Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > West Midlands
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 10 25
Rank change year-on-year +5 +15 +37
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,094 1,058 732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.99% 13.29% 7.44%
As % of the Cloud Services category 55.00% 56.19% 42.26%
Number of salaries quoted 998 784 559
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,975
90th Percentile £80,000 £83,375 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £53,500
% change year-on-year - +7.48% +4.28%

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 1,989 1,883 1,732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.89% 23.66% 17.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,726 1,419 1,351
West Midlands median annual salary £48,300 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.33% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +2 524 £55,000 - 125
Solihull +3 101 £45,000 -25.00% 19
Coventry +18 99 £50,000 -13.04% 20
Worcestershire +12 80 £35,000 +6.06% 22
Warwickshire -6 64 £51,500 +14.44% 17
Walsall +12 48 £50,000 +8.11% 1
Staffordshire -10 41 £35,000 -12.50% 26
Herefordshire +10 38 £50,000 -41.18% 15
Shropshire -6 15 £70,000 +36.59% 23
West Bromwich - 5 £40,000 -
Sutton Coldfield +16 4 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Dudley +3 3 £32,500 +30.00%
Wolverhampton +2 3 £75,000 +188.46% 7
Stourbridge - 1 £75,000 -
Smethwick - 1 £25,500 -
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 484 (44.24%) Microsoft
2 391 (35.74%) AWS
3 348 (31.81%) Agile Software Development
4 340 (31.08%) C#
5 329 (30.07%) DevOps
6 305 (27.88%) SQL
7 303 (27.70%) .NET
8 252 (23.03%) Windows
9 241 (22.03%) Office 365
10 230 (21.02%) SQL Server
11 202 (18.46%) JavaScript
12 195 (17.82%) Active Directory
13 182 (16.64%) VMware
14 168 (15.36%) PowerShell
15 150 (13.71%) ASP.NET
16 144 (13.16%) Finance
17 137 (12.52%) Hyper-V
18 134 (12.25%) CSS
19 133 (12.16%) Windows Server
20 130 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure
21 129 (11.79%) Git (software)
22 124 (11.33%) Docker
23 122 (11.15%) ITIL
24 120 (10.97%) HTML
25 117 (10.69%) Firewall
26 112 (10.24%) Microservices
26 112 (10.24%) PaaS
27 111 (10.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 104 (9.51%) Software Engineering
29 103 (9.41%) IaaS

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 74 (6.76%) MS Exchange
2 60 (5.48%) SharePoint
3 36 (3.29%) IIS
4 21 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
5 20 (1.83%) SAS
6 14 (1.28%) Skype for Business
7 13 (1.19%) CMS
8 12 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (0.82%) TPMS
10 8 (0.73%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.55%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.46%) Confluence
13 4 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
14 3 (0.27%) Apache
14 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
15 2 (0.18%) Apache Solr
15 2 (0.18%) EPiServer
Applications
1 38 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.46%) Chatbot
2 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.18%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 17 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.18%) OpenCart
6 2 (0.18%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.091%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.091%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 391 (35.74%) AWS
2 241 (22.03%) Office 365
3 112 (10.24%) PaaS
4 103 (9.41%) IaaS
5 87 (7.95%) Power Platform
6 84 (7.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 57 (5.21%) GCP
8 53 (4.84%) SaaS
9 38 (3.47%) Dynamics 365
10 31 (2.83%) GitHub
11 30 (2.74%) Serverless
12 29 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
13 27 (2.47%) Amazon S3
14 26 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
15 25 (2.29%) Azure Data Factory
15 25 (2.29%) OneDrive
16 20 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
17 19 (1.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 18 (1.65%) PowerApps
19 16 (1.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 117 (10.69%) Firewall
2 69 (6.31%) DHCP
3 59 (5.39%) DNS
4 40 (3.66%) VPN
5 36 (3.29%) SAN
6 33 (3.02%) WAN
7 31 (2.83%) LAN
8 30 (2.74%) TCP/IP
8 30 (2.74%) VLAN
9 24 (2.19%) Wireless
10 21 (1.92%) Internet
11 20 (1.83%) Intrusion Detection
11 20 (1.83%) NAS
12 18 (1.65%) iSCSI
13 14 (1.28%) Skype
14 9 (0.82%) Network Security
14 9 (0.82%) SSL
15 8 (0.73%) Fibre Channel
15 8 (0.73%) HTTPS
15 8 (0.73%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (21.02%) SQL Server
2 75 (6.86%) Power BI
3 60 (5.48%) Azure SQL Database
3 60 (5.48%) NoSQL
4 52 (4.75%) Data Warehouse
5 47 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 34 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 32 (2.93%) Amazon RDS
8 29 (2.65%) Big Data
8 29 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 27 (2.47%) MongoDB
10 24 (2.19%) Hadoop
10 24 (2.19%) Relational Database
11 21 (1.92%) MySQL
12 18 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 12 (1.10%) Amazon Redshift
13 12 (1.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 11 (1.01%) Pentaho
15 10 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 10 (0.91%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 129 (11.79%) Git (software)
2 60 (5.48%) Jenkins
3 49 (4.48%) Octopus Deploy
4 32 (2.93%) JIRA
4 32 (2.93%) Visual Studio Team System
5 31 (2.83%) MSTest
5 31 (2.83%) Visual Studio
6 29 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (2.47%) Maven
8 25 (2.29%) GitLab
9 20 (1.83%) Selenium
10 15 (1.37%) Bitbucket
11 13 (1.19%) JMeter
12 12 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (0.91%) Artifactory
13 10 (0.91%) Log4Net
13 10 (0.91%) Postman
14 9 (0.82%) TeamCity
15 8 (0.73%) Subversion
16 6 (0.55%) JUnit
General
1 144 (13.16%) Finance
2 51 (4.66%) Public Sector
3 43 (3.93%) Retail
4 28 (2.56%) Games
5 18 (1.65%) Automotive
6 16 (1.46%) Advertising
7 11 (1.01%) Marketing
8 10 (0.91%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.64%) Billing
9 7 (0.64%) Legal
10 4 (0.37%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.37%) Law
11 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.27%) Banking
11 3 (0.27%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.18%) Local Government
13 1 (0.091%) Back Office
13 1 (0.091%) Housing Association
13 1 (0.091%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 257 (23.49%) Developer
2 157 (14.35%) Architect
3 104 (9.51%) .NET Developer
4 88 (8.04%) Cloud Engineer
5 86 (7.86%) Senior Developer
6 81 (7.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 79 (7.22%) Azure Engineer
8 74 (6.76%) DevOps Engineer
9 57 (5.21%) Software Engineer
10 56 (5.12%) Solutions Architect
11 52 (4.75%) C# Developer
12 48 (4.39%) Analyst
13 47 (4.30%) Consultant
14 45 (4.11%) Software Developer
15 44 (4.02%) C# .NET Developer
16 38 (3.47%) Senior .NET Developer
17 36 (3.29%) Cloud Architect
17 36 (3.29%) Junior
18 34 (3.11%) Platform Engineer
18 34 (3.11%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (27.70%) .NET
2 150 (13.71%) ASP.NET
3 134 (12.25%) CSS
4 120 (10.97%) HTML
5 96 (8.78%) .NET Core
6 81 (7.40%) .NET Framework
7 77 (7.04%) ASP.NET Web API
8 72 (6.58%) AngularJS
9 70 (6.40%) REST
10 68 (6.22%) Web Services
11 55 (5.03%) jQuery
12 48 (4.39%) React
13 46 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC
14 43 (3.93%) Node.js
15 42 (3.84%) JSON
16 39 (3.56%) KnockoutJS
17 34 (3.11%) ASP.NET Core
18 33 (3.02%) SOAP
19 31 (2.83%) Entity Framework
20 24 (2.19%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 101 (9.23%) Public Cloud
2 84 (7.68%) Data Centre
3 72 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
4 66 (6.03%) Self-Motivation
5 43 (3.93%) User Experience
6 39 (3.56%) Private Cloud
7 38 (3.47%) Hybrid Cloud
8 34 (3.11%) Management Information System
9 28 (2.56%) Mobile App
10 26 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
11 24 (2.19%) Enterprise Storage
12 17 (1.55%) Driving Licence
12 17 (1.55%) SCADA
13 16 (1.46%) Clustering
13 16 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.28%) Data Structures
15 13 (1.19%) Replication
16 12 (1.10%) Device Driver
17 10 (0.91%) Enterprise Cloud
18 8 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 252 (23.03%) Windows
2 133 (12.16%) Windows Server
3 87 (7.95%) Linux
4 49 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (4.11%) Windows 10
6 21 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (1.37%) CentOS
8 15 (1.37%) Unix
9 11 (1.01%) VMS
10 8 (0.73%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.55%) Android
11 6 (0.55%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.37%) Kali Linux
13 3 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.27%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.18%) Debian
14 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (31.81%) Agile Software Development
2 329 (30.07%) DevOps
3 122 (11.15%) ITIL
4 112 (10.24%) Microservices
5 111 (10.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 104 (9.51%) Software Engineering
7 102 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
8 99 (9.05%) Mentoring
9 93 (8.50%) MVC
10 82 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
10 82 (7.50%) TDD
11 80 (7.31%) Continuous Integration
12 73 (6.67%) Scrum
13 71 (6.49%) Migration
13 71 (6.49%) Presales
14 62 (5.67%) Analytics
14 62 (5.67%) Project Management
15 60 (5.48%) Infrastructure as Code
16 57 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
16 57 (5.21%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 340 (31.08%) C#
2 305 (27.88%) SQL
3 202 (18.46%) JavaScript
4 168 (15.36%) PowerShell
5 86 (7.86%) Java
6 78 (7.13%) Python
7 34 (3.11%) Bash Shell
8 27 (2.47%) TypeScript
9 24 (2.19%) C
10 22 (2.01%) T-SQL
11 18 (1.65%) Ruby
12 14 (1.28%) C++
13 11 (1.01%) Shell Script
14 10 (0.91%) PL/SQL
14 10 (0.91%) VBScript
15 8 (0.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 8 (0.73%) Go
15 8 (0.73%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.64%) Perl
17 6 (0.55%) X++
Qualifications
1 76 (6.95%) Degree
2 49 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (2.65%) MCSE
4 24 (2.19%) MCSA
5 20 (1.83%) HND
6 18 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (1.37%) Security Cleared
8 14 (1.28%) CCNA
9 12 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (1.10%) SC Cleared
10 11 (1.01%) CISSP
11 10 (0.91%) CCNP
12 9 (0.82%) AWS Certification
13 7 (0.64%) ISTQB
14 6 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (0.46%) CISM
15 5 (0.46%) DBS Check
15 5 (0.46%) SANS
15 5 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 4 (0.37%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (2.93%) QA
3 26 (2.38%) SLA
4 14 (1.28%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.91%) GDPR
6 9 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (0.73%) BS25999
8 6 (0.55%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.27%) NIST
11 2 (0.18%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.091%) COBIT
12 1 (0.091%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.091%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.091%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.091%) NCSC
12 1 (0.091%) PMO
12 1 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 195 (17.82%) Active Directory
2 137 (12.52%) Hyper-V
3 130 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 124 (11.33%) Docker
5 27 (2.47%) XenApp
6 25 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
7 23 (2.10%) XenDesktop
8 14 (1.28%) BitLocker
9 10 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (0.82%) NFS
10 9 (0.82%) vCloud
10 9 (0.82%) vSphere
11 6 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.27%) Firmware
13 2 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.18%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.18%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 76 (6.95%) Terraform
2 74 (6.76%) Kubernetes
3 54 (4.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 53 (4.84%) Ansible
5 36 (3.29%) Puppet
6 32 (2.93%) SCCM
7 21 (1.92%) SCOM
8 20 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
9 18 (1.65%) Backup Exec
9 18 (1.65%) Docker Swarm
10 16 (1.46%) Packer
11 12 (1.10%) Consul
11 12 (1.10%) Grafana
12 11 (1.01%) Graphite
12 11 (1.01%) Prometheus
12 11 (1.01%) vCenter Server
13 10 (0.91%) WSUS
14 9 (0.82%) AirWatch
15 8 (0.73%) Rancher
16 6 (0.55%) Kibana
Vendors
1 484 (44.24%) Microsoft
2 182 (16.64%) VMware
3 97 (8.87%) Cisco
4 81 (7.40%) Citrix
5 59 (5.39%) Oracle
6 42 (3.84%) NetApp
7 39 (3.56%) Google
8 26 (2.38%) Dell
9 24 (2.19%) HP
10 23 (2.10%) ServiceNow
11 21 (1.92%) SolarWinds
12 18 (1.65%) IBM
13 17 (1.55%) EqualLogic
13 17 (1.55%) Meraki
14 15 (1.37%) Veeam
15 14 (1.28%) New Relic
16 12 (1.10%) Palo Alto
16 12 (1.10%) Tableau
17 11 (1.01%) Cloudera
17 11 (1.01%) Dynatrace