Period
to 1 March 2021

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 1 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > West Midlands
6 months to
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 5 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4 +16
Permanent jobs citing Azure 999 1,100 1,069
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.84% 17.18% 13.44%
As % of the Cloud Services category 58.32% 55.06% 56.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,078 1,107 929
Median annual salary £50,000 £51,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.91% -1.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £80,000 £84,800
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500

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 1,713 1,998 1,899
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 39.16% 31.20% 23.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1,408 1,753 1,439
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,100 £26,800 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £76,000 £76,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 1 March 2021.

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 1 March 2021. 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 +1 529 £52,500 -8.70% 151
Warwickshire +17 100 £52,500 +0.96% 21
Coventry +9 82 £37,500 -25.00% 29
Solihull +2 78 £45,000 - 13
Worcestershire -1 58 £50,000 +30.55% 23
Shropshire +12 36 £60,000 -14.29% 10
Staffordshire +10 33 £40,000 +14.29% 33
Herefordshire 0 18 £50,000 - 10
Dudley +8 9 £40,000 +23.08% 1
Walsall -6 7 £38,500 -23.00% 3
Wolverhampton -14 2 £35,750 -52.33% 6
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 1 March 2021, 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.

1 451 (45.15%) Microsoft
2 407 (40.74%) DevOps
3 388 (38.84%) Agile Software Development
4 358 (35.84%) SQL
5 296 (29.63%) AWS
6 289 (28.93%) .NET
7 279 (27.93%) C#
8 237 (23.72%) Windows
9 220 (22.02%) JavaScript
10 214 (21.42%) SQL Server
11 192 (19.22%) PowerShell
12 166 (16.62%) Active Directory
13 162 (16.22%) VMware
14 158 (15.82%) Microsoft 365
15 141 (14.11%) Terraform
16 135 (13.51%) HTML
16 135 (13.51%) CSS
17 131 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
18 130 (13.01%) Windows Server
19 129 (12.91%) Docker
20 128 (12.81%) AngularJS
21 115 (11.51%) SDLC
22 112 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
23 111 (11.11%) Kubernetes
24 109 (10.91%) jQuery
25 104 (10.41%) MVC
25 104 (10.41%) Git (software)
26 103 (10.31%) Hyper-V
27 102 (10.21%) Oracle
27 102 (10.21%) .NET Framework

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 49 (4.90%) SharePoint
2 45 (4.50%) IIS
3 36 (3.60%) Umbraco
4 34 (3.40%) CMS
5 29 (2.90%) MS Exchange
6 19 (1.90%) Confluence
7 17 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (1.50%) SAS
9 11 (1.10%) Apache Spark
9 11 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.40%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.40%) Kentico
11 4 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.40%) Sitefinity
11 4 (0.40%) WordPress
12 3 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 49 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
2 11 (1.10%) Workfront
3 10 (1.00%) Payment Gateway
4 7 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.40%) Bond Adapt
5 4 (0.40%) Magento
5 4 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.10%) Maximo
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.10%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 296 (29.63%) AWS
2 158 (15.82%) Microsoft 365
3 92 (9.21%) Power Platform
4 88 (8.81%) GCP
5 77 (7.71%) PaaS
6 70 (7.01%) Azure Active Directory
7 58 (5.81%) IaaS
8 54 (5.41%) SaaS
9 45 (4.50%) GitHub
10 41 (4.10%) Dynamics 365
11 34 (3.40%) Azure Data Factory
12 28 (2.80%) Serverless
13 26 (2.60%) Logic Apps
14 25 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
15 18 (1.80%) Power Automate
15 18 (1.80%) PowerApps
16 16 (1.60%) npm
17 15 (1.50%) OpenShift
18 12 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
19 10 (1.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 85 (8.51%) Firewall
2 41 (4.10%) DNS
3 33 (3.30%) VPN
4 29 (2.90%) DHCP
4 29 (2.90%) WAN
5 27 (2.70%) LAN
6 25 (2.50%) SAN
7 22 (2.20%) TCP/IP
8 19 (1.90%) VLAN
9 15 (1.50%) NAS
10 13 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
11 11 (1.10%) iSCSI
11 11 (1.10%) Network Security
11 11 (1.10%) Skype
12 9 (0.90%) AMQP
13 8 (0.80%) SMTP
14 7 (0.70%) Internet
14 7 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (0.60%) HTTP
15 6 (0.60%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (21.42%) SQL Server
2 77 (7.71%) Power BI
3 54 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
4 51 (5.11%) NoSQL
5 48 (4.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 47 (4.70%) Azure SQL Database
7 44 (4.40%) MongoDB
8 43 (4.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 29 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 28 (2.80%) Pentaho
11 27 (2.70%) Redis
12 26 (2.60%) Big Data
13 24 (2.40%) Hadoop
14 21 (2.10%) MySQL
14 21 (2.10%) Relational Database
15 20 (2.00%) Data Lake
16 19 (1.90%) Oracle Database
17 18 (1.80%) Amazon Redshift
17 18 (1.80%) Cosmos DB
18 16 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 104 (10.41%) Git (software)
2 82 (8.21%) Jenkins
3 51 (5.11%) Visual Studio
4 36 (3.60%) Visual Studio Team System
5 34 (3.40%) Octopus Deploy
6 29 (2.90%) JIRA
7 25 (2.50%) Bitbucket
8 23 (2.30%) Selenium
8 23 (2.30%) TeamCity
9 20 (2.00%) Artifactory
10 17 (1.70%) Maven
10 17 (1.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 15 (1.50%) NUnit
12 14 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 12 (1.20%) MSTest
14 11 (1.10%) gulp
14 11 (1.10%) jspm
14 11 (1.10%) Moq
14 11 (1.10%) SpecFlow
General
1 86 (8.61%) Finance
2 69 (6.91%) Public Sector
3 29 (2.90%) Retail
4 18 (1.80%) Law
5 17 (1.70%) Marketing
6 15 (1.50%) Digital Economy
6 15 (1.50%) Publishing
7 13 (1.30%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.00%) Aerospace
9 8 (0.80%) Back Office
10 7 (0.70%) Banking
10 7 (0.70%) Games
10 7 (0.70%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.40%) Billing
11 4 (0.40%) Electronics
11 4 (0.40%) Front Office
11 4 (0.40%) Legal
11 4 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.20%) Advertising
12 2 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 254 (25.43%) Developer
2 99 (9.91%) Architect
2 99 (9.91%) DevOps Engineer
3 97 (9.71%) Azure Engineer
4 64 (6.41%) .NET Developer
5 61 (6.11%) Analyst
6 56 (5.61%) C# Developer
7 55 (5.51%) IT Engineer
8 54 (5.41%) Data Engineer
9 53 (5.31%) Cloud Engineer
10 51 (5.11%) Software Developer
11 50 (5.01%) Full Stack Developer
11 50 (5.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 49 (4.90%) Senior Developer
13 35 (3.50%) C# .NET Developer
14 32 (3.20%) React Developer
15 31 (3.10%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 29 (2.90%) Azure Architect
17 28 (2.80%) Software Engineer
18 26 (2.60%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (28.93%) .NET
2 135 (13.51%) CSS
2 135 (13.51%) HTML
3 128 (12.81%) AngularJS
4 109 (10.91%) jQuery
5 102 (10.21%) .NET Framework
6 99 (9.91%) ASP.NET
7 96 (9.61%) REST
8 94 (9.41%) React
9 87 (8.71%) .NET Core
10 59 (5.91%) Entity Framework
11 42 (4.20%) JSON
11 42 (4.20%) Node.js
12 39 (3.90%) Ajax
13 37 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
14 35 (3.50%) ASP.NET Web API
15 33 (3.30%) Web Services
16 32 (3.20%) Vue.js
17 29 (2.90%) Kafka
18 26 (2.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 71 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (6.41%) Greenfield Project
3 42 (4.20%) Public Cloud
4 35 (3.50%) Data Centre
5 32 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
6 31 (3.10%) Clustering
7 29 (2.90%) Management Information System
8 23 (2.30%) Private Cloud
9 22 (2.20%) User Experience
10 20 (2.00%) Cloud Native
10 20 (2.00%) Replication
11 19 (1.90%) Mobile App
12 11 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
14 8 (0.80%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (0.70%) Driving Licence
15 7 (0.70%) W3C
16 6 (0.60%) Virtual Team
17 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 237 (23.72%) Windows
2 130 (13.01%) Windows Server
3 95 (9.51%) Linux
4 35 (3.50%) Unix
5 26 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (2.10%) Windows 10
7 18 (1.80%) Windows Server 2016
8 14 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (1.20%) Windows Server 2019
10 10 (1.00%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.70%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.70%) CentOS
13 6 (0.60%) Android
14 4 (0.40%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.30%) SUSE
15 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.20%) Solaris
16 2 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (40.74%) DevOps
2 388 (38.84%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (11.51%) SDLC
4 112 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
5 104 (10.41%) MVC
6 99 (9.91%) Software Engineering
7 98 (9.81%) Scrum
8 97 (9.71%) Microservices
9 94 (9.41%) Analytics
9 94 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
10 78 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
11 73 (7.31%) ITIL
11 73 (7.31%) Migration
12 72 (7.21%) Infrastructure as Code
13 71 (7.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 70 (7.01%) TDD
15 69 (6.91%) Project Management
16 59 (5.91%) Mentoring
17 58 (5.81%) Configuration Management
18 56 (5.61%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 358 (35.84%) SQL
2 279 (27.93%) C#
3 220 (22.02%) JavaScript
4 192 (19.22%) PowerShell
5 94 (9.41%) Python
6 82 (8.21%) T-SQL
7 68 (6.81%) TypeScript
8 65 (6.51%) Java
9 45 (4.50%) Bash Shell
10 26 (2.60%) Perl
11 21 (2.10%) Go
11 21 (2.10%) PL/SQL
12 18 (1.80%) PHP
13 14 (1.40%) ES6
14 12 (1.20%) ES7
15 11 (1.10%) C++
15 11 (1.10%) ES8
15 11 (1.10%) Ruby
16 9 (0.90%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 65 (6.51%) Degree
2 60 (6.01%) Security Cleared
3 55 (5.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 52 (5.21%) SC Cleared
5 39 (3.90%) MCSE
6 32 (3.20%) MCSA
7 15 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (1.10%) Network+ Certification
10 10 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (0.80%) CCENT
11 8 (0.80%) CCNA
11 8 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (0.70%) CCNP
13 6 (0.60%) A+ Certification
13 6 (0.60%) HNC
13 6 (0.60%) MCDST
14 5 (0.50%) CISSP
15 4 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (0.40%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.40%) QA
2 30 (3.00%) SLA
3 26 (2.60%) GDPR
4 9 (0.90%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.40%) PMO
7 2 (0.20%) COBIT
7 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.10%) NIST
8 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 166 (16.62%) Active Directory
2 131 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (12.91%) Docker
4 103 (10.31%) Hyper-V
5 31 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (2.90%) XenApp
7 21 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (1.60%) Virtual Desktop
8 16 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
9 15 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 15 (1.50%) vSphere
10 13 (1.30%) XenDesktop
11 9 (0.90%) NFS
12 8 (0.80%) BitLocker
13 5 (0.50%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.30%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 1 (0.10%) Firmware
15 1 (0.10%) HDFS
15 1 (0.10%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 141 (14.11%) Terraform
2 111 (11.11%) Kubernetes
3 97 (9.71%) Ansible
4 37 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 37 (3.70%) Puppet
5 34 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (3.20%) SCCM
7 28 (2.80%) Microsoft Clustering
8 18 (1.80%) Backup Exec
9 16 (1.60%) Single Sign-On
10 14 (1.40%) SCOM
10 14 (1.40%) WSUS
11 13 (1.30%) Rancher
12 11 (1.10%) Packer
13 10 (1.00%) Prometheus
14 9 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 9 (0.90%) NetBackup
15 8 (0.80%) CASB
16 7 (0.70%) Grafana
16 7 (0.70%) MIIS
Vendors
1 451 (45.15%) Microsoft
2 162 (16.22%) VMware
3 102 (10.21%) Oracle
4 57 (5.71%) Citrix
5 55 (5.51%) Cisco
5 55 (5.51%) Google
6 32 (3.20%) Veeam
7 30 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
8 28 (2.80%) Red Hat
9 22 (2.20%) Dell
10 21 (2.10%) Talend
11 18 (1.80%) IBM
12 17 (1.70%) SAP
13 16 (1.60%) NetApp
14 15 (1.50%) Cloudera
14 15 (1.50%) Databricks
15 13 (1.30%) EMC
15 13 (1.30%) ServiceNow
15 13 (1.30%) SolarWinds
15 13 (1.30%) TOWER Software