Period
to 31 October 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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > Wales
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 12 20
Rank change year-on-year +9 +8 +5
Permanent jobs citing Azure 194 228 199
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 26.43% 12.01% 9.80%
As % of the Cloud Services category 55.11% 48.51% 40.20%
Number of salaries quoted 209 221 189
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 352 470 495
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 47.96% 24.76% 24.37%
Number of salaries quoted 317 391 424
Median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,000 £24,098
90th Percentile £57,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +8 155 £47,500 +5.56% 27
West Wales +6 21 £40,000 +23.08% 6
Mid Wales +6 11 £40,500 -
North Wales +5 2 £60,000 +33.33% 5
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 93 (47.94%) DevOps
2 82 (42.27%) Microsoft
3 73 (37.63%) SQL
4 62 (31.96%) Windows
5 56 (28.87%) AWS
6 51 (26.29%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (24.23%) C#
8 43 (22.16%) Active Directory
9 42 (21.65%) SQL Server
10 39 (20.10%) VMware
11 36 (18.56%) .NET
11 36 (18.56%) ITIL
11 36 (18.56%) VMware Infrastructure
11 36 (18.56%) Office 365
12 33 (17.01%) Finance
13 32 (16.49%) Kubernetes
14 31 (15.98%) Problem-Solving
14 31 (15.98%) Linux
15 30 (15.46%) PowerShell
16 29 (14.95%) Mentoring
17 28 (14.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 28 (14.43%) Windows Server
18 27 (13.92%) JavaScript
18 27 (13.92%) Scrum
19 25 (12.89%) HTML
19 25 (12.89%) AngularJS
20 24 (12.37%) Docker
20 24 (12.37%) Windows Server 2016
20 24 (12.37%) CSS
20 24 (12.37%) SLA

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 15 (7.73%) Skype for Business
2 11 (5.67%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.64%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.12%) Apache
4 8 (4.12%) Apache Spark
4 8 (4.12%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (3.09%) OpenStack
6 5 (2.58%) CMS
6 5 (2.58%) IIS
7 3 (1.55%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.03%) Confluence
8 2 (1.03%) IBM Domino
8 2 (1.03%) WordPress
9 1 (0.52%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.52%) ArcSDE
9 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (5.15%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (4.12%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 56 (28.87%) AWS
2 36 (18.56%) Office 365
3 15 (7.73%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (7.22%) GCP
5 13 (6.70%) OpenShift
5 13 (6.70%) PaaS
6 9 (4.64%) Logic Apps
7 7 (3.61%) SaaS
8 6 (3.09%) IaaS
9 5 (2.58%) OneDrive
10 3 (1.55%) BrowserStack
10 3 (1.55%) Power Platform
11 2 (1.03%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.03%) GitHub
11 2 (1.03%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.52%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.34%) WAN
2 20 (10.31%) LAN
3 18 (9.28%) DNS
4 15 (7.73%) Skype
4 15 (7.73%) VPN
5 13 (6.70%) Firewall
5 13 (6.70%) TCP/IP
6 11 (5.67%) DHCP
7 10 (5.15%) Unified Communications
8 9 (4.64%) DMARC
9 8 (4.12%) DKIM
9 8 (4.12%) NetScaler
9 8 (4.12%) SAN
9 8 (4.12%) Wireshark
10 5 (2.58%) Wireless
11 3 (1.55%) Internet
11 3 (1.55%) Kerberos
11 3 (1.55%) VLAN
12 2 (1.03%) Intranet
12 2 (1.03%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (21.65%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.22%) Hadoop
3 13 (6.70%) Tableau
4 11 (5.67%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (5.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (5.15%) SQL Server 2017
6 9 (4.64%) Azure SQL Database
6 9 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (4.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (4.12%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (4.12%) Big Data
7 8 (4.12%) MySQL
7 8 (4.12%) Relational Database
8 7 (3.61%) Biml
8 7 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (3.09%) DB2
10 5 (2.58%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (2.06%) SQL Server 2019
12 3 (1.55%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 22 (11.34%) Visual Studio Team System
2 16 (8.25%) Selenium
3 15 (7.73%) Jenkins
4 13 (6.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (6.19%) Git (software)
6 11 (5.67%) SpecFlow
7 8 (4.12%) Metasploit
8 7 (3.61%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (3.09%) JIRA
10 4 (2.06%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.55%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.03%) GitLab
12 2 (1.03%) Jasmine
13 1 (0.52%) Artifactory
13 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.52%) Burp Suite
13 1 (0.52%) Postman
13 1 (0.52%) SonarQube
13 1 (0.52%) TestCafe
13 1 (0.52%) Travis CI
General
1 33 (17.01%) Finance
2 12 (6.19%) Advertising
3 10 (5.15%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.12%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.58%) Games
6 3 (1.55%) Retail
7 2 (1.03%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Marketing
8 1 (0.52%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.52%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 64 (32.99%) Developer
2 26 (13.40%) Analyst
3 24 (12.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (9.28%) .NET Developer
5 17 (8.76%) Azure Engineer
6 16 (8.25%) SQL Developer
7 15 (7.73%) Senior Developer
8 13 (6.70%) DevOps Engineer
8 13 (6.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (5.67%) Test Analyst
10 10 (5.15%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (5.15%) Senior Test Analyst
10 10 (5.15%) Software Developer
11 9 (4.64%) Administrator
11 9 (4.64%) Data Engineer
12 8 (4.12%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 8 (4.12%) Linux Engineer
12 8 (4.12%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (4.12%) Platform Engineer
12 8 (4.12%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (18.56%) .NET
2 25 (12.89%) AngularJS
2 25 (12.89%) HTML
3 24 (12.37%) CSS
4 14 (7.22%) WCF
4 14 (7.22%) Web Services
5 13 (6.70%) ASP.NET
6 12 (6.19%) ASP.NET Web API
6 12 (6.19%) jQuery
6 12 (6.19%) React
7 10 (5.15%) .NET Framework
8 8 (4.12%) ASP.NET Core
8 8 (4.12%) Entity Framework
8 8 (4.12%) JMS
8 8 (4.12%) JSON
9 7 (3.61%) CSS3
9 7 (3.61%) HTML5
9 7 (3.61%) REST
10 6 (3.09%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (2.58%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.76%) User Experience
2 8 (4.12%) Cyberthreat
2 8 (4.12%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.12%) Security Operations Centre
3 6 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.09%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.58%) Clustering
4 5 (2.58%) Replication
5 4 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.06%) PKI
6 2 (1.03%) Blog
6 2 (1.03%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.03%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.52%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.52%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.52%) CMDB
7 1 (0.52%) mPOS
7 1 (0.52%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.52%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 62 (31.96%) Windows
2 31 (15.98%) Linux
3 28 (14.43%) Windows Server
4 24 (12.37%) Windows Server 2016
5 16 (8.25%) Windows 10
5 16 (8.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (4.64%) CentOS
7 8 (4.12%) Kali Linux
8 6 (3.09%) Android
8 6 (3.09%) Apple iOS
8 6 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (3.09%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (47.94%) DevOps
2 51 (26.29%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (18.56%) ITIL
4 31 (15.98%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (14.95%) Mentoring
6 28 (14.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 27 (13.92%) Scrum
8 24 (12.37%) Test Automation
9 23 (11.86%) Infrastructure as Code
10 20 (10.31%) MVC
10 20 (10.31%) Process Improvement
11 17 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (8.25%) Customer Requirements
12 16 (8.25%) Cybersecurity
12 16 (8.25%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (8.25%) ETL
12 16 (8.25%) Fintech
12 16 (8.25%) Service Management
13 15 (7.73%) Creative Thinking
13 15 (7.73%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 73 (37.63%) SQL
2 47 (24.23%) C#
3 30 (15.46%) PowerShell
4 27 (13.92%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.67%) Bash Shell
5 11 (5.67%) Python
6 10 (5.15%) Java
7 9 (4.64%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.06%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.55%) C
10 2 (1.03%) Scala
10 2 (1.03%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.52%) C++
11 1 (0.52%) Go
11 1 (0.52%) Perl
11 1 (0.52%) PHP
11 1 (0.52%) Ruby
11 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (5.67%) Degree
2 8 (4.12%) CREST Certified
2 8 (4.12%) GCIA
2 8 (4.12%) GCIH
2 8 (4.12%) RHCE
2 8 (4.12%) SANS
3 4 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (2.06%) MCSA
3 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.03%) CCNA
4 2 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.03%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.52%) ISEB
5 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.37%) SLA
2 8 (4.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.06%) QA
5 3 (1.55%) GDPR
6 2 (1.03%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.52%) NCSC
System Software
1 43 (22.16%) Active Directory
2 36 (18.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (12.37%) Docker
4 20 (10.31%) Hyper-V
5 16 (8.25%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (5.67%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (5.67%) XenApp
7 10 (5.15%) XenDesktop
8 8 (4.12%) Snort
8 8 (4.12%) vSphere
9 6 (3.09%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (16.49%) Kubernetes
2 18 (9.28%) Ansible
3 15 (7.73%) SCVMM
4 11 (5.67%) SCCM
5 10 (5.15%) Puppet
6 9 (4.64%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (3.09%) Terraform
8 4 (2.06%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.03%) Kubeflow
9 2 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.52%) Mesos
10 1 (0.52%) MIIS
10 1 (0.52%) Salt
Vendors
1 82 (42.27%) Microsoft
2 39 (20.10%) VMware
3 12 (6.19%) Cisco
4 11 (5.67%) Red Hat
5 8 (4.12%) F5
5 8 (4.12%) Veeam
6 6 (3.09%) EnterpriseDB
6 6 (3.09%) Oracle
7 5 (2.58%) Dialogic
8 4 (2.06%) Citrix
8 4 (2.06%) MobileIron
8 4 (2.06%) RedGate
9 3 (1.55%) Fortinet
9 3 (1.55%) Google
10 2 (1.03%) FalconStor
11 1 (0.52%) Aerohive Networks
11 1 (0.52%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.52%) Dynatrace
11 1 (0.52%) Trend Micro
11 1 (0.52%) Xamarin