Period
to 27 November 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 27 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > West Midlands
6 months to
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 5 15
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10 +17
Permanent jobs citing Azure 697 1,155 925
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.28% 15.92% 11.02%
As % of the Cloud Services category 56.99% 54.82% 50.88%
Number of salaries quoted 744 1,219 883
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76% +13.51%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £74,450 £77,500 £80,000
England 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 the West Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,223 2,107 1,818
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 40.85% 29.05% 21.66%
Number of salaries quoted 988 1,815 1,450
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.89% - +13.75%
10th Percentile £29,500 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure in the West Midlands

Azure
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Azure in the West Midlands

Azure
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 27 November 2020.

Salary histogram for Azure in the West Midlands

Azure
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 Azure within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 November 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
Birmingham +1 380 £50,000 -9.09% 100
Warwickshire +27 76 £45,000 -18.18% 12
Solihull +5 70 £52,500 +5.00% 9
Coventry +2 49 £44,000 -12.00% 21
Shropshire 0 33 £57,500 +4.55% 3
Worcestershire +7 32 £50,000 +29.03% 19
Staffordshire +7 25 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Herefordshire 0 5 £50,000 +2.56% 11
Walsall -4 4 £38,494 -30.01% 2
Dudley +18 3 £57,500 +76.92% 1
West Bromwich - 2 £40,000 -
Sutton Coldfield +9 1 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Wolverhampton -6 1 £35,000 -36.36% 6
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Azure.

1 302 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 299 (42.90%) Agile Software Development
3 275 (39.45%) DevOps
4 260 (37.30%) SQL
5 224 (32.14%) AWS
6 206 (29.56%) .NET
7 197 (28.26%) C#
8 142 (20.37%) Windows
9 135 (19.37%) JavaScript
10 134 (19.23%) SQL Server
11 118 (16.93%) Office 365
12 112 (16.07%) Terraform
13 110 (15.78%) PowerShell
14 101 (14.49%) Docker
15 94 (13.49%) Kubernetes
16 92 (13.20%) Git (software)
16 92 (13.20%) Active Directory
17 90 (12.91%) VMware
17 90 (12.91%) Microservices
18 86 (12.34%) AngularJS
19 83 (11.91%) Scrum
20 79 (11.33%) Windows Server
20 79 (11.33%) .NET Core
21 77 (11.05%) SDLC
21 77 (11.05%) Oracle
21 77 (11.05%) Linux
22 75 (10.76%) Ansible
23 74 (10.62%) Problem-Solving
23 74 (10.62%) VMware Infrastructure
24 70 (10.04%) Jenkins

Azure
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 39 (5.60%) SharePoint
2 28 (4.02%) IIS
3 22 (3.16%) CMS
4 20 (2.87%) MS Exchange
5 19 (2.73%) Umbraco
6 17 (2.44%) Confluence
7 12 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (1.72%) SAS
8 11 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.86%) Sitefinity
10 5 (0.72%) WordPress
11 4 (0.57%) Kentico
11 4 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (3.73%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.29%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (1.00%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.86%) Workfront
5 5 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.57%) Magento
7 3 (0.43%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.14%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 224 (32.14%) AWS
2 118 (16.93%) Office 365
3 65 (9.33%) GCP
4 57 (8.18%) Power Platform
5 56 (8.03%) PaaS
6 50 (7.17%) SaaS
7 47 (6.74%) GitHub
8 34 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
9 32 (4.59%) IaaS
10 30 (4.30%) Azure Data Factory
11 24 (3.44%) Dynamics 365
12 22 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
13 17 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
13 17 (2.44%) OpenShift
13 17 (2.44%) Serverless
14 12 (1.72%) Azure Stack
14 12 (1.72%) npm
14 12 (1.72%) PowerApps
15 11 (1.58%) AWS Lambda
16 10 (1.43%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 52 (7.46%) Firewall
2 27 (3.87%) DNS
3 22 (3.16%) WAN
4 20 (2.87%) LAN
5 18 (2.58%) SAN
6 17 (2.44%) DHCP
7 16 (2.30%) TCP/IP
8 15 (2.15%) VPN
9 13 (1.87%) Internet
9 13 (1.87%) Network Security
10 12 (1.72%) VLAN
11 10 (1.43%) AMQP
12 9 (1.29%) NAS
12 9 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (1.00%) HTTP
13 7 (1.00%) iSCSI
13 7 (1.00%) NetScaler
14 5 (0.72%) SMTP
14 5 (0.72%) SNMP
15 4 (0.57%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 44 (6.31%) NoSQL
3 43 (6.17%) Data Warehouse
3 43 (6.17%) Power BI
4 40 (5.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 36 (5.16%) MongoDB
6 35 (5.02%) Azure SQL Database
7 32 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 31 (4.45%) Data Lake
9 23 (3.30%) Redis
10 19 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 16 (2.30%) Pentaho
12 14 (2.01%) Big Data
12 14 (2.01%) Oracle Database
12 14 (2.01%) Relational Database
13 12 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
13 12 (1.72%) Hadoop
14 11 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (1.58%) MySQL
14 11 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 92 (13.20%) Git (software)
2 70 (10.04%) Jenkins
3 44 (6.31%) Visual Studio
4 32 (4.59%) JIRA
5 22 (3.16%) Bitbucket
6 20 (2.87%) Selenium
7 19 (2.73%) Octopus Deploy
7 19 (2.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 18 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (2.30%) Subversion
10 14 (2.01%) Artifactory
10 14 (2.01%) TeamCity
11 13 (1.87%) Maven
11 13 (1.87%) Visual Studio Team System
12 12 (1.72%) SpecFlow
13 11 (1.58%) NUnit
14 9 (1.29%) gulp
14 9 (1.29%) jspm
14 9 (1.29%) Moq
14 9 (1.29%) MSTest
General
1 59 (8.46%) Finance
2 43 (6.17%) Public Sector
3 28 (4.02%) Law
4 18 (2.58%) Retail
5 14 (2.01%) Marketing
6 11 (1.58%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.43%) Aerospace
7 10 (1.43%) Digital Economy
8 9 (1.29%) Banking
9 5 (0.72%) Games
10 4 (0.57%) Back Office
10 4 (0.57%) Publishing
11 3 (0.43%) Advertising
12 2 (0.29%) Automotive
12 2 (0.29%) Electronics
12 2 (0.29%) Legal
12 2 (0.29%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.14%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) Local Government
13 1 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 164 (23.53%) Developer
2 84 (12.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 81 (11.62%) Azure Engineer
4 75 (10.76%) Architect
5 45 (6.46%) Analyst
6 44 (6.31%) .NET Developer
7 42 (6.03%) Full Stack Developer
8 41 (5.88%) Data Engineer
9 38 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 37 (5.31%) Cloud Engineer
11 33 (4.73%) Software Developer
12 32 (4.59%) Senior Developer
13 30 (4.30%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 30 (4.30%) C# Developer
14 28 (4.02%) IT Engineer
15 25 (3.59%) Platform Engineer
16 24 (3.44%) Azure Architect
17 22 (3.16%) Lead DevOps
18 20 (2.87%) C# .NET Developer
19 19 (2.73%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (29.56%) .NET
2 86 (12.34%) AngularJS
3 79 (11.33%) .NET Core
4 68 (9.76%) .NET Framework
4 68 (9.76%) HTML
5 67 (9.61%) CSS
6 62 (8.90%) jQuery
7 56 (8.03%) ASP.NET
8 52 (7.46%) REST
9 51 (7.32%) React
10 34 (4.88%) Entity Framework
11 29 (4.16%) ASP.NET Web API
12 28 (4.02%) Node.js
13 23 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC
14 20 (2.87%) JSON
14 20 (2.87%) Kafka
14 20 (2.87%) WCF
15 18 (2.58%) Ajax
15 18 (2.58%) Vue.js
16 15 (2.15%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.16%) Greenfield Project
3 24 (3.44%) Public Cloud
4 22 (3.16%) Data Centre
4 22 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (3.01%) Private Cloud
6 19 (2.73%) User Experience
7 17 (2.44%) Cloud Native
8 15 (2.15%) Mobile App
9 14 (2.01%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.15%) Replication
11 7 (1.00%) Clustering
11 7 (1.00%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.86%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.86%) W3C
13 4 (0.57%) AS400
13 4 (0.57%) IBM Mainframe
13 4 (0.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 142 (20.37%) Windows
2 79 (11.33%) Windows Server
3 77 (11.05%) Linux
4 33 (4.73%) Unix
5 25 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (2.01%) Windows Server 2016
7 12 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.15%) AIX
8 8 (1.15%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.15%) CentOS
8 8 (1.15%) Windows Server 2019
9 7 (1.00%) Android
9 7 (1.00%) Windows 10
9 7 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.43%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.29%) Solaris
11 2 (0.29%) SUSE
12 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (42.90%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (39.45%) DevOps
3 90 (12.91%) Microservices
4 83 (11.91%) Scrum
5 77 (11.05%) SDLC
6 74 (10.62%) Problem-Solving
7 69 (9.90%) Business Intelligence
8 66 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
8 66 (9.47%) TDD
9 62 (8.90%) Software Engineering
10 61 (8.75%) MVC
11 59 (8.46%) Analytics
11 59 (8.46%) Migration
12 52 (7.46%) Infrastructure as Code
13 51 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 49 (7.03%) Test Automation
15 42 (6.03%) ITIL
16 41 (5.88%) Mentoring
17 39 (5.60%) Collaborative Working
18 36 (5.16%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 260 (37.30%) SQL
2 197 (28.26%) C#
3 135 (19.37%) JavaScript
4 110 (15.78%) PowerShell
5 67 (9.61%) Python
6 66 (9.47%) T-SQL
7 48 (6.89%) Java
8 34 (4.88%) Bash Shell
9 28 (4.02%) TypeScript
10 26 (3.73%) Go
11 21 (3.01%) Perl
12 17 (2.44%) C++
12 17 (2.44%) PHP
13 16 (2.30%) PL/SQL
14 11 (1.58%) R
15 8 (1.15%) ABAP
15 8 (1.15%) Ruby
15 8 (1.15%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.72%) VB
17 4 (0.57%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (7.03%) Degree
2 46 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (4.30%) MCSE
4 26 (3.73%) Security Cleared
5 24 (3.44%) SC Cleared
6 23 (3.30%) MCSA
7 11 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (1.15%) A+ Certification
10 7 (1.00%) HNC
10 7 (1.00%) MCDST
11 6 (0.86%) AWS Certification
12 5 (0.72%) CCNA
12 5 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.72%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.72%) RHCE
13 4 (0.57%) CISSP
13 4 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
14 3 (0.43%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.73%) QA
2 15 (2.15%) GDPR
3 9 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.29%) SLA
4 6 (0.86%) NIST
5 3 (0.43%) BS25999
5 3 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.29%) PMO
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 101 (14.49%) Docker
2 92 (13.20%) Active Directory
3 74 (10.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (8.03%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (2.15%) XenApp
7 12 (1.72%) vSphere
8 11 (1.58%) Virtual Servers
9 10 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (1.15%) XenDesktop
11 7 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.57%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.57%) NFS
13 3 (0.43%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.29%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 1 (0.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 112 (16.07%) Terraform
2 94 (13.49%) Kubernetes
3 75 (10.76%) Ansible
4 33 (4.73%) Puppet
5 22 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (3.01%) SCCM
7 20 (2.87%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (1.72%) SCOM
9 11 (1.58%) Backup Exec
9 11 (1.58%) WSUS
10 8 (1.15%) Data Guard
10 8 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
10 8 (1.15%) Packer
10 8 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (1.00%) Grafana
11 7 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (1.00%) MIIS
12 6 (0.86%) Graphite
12 6 (0.86%) NetBackup
12 6 (0.86%) Rancher
Vendors
1 302 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 90 (12.91%) VMware
3 77 (11.05%) Oracle
4 35 (5.02%) Red Hat
5 33 (4.73%) Google
6 32 (4.59%) Citrix
7 28 (4.02%) Cisco
8 20 (2.87%) Veeam
9 17 (2.44%) IBM
9 17 (2.44%) Talend
10 16 (2.30%) SAP
11 12 (1.72%) Cloudera
11 12 (1.72%) NetApp
11 12 (1.72%) SolarWinds
12 11 (1.58%) Dell
13 10 (1.43%) Databricks
13 10 (1.43%) EMC
14 8 (1.15%) Cadence
14 8 (1.15%) HP
15 7 (1.00%) Salesforce.com