Period
to 29 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 12 18
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 +8
Permanent jobs citing Azure 60 60 78
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Staffordshire 11.17% 13.30% 10.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 43.48% 59.41% 45.88%
Number of salaries quoted 58 58 67
10th Percentile £22,650 £31,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £28,250 £34,750 £36,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.58% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £51,250 £51,250 £50,000
90th Percentile £61,450 £62,875 £58,200
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% +2.50%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 138 101 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 25.70% 22.39% 22.52%
Number of salaries quoted 115 91 148
10th Percentile £20,695 £25,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £28,625 £31,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -
75th Percentile £49,375 £51,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £59,500 £62,500 £50,925
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Staffordshire

Azure
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Azure in Staffordshire.

Salary trend for Azure in Staffordshire

Azure
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Azure in Staffordshire

Azure
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 29 July 2021. 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
Stoke-on-Trent +7 18 £44,000 -2.22% 13
Burton-upon-Trent +5 16 £29,500 -41.00% 6
Lichfield -5 7 £32,500 -33.67% 2
Tamworth -12 4 £47,500 +46.15% 4
Stafford - 2 - - 2
Azure
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Azure.

1 26 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 24 (40.00%) Microsoft 365
3 23 (38.33%) VMware
4 22 (36.67%) Active Directory
4 22 (36.67%) AWS
5 20 (33.33%) Windows
6 18 (30.00%) Social Skills
7 14 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (21.67%) SCCM
8 13 (21.67%) SQL Server
9 11 (18.33%) Visualisation
9 11 (18.33%) Windows Server
10 10 (16.67%) PowerShell
10 10 (16.67%) Finance
11 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (15.00%) C#
11 9 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (15.00%) NetApp
11 9 (15.00%) MS Exchange
11 9 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (15.00%) Hyper-V
11 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (15.00%) Analytics
11 9 (15.00%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (15.00%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (13.33%) Dynamics 365
12 8 (13.33%) SLA
12 8 (13.33%) SAN

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 9 (15.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.67%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (40.00%) Microsoft 365
2 22 (36.67%) AWS
3 8 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 8 (13.33%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (8.33%) Power Platform
5 4 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (6.67%) GCP
6 1 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.67%) Azure Logic Apps
6 1 (1.67%) Azure Service Bus
6 1 (1.67%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 1 (1.67%) BrowserStack
6 1 (1.67%) GitHub
6 1 (1.67%) IaaS
6 1 (1.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.33%) SAN
1 8 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (11.67%) DHCP
2 7 (11.67%) DNS
2 7 (11.67%) TCP/IP
2 7 (11.67%) Wireless
3 6 (10.00%) VLAN
4 2 (3.33%) Broadband
4 2 (3.33%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.33%) Network Security
4 2 (3.33%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.67%) LAN
5 1 (1.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.00%) Amazon RDS
2 9 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (11.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (8.33%) Power BI
4 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (6.67%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.00%) Tableau
7 2 (3.33%) Data Lake
7 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.67%) Data Mart
8 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.67%) JIRA
3 1 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio Code
3 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (30.00%) Social Skills
2 10 (16.67%) Finance
3 6 (10.00%) Retail
4 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.67%) Law
5 3 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (3.33%) Documentation Skills
6 2 (3.33%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.67%) Games
7 1 (1.67%) Marketing
7 1 (1.67%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Analyst
2 6 (10.00%) Developer
2 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (10.00%) IT Engineer
3 5 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
3 5 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
3 5 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
4 4 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 4 (6.67%) Consultant
4 4 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 4 (6.67%) Data Engineer
4 4 (6.67%) IT Manager
4 4 (6.67%) Lead Cloud Engineer
4 4 (6.67%) Service Analyst
4 4 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (5.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (5.00%) Data Analytics Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.33%) .NET
2 4 (6.67%) MDX
3 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (5.00%) WPF
4 2 (3.33%) Blazor
4 2 (3.33%) CSLA
4 2 (3.33%) CSS
4 2 (3.33%) Web Services
5 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.67%) Azure Blueprints
5 1 (1.67%) HTML
5 1 (1.67%) jQuery
5 1 (1.67%) JSON
5 1 (1.67%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.67%) LINQ
5 1 (1.67%) RESTful
5 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.67%) Private Cloud
3 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.00%) Taxonomies
4 2 (3.33%) Cyberattack
4 2 (3.33%) iPad
5 1 (1.67%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.67%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 20 (33.33%) Windows
2 11 (18.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2019
5 4 (6.67%) Linux
6 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.33%) Visualisation
2 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.00%) Analytics
2 9 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (11.67%) ITIL
5 6 (10.00%) DevOps
5 6 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (10.00%) Mathematics
5 6 (10.00%) Service Management
6 5 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 5 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (8.33%) ETL
7 4 (6.67%) Asset Management
7 4 (6.67%) ERP
7 4 (6.67%) ITSM
7 4 (6.67%) Supplier Management
7 4 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 9 (15.00%) C#
3 8 (13.33%) Python
4 7 (11.67%) SQL
5 4 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.33%) C
7 1 (1.67%) ES6
7 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) MCSA
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.33%) MCSE
2 5 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (6.67%) Network+ Certification
3 4 (6.67%) RHCE
4 3 (5.00%) Degree
5 2 (3.33%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.67%) HND
6 1 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.33%) SLA
2 3 (5.00%) QA
3 2 (3.33%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 22 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 14 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (15.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (21.67%) SCCM
2 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (10.00%) Terraform
4 4 (6.67%) Ansible
4 4 (6.67%) Puppet
5 1 (1.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 23 (38.33%) VMware
3 9 (15.00%) NetApp
4 5 (8.33%) ConnectWise
5 4 (6.67%) Oracle
5 4 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (6.67%) SAP
6 2 (3.33%) Apple
6 2 (3.33%) Google
7 1 (1.67%) Databricks
7 1 (1.67%) Remedy
7 1 (1.67%) ServiceNow