Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > West Midlands
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 5 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 +14
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,185 968 1,133
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.14% 19.04% 14.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 59.34% 58.70% 56.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,013 811 847
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £39,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,000 £52,000 £51,250
Median % change year-on-year -1.92% +1.46% +2.50%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,125 £67,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £77,500
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 1,997 1,649 2,008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 39.00% 32.44% 25.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,674 1,396 1,529
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,124 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +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 11 May 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 11 May 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 +1 628 £57,500 +4.55% 171
Coventry +11 105 £38,750 -19.77% 24
Warwickshire +5 89 £57,500 +12.75% 20
Worcestershire +9 85 £45,000 +5.88% 27
Solihull -1 64 £45,000 -3.23% 7
Staffordshire +4 49 £41,000 -8.89% 20
Herefordshire +1 35 £45,000 -7.69% 6
Shropshire +4 25 £60,000 -14.29% 13
Walsall -1 12 £39,250 -15.14% 3
Dudley - 7 £40,000 -
Wolverhampton -17 3 £35,000 -53.33% 4
West Bromwich +4 2 - - 2
Sutton Coldfield +2 1 £47,500 +111.11% 1
Willenhall - 1 £35,000 -
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 11 May 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.

1 557 (47.00%) Microsoft
2 431 (36.37%) Agile Software Development
3 394 (33.25%) DevOps
4 350 (29.54%) SQL
5 319 (26.92%) AWS
6 311 (26.24%) .NET
7 310 (26.16%) C#
8 292 (24.64%) Windows
9 246 (20.76%) SQL Server
10 232 (19.58%) JavaScript
11 228 (19.24%) Microsoft 365
12 225 (18.99%) Active Directory
13 220 (18.57%) Social Skills
14 218 (18.40%) VMware
15 215 (18.14%) PowerShell
16 180 (15.19%) Windows Server
17 170 (14.35%) Power Platform
18 146 (12.32%) VMware Infrastructure
18 146 (12.32%) Business Intelligence
19 142 (11.98%) Docker
20 138 (11.65%) Power BI
21 134 (11.31%) HTML
22 127 (10.72%) CSS
22 127 (10.72%) Analytics
23 126 (10.63%) Terraform
24 121 (10.21%) SDLC
25 118 (9.96%) Kubernetes
26 116 (9.79%) Python
27 115 (9.70%) Firewall
27 115 (9.70%) AngularJS

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 (5.40%) SharePoint
2 55 (4.64%) MS Exchange
3 40 (3.38%) IIS
4 28 (2.36%) CMS
5 22 (1.86%) Umbraco
6 18 (1.52%) Confluence
7 15 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (1.01%) Apache Spark
10 10 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.68%) SAS
12 4 (0.34%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.25%) Apache
13 3 (0.25%) Sitefinity
14 2 (0.17%) nginx
14 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 45 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.084%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.084%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
2 10 (0.84%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.59%) Workfront
4 6 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.51%) Sentinel
5 5 (0.42%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 4 (0.34%) Bond Adapt
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.25%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 1 (0.084%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.084%) Maximo
8 1 (0.084%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 319 (26.92%) AWS
2 228 (19.24%) Microsoft 365
3 170 (14.35%) Power Platform
4 93 (7.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 88 (7.43%) GCP
6 76 (6.41%) PaaS
7 68 (5.74%) IaaS
8 67 (5.65%) Azure Data Factory
9 64 (5.40%) Dynamics 365
10 57 (4.81%) SaaS
11 47 (3.97%) Azure Logic Apps
11 47 (3.97%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 44 (3.71%) PowerApps
13 39 (3.29%) GitHub
14 37 (3.12%) Serverless
15 30 (2.53%) Power Automate
16 26 (2.19%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 26 (2.19%) Azure Service Bus
17 25 (2.11%) Azure Key Vault
18 20 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 115 (9.70%) Firewall
2 66 (5.57%) DNS
3 48 (4.05%) VPN
4 44 (3.71%) DHCP
5 43 (3.63%) WAN
6 42 (3.54%) LAN
6 42 (3.54%) TCP/IP
7 34 (2.87%) SAN
8 21 (1.77%) VLAN
9 19 (1.60%) Remote Desktop
9 19 (1.60%) Wireless
10 18 (1.52%) NAS
11 17 (1.43%) Network Security
12 13 (1.10%) iSCSI
13 12 (1.01%) BIG-IP
13 12 (1.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 10 (0.84%) AMQP
14 10 (0.84%) SMTP
15 9 (0.76%) Skype
16 8 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (20.76%) SQL Server
2 138 (11.65%) Power BI
3 105 (8.86%) Data Warehouse
4 66 (5.57%) NoSQL
5 62 (5.23%) Azure SQL Database
6 61 (5.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 60 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 50 (4.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 46 (3.88%) Data Lake
10 34 (2.87%) MongoDB
11 31 (2.62%) MySQL
12 30 (2.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 28 (2.36%) Big Data
14 23 (1.94%) Hadoop
15 20 (1.69%) Relational Database
16 16 (1.35%) Pentaho
17 15 (1.27%) Tableau
18 11 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
18 11 (0.93%) Oracle Database
18 11 (0.93%) Redis
Development Applications
1 88 (7.43%) Git (software)
2 83 (7.00%) Jenkins
3 37 (3.12%) Octopus Deploy
4 33 (2.78%) TeamCity
5 31 (2.62%) Visual Studio
6 29 (2.45%) Visual Studio Team System
7 25 (2.11%) JIRA
8 17 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (1.35%) Artifactory
9 16 (1.35%) GitLab
10 10 (0.84%) Bitbucket
11 9 (0.76%) Selenium
12 8 (0.68%) Maven
12 8 (0.68%) NUnit
13 6 (0.51%) Hudson
13 6 (0.51%) JMeter
13 6 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (0.51%) Vagrant
14 5 (0.42%) git-flow
14 5 (0.42%) Spinnaker
General
1 220 (18.57%) Social Skills
2 95 (8.02%) Finance
3 74 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
4 70 (5.91%) Public Sector
5 31 (2.62%) Presentation Skills
6 28 (2.36%) Marketing
7 22 (1.86%) Law
8 18 (1.52%) Retail
9 16 (1.35%) Publishing
10 13 (1.10%) Digital Economy
11 11 (0.93%) Local Government
11 11 (0.93%) Telecoms
12 10 (0.84%) Banking
13 8 (0.68%) Billing
13 8 (0.68%) Documentation Skills
13 8 (0.68%) Games
13 8 (0.68%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.68%) Organisational Skills
14 7 (0.59%) Legal
15 6 (0.51%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 277 (23.38%) Developer
2 134 (11.31%) Architect
3 107 (9.03%) Azure Engineer
4 76 (6.41%) DevOps Engineer
5 71 (5.99%) Analyst
5 71 (5.99%) Data Engineer
6 69 (5.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 68 (5.74%) .NET Developer
8 65 (5.49%) Senior Developer
9 63 (5.32%) IT Engineer
10 60 (5.06%) Cloud Engineer
11 54 (4.56%) C# Developer
12 52 (4.39%) Software Developer
13 49 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
14 47 (3.97%) Full Stack Developer
15 46 (3.88%) Consultant
16 33 (2.78%) React Developer
17 32 (2.70%) Support Engineer
18 29 (2.45%) Data Architect
18 29 (2.45%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 311 (26.24%) .NET
2 134 (11.31%) HTML
3 127 (10.72%) CSS
4 115 (9.70%) AngularJS
5 113 (9.54%) .NET Core
6 102 (8.61%) ASP.NET
7 93 (7.85%) React
8 92 (7.76%) .NET Framework
9 82 (6.92%) REST
10 81 (6.84%) jQuery
11 55 (4.64%) Web Services
12 49 (4.14%) Entity Framework
13 43 (3.63%) Node.js
14 38 (3.21%) RESTful
15 33 (2.78%) JSON
16 29 (2.45%) ASP.NET Web API
17 28 (2.36%) Ajax
18 27 (2.28%) Redux
19 26 (2.19%) ASP.NET MVC
19 26 (2.19%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 63 (5.32%) Public Cloud
2 61 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
3 50 (4.22%) Clustering
4 42 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
5 41 (3.46%) Data Centre
6 33 (2.78%) Management Information System
7 30 (2.53%) Cloud Native
8 24 (2.03%) User Experience
9 21 (1.77%) Private Cloud
10 19 (1.60%) Mobile App
11 16 (1.35%) Replication
12 14 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
14 12 (1.01%) Microsoft Licensing
15 11 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
16 9 (0.76%) Taxonomies
17 8 (0.68%) Data Structures
18 7 (0.59%) Housing Association
18 7 (0.59%) Wiki
19 6 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 292 (24.64%) Windows
2 180 (15.19%) Windows Server
3 112 (9.45%) Linux
4 42 (3.54%) Unix
5 35 (2.95%) Windows 10
6 29 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (2.11%) Windows Server 2019
8 24 (2.03%) Windows Server 2016
9 20 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (0.93%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.68%) CentOS
12 7 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.51%) Alpine Linux
14 4 (0.34%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.34%) SUSE
14 4 (0.34%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.17%) Kali Linux
15 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 431 (36.37%) Agile Software Development
2 394 (33.25%) DevOps
3 146 (12.32%) Business Intelligence
4 127 (10.72%) Analytics
5 121 (10.21%) SDLC
6 115 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
7 107 (9.03%) Software Engineering
8 104 (8.78%) Mentoring
9 100 (8.44%) Microservices
10 91 (7.68%) Scrum
11 88 (7.43%) ITIL
12 85 (7.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 82 (6.92%) Migration
14 78 (6.58%) Continuous Improvement
15 71 (5.99%) Data Modelling
15 71 (5.99%) Infrastructure as Code
15 71 (5.99%) MVC
16 70 (5.91%) Continuous Integration
16 70 (5.91%) Project Management
17 69 (5.82%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 350 (29.54%) SQL
2 310 (26.16%) C#
3 232 (19.58%) JavaScript
4 215 (18.14%) PowerShell
5 116 (9.79%) Python
6 81 (6.84%) TypeScript
7 79 (6.67%) Java
8 66 (5.57%) T-SQL
9 31 (2.62%) Bash Shell
10 23 (1.94%) ES6
11 20 (1.69%) ES7
12 19 (1.60%) Perl
13 18 (1.52%) Go
14 16 (1.35%) ES8
15 15 (1.27%) Ruby
16 11 (0.93%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.76%) PHP
18 8 (0.68%) U-SQL
18 8 (0.68%) VB.NET
19 7 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 94 (7.93%) Security Cleared
2 70 (5.91%) SC Cleared
3 61 (5.15%) Degree
4 45 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (2.53%) MCSE
6 25 (2.11%) MCSA
7 18 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (1.10%) CCNP
9 12 (1.01%) CISSP
9 12 (1.01%) Network+ Certification
9 12 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (0.84%) AWS Certification
10 10 (0.84%) CCNA
11 8 (0.68%) CCENT
11 8 (0.68%) CISM
11 8 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.51%) RHCE
13 5 (0.42%) CISA
13 5 (0.42%) ISSAP
13 5 (0.42%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.22%) QA
2 40 (3.38%) GDPR
3 27 (2.28%) SLA
4 23 (1.94%) Data Quality
5 16 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (1.01%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.93%) PMO
8 9 (0.76%) NIST
9 8 (0.68%) COBIT
10 4 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.17%) SOC 2
12 1 (0.084%) GRC
12 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.084%) NCSC
System Software
1 225 (18.99%) Active Directory
2 146 (12.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 142 (11.98%) Docker
4 100 (8.44%) Hyper-V
5 53 (4.47%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (3.04%) XenApp
7 20 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
9 15 (1.27%) vSphere
9 15 (1.27%) XenDesktop
10 14 (1.18%) NFS
11 13 (1.10%) BitLocker
12 8 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.34%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.25%) Firmware
15 2 (0.17%) HDFS
16 1 (0.084%) Snort
16 1 (0.084%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 126 (10.63%) Terraform
2 118 (9.96%) Kubernetes
3 92 (7.76%) Ansible
4 57 (4.81%) Microsoft Intune
5 48 (4.05%) Puppet
6 43 (3.63%) Opscode Chef
7 39 (3.29%) Microsoft Clustering
8 32 (2.70%) SCCM
9 23 (1.94%) Prometheus
10 20 (1.69%) CASB
11 19 (1.60%) Backup Exec
12 18 (1.52%) vCenter Server
13 17 (1.43%) Grafana
14 16 (1.35%) Rancher
14 16 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
15 13 (1.10%) Consul
15 13 (1.10%) Packer
16 10 (0.84%) WSUS
17 9 (0.76%) Docker Swarm
17 9 (0.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 557 (47.00%) Microsoft
2 218 (18.40%) VMware
3 97 (8.19%) Oracle
4 78 (6.58%) Citrix
5 69 (5.82%) Cisco
6 48 (4.05%) Veeam
7 47 (3.97%) Google
8 42 (3.54%) Databricks
9 29 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
10 27 (2.28%) Dell
11 24 (2.03%) Red Hat
12 22 (1.86%) SAP
13 18 (1.52%) Meraki
14 17 (1.43%) EMC
14 17 (1.43%) NetApp
15 16 (1.35%) CheckPoint
16 15 (1.27%) Fortinet
17 14 (1.18%) HP
18 13 (1.10%) F5
18 13 (1.10%) Sophos