Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > South West
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 23 40
Rank change year-on-year +10 +17 +56
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,253 935 697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.74% 9.14% 6.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 47.30% 41.82% 35.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,131 825 601
South West median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £72,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £56,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -1.79% +6.67% -

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 2,649 2,236 1,961
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.94% 21.86% 18.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2,209 1,818 1,627
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,873 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,500 £72,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +1.16%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +11 354 £47,500 -9.52% 75
Wiltshire +6 207 £50,000 -9.09% 34
Gloucestershire +12 194 £45,000 -10.00% 37
Dorset +6 189 £45,000 +5.88% 39
Somerset +10 152 £45,000 +5.88% 27
Devon +17 122 £45,000 +12.50% 36
Cornwall +21 18 £47,500 +26.67% 5
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 485 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 478 (38.15%) AWS
3 437 (34.88%) C#
4 428 (34.16%) Agile Software Development
5 376 (30.01%) .NET
6 372 (29.69%) Windows
7 337 (26.90%) SQL
8 315 (25.14%) DevOps
9 298 (23.78%) Office 365
10 281 (22.43%) JavaScript
11 280 (22.35%) Active Directory
12 258 (20.59%) SQL Server
13 217 (17.32%) ASP.NET
14 215 (17.16%) MVC
15 213 (17.00%) Finance
16 204 (16.28%) Scrum
17 203 (16.20%) Linux
18 195 (15.56%) VMware
19 191 (15.24%) Windows Server
20 184 (14.68%) Python
21 181 (14.45%) HTML
22 176 (14.05%) GCP
23 175 (13.97%) AngularJS
24 174 (13.89%) Software Engineering
25 169 (13.49%) Firewall
26 160 (12.77%) CSS
26 160 (12.77%) Kubernetes
27 156 (12.45%) Git (software)
28 153 (12.21%) Docker
29 151 (12.05%) Google

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
1 101 (8.06%) SharePoint
2 75 (5.99%) MS Exchange
3 40 (3.19%) OpenStack
4 39 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
5 36 (2.87%) Confluence
6 28 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (2.15%) Apache Spark
8 26 (2.08%) CMS
8 26 (2.08%) IIS
9 19 (1.52%) Skype for Business
10 16 (1.28%) Tomcat
11 14 (1.12%) Apache
12 12 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.48%) EPiServer
13 6 (0.48%) Umbraco
14 5 (0.40%) Drupal
14 5 (0.40%) Jupyter
14 5 (0.40%) MQSeries
14 5 (0.40%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 46 (3.67%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.080%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 39 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.080%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 478 (38.15%) AWS
2 298 (23.78%) Office 365
3 176 (14.05%) GCP
4 74 (5.91%) SaaS
5 66 (5.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 49 (3.91%) Power Platform
7 47 (3.75%) Serverless
8 44 (3.51%) IaaS
9 43 (3.43%) OpenShift
10 42 (3.35%) Dynamics 365
11 35 (2.79%) OneDrive
12 34 (2.71%) PaaS
13 31 (2.47%) Azure Stack
14 29 (2.31%) Azure Functions
15 17 (1.36%) npm
16 15 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
16 15 (1.20%) GitHub
17 14 (1.12%) NuGet
18 13 (1.04%) IBM Cloud
18 13 (1.04%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 169 (13.49%) Firewall
2 93 (7.42%) DNS
3 76 (6.07%) WAN
4 73 (5.83%) DHCP
5 72 (5.75%) TCP/IP
6 58 (4.63%) LAN
7 50 (3.99%) SAN
8 44 (3.51%) Skype
9 39 (3.11%) VPN
10 38 (3.03%) VLAN
11 36 (2.87%) Wireless
12 34 (2.71%) NetScaler
13 33 (2.63%) HTTPS
14 18 (1.44%) IPv4
15 17 (1.36%) Internet
16 16 (1.28%) HTTP
16 16 (1.28%) Software-Defined Networking
16 16 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
17 13 (1.04%) Unified Communications
17 13 (1.04%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 59 (4.71%) Big Data
3 52 (4.15%) Relational Database
4 51 (4.07%) NoSQL
5 49 (3.91%) Power BI
6 40 (3.19%) MySQL
7 39 (3.11%) MongoDB
8 36 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 30 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
10 28 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
12 21 (1.68%) Data Lake
13 19 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
14 18 (1.44%) Hadoop
15 16 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
16 15 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
17 14 (1.12%) GIS
18 13 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
19 12 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
20 11 (0.88%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 156 (12.45%) Git (software)
2 101 (8.06%) JIRA
3 78 (6.23%) Visual Studio
4 62 (4.95%) Jenkins
5 46 (3.67%) Selenium
6 44 (3.51%) Subversion
7 39 (3.11%) Bitbucket
8 27 (2.15%) git-flow
8 27 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 26 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
10 25 (2.00%) TestRail
11 24 (1.92%) webpack
12 19 (1.52%) TeamCity
12 19 (1.52%) Zephyr
13 17 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 17 (1.36%) NUnit
14 16 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
15 14 (1.12%) JMeter
16 12 (0.96%) Artifactory
16 12 (0.96%) MSTest
General
1 213 (17.00%) Finance
2 136 (10.85%) Public Sector
3 106 (8.46%) Marketing
4 75 (5.99%) Retail
4 75 (5.99%) Telecoms
5 73 (5.83%) Manufacturing
6 61 (4.87%) Electronics
7 35 (2.79%) Banking
8 24 (1.92%) Automotive
9 20 (1.60%) Games
10 9 (0.72%) Local Government
11 8 (0.64%) Law
12 7 (0.56%) Back Office
13 5 (0.40%) Legal
14 4 (0.32%) Advertising
14 4 (0.32%) Environmental Health
14 4 (0.32%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.32%) Military
15 3 (0.24%) Publishing
16 2 (0.16%) Police
Job Titles
1 419 (33.44%) Developer
2 171 (13.65%) .NET Developer
3 120 (9.58%) Senior Developer
4 99 (7.90%) Software Engineer
5 91 (7.26%) Consultant
6 83 (6.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 78 (6.23%) Support Engineer
8 77 (6.15%) C# Developer
9 76 (6.07%) Software Developer
10 70 (5.59%) Architect
11 65 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
12 60 (4.79%) Azure Developer
13 56 (4.47%) Analyst
14 52 (4.15%) Senior .NET Developer
15 48 (3.83%) 3rd Line Support
16 45 (3.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 43 (3.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 43 (3.43%) Administrator
18 42 (3.35%) C# .NET Developer
19 39 (3.11%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 376 (30.01%) .NET
2 217 (17.32%) ASP.NET
3 181 (14.45%) HTML
4 175 (13.97%) AngularJS
5 160 (12.77%) CSS
6 121 (9.66%) ASP.NET MVC
7 110 (8.78%) .NET Core
8 101 (8.06%) Node.js
9 96 (7.66%) .NET Framework
10 86 (6.86%) Web Services
11 71 (5.67%) REST
12 69 (5.51%) React
13 66 (5.27%) jQuery
14 65 (5.19%) Vue.js
15 61 (4.87%) ASP.NET Web API
16 58 (4.63%) JSON
17 55 (4.39%) Entity Framework
18 45 (3.59%) RESTful
19 43 (3.43%) WCF
20 42 (3.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 72 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (5.11%) Greenfield Project
3 58 (4.63%) Public Cloud
4 56 (4.47%) Data Centre
5 40 (3.19%) User Experience
6 38 (3.03%) Driving Licence
7 33 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
8 30 (2.39%) Mobile App
8 30 (2.39%) Mobile Computing
9 26 (2.08%) Management Information System
10 25 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
11 16 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.28%) PKI
12 15 (1.20%) Cybercrime
13 13 (1.04%) Cyberattack
14 11 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
14 11 (0.88%) Virtual Team
15 10 (0.80%) Algorithms
15 10 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
15 10 (0.80%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 372 (29.69%) Windows
2 203 (16.20%) Linux
3 191 (15.24%) Windows Server
4 80 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 69 (5.51%) Windows 10
6 41 (3.27%) Unix
6 41 (3.27%) Windows 7
7 36 (2.87%) Android
7 36 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (2.47%) Apple iOS
8 31 (2.47%) CentOS
9 30 (2.39%) Mac OS
10 20 (1.60%) Ubuntu
11 18 (1.44%) Windows 8
12 12 (0.96%) Debian
13 11 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.40%) zOS
15 2 (0.16%) Kali Linux
16 1 (0.080%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 428 (34.16%) Agile Software Development
2 315 (25.14%) DevOps
3 215 (17.16%) MVC
4 204 (16.28%) Scrum
5 174 (13.89%) Software Engineering
6 134 (10.69%) ITIL
7 132 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
8 126 (10.06%) Problem-Solving
9 121 (9.66%) Test Automation
10 110 (8.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 107 (8.54%) Migration
12 97 (7.74%) Mentoring
13 89 (7.10%) TDD
14 88 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
15 87 (6.94%) Kanban
16 85 (6.78%) CRM
17 77 (6.15%) SDLC
18 72 (5.75%) Project Delivery
18 72 (5.75%) Unit Testing
19 71 (5.67%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 437 (34.88%) C#
2 337 (26.90%) SQL
3 281 (22.43%) JavaScript
4 184 (14.68%) Python
5 123 (9.82%) PowerShell
6 103 (8.22%) Java
7 75 (5.99%) TypeScript
8 73 (5.83%) C++
9 59 (4.71%) Bash Shell
10 53 (4.23%) C
11 45 (3.59%) PHP
12 41 (3.27%) T-SQL
13 39 (3.11%) Shell Script
14 33 (2.63%) Ruby
15 23 (1.84%) VB.NET
16 19 (1.52%) Go
17 12 (0.96%) PL/SQL
18 11 (0.88%) Scala
19 9 (0.72%) R
19 9 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 131 (10.45%) Degree
2 104 (8.30%) Security Cleared
3 83 (6.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 62 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
5 60 (4.79%) CCNA
6 59 (4.71%) DV Cleared
7 55 (4.39%) MCSE
8 43 (3.43%) SC Cleared
9 31 (2.47%) CompTIA Security+
10 29 (2.31%) CISSP
11 28 (2.23%) RHCE
12 25 (2.00%) Network+ Certification
12 25 (2.00%) SSCP
13 24 (1.92%) GIAC
13 24 (1.92%) Linux+ Certification
13 24 (1.92%) SANS
14 23 (1.84%) MCSA
15 21 (1.68%) MCP
16 20 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
17 16 (1.28%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.63%) QA
2 26 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 20 (1.60%) SLA
4 10 (0.80%) GDPR
5 8 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.40%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.16%) NIST
11 1 (0.080%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.080%) HL7
11 1 (0.080%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.080%) PMO
System Software
1 280 (22.35%) Active Directory
2 153 (12.21%) Docker
3 142 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 126 (10.06%) Hyper-V
5 36 (2.87%) XenApp
6 30 (2.39%) Microsoft App-V
7 26 (2.08%) XenDesktop
8 25 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
10 15 (1.20%) VirtualBox
10 15 (1.20%) vSphere
11 7 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.40%) Firmware
12 5 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.24%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.16%) Xen
15 1 (0.080%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 160 (12.77%) Kubernetes
2 83 (6.62%) SCCM
3 65 (5.19%) Ansible
4 59 (4.71%) Puppet
5 50 (3.99%) SCOM
6 43 (3.43%) Microsoft Intune
7 31 (2.47%) Terraform
8 30 (2.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 30 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
8 30 (2.39%) SCOrch
9 27 (2.15%) vRealize
10 17 (1.36%) WSUS
11 14 (1.12%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 12 (0.96%) Red Hat Satellite
12 12 (0.96%) yum
13 10 (0.80%) NetBackup
14 8 (0.64%) AirWatch
14 8 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 7 (0.56%) Cloudify
15 7 (0.56%) Grafana
Vendors
1 485 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 195 (15.56%) VMware
3 151 (12.05%) Google
4 120 (9.58%) Cisco
5 64 (5.11%) SAP
6 57 (4.55%) Citrix
7 46 (3.67%) Oracle
8 31 (2.47%) Splunk
9 29 (2.31%) HP
10 28 (2.23%) Meraki
11 27 (2.15%) Apple
11 27 (2.15%) Red Hat
12 25 (2.00%) Atlassian
13 24 (1.92%) Dell
14 22 (1.76%) F5
14 22 (1.76%) Veeam
15 21 (1.68%) EMC
16 19 (1.52%) NetApp
17 18 (1.44%) IBM
18 14 (1.12%) DevExpress