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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 14 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 4 5 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,683 1,416 685
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.43% 21.84% 21.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 57.70% 56.44% 61.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,188 1,186 542
10th Percentile £36,955 £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -2.91%
75th Percentile £70,506 £70,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £64,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +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 the West Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 2,917 2,509 1,118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.68% 38.70% 34.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2,048 2,021 894
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £40,399 £39,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £82,970 £80,000 £70,875
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 14 August 2022.

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 14 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Birmingham 0 834 £57,500 -4.17% 110
Staffordshire +5 197 £47,500 +18.75% 15
Coventry +1 179 £46,500 -7.00% 23
Warwickshire -32 150 £60,000 +11.63% 15
Worcestershire -7 49 £42,500 -5.56% 19
Shropshire +5 40 £56,500 +2.73% 11
Solihull -4 30 £65,000 +30.00% 7
Herefordshire -9 24 £42,500 -5.56% 5
Wolverhampton +9 13 £55,000 +4.76% 10
West Bromwich -4 13 £60,000 +14.29% 3
Dudley +5 11 £41,250 -2.94%
Walsall -9 9 £36,628 -25.25% 1
Wednesbury - 2 £37,500 -
Bilston - 2 £45,000 -
Stourbridge - 1 £42,500 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £39,000 - 3
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, 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.

1 841 (49.97%) Microsoft
2 677 (40.23%) Agile
3 651 (38.68%) SQL
4 630 (37.43%) DevOps
5 609 (36.19%) AWS
6 454 (26.98%) SQL Server
7 451 (26.80%) .NET
8 425 (25.25%) Social Skills
9 408 (24.24%) C#
10 351 (20.86%) Azure DevOps
11 349 (20.74%) Windows
12 335 (19.90%) JavaScript
13 303 (18.00%) Microsoft 365
14 292 (17.35%) Terraform
15 286 (16.99%) Active Directory
16 265 (15.75%) .NET Core
17 251 (14.91%) Python
18 246 (14.62%) Git (software)
19 238 (14.14%) Analytics
20 234 (13.90%) VMware
21 229 (13.61%) HTML
22 226 (13.43%) CI/CD
23 222 (13.19%) React
24 221 (13.13%) .NET Framework
25 220 (13.07%) GCP
26 211 (12.54%) MVC
26 211 (12.54%) CSS
27 205 (12.18%) Finance
28 203 (12.06%) PowerShell
28 203 (12.06%) Windows Server

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
1 119 (7.07%) SharePoint
2 65 (3.86%) MS Exchange
3 47 (2.79%) IIS
4 28 (1.66%) Confluence
5 21 (1.25%) Apache
5 21 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
6 19 (1.13%) Apache Spark
7 15 (0.89%) Umbraco
8 14 (0.83%) CMS
8 14 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
10 5 (0.30%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.24%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.24%) SAS
12 3 (0.18%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.12%) JBoss
13 2 (0.12%) Kentico
13 2 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.059%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.059%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 90 (5.35%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 23 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.18%) Exstream
3 3 (0.18%) Magento
4 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.059%) assyst
5 1 (0.059%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.059%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.059%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.059%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.059%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.059%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 609 (36.19%) AWS
2 351 (20.86%) Azure DevOps
3 303 (18.00%) Microsoft 365
4 220 (13.07%) GCP
5 196 (11.65%) Power Platform
5 196 (11.65%) Serverless
6 165 (9.80%) Azure Functions
7 161 (9.57%) Azure Service Bus
8 132 (7.84%) SaaS
9 125 (7.43%) Azure Active Directory
10 94 (5.59%) PaaS
11 91 (5.41%) Dynamics 365
12 80 (4.75%) Azure Data Factory
13 70 (4.16%) IaaS
14 59 (3.51%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 50 (2.97%) Snowflake
16 46 (2.73%) GitHub
17 45 (2.67%) Azure Synapse Analytics
18 44 (2.61%) OneDrive
19 42 (2.50%) Matillion
Communications & Networking
1 174 (10.34%) Firewall
2 96 (5.70%) WAN
3 90 (5.35%) DNS
4 77 (4.58%) SAN
5 67 (3.98%) LAN
6 66 (3.92%) DHCP
7 46 (2.73%) VPN
8 45 (2.67%) TCP/IP
9 43 (2.55%) Cisco Nexus
10 40 (2.38%) SSL
11 38 (2.26%) Wireless
12 35 (2.08%) SD-WAN
12 35 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
13 34 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
13 34 (2.02%) Network Security
14 33 (1.96%) Internet
15 24 (1.43%) VLAN
16 23 (1.37%) HTTP
17 22 (1.31%) VoIP
18 18 (1.07%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 454 (26.98%) SQL Server
2 173 (10.28%) Data Warehouse
3 139 (8.26%) Data Lake
3 139 (8.26%) Power BI
4 78 (4.63%) Big Data
5 74 (4.40%) Azure SQL Database
6 54 (3.21%) NoSQL
7 52 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 50 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
8 50 (2.97%) MongoDB
9 43 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 36 (2.14%) Tableau
11 35 (2.08%) Relational Database
12 34 (2.02%) MySQL
12 34 (2.02%) Star Schema
13 33 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
13 33 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 21 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
14 21 (1.25%) Hadoop
15 19 (1.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 246 (14.62%) Git (software)
2 158 (9.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 93 (5.53%) JIRA
4 85 (5.05%) Jenkins
5 67 (3.98%) GitLab
6 31 (1.84%) Sonatype Nexus
7 20 (1.19%) CircleCI
8 19 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 17 (1.01%) Visual Studio
10 13 (0.77%) Subversion
11 12 (0.71%) TeamCity
12 11 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
12 11 (0.65%) Selenium
13 10 (0.59%) Maven
14 9 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
15 8 (0.48%) Bitbucket
15 8 (0.48%) JUnit
16 7 (0.42%) Ant
16 7 (0.42%) Cucumber
16 7 (0.42%) Gradle
General
1 425 (25.25%) Social Skills
2 205 (12.18%) Finance
3 141 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
4 84 (4.99%) Law
5 79 (4.69%) Public Sector
6 74 (4.40%) Manufacturing
7 58 (3.45%) Automotive
7 58 (3.45%) Retail
8 39 (2.32%) Banking
9 37 (2.20%) Games
10 35 (2.08%) Legal
10 35 (2.08%) Marketing
11 30 (1.78%) Presentation Skills
12 25 (1.49%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 24 (1.43%) Telecoms
14 21 (1.25%) Advertising
15 14 (0.83%) Influencing Skills
16 13 (0.77%) Multimedia
17 12 (0.71%) Local Government
18 10 (0.59%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 379 (22.52%) Developer
2 215 (12.77%) Architect
3 149 (8.85%) .NET Developer
4 134 (7.96%) Analyst
5 125 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 113 (6.71%) Solutions Architect
7 102 (6.06%) Data Engineer
8 100 (5.94%) DevOps Engineer
8 100 (5.94%) Senior Developer
9 98 (5.82%) Azure Engineer
10 77 (4.58%) IT Engineer
11 68 (4.04%) Software Developer
12 62 (3.68%) Cloud Engineer
12 62 (3.68%) Data Architect
12 62 (3.68%) Senior .NET Developer
13 55 (3.27%) Network Engineer
14 54 (3.21%) Full Stack Developer
15 52 (3.09%) Software Engineer
16 47 (2.79%) Consultant
17 45 (2.67%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 451 (26.80%) .NET
2 265 (15.75%) .NET Core
3 229 (13.61%) HTML
4 222 (13.19%) React
5 221 (13.13%) .NET Framework
6 211 (12.54%) CSS
7 183 (10.87%) jQuery
8 174 (10.34%) Entity Framework
9 149 (8.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 78 (4.63%) ASP.NET
11 77 (4.58%) AngularJS
12 64 (3.80%) RESTful
13 54 (3.21%) Spring
14 44 (2.61%) JSON
15 40 (2.38%) Node.js
15 40 (2.38%) XML
16 39 (2.32%) REST
17 32 (1.90%) ASP.NET MVC
17 32 (1.90%) SOAP
18 29 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 108 (6.42%) Public Cloud
2 96 (5.70%) Data Centre
3 86 (5.11%) Management Information System
4 77 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
5 64 (3.80%) Data Structures
6 48 (2.85%) Greenfield Project
7 47 (2.79%) Clustering
8 38 (2.26%) Cloud Native
8 38 (2.26%) Housing Association
9 37 (2.20%) Algorithms
9 37 (2.20%) IoT
10 33 (1.96%) User Experience
11 28 (1.66%) Embedded Systems
12 25 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
12 25 (1.49%) Legacy Systems
13 24 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
13 24 (1.43%) Mobile App
14 23 (1.37%) Life Science
14 23 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
15 21 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 349 (20.74%) Windows
2 203 (12.06%) Windows Server
3 193 (11.47%) Linux
4 162 (9.63%) Android
5 161 (9.57%) Apple iOS
6 50 (2.97%) Windows 10
7 34 (2.02%) Windows Server 2019
8 31 (1.84%) Windows Server 2016
9 27 (1.60%) Unix
10 25 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.83%) Windows 7
12 13 (0.77%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.30%) CentOS
14 5 (0.30%) Solaris
15 4 (0.24%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.24%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 677 (40.23%) Agile
2 630 (37.43%) DevOps
3 238 (14.14%) Analytics
4 226 (13.43%) CI/CD
5 211 (12.54%) MVC
6 194 (11.53%) ITIL
7 193 (11.47%) Problem-Solving
8 189 (11.23%) User Stories
9 187 (11.11%) Mentoring
10 180 (10.70%) Unit Testing
11 173 (10.28%) Product Roadmap
12 170 (10.10%) Process Improvement
13 160 (9.51%) Data Modelling
14 152 (9.03%) ETL
15 150 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
16 146 (8.67%) Dependency Injection
17 137 (8.14%) Coaching
18 136 (8.08%) Cybersecurity
19 135 (8.02%) Data Science
20 131 (7.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 651 (38.68%) SQL
2 408 (24.24%) C#
3 335 (19.90%) JavaScript
4 251 (14.91%) Python
5 203 (12.06%) PowerShell
6 169 (10.04%) Java
7 69 (4.10%) T-SQL
8 57 (3.39%) Bash
9 41 (2.44%) Go
10 27 (1.60%) TypeScript
11 19 (1.13%) Ruby
12 17 (1.01%) R
13 16 (0.95%) PHP
14 11 (0.65%) Scala
15 10 (0.59%) Kotlin
15 10 (0.59%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.48%) C
16 8 (0.48%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.36%) Bicep
17 6 (0.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 113 (6.71%) Degree
2 74 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
3 54 (3.21%) Security Cleared
4 45 (2.67%) CCNA
5 43 (2.55%) SC Cleared
6 34 (2.02%) MCSE
7 26 (1.54%) CCNP
7 26 (1.54%) CISSP
8 22 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
9 16 (0.95%) SANS
10 15 (0.89%) ISEB
10 15 (0.89%) TOGAF Certification
11 14 (0.83%) MCP
12 13 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (0.53%) MCSA
13 9 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (0.48%) CISM
14 8 (0.48%) HNC
14 8 (0.48%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.87%) QA
2 76 (4.52%) Data Quality
3 58 (3.45%) SLA
4 40 (2.38%) GDPR
5 27 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 22 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials
7 13 (0.77%) GRC
7 13 (0.77%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.53%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.48%) Accessibility
10 7 (0.42%) NIST
10 7 (0.42%) PMO
11 5 (0.30%) NCSC
12 4 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.059%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.059%) NIST 800
System Software
1 286 (16.99%) Active Directory
2 128 (7.61%) Docker
3 113 (6.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 57 (3.39%) Hyper-V
5 54 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (1.01%) vSphere
7 16 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.65%) NFS
8 11 (0.65%) XenApp
9 6 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.36%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (0.24%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.18%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.18%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 2 (0.12%) HDFS
13 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 292 (17.35%) Terraform
2 166 (9.86%) Kubernetes
3 123 (7.31%) Ansible
4 67 (3.98%) Microsoft Intune
5 66 (3.92%) SCCM
6 35 (2.08%) Puppet
7 32 (1.90%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 31 (1.84%) WSUS
9 19 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
10 18 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
11 16 (0.95%) vCenter Server
12 15 (0.89%) Grafana
12 15 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
13 12 (0.71%) CASB
13 12 (0.71%) Prometheus
14 11 (0.65%) Packer
14 11 (0.65%) Rancher
14 11 (0.65%) VxRail
15 10 (0.59%) FortiGate
15 10 (0.59%) Istio
Vendors
1 841 (49.97%) Microsoft
2 234 (13.90%) VMware
3 190 (11.29%) Cisco
4 149 (8.85%) Xamarin
5 75 (4.46%) Google
6 72 (4.28%) Oracle
7 58 (3.45%) Citrix
8 53 (3.15%) Databricks
9 49 (2.91%) SolarWinds
10 47 (2.79%) ServiceNow
11 35 (2.08%) IBM
12 31 (1.84%) F5
12 31 (1.84%) Palo Alto
13 30 (1.78%) Meraki
14 29 (1.72%) CheckPoint
15 28 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
16 26 (1.54%) Dell
17 25 (1.49%) MuleSoft
17 25 (1.49%) Red Hat
18 22 (1.31%) HP