Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 17 28
Rank change year-on-year +12 +11 +46
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,091 800 738
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.57% 9.10% 7.40%
As % of the Cloud Services category 53.25% 43.15% 46.47%
Number of salaries quoted 978 664 668
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £43,875
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.96% -10.46%
10th Percentile £33,500 £33,250 £27,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £80,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 the West Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 2,049 1,854 1,588
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.36% 21.10% 15.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,704 1,491 1,324
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year - +8.91% +1.00%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Azure as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Azure in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Azure in the West Midlands

Azure
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019. 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 +9 533 £55,000 +4.76% 123
Coventry +33 122 £52,500 +10.53% 17
Solihull +16 92 £50,000 - 12
Staffordshire +7 81 £45,000 - 20
Shropshire +8 56 £55,000 -4.35% 10
Warwickshire +16 55 £52,500 +23.53% 8
Herefordshire +6 50 £47,500 -17.39% 3
Worcestershire -1 48 £50,000 -4.26% 15
Walsall +11 7 £55,000 - 3
Dudley - 6 £29,500 - 4
Wolverhampton +12 4 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Sutton Coldfield +4 4 £37,500 -6.25%
Halesowen - 1 £40,000 -
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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.

1 529 (48.49%) Microsoft
2 450 (41.25%) AWS
3 394 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
4 313 (28.69%) SQL
5 301 (27.59%) Office 365
5 301 (27.59%) DevOps
6 290 (26.58%) Windows
7 289 (26.49%) C#
8 281 (25.76%) .NET
9 253 (23.19%) Active Directory
10 216 (19.80%) VMware
11 203 (18.61%) SQL Server
12 195 (17.87%) ASP.NET
13 167 (15.31%) Windows Server
14 155 (14.21%) Scrum
15 135 (12.37%) Hyper-V
16 132 (12.10%) PaaS
17 126 (11.55%) Firewall
18 125 (11.46%) ITIL
18 125 (11.46%) VMware Infrastructure
19 124 (11.37%) JavaScript
20 120 (11.00%) Cisco
20 120 (11.00%) Data Centre
21 118 (10.82%) IaaS
21 118 (10.82%) Migration
21 118 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
22 117 (10.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 117 (10.72%) Presales
23 114 (10.45%) Citrix
24 107 (9.81%) Git (software)

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 63 (5.77%) MS Exchange
2 59 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 43 (3.94%) SAS
4 28 (2.57%) IIS
5 16 (1.47%) Skype for Business
6 15 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (1.19%) Confluence
9 12 (1.10%) Apache Spark
9 12 (1.10%) CMS
10 10 (0.92%) Umbraco
11 8 (0.73%) Apache
11 8 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.46%) Anypoint
12 5 (0.46%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.46%) EPiServer
12 5 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.18%) nginx
14 2 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 56 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.47%) S-PLUS
3 14 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.37%) Fireworks
4 4 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.37%) Moqups
4 4 (0.37%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 30 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.73%) Workfront
3 6 (0.55%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.18%) OpenCart
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.092%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 450 (41.25%) AWS
2 301 (27.59%) Office 365
3 132 (12.10%) PaaS
4 118 (10.82%) IaaS
5 97 (8.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 86 (7.88%) GCP
7 64 (5.87%) SaaS
8 63 (5.77%) Power Platform
9 57 (5.22%) Serverless
10 38 (3.48%) Dynamics 365
11 37 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
12 34 (3.12%) AWS CloudFormation
13 32 (2.93%) Amazon EC2
13 32 (2.93%) Amazon S3
14 30 (2.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 29 (2.66%) GitHub
16 27 (2.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 26 (2.38%) Azure Functions
18 22 (2.02%) IBM Cloud
19 21 (1.92%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 126 (11.55%) Firewall
2 87 (7.97%) DNS
3 59 (5.41%) LAN
4 56 (5.13%) DHCP
5 55 (5.04%) WAN
6 37 (3.39%) SAN
7 30 (2.75%) NAS
8 29 (2.66%) VPN
9 28 (2.57%) VLAN
10 27 (2.47%) Wireless
11 24 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
11 24 (2.20%) Unified Communications
12 21 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
12 21 (1.92%) iSCSI
13 20 (1.83%) Intrusion Detection
14 18 (1.65%) MPLS
14 18 (1.65%) Skype
15 17 (1.56%) FCoE
15 17 (1.56%) Spanning Tree
16 14 (1.28%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (18.61%) SQL Server
2 60 (5.50%) Azure SQL Database
3 57 (5.22%) Power BI
4 55 (5.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 45 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
6 42 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 40 (3.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 32 (2.93%) Amazon RDS
8 32 (2.93%) MySQL
9 30 (2.75%) Hadoop
9 30 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 28 (2.57%) MongoDB
11 24 (2.20%) NoSQL
12 23 (2.11%) Pentaho
13 21 (1.92%) Amazon Redshift
13 21 (1.92%) Relational Database
14 20 (1.83%) Big Data
15 10 (0.92%) Oracle Database
16 9 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
17 8 (0.73%) Redis
Development Applications
1 107 (9.81%) Git (software)
2 89 (8.16%) Jenkins
3 66 (6.05%) Visual Studio
4 57 (5.22%) Visual Studio Team System
5 35 (3.21%) JIRA
6 33 (3.02%) Maven
7 27 (2.47%) Bitbucket
8 22 (2.02%) Artifactory
9 21 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (1.19%) Selenium
11 12 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (1.10%) TeamCity
12 11 (1.01%) MSI
13 10 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
13 10 (0.92%) Subversion
14 9 (0.82%) GitLab
15 5 (0.46%) CircleCI
15 5 (0.46%) Codeship
15 5 (0.46%) JMeter
15 5 (0.46%) ReSharper
General
1 100 (9.17%) Finance
2 90 (8.25%) Public Sector
3 69 (6.32%) Retail
4 34 (3.12%) Marketing
5 12 (1.10%) Banking
6 8 (0.73%) Advertising
7 7 (0.64%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.55%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.37%) Automotive
9 4 (0.37%) Local Government
9 4 (0.37%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.27%) Back Office
10 3 (0.27%) Games
10 3 (0.27%) Legal
11 1 (0.092%) Law
11 1 (0.092%) Military
Job Titles
1 285 (26.12%) Developer
2 215 (19.71%) Architect
3 142 (13.02%) .NET Developer
4 107 (9.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 93 (8.52%) Solutions Architect
6 80 (7.33%) Senior Developer
7 70 (6.42%) Consultant
8 69 (6.32%) Cloud Architect
9 67 (6.14%) Cloud Engineer
10 63 (5.77%) Technical Architect
11 51 (4.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 47 (4.31%) Azure Engineer
13 46 (4.22%) Analyst
14 43 (3.94%) Senior .NET Developer
15 42 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
16 40 (3.67%) Software Engineer
17 37 (3.39%) C# Developer
18 35 (3.21%) Software Developer
19 34 (3.12%) Infrastructure Manager
20 33 (3.02%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (25.76%) .NET
2 195 (17.87%) ASP.NET
3 93 (8.52%) HTML
4 90 (8.25%) CSS
5 85 (7.79%) Web Services
6 79 (7.24%) AngularJS
7 73 (6.69%) .NET Core
8 57 (5.22%) .NET Framework
9 55 (5.04%) ASP.NET Web API
10 50 (4.58%) ASP.NET MVC
11 49 (4.49%) React
12 35 (3.21%) ASP.NET Core
12 35 (3.21%) jQuery
13 33 (3.02%) HTML5
14 29 (2.66%) JSON
15 26 (2.38%) Node.js
16 23 (2.11%) Sass
17 21 (1.92%) REST
18 18 (1.65%) Spring
19 16 (1.47%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 120 (11.00%) Data Centre
2 94 (8.62%) Greenfield Project
3 91 (8.34%) Public Cloud
4 68 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (5.68%) Hybrid Cloud
6 47 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
7 40 (3.67%) Private Cloud
8 35 (3.21%) Clustering
9 26 (2.38%) User Experience
10 21 (1.92%) Mobile App
11 13 (1.19%) Cloud Native
12 12 (1.10%) Management Information System
12 12 (1.10%) Replication
13 9 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
14 8 (0.73%) NHS
15 7 (0.64%) BYOD
15 7 (0.64%) Driving Licence
15 7 (0.64%) Virtual Team
16 5 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
16 5 (0.46%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 290 (26.58%) Windows
2 167 (15.31%) Windows Server
3 106 (9.72%) Linux
4 48 (4.40%) Windows 10
5 41 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (2.84%) Unix
7 26 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (1.28%) CentOS
10 12 (1.10%) Apple iOS
11 11 (1.01%) Android
11 11 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.73%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.64%) Data ONTAP
14 5 (0.46%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.18%) Debian
15 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.092%) SUSE
16 1 (0.092%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.092%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (27.59%) DevOps
3 155 (14.21%) Scrum
4 125 (11.46%) ITIL
5 118 (10.82%) Migration
5 118 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
6 117 (10.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 117 (10.72%) Presales
7 101 (9.26%) Software Engineering
8 84 (7.70%) Business Intelligence
9 82 (7.52%) MVC
10 79 (7.24%) Project Delivery
11 77 (7.06%) Mentoring
12 70 (6.42%) Continuous Integration
13 63 (5.77%) Test Automation
14 62 (5.68%) Project Management
15 59 (5.41%) Service Delivery
15 59 (5.41%) TDD
16 58 (5.32%) Analytics
17 56 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 313 (28.69%) SQL
2 289 (26.49%) C#
3 124 (11.37%) JavaScript
4 102 (9.35%) PowerShell
5 91 (8.34%) Java
6 78 (7.15%) Python
7 38 (3.48%) Bash Shell
8 31 (2.84%) T-SQL
9 17 (1.56%) PL/SQL
10 14 (1.28%) Scala
11 11 (1.01%) Go
12 9 (0.82%) C
13 8 (0.73%) Perl
13 8 (0.73%) Ruby
13 8 (0.73%) TypeScript
14 7 (0.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 7 (0.64%) PHP
15 6 (0.55%) Groovy
16 4 (0.37%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 68 (6.23%) Degree
2 64 (5.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (2.84%) MCSE
4 30 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (2.75%) Security Cleared
5 27 (2.47%) MCSA
6 23 (2.11%) HND
7 22 (2.02%) CCNP
7 22 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
7 22 (2.02%) SC Cleared
8 17 (1.56%) CCNA
9 10 (0.92%) MCITP
10 9 (0.82%) CISSP
11 8 (0.73%) CISM
11 8 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.64%) CCIE
12 7 (0.64%) MCP
13 6 (0.55%) DV Cleared
14 5 (0.46%) CCDP
15 4 (0.37%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.22%) SLA
2 41 (3.76%) QA
3 23 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.82%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.64%) COBIT
7 5 (0.46%) GDPR
8 4 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.092%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.092%) NIST
10 1 (0.092%) PMO
System Software
1 253 (23.19%) Active Directory
2 135 (12.37%) Hyper-V
3 125 (11.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 95 (8.71%) Docker
5 54 (4.95%) XenApp
6 46 (4.22%) Virtual Machines
7 38 (3.48%) vSphere
8 20 (1.83%) XenDesktop
9 19 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.64%) DFS Replication
12 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 5 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 4 (0.37%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.27%) Firmware
16 2 (0.18%) Terminal Services
17 1 (0.092%) KVM
17 1 (0.092%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 65 (5.96%) Terraform
2 63 (5.77%) Ansible
3 61 (5.59%) Kubernetes
4 58 (5.32%) SCCM
5 49 (4.49%) Microsoft Intune
6 47 (4.31%) Puppet
7 26 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (2.11%) SCOM
9 15 (1.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 14 (1.28%) WSUS
11 13 (1.19%) Backup Exec
11 13 (1.19%) NetBackup
11 13 (1.19%) SCVMM
12 12 (1.10%) AirWatch
13 10 (0.92%) Kibana
14 9 (0.82%) FortiGate
14 9 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
15 8 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
15 8 (0.73%) Salt
16 7 (0.64%) Packer
Vendors
1 529 (48.49%) Microsoft
2 216 (19.80%) VMware
3 120 (11.00%) Cisco
4 114 (10.45%) Citrix
5 77 (7.06%) Google
6 51 (4.67%) Oracle
7 37 (3.39%) NetApp
8 32 (2.93%) IBM
9 31 (2.84%) CheckPoint
9 31 (2.84%) HP
10 30 (2.75%) Meraki
11 29 (2.66%) Dell
12 25 (2.29%) Veeam
13 24 (2.20%) Cloudera
14 20 (1.83%) Ivanti
15 19 (1.74%) SAP
16 17 (1.56%) Dell Compellent
16 17 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
16 17 (1.56%) ServiceNow
17 13 (1.19%) Avaya