Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 10 17
Rank change year-on-year +8 +7 +9
Permanent jobs citing Azure 238 265 221
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 24.95% 14.14% 11.56%
As % of the Cloud Services category 57.77% 52.89% 43.76%
Number of salaries quoted 256 244 201
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -2.30% +8.75%
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +9.52%

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 412 501 505
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 43.19% 26.73% 26.43%
Number of salaries quoted 352 422 430
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,075 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +6.80%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +7 188 £47,500 +6.74% 29
West Wales +21 29 £40,000 -4.76% 11
Mid Wales +3 11 - - 1
North Wales +3 5 £37,500 -21.05% 3
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 117 (49.16%) DevOps
2 112 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 86 (36.13%) SQL
3 86 (36.13%) Windows
4 74 (31.09%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (24.79%) .NET
6 58 (24.37%) C#
7 53 (22.27%) SQL Server
8 48 (20.17%) Office 365
9 46 (19.33%) Windows Server
10 43 (18.07%) Active Directory
11 39 (16.39%) AWS
12 38 (15.97%) Scrum
13 34 (14.29%) VMware
14 33 (13.87%) PowerShell
15 32 (13.45%) Kubernetes
15 32 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (13.45%) JavaScript
16 31 (13.03%) Docker
17 30 (12.61%) AngularJS
18 29 (12.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 28 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
19 28 (11.76%) Finance
20 27 (11.34%) HTML
20 27 (11.34%) ITIL
20 27 (11.34%) ASP.NET
20 27 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
20 27 (11.34%) Visual Studio Team System
21 26 (10.92%) Process Improvement
21 26 (10.92%) CSS

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 12 (5.04%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.78%) Confluence
2 9 (3.78%) IIS
3 8 (3.36%) Apache
3 8 (3.36%) Apache Spark
3 8 (3.36%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (3.36%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.36%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (2.94%) FileNet
4 7 (2.94%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.52%) CMS
6 5 (2.10%) LiveCycle
7 3 (1.26%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.84%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.84%) WordPress
9 1 (0.42%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.42%) ArcSDE
9 1 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 48 (20.17%) Office 365
2 39 (16.39%) AWS
3 19 (7.98%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (5.88%) PaaS
5 13 (5.46%) OpenShift
6 8 (3.36%) IaaS
6 8 (3.36%) OneDrive
7 7 (2.94%) GCP
8 6 (2.52%) BrowserStack
8 6 (2.52%) Power Platform
9 4 (1.68%) PowerApps
9 4 (1.68%) SaaS
10 2 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.84%) GitHub
11 1 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.42%) Logic Apps
11 1 (0.42%) Power Automate
11 1 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.72%) LAN
1 16 (6.72%) WAN
2 14 (5.88%) Firewall
2 14 (5.88%) SAN
3 12 (5.04%) DNS
4 10 (4.20%) DHCP
5 8 (3.36%) NetScaler
5 8 (3.36%) VPN
6 6 (2.52%) Skype
6 6 (2.52%) TCP/IP
6 6 (2.52%) Unified Communications
7 5 (2.10%) NAS
7 5 (2.10%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.26%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.26%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (0.84%) Intranet
9 2 (0.84%) Network Security
9 2 (0.84%) SSL
9 2 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (22.27%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.30%) Azure SQL Database
3 12 (5.04%) Relational Database
3 12 (5.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (5.04%) SQL Server 2017
3 12 (5.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (5.04%) Tableau
4 11 (4.62%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.36%) Big Data
5 8 (3.36%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.94%) Biml
6 7 (2.94%) MySQL
6 7 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.68%) Power BI
8 4 (1.68%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.68%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (1.68%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 27 (11.34%) Visual Studio Team System
2 24 (10.08%) Git (software)
2 24 (10.08%) Jenkins
3 20 (8.40%) Selenium
4 19 (7.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (6.72%) SpecFlow
6 13 (5.46%) JIRA
7 8 (3.36%) Bitbucket
7 8 (3.36%) Maven
8 5 (2.10%) Artifactory
9 4 (1.68%) Postman
10 3 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (1.26%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.84%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.84%) GitLab
11 2 (0.84%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.84%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.42%) Travis CI
General
1 28 (11.76%) Finance
2 16 (6.72%) Advertising
3 8 (3.36%) Games
4 6 (2.52%) Marketing
5 5 (2.10%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.68%) Public Sector
7 3 (1.26%) Legal
7 3 (1.26%) Retail
7 3 (1.26%) Welsh Language
8 2 (0.84%) Housing Association
8 2 (0.84%) Law
9 1 (0.42%) Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Electronics
9 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 89 (37.39%) Developer
2 31 (13.03%) .NET Developer
3 27 (11.34%) Analyst
4 26 (10.92%) Azure Engineer
4 26 (10.92%) Senior Developer
5 25 (10.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 17 (7.14%) Platform Engineer
7 15 (6.30%) SQL Developer
8 14 (5.88%) Software Developer
9 13 (5.46%) Lead Developer
10 12 (5.04%) Senior Analyst
10 12 (5.04%) Senior Test Analyst
10 12 (5.04%) Test Analyst
11 10 (4.20%) Senior .NET Developer
11 10 (4.20%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (3.78%) Data Engineer
12 9 (3.78%) Java Developer
12 9 (3.78%) Lead .NET Developer
13 8 (3.36%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (3.36%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (24.79%) .NET
2 30 (12.61%) AngularJS
3 27 (11.34%) ASP.NET
3 27 (11.34%) HTML
4 26 (10.92%) CSS
5 23 (9.66%) ASP.NET Web API
6 18 (7.56%) React
7 17 (7.14%) .NET Core
8 16 (6.72%) WCF
9 15 (6.30%) JSON
10 11 (4.62%) .NET Framework
11 9 (3.78%) jQuery
11 9 (3.78%) Spring
12 8 (3.36%) Entity Framework
12 8 (3.36%) JMS
12 8 (3.36%) RESTful
13 7 (2.94%) CSS3
13 7 (2.94%) Django
13 7 (2.94%) REST
13 7 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.56%) User Experience
2 9 (3.78%) PKI
3 8 (3.36%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.52%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.10%) Device Driver
7 4 (1.68%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.26%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.84%) Blog
9 2 (0.84%) Clustering
9 2 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.84%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.84%) mPOS
9 2 (0.84%) Replication
9 2 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.84%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.42%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 86 (36.13%) Windows
2 46 (19.33%) Windows Server
3 23 (9.66%) Windows Server 2016
4 20 (8.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (7.56%) Linux
6 17 (7.14%) Windows 10
7 10 (4.20%) CentOS
8 8 (3.36%) Android
8 8 (3.36%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (2.10%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.26%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.26%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (49.16%) DevOps
2 74 (31.09%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (15.97%) Scrum
4 32 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (12.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 28 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
7 27 (11.34%) ITIL
8 26 (10.92%) Process Improvement
9 25 (10.50%) Infrastructure as Code
10 22 (9.24%) Test Automation
11 21 (8.82%) Migration
12 19 (7.98%) Microservices
12 19 (7.98%) MVC
13 18 (7.56%) BDD
13 18 (7.56%) Data Security
14 17 (7.14%) Service Management
15 16 (6.72%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (6.72%) Kanban
16 15 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
16 15 (6.30%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 86 (36.13%) SQL
2 58 (24.37%) C#
3 33 (13.87%) PowerShell
4 32 (13.45%) JavaScript
5 19 (7.98%) Java
6 17 (7.14%) Python
7 15 (6.30%) TypeScript
8 13 (5.46%) T-SQL
9 8 (3.36%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.10%) C++
11 4 (1.68%) C
12 3 (1.26%) Ruby
13 2 (0.84%) VB
13 2 (0.84%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.42%) ES6
14 1 (0.42%) Go
14 1 (0.42%) Perl
14 1 (0.42%) PHP
14 1 (0.42%) Scala
14 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (5.04%) Degree
2 11 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (3.36%) RHCE
4 7 (2.94%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.52%) MCSA
6 5 (2.10%) MCSD
6 5 (2.10%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.84%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.42%) ISEB
10 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.30%) SLA
2 9 (3.78%) QA
3 6 (2.52%) GDPR
4 4 (1.68%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.84%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.42%) NIST
System Software
1 43 (18.07%) Active Directory
2 31 (13.03%) Docker
3 27 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (7.56%) Hyper-V
5 10 (4.20%) vSphere
5 10 (4.20%) XenDesktop
6 8 (3.36%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (3.36%) XenApp
7 7 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.10%) BitLocker
8 5 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 32 (13.45%) Kubernetes
2 15 (6.30%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (5.04%) Ansible
4 9 (3.78%) Puppet
5 7 (2.94%) SCCM
6 6 (2.52%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.68%) AirWatch
7 4 (1.68%) Terraform
8 3 (1.26%) Jamf Pro
8 3 (1.26%) MIIS
9 2 (0.84%) Nessus
9 2 (0.84%) OpenVAS
10 1 (0.42%) Mesos
10 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 112 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 34 (14.29%) VMware
3 17 (7.14%) Oracle
4 16 (6.72%) EnterpriseDB
5 11 (4.62%) Red Hat
6 9 (3.78%) Cisco
7 8 (3.36%) F5
8 7 (2.94%) Adobe
8 7 (2.94%) IBM
8 7 (2.94%) Veeam
9 6 (2.52%) Citrix
10 5 (2.10%) ILOG
10 5 (2.10%) Kofax
11 4 (1.68%) FalconStor
11 4 (1.68%) MobileIron
11 4 (1.68%) RedGate
12 3 (1.26%) Apple
12 3 (1.26%) Dell
13 2 (0.84%) Civica
13 2 (0.84%) SonicWALL