Period
to 14 April 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 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > Wales
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 10 12
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2 +17
Permanent jobs citing Azure 258 254 246
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 22.03% 14.13% 13.88%
As % of the Cloud Services category 56.09% 49.71% 52.34%
Number of salaries quoted 219 203 205
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,092 £28,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £43,355 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.79% +2.01% +6.25%
75th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% -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 460 511 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 39.28% 28.44% 26.52%
Number of salaries quoted 381 425 404
10th Percentile £26,750 £29,343 £26,575
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,667 £62,125
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 14 April 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 14 April 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 +7 204 £47,500 +6.29% 57
West Wales +23 28 £38,000 -9.52% 7
Mid Wales -4 13 £42,500 - 1
North Wales -6 8 £35,000 -22.22% 12
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 14 April 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.

1 143 (55.43%) Microsoft
2 120 (46.51%) DevOps
3 95 (36.82%) Windows
4 93 (36.05%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (31.40%) SQL
6 79 (30.62%) .NET
7 72 (27.91%) C#
8 61 (23.64%) Microsoft 365
9 56 (21.71%) Scrum
10 54 (20.93%) Active Directory
11 51 (19.77%) Windows Server
12 48 (18.60%) AWS
12 48 (18.60%) SQL Server
13 36 (13.95%) VMware
13 36 (13.95%) JavaScript
14 34 (13.18%) ASP.NET
14 34 (13.18%) PowerShell
15 32 (12.40%) AngularJS
16 31 (12.02%) Git (software)
16 31 (12.02%) Finance
17 30 (11.63%) HTML
18 29 (11.24%) CSS
18 29 (11.24%) ASP.NET Web API
18 29 (11.24%) Azure Active Directory
18 29 (11.24%) .NET Core
19 28 (10.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 28 (10.85%) Java
19 28 (10.85%) Migration
20 27 (10.47%) Linux
20 27 (10.47%) Python

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 19 (7.36%) IIS
2 11 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.26%) WebSphere
3 10 (3.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 10 (3.88%) Confluence
3 10 (3.88%) FileNet
4 9 (3.49%) CMS
5 8 (3.10%) LiveCycle
6 6 (2.33%) Umbraco
7 5 (1.94%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.78%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.78%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.78%) WordPress
10 1 (0.39%) Apache
10 1 (0.39%) nginx
10 1 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 15 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 61 (23.64%) Microsoft 365
2 48 (18.60%) AWS
3 29 (11.24%) Azure Active Directory
4 23 (8.91%) PaaS
5 13 (5.04%) OpenShift
6 12 (4.65%) IaaS
6 12 (4.65%) Power Platform
7 11 (4.26%) BrowserStack
8 8 (3.10%) SaaS
9 7 (2.71%) GCP
9 7 (2.71%) OneDrive
10 6 (2.33%) PowerApps
11 4 (1.55%) Azure Data Factory
12 3 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (1.16%) Azure Stack
12 3 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.78%) GitHub
13 2 (0.78%) Serverless
14 1 (0.39%) Azure Functions
14 1 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.69%) Firewall
2 23 (8.91%) SAN
3 17 (6.59%) DNS
4 14 (5.43%) DHCP
5 12 (4.65%) LAN
5 12 (4.65%) WAN
6 9 (3.49%) Remote Desktop
7 8 (3.10%) TCP/IP
7 8 (3.10%) VoIP
8 7 (2.71%) VPN
9 6 (2.33%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (2.33%) Cisco ISE
9 6 (2.33%) NAS
9 6 (2.33%) SD-WAN
10 5 (1.94%) SSL
11 3 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.16%) FTP
11 3 (1.16%) HTTP
11 3 (1.16%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.36%) Azure SQL Database
3 13 (5.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (3.88%) MySQL
5 9 (3.49%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (3.49%) Power BI
5 9 (3.49%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.33%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.94%) SQL Server 2017
7 5 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.16%) Big Data
9 3 (1.16%) Data Lake
9 3 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.16%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.16%) Tableau
10 2 (0.78%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (12.02%) Git (software)
2 22 (8.53%) Visual Studio Team System
3 19 (7.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (6.98%) Jenkins
4 18 (6.98%) Selenium
5 14 (5.43%) JIRA
5 14 (5.43%) SpecFlow
6 11 (4.26%) Maven
7 10 (3.88%) Bitbucket
7 10 (3.88%) Postman
8 8 (3.10%) Artifactory
9 6 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (1.55%) Jasmine
10 4 (1.55%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.78%) Cypress.io
11 2 (0.78%) GitLab
11 2 (0.78%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.39%) NUnit
12 1 (0.39%) WebDriver
General
1 31 (12.02%) Finance
2 14 (5.43%) Games
3 12 (4.65%) Advertising
4 11 (4.26%) Marketing
5 10 (3.88%) Public Sector
6 9 (3.49%) Retail
7 5 (1.94%) Law
7 5 (1.94%) Legal
7 5 (1.94%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.55%) Electronics
8 4 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.78%) Housing Association
10 2 (0.78%) Welsh Language
11 1 (0.39%) Banking
11 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (36.05%) Developer
2 47 (18.22%) .NET Developer
3 30 (11.63%) Senior Developer
4 28 (10.85%) Analyst
5 27 (10.47%) Azure Engineer
6 26 (10.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 23 (8.91%) Lead Developer
8 16 (6.20%) Senior .NET Developer
9 15 (5.81%) Lead .NET Developer
10 13 (5.04%) Platform Engineer
11 12 (4.65%) Architect
12 11 (4.26%) Java Developer
12 11 (4.26%) Software Developer
13 9 (3.49%) Cloud Engineer
13 9 (3.49%) Senior Java Developer
14 8 (3.10%) Configuration Analyst
14 8 (3.10%) DevOps Engineer
14 8 (3.10%) Junior
14 8 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
15 7 (2.71%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (30.62%) .NET
2 34 (13.18%) ASP.NET
3 32 (12.40%) AngularJS
4 30 (11.63%) HTML
5 29 (11.24%) .NET Core
5 29 (11.24%) ASP.NET Web API
5 29 (11.24%) CSS
6 21 (8.14%) JSON
7 20 (7.75%) WCF
8 17 (6.59%) React
9 16 (6.20%) .NET Framework
10 13 (5.04%) Spring
11 12 (4.65%) RESTful
11 12 (4.65%) Spring Boot
12 11 (4.26%) REST
13 9 (3.49%) CSS3
13 9 (3.49%) HTML5
13 9 (3.49%) SOAP
14 8 (3.10%) Web Services
15 7 (2.71%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.26%) User Experience
2 9 (3.49%) PKI
3 6 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.94%) Algorithms
4 5 (1.94%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.55%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.55%) Wiki
6 3 (1.16%) CMDB
6 3 (1.16%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.16%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.78%) Blog
7 2 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.78%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.78%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.39%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.39%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 95 (36.82%) Windows
2 51 (19.77%) Windows Server
3 27 (10.47%) Linux
4 14 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (5.04%) Windows 10
6 12 (4.65%) Android
7 11 (4.26%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (3.10%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (2.33%) Apple iOS
9 6 (2.33%) Mac OS
9 6 (2.33%) Mac OS X
9 6 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.94%) CentOS
10 5 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.16%) Unix
11 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (46.51%) DevOps
2 93 (36.05%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (21.71%) Scrum
4 28 (10.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 28 (10.85%) Migration
5 24 (9.30%) Microservices
6 23 (8.91%) Kanban
7 22 (8.53%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (8.53%) Fintech
7 22 (8.53%) Infrastructure as Code
7 22 (8.53%) MVC
8 21 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (6.98%) Test Automation
10 17 (6.59%) BDD
10 17 (6.59%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (6.59%) Software Engineering
11 16 (6.20%) Data Security
11 16 (6.20%) Process Improvement
12 15 (5.81%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 81 (31.40%) SQL
2 72 (27.91%) C#
3 36 (13.95%) JavaScript
4 34 (13.18%) PowerShell
5 28 (10.85%) Java
6 27 (10.47%) Python
7 25 (9.69%) TypeScript
8 17 (6.59%) T-SQL
9 12 (4.65%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.94%) C++
10 5 (1.94%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.55%) PHP
12 3 (1.16%) Ruby
12 3 (1.16%) VB
13 2 (0.78%) C
13 2 (0.78%) ES6
13 2 (0.78%) Go
14 1 (0.39%) R
14 1 (0.39%) Scala
14 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (4.26%) Degree
3 10 (3.88%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.10%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.71%) MCSD
6 6 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (2.33%) MCSA
7 4 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.78%) CCNA
9 2 (0.78%) MCSE
10 1 (0.39%) CEH
10 1 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.39%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.39%) MCITP
10 1 (0.39%) MCP
10 1 (0.39%) MCTS
10 1 (0.39%) OSCP
10 1 (0.39%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.04%) QA
2 10 (3.88%) SLA
3 7 (2.71%) Data Quality
4 6 (2.33%) GDPR
5 4 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.78%) NIST
6 2 (0.78%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 54 (20.93%) Active Directory
2 26 (10.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.20%) Hyper-V
4 14 (5.43%) Docker
5 8 (3.10%) BitLocker
5 8 (3.10%) vSphere
6 4 (1.55%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (9.69%) Kubernetes
2 12 (4.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (3.10%) SCCM
4 7 (2.71%) Terraform
5 6 (2.33%) Jamf Pro
6 5 (1.94%) Ansible
7 4 (1.55%) MIIS
8 2 (0.78%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.78%) Nessus
8 2 (0.78%) OpenVAS
8 2 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.39%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.39%) Mesos
9 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.39%) Puppet
9 1 (0.39%) SCOM
9 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 143 (55.43%) Microsoft
2 36 (13.95%) VMware
3 17 (6.59%) Cisco
4 15 (5.81%) Oracle
5 13 (5.04%) EnterpriseDB
6 11 (4.26%) Veeam
7 10 (3.88%) Adobe
7 10 (3.88%) IBM
8 8 (3.10%) Citrix
8 8 (3.10%) ILOG
8 8 (3.10%) Kofax
8 8 (3.10%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.33%) Apple
10 4 (1.55%) Dell
10 4 (1.55%) FalconStor
10 4 (1.55%) SAP
10 4 (1.55%) SonicWALL
11 3 (1.16%) Avaya
11 3 (1.16%) Google
11 3 (1.16%) HP