Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 15 21
Rank change year-on-year +10 +6 +23
Permanent jobs citing Azure 148 150 113
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in South Wales 16.59% 9.75% 7.80%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.54% 45.73% 36.22%
Number of salaries quoted 138 156 117
Median annual salary £46,250 £42,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.19% -10.00% +18.75%
10th Percentile £31,934 £32,500 £33,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £61,875 £71,250
Wales median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.76% -13.68% +5.56%

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 325 328 312
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 36.43% 21.31% 21.55%
Number of salaries quoted 291 292 269
Median annual salary £45,000 £41,250 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -0.60% +10.67%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,525 £22,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,650 £65,000
Wales median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,210
% change year-on-year +12.50% -0.52% +0.52%

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 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 2020. 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 +5 96 £48,500 +7.78% 28
Newport +9 40 £43,355 -11.52% 2
Caerphilly - 6 £29,400 -
Neath Port Talbot +5 2 £46,250 +2.78%
Merthyr Tydfil - 2 £41,905 -
Bridgend +13 1 - - 1
Torfaen +2 1 £32,000 -11.72%
Azure
Wales

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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 68 (45.95%) DevOps
2 63 (42.57%) AWS
3 59 (39.86%) Microsoft
4 57 (38.51%) SQL
5 45 (30.41%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (28.38%) Finance
7 35 (23.65%) C#
7 35 (23.65%) Active Directory
8 34 (22.97%) Windows
8 34 (22.97%) Test Automation
9 33 (22.30%) Web Services
10 30 (20.27%) SQL Server
11 29 (19.59%) .NET
11 29 (19.59%) Scrum
11 29 (19.59%) Office 365
12 25 (16.89%) Kubernetes
13 22 (14.86%) Mentoring
13 22 (14.86%) Linux
13 22 (14.86%) VMware
14 21 (14.19%) Docker
15 20 (13.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 20 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 20 (13.51%) ITIL
15 20 (13.51%) IBM
15 20 (13.51%) DNS
16 19 (12.84%) SLA
16 19 (12.84%) Java
17 18 (12.16%) Firewall
17 18 (12.16%) REST
17 18 (12.16%) Problem-Solving

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 17 (11.49%) WebSphere
2 16 (10.81%) Skype for Business
2 16 (10.81%) Tomcat
3 12 (8.11%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.05%) Confluence
5 5 (3.38%) IIS
6 3 (2.03%) JBoss
6 3 (2.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (9.46%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 63 (42.57%) AWS
2 29 (19.59%) Office 365
3 14 (9.46%) Logic Apps
4 13 (8.78%) GCP
5 6 (4.05%) Power Platform
6 5 (3.38%) OpenShift
6 5 (3.38%) SaaS
7 4 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (2.70%) OneDrive
8 3 (2.03%) IaaS
8 3 (2.03%) PaaS
8 3 (2.03%) PowerApps
9 2 (1.35%) BrowserStack
9 2 (1.35%) Firebase
9 2 (1.35%) npm
10 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.51%) DNS
2 18 (12.16%) Firewall
3 17 (11.49%) LAN
3 17 (11.49%) TCP/IP
3 17 (11.49%) WAN
4 16 (10.81%) Skype
5 15 (10.14%) VPN
6 14 (9.46%) DKIM
6 14 (9.46%) DMARC
6 14 (9.46%) Wireshark
7 10 (6.76%) Unified Communications
8 8 (5.41%) DHCP
9 7 (4.73%) SAN
9 7 (4.73%) Wireless
10 2 (1.35%) VLAN
11 1 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.27%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (6.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.38%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (3.38%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (3.38%) Big Data
6 5 (3.38%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.38%) Power BI
7 3 (2.03%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.35%) Biml
8 2 (1.35%) DB2
8 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.35%) PowerPivot
8 2 (1.35%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2017
8 2 (1.35%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 16 (10.81%) Git (software)
2 14 (9.46%) Metasploit
3 11 (7.43%) Visual Studio Team System
4 9 (6.08%) Selenium
5 8 (5.41%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.05%) JIRA
7 4 (2.70%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.70%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.03%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.35%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.35%) JUnit
9 2 (1.35%) Maven
9 2 (1.35%) MSBuild
9 2 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.35%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.35%) TestNG
10 1 (0.68%) SonarQube
General
1 42 (28.38%) Finance
2 14 (9.46%) Manufacturing
3 10 (6.76%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.08%) Advertising
5 3 (2.03%) Games
5 3 (2.03%) Retail
6 1 (0.68%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 57 (38.51%) Developer
2 27 (18.24%) Analyst
3 18 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (12.16%) Security Analyst
4 17 (11.49%) .NET Developer
5 13 (8.78%) Senior Developer
5 13 (8.78%) Software Developer
6 12 (8.11%) Lead Developer
7 10 (6.76%) Azure Developer
8 9 (6.08%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (5.41%) Java Developer
10 7 (4.73%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (4.05%) Architect
11 6 (4.05%) Azure Engineer
11 6 (4.05%) C# Developer
11 6 (4.05%) Senior Software Developer
11 6 (4.05%) SQL Developer
12 5 (3.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 5 (3.38%) Java Scala Developer
12 5 (3.38%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (22.30%) Web Services
2 29 (19.59%) .NET
3 18 (12.16%) REST
4 17 (11.49%) AngularJS
5 15 (10.14%) HTML
6 14 (9.46%) CSS
7 13 (8.78%) IBM Integration Bus
7 13 (8.78%) Play Framework
7 13 (8.78%) Spring
8 12 (8.11%) SOAP
9 11 (7.43%) Java SE
10 10 (6.76%) .NET Framework
11 9 (6.08%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (4.73%) Entity Framework
12 7 (4.73%) WCF
13 6 (4.05%) jQuery
13 6 (4.05%) React
14 5 (3.38%) ASP.NET Core
14 5 (3.38%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (3.38%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.46%) Cyberthreat
1 14 (9.46%) Security Operations Centre
2 6 (4.05%) User Experience
3 5 (3.38%) Cloud Native
3 5 (3.38%) Clustering
3 5 (3.38%) Replication
4 4 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.03%) PKI
6 2 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.35%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) CMDB
7 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (22.97%) Windows
2 22 (14.86%) Linux
3 16 (10.81%) Windows Server
4 14 (9.46%) Kali Linux
5 8 (5.41%) Windows 10
6 7 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.73%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (3.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.38%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (2.03%) Unix
9 2 (1.35%) Android
9 2 (1.35%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.68%) CentOS
10 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (45.95%) DevOps
2 45 (30.41%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (22.97%) Test Automation
4 29 (19.59%) Scrum
5 22 (14.86%) Mentoring
6 20 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 20 (13.51%) ITIL
7 18 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (11.49%) Cybersecurity
8 17 (11.49%) Information Security
8 17 (11.49%) Security Operations
9 15 (10.14%) Analytics
9 15 (10.14%) Creative Thinking
9 15 (10.14%) Customer Requirements
9 15 (10.14%) Penetration Testing
9 15 (10.14%) Proactive Monitoring
10 14 (9.46%) Purple Team
10 14 (9.46%) Reverse Engineering
10 14 (9.46%) Security Testing
10 14 (9.46%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 57 (38.51%) SQL
2 35 (23.65%) C#
3 19 (12.84%) Java
4 16 (10.81%) Bash Shell
4 16 (10.81%) JavaScript
5 13 (8.78%) Scala
6 7 (4.73%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.05%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.03%) C
8 3 (2.03%) Python
8 3 (2.03%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.03%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.68%) Perl
10 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (9.46%) CREST Certified
1 14 (9.46%) GCIA
1 14 (9.46%) GCIH
1 14 (9.46%) SANS
2 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (4.05%) TOGAF Certification
3 5 (3.38%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.38%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.70%) Degree
5 3 (2.03%) MCSA
6 2 (1.35%) CCNA
6 2 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.68%) HND
7 1 (0.68%) ISEB
7 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 19 (12.84%) SLA
3 6 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.03%) QA
System Software
1 35 (23.65%) Active Directory
2 21 (14.19%) Docker
3 17 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (10.81%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (10.14%) Hyper-V
6 14 (9.46%) Snort
7 10 (6.76%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.03%) XenApp
9 2 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.35%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (16.89%) Kubernetes
2 15 (10.14%) SCVMM
3 7 (4.73%) Terraform
4 5 (3.38%) Ansible
5 2 (1.35%) SCCM
6 1 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.68%) Puppet
6 1 (0.68%) Salt
Vendors
1 59 (39.86%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.86%) VMware
3 20 (13.51%) IBM
4 10 (6.76%) Cisco
5 7 (4.73%) Tableau
6 6 (4.05%) Atlassian
7 5 (3.38%) Dialogic
7 5 (3.38%) Veeam
8 4 (2.70%) Oracle
9 3 (2.03%) Citrix
9 3 (2.03%) Google
9 3 (2.03%) Rapid7
9 3 (2.03%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.03%) RedGate
10 2 (1.35%) Birst
10 2 (1.35%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.35%) MuleSoft
10 2 (1.35%) SAP
10 2 (1.35%) SonicWALL
10 2 (1.35%) TIBCO