Period
to 14 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 14 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 19 29
Rank change year-on-year +13 +10 +43
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,094 798 742
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.46% 9.03% 7.40%
As % of the Cloud Services category 53.31% 43.28% 46.70%
Number of salaries quoted 970 658 675
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £33,619 £32,500 £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 2,052 1,844 1,589
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.12% 20.88% 15.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,700 1,479 1,330
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 £25,700 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -0.99%

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 14 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 14 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 +10 544 £55,000 +4.76% 119
Coventry +35 119 £52,500 +10.53% 18
Solihull +14 92 £50,250 +0.50% 11
Staffordshire +5 82 £45,000 - 18
Shropshire +5 58 £55,000 -4.35% 13
Warwickshire +14 56 £52,500 +23.53% 8
Herefordshire +6 50 £47,500 -17.39% 3
Worcestershire 0 47 £51,000 -0.97% 11
Walsall +9 6 £55,000 - 3
Dudley - 6 £29,500 - 3
Wolverhampton +16 4 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Sutton Coldfield +3 3 £37,500 -6.25%
Halesowen - 1 £40,000 -
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 14 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.

1 538 (49.18%) Microsoft
2 450 (41.13%) AWS
3 398 (36.38%) Agile Software Development
4 313 (28.61%) SQL
5 302 (27.61%) Office 365
6 300 (27.42%) DevOps
7 290 (26.51%) Windows
8 288 (26.33%) C#
9 286 (26.14%) .NET
10 259 (23.67%) Active Directory
11 219 (20.02%) VMware
12 204 (18.65%) SQL Server
13 193 (17.64%) ASP.NET
14 169 (15.45%) Windows Server
15 158 (14.44%) Scrum
16 139 (12.71%) Hyper-V
17 133 (12.16%) PaaS
18 125 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
18 125 (11.43%) Firewall
18 125 (11.43%) ITIL
19 123 (11.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 121 (11.06%) JavaScript
21 120 (10.97%) Cisco
21 120 (10.97%) Problem-Solving
22 119 (10.88%) Citrix
22 119 (10.88%) Data Centre
23 118 (10.79%) IaaS
24 116 (10.60%) Presales
24 116 (10.60%) Migration
25 108 (9.87%) 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 64 (5.85%) MS Exchange
1 64 (5.85%) SharePoint
2 45 (4.11%) SAS
3 27 (2.47%) IIS
4 16 (1.46%) Skype for Business
5 15 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (1.28%) Confluence
6 14 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (1.19%) Apache Spark
8 10 (0.91%) CMS
9 8 (0.73%) Apache
9 8 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (0.73%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.46%) Anypoint
10 5 (0.46%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.37%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.18%) JBoss
12 2 (0.18%) nginx
Applications
1 56 (5.12%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.46%) 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
Business Applications
1 31 (2.83%) 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 (0.091%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 450 (41.13%) AWS
2 302 (27.61%) Office 365
3 133 (12.16%) PaaS
4 118 (10.79%) IaaS
5 99 (9.05%) Azure Active Directory
6 85 (7.77%) GCP
7 64 (5.85%) SaaS
8 63 (5.76%) Power Platform
9 61 (5.58%) Serverless
10 39 (3.56%) Dynamics 365
11 36 (3.29%) Cloud Computing
12 32 (2.93%) AWS CloudFormation
13 31 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
13 31 (2.83%) Amazon S3
13 31 (2.83%) GitHub
14 29 (2.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 27 (2.47%) Azure Functions
16 25 (2.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 21 (1.92%) IBM Cloud
18 20 (1.83%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 125 (11.43%) Firewall
2 88 (8.04%) DNS
3 57 (5.21%) DHCP
4 53 (4.84%) LAN
5 49 (4.48%) WAN
6 38 (3.47%) SAN
7 31 (2.83%) NAS
8 28 (2.56%) VLAN
9 25 (2.29%) Unified Communications
9 25 (2.29%) VPN
10 24 (2.19%) Cisco ASA
11 22 (2.01%) Intrusion Detection
11 22 (2.01%) Wireless
12 21 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
12 21 (1.92%) iSCSI
13 18 (1.65%) FCoE
13 18 (1.65%) MPLS
13 18 (1.65%) Skype
13 18 (1.65%) Spanning Tree
14 14 (1.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (18.65%) SQL Server
2 58 (5.30%) Azure SQL Database
2 58 (5.30%) Power BI
3 55 (5.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 46 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
5 42 (3.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 39 (3.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 32 (2.93%) Hadoop
7 32 (2.93%) MySQL
8 31 (2.83%) Amazon RDS
9 30 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 27 (2.47%) Relational Database
11 26 (2.38%) MongoDB
12 25 (2.29%) NoSQL
13 24 (2.19%) Pentaho
14 22 (2.01%) Amazon Redshift
15 21 (1.92%) Big Data
16 10 (0.91%) Oracle Database
17 9 (0.82%) OLAP
18 8 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 108 (9.87%) Git (software)
2 93 (8.50%) Jenkins
3 71 (6.49%) Visual Studio
4 61 (5.58%) Visual Studio Team System
5 37 (3.38%) JIRA
6 34 (3.11%) Maven
7 29 (2.65%) Bitbucket
8 23 (2.10%) Artifactory
9 22 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 14 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (1.10%) TeamCity
12 11 (1.01%) MSI
12 11 (1.01%) Selenium
13 10 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
13 10 (0.91%) Subversion
14 8 (0.73%) GitLab
15 5 (0.46%) CircleCI
15 5 (0.46%) Codeship
15 5 (0.46%) ReSharper
16 4 (0.37%) JMeter
General
1 102 (9.32%) Finance
2 93 (8.50%) Public Sector
3 71 (6.49%) Retail
4 34 (3.11%) Marketing
5 12 (1.10%) Banking
6 9 (0.82%) Telecoms
7 7 (0.64%) Aerospace
8 6 (0.55%) Advertising
9 5 (0.46%) Legal
10 4 (0.37%) Automotive
10 4 (0.37%) Local Government
10 4 (0.37%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.27%) Back Office
12 2 (0.18%) Games
13 1 (0.091%) Law
13 1 (0.091%) Military
Job Titles
1 284 (25.96%) Developer
2 218 (19.93%) Architect
3 141 (12.89%) .NET Developer
4 112 (10.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 99 (9.05%) Solutions Architect
6 76 (6.95%) Senior Developer
7 69 (6.31%) Cloud Architect
8 68 (6.22%) Consultant
9 63 (5.76%) Cloud Engineer
10 61 (5.58%) Technical Architect
11 54 (4.94%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 45 (4.11%) Analyst
12 45 (4.11%) Azure Engineer
13 42 (3.84%) Senior .NET Developer
13 42 (3.84%) Software Engineer
14 39 (3.56%) DevOps Engineer
15 38 (3.47%) C# Developer
15 38 (3.47%) Software Developer
16 35 (3.20%) Infrastructure Manager
17 34 (3.11%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (26.14%) .NET
2 193 (17.64%) ASP.NET
3 89 (8.14%) HTML
3 89 (8.14%) Web Services
4 88 (8.04%) CSS
5 78 (7.13%) AngularJS
6 75 (6.86%) .NET Core
7 55 (5.03%) .NET Framework
7 55 (5.03%) ASP.NET Web API
8 52 (4.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 50 (4.57%) React
10 36 (3.29%) HTML5
11 35 (3.20%) jQuery
12 30 (2.74%) ASP.NET Core
13 29 (2.65%) JSON
14 28 (2.56%) Node.js
15 24 (2.19%) Sass
16 18 (1.65%) REST
17 17 (1.55%) Spring
18 14 (1.28%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 119 (10.88%) Data Centre
2 92 (8.41%) Greenfield Project
3 89 (8.14%) Public Cloud
4 71 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (5.67%) Hybrid Cloud
6 49 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
7 40 (3.66%) Clustering
8 37 (3.38%) Private Cloud
9 25 (2.29%) User Experience
10 20 (1.83%) Mobile App
11 13 (1.19%) Cloud Native
12 12 (1.10%) Management Information System
13 11 (1.01%) Replication
14 10 (0.91%) Driving Licence
15 9 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
16 8 (0.73%) NHS
17 7 (0.64%) BYOD
17 7 (0.64%) Virtual Team
18 5 (0.46%) Data Structures
18 5 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 290 (26.51%) Windows
2 169 (15.45%) Windows Server
3 106 (9.69%) Linux
4 50 (4.57%) Windows 10
5 46 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (2.83%) Unix
7 26 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (1.10%) CentOS
10 10 (0.91%) Android
10 10 (0.91%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.91%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.73%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (0.37%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.091%) Debian
14 1 (0.091%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.091%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (36.38%) Agile Software Development
2 300 (27.42%) DevOps
3 158 (14.44%) Scrum
4 125 (11.43%) ITIL
5 123 (11.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 120 (10.97%) Problem-Solving
7 116 (10.60%) Migration
7 116 (10.60%) Presales
8 106 (9.69%) Software Engineering
9 87 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
10 86 (7.86%) MVC
11 81 (7.40%) Mentoring
12 79 (7.22%) Project Delivery
13 76 (6.95%) Continuous Integration
14 62 (5.67%) Project Management
14 62 (5.67%) Test Automation
15 61 (5.58%) Analytics
15 61 (5.58%) Service Delivery
15 61 (5.58%) TDD
16 56 (5.12%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 313 (28.61%) SQL
2 288 (26.33%) C#
3 121 (11.06%) JavaScript
4 105 (9.60%) PowerShell
5 90 (8.23%) Java
6 80 (7.31%) Python
7 40 (3.66%) Bash Shell
8 32 (2.93%) T-SQL
9 17 (1.55%) PL/SQL
10 14 (1.28%) Scala
11 11 (1.01%) C
11 11 (1.01%) Go
12 8 (0.73%) Perl
12 8 (0.73%) PHP
12 8 (0.73%) Ruby
12 8 (0.73%) TypeScript
13 7 (0.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 6 (0.55%) Groovy
15 4 (0.37%) R
16 3 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 70 (6.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (5.94%) Degree
3 36 (3.29%) MCSE
4 32 (2.93%) Security Cleared
5 30 (2.74%) MCSA
6 29 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (2.10%) SC Cleared
8 22 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (1.92%) CCNP
10 19 (1.74%) HND
11 16 (1.46%) CCNA
12 11 (1.01%) MCITP
13 10 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (0.82%) CISSP
15 8 (0.73%) CISM
16 7 (0.64%) DV Cleared
16 7 (0.64%) MCP
17 6 (0.55%) CCIE
18 5 (0.46%) AWS Certification
18 5 (0.46%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.30%) SLA
2 39 (3.56%) QA
3 23 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.73%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.64%) COBIT
5 7 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.37%) GDPR
7 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.091%) NIST
8 1 (0.091%) PMO
System Software
1 259 (23.67%) Active Directory
2 139 (12.71%) Hyper-V
3 125 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 99 (9.05%) Docker
5 59 (5.39%) XenApp
6 45 (4.11%) Virtual Machines
7 41 (3.75%) vSphere
8 22 (2.01%) 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 2 (0.18%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.18%) Firmware
15 2 (0.18%) KVM
15 2 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 65 (5.94%) Terraform
2 63 (5.76%) Ansible
3 61 (5.58%) SCCM
4 60 (5.48%) Kubernetes
5 47 (4.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 47 (4.30%) Puppet
6 26 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (2.19%) SCOM
8 15 (1.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 14 (1.28%) NetBackup
9 14 (1.28%) SCVMM
9 14 (1.28%) WSUS
10 13 (1.19%) Backup Exec
11 10 (0.91%) AirWatch
11 10 (0.91%) Kibana
12 9 (0.82%) Docker Swarm
12 9 (0.82%) FortiGate
12 9 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.73%) HP Data Protector
13 8 (0.73%) Salt
Vendors
1 538 (49.18%) Microsoft
2 219 (20.02%) VMware
3 120 (10.97%) Cisco
4 119 (10.88%) Citrix
5 75 (6.86%) Google
6 50 (4.57%) Oracle
7 43 (3.93%) NetApp
8 35 (3.20%) Dell
9 34 (3.11%) HP
10 33 (3.02%) CheckPoint
11 31 (2.83%) IBM
12 29 (2.65%) Veeam
13 28 (2.56%) Meraki
14 26 (2.38%) Cloudera
15 20 (1.83%) Ivanti
15 20 (1.83%) SAP
16 18 (1.65%) Dell Compellent
17 17 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
18 16 (1.46%) ServiceNow
19 13 (1.19%) Avaya