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

Microsoft Azure
UK > Wales
6 months to
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 13 28
Rank change year-on-year +6 +15 +8
Permanent jobs citing Azure 198 229 152
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 15.57% 13.12% 8.07%
As % of the Cloud Services category 48.89% 54.65% 36.98%
Number of salaries quoted 154 206 131
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £30,466
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £65,000
UK 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 Wales with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 405 419 411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 31.84% 24.01% 21.82%
Number of salaries quoted 331 355 323
Median annual salary £44,379 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.95% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,500 £24,140
90th Percentile £63,543 £57,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +7 159 £45,000 +5.26% 29
North Wales 0 17 - - 4
Mid Wales +6 8 £55,000 - 3
West Wales -17 8 £38,750 -3.13% 7
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 104 (52.53%) AWS
2 89 (44.95%) DevOps
3 76 (38.38%) SQL
4 74 (37.37%) Microsoft
5 70 (35.35%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (27.27%) Kubernetes
7 53 (26.77%) Windows
8 47 (23.74%) C#
9 46 (23.23%) Docker
10 43 (21.72%) Finance
11 42 (21.21%) Active Directory
12 41 (20.71%) SQL Server
12 41 (20.71%) .NET
13 40 (20.20%) Linux
14 37 (18.69%) Web Services
15 34 (17.17%) Git (software)
16 33 (16.67%) Test Automation
17 32 (16.16%) Scrum
18 30 (15.15%) Java
19 29 (14.65%) Office 365
20 28 (14.14%) PowerShell
20 28 (14.14%) VMware
21 27 (13.64%) Firewall
21 27 (13.64%) Bash Shell
21 27 (13.64%) GCP
22 24 (12.12%) Mentoring
22 24 (12.12%) Cybersecurity
23 22 (11.11%) JavaScript
23 22 (11.11%) IBM
23 22 (11.11%) DNS

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 18 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 17 (8.59%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.54%) Confluence
5 6 (3.03%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.02%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.52%) JBoss
7 3 (1.52%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.01%) IBM Domino
8 2 (1.01%) IIS
9 1 (0.51%) Moodle
Applications
1 6 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (7.07%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.51%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 104 (52.53%) AWS
2 29 (14.65%) Office 365
3 27 (13.64%) GCP
4 22 (11.11%) PaaS
4 22 (11.11%) SaaS
5 18 (9.09%) Logic Apps
6 16 (8.08%) IaaS
7 8 (4.04%) OpenShift
8 7 (3.54%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (3.54%) Power Platform
9 6 (3.03%) Azure Functions
9 6 (3.03%) Serverless
10 5 (2.53%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (2.02%) OneDrive
12 3 (1.52%) PowerApps
13 2 (1.01%) Amazon S3
13 2 (1.01%) BrowserStack
13 2 (1.01%) Firebase
13 2 (1.01%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 27 (13.64%) Firewall
2 22 (11.11%) DNS
3 18 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 16 (8.08%) DMARC
5 14 (7.07%) DKIM
5 14 (7.07%) Wireshark
6 10 (5.05%) DHCP
7 9 (4.55%) SAN
7 9 (4.55%) VPN
8 8 (4.04%) Network Security
9 6 (3.03%) Internet
9 6 (3.03%) LAN
9 6 (3.03%) WAN
10 4 (2.02%) Skype
11 3 (1.52%) Intranet
11 3 (1.52%) Wireless
12 2 (1.01%) Kerberos
12 2 (1.01%) Unified Communications
12 2 (1.01%) VLAN
13 1 (0.51%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (20.71%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.07%) SQL Server 2012
2 14 (7.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (6.57%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (6.57%) MongoDB
3 13 (6.57%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (6.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (4.55%) NoSQL
5 8 (4.04%) Azure SQL Database
5 8 (4.04%) DB2
5 8 (4.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (3.03%) Hadoop
6 6 (3.03%) MySQL
6 6 (3.03%) Power BI
7 5 (2.53%) Cosmos DB
8 4 (2.02%) Big Data
9 2 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (1.01%) PowerPivot
9 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 34 (17.17%) Git (software)
2 14 (7.07%) Metasploit
3 13 (6.57%) Jenkins
4 10 (5.05%) Cucumber
4 10 (5.05%) Visual Studio
5 8 (4.04%) JIRA
5 8 (4.04%) Selenium
6 6 (3.03%) Maven
6 6 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (2.53%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (2.53%) SonarQube
8 4 (2.02%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.01%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.01%) JMeter
10 2 (1.01%) MSBuild
10 2 (1.01%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.01%) Subversion
10 2 (1.01%) TestNG
General
1 43 (21.72%) Finance
2 20 (10.10%) Retail
3 14 (7.07%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.55%) Advertising
5 6 (3.03%) Public Sector
6 4 (2.02%) Banking
7 3 (1.52%) Games
7 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 78 (39.39%) Developer
2 25 (12.63%) Analyst
3 23 (11.62%) .NET Developer
4 18 (9.09%) Security Analyst
5 17 (8.59%) Software Developer
6 15 (7.58%) Senior Developer
7 13 (6.57%) DevOps Engineer
8 12 (6.06%) Azure Developer
8 12 (6.06%) Cloud Engineer
8 12 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (6.06%) Java Developer
8 12 (6.06%) Lead Developer
9 10 (5.05%) C# Developer
10 9 (4.55%) Administrator
11 8 (4.04%) Azure Engineer
11 8 (4.04%) Systems Administrator
12 7 (3.54%) Architect
12 7 (3.54%) Senior Java Developer
13 6 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 6 (3.03%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (20.71%) .NET
2 37 (18.69%) Web Services
3 19 (9.60%) Spring
4 18 (9.09%) AngularJS
5 17 (8.59%) REST
6 16 (8.08%) .NET Core
7 14 (7.07%) IBM Integration Bus
7 14 (7.07%) Play Framework
8 13 (6.57%) .NET Framework
8 13 (6.57%) HTML
8 13 (6.57%) SOAP
9 12 (6.06%) CSS
10 11 (5.56%) Java SE
11 8 (4.04%) Entity Framework
12 7 (3.54%) ASP.NET
12 7 (3.54%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (3.54%) JSON
12 7 (3.54%) React
13 6 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (2.53%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.58%) Security Operations Centre
2 14 (7.07%) Cyberthreat
3 11 (5.56%) Cloud Native
4 9 (4.55%) Public Cloud
5 8 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.04%) Clustering
6 6 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (2.53%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.53%) User Experience
8 3 (1.52%) CMDB
8 3 (1.52%) PKI
9 2 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.01%) Replication
10 1 (0.51%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 1 (0.51%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.51%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 53 (26.77%) Windows
2 40 (20.20%) Linux
3 18 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 14 (7.07%) Kali Linux
5 8 (4.04%) Unix
6 6 (3.03%) CentOS
6 6 (3.03%) Ubuntu
7 5 (2.53%) SUSE
7 5 (2.53%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (2.02%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.52%) Android
9 3 (1.52%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.51%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (44.95%) DevOps
2 70 (35.35%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 32 (16.16%) Scrum
5 24 (12.12%) Cybersecurity
5 24 (12.12%) Mentoring
6 22 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (9.09%) Analytics
8 18 (9.09%) Information Security
8 18 (9.09%) ITIL
8 18 (9.09%) Security Operations
9 17 (8.59%) Infrastructure as Code
9 17 (8.59%) Microservices
10 16 (8.08%) Fintech
10 16 (8.08%) SIEM
11 15 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 15 (7.58%) Penetration Testing
11 15 (7.58%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 76 (38.38%) SQL
2 47 (23.74%) C#
3 30 (15.15%) Java
4 28 (14.14%) PowerShell
5 27 (13.64%) Bash Shell
6 22 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 15 (7.58%) Scala
8 13 (6.57%) T-SQL
9 10 (5.05%) Python
10 4 (2.02%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.02%) TypeScript
10 4 (2.02%) XPath
11 3 (1.52%) C
11 3 (1.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (1.01%) Perl
12 2 (1.01%) PHP
13 1 (0.51%) Go
13 1 (0.51%) Java 8
13 1 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (9.60%) Degree
2 14 (7.07%) CREST Certified
2 14 (7.07%) GCIA
2 14 (7.07%) GCIH
2 14 (7.07%) SANS
3 8 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.03%) TOGAF Certification
5 5 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.53%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.53%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.02%) MCSA
7 2 (1.01%) CCNA
7 2 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.01%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.51%) HND
8 1 (0.51%) ISEB
8 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.51%) MCSE
8 1 (0.51%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 11 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (5.56%) SLA
3 5 (2.53%) QA
4 2 (1.01%) NCSC
4 2 (1.01%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.51%) GDPR
System Software
1 46 (23.23%) Docker
2 42 (21.21%) Active Directory
3 22 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (7.07%) Snort
5 4 (2.02%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.52%) XenApp
7 2 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.01%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 54 (27.27%) Kubernetes
2 17 (8.59%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (7.58%) Ansible
4 13 (6.57%) Terraform
5 9 (4.55%) SCCM
6 5 (2.53%) Puppet
7 3 (1.52%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.01%) Grafana
8 2 (1.01%) Kubeflow
8 2 (1.01%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.51%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.51%) Salt
Vendors
1 74 (37.37%) Microsoft
2 28 (14.14%) VMware
3 22 (11.11%) IBM
4 10 (5.05%) Tableau
5 8 (4.04%) Fortinet
5 8 (4.04%) Google
5 8 (4.04%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.03%) Atlassian
6 6 (3.03%) Cisco
6 6 (3.03%) Veeam
7 5 (2.53%) Oracle
8 4 (2.02%) Aerohive Networks
9 3 (1.52%) Citrix
9 3 (1.52%) Rapid7
9 3 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.52%) SAP
10 2 (1.01%) RedGate
10 2 (1.01%) Splunk
10 2 (1.01%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.01%) Trend Micro