Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 59 127
Rank change year-on-year +30 +68 +100
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 679 456 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.90% 4.34% 2.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 42.84% 37.41% 25.92%
Number of salaries quoted 531 303 199
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,974
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.33% -16.24%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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 1,585 1,219 868
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.12% 11.61% 8.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,247 902 704
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £44,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.49% +11.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +23 303 £52,500 +5.00% 43
Coventry +13 121 £50,000 +17.65% 14
Warwickshire +48 94 £35,000 -3.45% 14
Solihull +27 55 £38,000 -10.59% 2
Staffordshire +9 38 £41,000 -15.46% 8
Worcestershire +1 19 £30,000 +2.56% 4
Shropshire +15 13 £70,000 +93.10% 3
Wolverhampton -1 11 £70,000 - 4
Sutton Coldfield +4 6 £42,500 +41.67% 5
Walsall +1 4 £57,500 +82.54% 1
Dudley +11 1 £42,500 +6.25%
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 312 (45.95%) Microsoft
2 232 (34.17%) SQL
3 225 (33.14%) Amazon AWS
4 201 (29.60%) JavaScript
5 190 (27.98%) SQL Server
6 185 (27.25%) C#
7 177 (26.07%) Windows
8 176 (25.92%) Office 365
9 174 (25.63%) .NET
10 163 (24.01%) Agile Software Development
11 147 (21.65%) VMware
12 144 (21.21%) Active Directory
13 139 (20.47%) MVC
14 125 (18.41%) Java
15 122 (17.97%) ITIL
16 115 (16.94%) VMware Infrastructure
17 113 (16.64%) Windows Server
18 105 (15.46%) Presales
19 103 (15.17%) PowerShell
20 101 (14.87%) CSS
21 97 (14.29%) Data Centre
22 95 (13.99%) Hyper-V
23 94 (13.84%) Service Delivery
24 92 (13.55%) HTML
25 89 (13.11%) Puppet
26 86 (12.67%) Docker
27 82 (12.08%) DevOps
28 80 (11.78%) Firewall
29 79 (11.63%) ASP.NET
29 79 (11.63%) Jenkins

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 60 (8.84%) SharePoint
2 59 (8.69%) JBoss
3 38 (5.60%) MS Exchange
4 26 (3.83%) BizTalk Server
5 24 (3.53%) OpenStack
6 22 (3.24%) CMS
7 18 (2.65%) Skype for Business
8 17 (2.50%) Tomcat
9 15 (2.21%) WebSphere
10 14 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
11 12 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (1.62%) IIS
13 9 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 8 (1.18%) Umbraco
15 7 (1.03%) Confluence
15 7 (1.03%) Drupal
15 7 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
15 7 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
16 6 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
17 4 (0.59%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 40 (5.89%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.88%) SPSS
3 5 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.29%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (3.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 225 (33.14%) Amazon AWS
2 176 (25.92%) Office 365
3 79 (11.63%) PaaS
4 75 (11.05%) IaaS
5 33 (4.86%) AWS CloudFormation
6 30 (4.42%) Amazon EC2
6 30 (4.42%) Google Cloud Platform
7 28 (4.12%) Azure Data Factory
7 28 (4.12%) Serverless
8 24 (3.53%) SaaS
9 18 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
9 18 (2.65%) Bluemix
9 18 (2.65%) IBM Cloud
10 11 (1.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 9 (1.33%) Datadog
11 9 (1.33%) GitHub
12 8 (1.18%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 7 (1.03%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 6 (0.88%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.88%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 80 (11.78%) Firewall
2 45 (6.63%) VPN
3 35 (5.15%) WAN
4 29 (4.27%) LAN
5 28 (4.12%) NetScaler
6 26 (3.83%) DNS
7 20 (2.95%) Network Security
8 18 (2.65%) DHCP
8 18 (2.65%) Skype
8 18 (2.65%) TCP/IP
9 15 (2.21%) SAN
10 13 (1.91%) HTTP
11 12 (1.77%) SNMP
12 11 (1.62%) Internet
12 11 (1.62%) VLAN
13 9 (1.33%) 802.11
13 9 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (1.18%) VoIP
15 5 (0.74%) Remote Desktop
15 5 (0.74%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (27.98%) SQL Server
2 49 (7.22%) MongoDB
2 49 (7.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (5.30%) Azure SQL Database
3 36 (5.30%) Power BI
4 35 (5.15%) NoSQL
5 32 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 31 (4.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (3.83%) MySQL
7 26 (3.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 24 (3.53%) Big Data
9 21 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (2.95%) SQL Server 2016
11 17 (2.50%) Relational Database
12 14 (2.06%) Data Lake
13 13 (1.91%) Amazon RDS
14 12 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (1.62%) SQL Server 2014
16 10 (1.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 10 (1.47%) DTS
Development Applications
1 79 (11.63%) Jenkins
2 73 (10.75%) Visual Studio
3 67 (9.87%) Git (software)
4 36 (5.30%) Visual Studio Team System
5 33 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (4.86%) TeamCity
6 20 (2.95%) Maven
6 20 (2.95%) Subversion
7 17 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
8 16 (2.36%) Bitbucket
8 16 (2.36%) NuGet
9 15 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 14 (2.06%) JIRA
11 10 (1.47%) JSUnit
11 10 (1.47%) Selenium
11 10 (1.47%) Vagrant
12 9 (1.33%) Cucumber
13 7 (1.03%) JBehave
13 7 (1.03%) SoapUI
13 7 (1.03%) WebDriver
General
1 70 (10.31%) Finance
2 30 (4.42%) Marketing
3 21 (3.09%) Retail
4 20 (2.95%) Banking
5 18 (2.65%) Advertising
6 12 (1.77%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.62%) Legal
8 10 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.33%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.59%) Publishing
11 3 (0.44%) Games
12 2 (0.29%) Automotive
12 2 (0.29%) Law
13 1 (0.15%) Back Office
13 1 (0.15%) Brand Awareness
13 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 210 (30.93%) Developer
2 110 (16.20%) Architect
3 59 (8.69%) .NET Developer
4 52 (7.66%) DevOps Engineer
5 51 (7.51%) C# Developer
6 49 (7.22%) Consultant
7 47 (6.92%) Solutions Architect
8 44 (6.48%) Java Developer
8 44 (6.48%) Senior Developer
9 37 (5.45%) C# .NET Developer
9 37 (5.45%) SQL Developer
10 34 (5.01%) ASP.NET Developer
11 33 (4.86%) Junior
12 32 (4.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 32 (4.71%) Junior Developer
13 30 (4.42%) Lead Developer
14 28 (4.12%) Cloud Architect
15 27 (3.98%) Analyst
16 25 (3.68%) Technical Manager
17 24 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (25.63%) .NET
2 101 (14.87%) CSS
3 92 (13.55%) HTML
4 79 (11.63%) ASP.NET
5 69 (10.16%) AngularJS
6 60 (8.84%) REST
7 59 (8.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 58 (8.54%) Spring
9 54 (7.95%) ASP.NET Web API
10 53 (7.81%) SOAP
11 51 (7.51%) Hibernate
12 50 (7.36%) .NET Framework
13 46 (6.77%) J2EE
14 42 (6.19%) Spring MVC
15 40 (5.89%) Entity Framework
16 39 (5.74%) JPA
16 39 (5.74%) Web Services
17 33 (4.86%) Node.js
18 28 (4.12%) WCF
19 26 (3.83%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 97 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 52 (7.66%) Public Cloud
3 36 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (4.12%) Computer Science
5 27 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (3.68%) User Experience
7 23 (3.39%) Management Information System
8 14 (2.06%) Driving Licence
8 14 (2.06%) Mobile App
9 13 (1.91%) Enterprise Storage
9 13 (1.91%) Robotics
10 12 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
11 10 (1.47%) CMDB
12 9 (1.33%) Clustering
13 7 (1.03%) Fintech
13 7 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (0.88%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.88%) Social Media
15 5 (0.74%) Blackberry
16 4 (0.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 177 (26.07%) Windows
2 113 (16.64%) Windows Server
3 72 (10.60%) Linux
4 47 (6.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (5.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (3.53%) Android
6 24 (3.53%) Apple iOS
6 24 (3.53%) Windows 10
7 19 (2.80%) Unix
8 7 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.74%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.74%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.59%) CentOS
10 4 (0.59%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.59%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.29%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (24.01%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (20.47%) MVC
3 122 (17.97%) ITIL
4 105 (15.46%) Presales
5 94 (13.84%) Service Delivery
6 82 (12.08%) DevOps
7 78 (11.49%) Test Automation
8 75 (11.05%) Project Management
8 75 (11.05%) Scrum
9 59 (8.69%) Analytics
10 56 (8.25%) Line Management
11 53 (7.81%) SDLC
12 52 (7.66%) Migration
13 49 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
14 47 (6.92%) Software Engineering
15 46 (6.77%) Mentoring
16 43 (6.33%) Service Management
16 43 (6.33%) Time Management
17 41 (6.04%) Change Management
18 39 (5.74%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 232 (34.17%) SQL
2 201 (29.60%) JavaScript
3 185 (27.25%) C#
4 125 (18.41%) Java
5 103 (15.17%) PowerShell
6 76 (11.19%) Python
7 41 (6.04%) T-SQL
8 31 (4.57%) PHP
8 31 (4.57%) Ruby
9 27 (3.98%) Perl
10 25 (3.68%) Bash Shell
11 21 (3.09%) VBScript
12 14 (2.06%) VB.NET
13 13 (1.91%) R
14 11 (1.62%) C
14 11 (1.62%) VB
15 9 (1.33%) Lua
15 9 (1.33%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.33%) XPath
16 7 (1.03%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 51 (7.51%) Degree
2 38 (5.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (4.71%) MCSE
4 31 (4.57%) Security Cleared
5 30 (4.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 22 (3.24%) MCP
7 16 (2.36%) MCSA
8 15 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (2.06%) Citrix Certification
10 13 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (1.33%) CHECK Team Leader
11 9 (1.33%) CHECK Team Member
11 9 (1.33%) OSCP
12 8 (1.18%) CCNP
12 8 (1.18%) OCP
12 8 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
13 7 (1.03%) DBS Check
14 6 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 5 (0.74%) CCNA
15 5 (0.74%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.57%) QA
2 17 (2.50%) SLA
3 10 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.59%) PMO
5 3 (0.44%) COBIT
5 3 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.15%) GCP
6 1 (0.15%) GDPR
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 144 (21.21%) Active Directory
2 115 (16.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (13.99%) Hyper-V
4 86 (12.67%) Docker
5 32 (4.71%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (2.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 19 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (2.65%) XenApp
9 17 (2.50%) XenDesktop
10 7 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.59%) HDFS
11 4 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.59%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.44%) vSphere
13 2 (0.29%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.29%) Squid
13 2 (0.29%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 89 (13.11%) Puppet
2 69 (10.16%) Opscode Chef
3 60 (8.84%) Ansible
4 32 (4.71%) SCVMM
5 31 (4.57%) SCCM
6 24 (3.53%) SCOM
6 24 (3.53%) Terraform
7 23 (3.39%) Kubernetes
8 20 (2.95%) Microsoft Intune
9 17 (2.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 16 (2.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 15 (2.21%) SCOrch
12 14 (2.06%) Docker Swarm
13 12 (1.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 11 (1.62%) Packer
14 11 (1.62%) Salt
14 11 (1.62%) WSUS
15 7 (1.03%) Capistrano
15 7 (1.03%) Pingdom
16 6 (0.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 312 (45.95%) Microsoft
2 147 (21.65%) VMware
3 77 (11.34%) Oracle
4 75 (11.05%) Citrix
5 43 (6.33%) IBM
6 35 (5.15%) NetApp
7 34 (5.01%) Google
8 28 (4.12%) BMC
9 22 (3.24%) Cisco
10 21 (3.09%) HP
11 20 (2.95%) Dell
12 16 (2.36%) Capita
12 16 (2.36%) Sitecore
12 16 (2.36%) Xamarin
13 15 (2.21%) Apple
14 13 (1.91%) EqualLogic
14 13 (1.91%) Juniper
15 12 (1.77%) F5
16 11 (1.62%) ServiceNow
16 11 (1.62%) Veeam