Period
to 5 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for AWS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited AWS over the 6 months to 5 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 14 22
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8 +48
Permanent jobs citing AWS 484 650 692
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.86% 10.03% 8.66%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.75% 31.96% 36.42%
Number of salaries quoted 538 674 526
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.77% -3.64%
10th Percentile £32,350 £33,633 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

AWS 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 the West Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,744 2,034 1,900
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 39.15% 31.37% 23.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,438 1,778 1,440
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +4.65%
10th Percentile £30,105 £27,175 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £76,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing AWS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for AWS in the West Midlands

AWS
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing AWS in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for AWS in the West Midlands

AWS
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing AWS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 5 March 2021.

Salary histogram for AWS in the West Midlands

AWS
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing AWS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 5 March 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
Birmingham 0 247 £60,000 - 81
Coventry +2 47 £35,000 -30.00% 10
Worcestershire -3 47 £50,500 -3.81% 14
Shropshire +12 38 £60,000 -14.29% 6
Solihull +9 28 £50,000 -16.67% 5
Warwickshire -15 21 £45,000 -14.29% 5
Wednesbury - 14 £66,250 -
Staffordshire +12 10 £40,000 -5.88% 14
Wolverhampton -14 6 £36,000 -55.00%
Walsall +6 5 £39,247 -25.24% 2
Herefordshire - 1 £50,000 - 1
AWS
England

For the 6 months to 5 March 2021, IT jobs citing AWS 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for AWS.

1 299 (61.78%) Azure
2 217 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (39.88%) DevOps
4 141 (29.13%) Python
5 130 (26.86%) GCP
6 126 (26.03%) Terraform
7 125 (25.83%) Docker
7 125 (25.83%) JavaScript
8 115 (23.76%) Kubernetes
9 111 (22.93%) Microsoft
10 103 (21.28%) SQL
11 99 (20.45%) SaaS
12 94 (19.42%) Linux
12 94 (19.42%) Microservices
13 87 (17.98%) Git (software)
14 85 (17.56%) Windows
15 79 (16.32%) Ansible
15 79 (16.32%) Jenkins
16 74 (15.29%) Google
17 72 (14.88%) Oracle
18 71 (14.67%) Java
18 71 (14.67%) MongoDB
19 66 (13.64%) SQL Server
20 65 (13.43%) REST
21 63 (13.02%) Serverless
22 62 (12.81%) VMware
23 59 (12.19%) Node.js
24 58 (11.98%) Active Directory
25 55 (11.36%) Software Engineering
25 55 (11.36%) PowerShell

AWS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 29 (5.99%) Confluence
2 17 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (3.51%) IIS
3 15 (3.10%) SAS
4 13 (2.69%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.65%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.03%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.62%) Apache
7 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.41%) Apache Synapse
8 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.21%) CMS
9 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.21%) JBoss
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (4.13%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.03%) Chatbot
2 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.65%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.62%) Workfront
3 1 (0.21%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 299 (61.78%) Azure
2 130 (26.86%) GCP
3 99 (20.45%) SaaS
4 63 (13.02%) Serverless
5 49 (10.12%) AWS Lambda
6 44 (9.09%) PaaS
7 39 (8.06%) AWS CloudFormation
7 39 (8.06%) GitHub
8 36 (7.44%) Microsoft 365
9 29 (5.99%) IaaS
10 25 (5.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 18 (3.72%) Amazon EC2
11 18 (3.72%) OpenShift
12 16 (3.31%) Azure Active Directory
12 16 (3.31%) Power Platform
13 12 (2.48%) Amazon ECS
14 11 (2.27%) Amazon S3
15 9 (1.86%) npm
15 9 (1.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 6 (1.24%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.58%) Firewall
2 19 (3.93%) WAN
3 18 (3.72%) LAN
3 18 (3.72%) VPN
4 17 (3.51%) HTTP
5 13 (2.69%) DNS
6 12 (2.48%) Network Security
7 11 (2.27%) AMQP
7 11 (2.27%) VLAN
8 10 (2.07%) DHCP
8 10 (2.07%) VoIP
9 9 (1.86%) SAN
10 8 (1.65%) Internet
11 7 (1.45%) TCP/IP
11 7 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (1.24%) OpenVPN
13 5 (1.03%) SNMP
14 4 (0.83%) NAS
14 4 (0.83%) NetScaler
14 4 (0.83%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (14.67%) MongoDB
2 66 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 28 (5.79%) Pentaho
4 27 (5.58%) MySQL
5 26 (5.37%) NoSQL
6 24 (4.96%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
8 21 (4.34%) Big Data
9 18 (3.72%) Amazon Redshift
9 18 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (3.72%) Redis
9 18 (3.72%) Relational Database
10 17 (3.51%) Hadoop
11 16 (3.31%) Oracle Database
12 15 (3.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 14 (2.89%) Power BI
14 12 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (2.07%) Azure SQL Database
16 7 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 87 (17.98%) Git (software)
2 79 (16.32%) Jenkins
3 45 (9.30%) JIRA
4 26 (5.37%) Bitbucket
5 24 (4.96%) GitLab
6 22 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 14 (2.89%) Maven
7 14 (2.89%) Octopus Deploy
8 13 (2.69%) Artifactory
9 11 (2.27%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.03%) Jasmine
11 4 (0.83%) CircleCI
11 4 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.62%) Spinnaker
12 3 (0.62%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.41%) FishEye
13 2 (0.41%) JUnit
13 2 (0.41%) PHPUnit
13 2 (0.41%) Subversion
14 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
General
1 37 (7.64%) Public Sector
2 28 (5.79%) Finance
3 21 (4.34%) Retail
4 17 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.65%) Aerospace
6 6 (1.24%) Digital Economy
6 6 (1.24%) Marketing
7 4 (0.83%) Advertising
7 4 (0.83%) Banking
7 4 (0.83%) Publishing
8 3 (0.62%) Electronics
8 3 (0.62%) Games
8 3 (0.62%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.21%) Automotive
9 1 (0.21%) Law
9 1 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 104 (21.49%) Developer
2 72 (14.88%) DevOps Engineer
3 49 (10.12%) Architect
4 42 (8.68%) AWS Engineer
5 35 (7.23%) Azure Engineer
6 34 (7.02%) Data Engineer
7 29 (5.99%) Python Engineer
8 27 (5.58%) AWS DevOps
9 25 (5.17%) Software Engineer
10 24 (4.96%) Cloud Engineer
10 24 (4.96%) IT Engineer
11 23 (4.75%) Full Stack Developer
11 23 (4.75%) Principal Engineer
11 23 (4.75%) Senior Developer
12 22 (4.55%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 18 (3.72%) Backend Developer
14 16 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (3.31%) VMware Engineer
15 15 (3.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 15 (3.10%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (13.43%) REST
2 59 (12.19%) Node.js
3 47 (9.71%) React
4 45 (9.30%) AngularJS
5 44 (9.09%) .NET
5 44 (9.09%) HTML
6 43 (8.88%) Flask
7 34 (7.02%) Django
7 34 (7.02%) Kafka
8 32 (6.61%) CSS
8 32 (6.61%) Web Services
9 28 (5.79%) GraphQL
10 21 (4.34%) .NET Framework
10 21 (4.34%) Spring
11 20 (4.13%) HTML5
11 20 (4.13%) RESTful
12 18 (3.72%) .NET Core
12 18 (3.72%) Redux
13 17 (3.51%) Vue.js
14 16 (3.31%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.68%) Public Cloud
2 23 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.34%) Data Centre
4 20 (4.13%) Private Cloud
5 17 (3.51%) Cloud Native
6 16 (3.31%) Clustering
7 15 (3.10%) User Experience
8 9 (1.86%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.65%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.45%) Cybercrime
10 7 (1.45%) Replication
11 5 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.83%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.83%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.62%) Cyber Defence
13 3 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
13 3 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.62%) HP Storage
13 3 (0.62%) LPAR
13 3 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 94 (19.42%) Linux
2 85 (17.56%) Windows
3 50 (10.33%) Windows Server
4 20 (4.13%) Unix
5 12 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (2.48%) Ubuntu
6 11 (2.27%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (1.45%) Android
7 7 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.45%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (1.24%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.03%) CentOS
9 5 (1.03%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.62%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.41%) Solaris
11 2 (0.41%) SUSE
12 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (39.88%) DevOps
3 94 (19.42%) Microservices
4 55 (11.36%) Software Engineering
5 53 (10.95%) Infrastructure as Code
6 52 (10.74%) Mentoring
7 49 (10.12%) Problem-Solving
8 47 (9.71%) Fintech
8 47 (9.71%) Scrum
9 46 (9.50%) SDLC
10 45 (9.30%) TDD
11 40 (8.26%) Continuous Integration
12 37 (7.64%) Test Automation
13 36 (7.44%) Analytics
14 34 (7.02%) Continuous Improvement
15 32 (6.61%) Migration
16 31 (6.40%) Configuration Management
16 31 (6.40%) Data Engineering
16 31 (6.40%) Project Management
16 31 (6.40%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 141 (29.13%) Python
2 125 (25.83%) JavaScript
3 103 (21.28%) SQL
4 71 (14.67%) Java
5 55 (11.36%) PowerShell
6 41 (8.47%) Bash Shell
7 38 (7.85%) PHP
8 31 (6.40%) TypeScript
9 30 (6.20%) C#
10 23 (4.75%) ES6
11 21 (4.34%) Go
12 20 (4.13%) Perl
13 15 (3.10%) PL/SQL
14 12 (2.48%) ES7
14 12 (2.48%) ES8
15 11 (2.27%) C++
15 11 (2.27%) Shell Script
16 7 (1.45%) Ruby
17 3 (0.62%) C
18 2 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 52 (10.74%) Degree
2 45 (9.30%) Security Cleared
3 41 (8.47%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.45%) AWS Certification
7 6 (1.24%) MCSA
7 6 (1.24%) MCSE
8 5 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.83%) CCNP
9 4 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (0.83%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.62%) RHCE
11 2 (0.41%) CCNA
11 2 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.41%) NCDA
11 2 (0.41%) NCIE
12 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.07%) SLA
2 6 (1.24%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.62%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.62%) GDPR
4 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.41%) NIST
4 2 (0.41%) QA
5 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.21%) PMO
5 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 125 (25.83%) Docker
2 58 (11.98%) Active Directory
3 44 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (4.96%) Hyper-V
5 16 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (1.45%) XenApp
8 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.83%) LXC
10 3 (0.62%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.62%) vSphere
11 2 (0.41%) HDFS
11 2 (0.41%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.21%) Firmware
12 1 (0.21%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.21%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 126 (26.03%) Terraform
2 115 (23.76%) Kubernetes
3 79 (16.32%) Ansible
4 29 (5.99%) Puppet
5 27 (5.58%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (2.89%) Microsoft Clustering
7 11 (2.27%) Prometheus
8 9 (1.86%) Packer
9 7 (1.45%) Opsgenie
9 7 (1.45%) SCCM
10 6 (1.24%) Graylog
10 6 (1.24%) logstash
10 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (1.03%) CFEngine
11 5 (1.03%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.62%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.62%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.62%) SCOM
12 3 (0.62%) WSUS
12 3 (0.62%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 111 (22.93%) Microsoft
2 74 (15.29%) Google
3 72 (14.88%) Oracle
4 62 (12.81%) VMware
5 29 (5.99%) Red Hat
6 27 (5.58%) Cisco
7 20 (4.13%) Atlassian
8 19 (3.93%) Citrix
9 18 (3.72%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (3.51%) Talend
11 15 (3.10%) Cloudera
12 12 (2.48%) Splunk
13 8 (1.65%) HP
13 8 (1.65%) NetApp
13 8 (1.65%) ServiceNow
14 7 (1.45%) Dell
15 6 (1.24%) BroadSoft
15 6 (1.24%) IBM
15 6 (1.24%) SolarWinds
16 5 (1.03%) Apple