Period
to 7 December 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 7 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > West Midlands
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 14 30
Rank change year-on-year +9 +16 +39
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,120 936 704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.56% 11.32% 7.02%
As % of the Cloud Services category 53.77% 52.14% 41.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,054 757 602
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £27,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £81,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £53,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +8.49% +0.95%

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 2,083 1,795 1,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.93% 21.70% 16.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,797 1,422 1,359
West Midlands median annual salary £46,000 £45,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.10% +7.06% -0.62%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +1.94%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +2 551 £55,000 +3.77% 131
Coventry +27 115 £50,000 - 23
Solihull +6 91 £45,000 -21.74% 11
Worcestershire +11 72 £35,000 -33.33% 16
Staffordshire -4 62 £42,500 +6.25% 18
Warwickshire 0 57 £55,000 - 16
Herefordshire +5 49 £48,750 -42.65% 10
Walsall +16 43 £55,000 +46.67% 4
Shropshire -1 26 £55,000 -4.35% 17
Dudley - 8 £32,500 -
Wolverhampton +10 5 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Sutton Coldfield +16 4 £37,500 -6.25%
West Bromwich - 1 £40,000 - 2
Halesowen - 1 £40,000 -
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 514 (45.89%) Microsoft
2 405 (36.16%) AWS
3 373 (33.30%) Agile Software Development
4 357 (31.88%) C#
5 339 (30.27%) SQL
6 316 (28.21%) .NET
7 309 (27.59%) DevOps
8 284 (25.36%) Office 365
9 273 (24.38%) Windows
10 233 (20.80%) SQL Server
11 226 (20.18%) Active Directory
12 206 (18.39%) ASP.NET
13 195 (17.41%) JavaScript
13 195 (17.41%) VMware
14 150 (13.39%) Windows Server
15 132 (11.79%) CSS
16 128 (11.43%) Hyper-V
17 127 (11.34%) Firewall
18 124 (11.07%) PowerShell
19 123 (10.98%) ITIL
20 121 (10.80%) HTML
20 121 (10.80%) Git (software)
21 118 (10.54%) Cisco
22 117 (10.45%) Finance
23 116 (10.36%) Data Centre
24 115 (10.27%) PaaS
25 114 (10.18%) Problem-Solving
26 112 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
26 112 (10.00%) Public Cloud
27 111 (9.91%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 76 (6.79%) MS Exchange
2 61 (5.45%) SharePoint
3 37 (3.30%) IIS
4 28 (2.50%) SAS
5 17 (1.52%) CMS
6 15 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (0.89%) Umbraco
9 9 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (0.80%) Skype for Business
9 9 (0.80%) TPMS
10 6 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.36%) Anypoint
11 4 (0.36%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.36%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.27%) Confluence
12 3 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.18%) Mule
Applications
1 54 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.89%) S-PLUS
3 5 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.089%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 26 (2.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.36%) Workfront
4 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.18%) OpenCart
4 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.18%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.089%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 405 (36.16%) AWS
2 284 (25.36%) Office 365
3 115 (10.27%) PaaS
4 109 (9.73%) IaaS
5 93 (8.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 80 (7.14%) Power Platform
7 64 (5.71%) GCP
8 57 (5.09%) SaaS
9 47 (4.20%) Dynamics 365
10 42 (3.75%) Serverless
11 37 (3.30%) Amazon S3
12 35 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
13 34 (3.04%) AWS CloudFormation
14 32 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
15 29 (2.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 28 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 28 (2.50%) Azure Data Factory
17 21 (1.88%) IBM Cloud
18 19 (1.70%) Azure Functions
19 18 (1.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 127 (11.34%) Firewall
2 69 (6.16%) DNS
3 60 (5.36%) DHCP
4 47 (4.20%) LAN
5 46 (4.11%) WAN
6 33 (2.95%) SAN
7 32 (2.86%) Wireless
8 30 (2.68%) VPN
9 28 (2.50%) NAS
10 25 (2.23%) VLAN
11 20 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
12 18 (1.61%) iSCSI
13 17 (1.52%) Fibre Channel
14 16 (1.43%) TCP/IP
15 12 (1.07%) MPLS
16 11 (0.98%) Internet
17 10 (0.89%) FCoE
17 10 (0.89%) Spanning Tree
18 9 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
18 9 (0.80%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (20.80%) SQL Server
2 70 (6.25%) Power BI
3 69 (6.16%) Azure SQL Database
4 52 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
4 52 (4.64%) NoSQL
5 47 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 44 (3.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 38 (3.39%) Amazon RDS
8 31 (2.77%) MongoDB
9 29 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 26 (2.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 26 (2.32%) MySQL
11 22 (1.96%) Hadoop
12 21 (1.88%) Relational Database
13 12 (1.07%) Big Data
14 11 (0.98%) Amazon Redshift
14 11 (0.98%) Pentaho
15 10 (0.89%) Cosmos DB
15 10 (0.89%) RavenDB
15 10 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 121 (10.80%) Git (software)
2 52 (4.64%) Jenkins
3 47 (4.20%) Visual Studio Team System
4 45 (4.02%) Visual Studio
5 41 (3.66%) Octopus Deploy
6 26 (2.32%) MSTest
7 23 (2.05%) JIRA
7 23 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (1.88%) Maven
9 17 (1.52%) Selenium
10 15 (1.34%) GitLab
11 10 (0.89%) Artifactory
11 10 (0.89%) Bitbucket
12 9 (0.80%) JMeter
13 8 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (0.71%) Log4Net
13 8 (0.71%) MSI
13 8 (0.71%) Postman
14 7 (0.63%) TeamCity
15 6 (0.54%) Gradle
General
1 117 (10.45%) Finance
2 75 (6.70%) Public Sector
3 60 (5.36%) Retail
4 25 (2.23%) Marketing
5 19 (1.70%) Games
6 16 (1.43%) Automotive
7 12 (1.07%) Advertising
8 5 (0.45%) Local Government
8 5 (0.45%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.36%) Banking
9 4 (0.36%) Law
10 3 (0.27%) Legal
11 2 (0.18%) Billing
11 2 (0.18%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.089%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.089%) Back Office
12 1 (0.089%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 292 (26.07%) Developer
2 189 (16.88%) Architect
3 136 (12.14%) .NET Developer
4 92 (8.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 90 (8.04%) Senior Developer
6 85 (7.59%) Cloud Engineer
7 72 (6.43%) Azure Engineer
8 68 (6.07%) Consultant
9 63 (5.63%) Solutions Architect
10 59 (5.27%) Technical Architect
11 50 (4.46%) DevOps Engineer
11 50 (4.46%) Software Developer
12 49 (4.38%) Analyst
13 47 (4.20%) Cloud Architect
14 46 (4.11%) C# Developer
15 43 (3.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 41 (3.66%) Junior
16 41 (3.66%) Senior .NET Developer
17 40 (3.57%) Software Engineer
18 38 (3.39%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (28.21%) .NET
2 206 (18.39%) ASP.NET
3 132 (11.79%) CSS
4 121 (10.80%) HTML
5 82 (7.32%) .NET Core
6 80 (7.14%) Web Services
7 78 (6.96%) AngularJS
8 75 (6.70%) ASP.NET Web API
9 68 (6.07%) .NET Framework
10 65 (5.80%) REST
11 57 (5.09%) ASP.NET MVC
11 57 (5.09%) jQuery
12 46 (4.11%) ASP.NET Core
13 44 (3.93%) React
14 38 (3.39%) KnockoutJS
15 33 (2.95%) SOAP
16 31 (2.77%) JSON
17 27 (2.41%) Node.js
18 26 (2.32%) Entity Framework
19 25 (2.23%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 116 (10.36%) Data Centre
2 112 (10.00%) Public Cloud
3 69 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (5.36%) Greenfield Project
5 54 (4.82%) Hybrid Cloud
5 54 (4.82%) Self-Motivation
6 48 (4.29%) Private Cloud
7 32 (2.86%) User Experience
8 21 (1.88%) Clustering
9 17 (1.52%) Management Information System
10 16 (1.43%) Mobile App
11 15 (1.34%) Cloud Native
12 14 (1.25%) Replication
13 13 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
14 12 (1.07%) SCADA
15 11 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (0.80%) Virtual Team
17 8 (0.71%) Data Structures
17 8 (0.71%) Device Driver
18 5 (0.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 273 (24.38%) Windows
2 150 (13.39%) Windows Server
3 83 (7.41%) Linux
4 53 (4.73%) Windows 10
5 44 (3.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (1.43%) Unix
8 14 (1.25%) CentOS
9 10 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.80%) VMS
11 7 (0.63%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.54%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.54%) Data ONTAP
12 6 (0.54%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.45%) Android
14 2 (0.18%) Debian
14 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.089%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (33.30%) Agile Software Development
2 309 (27.59%) DevOps
3 123 (10.98%) ITIL
4 114 (10.18%) Problem-Solving
5 111 (9.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 110 (9.82%) Scrum
7 106 (9.46%) Migration
8 97 (8.66%) Mentoring
8 97 (8.66%) Software Engineering
9 94 (8.39%) MVC
10 93 (8.30%) Presales
11 86 (7.68%) Microservices
12 85 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
13 67 (5.98%) Continuous Integration
14 66 (5.89%) TDD
15 62 (5.54%) Project Delivery
16 59 (5.27%) Service Delivery
17 56 (5.00%) OO
18 54 (4.82%) Continuous Improvement
19 53 (4.73%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 357 (31.88%) C#
2 339 (30.27%) SQL
3 195 (17.41%) JavaScript
4 124 (11.07%) PowerShell
5 79 (7.05%) Java
6 61 (5.45%) Python
7 22 (1.96%) T-SQL
8 21 (1.88%) TypeScript
9 16 (1.43%) C
10 11 (0.98%) Bash Shell
11 10 (0.89%) PL/SQL
11 10 (0.89%) Ruby
12 8 (0.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 6 (0.54%) Kotlin
14 5 (0.45%) Go
15 4 (0.36%) Apple Swift
15 4 (0.36%) PHP
15 4 (0.36%) Scala
15 4 (0.36%) X++
16 3 (0.27%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 74 (6.61%) Degree
2 48 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (2.77%) HND
4 24 (2.14%) MCSE
5 21 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (1.61%) MCSA
7 16 (1.43%) CCNP
7 16 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (1.16%) CCNA
9 12 (1.07%) Security Cleared
10 11 (0.98%) CISSP
11 9 (0.80%) CISM
11 9 (0.80%) SC Cleared
12 7 (0.63%) AWS Certification
12 7 (0.63%) ISEB
12 7 (0.63%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.54%) CCIE
14 5 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.45%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.66%) QA
2 38 (3.39%) SLA
3 24 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.07%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (0.54%) GDPR
7 5 (0.45%) COBIT
7 5 (0.45%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.36%) NIST
9 2 (0.18%) BS25999
9 2 (0.18%) PMO
9 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.089%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.089%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 226 (20.18%) Active Directory
2 128 (11.43%) Hyper-V
3 112 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 109 (9.73%) Docker
5 38 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
6 35 (3.13%) XenApp
7 27 (2.41%) vSphere
8 17 (1.52%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.80%) vCloud
10 8 (0.71%) BitLocker
11 6 (0.54%) DFS Replication
12 5 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.36%) Firmware
13 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.27%) NFS
15 1 (0.089%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 1 (0.089%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.089%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 63 (5.63%) Kubernetes
2 61 (5.45%) Terraform
3 57 (5.09%) Microsoft Intune
4 45 (4.02%) Ansible
5 35 (3.13%) SCCM
6 25 (2.23%) Puppet
7 15 (1.34%) Backup Exec
8 14 (1.25%) WSUS
9 13 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (1.16%) Packer
10 12 (1.07%) AirWatch
10 12 (1.07%) Kibana
11 11 (0.98%) Docker Swarm
11 11 (0.98%) SCOM
12 10 (0.89%) vCenter Server
13 9 (0.80%) Grafana
13 9 (0.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 8 (0.71%) Graphite
14 8 (0.71%) Prometheus
14 8 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 514 (45.89%) Microsoft
2 195 (17.41%) VMware
3 118 (10.54%) Cisco
4 94 (8.39%) Citrix
5 62 (5.54%) Google
6 48 (4.29%) Oracle
7 38 (3.39%) NetApp
8 28 (2.50%) IBM
9 27 (2.41%) HP
10 26 (2.32%) Dell
11 22 (1.96%) ServiceNow
12 21 (1.88%) Meraki
12 21 (1.88%) SolarWinds
13 18 (1.61%) Tableau
14 16 (1.43%) Palo Alto
15 15 (1.34%) CheckPoint
15 15 (1.34%) Veeam
16 13 (1.16%) Symantec
17 12 (1.07%) Xamarin
18 11 (0.98%) New Relic