Period
to 15 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 15 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > South West
6 months to
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 10 21
Rank change year-on-year +5 +11 +8
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,459 788 1,108
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 19.63% 14.55% 11.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 52.88% 47.16% 43.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,082 631 980
10th Percentile £31,775 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,250 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +1.06%
75th Percentile £60,375 £58,750 £56,250
90th Percentile £73,625 £72,500 £66,375
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500

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 South West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 2,759 1,671 2,563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 37.13% 30.86% 26.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,050 1,349 2,052
10th Percentile £28,975 £27,500 £27,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
75th Percentile £59,250 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure in the South West

Azure
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Azure in the South West

Azure
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure in the South West over the 6 months to 15 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Azure in the South West

Azure
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the South West region over the 6 months to 15 June 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
Bristol +4 581 £47,500 - 117
Gloucestershire +13 282 £50,000 -9.09% 32
Wiltshire +7 193 £55,000 - 34
Dorset +11 173 £50,000 +11.11% 22
Somerset +6 90 £48,500 +7.78% 17
Devon -7 70 £40,000 -3.03% 28
Cornwall -3 36 £35,000 -26.32% 2
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 15 June 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 West region with a requirement for Azure.

1 677 (46.40%) DevOps
2 635 (43.52%) Agile Software Development
3 633 (43.39%) AWS
4 544 (37.29%) Microsoft
5 477 (32.69%) JavaScript
6 473 (32.42%) C#
7 467 (32.01%) .NET
8 400 (27.42%) SQL
9 361 (24.74%) Scrum
10 337 (23.10%) Docker
11 318 (21.80%) Windows
12 291 (19.95%) Python
12 291 (19.95%) Microservices
13 280 (19.19%) SQL Server
14 275 (18.85%) .NET Core
15 270 (18.51%) AngularJS
16 265 (18.16%) Linux
17 262 (17.96%) GCP
18 254 (17.41%) CSS
19 234 (16.04%) Microsoft 365
20 233 (15.97%) PowerShell
21 232 (15.90%) HTML
22 231 (15.83%) VMware
23 225 (15.42%) Git (software)
24 214 (14.67%) Kubernetes
25 210 (14.39%) React
26 204 (13.98%) Ansible
27 200 (13.71%) Software Engineering
28 198 (13.57%) Security Cleared
29 197 (13.50%) MVC

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 86 (5.89%) Confluence
2 65 (4.46%) SharePoint
3 42 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
4 36 (2.47%) CMS
5 35 (2.40%) MS Exchange
6 33 (2.26%) IIS
7 29 (1.99%) GeoServer
8 28 (1.92%) EPiServer
8 28 (1.92%) Sitecore CMS
9 27 (1.85%) Umbraco
10 18 (1.23%) Apache
10 18 (1.23%) Sitefinity
11 17 (1.17%) Apache Spark
12 15 (1.03%) NServiceBus
13 12 (0.82%) Tomcat
14 11 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
14 11 (0.75%) nginx
15 10 (0.69%) ArcGIS
15 10 (0.69%) Skype for Business
15 10 (0.69%) Traefik
Applications
1 36 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.14%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.069%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.069%) Sketch
5 1 (0.069%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 11 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.21%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.21%) nopCommerce
5 2 (0.14%) FastStats
5 2 (0.14%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 2 (0.14%) Line 50
5 2 (0.14%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.069%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.069%) Magento
6 1 (0.069%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 633 (43.39%) AWS
2 262 (17.96%) GCP
3 234 (16.04%) Microsoft 365
4 113 (7.75%) SaaS
5 79 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 77 (5.28%) Power Platform
7 71 (4.87%) Serverless
8 61 (4.18%) PaaS
9 47 (3.22%) AWS CloudFormation
10 40 (2.74%) IaaS
11 35 (2.40%) GitHub
12 33 (2.26%) OpenShift
13 20 (1.37%) Azure Service Bus
14 19 (1.30%) OneDrive
15 18 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
16 16 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
17 15 (1.03%) npm
18 14 (0.96%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 14 (0.96%) Azure Key Vault
19 13 (0.89%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 134 (9.18%) Firewall
2 83 (5.69%) VPN
3 78 (5.35%) IPv4
3 78 (5.35%) VLAN
4 77 (5.28%) DNS
5 69 (4.73%) OSPF
6 51 (3.50%) DHCP
7 42 (2.88%) Internet
8 36 (2.47%) WAN
9 30 (2.06%) LAN
10 29 (1.99%) HTTP
11 27 (1.85%) TCP/IP
12 26 (1.78%) SAN
13 17 (1.17%) VoIP
14 15 (1.03%) Network Security
14 15 (1.03%) Remote Desktop
15 12 (0.82%) Cisco IOS
16 11 (0.75%) Skype
17 10 (0.69%) MPLS
18 9 (0.62%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (19.19%) SQL Server
2 133 (9.12%) PostgreSQL
3 104 (7.13%) MySQL
4 99 (6.79%) MongoDB
5 66 (4.52%) Power BI
6 65 (4.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 61 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
8 56 (3.84%) NoSQL
9 48 (3.29%) Big Data
9 48 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 42 (2.88%) Hadoop
11 40 (2.74%) Relational Database
12 31 (2.12%) GIS
13 30 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 29 (1.99%) Amazon RDS
14 29 (1.99%) QGIS
15 26 (1.78%) Azure SQL Database
15 26 (1.78%) Tableau
16 18 (1.23%) Redis
16 18 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 225 (15.42%) Git (software)
2 161 (11.03%) Jenkins
3 109 (7.47%) JIRA
4 62 (4.25%) Subversion
5 50 (3.43%) Octopus Deploy
6 40 (2.74%) Visual Studio
7 35 (2.40%) Selenium
8 34 (2.33%) TeamCity
9 32 (2.19%) Bitbucket
10 31 (2.12%) GitLab
11 22 (1.51%) JMeter
12 20 (1.37%) Cucumber
12 20 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
13 16 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (1.03%) Maven
15 14 (0.96%) Eclipse
15 14 (0.96%) Robot Framework
16 12 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
17 11 (0.75%) Flyway
18 10 (0.69%) SonarQube
General
1 167 (11.45%) Social Skills
2 166 (11.38%) Finance
3 72 (4.93%) Public Sector
4 70 (4.80%) Marketing
5 53 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
6 37 (2.54%) Telecoms
7 34 (2.33%) Legal
8 33 (2.26%) Manufacturing
9 32 (2.19%) Electronics
10 22 (1.51%) Games
11 21 (1.44%) Retail
12 20 (1.37%) Presentation Skills
13 19 (1.30%) Local Government
14 18 (1.23%) Wearables
15 12 (0.82%) Law
16 11 (0.75%) Influencing Skills
16 11 (0.75%) Organisational Skills
17 10 (0.69%) Banking
18 9 (0.62%) Publishing
19 6 (0.41%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 525 (35.98%) Developer
2 190 (13.02%) .NET Developer
3 165 (11.31%) DevOps Engineer
4 144 (9.87%) Senior Developer
5 122 (8.36%) Software Developer
6 103 (7.06%) Architect
7 98 (6.72%) Software Engineer
8 91 (6.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 85 (5.83%) JavaScript Developer
10 78 (5.35%) Azure Engineer
11 72 (4.93%) C# Developer
12 71 (4.87%) Cloud Engineer
13 65 (4.46%) Java Developer
14 59 (4.04%) Angular Developer
15 58 (3.98%) Senior .NET Developer
16 57 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
17 53 (3.63%) Full Stack Developer
18 51 (3.50%) Azure DevOps Engineer
18 51 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
19 49 (3.36%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 467 (32.01%) .NET
2 275 (18.85%) .NET Core
3 270 (18.51%) AngularJS
4 254 (17.41%) CSS
5 232 (15.90%) HTML
6 210 (14.39%) React
7 194 (13.30%) Web Services
8 178 (12.20%) ASP.NET
9 131 (8.98%) .NET Framework
10 124 (8.50%) Vue.js
11 117 (8.02%) ASP.NET Web API
12 108 (7.40%) Node.js
13 100 (6.85%) ASP.NET MVC
14 91 (6.24%) RESTful
15 81 (5.55%) REST
16 71 (4.87%) CGI
17 70 (4.80%) Kafka
18 69 (4.73%) Spring
19 57 (3.91%) Spring Boot
20 52 (3.56%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 85 (5.83%) User Experience
2 80 (5.48%) Public Cloud
3 49 (3.36%) Hybrid Cloud
4 40 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
5 33 (2.26%) Data Centre
5 33 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
6 31 (2.12%) Cyberattack
7 29 (1.99%) Cloud Native
8 23 (1.58%) Driving Licence
9 17 (1.17%) Algorithms
9 17 (1.17%) Smartphone
10 16 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (1.03%) Mobile App
12 14 (0.96%) Data Structures
13 13 (0.89%) N-Tier
13 13 (0.89%) Private Cloud
14 11 (0.75%) Clustering
14 11 (0.75%) Management Information System
15 10 (0.69%) PKI
16 9 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 318 (21.80%) Windows
2 265 (18.16%) Linux
3 196 (13.43%) Windows Server
4 91 (6.24%) Ubuntu
5 70 (4.80%) CentOS
5 70 (4.80%) Windows Server 2016
6 51 (3.50%) Windows 10
7 31 (2.12%) Unix
8 27 (1.85%) Android
8 27 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (1.23%) Windows Server 2019
10 16 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (1.03%) Apple iOS
12 14 (0.96%) Mac OS X
13 9 (0.62%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.55%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.27%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.21%) Debian
16 3 (0.21%) VMS
16 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 677 (46.40%) DevOps
2 635 (43.52%) Agile Software Development
3 361 (24.74%) Scrum
4 291 (19.95%) Microservices
5 200 (13.71%) Software Engineering
6 197 (13.50%) MVC
7 195 (13.37%) Infrastructure as Code
8 163 (11.17%) TDD
9 148 (10.14%) Mentoring
10 143 (9.80%) ITIL
11 137 (9.39%) Continuous Integration
12 136 (9.32%) Business Intelligence
12 136 (9.32%) Machine Learning
13 124 (8.50%) SDLC
14 120 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
15 114 (7.81%) Analytics
16 110 (7.54%) Scaled Agile Framework
17 108 (7.40%) Data Science
18 107 (7.33%) Site Reliability Engineering
19 104 (7.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 477 (32.69%) JavaScript
2 473 (32.42%) C#
3 400 (27.42%) SQL
4 291 (19.95%) Python
5 233 (15.97%) PowerShell
6 173 (11.86%) Java
7 159 (10.90%) TypeScript
8 138 (9.46%) Bash Shell
9 64 (4.39%) T-SQL
10 54 (3.70%) PHP
11 29 (1.99%) Go
12 28 (1.92%) ES6
13 26 (1.78%) C++
14 22 (1.51%) Ruby
15 19 (1.30%) R
16 17 (1.17%) MATLAB
17 14 (0.96%) VB
18 12 (0.82%) C
19 9 (0.62%) VBScript
20 8 (0.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 198 (13.57%) Security Cleared
2 120 (8.22%) SC Cleared
3 97 (6.65%) Degree
4 48 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 40 (2.74%) DV Cleared
6 25 (1.71%) AWS Certification
7 20 (1.37%) GIAC
8 19 (1.30%) RHCE
9 16 (1.10%) PhD
10 15 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (0.89%) CCNA
11 13 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (0.82%) MCSA
13 11 (0.75%) MCSE
14 10 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (0.62%) HND
15 9 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 8 (0.55%) CISSP
16 8 (0.55%) ISTQB
17 7 (0.48%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (2.12%) QA
3 26 (1.78%) GDPR
4 16 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.10%) SLA
5 9 (0.62%) Accessibility
6 7 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.48%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.27%) NCSC
8 4 (0.27%) NIST
9 3 (0.21%) WAI
10 2 (0.14%) GRC
10 2 (0.14%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.069%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.069%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.069%) MiFID
11 1 (0.069%) PMO
System Software
1 337 (23.10%) Docker
2 180 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 172 (11.79%) Active Directory
4 87 (5.96%) Hyper-V
5 73 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (1.10%) vSphere
7 12 (0.82%) BitLocker
7 12 (0.82%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.69%) XenApp
9 7 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.34%) KVM
10 5 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.27%) Shibboleth
12 3 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (0.21%) Gluster
12 3 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.21%) pfSense
13 2 (0.14%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 2 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 214 (14.67%) Kubernetes
2 204 (13.98%) Ansible
3 172 (11.79%) Terraform
4 131 (8.98%) Puppet
5 48 (3.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 40 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
7 33 (2.26%) SCCM
8 22 (1.51%) Packer
9 11 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (0.69%) Jamf Pro
10 10 (0.69%) vCenter Server
11 8 (0.55%) Grafana
11 8 (0.55%) Prometheus
12 7 (0.48%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 7 (0.48%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.41%) FortiGate
13 6 (0.41%) Nagios
14 5 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 5 (0.34%) ZABBIX
15 3 (0.21%) MIIS
Vendors
1 544 (37.29%) Microsoft
2 231 (15.83%) VMware
3 155 (10.62%) Google
4 118 (8.09%) Oracle
5 60 (4.11%) Cisco
6 46 (3.15%) Citrix
7 45 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
7 45 (3.08%) SAP
8 37 (2.54%) Veeam
9 33 (2.26%) Red Hat
10 29 (1.99%) Sitecore
11 25 (1.71%) Atlassian
12 22 (1.51%) Dell
13 21 (1.44%) Apple
14 17 (1.17%) NetApp
15 16 (1.10%) Splunk
16 14 (0.96%) IBM
17 13 (0.89%) HP
17 13 (0.89%) Meraki
17 13 (0.89%) Symantec