Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 5 18
Rank change year-on-year +1 +13 +10
Permanent jobs citing Azure 586 1,093 798
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.88% 14.56% 9.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 61.62% 53.27% 43.39%
Number of salaries quoted 585 1,108 765
Median annual salary £50,000 £51,375 £52,225
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.68% -1.63% +16.06%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £34,258
90th Percentile £74,750 £76,250 £77,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £56,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.73% +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 951 2,052 1,839
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 37.13% 27.33% 21.10%
Number of salaries quoted 751 1,713 1,477
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £29,500 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +8.91%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +2 262 £52,500 -4.55% 64
Warwickshire +32 84 £45,000 -14.29% 18
Solihull +3 78 £52,500 - 7
Staffordshire +9 46 £49,000 +8.89% 22
Coventry +4 43 £50,000 -4.76% 26
Shropshire -1 26 £45,000 -18.18% 11
Worcestershire +13 22 £50,000 +20.34% 16
Herefordshire +5 13 £45,000 -5.26% 5
Walsall +3 6 £60,000 +9.09%
West Bromwich - 2 £40,000 -
Sutton Coldfield +14 1 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Wolverhampton 0 1 £42,500 -22.73% 2
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 288 (49.15%) Microsoft
2 248 (42.32%) Agile Software Development
3 226 (38.57%) DevOps
4 222 (37.88%) SQL
5 183 (31.23%) AWS
6 177 (30.20%) .NET
7 154 (26.28%) SQL Server
8 146 (24.91%) C#
9 141 (24.06%) Windows
10 119 (20.31%) Office 365
11 109 (18.60%) JavaScript
12 95 (16.21%) Git (software)
13 92 (15.70%) VMware
14 84 (14.33%) Power Platform
15 83 (14.16%) Windows Server
16 80 (13.65%) Business Intelligence
17 78 (13.31%) PowerShell
18 77 (13.14%) Active Directory
19 76 (12.97%) AngularJS
20 75 (12.80%) Microservices
21 74 (12.63%) Docker
21 74 (12.63%) HTML
22 73 (12.46%) Kubernetes
23 72 (12.29%) ASP.NET
23 72 (12.29%) VMware Infrastructure
23 72 (12.29%) Software Engineering
24 71 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
25 70 (11.95%) CSS
26 68 (11.60%) Power BI
27 67 (11.43%) T-SQL

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 31 (5.29%) SharePoint
2 29 (4.95%) IIS
3 25 (4.27%) MS Exchange
4 18 (3.07%) Confluence
5 14 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (1.54%) CMS
6 9 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.54%) SAS
7 5 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.85%) Sitefinity
7 5 (0.85%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.68%) Anypoint
8 4 (0.68%) WordPress
9 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.34%) Kentico
9 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 20 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (4.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.88%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.68%) Magento
4 3 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.34%) OpenCart
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.34%) Workfront
6 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 183 (31.23%) AWS
2 119 (20.31%) Office 365
3 84 (14.33%) Power Platform
4 55 (9.39%) GCP
5 44 (7.51%) SaaS
6 40 (6.83%) PaaS
7 29 (4.95%) GitHub
8 27 (4.61%) Serverless
9 26 (4.44%) Azure Data Factory
9 26 (4.44%) IaaS
10 22 (3.75%) Azure Active Directory
11 21 (3.58%) Dynamics 365
12 16 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (2.39%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (2.39%) AWS Lambda
14 13 (2.22%) PowerApps
15 11 (1.88%) IBM Cloud
15 11 (1.88%) OneDrive
16 10 (1.71%) npm
17 8 (1.37%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 49 (8.36%) Firewall
2 23 (3.92%) DNS
3 22 (3.75%) SAN
3 22 (3.75%) TCP/IP
4 19 (3.24%) DHCP
5 18 (3.07%) WAN
6 17 (2.90%) LAN
7 16 (2.73%) VPN
8 13 (2.22%) Internet
9 12 (2.05%) Network Security
10 11 (1.88%) iSCSI
10 11 (1.88%) Remote Desktop
10 11 (1.88%) VLAN
11 6 (1.02%) AMQP
11 6 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.85%) NetScaler
12 5 (0.85%) SNMP
13 4 (0.68%) Broadband
13 4 (0.68%) HTTP
14 3 (0.51%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (26.28%) SQL Server
2 68 (11.60%) Power BI
3 48 (8.19%) Data Lake
3 48 (8.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 46 (7.85%) MongoDB
5 43 (7.34%) Data Warehouse
6 38 (6.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 35 (5.97%) Azure SQL Database
7 35 (5.97%) NoSQL
8 34 (5.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 27 (4.61%) Big Data
10 21 (3.58%) Redis
11 19 (3.24%) Snowflake Schema
12 16 (2.73%) MySQL
13 12 (2.05%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 11 (1.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 9 (1.54%) Hadoop
15 9 (1.54%) Oracle Database
15 9 (1.54%) Pentaho
15 9 (1.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 95 (16.21%) Git (software)
2 44 (7.51%) Jenkins
3 37 (6.31%) Visual Studio
4 27 (4.61%) JIRA
5 23 (3.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 18 (3.07%) Selenium
7 16 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (2.56%) Bitbucket
9 14 (2.39%) NUnit
10 13 (2.22%) SpecFlow
10 13 (2.22%) Subversion
11 10 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
13 8 (1.37%) Cypress.io
13 8 (1.37%) GitLab
13 8 (1.37%) TeamCity
14 7 (1.19%) gulp
14 7 (1.19%) jspm
14 7 (1.19%) Moq
14 7 (1.19%) MSTest
General
1 59 (10.07%) Finance
2 24 (4.10%) Law
3 18 (3.07%) Public Sector
4 15 (2.56%) Digital Economy
5 14 (2.39%) Marketing
6 7 (1.19%) Banking
6 7 (1.19%) Retail
7 6 (1.02%) Aerospace
7 6 (1.02%) Games
8 3 (0.51%) Automotive
9 2 (0.34%) Back Office
9 2 (0.34%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.17%) Advertising
10 1 (0.17%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.17%) Legal
10 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 125 (21.33%) Developer
2 56 (9.56%) DevOps Engineer
3 55 (9.39%) Azure Engineer
4 54 (9.22%) Architect
5 43 (7.34%) Data Engineer
6 41 (7.00%) Analyst
7 40 (6.83%) Full Stack Developer
8 36 (6.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 31 (5.29%) .NET Developer
9 31 (5.29%) Cloud Engineer
10 29 (4.95%) Senior Developer
11 23 (3.92%) IT Engineer
12 22 (3.75%) Consultant
13 21 (3.58%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 19 (3.24%) Software Developer
15 17 (2.90%) Security Engineer
16 16 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
17 15 (2.56%) Azure DevOps
17 15 (2.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 14 (2.39%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (30.20%) .NET
2 76 (12.97%) AngularJS
3 74 (12.63%) HTML
4 72 (12.29%) ASP.NET
5 70 (11.95%) CSS
6 62 (10.58%) .NET Core
7 61 (10.41%) .NET Framework
8 54 (9.22%) ASP.NET Web API
9 48 (8.19%) jQuery
9 48 (8.19%) React
10 37 (6.31%) ASP.NET MVC
11 33 (5.63%) Entity Framework
11 33 (5.63%) REST
12 30 (5.12%) Node.js
13 26 (4.44%) HTML5
14 21 (3.58%) WCF
15 19 (3.24%) JSON
16 15 (2.56%) Sass
16 15 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 14 (2.39%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.12%) Public Cloud
3 28 (4.78%) Greenfield Project
4 25 (4.27%) Data Centre
5 16 (2.73%) User Experience
6 15 (2.56%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.39%) Clustering
7 14 (2.39%) Mobile App
7 14 (2.39%) Private Cloud
8 13 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
9 10 (1.71%) Cloud Native
9 10 (1.71%) Replication
10 9 (1.54%) Driving Licence
11 8 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.68%) Smart Home
14 4 (0.68%) W3C
15 3 (0.51%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 141 (24.06%) Windows
2 83 (14.16%) Windows Server
3 61 (10.41%) Linux
4 31 (5.29%) Unix
5 16 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.88%) AIX
7 9 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.54%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (1.37%) Windows 10
8 8 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.19%) Android
9 7 (1.19%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.02%) CentOS
11 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.34%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.17%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.17%) MVS
13 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (42.32%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (38.57%) DevOps
3 80 (13.65%) Business Intelligence
4 75 (12.80%) Microservices
5 72 (12.29%) Software Engineering
6 71 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
7 61 (10.41%) TDD
8 57 (9.73%) MVC
9 53 (9.04%) Continuous Integration
10 51 (8.70%) Mentoring
11 50 (8.53%) ETL
12 46 (7.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 46 (7.85%) SDLC
13 39 (6.66%) Test Automation
14 38 (6.48%) Scrum
15 37 (6.31%) Collaborative Working
16 36 (6.14%) ITIL
17 34 (5.80%) Project Management
17 34 (5.80%) User Stories
18 33 (5.63%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 222 (37.88%) SQL
2 146 (24.91%) C#
3 109 (18.60%) JavaScript
4 78 (13.31%) PowerShell
5 67 (11.43%) T-SQL
6 58 (9.90%) Python
7 45 (7.68%) Java
8 22 (3.75%) Bash Shell
9 21 (3.58%) TypeScript
10 20 (3.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 16 (2.73%) Go
12 14 (2.39%) PHP
13 12 (2.05%) C++
14 11 (1.88%) ABAP
14 11 (1.88%) Perl
14 11 (1.88%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.54%) R
16 8 (1.37%) Shell Script
17 7 (1.19%) Ruby
18 5 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (7.68%) Degree
2 44 (7.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (4.78%) MCSE
4 26 (4.44%) MCSA
5 18 (3.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.37%) RHCE
7 8 (1.37%) Security Cleared
8 7 (1.19%) A+ Certification
8 7 (1.19%) AWS Certification
9 6 (1.02%) CISSP
9 6 (1.02%) HNC
9 6 (1.02%) MCDST
9 6 (1.02%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.68%) CISM
11 3 (0.51%) CCNA
11 3 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.51%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.75%) GDPR
2 21 (3.58%) QA
3 20 (3.41%) Data Quality
4 18 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.71%) SLA
6 9 (1.54%) BS25999
6 9 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 6 (1.02%) NIST
8 3 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.51%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 77 (13.14%) Active Directory
2 74 (12.63%) Docker
3 72 (12.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 57 (9.73%) Hyper-V
5 28 (4.78%) XenApp
6 24 (4.10%) vSphere
7 14 (2.39%) XenDesktop
8 10 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.54%) BitLocker
9 9 (1.54%) NFS
9 9 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.68%) HDFS
13 3 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.34%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 73 (12.46%) Kubernetes
2 65 (11.09%) Terraform
3 37 (6.31%) Ansible
4 24 (4.10%) SCCM
5 22 (3.75%) Puppet
6 14 (2.39%) Backup Exec
6 14 (2.39%) Microsoft Clustering
7 13 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
8 10 (1.71%) Data Guard
8 10 (1.71%) Oracle RMAN
9 8 (1.37%) Grafana
9 8 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (1.02%) Graphite
10 6 (1.02%) Prometheus
10 6 (1.02%) SCOM
10 6 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.68%) MIIS
11 4 (0.68%) WSUS
12 2 (0.34%) Consul
12 2 (0.34%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 288 (49.15%) Microsoft
2 92 (15.70%) VMware
3 42 (7.17%) Citrix
4 39 (6.66%) Oracle
5 33 (5.63%) Veeam
6 25 (4.27%) Google
6 25 (4.27%) Red Hat
7 23 (3.92%) Cisco
8 19 (3.24%) Dell
9 17 (2.90%) IBM
10 16 (2.73%) SAP
11 14 (2.39%) Databricks
12 13 (2.22%) NetApp
13 10 (1.71%) Sophos
14 9 (1.54%) Cloudera
15 8 (1.37%) CommVault
16 7 (1.19%) EqualLogic
16 7 (1.19%) HP
16 7 (1.19%) MuleSoft
17 6 (1.02%) Salesforce.com