Period
to 19 September 2019

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 19 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > South West
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 22 50
Rank change year-on-year +8 +28 +54
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,295 994 666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.92% 9.58% 6.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.76% 45.14% 36.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,140 887 570
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,975
90th Percentile £67,858 £71,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 2,551 2,202 1,801
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.46% 21.22% 17.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2,091 1,884 1,474
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £25,825
90th Percentile £67,787 £71,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Azure as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Azure in the South West.

Salary trend for Azure in the South West

Azure
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in the South West over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

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 19 September 2019. 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 +17 353 £47,500 -5.00% 98
Gloucestershire +19 231 £44,500 -11.00% 22
Dorset +7 229 £45,000 +9.76% 30
Wiltshire +6 221 £49,000 -2.00% 46
Somerset +8 139 £45,000 +1.06% 18
Devon +13 98 £45,000 +12.50% 27
Cornwall +19 19 £47,500 +32.87% 8
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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.

1 526 (40.62%) AWS
2 478 (36.91%) Microsoft
3 462 (35.68%) Agile Software Development
4 459 (35.44%) C#
5 394 (30.42%) .NET
6 376 (29.03%) Windows
7 346 (26.72%) SQL
8 319 (24.63%) DevOps
9 309 (23.86%) Office 365
10 306 (23.63%) JavaScript
11 299 (23.09%) Active Directory
12 266 (20.54%) SQL Server
13 245 (18.92%) MVC
14 242 (18.69%) ASP.NET
15 238 (18.38%) Linux
16 221 (17.07%) Software Engineering
17 218 (16.83%) VMware
18 214 (16.53%) Python
19 211 (16.29%) Scrum
20 202 (15.60%) Finance
21 197 (15.21%) Windows Server
22 182 (14.05%) HTML
23 175 (13.51%) GCP
24 172 (13.28%) Firewall
25 171 (13.20%) Git (software)
26 168 (12.97%) VMware Infrastructure
27 163 (12.59%) ITIL
28 160 (12.36%) AngularJS
29 159 (12.28%) CSS
30 155 (11.97%) Cisco

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
1 106 (8.19%) SharePoint
2 83 (6.41%) MS Exchange
3 47 (3.63%) Confluence
4 43 (3.32%) Elasticsearch
5 39 (3.01%) OpenStack
6 37 (2.86%) Apache Spark
7 35 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 32 (2.47%) CMS
9 24 (1.85%) IIS
10 19 (1.47%) Skype for Business
11 17 (1.31%) Sitecore CMS
12 12 (0.93%) ArcGIS
12 12 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (0.77%) Apache
13 10 (0.77%) GeoServer
13 10 (0.77%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.69%) Drupal
15 7 (0.54%) nginx
15 7 (0.54%) Oracle Spatial
16 6 (0.46%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 45 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.24%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.23%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.077%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 30 (2.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.15%) Magento
4 1 (0.077%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 526 (40.62%) AWS
2 309 (23.86%) Office 365
3 175 (13.51%) GCP
4 68 (5.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 67 (5.17%) SaaS
6 54 (4.17%) OneDrive
7 49 (3.78%) Azure Stack
8 45 (3.47%) OpenShift
9 43 (3.32%) Power Platform
10 42 (3.24%) Serverless
11 38 (2.93%) PaaS
12 37 (2.86%) IaaS
13 36 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
14 24 (1.85%) Azure Functions
15 17 (1.31%) GitHub
15 17 (1.31%) IBM Cloud
15 17 (1.31%) npm
15 17 (1.31%) SoftLayer
16 15 (1.16%) PowerApps
17 13 (1.00%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 172 (13.28%) Firewall
2 122 (9.42%) DNS
3 94 (7.26%) TCP/IP
4 93 (7.18%) DHCP
5 84 (6.49%) WAN
6 62 (4.79%) LAN
6 62 (4.79%) Skype
7 55 (4.25%) SAN
8 54 (4.17%) NetScaler
9 42 (3.24%) Wireless
10 35 (2.70%) VLAN
11 31 (2.39%) VPN
12 28 (2.16%) HTTPS
13 27 (2.08%) Software-Defined Networking
14 23 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
15 22 (1.70%) Internet
16 21 (1.62%) HTTP
17 17 (1.31%) Network Security
18 14 (1.08%) VoIP
19 13 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (20.54%) SQL Server
2 65 (5.02%) Big Data
3 54 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 49 (3.78%) NoSQL
5 43 (3.32%) MySQL
6 42 (3.24%) Power BI
7 39 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
8 34 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
9 28 (2.16%) MongoDB
10 25 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 24 (1.85%) Hadoop
12 23 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
13 22 (1.70%) GIS
14 20 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 19 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
16 18 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
17 17 (1.31%) Data Lake
17 17 (1.31%) RDBMS
18 16 (1.24%) Geospatial Data
19 14 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 171 (13.20%) Git (software)
2 121 (9.34%) JIRA
3 112 (8.65%) Visual Studio
4 65 (5.02%) Jenkins
5 46 (3.55%) Selenium
6 44 (3.40%) TestRail
7 43 (3.32%) Subversion
8 40 (3.09%) Bitbucket
9 39 (3.01%) Zephyr
10 34 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
11 30 (2.32%) git-flow
12 27 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
13 21 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 21 (1.62%) webpack
14 19 (1.47%) TeamCity
15 18 (1.39%) JMeter
16 17 (1.31%) Sonatype Nexus
17 14 (1.08%) NUnit
18 13 (1.00%) Artifactory
19 11 (0.85%) Protractor
General
1 202 (15.60%) Finance
2 145 (11.20%) Public Sector
3 92 (7.10%) Marketing
4 76 (5.87%) Retail
5 65 (5.02%) Telecoms
6 64 (4.94%) Manufacturing
7 49 (3.78%) Electronics
8 35 (2.70%) Banking
9 21 (1.62%) Games
10 16 (1.24%) Automotive
11 13 (1.00%) Back Office
12 11 (0.85%) Local Government
13 8 (0.62%) Law
14 5 (0.39%) Advertising
15 4 (0.31%) Fire and Rescue
15 4 (0.31%) Police
16 3 (0.23%) Environmental Health
16 3 (0.23%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.23%) Legal
16 3 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 420 (32.43%) Developer
2 156 (12.05%) .NET Developer
3 124 (9.58%) Senior Developer
3 124 (9.58%) Software Engineer
4 122 (9.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 90 (6.95%) Software Developer
6 88 (6.80%) Architect
7 84 (6.49%) C# Developer
8 79 (6.10%) Consultant
9 74 (5.71%) Support Engineer
10 63 (4.86%) Analyst
11 62 (4.79%) DevOps Engineer
12 59 (4.56%) Azure Developer
13 45 (3.47%) Senior .NET Developer
13 45 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
14 44 (3.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 43 (3.32%) 3rd Line Support
16 41 (3.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 40 (3.09%) IT Engineer
18 38 (2.93%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 394 (30.42%) .NET
2 242 (18.69%) ASP.NET
3 182 (14.05%) HTML
4 160 (12.36%) AngularJS
5 159 (12.28%) CSS
6 131 (10.12%) ASP.NET MVC
7 112 (8.65%) Node.js
8 109 (8.42%) .NET Framework
9 107 (8.26%) Web Services
10 102 (7.88%) .NET Core
11 89 (6.87%) jQuery
12 78 (6.02%) REST
13 72 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
14 71 (5.48%) React
15 65 (5.02%) JSON
16 60 (4.63%) Entity Framework
17 57 (4.40%) Vue.js
18 51 (3.94%) WCF
19 50 (3.86%) Spring
20 49 (3.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 81 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (5.25%) Greenfield Project
3 67 (5.17%) Data Centre
4 57 (4.40%) Public Cloud
5 42 (3.24%) Hybrid Cloud
6 39 (3.01%) User Experience
7 38 (2.93%) Mobile Computing
8 33 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
9 32 (2.47%) Driving Licence
10 22 (1.70%) Mobile App
11 20 (1.54%) Management Information System
11 20 (1.54%) PKI
12 16 (1.24%) Algorithms
13 15 (1.16%) Cybercrime
13 15 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (0.93%) e-Learning
15 11 (0.85%) Cyberattack
16 10 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
16 10 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
17 9 (0.69%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 376 (29.03%) Windows
2 238 (18.38%) Linux
3 197 (15.21%) Windows Server
4 103 (7.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 78 (6.02%) Windows 10
6 63 (4.86%) Unix
7 61 (4.71%) Windows 7
8 53 (4.09%) Mac OS
9 50 (3.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (2.78%) Android
11 31 (2.39%) Apple iOS
12 25 (1.93%) CentOS
13 23 (1.78%) Windows 8
14 16 (1.24%) Ubuntu
15 9 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (0.54%) Debian
17 5 (0.39%) zOS
18 2 (0.15%) Kali Linux
18 2 (0.15%) Windows Phone
18 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (35.68%) Agile Software Development
2 319 (24.63%) DevOps
3 245 (18.92%) MVC
4 221 (17.07%) Software Engineering
5 211 (16.29%) Scrum
6 163 (12.59%) ITIL
7 150 (11.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 141 (10.89%) Test Automation
9 140 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
10 136 (10.50%) Business Intelligence
11 110 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
12 103 (7.95%) Migration
13 98 (7.57%) TDD
14 96 (7.41%) CRM
15 94 (7.26%) Mentoring
16 92 (7.10%) Kanban
17 85 (6.56%) SDLC
18 82 (6.33%) Project Delivery
19 77 (5.95%) Project Management
20 72 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 459 (35.44%) C#
2 346 (26.72%) SQL
3 306 (23.63%) JavaScript
4 214 (16.53%) Python
5 147 (11.35%) PowerShell
6 131 (10.12%) Java
7 84 (6.49%) C++
8 77 (5.95%) PHP
9 69 (5.33%) TypeScript
10 65 (5.02%) Bash Shell
11 58 (4.48%) C
12 45 (3.47%) Ruby
13 40 (3.09%) Shell Script
14 31 (2.39%) T-SQL
15 23 (1.78%) Go
16 21 (1.62%) VB.NET
17 16 (1.24%) Scala
18 12 (0.93%) PL/SQL
19 10 (0.77%) R
20 8 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 153 (11.81%) Degree
2 126 (9.73%) Security Cleared
3 99 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 92 (7.10%) Cisco Certification
5 87 (6.72%) CCNA
6 72 (5.56%) DV Cleared
7 56 (4.32%) MCSE
8 38 (2.93%) RHCE
8 38 (2.93%) SC Cleared
9 36 (2.78%) MCP
10 28 (2.16%) CCA
11 27 (2.08%) CISSP
11 27 (2.08%) Network+ Certification
11 27 (2.08%) SANS
11 27 (2.08%) SSCP
11 27 (2.08%) TOGAF Certification
12 26 (2.01%) CompTIA Security+
12 26 (2.01%) GIAC
12 26 (2.01%) Linux+ Certification
13 23 (1.78%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 31 (2.39%) QA
3 22 (1.70%) SLA
4 10 (0.77%) GDPR
5 7 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.15%) NIST
8 1 (0.077%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.077%) HL7
8 1 (0.077%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.077%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.077%) PMO
System Software
1 299 (23.09%) Active Directory
2 168 (12.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 154 (11.89%) Hyper-V
4 143 (11.04%) Docker
5 60 (4.63%) XenApp
6 49 (3.78%) XenDesktop
7 48 (3.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 31 (2.39%) Virtual Desktop
9 16 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (1.16%) vSphere
11 13 (1.00%) VirtualBox
12 12 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 147 (11.35%) Kubernetes
2 124 (9.58%) SCCM
3 83 (6.41%) SCOM
4 63 (4.86%) Ansible
5 57 (4.40%) Puppet
6 55 (4.25%) SCOrch
7 50 (3.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 38 (2.93%) vRealize
9 37 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
10 31 (2.39%) Terraform
11 29 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
12 13 (1.00%) SCVMM
13 11 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 10 (0.77%) WSUS
15 9 (0.69%) Grafana
16 8 (0.62%) Red Hat Spacewalk
17 7 (0.54%) Red Hat Satellite
17 7 (0.54%) yum
18 6 (0.46%) Cloudify
18 6 (0.46%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 478 (36.91%) Microsoft
2 218 (16.83%) VMware
3 155 (11.97%) Cisco
4 145 (11.20%) Google
5 83 (6.41%) Citrix
6 55 (4.25%) SAP
7 53 (4.09%) Oracle
8 50 (3.86%) Splunk
9 37 (2.86%) Atlassian
10 30 (2.32%) Meraki
11 29 (2.24%) Apple
12 27 (2.08%) HP
13 22 (1.70%) F5
13 22 (1.70%) Veeam
14 21 (1.62%) Dell
15 20 (1.54%) Juniper
15 20 (1.54%) Red Hat
16 19 (1.47%) DevExpress
17 18 (1.39%) Sitecore
18 17 (1.31%) AVG