Period
to 27 September 2021

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 27 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > Wales
6 months to
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 4 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8 +10
Permanent jobs citing Azure 349 182 237
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 22.99% 24.43% 12.37%
As % of the Cloud Services category 55.84% 54.33% 50.64%
Number of salaries quoted 321 148 212
10th Percentile £28,000 £31,175 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,800 £36,938 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
75th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 625 335 468
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 41.17% 44.97% 24.43%
Number of salaries quoted 484 293 399
10th Percentile £26,575 £29,150 £26,450
25th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,025
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.03%
75th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £67,125 £57,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Wales

Azure
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Azure in Wales

Azure
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure in Wales over the 6 months to 27 September 2021.

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 27 September 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
South Wales -1 239 £45,000 - 64
West Wales 0 78 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Mid Wales +1 15 £50,000 +23.46%
North Wales -6 14 £32,000 -46.67% 5
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 Wales region with a requirement for Azure.

1 154 (44.13%) DevOps
2 143 (40.97%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (38.68%) Microsoft
4 104 (29.80%) Windows
5 90 (25.79%) .NET
5 90 (25.79%) Docker
6 88 (25.21%) Scrum
6 88 (25.21%) Kubernetes
7 87 (24.93%) Active Directory
8 79 (22.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 78 (22.35%) Linux
10 76 (21.78%) Microsoft 365
10 76 (21.78%) Git (software)
10 76 (21.78%) AWS
11 72 (20.63%) Jenkins
11 72 (20.63%) Java
12 67 (19.20%) Mentoring
13 66 (18.91%) Microservices
14 65 (18.62%) C#
15 64 (18.34%) Social Skills
16 62 (17.77%) Web Services
17 58 (16.62%) Advertising
17 58 (16.62%) TDD
17 58 (16.62%) BDD
18 54 (15.47%) Spring
18 54 (15.47%) JavaScript
19 53 (15.19%) RESTful
20 52 (14.90%) OpenShift
20 52 (14.90%) Windows Server
21 51 (14.61%) SQL

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 16 (4.58%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.30%) Apache
3 14 (4.01%) Tomcat
4 12 (3.44%) IIS
5 10 (2.87%) nginx
6 9 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (2.29%) Apache Spark
7 8 (2.29%) MS Exchange
8 7 (2.01%) OnBase
9 6 (1.72%) JBoss
10 4 (1.15%) Confluence
11 3 (0.86%) CMS
12 2 (0.57%) Moodle
12 2 (0.57%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.29%) Drupal
13 1 (0.29%) EPiServer
13 1 (0.29%) FileNet
13 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.01%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 76 (21.78%) AWS
1 76 (21.78%) Microsoft 365
2 52 (14.90%) OpenShift
3 44 (12.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 19 (5.44%) PaaS
5 17 (4.87%) SaaS
6 14 (4.01%) GCP
7 13 (3.72%) IaaS
7 13 (3.72%) Power Platform
8 9 (2.58%) OneDrive
9 8 (2.29%) PowerApps
10 7 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (1.72%) npm
12 5 (1.43%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (0.86%) Azure Service Bus
13 3 (0.86%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 3 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.57%) BlazeMeter
14 2 (0.57%) Power Automate
14 2 (0.57%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 35 (10.03%) Firewall
2 19 (5.44%) WAN
3 17 (4.87%) DNS
3 17 (4.87%) TCP/IP
4 16 (4.58%) DHCP
4 16 (4.58%) LAN
5 11 (3.15%) iSCSI
6 10 (2.87%) VPN
7 8 (2.29%) NetScaler
7 8 (2.29%) VoIP
8 7 (2.01%) Intranet
8 7 (2.01%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (2.01%) SAN
9 6 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (1.72%) Cisco ISE
9 6 (1.72%) Reverse Proxy
10 5 (1.43%) Network Security
10 5 (1.43%) SMTP
10 5 (1.43%) Wireless
11 4 (1.15%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (10.89%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.72%) Hadoop
3 10 (2.87%) SQL Server 2017
4 9 (2.58%) MySQL
5 7 (2.01%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (1.72%) Power BI
7 5 (1.43%) Data Lake
7 5 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.43%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.15%) Big Data
8 4 (1.15%) Metadata
8 4 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.57%) PolyBase
10 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.29%) BigQuery
11 1 (0.29%) GIS
Development Applications
1 76 (21.78%) Git (software)
2 72 (20.63%) Jenkins
3 20 (5.73%) JIRA
4 17 (4.87%) Selenium
5 14 (4.01%) JMeter
6 11 (3.15%) Visual Studio
7 9 (2.58%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (2.29%) Artifactory
8 8 (2.29%) Maven
9 7 (2.01%) Cucumber
9 7 (2.01%) TeamCity
9 7 (2.01%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (1.72%) Ant
10 6 (1.72%) GitLab
10 6 (1.72%) Postman
10 6 (1.72%) Protractor
10 6 (1.72%) Rational Quality Manager
10 6 (1.72%) Rational Team Concert
10 6 (1.72%) Subversion
11 5 (1.43%) SpecFlow
General
1 64 (18.34%) Social Skills
2 58 (16.62%) Advertising
3 36 (10.32%) Finance
4 19 (5.44%) Public Sector
5 17 (4.87%) Back Office
6 15 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (3.44%) Retail
8 10 (2.87%) Billing
9 8 (2.29%) Games
10 6 (1.72%) Avionics
11 5 (1.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 4 (1.15%) Banking
12 4 (1.15%) Presentation Skills
12 4 (1.15%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.86%) Welsh Language
14 2 (0.57%) Legal
14 2 (0.57%) Marketing
15 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 108 (30.95%) Developer
2 46 (13.18%) Senior Developer
3 38 (10.89%) Java Developer
4 32 (9.17%) .NET Developer
5 25 (7.16%) Senior Java Developer
6 22 (6.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (5.16%) Cloud Engineer
7 18 (5.16%) DevOps Engineer
8 16 (4.58%) Analyst
9 15 (4.30%) C# Developer
10 14 (4.01%) Software Engineer
11 13 (3.72%) ASP.NET Developer
11 13 (3.72%) Azure Engineer
11 13 (3.72%) C# .NET Developer
11 13 (3.72%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 12 (3.44%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (3.44%) Windows Engineer
13 11 (3.15%) Architect
13 11 (3.15%) IT Support
14 10 (2.87%) C# Application Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (25.79%) .NET
2 62 (17.77%) Web Services
3 54 (15.47%) Spring
4 53 (15.19%) RESTful
5 45 (12.89%) Spring Boot
6 43 (12.32%) React
7 42 (12.03%) HTML
8 31 (8.88%) CSS
9 28 (8.02%) REST
10 27 (7.74%) ASP.NET
11 26 (7.45%) AngularJS
12 25 (7.16%) HTML5
13 22 (6.30%) .NET Core
13 22 (6.30%) .NET Framework
14 19 (5.44%) ASP.NET Web API
15 17 (4.87%) Entity Framework
16 15 (4.30%) CSS3
17 14 (4.01%) ASP.NET Core
18 12 (3.44%) Node.js
18 12 (3.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.02%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (5.44%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.15%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.58%) User Experience
5 8 (2.29%) Cloud Native
5 8 (2.29%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.72%) PKI
7 5 (1.43%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.15%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.15%) CMDB
9 3 (0.86%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.86%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.86%) SCADA
9 3 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.86%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.86%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.57%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.57%) HoloLens
10 2 (0.57%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 104 (29.80%) Windows
2 78 (22.35%) Linux
3 52 (14.90%) Windows Server
4 21 (6.02%) Windows 10
5 20 (5.73%) Android
6 15 (4.30%) Apple iOS
7 11 (3.15%) Mac OS
8 10 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (2.58%) CentOS
10 8 (2.29%) Windows Server 2016
10 8 (2.29%) Windows Server 2019
11 7 (2.01%) Unix
12 6 (1.72%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (44.13%) DevOps
2 143 (40.97%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (25.21%) Scrum
4 79 (22.64%) Continuous Improvement
5 67 (19.20%) Mentoring
6 66 (18.91%) Microservices
7 58 (16.62%) BDD
7 58 (16.62%) TDD
8 49 (14.04%) Kanban
9 44 (12.61%) Software Engineering
10 40 (11.46%) Coaching
10 40 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
11 34 (9.74%) ITIL
12 32 (9.17%) Software Delivery
13 30 (8.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 29 (8.31%) Continuous Integration
15 28 (8.02%) Project Delivery
16 26 (7.45%) Test Automation
16 26 (7.45%) Unit Testing
17 25 (7.16%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 72 (20.63%) Java
2 65 (18.62%) C#
3 54 (15.47%) JavaScript
4 51 (14.61%) SQL
5 35 (10.03%) PowerShell
6 26 (7.45%) Python
7 19 (5.44%) TypeScript
8 15 (4.30%) VB.NET
9 14 (4.01%) Bash Shell
9 14 (4.01%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.01%) Scala
11 6 (1.72%) Java 8
12 4 (1.15%) PHP
13 3 (0.86%) C
13 3 (0.86%) C++
14 2 (0.57%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.57%) Kotlin
14 2 (0.57%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.57%) R
14 2 (0.57%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (7.74%) Degree
2 21 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (3.44%) A+ Certification
4 10 (2.87%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.87%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.58%) MCP
6 8 (2.29%) RHCE
7 7 (2.01%) SAFe Agilist
8 6 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (1.72%) Master's Degree
9 4 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.15%) MCSE
10 3 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.86%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.86%) MCSA
10 3 (0.86%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.57%) CISSP
11 2 (0.57%) MCITP
11 2 (0.57%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (3.15%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (2.58%) QA
3 9 (2.58%) SLA
4 5 (1.43%) PMO
5 4 (1.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.57%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.29%) GDPR
7 1 (0.29%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.29%) NIST
7 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 90 (25.79%) Docker
2 87 (24.93%) Active Directory
3 19 (5.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (4.58%) vSphere
5 11 (3.15%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (2.29%) XenApp
6 8 (2.29%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.72%) BitLocker
8 4 (1.15%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 88 (25.21%) Kubernetes
2 31 (8.88%) Terraform
3 28 (8.02%) Ansible
4 17 (4.87%) Microsoft Intune
5 12 (3.44%) SCCM
6 9 (2.58%) Puppet
7 7 (2.01%) Jamf Pro
8 4 (1.15%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 4 (1.15%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.86%) WSUS
10 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.57%) SCOM
11 1 (0.29%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.29%) Istio
11 1 (0.29%) MaaS360
11 1 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 135 (38.68%) Microsoft
2 41 (11.75%) VMware
3 39 (11.17%) Cisco
4 13 (3.72%) Guidewire
5 12 (3.44%) Red Hat
6 10 (2.87%) Apple
7 9 (2.58%) Aruba
8 8 (2.29%) F5
9 7 (2.01%) Hyland
10 6 (1.72%) Dell
11 5 (1.43%) Oracle
12 4 (1.15%) BT
12 4 (1.15%) Databricks
12 4 (1.15%) IBM
13 3 (0.86%) Google
13 3 (0.86%) Sophos
14 2 (0.57%) Acme Packet
14 2 (0.57%) GENBAND
14 2 (0.57%) Sonus
14 2 (0.57%) Veeam