Period
to 20 September 2020

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 20 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > South West
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 14 23
Rank change year-on-year +8 +9 +27
Permanent jobs citing Azure 509 1,295 994
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 15.56% 12.91% 9.56%
As % of the Cloud Services category 43.36% 50.29% 45.00%
Number of salaries quoted 516 1,228 973
Median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £71,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £56,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.68% +1.82% +4.76%

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 1,174 2,575 2,209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 35.88% 25.67% 21.25%
Number of salaries quoted 960 2,114 1,888
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £27,738 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £68,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%

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 20 September 2020.

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 20 September 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
Bristol +12 145 £47,500 -5.00% 50
Gloucestershire +6 99 £54,500 +22.47% 25
Wiltshire -1 86 £50,000 - 19
Somerset -1 59 £45,000 - 20
Devon +6 58 £41,500 -7.78% 25
Dorset -15 36 £50,000 +11.11% 20
Cornwall +11 16 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 West region with a requirement for Azure.

1 218 (42.83%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (41.26%) AWS
3 183 (35.95%) Microsoft
4 165 (32.42%) DevOps
5 137 (26.92%) SQL
6 136 (26.72%) .NET
7 128 (25.15%) C#
7 128 (25.15%) JavaScript
8 116 (22.79%) SQL Server
9 111 (21.81%) Windows
10 103 (20.24%) Scrum
11 92 (18.07%) Active Directory
12 87 (17.09%) Office 365
13 86 (16.90%) Finance
14 85 (16.70%) MVC
14 85 (16.70%) HTML
15 84 (16.50%) Docker
16 83 (16.31%) Git (software)
17 73 (14.34%) VMware
18 72 (14.15%) Linux
18 72 (14.15%) .NET Core
19 71 (13.95%) .NET Framework
20 70 (13.75%) Microservices
21 69 (13.56%) ASP.NET
22 68 (13.36%) CSS
22 68 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
23 66 (12.97%) Security Cleared
24 64 (12.57%) SaaS
25 61 (11.98%) Test Automation
26 59 (11.59%) Problem-Solving

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 37 (7.27%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.93%) Apache
3 19 (3.73%) NServiceBus
4 15 (2.95%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.77%) CMS
5 9 (1.77%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.38%) Apache Airflow
7 5 (0.98%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.98%) Confluence
7 5 (0.98%) IIS
8 4 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.59%) Drupal
9 3 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.59%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.39%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.20%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.20%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.79%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.59%) Maximo
4 3 (0.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 210 (41.26%) AWS
2 87 (17.09%) Office 365
3 64 (12.57%) SaaS
4 50 (9.82%) GCP
5 49 (9.63%) PaaS
6 40 (7.86%) IaaS
7 31 (6.09%) Power Platform
8 25 (4.91%) Azure Active Directory
9 24 (4.72%) Dynamics 365
10 19 (3.73%) Serverless
11 17 (3.34%) Azure Functions
12 16 (3.14%) PowerApps
13 14 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
14 11 (2.16%) AWS Lambda
15 9 (1.77%) Logic Apps
16 5 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
17 4 (0.79%) AWS CloudTrail
17 4 (0.79%) Azure Data Factory
17 4 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 3 (0.59%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 35 (6.88%) Firewall
2 26 (5.11%) DNS
3 24 (4.72%) Internet
4 20 (3.93%) WAN
5 19 (3.73%) LAN
6 14 (2.75%) VPN
7 13 (2.55%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (1.77%) DHCP
8 9 (1.77%) SAN
9 8 (1.57%) VoIP
10 7 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (1.18%) Unified Communications
11 6 (1.18%) Wireless
12 5 (0.98%) VLAN
13 4 (0.79%) Kerberos
13 4 (0.79%) Skype
14 3 (0.59%) MPLS
14 3 (0.59%) Network Security
14 3 (0.59%) TCP/IP
15 2 (0.39%) DMARC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (22.79%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.27%) MySQL
3 32 (6.29%) MongoDB
4 31 (6.09%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (5.50%) NoSQL
6 25 (4.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (4.13%) Big Data
9 20 (3.93%) Relational Database
10 16 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (2.95%) Power BI
12 14 (2.75%) Azure SQL Database
12 14 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (1.18%) Data Lake
14 5 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (0.79%) BigQuery
15 4 (0.79%) Cosmos DB
15 4 (0.79%) Hadoop
15 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
15 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 83 (16.31%) Git (software)
2 42 (8.25%) Jenkins
3 25 (4.91%) Selenium
4 19 (3.73%) Maven
5 16 (3.14%) Cucumber
5 16 (3.14%) JUnit
6 15 (2.95%) Mockito
7 14 (2.75%) DbUnit
7 14 (2.75%) jMock
7 14 (2.75%) SonarQube
8 13 (2.55%) Bitbucket
8 13 (2.55%) JIRA
9 12 (2.36%) Subversion
9 12 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (2.36%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (1.57%) SoapUI
11 6 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (1.18%) Postman
11 6 (1.18%) Visual Studio
12 5 (0.98%) SpecFlow
General
1 86 (16.90%) Finance
2 31 (6.09%) Legal
3 23 (4.52%) Public Sector
4 16 (3.14%) Marketing
5 15 (2.95%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.96%) Electronics
6 10 (1.96%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.57%) Law
8 7 (1.38%) Advertising
8 7 (1.38%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.98%) Back Office
10 4 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.59%) Local Government
11 3 (0.59%) Police
12 2 (0.39%) Banking
12 2 (0.39%) Publishing
12 2 (0.39%) Retail
13 1 (0.20%) Billing
13 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 177 (34.77%) Developer
2 50 (9.82%) .NET Developer
3 43 (8.45%) Software Developer
4 39 (7.66%) Architect
5 36 (7.07%) DevOps Engineer
6 33 (6.48%) Senior Developer
7 27 (5.30%) Analyst
8 26 (5.11%) Full Stack Developer
8 26 (5.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 23 (4.52%) Cloud Architect
9 23 (4.52%) Cloud Engineer
9 23 (4.52%) Solutions Architect
10 22 (4.32%) Data Engineer
11 21 (4.13%) Java Developer
12 20 (3.93%) Support Engineer
13 19 (3.73%) Consultant
13 19 (3.73%) Lead Developer
14 15 (2.95%) Azure Engineer
15 14 (2.75%) Software Engineer
15 14 (2.75%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (26.72%) .NET
2 85 (16.70%) HTML
3 72 (14.15%) .NET Core
4 71 (13.95%) .NET Framework
5 69 (13.56%) ASP.NET
6 68 (13.36%) CSS
7 48 (9.43%) AngularJS
7 48 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 39 (7.66%) RESTful
9 34 (6.68%) Web Services
10 31 (6.09%) React
11 30 (5.89%) ASP.NET Web API
11 30 (5.89%) Vue.js
12 29 (5.70%) REST
13 26 (5.11%) jQuery
14 25 (4.91%) Node.js
15 24 (4.72%) Entity Framework
15 24 (4.72%) Spring
16 21 (4.13%) SOAP
16 21 (4.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.30%) Cloud Native
3 19 (3.73%) PKI
4 16 (3.14%) Public Cloud
4 16 (3.14%) User Experience
5 13 (2.55%) Cyberattack
5 13 (2.55%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.96%) Data Centre
6 10 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (1.96%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.77%) N-Tier
8 7 (1.38%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (0.98%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.98%) Wiki
10 4 (0.79%) iSeries
10 4 (0.79%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.79%) Reinsurance
10 4 (0.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 111 (21.81%) Windows
2 72 (14.15%) Linux
3 53 (10.41%) Windows Server
4 16 (3.14%) Windows Server 2016
5 11 (2.16%) Unix
5 11 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.79%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.79%) SUSE
6 4 (0.79%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.79%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (0.39%) CentOS
7 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.20%) Android
8 1 (0.20%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.20%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.20%) Debian
8 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (42.83%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (32.42%) DevOps
3 103 (20.24%) Scrum
4 85 (16.70%) MVC
5 70 (13.75%) Microservices
6 68 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
7 61 (11.98%) Test Automation
8 59 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
9 57 (11.20%) Mentoring
10 45 (8.84%) TDD
11 43 (8.45%) Continuous Improvement
12 42 (8.25%) Business Intelligence
13 39 (7.66%) Analytics
13 39 (7.66%) Coaching
13 39 (7.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 39 (7.66%) Software Engineering
14 37 (7.27%) Cybersecurity
14 37 (7.27%) Information Security
15 36 (7.07%) ITIL
16 31 (6.09%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 137 (26.92%) SQL
2 128 (25.15%) C#
2 128 (25.15%) JavaScript
3 53 (10.41%) TypeScript
4 51 (10.02%) PowerShell
5 41 (8.06%) Python
6 40 (7.86%) Java
7 36 (7.07%) T-SQL
8 25 (4.91%) PHP
9 13 (2.55%) C
10 8 (1.57%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.38%) R
12 5 (0.98%) Java 8
13 4 (0.79%) Ruby
13 4 (0.79%) VBScript
14 3 (0.59%) C++
14 3 (0.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (0.59%) Perl
14 3 (0.59%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.39%) Go
Qualifications
1 66 (12.97%) Security Cleared
2 38 (7.47%) SC Cleared
3 34 (6.68%) Degree
4 31 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (4.72%) DV Cleared
6 21 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (2.75%) CISSP
8 13 (2.55%) CCNA
9 11 (2.16%) MCSA
9 11 (2.16%) MCSE
10 10 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (1.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 7 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.18%) CISM
12 6 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.98%) MCDST
14 3 (0.59%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.59%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.59%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (3.93%) NIST
3 19 (3.73%) NIST 800
3 19 (3.73%) QA
4 18 (3.54%) GDPR
5 16 (3.14%) NCSC
6 14 (2.75%) SLA
7 6 (1.18%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.20%) COBIT
9 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 92 (18.07%) Active Directory
2 84 (16.50%) Docker
3 41 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (4.13%) vSphere
5 13 (2.55%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.77%) XenApp
7 6 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.59%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.20%) Firmware
10 1 (0.20%) LXC
10 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 51 (10.02%) Terraform
2 50 (9.82%) Kubernetes
3 18 (3.54%) SCCM
4 14 (2.75%) Ansible
5 12 (2.36%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 8 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.79%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.79%) MIIS
7 4 (0.79%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.79%) Puppet
8 3 (0.59%) Grafana
8 3 (0.59%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.59%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.39%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.39%) Packer
10 1 (0.20%) logstash
10 1 (0.20%) SCOM
10 1 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 183 (35.95%) Microsoft
2 73 (14.34%) VMware
3 34 (6.68%) Cisco
4 27 (5.30%) Google
5 22 (4.32%) Citrix
5 22 (4.32%) Oracle
6 18 (3.54%) Salesforce.com
7 17 (3.34%) HP
8 16 (3.14%) Dell
9 14 (2.75%) NetIQ
10 10 (1.96%) SAP
10 10 (1.96%) Splunk
10 10 (1.96%) Veeam
11 9 (1.77%) Cadence
12 7 (1.38%) Aruba
12 7 (1.38%) Fortinet
13 6 (1.18%) Sophos
13 6 (1.18%) Tableau
14 5 (0.98%) IBM
14 5 (0.98%) Intel