Period
to 3 July 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 3 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > West Midlands
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 7 20
Rank change year-on-year +3 +13 +13
Permanent jobs citing Azure 832 1,185 811
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.63% 14.93% 8.41%
As % of the Cloud Services category 62.28% 56.13% 42.06%
Number of salaries quoted 729 1,042 754
Median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,100 £33,400
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +10.00%

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 1,336 2,111 1,928
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.13% 26.59% 19.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,087 1,651 1,525
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £31,050 £27,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +1 339 £55,000 -4.35% 42
Solihull +4 121 £49,000 -10.91% 7
Warwickshire +17 92 £47,000 -6.00% 13
Staffordshire +7 59 £47,500 +5.56% 26
Coventry +2 53 £48,750 -11.36% 20
Herefordshire +9 35 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Worcestershire +5 28 £42,500 +9.68% 4
Shropshire -2 23 £53,750 +4.88% 6
Walsall +8 19 £50,000 +8.70% 1
Sutton Coldfield +4 2 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Wolverhampton +4 2 £75,000 +172.73% 2
West Bromwich - 1 £42,500 - 1
Smethwick - 1 £25,500 -
Stourbridge - 1 £75,000 - 1
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 415 (49.88%) Microsoft
2 282 (33.89%) Agile Software Development
3 268 (32.21%) DevOps
4 247 (29.69%) AWS
5 234 (28.13%) Windows
6 232 (27.88%) SQL
7 211 (25.36%) .NET
8 195 (23.44%) Office 365
9 189 (22.72%) C#
10 180 (21.63%) VMware
11 169 (20.31%) SQL Server
12 148 (17.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 138 (16.59%) PowerShell
14 137 (16.47%) Active Directory
15 131 (15.75%) JavaScript
15 131 (15.75%) Hyper-V
16 119 (14.30%) Windows Server
17 111 (13.34%) Finance
17 111 (13.34%) Problem-Solving
18 107 (12.86%) Power Platform
19 101 (12.14%) Git (software)
20 98 (11.78%) ASP.NET
21 96 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
22 94 (11.30%) Power BI
23 92 (11.06%) HTML
23 92 (11.06%) Software Engineering
24 90 (10.82%) CSS
24 90 (10.82%) Firewall
25 87 (10.46%) Microservices
26 86 (10.34%) Python

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 55 (6.61%) MS Exchange
2 39 (4.69%) SharePoint
3 36 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (2.52%) IIS
5 19 (2.28%) Confluence
6 15 (1.80%) SAS
7 12 (1.44%) Skype for Business
8 11 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (0.84%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.72%) Anypoint
12 4 (0.48%) CMS
12 4 (0.48%) WordPress
13 2 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.24%) Sitefinity
13 2 (0.24%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.12%) Kentico
Applications
1 15 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.36%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.24%) Magento
5 2 (0.24%) OpenCart
5 2 (0.24%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 247 (29.69%) AWS
2 195 (23.44%) Office 365
3 107 (12.86%) Power Platform
4 84 (10.10%) PaaS
5 75 (9.01%) GCP
6 73 (8.77%) IaaS
7 67 (8.05%) SaaS
8 49 (5.89%) Serverless
9 35 (4.21%) Azure Active Directory
10 23 (2.76%) AWS Lambda
10 23 (2.76%) GitHub
11 19 (2.28%) Dynamics 365
12 18 (2.16%) Amazon S3
12 18 (2.16%) Azure Data Factory
13 17 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
14 16 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
14 16 (1.92%) PowerApps
15 15 (1.80%) CloudFront
16 14 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
16 14 (1.68%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 90 (10.82%) Firewall
2 46 (5.53%) DHCP
3 42 (5.05%) DNS
4 39 (4.69%) VPN
5 38 (4.57%) TCP/IP
6 33 (3.97%) SAN
7 24 (2.88%) iSCSI
8 18 (2.16%) VLAN
9 14 (1.68%) LAN
9 14 (1.68%) Skype
9 14 (1.68%) WAN
10 13 (1.56%) Network Security
11 11 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
12 9 (1.08%) Internet
13 6 (0.72%) Broadband
14 5 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
14 5 (0.60%) SNMP
14 5 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (0.48%) Unified Communications
15 4 (0.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (20.31%) SQL Server
2 94 (11.30%) Power BI
3 50 (6.01%) Big Data
4 48 (5.77%) Data Lake
5 47 (5.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 47 (5.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 43 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 41 (4.93%) MongoDB
8 40 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
9 36 (4.33%) NoSQL
10 31 (3.73%) Azure SQL Database
11 25 (3.00%) MySQL
12 19 (2.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 19 (2.28%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 18 (2.16%) Snowflake Schema
14 16 (1.92%) Hadoop
15 13 (1.56%) Relational Database
16 12 (1.44%) Cosmos DB
17 11 (1.32%) Redis
18 10 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 101 (12.14%) Git (software)
2 52 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 34 (4.09%) JIRA
3 34 (4.09%) Visual Studio
4 19 (2.28%) Selenium
5 18 (2.16%) GitLab
6 15 (1.80%) Maven
6 15 (1.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 14 (1.68%) NUnit
7 14 (1.68%) SpecFlow
7 14 (1.68%) Subversion
8 13 (1.56%) Bitbucket
8 13 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
9 12 (1.44%) Cypress.io
10 11 (1.32%) Moq
10 11 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (1.20%) MSTest
12 9 (1.08%) TeamCity
12 9 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 111 (13.34%) Finance
2 23 (2.76%) Retail
3 17 (2.04%) Games
4 16 (1.92%) Public Sector
5 12 (1.44%) Law
6 10 (1.20%) Digital Economy
6 10 (1.20%) Marketing
7 8 (0.96%) Banking
8 7 (0.84%) Legal
9 5 (0.60%) Automotive
9 5 (0.60%) Billing
10 4 (0.48%) Advertising
10 4 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.48%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.48%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.36%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 154 (18.51%) Developer
2 78 (9.38%) Architect
3 67 (8.05%) DevOps Engineer
4 64 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 54 (6.49%) Analyst
6 52 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
6 52 (6.25%) Senior Developer
7 51 (6.13%) .NET Developer
8 50 (6.01%) Cloud Engineer
9 42 (5.05%) Data Engineer
9 42 (5.05%) Software Engineer
10 37 (4.45%) Consultant
11 35 (4.21%) Infrastructure Support
12 32 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
13 27 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
14 24 (2.88%) Support Analyst
15 23 (2.76%) C# Developer
16 21 (2.52%) .NET Software Engineer
16 21 (2.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 20 (2.40%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (25.36%) .NET
2 98 (11.78%) ASP.NET
3 92 (11.06%) HTML
4 90 (10.82%) CSS
5 85 (10.22%) .NET Core
6 76 (9.13%) .NET Framework
7 63 (7.57%) AngularJS
7 63 (7.57%) ASP.NET Web API
8 54 (6.49%) React
9 42 (5.05%) jQuery
10 41 (4.93%) ASP.NET MVC
11 38 (4.57%) Node.js
12 37 (4.45%) Web Services
13 32 (3.85%) Entity Framework
13 32 (3.85%) JSON
14 30 (3.61%) HTML5
15 29 (3.49%) REST
16 19 (2.28%) WCF
17 16 (1.92%) LAMP
18 15 (1.80%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 72 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (6.61%) Public Cloud
3 47 (5.65%) Data Centre
4 42 (5.05%) Enterprise Storage
5 36 (4.33%) Management Information System
6 35 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
7 33 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
8 28 (3.37%) User Experience
9 20 (2.40%) Clustering
9 20 (2.40%) Driving Licence
10 19 (2.28%) Mobile App
11 15 (1.80%) Replication
12 13 (1.56%) Private Cloud
13 9 (1.08%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
15 7 (0.84%) Device Driver
15 7 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
16 6 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
17 5 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
18 4 (0.48%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 234 (28.13%) Windows
2 119 (14.30%) Windows Server
3 78 (9.38%) Linux
4 30 (3.61%) Windows 10
5 29 (3.49%) Unix
6 28 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (2.64%) Windows Server 2016
8 15 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (1.20%) AIX
11 9 (1.08%) CentOS
12 4 (0.48%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.24%) Android
13 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.24%) VMS
14 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.12%) MVS
14 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (33.89%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (32.21%) DevOps
3 111 (13.34%) Problem-Solving
4 96 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
5 92 (11.06%) Software Engineering
6 87 (10.46%) Microservices
7 86 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 85 (10.22%) TDD
9 66 (7.93%) Mentoring
9 66 (7.93%) MVC
10 64 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
11 62 (7.45%) ITIL
12 59 (7.09%) Process Improvement
13 55 (6.61%) Project Management
14 54 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
15 52 (6.25%) ETL
15 52 (6.25%) Line Management
16 50 (6.01%) Change Management
17 49 (5.89%) Analytics
17 49 (5.89%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 232 (27.88%) SQL
2 189 (22.72%) C#
3 138 (16.59%) PowerShell
4 131 (15.75%) JavaScript
5 86 (10.34%) Python
6 64 (7.69%) Java
7 45 (5.41%) T-SQL
8 41 (4.93%) Bash Shell
9 29 (3.49%) TypeScript
10 20 (2.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 19 (2.28%) C++
12 14 (1.68%) Perl
12 14 (1.68%) PHP
13 12 (1.44%) Go
14 10 (1.20%) ABAP
14 10 (1.20%) Ruby
15 9 (1.08%) R
15 9 (1.08%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.96%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 56 (6.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (5.29%) Degree
3 37 (4.45%) MCSA
4 35 (4.21%) MCSE
5 21 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 19 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (1.68%) CISSP
8 13 (1.56%) CCNA
9 11 (1.32%) Security Cleared
10 10 (1.20%) SC Cleared
11 8 (0.96%) AWS Certification
11 8 (0.96%) CCNP
11 8 (0.96%) CISM
12 7 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (0.84%) RHCE
13 5 (0.60%) SANS
14 3 (0.36%) CCA
14 3 (0.36%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.36%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 3 (0.36%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (6.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (2.88%) BS25999
2 24 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 21 (2.52%) Data Quality
3 21 (2.52%) GDPR
3 21 (2.52%) QA
4 17 (2.04%) SLA
5 10 (1.20%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.84%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.60%) NIST
8 4 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.24%) NCSC
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 148 (17.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 137 (16.47%) Active Directory
3 131 (15.75%) Hyper-V
4 76 (9.13%) Docker
5 47 (5.65%) XenApp
6 34 (4.09%) XenDesktop
7 27 (3.25%) vSphere
8 24 (2.88%) BitLocker
8 24 (2.88%) NFS
9 16 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
10 13 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (0.60%) HDFS
14 3 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.36%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
16 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 1 (0.12%) KVM
16 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 62 (7.45%) Kubernetes
2 53 (6.37%) Terraform
3 47 (5.65%) Ansible
4 42 (5.05%) SCCM
5 32 (3.85%) Backup Exec
6 25 (3.00%) Puppet
7 20 (2.40%) Microsoft Intune
8 19 (2.28%) SCOM
9 15 (1.80%) Microsoft Clustering
10 14 (1.68%) Docker Swarm
11 10 (1.20%) Consul
11 10 (1.20%) Packer
12 9 (1.08%) Data Guard
12 9 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
13 8 (0.96%) Grafana
13 8 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
14 7 (0.84%) Graphite
14 7 (0.84%) Prometheus
15 4 (0.48%) Rancher
15 4 (0.48%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 415 (49.88%) Microsoft
2 180 (21.63%) VMware
3 78 (9.38%) Citrix
4 48 (5.77%) Veeam
5 46 (5.53%) Cisco
6 39 (4.69%) Google
7 38 (4.57%) Dell
8 33 (3.97%) NetApp
8 33 (3.97%) Oracle
9 26 (3.13%) Sophos
10 23 (2.76%) EqualLogic
11 21 (2.52%) Databricks
12 14 (1.68%) HP
13 13 (1.56%) Red Hat
13 13 (1.56%) SAP
14 12 (1.44%) IBM
15 9 (1.08%) Dynatrace
15 9 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
16 8 (0.96%) Atlassian
16 8 (0.96%) Cloudera