Period
to 5 March 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 5 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > South West
6 months to
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 10 21
Rank change year-on-year +6 +11 +8
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,139 1,073 967
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 20.21% 13.15% 9.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 53.45% 44.75% 36.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,151 1,018 974
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £32,750 £30,197 £30,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £71,250
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 2,131 2,398 2,644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 37.81% 29.39% 25.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,733 2,036 2,053
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £68,500 £67,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +10 398 £50,000 +5.26% 109
Gloucestershire +21 196 £52,500 +12.30% 47
Wiltshire +6 161 £50,000 +5.26% 24
Dorset +7 142 £50,000 +12.50% 32
Devon 0 95 £45,000 +1.15% 21
Somerset +9 94 £46,250 +2.78% 22
Cornwall +2 25 £35,000 -26.32% 2
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 486 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
2 477 (41.88%) DevOps
3 433 (38.02%) AWS
4 396 (34.77%) Microsoft
5 365 (32.05%) C#
6 360 (31.61%) .NET
7 346 (30.38%) SQL
8 335 (29.41%) JavaScript
9 280 (24.58%) Docker
10 266 (23.35%) Scrum
11 260 (22.83%) Windows
12 216 (18.96%) AngularJS
13 214 (18.79%) Microsoft 365
14 212 (18.61%) SQL Server
15 202 (17.73%) Microservices
16 199 (17.47%) VMware
17 189 (16.59%) .NET Core
18 181 (15.89%) HTML
19 179 (15.72%) Linux
20 177 (15.54%) CSS
20 177 (15.54%) Git (software)
21 166 (14.57%) Kubernetes
22 165 (14.49%) Python
23 161 (14.14%) GCP
23 161 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
24 146 (12.82%) Java
24 146 (12.82%) ASP.NET
25 145 (12.73%) TypeScript
26 143 (12.55%) Windows Server
27 140 (12.29%) PowerShell

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 66 (5.79%) Confluence
2 54 (4.74%) SharePoint
3 34 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
4 28 (2.46%) CMS
5 21 (1.84%) Apache Spark
5 21 (1.84%) MS Exchange
6 16 (1.40%) IIS
6 16 (1.40%) Umbraco
7 14 (1.23%) Apache
8 12 (1.05%) Drupal
9 11 (0.97%) EPiServer
9 11 (0.97%) NServiceBus
9 11 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
10 10 (0.88%) WordPress
11 9 (0.79%) nginx
12 8 (0.70%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.61%) Sitefinity
14 6 (0.53%) Skype for Business
15 5 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
15 5 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 39 (3.42%) Microsoft Project
2 23 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.26%) Adobe XD
4 3 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.18%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.088%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (1.05%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 9 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.53%) Actimize
4 4 (0.35%) nopCommerce
4 4 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.26%) Maximo
5 3 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.18%) FastStats
6 2 (0.18%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.088%) Line 50
Cloud Services
1 433 (38.02%) AWS
2 214 (18.79%) Microsoft 365
3 161 (14.14%) GCP
4 127 (11.15%) SaaS
5 68 (5.97%) PaaS
6 61 (5.36%) IaaS
7 56 (4.92%) Power Platform
8 37 (3.25%) Azure Active Directory
9 19 (1.67%) Serverless
10 18 (1.58%) npm
11 14 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
12 13 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
13 12 (1.05%) NuGet
14 11 (0.97%) Azure Functions
14 11 (0.97%) PowerApps
15 9 (0.79%) Logic Apps
15 9 (0.79%) OpenShift
16 8 (0.70%) GitHub
16 8 (0.70%) OneDrive
16 8 (0.70%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 122 (10.71%) Firewall
2 81 (7.11%) DNS
3 61 (5.36%) VLAN
4 56 (4.92%) VPN
5 45 (3.95%) IPv4
6 44 (3.86%) OSPF
7 39 (3.42%) Internet
8 33 (2.90%) DHCP
9 29 (2.55%) LAN
9 29 (2.55%) WAN
10 23 (2.02%) Wireless
11 18 (1.58%) SAN
12 14 (1.23%) TCP/IP
13 11 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (0.97%) Remote Desktop
14 10 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (0.88%) MPLS
14 10 (0.88%) Network Security
15 9 (0.79%) Skype
16 6 (0.53%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (18.61%) SQL Server
2 90 (7.90%) MongoDB
3 88 (7.73%) PostgreSQL
4 55 (4.83%) MySQL
5 44 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
6 43 (3.78%) Power BI
7 42 (3.69%) Big Data
7 42 (3.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 38 (3.34%) NoSQL
9 37 (3.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 31 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 28 (2.46%) Relational Database
12 24 (2.11%) Hadoop
13 15 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (1.23%) Apache Hive
15 12 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
15 12 (1.05%) Data Lake
16 11 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
17 9 (0.79%) Redis
18 8 (0.70%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 177 (15.54%) Git (software)
2 115 (10.10%) Jenkins
3 75 (6.58%) JIRA
4 48 (4.21%) Octopus Deploy
5 47 (4.13%) Subversion
6 36 (3.16%) Visual Studio
7 35 (3.07%) Selenium
8 22 (1.93%) Maven
8 22 (1.93%) Postman
9 21 (1.84%) Bitbucket
10 18 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (1.49%) Flyway
12 14 (1.23%) GitLab
12 14 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
13 13 (1.14%) JUnit
13 13 (1.14%) Mockito
13 13 (1.14%) SoapUI
14 12 (1.05%) Gradle
15 11 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
15 11 (0.97%) WebDriver
General
1 95 (8.34%) Finance
2 86 (7.55%) Public Sector
3 44 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 43 (3.78%) Marketing
5 42 (3.69%) Manufacturing
6 37 (3.25%) Electronics
7 18 (1.58%) Legal
8 11 (0.97%) Local Government
9 8 (0.70%) Banking
10 5 (0.44%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.44%) Games
10 5 (0.44%) Police
10 5 (0.44%) Retail
11 3 (0.26%) Publishing
12 2 (0.18%) Advertising
12 2 (0.18%) Automotive
13 1 (0.088%) Law
13 1 (0.088%) Military
13 1 (0.088%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 465 (40.83%) Developer
2 154 (13.52%) .NET Developer
3 113 (9.92%) DevOps Engineer
4 105 (9.22%) Senior Developer
5 103 (9.04%) Software Developer
6 91 (7.99%) Architect
7 75 (6.58%) JavaScript Developer
8 72 (6.32%) Java Developer
9 62 (5.44%) Azure Engineer
10 58 (5.09%) Full Stack Developer
10 58 (5.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 53 (4.65%) Angular Developer
12 52 (4.57%) C# Developer
13 50 (4.39%) Support Engineer
14 47 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
15 46 (4.04%) Lead Developer
16 45 (3.95%) Cloud Engineer
17 41 (3.60%) C# .NET Developer
18 40 (3.51%) Senior .NET Developer
19 39 (3.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 360 (31.61%) .NET
2 216 (18.96%) AngularJS
3 189 (16.59%) .NET Core
4 181 (15.89%) HTML
5 177 (15.54%) CSS
6 146 (12.82%) ASP.NET
7 111 (9.75%) React
8 107 (9.39%) Web Services
9 103 (9.04%) .NET Framework
10 86 (7.55%) Node.js
11 83 (7.29%) Vue.js
12 77 (6.76%) RESTful
13 75 (6.58%) ASP.NET Web API
13 75 (6.58%) Spring
14 67 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
15 57 (5.00%) REST
16 56 (4.92%) Spring Boot
17 48 (4.21%) Kafka
18 43 (3.78%) Entity Framework
19 36 (3.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 62 (5.44%) User Experience
2 52 (4.57%) Public Cloud
3 43 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (3.51%) Data Centre
5 28 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
6 27 (2.37%) Mobile App
7 26 (2.28%) Cloud Native
7 26 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
9 21 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
10 20 (1.76%) Algorithms
11 19 (1.67%) N-Tier
12 18 (1.58%) Driving Licence
13 15 (1.32%) Cyberattack
14 14 (1.23%) Private Cloud
15 10 (0.88%) Internet of Things
16 9 (0.79%) Clustering
16 9 (0.79%) PKI
17 8 (0.70%) Wiki
18 7 (0.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 260 (22.83%) Windows
2 179 (15.72%) Linux
3 143 (12.55%) Windows Server
4 50 (4.39%) Windows Server 2016
5 47 (4.13%) CentOS
6 38 (3.34%) Ubuntu
7 36 (3.16%) Windows 10
8 27 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (2.02%) Android
9 23 (2.02%) Windows Server 2019
10 20 (1.76%) Apple iOS
11 19 (1.67%) Unix
12 11 (0.97%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.61%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.53%) Fedora
15 5 (0.44%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.35%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.35%) VMS
16 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
17 2 (0.18%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 486 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
2 477 (41.88%) DevOps
3 266 (23.35%) Scrum
4 202 (17.73%) Microservices
5 133 (11.68%) MVC
6 115 (10.10%) TDD
7 111 (9.75%) Analytics
8 106 (9.31%) Continuous Integration
9 105 (9.22%) Infrastructure as Code
10 103 (9.04%) Machine Learning
11 95 (8.34%) ITIL
12 93 (8.17%) Business Intelligence
13 92 (8.08%) Software Engineering
14 91 (7.99%) Problem-Solving
15 89 (7.81%) Mentoring
16 84 (7.37%) Scaled Agile Framework
17 77 (6.76%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 76 (6.67%) DevSecOps
19 75 (6.58%) Test Automation
20 74 (6.50%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 365 (32.05%) C#
2 346 (30.38%) SQL
3 335 (29.41%) JavaScript
4 165 (14.49%) Python
5 146 (12.82%) Java
6 145 (12.73%) TypeScript
7 140 (12.29%) PowerShell
8 73 (6.41%) Bash Shell
9 44 (3.86%) T-SQL
10 39 (3.42%) PHP
11 20 (1.76%) Go
12 16 (1.40%) C
13 14 (1.23%) Java 8
14 12 (1.05%) VB.NET
15 11 (0.97%) C++
15 11 (0.97%) VB
16 9 (0.79%) ES6
17 6 (0.53%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.53%) R
17 6 (0.53%) VB6
Qualifications
1 130 (11.41%) Security Cleared
2 86 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 71 (6.23%) Degree
4 39 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (2.11%) DV Cleared
7 20 (1.76%) CCNA
8 18 (1.58%) AWS Certification
9 14 (1.23%) MCSA
10 13 (1.14%) PhD
11 12 (1.05%) MCSE
12 10 (0.88%) GIAC
12 10 (0.88%) HND
12 10 (0.88%) RHCE
13 9 (0.79%) HNC
13 9 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (0.70%) CCNP
15 6 (0.53%) CISSP
15 6 (0.53%) ISTQB
16 5 (0.44%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.72%) QA
2 17 (1.49%) SLA
3 11 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.70%) GDPR
4 8 (0.70%) NCSC
5 7 (0.61%) NIST
6 6 (0.53%) NIST 800
7 5 (0.44%) FATCA
8 4 (0.35%) WAI
9 3 (0.26%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.088%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.088%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.088%) WCAG
System Software
1 280 (24.58%) Docker
2 161 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (11.94%) Active Directory
4 90 (7.90%) Hyper-V
5 53 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
6 28 (2.46%) vSphere
7 13 (1.14%) XenApp
8 12 (1.05%) BitLocker
8 12 (1.05%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (0.61%) Firmware
10 7 (0.61%) pfSense
11 6 (0.53%) oVirt
11 6 (0.53%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 5 (0.44%) NDS
12 5 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (0.35%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 3 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.18%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 166 (14.57%) Kubernetes
2 113 (9.92%) Ansible
3 99 (8.69%) Terraform
4 64 (5.62%) Puppet
5 33 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
5 33 (2.90%) SCCM
6 15 (1.32%) NetBackup
7 13 (1.14%) Packer
8 12 (1.05%) Grafana
8 12 (1.05%) Prometheus
9 10 (0.88%) Nagios
9 10 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.79%) ZABBIX
11 7 (0.61%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.53%) MIIS
12 6 (0.53%) Observium
12 6 (0.53%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 5 (0.44%) NetIQ Identity Manager
14 4 (0.35%) HAProxy
14 4 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 396 (34.77%) Microsoft
2 199 (17.47%) VMware
3 114 (10.01%) Oracle
4 81 (7.11%) Google
5 79 (6.94%) Cisco
6 47 (4.13%) Citrix
7 45 (3.95%) Veeam
8 41 (3.60%) SAP
9 35 (3.07%) Salesforce.com
10 31 (2.72%) Dell
11 22 (1.93%) HP
12 21 (1.84%) Symantec
13 20 (1.76%) Atlassian
14 19 (1.67%) Sophos
15 16 (1.40%) Apple
16 15 (1.32%) Red Hat
17 13 (1.14%) Meraki
17 13 (1.14%) Xamarin
18 12 (1.05%) iManage
18 12 (1.05%) MuleSoft