Period
to 18 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 6 months to 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 28 70
Rank change year-on-year +9 +42 +82
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 795 737 433
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.02% 7.39% 3.66%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.53% 48.11% 37.72%
Number of salaries quoted 657 671 314
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £44,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,989 £27,250 £28,325
90th Percentile £80,000 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +10.53%

Microsoft 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 1,746 1,532 1,148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.82% 15.36% 9.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,389 1,278 832
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £25,400 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £66,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +1.96% +7.37%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in the West Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Microsoft Azure in the West Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Azure in the West Midlands

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 September 2018. 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 +6 445 £52,500 +10.53% 64
Staffordshire +51 76 £45,000 +22.45% 10
Coventry +3 53 £47,500 -5.00% 14
Shropshire +12 42 £57,500 +4.55% 11
Worcestershire -2 35 £51,500 +37.33% 5
Solihull +15 32 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Warwickshire -30 25 £42,500 +32.81% 12
Herefordshire 0 14 £57,500 +53.33% 4
Sutton Coldfield - 13 £40,000 - 3
Wolverhampton +2 10 £42,500 +8.97%
Walsall +1 1 - -
Stourbridge - 1 £85,000 -
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure.

1 427 (53.71%) Microsoft
2 286 (35.97%) .NET
3 281 (35.35%) C#
4 271 (34.09%) Amazon AWS
5 264 (33.21%) SQL
6 235 (29.56%) Agile Software Development
7 219 (27.55%) SQL Server
8 183 (23.02%) Windows
8 183 (23.02%) Office 365
9 160 (20.13%) JavaScript
10 146 (18.36%) Active Directory
11 123 (15.47%) VMware
12 121 (15.22%) DevOps
13 116 (14.59%) MVC
14 108 (13.58%) PaaS
14 108 (13.58%) Continuous Integration
15 106 (13.33%) ASP.NET
16 104 (13.08%) Java
16 104 (13.08%) Presales
17 102 (12.83%) Windows Server
18 101 (12.70%) ASP.NET Web API
19 98 (12.33%) Software Engineering
20 92 (11.57%) VMware Infrastructure
21 91 (11.45%) Microservices
22 89 (11.19%) T-SQL
22 89 (11.19%) Finance
23 86 (10.82%) Python
23 86 (10.82%) Business Intelligence
24 85 (10.69%) Git (software)
25 84 (10.57%) Data Centre

Microsoft 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 78 (9.81%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.89%) MS Exchange
3 21 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (2.14%) CMS
5 11 (1.38%) Apache
6 9 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (1.13%) Joomla!
7 8 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (1.01%) Skype for Business
7 8 (1.01%) Umbraco
8 7 (0.88%) IIS
9 6 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.50%) Drupal
10 4 (0.50%) eZ Publish
10 4 (0.50%) JBoss
10 4 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.38%) Anypoint
11 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (4.53%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (2.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.88%) Maya
5 3 (0.38%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.38%) Moqups
5 3 (0.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.50%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.38%) SAP ECC
3 3 (0.38%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.25%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 271 (34.09%) Amazon AWS
2 183 (23.02%) Office 365
3 108 (13.58%) PaaS
4 83 (10.44%) IaaS
5 75 (9.43%) SaaS
6 66 (8.30%) Serverless
7 35 (4.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 32 (4.03%) Azure Active Directory
9 29 (3.65%) Amazon EC2
9 29 (3.65%) Cloud Computing
10 27 (3.40%) Amazon S3
10 27 (3.40%) Azure Data Factory
11 21 (2.64%) AWS CloudFormation
12 20 (2.52%) Amazon SQS
12 20 (2.52%) AWS Lambda
13 15 (1.89%) Amazon EMR
13 15 (1.89%) Amazon Kinesis
14 14 (1.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 14 (1.76%) Dynamics 365
15 11 (1.38%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 73 (9.18%) Firewall
2 51 (6.42%) DNS
2 51 (6.42%) Network Security
3 37 (4.65%) VPN
4 36 (4.53%) WAN
5 31 (3.90%) DHCP
6 26 (3.27%) LAN
7 24 (3.02%) Internet
7 24 (3.02%) SAN
8 23 (2.89%) VLAN
9 22 (2.77%) Wireless
10 17 (2.14%) MPLS
11 15 (1.89%) Skype
12 12 (1.51%) Cisco Wireless
12 12 (1.51%) Intrusion Detection
13 11 (1.38%) Cisco Firepower
13 11 (1.38%) OSPF
13 11 (1.38%) Remote Desktop
13 11 (1.38%) TACACS
14 10 (1.26%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (27.55%) SQL Server
2 75 (9.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 68 (8.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 62 (7.80%) Relational Database
5 60 (7.55%) Power BI
6 58 (7.30%) Azure SQL Database
7 55 (6.92%) NoSQL
8 42 (5.28%) Data Warehouse
9 40 (5.03%) Cosmos DB
10 38 (4.78%) MongoDB
11 29 (3.65%) Data Lake
11 29 (3.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 28 (3.52%) Big Data
13 27 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
14 26 (3.27%) Amazon RDS
15 22 (2.77%) RDBMS
16 21 (2.64%) Hadoop
16 21 (2.64%) SQL Server 2014
17 18 (2.26%) QlikView
18 17 (2.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 85 (10.69%) Git (software)
2 64 (8.05%) Visual Studio
3 53 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 45 (5.66%) Visual Studio Team System
5 35 (4.40%) TeamCity
6 31 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (3.02%) Octopus Deploy
8 17 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 17 (2.14%) Hudson
9 15 (1.89%) Maven
10 14 (1.76%) Vagrant
11 12 (1.51%) Subversion
12 11 (1.38%) JIRA
12 11 (1.38%) Selenium
13 8 (1.01%) NUnit
14 6 (0.75%) NSubstitute
14 6 (0.75%) SonarQube
15 5 (0.63%) CircleCI
15 5 (0.63%) Codeship
15 5 (0.63%) Jasmine
General
1 89 (11.19%) Finance
2 47 (5.91%) Retail
3 41 (5.16%) Marketing
4 29 (3.65%) Advertising
5 16 (2.01%) Legal
6 10 (1.26%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.88%) Automotive
8 5 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.63%) Games
9 4 (0.50%) Banking
9 4 (0.50%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.25%) Law
11 1 (0.13%) Billing
11 1 (0.13%) Electronics
11 1 (0.13%) French Language
11 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 228 (28.68%) Developer
2 154 (19.37%) Architect
3 89 (11.19%) .NET Developer
4 75 (9.43%) Solutions Architect
5 67 (8.43%) C# Developer
6 62 (7.80%) Consultant
7 59 (7.42%) DevOps Engineer
8 58 (7.30%) Software Engineer
9 54 (6.79%) C# .NET Developer
10 48 (6.04%) Software Developer
11 47 (5.91%) Senior Developer
12 46 (5.79%) Cloud Architect
12 46 (5.79%) Technical Architect
13 33 (4.15%) Team Leader
14 31 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 27 (3.40%) ASP.NET Developer
15 27 (3.40%) C# Software Engineer
15 27 (3.40%) Cloud Solutions Architect
15 27 (3.40%) Java Developer
16 26 (3.27%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (35.97%) .NET
2 106 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 101 (12.70%) ASP.NET Web API
4 77 (9.69%) .NET Framework
5 75 (9.43%) HTML
6 70 (8.81%) ASP.NET MVC
7 68 (8.55%) AngularJS
8 60 (7.55%) Web Services
9 59 (7.42%) Entity Framework
10 53 (6.67%) CSS
11 41 (5.16%) JSON
11 41 (5.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 39 (4.91%) RESTful
13 37 (4.65%) React
14 36 (4.53%) HTML5
14 36 (4.53%) KnockoutJS
15 27 (3.40%) REST
15 27 (3.40%) WCF
16 26 (3.27%) jQuery
16 26 (3.27%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 84 (10.57%) Data Centre
2 62 (7.80%) Self-Motivation
3 46 (5.79%) Public Cloud
4 45 (5.66%) Greenfield Project
5 42 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
6 37 (4.65%) Mobile App
7 31 (3.90%) Computer Science
8 23 (2.89%) Driving Licence
8 23 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (2.64%) User Experience
10 18 (2.26%) Management Information System
11 16 (2.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 16 (2.01%) NHS
11 16 (2.01%) Private Cloud
12 15 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (1.38%) Clustering
13 11 (1.38%) Replication
14 9 (1.13%) Fat Client
14 9 (1.13%) Thin Client
15 8 (1.01%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 183 (23.02%) Windows
2 102 (12.83%) Windows Server
3 54 (6.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (6.54%) Linux
5 51 (6.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (3.14%) Windows 7
7 22 (2.77%) Windows 8
8 15 (1.89%) Windows 10
9 14 (1.76%) Mac OS X
10 13 (1.64%) Android
10 13 (1.64%) Unix
11 12 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (1.01%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.38%) CentOS
13 3 (0.38%) HPUX
13 3 (0.38%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.25%) DC/OS
14 2 (0.25%) VMS
15 1 (0.13%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (29.56%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (15.22%) DevOps
3 116 (14.59%) MVC
4 108 (13.58%) Continuous Integration
5 104 (13.08%) Presales
6 98 (12.33%) Software Engineering
7 91 (11.45%) Microservices
8 86 (10.82%) Business Intelligence
9 83 (10.44%) Scrum
10 82 (10.31%) Project Management
11 80 (10.06%) TDD
12 75 (9.43%) ITIL
13 59 (7.42%) Analytics
13 59 (7.42%) Migration
14 56 (7.04%) Open Source
15 55 (6.92%) Problem-Solving
16 53 (6.67%) Service Delivery
17 52 (6.54%) Web Development
18 50 (6.29%) Test Automation
19 49 (6.16%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 281 (35.35%) C#
2 264 (33.21%) SQL
3 160 (20.13%) JavaScript
4 104 (13.08%) Java
5 89 (11.19%) T-SQL
6 86 (10.82%) Python
7 60 (7.55%) PowerShell
8 34 (4.28%) Go
9 32 (4.03%) PHP
10 27 (3.40%) Ruby
11 22 (2.77%) Scala
12 20 (2.52%) Bash Shell
12 20 (2.52%) Perl
13 19 (2.39%) C
14 15 (1.89%) Java 8
15 12 (1.51%) VB.NET
16 11 (1.38%) Shell Script
17 10 (1.26%) PL/SQL
17 10 (1.26%) U-SQL
18 9 (1.13%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 80 (10.06%) Degree
2 78 (9.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 68 (8.55%) MCSE
4 64 (8.05%) Security Cleared
5 33 (4.15%) MCSA
6 30 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (3.52%) CCNP
7 28 (3.52%) Computer Science Degree
7 28 (3.52%) MCP
8 22 (2.77%) SC Cleared
9 21 (2.64%) CISSP
10 19 (2.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (2.01%) CISM
11 16 (2.01%) MCITP
12 13 (1.64%) Master's Degree
13 9 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (1.01%) CCNA
15 7 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 6 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
16 6 (0.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (4.78%) GDPR
3 26 (3.27%) SLA
4 17 (2.14%) GCP
5 9 (1.13%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.75%) QA
8 3 (0.38%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.38%) PMO
9 1 (0.13%) COBIT
9 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.13%) IASME
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 146 (18.36%) Active Directory
2 92 (11.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (8.81%) Docker
4 69 (8.68%) Hyper-V
5 26 (3.27%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (1.64%) vSphere
6 13 (1.64%) XenApp
7 12 (1.51%) XenDesktop
8 11 (1.38%) HDFS
9 8 (1.01%) Forefront TMG
9 8 (1.01%) Terminal Services
9 8 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.01%) VMware NSX
10 7 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.38%) XenServer
14 2 (0.25%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 56 (7.04%) Ansible
2 47 (5.91%) Opscode Chef
2 47 (5.91%) Puppet
3 46 (5.79%) Kubernetes
4 36 (4.53%) Terraform
5 35 (4.40%) SCCM
6 27 (3.40%) Docker Swarm
7 20 (2.52%) Salt
8 17 (2.14%) Grafana
8 17 (2.14%) Graphite
8 17 (2.14%) Nagios
8 17 (2.14%) Opsview
8 17 (2.14%) WSUS
9 15 (1.89%) Consul
9 15 (1.89%) ZABBIX
10 14 (1.76%) Packer
11 11 (1.38%) QRadar
11 11 (1.38%) SCVMM
11 11 (1.38%) WhatsUp Gold
12 9 (1.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 427 (53.71%) Microsoft
2 123 (15.47%) VMware
3 84 (10.57%) Xamarin
4 68 (8.55%) Citrix
5 57 (7.17%) Cisco
6 40 (5.03%) HP
7 34 (4.28%) Tableau
8 31 (3.90%) NetApp
9 27 (3.40%) Oracle
10 26 (3.27%) Google
11 20 (2.52%) F5
12 19 (2.39%) IBM
13 18 (2.26%) SolarWinds
14 17 (2.14%) Meraki
15 16 (2.01%) CheckPoint
15 16 (2.01%) Dell
15 16 (2.01%) Remedy
16 14 (1.76%) Nimble Storage
17 13 (1.64%) Cognos
17 13 (1.64%) Informatica