The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England / South West
Rank 63 125 197
Rank change year-on-year +62 +72  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 234 136 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.66% 2.33% 0.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.29% 28.87% 17.02%
Number of salaries quoted 193 123 49
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £26,300 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £46,300
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Cloud Computing Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 703 471 329
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 14.00% 8.07% 5.53%
Number of salaries quoted 589 424 262
Median salary £43,750 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.77% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in the South West

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Azure in the South West

Microsoft Azure
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the South West over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Azure in the South West

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +28 120 £47,500 -9.52% 19
Somerset +26 46 £38,500 -8.87% 12
Devon +12 26 £45,000 +28.57% 6
Dorset +36 18 £40,000 -13.51% 4
Wiltshire +29 13 £43,750 +12.17% 3
Cornwall +3 7 £18,500 +8.82%
Gloucestershire -9 4 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 221 (54.57%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (47.65%) C#
3 192 (47.41%) Microsoft
4 186 (45.93%) .NET
5 176 (43.46%) Amazon AWS
6 144 (35.56%) SQL Server
7 119 (29.38%) TDD
8 118 (29.14%) ASP.NET
9 113 (27.90%) MVC
10 112 (27.65%) Scrum
11 109 (26.91%) SQL
12 103 (25.43%) Continuous Integration
13 99 (24.44%) JavaScript
14 98 (24.20%) AngularJS
15 91 (22.47%) NoSQL
16 84 (20.74%) MongoDB
17 83 (20.49%) HTML
18 80 (19.75%) Web Development
19 77 (19.01%) Oracle
20 74 (18.27%) Windows
21 69 (17.04%) Java
21 69 (17.04%) ASP.NET MVC
22 68 (16.79%) CSS
23 67 (16.54%) Big Data
24 65 (16.05%) React
25 60 (14.81%) Tomcat
26 59 (14.57%) Finance
27 58 (14.32%) .NET Framework
27 58 (14.32%) Mentoring
28 57 (14.07%) Hadoop

Microsoft Azure
Top Related 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 60 (14.81%) Tomcat
2 47 (11.60%) OpenStack
3 46 (11.36%) Apache Spark
3 46 (11.36%) Jetty
4 40 (9.88%) WebLogic
4 40 (9.88%) WebSphere
5 38 (9.38%) JBoss
6 35 (8.64%) Elasticsearch
7 31 (7.65%) Apache Solr
8 26 (6.42%) IIS
9 16 (3.95%) Apache
10 14 (3.46%) CMS
11 13 (3.21%) MS Exchange
11 13 (3.21%) SharePoint
12 10 (2.47%) Umbraco
12 10 (2.47%) WebSphere Application Server
13 8 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (1.73%) Skype for Business
15 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
16 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 57 (14.07%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.23%) MS Office
3 3 (0.74%) MS Project
4 2 (0.49%) InVision
Business Applications
1 6 (1.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 176 (43.46%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (10.12%) Office 365
3 29 (7.16%) IaaS
4 27 (6.67%) SaaS
5 26 (6.42%) PaaS
6 10 (2.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (2.47%) GitHub
7 7 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.48%) Slack
9 3 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.49%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.49%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.25%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.25%) Heroku
11 1 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.94%) VPN
2 18 (4.44%) Internet
3 16 (3.95%) DNS
3 16 (3.95%) Firewall
4 14 (3.46%) HTTP
5 12 (2.96%) Skype
6 11 (2.72%) DHCP
7 10 (2.47%) SAN
8 9 (2.22%) TCP/IP
9 8 (1.98%) VoIP
10 7 (1.73%) Network Security
11 6 (1.48%) PBX
12 5 (1.23%) LAN
12 5 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (1.23%) Unified Communications
12 5 (1.23%) VLAN
12 5 (1.23%) WAN
13 3 (0.74%) Wireless
14 2 (0.49%) SMTP
14 2 (0.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (35.56%) SQL Server
2 91 (22.47%) NoSQL
3 84 (20.74%) MongoDB
4 67 (16.54%) Big Data
5 57 (14.07%) Hadoop
6 56 (13.83%) MySQL
7 50 (12.35%) PostgreSQL
8 46 (11.36%) Redis
9 35 (8.64%) Couchbase
10 31 (7.65%) Apache Cassandra
10 31 (7.65%) Riak
11 25 (6.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (4.94%) Power BI
13 16 (3.95%) SQL Server 2014
14 15 (3.70%) Relational Database
14 15 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
17 7 (1.73%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
18 6 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 46 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 45 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 43 (10.62%) Git (software)
4 24 (5.93%) Visual Studio Team System
5 18 (4.44%) Jenkins
6 15 (3.70%) TeamCity
7 14 (3.46%) Selenium
8 13 (3.21%) JIRA
9 12 (2.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (2.22%) Bitbucket
10 9 (2.22%) Maven
10 9 (2.22%) MSTest
10 9 (2.22%) NUnit
10 9 (2.22%) WebDriver
11 7 (1.73%) Subversion
12 6 (1.48%) Protractor
13 5 (1.23%) Bower
13 5 (1.23%) Grunt
14 4 (0.99%) gulp
14 4 (0.99%) Moq
General
1 59 (14.57%) Finance
2 39 (9.63%) Retail
3 38 (9.38%) Banking
4 20 (4.94%) Electronics
5 13 (3.21%) Marketing
6 11 (2.72%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.47%) Games
8 6 (1.48%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.23%) Advertising
9 5 (1.23%) Publishing
10 4 (0.99%) Local Government
11 3 (0.74%) Back Office
12 2 (0.49%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.25%) Front Office
13 1 (0.25%) Law
13 1 (0.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 233 (57.53%) Developer
2 117 (28.89%) .NET Developer
3 77 (19.01%) C# Developer
4 70 (17.28%) Senior Developer
5 60 (14.81%) C# .NET Developer
6 48 (11.85%) Java Developer
7 36 (8.89%) Software Developer
8 34 (8.40%) Senior .NET Developer
9 32 (7.90%) Architect
10 21 (5.19%) .NET Software Developer
10 21 (5.19%) C# Software Developer
11 20 (4.94%) Senior C# Developer
12 18 (4.44%) Senior Software Developer
13 16 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 16 (3.95%) Full Stack Developer
13 16 (3.95%) Senior C# .NET Developer
13 16 (3.95%) Software Engineer
14 14 (3.46%) Lead Developer
14 14 (3.46%) Senior Java Developer
15 13 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (45.93%) .NET
2 118 (29.14%) ASP.NET
3 98 (24.20%) AngularJS
4 83 (20.49%) HTML
5 69 (17.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 68 (16.79%) CSS
7 65 (16.05%) React
8 58 (14.32%) .NET Framework
9 45 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
10 42 (10.37%) Web Services
11 37 (9.14%) HTML5
12 31 (7.65%) Elastic Stack
12 31 (7.65%) Lucene
13 29 (7.16%) Entity Framework
13 29 (7.16%) RESTful
13 29 (7.16%) WCF
14 24 (5.93%) jQuery
14 24 (5.93%) Node.js
15 22 (5.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 20 (4.94%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.91%) Enterprise Software
2 20 (4.94%) Mobile App
3 19 (4.69%) Computer Science
3 19 (4.69%) Data Centre
3 19 (4.69%) Public Cloud
4 15 (3.70%) User Experience
5 13 (3.21%) Internet of Things
6 12 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (2.22%) Streaming Video
8 8 (1.98%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.73%) Video on Demand
10 6 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.23%) CMDB
12 4 (0.99%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.99%) Fintech
13 3 (0.74%) Clustering
13 3 (0.74%) Replication
14 2 (0.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 74 (18.27%) Windows
2 40 (9.88%) Windows Server
3 27 (6.67%) Android
3 27 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 23 (5.68%) Linux
5 13 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.74%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.49%) SUSE
11 1 (0.25%) CentOS
11 1 (0.25%) Debian
11 1 (0.25%) Fedora
11 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.25%) Unix
11 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (54.57%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (29.38%) TDD
3 113 (27.90%) MVC
4 112 (27.65%) Scrum
5 103 (25.43%) Continuous Integration
6 80 (19.75%) Web Development
7 58 (14.32%) Mentoring
8 55 (13.58%) SDLC
9 53 (13.09%) Kanban
10 52 (12.84%) OO
11 42 (10.37%) Software Engineering
12 41 (10.12%) Software Delivery
13 40 (9.88%) Business Intelligence
14 39 (9.63%) BDD
15 37 (9.14%) Coaching
16 34 (8.40%) Concurrent Programming
16 34 (8.40%) Multithreading
17 32 (7.90%) UML
18 31 (7.65%) DSDM
18 31 (7.65%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 193 (47.65%) C#
2 109 (26.91%) SQL
3 99 (24.44%) JavaScript
4 69 (17.04%) Java
5 52 (12.84%) PowerShell
6 30 (7.41%) Python
7 23 (5.68%) Perl
7 23 (5.68%) T-SQL
8 20 (4.94%) Bash Shell
9 19 (4.69%) Go
10 17 (4.20%) C
11 15 (3.70%) Ruby
12 10 (2.47%) PHP
13 9 (2.22%) C++
14 6 (1.48%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.99%) Delphi
16 3 (0.74%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 3 (0.74%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.74%) VBA
17 2 (0.49%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 42 (10.37%) Degree
2 20 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (4.69%) MCSE
4 14 (3.46%) Security Cleared
5 13 (3.21%) SC Cleared
6 9 (2.22%) CCNA
6 9 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.98%) MCP
8 7 (1.73%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (1.73%) ISEB
9 6 (1.48%) EMC Certification
10 5 (1.23%) PMI Certification
10 5 (1.23%) PMP
11 4 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.74%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.74%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.74%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.49%) VCAP
13 2 (0.49%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.21%) ISO 14001
1 13 (3.21%) ISO 9001
2 6 (1.48%) SLA
3 4 (0.99%) QA
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.25%) SDET
System Software
1 40 (9.88%) Active Directory
2 28 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.20%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.46%) Firmware
5 9 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.48%) Docker
7 3 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.49%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.25%) KVM
9 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.25%) RHEV
9 1 (0.25%) Squid
9 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.25%) vSphere
9 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 50 (12.35%) Puppet
2 46 (11.36%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (11.11%) Ansible
4 31 (7.65%) Kibana
4 31 (7.65%) logstash
4 31 (7.65%) Salt
5 6 (1.48%) AirWatch
5 6 (1.48%) SCCM
6 5 (1.23%) SCOM
6 5 (1.23%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.49%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.49%) Nagios
7 2 (0.49%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.25%) HockeyApp
8 1 (0.25%) Marathon
8 1 (0.25%) Mesos
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.25%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 192 (47.41%) Microsoft
2 77 (19.01%) Oracle
3 40 (9.88%) VMware
4 23 (5.68%) Citrix
5 22 (5.43%) Cisco
6 21 (5.19%) Xamarin
7 13 (3.21%) IBM
8 12 (2.96%) EMC
9 8 (1.98%) Juniper
10 7 (1.73%) SAP
11 6 (1.48%) HP
11 6 (1.48%) NetApp
11 6 (1.48%) Software AG
11 6 (1.48%) Tableau
11 6 (1.48%) WatchGuard
12 5 (1.23%) BMC
12 5 (1.23%) CheckPoint
13 4 (0.99%) MicroStrategy
13 4 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.99%) TIBCO
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