Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > South West
6 months to
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 22 32
Rank change year-on-year +9 +10 +68
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,104 896 784
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.71% 9.16% 7.77%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.89% 37.29% 37.87%
Number of salaries quoted 967 787 696
South West median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,750 £30,736
90th Percentile £68,750 £72,350 £63,125
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +9.52% -

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 2,406 2,403 2,070
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.69% 24.56% 20.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2,009 1,851 1,733
South West median annual salary £44,490 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.13% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £27,500 £24,525
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +0.28%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +10 310 £47,500 -9.52% 91
Wiltshire +4 195 £47,500 -9.52% 44
Dorset +10 172 £43,500 -3.33% 35
Gloucestershire +14 140 £47,500 -5.00% 26
Somerset +26 127 £45,000 - 24
Devon +15 119 £42,500 +6.25% 50
Cornwall +18 21 £45,000 +16.13% 5
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 491 (44.47%) Microsoft
2 371 (33.61%) C#
3 353 (31.97%) SQL
3 353 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
4 348 (31.52%) Windows
5 339 (30.71%) AWS
6 315 (28.53%) .NET
7 292 (26.45%) Office 365
8 260 (23.55%) Active Directory
9 254 (23.01%) DevOps
10 245 (22.19%) SQL Server
11 243 (22.01%) JavaScript
12 205 (18.57%) Finance
13 192 (17.39%) Windows Server
14 174 (15.76%) VMware
15 166 (15.04%) HTML
16 165 (14.95%) Linux
17 156 (14.13%) Python
18 151 (13.68%) MVC
19 148 (13.41%) Scrum
20 146 (13.22%) AngularJS
21 145 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
22 143 (12.95%) ASP.NET
23 140 (12.68%) CSS
24 132 (11.96%) GCP
24 132 (11.96%) Kubernetes
25 130 (11.78%) Docker
26 125 (11.32%) Firewall
26 125 (11.32%) Software Engineering
27 120 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 108 (9.78%) SharePoint
2 51 (4.62%) MS Exchange
3 35 (3.17%) OpenStack
4 34 (3.08%) IIS
5 30 (2.72%) Confluence
6 27 (2.45%) CMS
7 26 (2.36%) Apache
8 24 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
9 21 (1.90%) Tomcat
10 19 (1.72%) Skype for Business
11 18 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
12 13 (1.18%) Apache Spark
13 11 (1.00%) Drupal
13 11 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
14 9 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
15 7 (0.63%) EPiServer
16 4 (0.36%) Jupyter
16 4 (0.36%) Umbraco
17 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
17 3 (0.27%) MQSeries
Applications
1 47 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.091%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 55 (4.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.091%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.091%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 339 (30.71%) AWS
2 292 (26.45%) Office 365
3 132 (11.96%) GCP
4 71 (6.43%) SaaS
5 58 (5.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 57 (5.16%) Dynamics 365
7 51 (4.62%) IaaS
8 44 (3.99%) Serverless
9 43 (3.89%) Power Platform
10 33 (2.99%) Azure Functions
11 32 (2.90%) PaaS
12 26 (2.36%) OneDrive
13 25 (2.26%) OpenShift
14 20 (1.81%) Azure Stack
15 18 (1.63%) Azure Data Factory
16 17 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
17 15 (1.36%) NuGet
18 13 (1.18%) GitHub
18 13 (1.18%) npm
19 12 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 125 (11.32%) Firewall
2 73 (6.61%) DNS
3 63 (5.71%) TCP/IP
4 53 (4.80%) DHCP
5 42 (3.80%) VLAN
6 40 (3.62%) WAN
7 39 (3.53%) VPN
8 35 (3.17%) LAN
9 33 (2.99%) Skype
10 29 (2.63%) SAN
11 24 (2.17%) NetScaler
12 20 (1.81%) Internet
13 19 (1.72%) DMZ
13 19 (1.72%) HTTPS
13 19 (1.72%) IPv4
13 19 (1.72%) Wireless
14 12 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (1.00%) SSL
15 11 (1.00%) Unified Communications
16 10 (0.91%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (22.19%) SQL Server
2 56 (5.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 52 (4.71%) MySQL
4 47 (4.26%) Relational Database
5 45 (4.08%) NoSQL
6 43 (3.89%) Power BI
7 39 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 38 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
9 35 (3.17%) Big Data
10 30 (2.72%) MongoDB
11 28 (2.54%) Data Lake
12 24 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 22 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
14 21 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
15 16 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
15 16 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
15 16 (1.45%) RDBMS
16 14 (1.27%) Hadoop
17 13 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
18 11 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 111 (10.05%) Git (software)
2 78 (7.07%) JIRA
3 59 (5.34%) Jenkins
4 47 (4.26%) Visual Studio
5 36 (3.26%) Subversion
6 33 (2.99%) Selenium
7 31 (2.81%) Bitbucket
8 24 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 20 (1.81%) webpack
10 19 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
11 18 (1.63%) TeamCity
12 15 (1.36%) NUnit
13 13 (1.18%) git-flow
13 13 (1.18%) TestRail
14 11 (1.00%) MSTest
15 9 (0.82%) GitLab
15 9 (0.82%) Zephyr
16 7 (0.63%) Cucumber
16 7 (0.63%) SpecFlow
General
1 205 (18.57%) Finance
2 94 (8.51%) Public Sector
3 93 (8.42%) Marketing
4 69 (6.25%) Retail
5 64 (5.80%) Telecoms
6 60 (5.43%) Manufacturing
7 51 (4.62%) Electronics
8 30 (2.72%) Automotive
9 22 (1.99%) Banking
10 16 (1.45%) Games
11 12 (1.09%) Local Government
12 7 (0.63%) Law
13 5 (0.45%) Advertising
13 5 (0.45%) Military
14 4 (0.36%) Environmental Health
14 4 (0.36%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.36%) Legal
15 3 (0.27%) Back Office
16 2 (0.18%) Fire and Rescue
16 2 (0.18%) Police
Job Titles
1 362 (32.79%) Developer
2 121 (10.96%) .NET Developer
3 95 (8.61%) Software Developer
4 82 (7.43%) C# Developer
5 81 (7.34%) Consultant
6 73 (6.61%) Senior Developer
7 70 (6.34%) Support Engineer
8 63 (5.71%) Architect
8 63 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
9 62 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 54 (4.89%) Software Engineer
11 51 (4.62%) Analyst
12 48 (4.35%) Azure Developer
13 44 (3.99%) Administrator
13 44 (3.99%) IT Engineer
14 43 (3.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 40 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support
16 37 (3.35%) C# .NET Developer
17 36 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 32 (2.90%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 315 (28.53%) .NET
2 166 (15.04%) HTML
3 146 (13.22%) AngularJS
4 143 (12.95%) ASP.NET
5 140 (12.68%) CSS
6 90 (8.15%) .NET Core
7 76 (6.88%) ASP.NET MVC
8 68 (6.16%) Web Services
9 66 (5.98%) Node.js
10 61 (5.53%) React
11 58 (5.25%) .NET Framework
12 52 (4.71%) REST
13 47 (4.26%) jQuery
14 43 (3.89%) RESTful
15 42 (3.80%) HTML5
16 41 (3.71%) JSON
16 41 (3.71%) Vue.js
17 37 (3.35%) ASP.NET Web API
17 37 (3.35%) Entity Framework
18 31 (2.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (3.44%) Greenfield Project
3 35 (3.17%) Public Cloud
3 35 (3.17%) User Experience
4 33 (2.99%) Driving Licence
4 33 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (2.81%) Data Centre
6 30 (2.72%) Management Information System
7 22 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
8 21 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.45%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.18%) Mobile Computing
10 13 (1.18%) Virtual Team
11 11 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
12 10 (0.91%) EMC VNX
13 8 (0.72%) Cybercrime
13 8 (0.72%) PKI
13 8 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (0.63%) Cyberattack
14 7 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 348 (31.52%) Windows
2 192 (17.39%) Windows Server
3 165 (14.95%) Linux
4 59 (5.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (4.89%) Windows 10
6 34 (3.08%) Unix
7 30 (2.72%) CentOS
8 24 (2.17%) Android
9 20 (1.81%) Apple iOS
9 20 (1.81%) Mac OS
9 20 (1.81%) Windows 7
9 20 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (1.72%) Ubuntu
11 18 (1.63%) Debian
12 13 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.27%) AIX
13 3 (0.27%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.27%) zOS
14 1 (0.091%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.091%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (23.01%) DevOps
3 151 (13.68%) MVC
4 148 (13.41%) Scrum
5 145 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
6 125 (11.32%) Software Engineering
7 110 (9.96%) ITIL
8 106 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
8 106 (9.60%) CRM
9 102 (9.24%) Migration
10 87 (7.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 87 (7.88%) TDD
11 85 (7.70%) Test Automation
12 80 (7.25%) Mentoring
13 77 (6.97%) Project Delivery
14 75 (6.79%) Continuous Integration
15 66 (5.98%) Kanban
16 63 (5.71%) Unit Testing
17 60 (5.43%) Digital Marketing
18 53 (4.80%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 371 (33.61%) C#
2 353 (31.97%) SQL
3 243 (22.01%) JavaScript
4 156 (14.13%) Python
5 113 (10.24%) PowerShell
6 85 (7.70%) TypeScript
7 83 (7.52%) Java
8 50 (4.53%) T-SQL
9 48 (4.35%) C++
10 46 (4.17%) Bash Shell
11 39 (3.53%) PHP
12 35 (3.17%) Ruby
13 33 (2.99%) C
14 32 (2.90%) VB.NET
15 31 (2.81%) Shell Script
16 24 (2.17%) PL/SQL
17 11 (1.00%) VB
18 8 (0.72%) Delphi
18 8 (0.72%) R
18 8 (0.72%) VB6
Qualifications
1 90 (8.15%) Degree
2 86 (7.79%) Security Cleared
3 50 (4.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 49 (4.44%) DV Cleared
5 43 (3.89%) SC Cleared
6 30 (2.72%) MCSE
7 27 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (2.26%) CCNA
9 24 (2.17%) RHCE
10 18 (1.63%) CompTIA Security+
11 17 (1.54%) ISTQB
12 16 (1.45%) CISSP
13 15 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
13 15 (1.36%) DBS Check
13 15 (1.36%) MCSA
14 12 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
14 12 (1.09%) MCP
14 12 (1.09%) SSCP
15 11 (1.00%) CCA
15 11 (1.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.45%) QA
2 16 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 16 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.36%) SLA
4 10 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.82%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.72%) GDPR
7 6 (0.54%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.27%) PMO
10 2 (0.18%) NIST
11 1 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.091%) GxP
11 1 (0.091%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 260 (23.55%) Active Directory
2 130 (11.78%) Docker
3 120 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 110 (9.96%) Hyper-V
5 25 (2.26%) XenApp
6 22 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
7 19 (1.72%) vSphere
8 15 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (1.27%) XenDesktop
10 13 (1.18%) VirtualBox
11 10 (0.91%) Firmware
12 9 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
15 3 (0.27%) BitLocker
16 2 (0.18%) VMware NSX
16 2 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 132 (11.96%) Kubernetes
2 57 (5.16%) SCCM
3 54 (4.89%) Puppet
4 53 (4.80%) Ansible
5 40 (3.62%) Microsoft Intune
6 32 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
7 31 (2.81%) Terraform
8 28 (2.54%) SCOM
9 24 (2.17%) WSUS
10 19 (1.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 19 (1.72%) SCOrch
11 18 (1.63%) Packer
12 14 (1.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 12 (1.09%) Red Hat Satellite
13 12 (1.09%) vRealize
13 12 (1.09%) yum
14 11 (1.00%) Cloudify
14 11 (1.00%) Docker Swarm
15 10 (0.91%) NetBackup
16 9 (0.82%) Mesos
Vendors
1 491 (44.47%) Microsoft
2 174 (15.76%) VMware
3 102 (9.24%) Google
4 71 (6.43%) Cisco
5 65 (5.89%) Oracle
6 54 (4.89%) SAP
7 40 (3.62%) Citrix
8 30 (2.72%) Red Hat
9 27 (2.45%) Atlassian
9 27 (2.45%) HP
10 26 (2.36%) EMC
11 25 (2.26%) Dell
11 25 (2.26%) Veeam
12 24 (2.17%) IBM
13 17 (1.54%) Apple
14 16 (1.45%) NetApp
14 16 (1.45%) Splunk
14 16 (1.45%) Veritas
15 15 (1.36%) MuleSoft
16 13 (1.18%) Salesforce.com