Period
to 23 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > Wales
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 15 25
Rank change year-on-year +5 +10 +36
Permanent jobs citing Azure 266 223 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 14.06% 11.58% 8.06%
As % of the Cloud Services category 52.88% 43.90% 36.99%
Number of salaries quoted 221 191 129
Wales median annual salary £43,355 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.33% +8.75% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £25,800
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £56,589
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +5.00%

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 Wales with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 503 508 419
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 26.59% 26.39% 21.80%
Number of salaries quoted 423 432 351
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,100 £65,000 £55,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Wales

Azure
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Azure in Wales

Azure
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in Wales over the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Azure in Wales

Azure
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the Wales region over the 6 months to 23 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
South Wales +6 226 £45,000 +5.88% 66
West Wales 0 16 £42,000 -14.35% 7
North Wales -8 13 £47,500 +13.10% 9
Mid Wales +6 10 - - 3
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 Wales region with a requirement for Azure.

1 110 (41.35%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (39.85%) Microsoft
3 102 (38.35%) AWS
4 80 (30.08%) DevOps
5 77 (28.95%) SQL
6 64 (24.06%) .NET
7 63 (23.68%) Windows
8 61 (22.93%) C#
9 52 (19.55%) JavaScript
10 46 (17.29%) SQL Server
10 46 (17.29%) Finance
11 45 (16.92%) VMware
11 45 (16.92%) GCP
12 44 (16.54%) Problem-Solving
13 40 (15.04%) Active Directory
14 39 (14.66%) Office 365
15 36 (13.53%) Windows Server
16 35 (13.16%) Scrum
17 34 (12.78%) Google
17 34 (12.78%) SDLC
18 32 (12.03%) Docker
19 31 (11.65%) Software Engineering
20 29 (10.90%) Linux
21 28 (10.53%) Git (software)
22 27 (10.15%) VMware Infrastructure
22 27 (10.15%) JIRA
22 27 (10.15%) Selenium
22 27 (10.15%) MVC
23 26 (9.77%) CSS
23 26 (9.77%) HTML

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 25 (9.40%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.89%) IIS
3 10 (3.76%) WebSphere
4 8 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.26%) Confluence
5 6 (2.26%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (1.88%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.88%) Umbraco
6 5 (1.88%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.50%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.13%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.75%) Moodle
9 2 (0.75%) Mule
10 1 (0.38%) Apache
10 1 (0.38%) CMS
10 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (6.02%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.75%) SPSS
3 1 (0.38%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (2.26%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.13%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 102 (38.35%) AWS
2 45 (16.92%) GCP
3 39 (14.66%) Office 365
4 11 (4.14%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (3.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (3.01%) SaaS
6 7 (2.63%) Power Platform
7 6 (2.26%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (2.26%) GitHub
8 4 (1.50%) BlazeMeter
8 4 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.50%) Serverless
9 3 (1.13%) IaaS
9 3 (1.13%) PaaS
10 2 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.75%) Heroku
11 1 (0.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.89%) Firewall
2 17 (6.39%) LAN
2 17 (6.39%) WAN
3 16 (6.02%) DNS
3 16 (6.02%) TCP/IP
4 15 (5.64%) DHCP
4 15 (5.64%) VPN
5 14 (5.26%) SAN
6 12 (4.51%) Network Security
7 10 (3.76%) WLAN
8 6 (2.26%) Skype
9 5 (1.88%) Internet
9 5 (1.88%) NAS
10 4 (1.50%) Wireless
11 3 (1.13%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.38%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (0.38%) IMAP
12 1 (0.38%) POP3
12 1 (0.38%) Unified Communications
12 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (17.29%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (6.77%) MySQL
4 12 (4.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (4.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (3.76%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (3.38%) Azure SQL Database
7 9 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (3.01%) Big Data
8 8 (3.01%) MongoDB
8 8 (3.01%) Relational Database
8 8 (3.01%) SQL Server 2017
9 7 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (2.63%) Power BI
9 7 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (2.26%) NoSQL
10 6 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.13%) BigQuery
11 3 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (1.13%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 28 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 27 (10.15%) JIRA
2 27 (10.15%) Selenium
3 17 (6.39%) Visual Studio Team System
4 15 (5.64%) Cucumber
5 10 (3.76%) Jenkins
6 7 (2.63%) Bitbucket
7 6 (2.26%) MSBuild
7 6 (2.26%) SpecFlow
8 5 (1.88%) Postman
8 5 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.50%) HP UFT
9 4 (1.50%) JMeter
9 4 (1.50%) LoadRunner
9 4 (1.50%) NeoLoad
9 4 (1.50%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.13%) Jasmine
10 3 (1.13%) Subversion
10 3 (1.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (17.29%) Finance
2 12 (4.51%) Public Sector
2 12 (4.51%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.63%) Retail
4 4 (1.50%) Environmental Health
4 4 (1.50%) Marketing
5 2 (0.75%) Games
6 1 (0.38%) Banking
6 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 71 (26.69%) Developer
2 31 (11.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 26 (9.77%) Software Developer
4 24 (9.02%) Analyst
5 23 (8.65%) Software Engineer
6 22 (8.27%) .NET Developer
7 18 (6.77%) 3rd Line Support
8 17 (6.39%) DevOps Engineer
9 16 (6.02%) Senior Developer
10 15 (5.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 15 (5.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (5.64%) Support Engineer
11 13 (4.89%) Senior Software Engineer
12 12 (4.51%) C# Developer
12 12 (4.51%) Cloud Engineer
12 12 (4.51%) SQL Developer
12 12 (4.51%) Test Analyst
13 10 (3.76%) Data Engineer
14 9 (3.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 9 (3.38%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (24.06%) .NET
2 26 (9.77%) CSS
2 26 (9.77%) HTML
3 19 (7.14%) Web Services
4 15 (5.64%) ASP.NET
4 15 (5.64%) jQuery
5 14 (5.26%) REST
5 14 (5.26%) SOAP
6 13 (4.89%) AngularJS
7 12 (4.51%) .NET Core
8 11 (4.14%) JSON
9 10 (3.76%) .NET Framework
9 10 (3.76%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (3.76%) CSS3
9 10 (3.76%) HTML5
9 10 (3.76%) React
9 10 (3.76%) XML
10 8 (3.01%) WCF
11 6 (2.26%) Node.js
11 6 (2.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (4.89%) Replication
4 12 (4.51%) Data Centre
5 11 (4.14%) User Experience
6 10 (3.76%) Clustering
7 9 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (3.38%) Mobile App
8 8 (3.01%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (3.01%) Social Media
9 6 (2.26%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.50%) Renewable Energy
11 3 (1.13%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.13%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.13%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.38%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.38%) Security Operations Centre
12 1 (0.38%) Tandem
12 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 63 (23.68%) Windows
2 36 (13.53%) Windows Server
3 29 (10.90%) Linux
4 11 (4.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (3.01%) Windows 10
6 7 (2.63%) Android
6 7 (2.63%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.88%) Kali Linux
7 5 (1.88%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.88%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.50%) CentOS
8 4 (1.50%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.13%) OS/400
10 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.38%) Debian
11 1 (0.38%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (41.35%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (30.08%) DevOps
3 44 (16.54%) Problem-Solving
4 35 (13.16%) Scrum
5 34 (12.78%) SDLC
6 31 (11.65%) Software Engineering
7 27 (10.15%) MVC
8 25 (9.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 24 (9.02%) Test Automation
10 23 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (8.65%) ITIL
11 21 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (7.14%) ETL
13 18 (6.77%) Mentoring
13 18 (6.77%) Project Delivery
14 17 (6.39%) Software Testing
15 16 (6.02%) Fintech
15 16 (6.02%) Kanban
15 16 (6.02%) Microservices
16 15 (5.64%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 77 (28.95%) SQL
2 61 (22.93%) C#
3 52 (19.55%) JavaScript
4 26 (9.77%) Python
5 24 (9.02%) Java
6 22 (8.27%) PowerShell
7 19 (7.14%) Bash Shell
8 11 (4.14%) T-SQL
9 8 (3.01%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.63%) PHP
11 6 (2.26%) Go
12 5 (1.88%) Scala
13 4 (1.50%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.50%) VB
14 3 (1.13%) Perl
14 3 (1.13%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 2 (0.75%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.75%) Ruby
16 1 (0.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (5.64%) Degree
1 15 (5.64%) ISTQB
2 14 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (3.76%) MCSA
3 10 (3.76%) MCSE
4 8 (3.01%) ISEB
5 6 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.88%) CISSP
6 5 (1.88%) CSSLP
6 5 (1.88%) OSCP
7 3 (1.13%) AWS Certification
7 3 (1.13%) CISM
7 3 (1.13%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (1.13%) RHCE
7 3 (1.13%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.13%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.75%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.38%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.38%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.89%) SLA
2 14 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (4.14%) QA
4 10 (3.76%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (2.63%) GDPR
5 7 (2.63%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.75%) NIST
6 2 (0.75%) PMO
7 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 1 (0.38%) NIST 800
System Software
1 40 (15.04%) Active Directory
2 32 (12.03%) Docker
3 27 (10.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (6.77%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.75%) XenApp
7 1 (0.38%) Firmware
7 1 (0.38%) Snort
7 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 26 (9.77%) Kubernetes
2 18 (6.77%) Terraform
3 16 (6.02%) Ansible
4 9 (3.38%) Puppet
5 8 (3.01%) SCCM
6 4 (1.50%) Mesos
6 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.13%) SCOM
7 3 (1.13%) WSUS
8 2 (0.75%) Nmap
8 2 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.75%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.38%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.38%) CASB
9 1 (0.38%) DatAdvantage
9 1 (0.38%) Nessus
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.38%) Salt
9 1 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.38%) vRealize
Vendors
1 106 (39.85%) Microsoft
2 45 (16.92%) VMware
3 34 (12.78%) Google
4 21 (7.89%) Veeam
5 18 (6.77%) Salesforce.com
6 14 (5.26%) Oracle
7 13 (4.89%) IBM
8 11 (4.14%) SAP
9 10 (3.76%) Tableau
10 6 (2.26%) ATG
10 6 (2.26%) Dell
10 6 (2.26%) hybris
11 5 (1.88%) Perforce
12 4 (1.50%) 3PAR
12 4 (1.50%) AlienVault
12 4 (1.50%) Cisco
12 4 (1.50%) NetApp
12 4 (1.50%) Remedy
12 4 (1.50%) Scality
12 4 (1.50%) Splunk