3 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (1.60%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.06%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.06%) Jasmine
11 2 (1.06%) SonarQube
11 2 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.53%) Cypress.io
12 1 (0.53%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (12.77%) Finance
2 8 (4.26%) Games
3 6 (3.19%) Marketing
4 4 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.06%) Advertising
5 2 (1.06%) Law
6 1 (0.53%) Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Legal
6 1 (0.53%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.53%) Retail
6 1 (0.53%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 70 (37.23%) Developer
2 25 (13.30%) Azure Engineer
3 22 (11.70%) Analyst
3 22 (11.70%) Senior Developer
4 21 (11.17%) .NET Developer
5 17 (9.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (9.04%) Platform Engineer
6 15 (7.98%) SQL Developer
7 12 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
7 12 (6.38%) Senior Test Analyst
7 12 (6.38%) Software Developer
7 12 (6.38%) Test Analyst
8 10 (5.32%) Lead Developer
9 9 (4.79%) Senior .NET Developer
10 8 (4.26%) Data Engineer
10 8 (4.26%) Office 365 Engineer
11 7 (3.72%) Architect
11 7 (3.72%) Lead .NET Developer
12 6 (3.19%) C# Developer
12 6 (3.19%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (23.94%) .NET
2 28 (14.89%) AngularJS
3 23 (12.23%) ASP.NET Web API
4 18 (9.57%) ASP.NET
5 17 (9.04%) WCF
6 16 (8.51%) CSS
6 16 (8.51%) HTML
7 13 (6.91%) .NET Core
8 12 (6.38%) React
9 10 (5.32%) .NET Framework
10 8 (4.26%) Entity Framework
11 7 (3.72%) jQuery
11 7 (3.72%) REST
11 7 (3.72%) Web Services
12 6 (3.19%) Django
12 6 (3.19%) JSON
12 6 (3.19%) SOAP
13 5 (2.66%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (2.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 4 (2.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.72%) User Experience
2 5 (2.66%) Device Driver
3 4 (2.13%) Algorithms
3 4 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (2.13%) PKI
4 3 (1.60%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.06%) Clustering
5 2 (1.06%) mPOS
5 2 (1.06%) Replication
5 2 (1.06%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.53%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.53%) CMDB
6 1 (0.53%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 60 (31.91%) Windows
2 30 (15.96%) Windows Server
3 19 (10.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (7.98%) Windows Server 2016
5 13 (6.91%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.66%) Windows Server 2019
7 4 (2.13%) Android
7 4 (2.13%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.13%) Linux
8 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.06%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (47.34%) DevOps
2 47 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (14.36%) Scrum
4 24 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (12.77%) Process Improvement
5 23 (12.23%) Infrastructure as Code
6 22 (11.70%) Test Automation
7 21 (11.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 20 (10.64%) Migration
9 19 (10.11%) BDD
9 19 (10.11%) MVC
10 16 (8.51%) Data Security
10 16 (8.51%) Microservices
11 14 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (6.91%) Fintech
13 12 (6.38%) ETL
13 12 (6.38%) Kanban
13 12 (6.38%) Software Engineering
14 11 (5.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 73 (38.83%) SQL
2 49 (26.06%) C#
3 23 (12.23%) JavaScript
4 20 (10.64%) PowerShell
5 13 (6.91%) Python
6 12 (6.38%) T-SQL
7 11 (5.85%) Java
7 11 (5.85%) TypeScript
8 6 (3.19%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.13%) C++
10 3 (1.60%) C
11 2 (1.06%) VB
11 2 (1.06%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.53%) Go
12 1 (0.53%) Perl
12 1 (0.53%) PHP
12 1 (0.53%) Scala
12 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (3.19%) Degree
1 6 (3.19%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.13%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.06%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.53%) ISEB
4 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.32%) QA
2 7 (3.72%) SLA
3 5 (2.66%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.06%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.53%) GDPR
5 1 (0.53%) NIST
System Software
1 24 (12.77%) Active Directory
2 21 (11.17%) Docker
3 15 (7.98%) Hyper-V
4 13 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (3.72%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.06%) vSphere
7 2 (1.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (10.11%) Kubernetes
2 12 (6.38%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (3.19%) SCVMM
4 4 (2.13%) AirWatch
4 4 (2.13%) Ansible
4 4 (2.13%) SCCM
4 4 (2.13%) Terraform
5 1 (0.53%) Mesos
5 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 92 (48.94%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.04%) Oracle
2 17 (9.04%) VMware
3 16 (8.51%) EnterpriseDB
4 6 (3.19%) Adobe
4 6 (3.19%) Cisco
4 6 (3.19%) IBM
5 4 (2.13%) Citrix
5 4 (2.13%) ILOG
5 4 (2.13%) Kofax
5 4 (2.13%) MobileIron
5 4 (2.13%) RedGate
6 3 (1.60%) Dell
6 3 (1.60%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.60%) Veeam
7 2 (1.06%) Dialogic
7 2 (1.06%) SonicWALL
8 1 (0.53%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.53%) Google
8 1 (0.53%) Sitecore