Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > South West
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 22 29
Rank change year-on-year +12 +7 +45
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,082 957 882
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 13.90% 9.56% 8.45%
As % of the Cloud Services category 47.27% 36.50% 41.39%
Number of salaries quoted 986 939 846
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +10.00%

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 2,289 2,622 2,131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.41% 26.20% 20.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,879 2,015 1,816
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £28,750 £25,125
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +18 331 £47,500 -5.00% 62
Wiltshire +9 172 £50,000 - 33
Dorset +4 148 £43,888 -2.47% 15
Gloucestershire +19 147 £50,000 - 36
Devon +12 137 £44,490 +11.23% 42
Somerset +17 117 £45,000 -1.10% 20
Cornwall +7 21 £47,500 -9.52% 6
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 483 (44.64%) Microsoft
2 382 (35.30%) Agile Software Development
3 361 (33.36%) SQL
4 345 (31.89%) AWS
5 339 (31.33%) .NET
6 335 (30.96%) C#
7 307 (28.37%) Windows
8 258 (23.84%) DevOps
9 249 (23.01%) SQL Server
10 243 (22.46%) JavaScript
10 243 (22.46%) Office 365
11 207 (19.13%) Active Directory
12 180 (16.64%) Finance
13 164 (15.16%) VMware
14 160 (14.79%) Linux
15 157 (14.51%) Scrum
16 154 (14.23%) Windows Server
17 144 (13.31%) Docker
18 142 (13.12%) Python
18 142 (13.12%) MVC
18 142 (13.12%) Problem-Solving
19 135 (12.48%) .NET Core
20 133 (12.29%) ASP.NET
21 132 (12.20%) HTML
21 132 (12.20%) AngularJS
22 122 (11.28%) PowerShell
23 117 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 113 (10.44%) ITIL
25 110 (10.17%) Kubernetes
26 108 (9.98%) SharePoint

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 (9.98%) SharePoint
2 42 (3.88%) MS Exchange
3 35 (3.23%) Apache
4 29 (2.68%) IIS
5 26 (2.40%) CMS
6 25 (2.31%) OpenStack
7 24 (2.22%) Confluence
8 21 (1.94%) Tomcat
9 19 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
10 18 (1.66%) Skype for Business
11 13 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
12 12 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
12 12 (1.11%) Drupal
12 12 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (0.92%) EPiServer
14 8 (0.74%) Apache Spark
15 7 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
16 4 (0.37%) ArcGIS
16 4 (0.37%) NServiceBus
17 3 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 34 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.092%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.092%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 58 (5.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 7 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.18%) Raiser's Edge
5 1 (0.092%) Maximo
5 1 (0.092%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 345 (31.89%) AWS
2 243 (22.46%) Office 365
3 101 (9.33%) SaaS
4 96 (8.87%) GCP
5 65 (6.01%) Dynamics 365
6 63 (5.82%) Power Platform
7 55 (5.08%) IaaS
8 49 (4.53%) Azure Active Directory
9 48 (4.44%) PaaS
10 33 (3.05%) Serverless
11 27 (2.50%) Azure Functions
12 26 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
13 22 (2.03%) OneDrive
14 20 (1.85%) Azure Data Factory
15 17 (1.57%) OpenShift
16 16 (1.48%) GitHub
17 11 (1.02%) NuGet
18 10 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 9 (0.83%) Azure Machine Learning
19 9 (0.83%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 77 (7.12%) Firewall
2 67 (6.19%) DNS
3 49 (4.53%) TCP/IP
4 41 (3.79%) DHCP
5 35 (3.23%) LAN
5 35 (3.23%) WAN
6 33 (3.05%) VLAN
7 29 (2.68%) VPN
8 26 (2.40%) Skype
9 21 (1.94%) Internet
9 21 (1.94%) SAN
10 19 (1.76%) DMZ
11 12 (1.11%) NetScaler
12 11 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (0.92%) Unified Communications
14 9 (0.83%) Wireless
15 8 (0.74%) HTTP
15 8 (0.74%) VoIP
16 7 (0.65%) Intranet
16 7 (0.65%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (23.01%) SQL Server
2 74 (6.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 60 (5.55%) Power BI
4 57 (5.27%) MySQL
5 55 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 44 (4.07%) Relational Database
7 41 (3.79%) MongoDB
7 41 (3.79%) NoSQL
8 40 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 35 (3.23%) Big Data
9 35 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
10 32 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
11 21 (1.94%) Data Lake
12 19 (1.76%) Hadoop
13 18 (1.66%) SQL Server 2016
14 17 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
15 16 (1.48%) RDBMS
16 15 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
17 14 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
18 11 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 84 (7.76%) Git (software)
2 70 (6.47%) Jenkins
3 57 (5.27%) JIRA
4 41 (3.79%) Selenium
5 31 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (2.50%) Subversion
7 23 (2.13%) Bitbucket
8 22 (2.03%) SpecFlow
8 22 (2.03%) Visual Studio
9 20 (1.85%) Cucumber
10 18 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 18 (1.66%) Protractor
11 16 (1.48%) GitLab
12 15 (1.39%) NUnit
13 14 (1.29%) TeamCity
14 13 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
15 10 (0.92%) Postman
16 9 (0.83%) MSTest
17 7 (0.65%) Mockito
17 7 (0.65%) TestRail
General
1 180 (16.64%) Finance
2 74 (6.84%) Public Sector
3 64 (5.91%) Marketing
4 43 (3.97%) Telecoms
5 42 (3.88%) Retail
6 40 (3.70%) Manufacturing
7 34 (3.14%) Electronics
8 25 (2.31%) Automotive
9 17 (1.57%) Legal
10 14 (1.29%) Local Government
11 10 (0.92%) Advertising
11 10 (0.92%) Aerospace
12 9 (0.83%) Law
13 8 (0.74%) Back Office
14 5 (0.46%) Banking
15 4 (0.37%) Games
16 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 381 (35.21%) Developer
2 137 (12.66%) .NET Developer
3 101 (9.33%) Software Developer
4 90 (8.32%) Architect
5 80 (7.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 75 (6.93%) C# Developer
7 63 (5.82%) Consultant
8 59 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
9 56 (5.18%) Senior Developer
10 45 (4.16%) Analyst
10 45 (4.16%) Support Engineer
11 42 (3.88%) Azure Developer
12 41 (3.79%) C# .NET Developer
13 39 (3.60%) Full Stack Developer
14 36 (3.33%) Administrator
15 35 (3.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 34 (3.14%) Software Engineer
17 33 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
18 32 (2.96%) 3rd Line Support
19 31 (2.87%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 339 (31.33%) .NET
2 135 (12.48%) .NET Core
3 133 (12.29%) ASP.NET
4 132 (12.20%) AngularJS
4 132 (12.20%) HTML
5 104 (9.61%) CSS
6 102 (9.43%) Web Services
7 86 (7.95%) React
8 75 (6.93%) ASP.NET MVC
9 66 (6.10%) .NET Framework
10 54 (4.99%) Node.js
11 50 (4.62%) REST
12 49 (4.53%) RESTful
13 46 (4.25%) ASP.NET Web API
14 44 (4.07%) jQuery
15 38 (3.51%) Vue.js
16 36 (3.33%) Entity Framework
16 36 (3.33%) HTML5
17 24 (2.22%) JSON
17 24 (2.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 81 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (4.25%) User Experience
3 40 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 36 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
5 32 (2.96%) Public Cloud
6 22 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
6 22 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (1.66%) Cloud Native
7 18 (1.66%) Data Centre
8 15 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.11%) Algorithms
9 12 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
10 11 (1.02%) Enterprise Cloud
10 11 (1.02%) PKI
11 10 (0.92%) Driving Licence
11 10 (0.92%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.83%) Mobile App
12 9 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
13 8 (0.74%) Mobile Computing
14 6 (0.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 307 (28.37%) Windows
2 160 (14.79%) Linux
3 154 (14.23%) Windows Server
4 50 (4.62%) Windows 10
5 47 (4.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (3.97%) Windows Server 2016
7 31 (2.87%) CentOS
8 27 (2.50%) Windows Server 2019
9 21 (1.94%) Unix
10 19 (1.76%) Debian
11 16 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (1.39%) Ubuntu
13 11 (1.02%) Windows 7
14 10 (0.92%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.83%) Android
15 9 (0.83%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.65%) AIX
17 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (35.30%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (23.84%) DevOps
3 157 (14.51%) Scrum
4 142 (13.12%) MVC
4 142 (13.12%) Problem-Solving
5 117 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 113 (10.44%) ITIL
7 100 (9.24%) CRM
8 98 (9.06%) Business Intelligence
9 97 (8.96%) Migration
10 93 (8.60%) TDD
11 91 (8.41%) Software Engineering
12 84 (7.76%) Test Automation
13 79 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
14 73 (6.75%) Mentoring
15 71 (6.56%) Project Delivery
16 62 (5.73%) Machine Learning
17 58 (5.36%) Unit Testing
18 57 (5.27%) Kanban
18 57 (5.27%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 361 (33.36%) SQL
2 335 (30.96%) C#
3 243 (22.46%) JavaScript
4 142 (13.12%) Python
5 122 (11.28%) PowerShell
6 101 (9.33%) Java
7 90 (8.32%) T-SQL
7 90 (8.32%) TypeScript
8 48 (4.44%) Ruby
9 36 (3.33%) Bash Shell
10 35 (3.23%) PHP
11 31 (2.87%) C++
12 25 (2.31%) VB.NET
13 24 (2.22%) C
14 20 (1.85%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.02%) R
15 11 (1.02%) Shell Script
16 10 (0.92%) Perl
17 8 (0.74%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 7 (0.65%) Go
Qualifications
1 97 (8.96%) Security Cleared
2 70 (6.47%) Degree
3 57 (5.27%) SC Cleared
4 49 (4.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 41 (3.79%) DV Cleared
6 22 (2.03%) ISTQB
7 20 (1.85%) MCSE
8 19 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (1.57%) MCSA
11 16 (1.48%) CCNA
12 14 (1.29%) ISEB
13 13 (1.20%) CISSP
13 13 (1.20%) RHCE
14 9 (0.83%) CISMP
14 9 (0.83%) CompTIA Security+
14 9 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
14 9 (0.83%) CRISC
15 6 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
16 5 (0.46%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.23%) QA
2 19 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 8 (0.74%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.65%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.55%) GDPR
7 6 (0.55%) SLA
8 4 (0.37%) NCSC
8 4 (0.37%) NIST
8 4 (0.37%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.28%) PMO
10 1 (0.092%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.092%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.092%) GxP
System Software
1 207 (19.13%) Active Directory
2 144 (13.31%) Docker
3 107 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 73 (6.75%) Hyper-V
5 21 (1.94%) vSphere
6 14 (1.29%) XenApp
7 13 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.11%) Firmware
8 12 (1.11%) VirtualBox
9 11 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.65%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.28%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.18%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.092%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.092%) Xen
Systems Management
1 110 (10.17%) Kubernetes
2 54 (4.99%) Ansible
2 54 (4.99%) Puppet
3 44 (4.07%) SCCM
4 40 (3.70%) Terraform
5 35 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
5 35 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (2.31%) Packer
7 19 (1.76%) WSUS
8 13 (1.20%) Cloudify
8 13 (1.20%) Docker Swarm
8 13 (1.20%) logstash
8 13 (1.20%) SCOM
9 12 (1.11%) Mesos
10 10 (0.92%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 9 (0.83%) Red Hat Satellite
11 9 (0.83%) yum
12 8 (0.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 8 (0.74%) SCOrch
13 7 (0.65%) Salt
Vendors
1 483 (44.64%) Microsoft
2 164 (15.16%) VMware
3 80 (7.39%) Google
4 78 (7.21%) Oracle
5 58 (5.36%) Cisco
6 44 (4.07%) Citrix
7 35 (3.23%) SAP
8 27 (2.50%) Red Hat
9 26 (2.40%) HP
10 20 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
11 19 (1.76%) IBM
12 17 (1.57%) Atlassian
13 16 (1.48%) Dell
13 16 (1.48%) MuleSoft
13 16 (1.48%) Veeam
13 16 (1.48%) Veritas
14 13 (1.20%) EMC
14 13 (1.20%) SaltStack
14 13 (1.20%) Sitecore
14 13 (1.20%) Symantec